Freunde von Freunde (a.k.a. fvf) is a blog I often visit; the German title translates directly to "Friends of Friends", it is an online community that brings together friends who share a collective interests in art, design, urban living and food.
Although its originated in Berlin, Germany, the blog covers creatives from all over the world; it has a huge international database of information that covers topics from creative events to dinner parties, artists' homes to a shop's opening.
Entries of this blog is often inspiring and stimulating, especially for people my age, whose desire for a cozy lifestyle grow steadily and strongly. My favorite bit of fvf has got to be the part where they write about artists' homes. Every home carries an atmosphere unique to the artist's style. Be it the home of a fashion designer, an illustrator, a sculptor, an art director, we get to learn about each artist's unique way of decorating their homes. Each blog entry also brings us closer to the neighborhood the artist lives in, it's almost like a travel blog except it's more in depth and personal.
Working at a modern furniture company that focuses on original design and good quality, I am often amazed by the harmony and coherence each artist managed to bring to their homes. The arrangement of furniture, decor on the walls, and even the smallest home appliances are placed in a space where everything looks good and at peace together.
Everyone who lives in a city, especially a dense one like Hong Kong, is aware of our space being an ultimate luxury. How to maximize the limited space that we manage to own is a deeply complicated matter, yet inevitable. On a weekly (if not daily) basis I dream about a spacious home with cool decors and furniture and nice art on my wall; I got the furniture part covered by filling my home with most of ziinlife's furniture (not to mention I am also surrounded by the furniture at work), now I just gotta find myself a bigger apartment......on the day I win Mark 6 maybe, hahaha.