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  • So much goes into making sure a new style that we want to launch is ready for the light of day. Once we receive sizes back from the pattern grader (who grows and shrinks the pattern to create the different size options) we test the fit by creating samples and trying them on real life humans. I’ll make little tweaks here and there (add more space around the seat, adjust the location of a patch pocket, finalize hem lengths) and the pattern grader makes the changes. It’s a lot of work, but when something launches, we can feel so proud and confident about the work we’ve done. We know that the style will look great across sizes. This is Kaylee in pant 3 from a few months back. We made some tweaks to this size from here, but I still think she looks pretty damn good!
  • So much goes into making sure a new style that we want to launch is ready for the light of day. Once we receive sizes back from the pattern grader (who grows and shrinks the pattern to create the different size options) we test the fit by creating samples and trying them on real life humans. I’ll make little tweaks here and there (add more space around the seat, adjust the location of a patch pocket, finalize hem lengths) and the pattern grader makes the changes. It’s a lot of work, but when something launches, we can feel so proud and confident about the work we’ve done. We know that the style will look great across sizes. This is Kaylee in pant 3 from a few months back. We made some tweaks to this size from here, but I still think she looks pretty damn good!

  •  58  8  16 January, 2020
  • Succulent ombré🌸
  • Succulent ombré🌸

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  • This beauty. I can’t get over how my lovely husband bought this for me. I am always looking for reasons to take it out and explore the world through its lens! 
I started to get into photography more seriously about a year ago and have been really enjoying working on this craft. Started with the @sony a5000 with a kit lens of 16-50mm f3-5.5 and now working with the a6400!! With the amazing 18-135mm 😍
  • This beauty. I can’t get over how my lovely husband bought this for me. I am always looking for reasons to take it out and explore the world through its lens!
    I started to get into photography more seriously about a year ago and have been really enjoying working on this craft. Started with the @sony a5000 with a kit lens of 16-50mm f3-5.5 and now working with the a6400!! With the amazing 18-135mm 😍

  •  20  3  15 January, 2020
  • Godrevy.
#lighthousesofinstagram (New post on my blog which explains my lack of proper Instagram captions if you fancy a read!)
  • Godrevy.
    #lighthousesofinstagram (New post on my blog which explains my lack of proper Instagram captions if you fancy a read!)

  •  19  1  15 January, 2020
  • А чудо - это когда тряхнешь случайно ветку🌲, посыпется с неё снег❄ и заискрится на солнце🌞 сказочными искрами. 
А ещё откроешь баночку варенья🥃 морозным зимним вечером, и разольется по кухне душистый аромат. И вдруг среди зимы расцветет островок земляничного🍓 лета, островок Чуда... Ты вспоминаешь кого-то далекого и очень любимого. Улыбаешься, поцелуешь его мысленно. И вдруг он тебе звонит или смс от него приходит, теплое и доброе Чудо... И в наше время сотовой связи и интернета ты вдруг вынимаешь из почтового ящика конверт, а там поздравление... Приходишь вечером уставшая, а дома ждут тебя самые любимые. И тепло душевное. И всё плохое уходит. И только уют, только счастье, только Чудо...
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#acupoftea #goodmorning #mymorning #brekfast #вкусно #tastyfood #tasty #myquietbeauty #cups_are_love  #coffe #tea #greetea #mymagicalmoments #livecreative #distractionsandinspirations #caughtflowerhanded #iamwellandgood #pinkblossom  #caughtflowerhanded  #thequietwinter #healthyfood #newyear #happynewyear #christmastime  #winter
  • А чудо - это когда тряхнешь случайно ветку🌲, посыпется с неё снег❄ и заискрится на солнце🌞 сказочными искрами.
    А ещё откроешь баночку варенья🥃 морозным зимним вечером, и разольется по кухне душистый аромат. И вдруг среди зимы расцветет островок земляничного🍓 лета, островок Чуда... Ты вспоминаешь кого-то далекого и очень любимого. Улыбаешься, поцелуешь его мысленно. И вдруг он тебе звонит или смс от него приходит, теплое и доброе Чудо... И в наше время сотовой связи и интернета ты вдруг вынимаешь из почтового ящика конверт, а там поздравление... Приходишь вечером уставшая, а дома ждут тебя самые любимые. И тепло душевное. И всё плохое уходит. И только уют, только счастье, только Чудо...
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    #acupoftea #goodmorning #mymorning #brekfast #вкусно #tastyfood #tasty #myquietbeauty #cups_are_love   #coffe #tea #greetea #mymagicalmoments  #livecreative #distractionsandinspirations  #caughtflowerhanded #iamwellandgood #pinkblossom  #caughtflowerhanded  #thequietwinter #healthyfood #newyear #happynewyear #christmastime  #winter

  •  11  0  15 January, 2020
  • between weddings I’m working on a new series of flat lay artworks...well actually I launched into tidying up my workspace yesterday and these aged Christmas lilies just had to find a new purpose before being consigned to the compost bin. 
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story though...
Back to finish the tidy-up today. At this rate I should complete the job by the end of the week. Taking a creative approach to mundane tasks. 🖤
#flatlay #floralart #christmas #relics #lovelydeadcrap #procrastination #isthemotherofinvention #distractionsandinspirations
  • between weddings I’m working on a new series of flat lay artworks...well actually I launched into tidying up my workspace yesterday and these aged Christmas lilies just had to find a new purpose before being consigned to the compost bin.
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story though...
    Back to finish the tidy-up today. At this rate I should complete the job by the end of the week. Taking a creative approach to mundane tasks. 🖤
    #flatlay #floralart #christmas #relics #lovelydeadcrap #procrastination #isthemotherofinvention #distractionsandinspirations

  •  29  0  15 January, 2020
  • Eng/ 🌿 NEW IN THE SHOP! Wood pins finally available. Made in Europe from birch plywood ethically sourced, digitally printed ❤ Now everything 10% OFF in my shops @folktalesmarket and Medusa Etsy shops. Links in bio!
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Esp/ 🌿 NUEVO EN LA TIENDA! Pines de madera por fin disponible. Hechos en Europa en chapa de madera de abedul, de obtención ética. Impresos digitalmente❤ Ahora mis tiendas Etsy @folktalesmarket y Medusa están de rebajas! Todo al 10% de descuento. Enlaces en bio!
  • Eng/ 🌿 NEW IN THE SHOP! Wood pins finally available. Made in Europe from birch plywood ethically sourced, digitally printed ❤ Now everything 10% OFF in my shops @folktalesmarket and Medusa Etsy shops. Links in bio!
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    Esp/ 🌿 NUEVO EN LA TIENDA! Pines de madera por fin disponible. Hechos en Europa en chapa de madera de abedul, de obtención ética. Impresos digitalmente❤ Ahora mis tiendas Etsy @folktalesmarket y Medusa están de rebajas! Todo al 10% de descuento. Enlaces en bio!

  •  1,192  12  15 January, 2020
  • Do you recognize any of these lies? As a people pleasing perfectionist, I'm sure one (or all) of these thoughts pop up for you from time to time:⁠
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"I just want to be HELPFUL!" when it's not really about them but about you.⁠
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"It's no trouble AT ALL!" when it actually is a major inconvenience for you.⁠
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"THEY really need my help!" when the better question is "do they really? or are you doing this because YOU want to feel valued?"⁠
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Let's get these harmful lies out in the open. Think about it + share with us in the comments below. What is the justification you use when you've just given into people pleasing or consider doing so?⁠
  • Do you recognize any of these lies? As a people pleasing perfectionist, I'm sure one (or all) of these thoughts pop up for you from time to time:⁠

    "I just want to be HELPFUL!" when it's not really about them but about you.⁠

    "It's no trouble AT ALL!" when it actually is a major inconvenience for you.⁠

    "THEY really need my help!" when the better question is "do they really? or are you doing this because YOU want to feel valued?"⁠

    Let's get these harmful lies out in the open. Think about it + share with us in the comments below. What is the justification you use when you've just given into people pleasing or consider doing so?⁠

  •  34  6  15 January, 2020
  • “Snow is..one part moonlight, one part wind.” ❄️
~ Sean Hurley
  • “Snow is..one part moonlight, one part wind.” ❄️
    ~ Sean Hurley

  •  86  28  15 January, 2020
  • I’ve amassed quite the collection of adorable little wood whosits and whatsits. You might* even say, I’ve got whosits and whatsits galore.
*you totally did.
  • I’ve amassed quite the collection of adorable little wood whosits and whatsits. You might* even say, I’ve got whosits and whatsits galore.
    *you totally did.

  •  55  9  15 January, 2020
  • Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things... As are hot chocolate, sparkly things, pretty shoes, candles, crystals, and cake! 😉🙊✨
  • Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things... As are hot chocolate, sparkly things, pretty shoes, candles, crystals, and cake! 😉🙊✨

  •  10  1  15 January, 2020
  • [AD] There are three things that affect how I feel about my wardrobe: being stuck in a style rut, working from home, and a compulsion to always save things for best. The three of them together mean that since I’ve started working for myself I’ve been in a t-shirt and jeans downward spiral and ended up not really feeling like myself. •
The second two I’m pretty sure I can get over as long as I can deal with the first - if I have things that feel like me and I feel good in, I’m more likely to want to wear them. I’m not very good at looking in shops or online and knowing what will fit or suit me, or if I’m just trying to be something I’m not with what I’m ordering. •
This is why I was so keen to work with an online personal styling service like @stitchfixuk - to get an expert’s opinion and let them make the decisions for me. Stitch Fix has been in the US for years and is now available in the UK with a team of human stylists (not just an algorithm) picking clothes for you based on answers you provide in your initial Style Profile and feedback. I’ve worn this dress and the jumper they picked out for me so many times since receiving them and couldn’t quite believe how perfect they were - especially as I would never have ordered them myself. It’s made me more intentional about what I wear and why, and I’m looking forward to getting a new Fix every couple of months! #stitchfixuk
  • [AD] There are three things that affect how I feel about my wardrobe: being stuck in a style rut, working from home, and a compulsion to always save things for best. The three of them together mean that since I’ve started working for myself I’ve been in a t-shirt and jeans downward spiral and ended up not really feeling like myself. •
    The second two I’m pretty sure I can get over as long as I can deal with the first - if I have things that feel like me and I feel good in, I’m more likely to want to wear them. I’m not very good at looking in shops or online and knowing what will fit or suit me, or if I’m just trying to be something I’m not with what I’m ordering. •
    This is why I was so keen to work with an online personal styling service like @stitchfixuk - to get an expert’s opinion and let them make the decisions for me. Stitch Fix has been in the US for years and is now available in the UK with a team of human stylists (not just an algorithm) picking clothes for you based on answers you provide in your initial Style Profile and feedback. I’ve worn this dress and the jumper they picked out for me so many times since receiving them and couldn’t quite believe how perfect they were - especially as I would never have ordered them myself. It’s made me more intentional about what I wear and why, and I’m looking forward to getting a new Fix every couple of months! #stitchfixuk

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  • I’ve been so exhausted lately I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was desperate to get away for a mental break from everything so I took myself off to an air B&B in the highlands for two nights. Except it ended up being four because Storm Brendan played havoc with the boats and I live on an island. I don’t ever remember having such an opportunity for quiet and I’ve slept so much I feel half cat, half door mouse. I also feel guilty about doing nothing because we are hard wired to be doing, doing, doing. It’s been wonderful to disconnect and let my mind rest, I can’t thank my hosts enough for facilitating that and allowing me to shut myself away and emerge only at eating time. 😳 I was full of angst about leaving mum and dad (mum has #dementia) even though she thoroughly endorses solitude, and every time I hear my inner voice saying I ‘should’ be doing XYZ I’m going to reword it to ‘show yourself a little kindness girlfriend, you’ve survived a lot and this is just a pit stop’ 🙌 Heading home in the morning feeling a little more restored. Snowdrops soon. ❤️
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#makingwinter
#themidwintermovement
#winterstories
#thequietwinter
#smallmomentsofcalm
#distractionsandinspirations
#bevisuallyinspired
#myeverydaymagic
#reclaimthehappy
#moodyports
#islandlife
#Solitide
#deepwinter
#bestillandknow 
#bestillandknowthatiamgod 
#simplify 
#reset
#rest
#retreat
  • I’ve been so exhausted lately I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was desperate to get away for a mental break from everything so I took myself off to an air B&B in the highlands for two nights. Except it ended up being four because Storm Brendan played havoc with the boats and I live on an island. I don’t ever remember having such an opportunity for quiet and I’ve slept so much I feel half cat, half door mouse. I also feel guilty about doing nothing because we are hard wired to be doing, doing, doing. It’s been wonderful to disconnect and let my mind rest, I can’t thank my hosts enough for facilitating that and allowing me to shut myself away and emerge only at eating time. 😳 I was full of angst about leaving mum and dad (mum has #dementia) even though she thoroughly endorses solitude, and every time I hear my inner voice saying I ‘should’ be doing XYZ I’m going to reword it to ‘show yourself a little kindness girlfriend, you’ve survived a lot and this is just a pit stop’ 🙌 Heading home in the morning feeling a little more restored. Snowdrops soon. ❤️
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    #makingwinter
    #themidwintermovement
    #winterstories
    #thequietwinter
    #smallmomentsofcalm
    #distractionsandinspirations
    #bevisuallyinspired
    #myeverydaymagic
    #reclaimthehappy
    #moodyports
    #islandlife
    #Solitide
    #deepwinter
    #bestillandknow
    #bestillandknowthatiamgod
    #simplify
    #reset
    #rest
    #retreat

  •  126  34  15 January, 2020
  • January intentions 
Plus of course , the non stop eating that is still going on . Anyone else with me on that one ?
  • January intentions
    Plus of course , the non stop eating that is still going on . Anyone else with me on that one ?

  •  17  1  15 January, 2020
  • A sprinkle of patience and a drop of hope are all you really need for your dreams to come true.
  • A sprinkle of patience and a drop of hope are all you really need for your dreams to come true.

  •  127  5  15 January, 2020
  • In a world of uncertainty one thing we can all do is respect and look out for each other 🌱 #theindependentshopkeepers
  • In a world of uncertainty one thing we can all do is respect and look out for each other 🌱 #theindependentshopkeepers

  •  61  5  15 January, 2020
  • Mugs or cups with saucers? I can’t drink water from a mug ( porcelain or anything else but glass...) Can you?
  • Mugs or cups with saucers? I can’t drink water from a mug ( porcelain or anything else but glass...) Can you?

  •  33  5  15 January, 2020
  • Play of light...
The perfect Sunday cocktail at Otira
  • Play of light...
    The perfect Sunday cocktail at Otira

  •  31  9  15 January, 2020
  • the truth about self love.
  • the truth about self love.

  •  78  2  15 January, 2020
  • How to be an artist according to my all time favorite Jerry Salz.
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Lesson 3. Feel free to imitate.
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We all start as copycats. Fine. Do that.
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However, when you do this, focus. Start to feel the possibility in making all these things your own. Even when the ideas, tools, and moves come from other artists.
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Whenever you make anything, think of yourself entering a gigantic stadium filled with ideas, avenues, ways, means and materials. And possibilities. Make these things yours.
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This is your house now.
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To be continued!
{{xo, Marenthe}}
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#thewonderinglight #finddailyhygge #howtobeanartist #theconstantlycurious #thebeautyinside #artjournal #artjournals #artjournaleveryday
  • How to be an artist according to my all time favorite Jerry Salz.
    💛
    Lesson 3. Feel free to imitate.
    ❤️
    We all start as copycats. Fine. Do that.
    😊
    However, when you do this, focus. Start to feel the possibility in making all these things your own. Even when the ideas, tools, and moves come from other artists.
    🔥
    Whenever you make anything, think of yourself entering a gigantic stadium filled with ideas, avenues, ways, means and materials. And possibilities. Make these things yours.
    🥁
    This is your house now.
    🔥♥️
    To be continued!
    {{xo, Marenthe}}
    💛
    #thewonderinglight #finddailyhygge #howtobeanartist #theconstantlycurious #thebeautyinside #artjournal #artjournals #artjournaleveryday

  •  145  11  15 January, 2020
  • Beating the January jitters with a new post on the blog, all about how to spend 48 hours in beautiful Dubrovnik. 🇭🇷⁣
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Perfect if you’re in peak holiday planning mode and want some sunny surroundings, a dose of vitamin sea and all of the world heritage site goodness on your doorstep. Take me back! ☀️🌊💛⁣
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📷 by @jolened__ ✨
  • Beating the January jitters with a new post on the blog, all about how to spend 48 hours in beautiful Dubrovnik. 🇭🇷⁣

    Perfect if you’re in peak holiday planning mode and want some sunny surroundings, a dose of vitamin sea and all of the world heritage site goodness on your doorstep. Take me back! ☀️🌊💛⁣

    📷 by @jolened__

  •  28  7  15 January, 2020
  • “Light comes in last and activates it all.” @davidkitz
  • “Light comes in last and activates it all.” @davidkitz

  •  80  3  15 January, 2020
  • My life in an alternate universe 💫 New Collection Inspiration. Art by @isabellefeliu
  • My life in an alternate universe 💫 New Collection Inspiration. Art by @isabellefeliu

  •  56  2  15 January, 2020
  • Mauve mix
  • Mauve mix

  •  96  4  15 January, 2020
  • When designing the Rembrandt Residence kitchen we reached out to our friends at @askogeng to create the bamboo fronts, entering into a collaborative along the way that birthed a beautiful new pull that has now been launched as part of their collection. The block-like pull was designed with simplicity in mind. The goal was to subtly showcase the layered edge of the bamboo while highlighting the length of the kitchen. A gorgeous new addition to their handle collection! Hop on over to our journal to see some of the beautiful new imagery they have created to showcase the pull in two other finishes • #avenueprojectdelft #avenueprojectrembrandtresidence
  • When designing the Rembrandt Residence kitchen we reached out to our friends at @askogeng to create the bamboo fronts, entering into a collaborative along the way that birthed a beautiful new pull that has now been launched as part of their collection. The block-like pull was designed with simplicity in mind. The goal was to subtly showcase the layered edge of the bamboo while highlighting the length of the kitchen. A gorgeous new addition to their handle collection! Hop on over to our journal to see some of the beautiful new imagery they have created to showcase the pull in two other finishes • #avenueprojectdelft #avenueprojectrembrandtresidence

  •  435  4  15 January, 2020
  • Never has a scented candle to brighten the evenings been more needed than the middle of January.

To help you out, there’s free shipping on all orders 📦
  • Never has a scented candle to brighten the evenings been more needed than the middle of January.

    To help you out, there’s free shipping on all orders 📦

  •  9  3  15 January, 2020
  • I’m not disliking January quite as much this year as previously...maybe because I had very low expectations for it! I’m sort of liking its quiet, slow, dark mood this year...how about you? Xx
  • I’m not disliking January quite as much this year as previously...maybe because I had very low expectations for it! I’m sort of liking its quiet, slow, dark mood this year...how about you? Xx

  •  568  10  15 January, 2020

Top #distractionsandinspirations Posts

  • The almond trees have begun blossoming. Some say the trees with pink blossoms have bitter almonds - not edible as they have cyanide compounds - whereas the white blossoms have sweet almonds. X
  • The almond trees have begun blossoming. Some say the trees with pink blossoms have bitter almonds - not edible as they have cyanide compounds - whereas the white blossoms have sweet almonds. X

  •  1,064  69  14 January, 2020