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It’s Ferragosto ’round here which means half the country is on holiday- except us martyred professionals of course. Yet more rain on the forecast, which means you’ll forgive the mention of sheepskin in August!

Dree Hemingway, 2008

  • Maybe it’s the advantage of being ridiculously good looking by nature, but offduty models sport some serious style of their own: Craig Arend of Altamira delivers fluid shots of the soon-to-be-big names in fashion.
  •  Valentina Siragusa’s Factory Style is a gem with a fresh spin on casual preppy. She knows the trends yet doesn’t adhere to any set formula to win the equation. Her recent trial with video is a winner and i do hope she keeps them coming.
  • Of the “I see it, I like it, I buy Make it” credo? Then P.S. I Made This is for you! From macrame necklaces to ruffle shirts to boho headpieces, Erica Domesek presents novel ways to rework everyday items into trendy pieces in clear cut instructions:

Tropical Straw Necklace


  •  Office accessory must-have: the Sharpie Liquid Pencil works like an erasable pencil and becomes permanent 24 hours after

For the OC geek in me

  • Obsessed with shearling? Who isn’t! The Nala Jacket at Allsaints embodies everything i need this A/W10

100% sheepskin

And lastly, something to make you smile for its transparency:

Oh yeaaah

Have a great midweek!

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In this world, there are 2 types of people: the shopping kind, who are more than happy to peruse at own pace, select and discard at the heart’s content and finally, flip the precious wallet flap open to reveal their own plastic-is-fantastic choice of card. Then there are the DIY people: the happy-go-lucky/i-do-it-myself/i’m-the-(wo)man! people.  

Jelle is a DIY man. He likes to build, tear things apart for the sake of sourcing material, putting his brand on a project. It gets pretty far fetched, at times, but he’s the first to admit that although his craft is best interpreted as rough, it brings him enough satisfaction to warrant future trials.

At the moment, he’s working on our summer gazebo. Read the rest of this entry »

We woke up thinking we’d take the bikes and ride to Porto Garibaldi some 6 kms away, just because it’s our last free weekend for the season. Instead, still bundled in bed, we heard the tell-tale sign of rain outside.

We were going to get potted flowers to put in reception and to display in one of the corners at home, just because the place is too sterile and white to look lived in despite the fact it is. That was the idea, but now we’ve had time to think things through over several cups of coffee, perhaps a craft project is in order.

Thing is, we like plants and flowers as much as the next person. They’re pretty, they’re symbolic, they add an accent to any space. But they die. Early. At least when in our hands… Sigh.

It’s the season to plant herbs and pot bulbs and generally rethink the garden or at the very least the windowsill: a spruce of green to look at while you’re doing the dishes is a great incentive to clean up tidy- and all that. Alas, Jelle and i have had the worst luck with plants.

Could these paper flowers be our only solution?