Archive for April, 2013|Monthly archive page

Green house in Lisbon

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

A while back I saw this amazing house in the interior design web site Freshome that really impressed me!

I wish I could say  that my vertical garden in my balcony looks as good and healthy as this but it does not!!

Isn’t it amazing?

Getting ready for the good weather

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I have decided to change the cushion covers around the house as well as the pocket organiser. I wanted bright colours! cheerful things that would remind you that summer will be soon in!

I used some fabric that I had bought in IKEA ages ago that screams cheerful!

According to every body this should be a good one! a very sunny one! so why not match your house with the summer colours!

I think I even feel more positive just looking at them!

Take a look:

Photo Wall

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

My husband is a great photographer so we have a lot of photographs that I like to display around the house.

I found today in Ikea Hackers a great way to display his photographs:

Electric Cars

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Last weekend we went with my lovely hubby to see electric cars!

We need to change our car so we are considering electric. Electric cars are not for every body but they certainly would suit our needs.

We do not drive long distances, we are environmentally concious and we do not need a big car! plus I have to say that I really like the design from the Nissan Leaf!

Of course once you buy one of these cars you always have to hear the typical comments like: “would you not buy a real car” or “that is only a toy car”. Oh Well I still think that the advancements with electric cars have been great and that they are the car of the future!

We also heard that it is not a family car. Well, let me tell you that it is wider than many other cars and that you can even fit 3 children seats at the back! the front is so spacious too because the engine is much more smaller than in traditional cars.

The only down point of us is that we are still renting the apartment were we live so we can not charge the car from our electricity sockets 2 floors above the ground! so that really is making it very impractical for us at the moment!

Some photos to get you started:

Deeper boot than normally because there is no petrol deposit under the car!

The Cottonwood Tree

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I have been in the Cottonwood Tree several times and I enjoy going every single time I go!

The Cottonwood Tree is a crafting store in Kilcullen, where they sell wool, trimmings, patterns, crafting books, material, crafting kits and many more things!

Their web site is

I recommend you to pop in when you have time. I got lovely things there.

Here are some of my creations made with items from their fab shop:

These lovely dolls:

This lovely flower that I stitched to one of my cushions. I made a second one that I wear on my coat or jacket:

Lego interior design

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

I am a Lego fan so I like to get idea around the web about how to decorate your house with lego and how to get things lego related.

I found some cool ideas in Ikea Hackers:

This cool dining table from here:

Another  nice idea as a coffee table:

And to keep all your lego well stored:

Hotel running on olive pits

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The hotel Posidon Benidorm Playa has come up with an ingenious solution to heat their hotel and pool. They use olive pits!

The system is quite similar to a wood pellet burner just that uses olive pits. Olive pits are handy to purchase on the area and are far cheaper than the oil that the hotel used before.

The initial cost setting up the system was of 230,000€ but they reckon that they will get it back in 3-4 year!

Interior Designer for one day

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Hepburn designs have come up with a brilliant idea that in my opinion revolutionises interior design! they have a service that is called designer for a day. They offer eight hours of interior design advice and ideas with a qualified and experienced Interior Designer to transform your home or office!

It is such a fresh and brilliant idea and they cater for big or small budgets. They will bring into you a full range of catalogues and brochures for every price range and taste from IKEA to Roche Bobois.

By the end of the day the designer will provide you with ideas and present you with drawings and notes from the day.

Denim jacket and armchair cosy

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Hopefully from now on we will have nicer days so I have decided to give a revamp to my denim jacket. I added a few things here and there…

Originally:

Now:

This week I also decided to make my armchair a bit cosier. I had some wool left over so I did knitted a rectangle and I placed it behind the armchair

 

ReMakes

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I am a table cloth person but when I saw the placemats that  ReMakes mades it really made me think that I should start using them right now!

Their placemats are made from reclaimed billboards and film posters and of course they are all unique! each set of four is randomly cut and selected from the same poster.