Archive | October, 2011


31 Oct

Aokigahara Jukai (Forest of Suicides), Japan. Photo by Simon le nippon


Happy Halloween Everyone!


Sorry for the hiatus

19 Oct

New blog posts will be available next week.

House Tour: Nina Bakos

11 Oct

Nina Bakos is a product merchandiser for Nike, so it doesn’t come as a surprise her incredible taste. Inspired by the clean Scandinavian style with splashes of color and quirky items, this is Nina’s home.

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Yummy Monday: Raspberry Muffins

10 Oct

When I started this blog, I knew I would have to do food-related posts once in a while. Baking is like therapy to me for when I’m stressed out and I often enjoy the most the time I spend in the kitchen than the products of it (and I enjoy these quite a lot). So every weekend I’ll be trying some new recipes and I’ll show you the results on Mondays!

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Guest post: Star Wars inspired design

10 Oct

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, one of the best online sources for beautiful lighting fixtures and lamps for your home. Be sure to stop by the blog to check out the latest in lighting trends and say hello! Star Wars inspired design is not just for kids. Sure there are license sheet sets and home décor products galore aimed at the kids’ market. But Star Wars fans are every age and demographic. For those of us who are also design lovers, here are Star Wars inspired designs that fit our sense of style while paying tribute to this beloved, iconic movie. May the (design) Force Be with You! Enjoy!

Pinterest Star Wars Design

A custom mural makes the ultimate Star Wars style statement. The mural features iconic Star Wars ships and imagery. This type of mural, or even the iconic star streaks in space, would be great in a home theater room.

Oh Gizmo Star Wars Design

For the stylish Star Wars fan who is willing to make a bold statement, this wallpaper is for you. Love the classic portrait style featuring the famous and infamous characters.

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Area Store 2012

7 Oct

Area is a portuguese design brand and by far my absolute favorite. Take a look at their 2012 catalog. I’m in love with the turquoise bedroom!!

The White Rented Walls Challenge part 2: A splash of color

6 Oct

Continuing yesterday’s post, here are some ideas for those of you who want to decorate your walls but are limited due to renting agreements. Today I’m going after a colorful, funnier look, but again, under a limited budget.

I’m a big fan of Native American art, so I got to start with a beautiful cultural symbol from the Huichol people (from Western Mexico). It’s called the Ojo de Dios (meaning God’s Eye) and all you need is some sticks (at least two) and thread in different colors. For the basic steps you can see this how-to video and when you get the hang of it, go ahead and try this complex version. It’s stunning!

Source: Poppytalk and Etsy

Other project with sticks is this one on the free people blog where you paint it in bright colors to give a wonderful effect. And this bamboo chime is so vibrant that will remind you of warm sunny days even in the strict winter. To round up this post I choose a cute sweet project that I made recently for my little cousin’s birthday party. The result was amazing with so many different flowers all over the place! The original tutorial shows how to make a paper pom pom. To do the flower just use 4 sheets of paper instead of 8, and open to one of the sides only.

Source: Free People, Michele Made Me, Sew Sweet Stitches and ModFruGal.

The White Rented Walls Challenge part 1: The Good Old Photos

5 Oct

First of all, I’m sorry for taking so long to write again. I’ve been Internet deprived for a few days and after that my sleep-deprived brain wasn’t able to put itself together to do anything.

Last week, when I told my friend Abby about my blog, she put me up for a challenge. What can she do with four plain white walls in her rented house? They can’t be painted and the idea is to be as low-cost as possible. So I picked a few DIY projects that could make that trick! Since they were too many for just one post I’ll put some today and the rest will be up tomorrow.

So, I’m gonna start with a few ideas involving photos.

Frames: I think everything gets prettier with a nice frame, but cheap wood frames are hard to find. So why not making your own? One option would be using fabric and cardboard (using an old cereal box, for example) to make some frames. You can also make paper frames using some scrap paper or a thicker kind of paper, like the ones you can find in this design*sponge DIY or this one made by the free people girls.

Collages: Instead of framing it, you can also put all pictures together like this cute heart made with deer pictures. And it can be transformed in any shape! It’s actually a very good idea for a birthday party. And to make it more interesting, use Instagram to do some retouch on your photos. If you don’t have and iPhone/iPad, you can use Picnik which has some great editing tools.


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