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The ecovillage

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The Cloughjordan Ecovillage is an ecological village that brings together a diverse group of people creating an innovative new community in Tipperary. It includes 67-acre site with beautiful and fertile land where people from the town grow their own food, and plants and trees to promote biodiversity.
The ecovillage includes:
More than 50 low energy homes and work units so far
A solar- and wood-powered community heating system
50 acres of land for allotments, farming and woodland
A green enterprise centre and hi-spec broadband
An eco-hostel for visitors
A nearby train station and community farm

If you would like to experience the village for a weekend you only need to book in their hostal!

Home designing

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

I discovered a new interior design web site that I absolutely love. It is called Home designing.

It has great ideas for all type of houses and rooms. I recommend you to take a look!


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

I got a lovely ribbon this week and I decided to use it for bunting with some fabric that was not being used.

It was a very quick job and I am delighted on how it looks. I cut the bunting triangles with pinkie scissors and I saw them with the machine to the ribbon.



Backsplash Ideas

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I found a really cool web site Home designing that gives you great ideas for Kitchen  Backsplashes.

Here there are some  examples:

From Fine senses:

From Sullivan  counter tops:

From Moje Powidoki blog:

From Tetris tiles:

From Salvage Secrets:




Milk Carton recycle

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

It is amazing what one can do with milk cartons and a bit of imagination!

We are really big milk drinkers at home so we have a lot of milk cartons every week to recycle.

I think that I should consider turning them into something beautiful like in the following photos!

From maya made:

From Etsy:

From Kiwimag online:

From Lilla:



Inkjet Magnetic Sheets

Monday, May 13th, 2013

A couple of months ago I bought in Paper source this amazing sheets that are magnetic. So you can print on them anything you like and they become unusual and personalised magnets!

I have been experimenting with them and I actually used them to decorate a boring radiator.

Folding Bedsheets

Friday, May 10th, 2013

I know, I know! this is not a post about house design but  it is about house keeping and keeping it nice!!! hahahahahah!!!

My friend Ilaria sent me a while back links from wonderful web sites that they help you to organise your house. I absolutely love this link to this web site called: The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.

In this link it explains you in a easy way how to fold your sheets in a perfect tidy manner! just fascinating!!


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I know I posted before about pallets and how you can use them to make different things. However, I have a fascination for them. Look at this really cool photos of what you can do:


Pallet Shelves from High consumption:

A whole lot of inspiration from House and Home:

Sew Can Do

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Since I started the blog I increased my amount of monthly crafts. Sometimes I do things that I need or things I would like to give to other people. Other times I just do things that I like but I really do not need.

I have a bunch of web sites that I go for inspiration. Sew can Do is one of them. In this web site you can find tutorials to do so many things! so take a pick!

Xicu Cabanyes

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I think that art is very important part of interior design. A particular painting or sculpture can really light up a home.

Today I would like you to know more about Xicu Cabanyes. He is a Catalan artist that I really like and that has been in my family history for many years! My parents met him just after they married and they followed his artistic trajectory for years.

Last Christmas Santi left us a very particular present one of his sculptures! I really like it.

This particular one is part of a series of ones called the “Death and Disfiguration of Geometry”. The fundamental axis of this sculptural discourse, mainly based on shape, is the conflictive relationship between what is geometric and what is organic and, above all, the preeminence of the second factor. It basically represents how in nature we do not have geometrical shapes but rounded and how nature fights to have these shapes back.

Xicu Cabanyes is a very talented artist and if you ever decide to go to Girona I think you should drop down to his forest. He has a forest called Can Ginebreda where he has a lot of his art exhibit around a 40,000m2 area!