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A New Chapter

Nelli Arnth - Hönshuset Creative Studio

I started this blog when I was an exchange student in Melbourne studying at Swinburne University Faculty of Design. My first blog-post was in October 2010 – almost 6 years ago. It started as a place to collect and share my sources of inspiration in the world of graphic design.

My time in Melbourne has a dear place in my heart. Being surrounded by so many inspiring new design talents and skilled teachers really lit my love for graphic design.

A lot has happened in the last 6 years. My blog developed and reflected where I was in life – both personally and study/workwise. I always kept the blog updated, no matter where I was.

Therefore I have many dear memories writing and researching for this blog. I remember:

  • sitting in the university computer room in Melbourne writing this blogpost
  • laying in a hammock drinking iced coffee on the island Langkawi writing this blogpost
  • working at the office of my internship in Kuala Lumpur writing this blogpost
  • browsing on a noisy hostel internetcafe in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur doing this blogpost
  • living at my parents one summer, discovering Pinterest and writing this blogpost about it
  • drinking chai latte in my new apartment in Aarhus writing this blogpost
  • writing my bachelor thesis at Lynfabrikken doing this blogpost about it
  • living and working in NYC one summer writing this blogpost
  • moving to the Danish countryside, starting my own little business writing about it here

I have been running Hönshuset Creative Studio for half a year now. Due to that, I started my blog  A simpler life, which mainly is about my everyday life as a studio owner. About slowing down, living a simpler life in the silent countryside doing the things that I love. It’s about seeking happiness and how to reach it. I don’t want to rush through life waiting for happiness, I want to slow down and enjoy it. Embrace it. Now.

If you want to read more – please do so at

Oh, wow. This is getting long.
It is a little hard for me to let go.

Dear blog, thank you for the past 6 years.
Now it’s time for me to let go, to focus on a new exciting chapter.

All yours,

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Nelli Arnths blog SIRSASANA

Yoga has been part of my life for nearly 3 years now. It helps my body cope with the many hours spent in front of the computer. When I get stuck in a assignment, I have developed different solutions on how to proceed. First of all it is about acknowledging the problem, and then to actually do something about it:

  • Make a cup of coffee and spend 15 minutes to scroll through my Pinterest feed or watch some delicious shit at NOWNESS
  • Do a headstand followed by the palm tree pose and drink a large cup of water
  • GO OUTSIDE! Get some fresh air, listen to the birds and watch your vegetable garden grow.
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Slow mornings with coffeeI talk about the freedom of running my own business quite a lot. But truly it is something I am very fond of. I like working late – actually I am most productive in the hours between 10 PM – 02 AM. There is something very calming about these house. I am alone in the studio (or mostly my cat keeps me company). I listen to some good music and forget about time. It is a small escape in my everyday life. I do not get disturbed, and I feel like hitting that mental state of flow. Every night bear its own possibilities.

My mornings on the other hand… are slow. Really slow. Instead of working against this rhythm I have decided to embrace it (read here or here).

In the mornings I seek inspiration and I am always eager to learn about new thing. For example I like watching TED talks while eating my breakfast. Not only the talks about design and entrepreneurship. But talks about all kinds of topics. This routine inspired me to collect the talks I find most interesting.

So here it is: TED talks for the slow mornings – for you to use then you sit on the bus, eat your breakfast or whatever.

Have an adventurous day everyone.

*Wikipedia definition: In positive psychologyflow… is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.

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Amber YJ Lai

Amber YJ Lai ‘Beyond Perception’ - via Nelli Arnths blog

This morning I can’t get enough of Amber YJ Lais beautiful pictures. There is a silence to them. A rawness. That combination of colors. Love it.

Via Ignant

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Island Honeymoon


When Søren and I planned for our honeymoon destination this summer we considered Iceland several times. We kept dreaming about a roadtrip though the country. Exploring the great nature on a shoestring budget. But after much deliberation, we finally decided on Marocco which was pretty awesome as well.

However this video of Jesse and his wife’s beautiful Iclandic honeymoon made me think again.