Must-Have CTBs

C O F F E E. It wakes you up, it keeps you warm and cozy, gives you energy. You’ve got to love coffee. So much for the drink. Even more enjoyable is a cup of coffee (or tea) with the right book on your hands. With Christmas coming around the corner faster than I expected it, I am in need of getting some presents for the family and close friends. Personally, I love gifting what I love myself. This may sound egoistic, but I can’t really give when I am not convinced of it myself. Of course, everyone has their own taste. And most obviously, I will not try and push what I think is best onto other people. Yet, it helps to love the presents, too. The worst, however, is when shopping and suddenly finding a million things that would perfectly work for my own home. Does that ever happen to anyone else? I’ve been looking at a few coffee table books (hence, CTBs) recently and almost ended up shopping for myself again – rather than for others. Anyhow. Here are some coffee table book ideas if you are still looking for a small something to brighten up a loved ones’ face over the holiday season.

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Find book 1 here, book 2 here, book 3 here, book 4 here, and book 5 here.

I already have books 2 and 3 – though surely am looking at getting my hands on the other three, too. I am especially interested in number 5, though also love the photography of Peter Lindbergh. Likewise, Kelly Hoppen has an amazing eye for interior and I understand she gives amazing insights into the industry and how to achieve and make the house of your dreams. Do you have a CTB that you can’t live without?

Creating my creative space

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend so far – and a great week, of course! I’m still not a 100% fit and stayed home most of the weekend to get healthy faster. When I’m home that much I normally get completely cracked. I can’t just sit there and wait and hope to be fit again by monday. Instead, I looked at my workroom, which I like to call my creative space, and noticed it is far from inspiring me. When I moved in everything just got kinda placed there, you know? Especially my bookshelfs really annoyed me. They were so messy, all books basically just thrown in without any order. I do however like it when things are in order, or semi-order. In fact, I love my books sorted by color. Don’t get me wrong though, my bedroom can easily become a chaos – luckily, a chaos I always have a good overview of.

So this weekend was dedicated to cleaning up my apartment, moving my furniture around and making it a little prettier. I wanted that this-is-home-feeling. I also moved around the sofa in the living room and gave that room a whole new perspective. I think I quite like it though I will test it for a few days now. I flipped one of the bookshelfs over and noticed that I can fit almost all my books in one bookshelf. Ok, I do have some others which were stored somewhere else. I used the other bookshelf to display my photography-books, my fashion books and most importantly: my magazines. Not all, but the most important ones are all sorted by date. I still have quite a bit of reading regarding those – I actually still haven’t had the chance to look into some of the September ones. Now the October ones are covering the rest already.

So I thought I’d share some of that with you. Next I am going to sink into my sofa and start learning a bit. Yep, I though I had left that one behind with Uni. Obviously you never stop learning as such, but studying has really become an effort after one year not doing it haha. I’ve always wanted to dive, so finally I have taken the chance and bought a course: ย I am now learning all the theory parts of becoming an Open Water Diver. How cool is that? Coral reefs – here I come!

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