Harlem Loves is one of those blogs which brings out the real beauty in things. It covers music, art, interiors, books, films etc but also embraces Harlem's own inner geekery. Very rarely do I leave Harlem Loves without feeling inspired, awed and a tad bit jealous that my blog does not look that pretty. It was my great pleasure to interview Harlem and find out the meaning behind her musings and find out where the magic happens.
Describe the concept of Harlem Loves.
Driven by my passion for writing, I've always been drawn to blogging but it was quite difficult for me to find something specific to blog about as I love so many things. Suddenly I was struck by the idea to blog about just that... the many things I love and voila Harlem Loves was born.
Where do you scribe?
If I'm good, at my desk but if I'm feeling really comfy it'll be in in my bed.
Why that place?
Mostly it's just convenient but it's also peaceful and relaxing. I get to tune out everything else and just enjoy my blogging time.
A plant, a lamp, some pictures, some DVDs (Motorcycle Diaries and For Love Of Ivy - great films!) a stationery box filled with lots of letter paper and a big mug of water.
What form of inspiration do you have on the wall?
Not much on my wall. I do have a few post-its reminding me to do things but I tend to find inspirational clips online and store them on my computer to refer to later. That said I do have a lot of gorgeous writing paper which always inspire me. There's something about having a beautiful sheet of blank paper that makes me want to write something meaningful on it.
Do you keep a tidy office or are you a messy worker?
Things can get messy whilst I'm working but once I'm done I like to tidy everything up so I can start with a clean setting the next day.
You can check out Harlem's blog here.
You can follow her on twitter here.
She has also got into the entrepreneurial spirit by creating tshirts that celebrate the one year blogaversary of Harlem Loves. You can buy these delightful tshirts here.