I'm always searching for ideas on how to decorate my home. Ever since I moved in it has been 'stuffed' with Ikea furniture. And almost everything is white, but this I like. It's white but not sterile and to me feels homie which is a def must. And I really like light, especially natural light. I'm a sucker for homes with nice big (huuuge) windows. Anyway, I do really want to change some of the Ikea stuff for more original pieces. For instance the coffee table. This old boy really needs some replacement, but we just can't seem to find the perfect match. So the search continues... If you have any tips? Please let me know!
While browsing the web I found this editorial of photographer Pia Ulin for the Elle Interior. I love the lighting, how they use black and white, old and new and it still looks and feels like home. I love it! Effortless chic home decorating I might say.
I'm turning 28 today, 28! My god, time flies when you're having fun, no? I celebrated last weekend so already stuffed my face with cupcakes, indulged on some alcoholic beverages and had loads of fun with my friends and family. Today is 'just another day at the office' topped off with a nice birthday dinner with the man (I might just squeeze in some pie too).
A couple of months ago my friend introduced me to Tinder, an app where you can meet all single men (in my case) nearby. I thought, wow they make life so easy these days. After years being of the market this must be the perfect platform for me. I totally forgot how dating works. I prefer men in bars just to wear a cardboard around their neck with: "Hi I'm single! Wanna drink?" That is actually what Tinder does for you and the good thing is that it's confidential. Besides your name, age and some pictures they don't know anything about you.
Our generation of girls was already prepared for a app like Tinder because we used to play "Dream Phone" while we were younger. A board game where you had to call fictive 'handsome' American guys with baby faces. Tinder is actually kind of board game as well or should I say a washboard game because come on, it's not about your all-so-great personality it's just a meat inspection and we girls are really picky. A guy needs to have the perfect hight, the perfect haircut, the perfect clothes/ shoes, can't be fat but definitely not to skinny, not to sportive or to lazy and in that overview from 5 pictures he needs to show us that he has a great life. Easier said then done because perfect and great are of course really subjective so you guys have to play it smart.
Here are some don'ts for you Tinder guys:
Never add a photo with another girl. We think it's you girlfriend and that means that you're able to cheat.
Don't add a photo from you and a baby. Even not when it's your cute, little cousin. Girls my age don't do guys with babies. We like to spend our Saturday afternoons drunk in a lunchroom instead of a playground.
If you're sportive just put one photo at your account doing for example kitesurfing. If you add more we think you would like us to join you while the reason we girls do sport is only because there are 1) hot men at the gym; 2) cute sport outfits; 3) the only way of trying to keep some balance between hangovers and healthy life but we definitely don't go for fun.
Don't show of your body to much even though it's pretty. We like to find out for ourselves
What we all notice is that most of the men wear sunglasses on the pictures. A person looks better with sunnies and a tanned skin but without you can look totally different. So if you want to avoid the "sorry-something- really-bad-happened-call" at your first date just show us some eyes.
And then last but not least, delete your stunning, hot friend from your profile picture. It's such a disappointment when we slide through your pictures and find out that you're just the 'other' guy, bummer!
Tinder is just for fun but we will never find there real, redicilous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-eachother-love. Not even in your wildest imagination. Tinder dudes are more comparable to milk, they have a an expiration date. Once they become sour you tossed them away and grab a fresh one.
Well good luck to all you Tinder guys, play on players.