23 Mar 2008
In fact I find anything made of gingham fabric irresistible. Although some think it's right just for baby clothes and nurseries, I believe it is perfect for women clothes and accessories not only girly and romantic but also feminine and elegant, even sexy, with a 50's feel.
I think it's great for home decor too, giving a fresh and cheerful look to the space, not necessarily too country.
Πιστεύω ότι είναι υπέροχο και για τη διακόσμηση του σπιτιού, δίνει μία φρέσκια και χαρούμενη εμφάνιση στον χώρο, χωρίς να είναι απαραίτητα πολύ "country".
And this is my notebook, a gift by my friend Vassiliki.
Και αυτό είναι το σημειωματάριό μου, ένα δώρο από τη φίλη μου τη Βασιλική.
And of course a search through Etsy you will show you that gingham is used for the creation of some of the most gorgeous handmade items.
Και βέβαια αν ψάξεις στο Etsy θα δεις ότι το πτι καρώ χρησιμοποιείται για τη δημιουργία μερικών από τα πιο υπέροχα χειροποίητα αντικείμενα.
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15 Mar 2008
I am fascinated by anything related to home decor. But since my budget is always very limited I try to be inventive and combine low cost ideas with a personal touch. That's why I think this site is so exciting, because it is about Ikea products we all love, hacked with lots of creativity so that they change use or style. A good way so that we don't all end up with identical houses.
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The past few years when I go shopping, I come to the same conclusion: no matter to which area of Athens I am, I come across the same shops, owned by the same brands, international or greek. So I will have to buy the same dress or gift regardless if I go shopping near my house, or downtown or to the other side of the city, I will end up with the same things in my bags. But I suspect that would happen even if I had to travel to other Greek or even European cities, I would meet the same signs in front of me again and again. It seems so difficult to find little shops owned by people with real love for clothes, or accessories or home items who don't face their shop just as business but enjoy making it stand out, trying to find special items and daring to go out of major trends. Personally I am still looking for that shop, at least as far as it concerns clothes (for jewelry I have a couple in mind). I am not saying they don't exist, but they are very rare for sure. They probably couldn't stand competition and were eaten up by big labels. And what must a girl do if she wants to look different from the crowd? Browse the net looking for beautiful, handmade things made by independent talented artists who simply can't produce more than a few pieces and put all their creativity in them. And of course she should start from Etsy, where she could discover treasures. Take a look:
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7 Mar 2008
For almost 2 months now the center of Athens has been a more beautiful place. Big hearts, painted by known and less known artists, adorn squares, streets, buildings, parks, metro stations. The 115 hearts will be sold in an auction which will be held for charity purposes. To learn more visit Hearts in Athens.
Εδώ και δύο μήνες περίπου το κέντρο της Αθήνας είναι ομορφότερο. Μεγάλες καρδιές, ζωγραφισμένες από γνωστούς και λιγότερο γνωστούς καλλιτέχνες, στολίζουν πλατείες, δρόμους, κτίρια, πάρκα, σταθμούς του μετρό. Οι 115 καρδιές θα πουληθούν σε μία δημοπρασία που θα γίνει για φιλανθρωπικούς σκοπούς. Για να μάθετε περισσότερα επισκεφθείτε το Hearts in Athens.