Our story
Our Story – Part 1-7
Noah & Maria Bolinder. March 9, 2022.
Before we start posting about design, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you about how we (Maria & Noah) met and why we opened Bolinder Design.

We are real people alive in the world and we want to give you the opportunity to get to know a bit about us. That’s why we are opening this blog with a series called “Our Story.” The series will chart the incredible story of how we met, fell in love, and ended up opening Bolinder Design.

Since it’s a story about both of us, to stay consistent, we write about each other using the third person, but we may use “we” instead of “they” when appropriate, since we are talking about us 😉.

So, lets take you back to the start, when we met for the first time.

In March of 2018, Noah was traveling around Europe with some friends when they landed in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. On his second day in the city, they attended an easter festival where a stranger introduced them to Maria because she spoke good English.

Maria, being the kind person she is, took Noah and his friends to the city’s largest mall, called Lavina, to find them something to eat and then offered to show them around the city another day. Maria loves to read and when she found out that Noah had written a novel, she asked where she could purchase a copy. Noah just so happened to have a copy of the book with him and gave it to her as a gift.

Noah left Ukraine, and neither of us expected to see the other again. Noah lived on the West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island and Maria was ten time zones away. Little did either of us know that a series of events had been initiated that would change our lives forever.
Noah and Maria