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Nursery closet

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I am a big fan of the blog Oh Happy Day! in one of her posts she explains how they used to live in a very small one bedroom apartment and how she arranged her toddler and baby to sleep in a closet.

The work done in that little space is just amazing! if you would see the photographs you would never think that it is a closet! it looks lovely, cosy and really practical given the small space they had.

I love to see how people can be so creative at generating something beautiful by trying  to work their own space for living a comfortable life!

Lunch Bag

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I always bring my lunch to work so I decided to do a lunch bag  following Martha Stewart’s instructions.

If I would do it again I think I would use some Plastic fabric instead of the fabric I used. I wanted to use my new textile markers so I used an old curtain fabric but it was a mistake the fabric  is not hard enough. So the bag does not stay straight on its own.

However, still is a nice lunch back!

Photography party

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Finally I downloaded the photos from the photographic party that I did for my lovely lovely! He loves photography so I decided to do a party full of cameras and camera themed! I printed a bunch of cameras from the web and I stuck them around the place!

Here is what the door into the living room looked like:

Some pics from the living room:

I had in each wall sayings from famous photographers and Cameras:

I made a cake to go with the party theme. It was a camera. In order to do it I first made a rectangular base:

Then I did a second one and I cut up pieces for the lenses and different parts on the camera. I cut the lens using a bake tin:

Here is what it looked like (it is actually the same model that he has):

I made is well a photogarland:

I had a bunch of branches with vintage cameras hanging from them:

This is what the table looked like:

Here you can have a closer look of the table. I made a runner made of felt with the shape of multiple cameras:

Here is the table with the gifts. All the gifts where wrapped with camera papers and I even stuck cameras to the birthday card:

Philips 20 year life span bulb

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Philips has realised a super-energy LED bulb that is said to last over 20 years!

Apparently it can last 30,000 hours when used for four hours a day! that is just incredible!

It is a 10Watt LED bulb that would be the equivalent to the standard 60 watt incandescent bulb.

 

TeaTanic

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

As I am sure you are all aware this year is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

I found this really cool Tea bag holder that will surely made you smile!!

It is designed by Gordon Adler and you can buy it here.

 


Doily lamp tutorial

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I found this really interesting tutorial on Emmy Lizzy Blog on how to do a Lamp made of Doilies!!!!!!!

I think it is so cute. I would like to give it a try when ever I have a little bit more of time!

BlueBuild Energy

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Sometimes I feel clueless with all the information out there about renewal energy. I would love to have a very energy efficient home but there are so many options out there. So how do you choose the right boiler/windows/insulation for your needs?

There is so much information that it is impossible to be sure if you choose the right option…

This is why I think that this company BlueBuild Energy is great. They offer professional help to find what is right in reducing YOUR energy bills, generating a tax free income and lowering the Co2 emissions.

They provide sound advice to your needs and also do a free survey for you.

 

Calligaris

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

One of my favourite furniture companies is Calligaris. They are an Italian family-run company that designs, produces and distributes tables, beds, sofas, storage units and furnishing accessories.

I really like their contemporary, colourful, and fresh design.

Here you have some inspiration!!

Look at this new chair that they have out! It is called Basil chair because it is inspired with a basil leave! I think it is so nice and original

I like this chair too is called L’eau. It really looks like a drop of water

Zig Zag Streamers

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Today I decided to start planning my husband’s birthday party.

I really want to make it special this year. He really is my rock!

He has been great with me for the last few months. I was so upset after we lost the baby we were expecting and after finding out that I have a condition that makes me prone to miscarriages…. but he was so good, so positive, caring, encouraging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really do not know what I would do without him! he is my happiness!!!!!

So as part of the preparations I started to make some zig zag streamers that I saw in Oh Happy Day! Here are some photos of the tutorial posted on Oh Happy Day! blog

 

 

 

Pod Office

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Maybe some of you work from home, like me, most of the time.

Sometimes I wish I would have a separated area where I can have my computer and my work things instead of having everything in my living room!

You should take a look at this home offices to place in your garden called the Pod! they are made by Office in the Garden.

Do you know what is the best? that they are energy efficient but really really cool!!!