Wednesday, January 29, 2014

few thoughts about blogging

few thoughts about blogging
In the last months I am thinking about the meaning of my blog and about blogging.
I always felt like: I blog because I want to keep note of the things I like, and in the same time I want to share them with people, friends and followers.
The reality of this is that you want to get satisfactions from blogging, receiving comments and likes or whatever makes you feel you are really writing for someone and not just for a like on Facebook.

Are we narcissists and this is the reason why we blog?
On one hand I think so, I really think so. But what happens when you are not reading any comment? Does blogging make any sense then?
Is anybody reading there?
Are you only on Facebook? If the answer to that question is yes, well I guess this is not enough for me.
I want to blog and write my personal thoughts for people, and I want people to say what they thinks. 

The reason why I don't get that much conversion is because of my way of blogging?
I also thought about closing Milk tooth's rain as a blog and open it as a tumblr - I registered a tumblr for 10 minutes then I understood I'm really into a personal style and I am into giving credits for the pics I post, so tumblr is not for me.
Someone suggested me just to collect pictures on Pinterest. I love Pinterest, it reminds me to my teens, when I used to collect stacks of pictures from magazines, even though Pinterest is my favorite Social, it is not that personal, it is a good tool to collect and look for ideas and things to post.

Maybe one of the reasons of my blah is that I know that we are completely overwhelmed from all the informations the web gives us, that we are not able to read anymore, we just watch pictures and we read (and understand) a word here and a word there. I do the same myself!
I follow a lot of blogs through Bloglovin, but which are the posts which really appeal to me? The post with a good picture, is the answer. I the picture is cool, then I read the content...

My conclusions are then: I'd give to Milk tooth's rain another chance! But... of course there is a "BUT", but I'll change a bit my style, checking for better pictures and writing more personal thoughts, making some compositions.

If you are reading this I ask you to be nice and to give me a feedback. This is just a stream of consciousness, maybe my thoughts are a bit in disorder but I guess you'll understand the ensemble.

xxx
Coki

pic found on Garden Trading

Saturday, January 25, 2014

shoes again

shoes again
Yesterday I felt in love with this pair of Nike (thank you Pinterest), so this morning as I woke up I looked for them on the new: they are a coop between Nike and Liberty.
The Liberty styled print has already seen a wild success through previous Nike releases and on sale since Octobre 2013 they can be picked up from Liberty directly, unfortunately the Nike 2013 Air Max 1 “Bourton” model is already sold out.

Friday, January 24, 2014

slip on

slip on
This picture just reminded me I really need a new pair of Vans Slip-on, the one I have are so worn out now...

Pic found on Artyfilles

Thursday, January 23, 2014

this afternoon I wish for

This afternoon I am wishing for a cool place to take a cappuccino and a muffin, an easy place where you can go dressed as you like, where you can bring your book or computer or whatever, a calm and warm place, pet friendly.

Pic from Pinterest

nice outfit

nice outfits /1
While I am thinking about this blog and if it is the blog I want, I decided to start a news serie of posts: nice outfits.
If you follow me on Pinterest there is already a board dedicated to the outfits I like, it is my inspiration when I am completely without and I need an idea for a mix and match before I go for a night out or whatever.

About the blog, I am not 100% about what I want, because I'd like to have millions of user reading me, but I know it isn't possible since I don't post that often, I'd like to have sponsors, but if I don't have enough visitors - maybe I should just start a Tumblr with pictures I like...so well I don't know. I'll keep posting since I don't know what I really want eheh (oh suggestions are welcome of course!).

Pic taken from The Sart(re)orial

Saturday, January 18, 2014

green

green
Today I feel impatient for Spring, I really need to organize my plants on the deck and inside our home. I am thinking about something like a wood shelf to have more space on the window sill of the deck, then I need more earthenware jars and some small greens. The pic was taken from birchandbird.com

Friday, January 17, 2014

ready for the weekend

ready for the weekend
Are you ready for the weekend? I do, I really do!
I'll work on the blanket, I'll cook, I'll relax and read a bit and I'll go to Milan for a couple of show: Brain form the American Museum of Natural History of New York the show reveals how our brain works and how thought, emotions and perceptions are made, then I'll go to the Star Wars show.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

maddie on things

maddie on things
I am pretty sure you have already seen this dog! She is Maddie and she is the funniest dog ever, she is a Coonhound who is traveling around all 50 states over the next 365 days. I could spend hours reading her tumblr and laughing...
I love her and it remind me that next week I'll have at home my dog Ernesto (he usually lives with my parents).

Another project Maddie related are Why we rescue.

Friday, January 10, 2014

wild and free designs

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I am so in love with these globes and the shop who design them! It's about typography and it's about globe...
About the shop:
Wild & Free Designs came about from a background in graphic design, a love of reclaimed vintage. Nancy (the shop owner) started hand-lettering quotes on vintage landscape prints she found at a thrift store, each of her items are definitely unique and one-of-a-kind. She especially love doing custom work for someone!
Hm...thinking about something I can ask her.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

polka dot pattern

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I have been featured on that nice craft oriented e-book by Polka dot pattern an Italian blog dedicated to craft and lifestyle. I am really excited about that, so thank you Anna! The e-book collects all the interviews that Anna made during 2013.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

instagrammers: witanddelight_

witanddelight_
Another cool Instagrammer for you today, she is witanddelight_ she is a blogger and I love her style! She lives in Minneapolis and is a graphic designer, if you are starving for new blogs witanddelight is a nice inspiration for fashion and homedecor.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

resolutions for the 2014

resolutions for the 2014
I have several wishes for 2014, don't you?
I want to focus more on my home and fix some stuff like kitchen and living room (they are in the same room), I want to solve the problems to my stomach, I want to work for a right amount of money, I want to travel more, sleep more, worry less, read more books. I want to find more time for me.

The knee socks in the picture are by Mina Perhonen.

Monday, January 6, 2014

holidays

Amazing present from my love @winstan #newbalance #christmaspresents #sneakerlover Thinking about a japanese lunch with a kokedama on my side #japanesefood #kokedama #christmaspresentsFour friends #puppets #lingleggedfriendsToday is a good day, be amazing! My daily inspiration for 2014 #newcalendar #2014 #wishesYin and yang #pillowdrops #crochet #yinyang #blackandwhiteA cake will help during the first lazy working days of the year #applepie #granmastyle #acakewillhelpProgress pt.1 #crochet #blanket #granmablanket #granmastyle
Christmas passed by and the same happened to the New Year's celebrations, tomorrow I'll start working again.
In the pictures: my new New Balance (from Andrea), a Japanese book (from my sister), my colection of monsters and the 2014 calendar I bought on Etsy, my Pillow drops in a Yin and Yang mood, a cake and the new project I started: a Grandma style blanket.
I am thinking to sell the blanket so if you want it just drop me a line!

interesting display /226

interesting display /226
Looking for inspirations to make some changes in the kitchen, I found a page on Arkpad with several pictures. Now I want this to be my kitchen: a Smeg fridge and simple and white (with some wood) cabinets.

Friday, January 3, 2014

yumiko's embroidery

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Yesterday night I was surfing on Pinterest and I found these cool embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi. So elegant and so cool! I love the classic Japanese style and the patterns created, it is a traditional technique translated into a modern concept. Unfortunately the shop is sold out right now.