Thursday, 14 March 2013

Meet The Blogger London

Networking is an important part of blogging. I knew there was a community of bloggers around interiors and design, but I never expected it to be such a lovely and warm community, where everybody takes pleasure out of inspiring each other and sharing their knowledge regardless whether you're a professional or a beginning blogger. Last weekend I attended Meet The Blogger in London and it was great to meet up with all those lovely bloggers. I just cannot tell you how much fun it was! It was fabulous to meet up with familiar faces as well as to be introduced to quite a few new ones.

During the day everyone could attend a number of workshops and I had the pleasure to listen to Yvonne Eijkenduin from Yvestown and Will Taylor from Bright Bazaar. Listening to what they feel made their blogs so successful and learn a trick or two made me want to get back and start working straight away. And it was actually quite nice to hear that it also takes them - the pros - a serious amount of time to put a good post together! That made me feel so much better as I always feel like a slow-coach needing time to learn everything on the go with time being rather precious and often lacking...
I also did a very interesting furniture painting techniques workshop with lovely Louisa Blackmore from West Egg Interiors, as well as a rather well-attended workshop about the art of telling a visual story by photographer Paul Craig.

I'm really determined to learn and use my DSLR camera more now - and bring it into practice..! All in all it was not only a great networking event, but a really stimulating and inspiring one too. I seriously have to consider to attend the next one too, which will be in Amsterdam - oh, what a shame..!! Anyone want to come along?

Lots of love,
Trinske x

Monday, 4 March 2013

Rowen & Wren's new Spring Collection

Did you enjoy the sunshine today? Wasn't it beautiful? It really made me feel like Spring has arrived. And so I wanted to share with you some images of Rowen & Wren's beautiful new Spring Collection. Rowen & Wren is an online company selling gorgeous home accessories and furniture, based in the UK and owned by Lucy Uren and her partner Graham Purdy. A young couple who really seem to know how to do things right! All of their products are carefully selected and beautifully photographed as you'll soon notice when you browse their equally stylish site. They launched their new Spring Collection last week and I'm so pleased that they are now a HKliving stockist! Lucy and her team did a lovely job on photographing their products in a true Rowen & Wren style that I just had to share with you. The bench above is a lovely teak bench by HKliving suitable for outdoor use and below you'll see pictures of the marble breadboards and the wooden plate rack with six wooden plates.

What do you think? Don't these pictures inspire you or rather make you want to hide your credit card...? 

Lots of love,
Trinske x 

All images are courtesy of Rowen & Wren