HOME + GARDEN, HOME office | November 18, 2008

A Sneak Preview of the Office and an Announcement

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I own a company with my husband. For more than a decade, I worked as a user interface designer then, as a Web designer. I enjoyed it but it was time for me to do something else. That is when I started to be an event designer for social events, working mostly on milestone events.

During that time, I started blogging in French. And later on, I switched to an English speaking blog with At Home with Kim Vallee. I never looked back. I found what I was looking for.

Simplify My Life

Less than 2 months ago, we removed all the clutter inside our house. It was more than 10 years of accumulation. Now, we are doing the same at the office in a more drastic way. We are moving to smaller premises because we reoriented our business over the years and we need less space. I feel rejuvenating. Jerome, my husband, also says that its feels like a new start.

I let go of my private office. I am only there a few hours a month anyway since I prefer blogging from my home office. Instead I will share a desk in Jerome’s office. The office is smaller but will be cooler.

We will get advanced phone technology. I will even get a phone number for At Home with Kim Vallee that I will be able to access from home or the office. How cool is that! It is great to live with a geek that takes care of all the technical stuff.

Looking at the Women & Moms Blogs Movement

By the way, I will be launching another blog in a month or two. But do not worry, At Home with Kim Vallee stays my main focus.

The new blog will be called Women Shaping the Web (womenshapingtheweb.com). The idea is to explore the dynamic universe of the women and mom blogs. I will be about what is happening and the cool innovations from a user point of view. I will also share tips on how to market and how to improve your blog.

Like I told you before, women and mom blogs are an exciting domain. I am proud to be a part of it. I strongly believe that we moved from a Male Internet to a Female Internet. The new blog will be an extension of the presentation I gave to PodCamp Montreal last September. I hope that you will follow me in Women Shaping the Web, since you are the ones that I think will be shaping the next Web.

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In the main time, I give you a glimpse of the office in the middle of painting. It is in an old building, full of characters. I am happy about my choices of colors. I am looking at way to tone down the lights on the main room. I will ask the electricians to turn them upside, so the lights goes on the ceiling. If this is not enough, I am exploring the idea of making a screen with colored acrylic sheets.

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6 Responses to “A Sneak Preview of the Office and an Announcement”

  1. 1 Francois said:

    Looks good!
    Mucho mucho better than the old paint.
    I like the colour for the floor too.

    Now.. Good luck fitting everything inside…
    I’m sure you don’t want to hide these nice walls, eh?

  2. Looking grrrreat!!! — The office AND the new blog!! — :)

  3. Kim this sounds like a fabulous new venture!! I can’t wait to read it, when do you expect to launch? Best of luck

  4. How wonderful Kim!!

  5. I love this idea about Women Shaping the Web, especially since the web can appear to be so male dominated but I find that is really not the case.
    Cant wait to hear more!

  6. Hi Kim,

    Your new logo looks great!