Hello from Edinburgh!
Life in the capital of Scots is pretty good so far and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. In the meantime, you can check out our instagram stories on which we’re pretty active. We share little bits into our lives, what we’re working on, and some goofiness of course 😉
As I’ve been feeling much more alive lately (and happy to wave a bold BYE BYE to my sickness), I’ve been stoked about sharing some things with you that David and I have discovered and fell in love with lately. It’s funny how many of these we found out by simply browsing through our twitter and instagram accounts, which may serve to prove that not everything is “bad” about social media! So here we go…
We found out about Inkmade thanks to Fariha, the owner, who found us and our blog via twitter! We always like to check what’s behind the people who comment on our posts and we were happily surprised with this one. Through Inkmade, Fariha creates ethically-produced paper goods and textiles inspired by architecture, such as lovely scarves. The designs are beautifully minimalistic (just the way we like them) and the philosophy behind this venture is truly compelling, so we will be keeping an eye on it for sure… and so should you!
2. Dandy Blend
Because talking about what we drink to fuel our bodies is not in any bit random, I will share with you our latest morning drink obsession. It’s called Dandy Blend, it’s caffeine-free but tastes like coffee, it’s delicious and it’s good for you. As you might know, David and I are big coffee lovers, so finding something that we can drink without exploding the caffeine count “should” have been a challenge, but it wasn’t. After seeing it on various health blogs, we decided to give it a go and we were happily surprised. Now, because I know you’re skeptic by now (rightfully so), well, be aware that no nasty stuff is involved in this beverage: it is simply a herbal coffee substitute, made of roasted dandelion roots, chicory and beets, barley and rye. However strange and detoxinista that sounds, we are addicted to it – it’s actually REALLY yummy. Try it.
3. Sandqvist Roald
Since we’ve been living more nomadically and working on the go, I’ve started to realize how much I’m going to need a proper backpack to carry all my work essentials while we are strolling around all day. It’s been a few months now that I’ve been researching the perfect bag and I even asked a few friends to help with the process (over a facebook status, best move ever). I want a bag that’s practical yet not too “technical” looking, comfortable but not excessively large and of course well adapted for an urban environment. Just a little friend that can help me carry my laptop and a few essentials. After comparing several ones, I got all heart-eyes on the ‘ground olive’ model by Sandqvist. It looks perfectly durable yet minimal and stylish. What do you think?
4. Remote Year
Yet another discovery we made thanks to instagram and the like-minded people we find over there! This one is going to be perfectly interesting for those of you who are intrigued by the #digitalnomad lifestyle or are already into it like we are. Remote Year is a one-year program that brings together a community of digital nomads, working and living while exploring 12 cities around the world (so one month per city). It means you get to run your business “on the go” and try living like a digital nomad, without having to deal with the overwhelming task of planning it all yourself, and meeting people while you’re at it. Sounds pretty awesome, right? I don’t know if I would be so bold to say YES to a whole year of it, but then again…why not? The experience is attractive.
5. Bedboat Magazine
We found out about Bedboat on twitter and we instantly fell in love with it. A beautiful independent magazine with an aim to inspire readers to live fearlessly and creatively by promoting incredible people, places, and ideas. We’ve had a look and adore the artistic direction, design and feel of the magazine, as well as the intention behind it: “To us, living fearlessly is about pursuing those social and lifestyle opportunities that come to us, and following the dreams we have without apology“. Needless, to say, we cannot wait to order our copy …and we’re pretty sure we’ll be adding it to our list of favourite indie magazines !
What about you? Did you find anything interesting lately that you think is worth sharing? Let us know in the comments 🙂
Credits: Illustration by me.