Thursday, November 29, 2012

Girls and cats

This is me contemplating the idea that cats and girls are exquisite together.

Sources: talking to kafka (Facebook page), Fanny Latour Lambert, tumblr (sorry, no proper credits here), oladios' flickr photostream, via my heart on

Friday, September 14, 2012

Repurposing: Vinyl records into clocks ["owl tell you the time"]

This is the second vinyl clock I've ever made.
This one was for my dearest friend Irina.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Repurposing: ceiling flat lamp turned summer decoration base

This is me mixing some sea shells of different color and shape, beach sand [mix fine and coarse sand] and a repurposed transparent wine glass. And candles.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Repurposing and decor details: two corners and a half

This is me oscillating between retro, vintage and antique.

Repurposed jars - as candle holders and vase, repurposed green wine bottle as vase and repurposed ripped cane mesh from a chair, turned vase by adding a POKAL glass from IKEA.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vintage cooler

The heat is on and has been for a while. While this item is clearly not repurposed, it is beautiful and inspired me. Dried flowers never looked better.
Photo's mine, cooler belongs to its owner.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Photoshoot: lilac

This is me admiring my latest corner of inspiration:
Lilac from my garden, an IKEA green watering can, an old little cabinet [shabby-chic'd], black cast iron candle holder.
Repurposed: a jar which I used as a glass for ivy, wooden box - painted to look french-chic, a white spent light bulb.
Crafts: paper stars and magazine curls - I lost the link where I saw how to make them, but I'm working on recovering it. Made these for Christmas, so I can't remember, either.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photoshoot: white and mauve/violet tulips

This is me loving these tulips and documenting their brief yet most welcome stay in my home. Tulips and freesias are spring flowers I love. And whereas I always know you cannot go wrong with freesias [the worst being when they don't smell and are just beautiful to watch], sometimes I am afraid of tulips and their very short lifespan when offered as a bouquet. These, however, were given to me as two separate bouquets by my family and seem to have been very keen of the environment they lived in.

Photos: all mine

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wishlist come true

Sources: H&M, Pull & Bear

Proud owner of two new items as of today. Will wear them wisely.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Obsessions: Repurposing: ...little boxes, all the same... card cabinets and filing cabinets

I am currently obsessed with wooden library card cabinets. This is one clever cabinet repurposing idea, by Emily Henderson.

Or, for a post-industrial loft apartment inspiration, heavy, metal filing cabinets - by SnapshotVintage. Repurposed as night stands or end tables.

Photos taken from: Emily Henderson's blog, SnapshotVintage's Etsy. I am sure I will go back to those sites soon and often.

This is me thinking if I could possibly have both little boxes cabinets styles in my house.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Repurposing: Berzelius glass turned sustainable to-go cup/mug

Pictured above is a travel mug made by bringing together a chemist's Berzelius glass and a "Mini" sleeve from MugToGo. They say their sleeves are biodegradable and the ones I have look biodegradable to me. Berzelius glasses are heat resistant and somewhat shock resistant too.
So here it is - a way of having a "repurposed" travel cup. 

Apart from that - you can repurpose this type of chemist's glass by integrating it into decor [view examples below]

Photos: first mine, then La maison d'Anna G. and 79 Ideas

Friday, February 17, 2012

From my heart: just add coffee

This is me thinking: 
Breakfast is important. Make something sweet. Add fruit. Add coffee
Then read some blogs, heart some pics, and don't forget books. Real ones. Add coffee
Bake a cake. Add coffee
Take your bike out in town. Find a bakery. Sit and chat. Add coffee
Organize and clean your work space. Work. Add coffee
Take a break, have an ice-cream. Add coffee
Dream of a decadent chocolate cake. Add coffee
Think of ways to improve your home. Add coffee
Meet friends in the evening for meaningless talk. Add coffee
Whatever you do, just add coffee

Pretend it's a summer afternoon

This is me pretending. Shrimp and a glass of wine I can do. I did.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Light: candles and dark spaces

This is me using natural light at night. Candle corners keep the room warm-lit.
Photos: from the source

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stars in Stripes: "owl wear those stripes"

This is me letting myself be inspired by ModCloth's clever item names when giving a title to this post.
The star in stripes is the owl this time. I don't know who launched the necklace model, but it caught on like wildfire. And stayed in style, like a loyal companion.

Took the photo myself
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