Glossy surfaces and keeping it real

During the last year or so, I have been feeling more and more ambivalent towards the perfectly styled photos shown on all design blogs (including this one). Instead of feeling inspired, I was stressed.


Stressed about the fact that my own home looks nothing like the ones in the photos. And my life is not at all as glamourous as the ones I read about. Sure, my life has fantastic moments too, and my home has some nice corners that are almost photo-worthy. But reading all those blogs, it didn’t seem like enough. I felt like it all should all be amazing, everywhere and all the time! Of course I understand, logically, that no one has a perfect life, but it sure seems that way when you look around the bloggosphere. And I totally understand that nobody wants to see or read about the dirty dishes, the piles of laundry and the kids with a stomach bug… But there needs to be some kind of balance, or else it all just becomes a big lie.

I don’t write much about my personal life here, and I rarely share pictures from my home. My life still isn’t ”blog worthy”, but I want to invite you to see parts of my reality, through Instagram. So I put a widget here in the left side column, with a little grid of photos from my everyday life. Just click the pics to see them larger.
I’m hoping that this will add a more ”real” and honest feeling to this blog. And that it will help you to get to know me a little bit better. Please let me know what you think about it!
My user name on Instagram is Emfex if you want to follow me there, or if you are not a member or don’t have a smartphone, you can use Followgram on your computer instead.

The inspiration for all this came from a blog post on Creature Comforts, and the Things I’m Afraid to Tell You challenge.