20 Instagram accounts you should follow today to inspire you tomorrow

20 Instagram accounts you should follow today to inspire you tomorrow

There’s nothing as tempting as that snooze button the moment the alarm sets off.

But you never actually hear someone saying: “I’m so glad I hit the snooze like 30 times this morning.” Nothing good snoozing ever brought to anyone, yet it still exists. Is there somewhere an evil genius collecting a royalty for her/his invention that’s making the entire world – too late?

According to wonderful lifestyle blogs we follow, number one way to make yourself stop snoozing is to plan a morning activity you enjoy.

After months of planning morning yoga but ending up snoozing, and planning to journal but ending up snoozing, and planning lovely breakfasts but ending up snoozing again, we realized it’s also important to plan a morning activity you really enjoy and not the one you wish you enjoyed.

While we admit scrolling through Instagram feed is not the most mindful way to spend the beginning of your day, we can guarantee it’s the perfect transition from sleepy, lazy self to inspired and energetic better-self.

That’s why we created a collection of 20 of our favorite Instagram accounts. The ones that inspire us every morning to get up and do something just as beautiful. Continue reading “20 Instagram accounts you should follow today to inspire you tomorrow”

5 ways home remodel is just like taking a vacation

5 ways home remodel is just like taking a vacation

Did you know that statistically, twelve out of thirteen people choose a vacation over a home remodel?

It is weird, isn’t it? Also, it is a lie. Or maybe a lucky guess. There’s really no way to know.

However, skipping a vacation to start a remodel makes sense – all of the sudden, you find yourself with an extra amount of money and free time. To successfully finish a remodel, you need both.

But would you give up something you were probably looking forward to for a long period of time, to do something that’s not really enjoyable until it’s over?

While discussing this topic – over the phone, since one of us is on the vacation and the other one is in the middle of a living room remodel (hey, maybe the vacation:remodel ratio is 50:50!) – we came to a conclusion: there’s really no need to choose between a vacation and a remodel, because home remodel is just like (if not better than) taking a vacation.

Now, we can see you, skeptic Reader, shaking your head with disapproval. But bare with us, as we elaborate. Continue reading “5 ways home remodel is just like taking a vacation”

3 signs you might hate your apartment

3 signs you might hate your apartment

Interior decoration became some kind of madness. Have you noticed? Every so often we meet a friend who’s “all stressed out” because she’s just in the middle of her apartment remodel and something went wrong.

You guys, there are people literally fighting with their life partners over a size of a couch. Or feeling unhappy because they can’t decorate or design their apartment in a way they wanted, for whatever reason. At times, we feel like marriage counselors, hearing ourselves saying things like: “Why do you think what you want is more important than what he wants?” Isn’t that just a bit too much?

We too are guilty of this. “Oh, if I only had time and money to create a perfect home workspace, it would be so much easier to work on evenings and weekends.” No, it wouldn’t. But it would be nice to have a perfect workspace, though. It would really be a dream come true.

See how easy it is? It is so easy to convince yourself that you absolutely must at least redecorate, in order to be happy at home.

On the other hand, maybe you really hate your apartment.
Let’s find out. Continue reading “3 signs you might hate your apartment”

Chocolate crinkles

Chocolate crinkles

We LOVE chocolate so, of course, we love all kinds of chocolate cakes and cookies. After our favorite brownie recipe, we decided to share with you one of our all-time Christmas favorite – chocolate crinkles.
It is the week before Christmas and we bet most of you are spending all your spare time in the kitchen baking. If these cookies are not already on your list we suggest putting them in. 🙂 Continue reading “Chocolate crinkles”

2017 free printable calendar

2017 free printable calendar

So, today we’re not going to make you spend more money on cute gifts or spend your well deserved free time on DIY cards. Relax, make some hot chocolate, get cozy and let your printer do all the work.

It’s nearly mid-December and we think this is the best time to start preparing for the next year. For us, the most important New Year’s resolution is to be more organized. As architects, we have that area covered, but as bloggers – not so much. So, instead of doing work, we did something to help us plan to do the work. That’s productive, right?  Continue reading “2017 free printable calendar”

DIY Christmas pop-up cards

DIY Christmas pop-up cards

If you are a fan of DIY and you LOVE Christmas time as much as we do, this is a perfect post for you. Today we will show you how to easily make a pop-up card. You might think: “Why on earth would I make a pop-up card when I can buy any card I want?” Well, we can’t argue that, but we can promise that you will be remembered as the queen/king of Christmas cards. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Continue reading “DIY Christmas pop-up cards”

Christmas gift guide for little architects

Christmas gift guide for little architects

The title should probably be “Christmas gift guide from architects to little ones”. You see, the other day, one of our dearest friends said: “You do understand that it is you who loves that gift, not your toddler niece/nephew?” However, she also believes that children books and toys should show good design as much as they have to have educational content.

For us, rules for choosing toys are the same as for choosing furniture:

  1. Timeless over trendy
  2. Quality materials
  3. High aesthetic value
  4. Inspired, creative ideas that brought old-fashioned item to the next level

Continue reading “Christmas gift guide for little architects”