Do you know sisterMAG?
Do you know sisterMAG? No?!?
sisterMAG is a Journal for the Digital Lady. Created by two classy & clever sisters from Berlin, that I've had the pleasure of meeting several times over the past year. Whether you're into technology, fashion, photography, travel, future trends, lifestyle or DIY: there's something in there for you!
In the brand new sisterMAG issue, which is all about Trends & Utopia:
► you can join Sivan Askayo on a wonderful trip to Tokyo
► learn from Elodie Love about Still Life photography
► discover the Google Art Project, by Jenni Fuchs
► read tips & tricks about working from home (including a peek into my home office on p. 96!)
► and find out so much more...
Check it out here!
A comfy bedroom @ IKEA LIVE
My latest guest post at IKEA family live just went live. I'm revealing a few secrets about creating a comfy bedroom. Check it out here!
Gift wrapping ideas for IKEA Family live
My new guest post at IKEA family live just went live. I'm sharing a few ideas about gift wrapping. Check it out here!
JOELIX in Butterzart magazine
Earlier this year I met Nina in Berlin when we both attended The Hive, a European Blog Conference. We immediately hit it off ( we talked for hours during the cocktail party! ) and have been in contact ever since. Nina writes a monthly magazine called Butterzart about kids fashion & lifestyle.
It's an honor to be invited by her today to Butterzart to tell you a little bit more about me & my blog in the column "Wer bloggt denn da?". You can read it HERE. It's in German, but you can read the English translation here.
Our home in IKEA Family Live Magazine
Remember I told you about a talented team that came over to our home for a photoshoot? Today I'm excited to tell you that it was for IKEA Family Live magazine! If you're an IKEA Family card holder, you'll receive the magazine in the mail this month. You can also read our home story online. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did!
As soon as I knew that the photographer of one of my favorite editorial shoots ever ( the colorcoordinated shoot for Habitat '09 on Adrian's homepage ) would "do" our home, I was really excited. I've worked on many photoshoots as a stylist & photographer's assistant, but never in my own home. Even though our home is spacious, it felt crowded and there was "stuff" everywhere. But we had so much fun! Thank you guys for all the hard work & the great result!
Oh and I have so much more respect for professional models. It's so exhausting to keep your energy focused when you're being "shot". One of our cats didn't mind the mess, he usually loves strangers and it turned out: he also loves being on camera! You'll see Wally in a few of the final pictures too.
And just like that...
Some of the things I liked best:
• A sneak peek into the property and studio of Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner. The studio floor reveals the colors and gestures of almost every painting he did from 1947 to 1952.
• Of course there is also plenty of bloglove for the Yellowtrace blog by Dana. One of my favorites too. She takes us off the beaten path to discover the unexpected.
• Stars stripes and acid brights: in your own style you will be the star. Photography by Marjon Hoogervorst and styling by AnoukB showcasing how to add some punch by adding (trendy) colors to your home.
• Real or Replica on the Hans J Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair (1949).
• Cooks with such a great smile (and Egyptian roots) probably know how to prepare a super nice meal. On my next trip to NYC I will definitely try visit restaurant Colonie in Brooklyn Heights.
• Island luxe: the light at restaurant Alemagou on Mykonos, one of the many Greek islands, is just spectacular. It makes me want to teleport to it right now and enjoy the sea view, the cycladic architectural elements of the venue and of course the agaves & cacti.
Sucker for Succulents
Succulents grow easily on any undeep surface, but the most difficult thing about growing succulents is to find nice planters. Ever since reading the latest issue of At Your Leisure by J3 Productions, I'm obsessed with faceted planters. These Elements by Planterworx are really cool, however a bit more suited for the outdoor. These sculptural wood planters by Haunt Studio were made from reclaimed wood, which is just a bit more responsible. One of the locations where the guys at J3 shot the men's fashion story for At your Leisure, was at the Moorten Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs, home to the "World's First Cactarium"! Take your time like a turtle... and you will see more. So true!
The home of Maurizio Zucchi inspired me to introduce some agaves and cacti and succulents into my house. Until now they enjoyed the sun in a dedicated area with lots of glass.
This time lapse mood video by Andria Norvelis for Est Magazine (a cool new Australian e-mag) mixes my love for succulents with my passion for typography. What's not to like?
A light breeze
J3 Production published the 3rd edition of the At Your Leisure magazine full of inspiration and beautiful images.
Dutch family business in synthetic pottery Elho introduces the Elho raindrop water tank (on page 182-184). It looks amazing and makes using rainwater so easy!
Prepare a cool jelly pudding for your family or leave it for the jelly loving ants around the house.
A tip for parents traveling with their little ones this summer: in august Appracadabra will launch their new website & 1st app with wonderful children's apps in their own language. Each app will have a playful yet educational element and most of their apps are available in 16 different languages, ranging from Arabic to Lithuanian and Swiss German.
Happily ever after
This happy bright summer is almost over, but fortunately you can keep eating these beautiful icecreams all year round. If you like something to stay happy on a daily basis, have a look at these yummy sandwiches. And if you're hungry for some happy funky jewellery visit Denise's website. Her traditional costumes are worth a visit too! I've been looking for some nice bold socks (without Snoopy or teddy bears) and finally found Happy Socks. Bright, classic, happy! Sarah recently opened her supermarket. It's fun to shop around. For all the male fashion addicts around there, did you know these architectural designs by Nahum Villasana? And finally: a poetic video to get you through these last few weeks of summer.
Mix and match
Recently I somehow visited tons of interesting websites and projects, that I'd like to share with you here. Please note that most of them don't have anything to do with eachother, so the upcoming might be a bit messy.
Let's start with a stunning project where you get a peek into the interiors of an ecclectic gathering of people, called the Selby. The best part is that you actually see that people really live in these homes. For some more serious interior decoration, have a look at Domino Mag.
I was completely amazed by this project in NYC, it's so poetic and impressive. I've already left a message in some of the homes I've lived in, but never it got any further than a name and date hidden in a drawer or underneath the wallpaper. This goes a bit further. The funny part of this story, is that the mother of the family left an MP3-player in their old house, filled with songs which reminded her of the time spent in her old home. Someone brought it back to her in the new house.
Here's a very inspirational book. Plus it's matching lampshade.
If you didn't lose all your money during the crisis, you could invest it in a poetic way.
In need for some sweet inspiration for delicious treats for christmas, visit I love cuppa cakes. Yummy!
Francesca transformed ugly disability artifacts into nice fashion accessories.
And Yakkay did the same with traditional bicycle helmets.
To finish, a beautiful movie about fabrics, which absolutely reminded me of this Flickr series. Elegant beauty.
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