All posts filed under: Art & Design

Joanna Ladowska’s Mixed Media Art

It’s no secret that art is a big love of mine. I’m at my happiest when I’ve just discovered a new and exciting artist – and only wish I could be as talented as some of the ones I’ve discovered along the way. One of my artist crushes (and envies) at the moment is Joanna Ladowska, a UK-based mixed media artist. I was first wooed by her talent a few years ago, when I accidentally bumped into one of her more ‘classic’ pieces: an absolutely stunning, pencil on canvas, depiction of Audrey Hepburn. I immediately started following her on Facebook, not yet realising how versatile an artist she was. In the months and years that followed, I discovered exactly how much more of her work amazed me… And it was all different things, like: Then, for the whole of last month, she did this thing were she posted one notepad sketch for everyday on her Facebook page and… boy did she blow me away. I actually think these sketches may be my favorites so far. …

Ones to Watch: ‘Meet the Cat’ Jewelry

Ioanna Koulouris was born and raised in Athens, as part of a very artistic family (her mother owned a clothing atelier, while her father was a self-taught handyman). She studied Statistics at the University of Piraeus and, upon graduating, worked in advertising until 2005 – when she, thankfully, decided to change career paths. She went back to her mother’s atelier, attended art seminars, experimented with different forms & materials and eventually designed her first collection and founded her own company: ‘Meet the Cat’. Using a range of both conventional & unconventional materials such as wood , rubber & cement (!) Ioanna creates original, alternative, statement jewelry pieces – which will add that certain je ne sais quoi to even the plainest of outfits. Just look at some of her earlier work: Her latest (SS2015) collection, AZTECAH, features “geometric cuts of gold, silver and pink gold-plated brass, embroidered with colorful threads” and is (as its name clearly implies) inspired by the art of the Aztecs. Here’s some of my favorite pieces, for your viewing pleasure: The …

Home Workspace Inspiration…

I have been contemplating setting up a small workspace in my house for sometime now. I feel like it would be nice to have a dedicated spot to catch up on paperwork – not to mention it would be great for overall productivity and all my blogging needs (no more wriggling on the bed, trying to get into some sort of cozy position in order to type a blog post). It was in that spirit that I started browsing the internet for inspiration, a few days ago – and boy did I find some gorgeous looking spaces & interesting ideas! All that remains is for me to find a cosy, available spot with great wi-fi signal (which might prove a tad hard to be honest), then start hunting for a small desk/ chair combo and fitting accessories… Here’s some of the spaces that inspired me the most, for your viewing pleasure: [via haileygolich.vsco.co] [via gravity-gravity] [via crystal-lize] [via gravity-gravity] [via minimal desks] [via stylizimoblog.com] [via emmalucywatson] [via vintageluxe] [via northernmoments] [via eclecticdose] [via lushlofts] [via …

Interiors > Scandinavian Appartment with Industrial Elements

    Today features yet another great loft (to be?), situated in Murmansk, Russia. Designed by native architect Denis Krasikov this airy, high- ceiling-ed gem features bright white walls and “distressed” wooden floors coupled by modern touches, graphic splashes and pure industrial elements – with a stunning, totally eye- catching result. I love the purely functional kitchen, light- flooded living room and modern, beehive inspired bathroom. As for the bedroom? With its four- poster bed, huge all around windows and stunning statement lighting against the principally minimal backdrop – it is simply to die for! [via Design Father]

Interiors > Spring Pastels

As many of you know, I am not really a big fan of pastels. I do like them in principle but, in practice, I kinda feel like they don’t really suit my Mediterranean complexion or (more tomboy-ish) sense of style. So I tend to shy away from them – not to mention I have never really thought of them as decorating colors before. With the weather finally warming up and the sun shinning, however, I recently found myself browsing decorating sites, blogs & Pinterest boards – and realised I loved so many of the pastel hued interiors that I had to reconsider. In fact, I might even go as far as to say I’m now a bit of a convert, hehe… Since I know many of us get the same sort of sprucing up/ redecorating bug around this time of year, here’s a roundup of some of my favorites to offer some inspiration (in case, like me, you fancy going down the pastel brick road, this Spring): {via 79 Ideas} {via Sköna Hem} {via 79 …