Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Hazelnut and Apricot Candy
[Vegan dessert recipe]
Who knew that making candied fruits and nuts would be so easy. From "squirrel food" to hard candy in only 30 minutes. 50% healthy (if you ignore the sugar), 100% vegan. I think this little sugar bombs would make a nice addition to your Christmas cookies. Makes a great food gift in a jar.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Leather Fringe Statement Necklace
Next time you should think twice before throwing away the small "useless" leather pieces. Here comes a great way to recycle all your tiny leather leftovers. Now with Holidays coming closer all your (not so useless) leftovers might come handy after all. Today's DIY fringe statement necklace will make a fabulous Christmas present for anyone who appreciates handcrafted designs. And even there is no stitching involved, this statement necklace is a 100% handcrafted product. It requires time and skills to create the fringe necklace. If you feel uncomfortable about using the blade, you can simply cut the triangles with scissors. It works even quicker. But for more neat look I would stick to the cutter.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Corazzano Village in Tuscany
The Corazzano village in Tuscany was on my "places I want to go" Pinterest board for a quite while now. You know, the board with pretty pictures of all the places you hope to visit after you win the lottery and after you you've seen all the major attractions the world has to offer :) The neverending Pinterest board. I didn't know where the Corazzano was located but I hoped one day I will find out. Well, I did by accident.
Last week my friend Valentina, who I've known since college invited me to Florence to make a short documentary about her first shoe collection. This was my first time in Florence but my friend already knew the area quite well since she used to live here for couple years. 3 days we had to juggle between visiting factories, filming and sightseeing. "Look at that.., film this.., eat those..."
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
[Victorian Era inspired look]
Netflix finally hit Germany and awoke my interest in historical tv shows such as "Ripper Street". Although I don't know how historically accurate the portrayals of events in the series are, but the story line is pretty thrilling. Set in London's East End in 1889 (Victorian Era) the series follows the cases of the Whitechapel H Police Division. Short summary- the show is a mix of old Sherlock Holmes movies and the CSI series. Great character development, beautiful costumes, lots of Brits.
Some critics felt that the show poorly copied similar shows but I for my part say the "Ripper Street" is original, stylish and inspiring. But I have to admit I am a bit biased. I would probably love every show that involves so many Bowler hats! Get your own opinion- the 1. season of the series is currently on Netflix (DE), Amazon Prime and DVD.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Kitchen Window Treatment
I am obsessed with IKEA hacks. For those who don't know what I am talking about- IKEA hacks are creative ways to modify or repurpose Ikea products. You still have all the benefits of IKEA products like price and function but thanks to the hacks you can customize your furniture and turn it into an unicat. The web is fool with amazing ideas and tutorials for IKEA hacks. Some are super simple, some others may require power tools and lots of ingenuity.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Faux Fur Jacket with Embellished Shoulders
[Easy level tutorial]
What I really love about faux fur jackets is that they're extremely warm, cozy and can be easily worn with everything. With Jeans, with an evening dress, even with jogging pants. Female or male- there is a faux fur creation for each and everyone! I am sure you have an old fluffy jacket hidden somewhere in your closet. Get it out and glam it up with rhinestones, beads or studs.