Backpacks & hardbacks

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The title of this post makes me so happy. When words just go so well together it's like... ahhhh. ūü§ď

I've wanted to blog about some recent purchases for a while now. I've not been able to find time to photograph the items in natural light because I've been working a lot recently and when I finish work it's dark (h8 u winter), and so photos don't turn out very well (plus I've never got any energy).

So here I am, finally blogging about two very exciting products - a navy Fjällräven Kånken mini backpack, and The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams.

I've wanted a K√•nken for ages now. Not going to lie, I was definitely influenced by the whole "art hoe" aesthetic that has taken over Tumblr (all the cool kids have a K√•nken don't ya know). They just look so cute and practical and they come in so many colours, but the price didn't half put me off. I just couldn't imagine spending £60+ on a bag, and I couldn't stop thinking how on earth these Tumblr kids - who are usually in their early teens - could afford one. I have a well-paying job and the price still made me cringe, but after thinking about it for a long time I decided I'd hunt one down on eBay. Got this beauty with around £10-£20 off.

I liked the idea of getting the mini because I don't carry much around with me to justify getting the classic size (although a week after getting the mini I did in fact end up ordering a classic sized one too, whoops haha). Turns out eBay has quite a few K√•nken minis on offer, which worked well for me. I snagged this navy one because I thought it'd go well with my wardrobe in both summer and winter.

On the front pocket I have three lil pins - the blue tit is from the RSPB, the pink heart is from Cancer Research UK, and the Jon Snowcone (ha) was a Christmas present from a friend. You can find it at MightyPop (they have an amazing Ramsay Snow one!!!)

If you're looking to buy a Kånken, search eBay for 'Fjallraven Kanken' or visit the official website.

This beast of a book was another eBay find. When I started learning about the slow/simple living movement last year, this book was talked about all the time, but again, because I'm a bit of a cheapskate, the price put me off for a while. It's an expensive buy (if you're buying from somewhere like Waterstones for example), but after actually holding it in my hands I can understand why. It's a mighty ol' book and so, so quality. Everything about it is so beautiful I gasped a bit when I unwrapped it. I managed to find this with a good chunk of money off which I was so chuffed with especially because it was brand new.

It's lovely to flick through when you're feeling a bit overwhelmed. Search eBay for 'Kinfolk Home' or find it here on Amazon.

Moral of the story: buy everything off eBay and save yourself a ton of money.


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