Exactly one year ago, I wrote the first words here on Happy Interior Blog. It’s been an incredible year, my dears! A year full of happiness, colourful ideas, home visits, design shows, guest posts. My idea was to create a blog with the mission of bringing happiness to our homes and our daily lives. I hope I’ve succeeded at least a bit and made you all a tad happier when visiting here.
However, today I’ve decided not to celebrate my blog with balloons or happy cushions. I would like to set a little reminder: as much as I try here, our big world is still not an entirely happy place. At least not for everyone. There are many less fortunate people who have bigger worries than decorating their homes. Sometimes it’s the plain worry of having a home at all.
So I’ve decided to do my little bit here and raise the awareness for those regions and people who lack a decent home, children who have no proper schools, no hospitals or other necessary infrastructures for a dignified life.
I’ve done a little research and found a non-profit organization called ‘Building Trust International‘. They are essentially a charity that offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need. I’ve contacted them and learned about their current projects that are partly funded through donations, such as the project ‘Moving Schools‘, a community project at the Thai/Burmese border.
So for the first bloggerversary of Happy Interior Blog I’ve decided to make a little ‘community donation project’ here. And these are the simple rules: I will start with a unpretentious minimum donation of 20 Euros. And then I need YOUR help: Leave a comment under this blog post to support the ‘Building Trust International’ projects until coming Sunday, October 28th. Each comment will equal 1 EURO of extra donation to the 20 Euros. At the end I will count all your comments and donate the total sum in Euros. My treat!
So, all you have to do is leave one comment and together we will contribute – and let’s be pretentious now – to a happier world!
Thank you my friends for one year of support & happiness!
Photography by Building Trust International
What a wonderful and generous idea! Happy bloggerversary, dear Igor!
Congrats, dear Igor! Great idea to celebrate your blogging birthday by helping others.
All the best!
Keep up the good work 🙂
Such a lovely idea, Igor! A great cause indeed. Keep writing and making us happy!
A wonderful idea and a worthy cause indeed. Keep on bringing us your happiness in the way that only you can. Hugs. x
Thank you for reminding us all. It’s not always about colors and undertones. Things being as they are now in Greece, I face an everyday struggle to re-define my work and its significance.
Thanks again for inspiring me.
A brilliant cause, a great idea and from a really nice person! Happy 1st Blog Birthday Igor! x
A wonderful idea, Igor, and warmest congratulations on one year of a fantastic, always-inspiring, happiness-guaranteed blog!
You have such a beautiful soul Igor!
Best way to celebrate ever and so generous of you. I am so happy to have gotten to know you here in the blogosphere, and you are a genuinely nice and generous person. I am sure you will continue to spread joy what ever you decide to put your energy into.
What a clever idea! Congratulations on the first 12 months of happiness (and the new blogbanner!) and many more to come. Keep up the good&happy work!
Great idea and thanks for the reminder. Happy 1st year. Keep up the good work.
What a wonderful idea Igor! and I had no idea your blog was only a year old; it’s amazing how much you have achieved in such a short space of time! Can’t wait to see what the next 12 months brings x
What a great idea. Happy anniversary! I just discovered your blog today and loving it already.
Igor, that’s a wonderful idea! And happy 1st blog birthday! 🙂 Liebe Grüße, Susanne
Dear Igor, happy 1st anniversary. You bring a smile to whoever reads your blog or has the pleasure to meet you:) you are truly Mr Happy. Thank you for brightening up our days!!
What a wonderful and generous idea. Now we have 1 week to spread #igormania
Here is my contribution, if you get tons of comments, I’m really happy to contribute to your total sum….it would be instead of buying you a cushion as an anniversary present!:))
Here is to many more Happy Interior Blog years….. x
What a nice idea to celebrate your first blog birthday by helping people that they are really in need!
When I meet so kind and generous people like you, it gives a boost to my morale and I feel that always there is a hope for our world to become better…I need to believe it, especially now that things in Greece go from bad to worse and the majority experience a daily struggle of survival!
Happy bloggerversary and keep inspiring us!!! 🙂
I admire your effort and will certainly give my support to your idea to donate funds for good issue. Terhi, a nurse from Finland. Happy anniversary!!!
Vse najboljse Igor X
Happy BLOGGERVERSARY!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate it and we can even take part in it! Thank you for everything that you share with us!
Perfect idea dear Igor! A truly wonderful gesture and one I am happy to take part in and even happier you made possible.
Happy 1st Bloggerversary! Wishing you even more success and happiness to come xoxo
ps. I haven’t been around the blogosphere much these days, so it’s the first time I noticed your new blog design. Very nice!!
Happy 1st Bloggerversary Igor. What a wonderful and gernerous way to celebrate. I have only recently found your blog but very much look forward to your 2nd year of blogging
Such a thoughtful post and a generous act, Igor. I discovered your blog thr Maryam’s post on BlogTour London and happy to have it bookmarked. You have made a difference with your happy thoughts and a much bigger one with this one by gently reminding us there are people out there who worry more abt daily necessities than abt what color on their walls look good.
as so many times said here before, that’s an wonderful idea and of course I’m happy to take part in! Thank you for this reminder!
And of course Happy 1st Bloggerversary, Igor! I enjoy every single visit here and so I’ll take this chance also to Thank You once again for writing this amazing blog, sharing tons of inspiring ideas, gorgeous interiors and happy thoughts.
You truly make a difference!
Herzliche Grüße nach München.
Great idea….and inspiring to say the least. Congrats on your 1st year and many more to come.
The Style Inside Girls
Loving your spirit Igor! Happy bloggerversary ! Here is to another year of Igor happiness :)))
Happy Bloggerversary!!!You’re blessed with your blog! And the readers as well!
How incredibly thoughtful Igor-I’d be more than happy to donate real euros too. Happy 1 year anniversary and congratulations achieving so much :-)x
Great idea, and Happy bloggerversary.
What a great idea, Igor!!!!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Happy!
Igor, das ist toll! Eine wunderbare Idee und einfach klasse von Dir!
Ich gratuliere Dir zu Deinem happy-Blog!
Mach weiter so.
One year has already passed? In some respects it seems like only yesterday that Happy Interior Blog hit our screens but then again it feels like I’ve been reading it forever! You have brought a lot of joy to a lot of people Igor and you should be very proud! And great idea to help a great cause!
Happy Bloggerversary! What a great way to celebrate…!
Eine schöne Idee! Gratulation zum Bloggeburtstag und viele Grüße von Marisa
Happy blog birthday Igor! Such a great idea to celebrate the day! Here’s to many more!!!!
Die besten Wünsche zum Bloggeburtstag! Weiterhin viel Lebensbuntheit und Glück! Und die Idee find ich CHEF!
Happy bloggerversary Igor!
Just one year, that’s impressive. I thought you started years ago.
To many more great years to come!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Eine tolle Idee – weitermachen 😉
Liebe Grüße, Anna-Lena
Love this idea, Igor! What a great way to mark the occasion!
amazing day, but of course – why would we expect anything less from you…!
a lovely thought, and beautiful idea, and add to your 20 euros another from me (i actually probably have some somewhere, i can mail it to you!)
happy blog-iversary, and many many more. i am happy to have met you and your happiness .. big hugs to you.
you are a good man, igor!
awesome idea. happy anniversary! you’re such a lovely human.
Count me in for the. Dollar equivalent of 20 Euros . You are an amazing person Igor and I am so happy to know you. Lynn from Decor Arts Now
Wow so many comments already! I only recently stumbled upon your blog but am looking forward to reading your future posts. I love the concept behind it and what a nice idea for your bloggerversary!
Congratulations Igor! Looking forward to many more of your posts!
What a kind way to celebrate your bloggerversary. my support is all yours. good luck!
Congratulations! And what a special way to celebrate. Wishing you continued success with your wonderful blog.
Happy First Bloggerversary!!!
What a thoughtful and beautiful way to celebrate your blog anniversary.
You’re definitely making me happy today 😉
Να τα χιλιασεις!
Σε ευχαριστω και εγω Ιγκορ μου για τις ευχες σου 🙂
Lovely idea from a lovely man.
Hope I can still contribute to this very cute idea ! Happy Bloganiversary Igoraki mou, I wish you the best for the next happy year !
Congratulations to you for a very successful year! And I think it’s such a nice gesture & post you’ve written, so I simply had to comment, Igor! Very best wishes, Trinske
Congratulation for thos first Bloggerversary!
Happy first year Igor! And what a wonderful idea, I’m sure they will be very happy indeed!
Happy anniversary and thank you so much to you and all your kind followers for such a lovely gesture! All the best for the next year!
What a great idea! Happy Anniversary and good luck with the fundraising!
A little light in a big dark world – fantastic idea!
Nice idea, well done!
Happy anniversary, this is a great and very lovely idea to celebrate in this way! Best wishes!
Happy anniversary, dear Igor! I wish you many happy travels and inspirations for your readers. I love how you chose to celebrate this first year of HIB.
Happy 1 year anniversary – well done on a fantastic idea
Until 2 months ago, my husband and I worked in Mae Sot. He helped to build the moveable classroom! Its fantastic. Thanks for donating! Deborah
Blogging takes courage. Happy celebration of success on your first year.
Happy bloggerversary Igor!!What a great idea!!Thank you for inspire us!
Happy 1st year Igor! I can’t believe your blog has only been around for a year, it seems much more mature than that!
You’ve chosen a great cause to mark the occasion-let us know how it goes.
I had no idea your blog was only a year old, what an impressive year! This is beautiful idea Igor, miss you!
What a great idea to support Building Trust in this way. All the best from Sweden!
happy blog-iversary! keep up the great work!
This is great! And happy blogiversary!
Happy Bloggerversary Igor! What a wonderful gesture and such a great cause. I totally love your work and the work you do to it. Here to another fabulous year. From your blogging sis.
Great idea Igor, and great blog too – only came to it a few weeks ago – Happy Anniversary. Polly x
Happy 1st bloggerversary!!
What a fantastic idea… I’ve only fairly recently come across your blog, but I’m looking forward to reading your next year!
Happy Bloggerversary Igor!! What a beautiful and thoughtful way to celebrate. xox Yvonne
Congratulations, Igor! I always love your blog and it’s amazing what you’ve accomplished in one year. What a kind way to celebrate. Always in support of you.
congrats on the anniversary Igor … look at what you have accomplished in a year and am I ever glad that you started blogging (otherwise I would have never met you in Munich!!)
What a big big heart you are on this community donation project! I will certainly head over to their website now to make a donation myself as well. An extra 20 Euros … You’ve got it!
Yours is a very good initiative, I am a design engineer, if I can help with my consulting work contact me.
engineer Giovanni STORINO
Congrats on your blogs’ anniversary – great and generous idea. Very brave of you!
happy blog bday! fab idea and of course I will donate as well.
Mr. Happy, Happy Happy first Blog Anniversary!!! And this is just a magical idea and i will jump in for sure…really really lovley thoughts and i´m so glad to meet your wonderful blog and you in person, too…its a pleasure to know someone so thoughtful and concerned who reminds us today to the important thing in life…to give…thanks, my dear friend for this post and this lovley idea…i´m proud to be a little part of it…a big hug…take care…cheers and hugs…i…
I have followed the progress of Building Tru
st Internationaland I have admired the commitment of its co-founders, Louise & David Cole, who have given up their jobs in London to work full-time for the cause of providing housing for the poorer members of society World-wide. Their work in Mae Sot, Thailand, is particularly praiseworthy.
I thank you for your generosity in supporting their work.
What a beautiful idea, sorry to be tardy to the party…I SUPPORT!! Also happy blogiversary!
Great charity that you have chosen to support and congratulations on your 1st anniversary. Lorraine
Happy Bloggversary! What a fantastic way to celebrate and what an admirable cause. I used to work for an architecture firm and will be sure to let all my old colleagues know of this worthy cause. Good luck for year 2! Suzy
BTI are a fantastic charity doing inspiring work in areas with communities that have very little. What a lovely way to celebrate your 1st Birthday! Hope this next year is as successful and happy for you and BTI xx
What a lovely idea! Happy Bloggerversary, thank you for all your colourful inspiration!
A seguir asi muchos mas años!!!!
Happy to support for your cause.
All the very best.
Happy to see this exposure for Building Trust International, a brilliant organization!
Carry on BTI, We’re with you .
Thanks for the sweet idea, and good luck with all your future endeavours!
Beautiful idea! 🙂 Happy anniversary…
Keep up the good work!
Excellent idea! Wish more people would think along those lines…Happy anniversary!!
Congratulations on a successful year. BTI is a wonderful charity to support and I wish you all the best in the future.
happy anniversary :D. May you have peace and good in your life as you help such noble causes :D.
Happy blog anniversary Igor, keep up the good work!
Very nice initiative! Congratulations:)
Very happy to hear someone is doing good deeds like this
Happy one year anniversary! Keep it up!
Izvrsna i plemenita ideja! Nadam se velikom broju komentara.
Happy Anniversary and good luck with the fundraising!
Happy Anniversary and well done for all the good work.
Nice idea, Congrats!!
Happy Anniversary to Happy Interior blog and good wishes to Building Trust International.
Happy Anniversary to Happy Interior blog~!
Hope the best for Building Trust International ^^!!
Thank you ALL so much for your comments & support! I will round it up and donate 130 Euros for Building Trust International the coming days and share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Thank you very much!
Belated congratulations on your blog anniversary. You have a great idea to generate comments and do good at the same time.
I heard Building Trust mentioned on The One Show on BBC One last night. These guys have some really great ideas to encourage interest in their projects. The latest competition to design a cheap home for homeless people was won by architects in London, was praised by a reporter on the TV. Well Done BTI and Thanks, Igor
This is such a good thing you’re doing, Igor! I’m so inspired by this and you! Happy birthday to the happiest blog I know! xo Jeanne
You are an amazing person celebrating your blog anniversary in this way! I love you for your positive and caring character!
Rock on you and congratulations on your one year old baby 😉
(can’t believe it’s one year already… time flies)