My Favourite Things: April 2015

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My Favourite Things is a monthly linkup hosted by Raisa and Eirene. Head over there to participate!
Below are some of my favourite things right now:

Music: The Distillers

An old punk rock band that isn’t even making music any more, but still my current obsession. Their music is really great and I have developed a bit of a crush on singer Brody Dalle!

If there is one thing that ALWAYS works for me music-wise is dark, deep, gritty voices – especially female ones. I can’t resist the sound. I even listen to Cher sometimes just because of her voice. And now The Distillers have been added to my list of bands with interesting vocals.

Design: Dust Furniture

Imagine if Dr. Seuss decided to make furniture? It would probably look something like this. I don’t normally care that much about interior design, but these are the weirdest bookcases and cabinets I’ve ever seen and I love every single one of them! The designs are wonderfully whimsy and truly unique.

If they were available in Europe I’d buy this piece in a heartbeat, but sadly it’s a North American company and I don’t even want to know how much shipping and customs would be for me.

Geekyness: Bilbo’s Contract

Imaginary Karin - Bilbo's contract
Imaginary Karin - Bilbo's contract unfolded
Imaginary Karin - bilbo's contract detail

It wasn’t just Zappo’s birthday last month, I had mine at the end of March too and my boyfriend presented me with this wonderfully nerdy gift: Bilbo’s Contract. It is exactly that: a copy of the contract he had to sign before joining the company of dwarves set out to reclaim The Lonely Mountain.

It’s really long and detailed, I haven’t even read the whole thing yet because it’s just so much text. It’s kinda hard to tell what it says in some parts too since it’s “hand-written” and the paper is “damaged” in some places. ;) I’m going to try my best to decipher all of it though.


  1. 13 April 2015

    Those furnitures are very cool and whimsical. It does remind me of something Dr Seuss would be into D

    And that contract. Holy, wow! That’s an amazing gift. :D The details on it is just stunning. I wouldn’t mind getting me one of those now! XD

  2. 13 April 2015

    Wow, I love the idea behind the furniture, it’s so expensive though, yikes! Like you said, I can’t imagine how much it would cost to buy one and add the postage.

  3. 13 April 2015

    That contract totally rocks!!! I’d love to have something like that on the wall. :)

  4. 13 April 2015

    That furniture looks so cool. It would be an interesting piece to have in a home!

    The contract is so awesome, what an amazing gift. I love that it is so detailed and looks so authentic! :D

  5. 15 April 2015

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  6. 15 April 2015

    I like that song! It’s too bad the band isn’t making music anymore.

    Oohh, I love how whimsical the designs are from Dust Furniture. They’re clean and simple yet have very interesting shapes. I’d love to have a piece! I just wish they weren’t so expensive!

    Bilbo’s Contract looks really cool! What a great gift :D

  7. 15 April 2015

    I love the furniture! :D They’re definitely something I’d place in my apartment. The bookshelves are my favorite from the site.

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