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bits and pieces

First order of business โ€“ 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.