bits and pieces

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First order of business – you may have noticed that I slightly updated my blog layout. I tend to get bored way too easily and was getting tired of the never ending white, so voila! To some it might not even seem like much of a change, but for a person that usually goes for minimalist themes this patterned background is probably as daring as I'll ever get. Anyway, there's no better way of christening a new layout than with a new post, so here are some random bits and pieces that I've acquired recently:

This laptop support from IKEA has to be either the most pointless or most useful thing I've ever bought. On the one hand it lets me sit comfortably with my Macbook for hours on end, but on the other hand it makes it hard to sit at a real desk and do anything productive! Either way, you've got to admit that extra touches like the handle and detachable pillow make it hard to resist (although I still can't figure out why someone would want to take it travelling).

Also from my trip to IKEA are these RIBBA frames, one for my Kiki print from j-b0x and another for an old drawing of mine. The pug was hidden away in one of my sketchbooks, so rather than keeping it there I thought it deserved to put on display. Even though I'm too busy for it right now lately I've been feeling the urge to flex my drawing muscle again, but it'll happen in due time!

If you follow my Instagram you'd have seen this necklace from Strange Stranger already, which I won via Liss' giveaway. I'm not usually a colour wearer but the Candy Twist design was too cute not to pass up, as was the wooden finish! It really makes me want some more laser cut pieces in my life, even though I'm usually a stickler for subtle, fine jewellery.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things I've bought from Daiso lately, and I'm not proud of it. But come on, how could I resist when they stock stuff like these kawaii page markers? They're even double-sided and have little tails printed on the back, so I'd say it was $2.80 well spent! Whether or not they actually help me get organised is a different story...

Last but not least my mum gave me this Oroton bag that must be ancient, considering the brand hasn't stocked backpacks in a long time! As if I needed any more basic black bags in my collection, but I'm definitely not complaining. The secret back pocket is all a girl could ask for, and I'm looking forward to taking it on many handsfree adventures to come.

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  1. I like the new pattern on your layout. :) You must be in a pattern/colorful mood seeing that Ikea cushion desk has a pretty strong pattern and your desktop is so colorful!

    1. Haha, thanks Joany! In all honesty I would've gone with a completely white one if they had it, but I think the pattern's growing on me :)

  2. Niceee new background on your blog ^_^
    And nice IKEA haul really :P I really loveee
    that laptop support sleeve thingye :o Xx

  3. So many nice purchases! The sticky memos and the necklace are my favourite.

  4. Love the new layout, it's adorable! And that backpack is so cute, I've been looking for a simple and nice one just like that for some time now :)

  5. I love your layout, I wish I knew how to get mine like this!
    I want one of those damn Nav Bars at the top of mine!

    Gorgeous backpack too!

  6. Ooo, that necklace looks so fun and adorable at the same time! You look fabulous with it on!

  7. Your new layout is super cute! The IKEA laptop thing is amazing, I want one - don't know how I missed it when I went last week! Also your pug drawing is super cute, do more and show us :)

  8. Your new layout is adorable! Love the pug drawing and congratulations on winning a giveaway, the necklace is fabulous!

  9. Aww these are a great bundle of joy to get, the necklace you got from the giveaway is adorable. And I love the subtle background your blog has now. It's really cute!

  10. Goodness, I am loving everything about this!! So happy to have found your blog. It's so wonderful

    p.s. I am hosting a fashion giveaway on my blog for Aus+NZ readers. It would be great if you could enter :-)
    p.s.s I am your newest follower on GFC!

  11. Love all your new items! The necklace is cute and LOVE those sticky notes! The new layout is perfect :)

  12. AMAZING!!!!!
    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡
    Do you want to follow each other on instagram? I'm @chicstreetchoc! Thank uuu

  13. I love this blogpost :) And your necklace is incredible :)