The summer has really coming to its end... but we don't mourn about it. There are so many beautiful things in Autumn that we can be happy for! One of my favorite is the annual 'grape harvest'. This year we are doing it 'together with KlassDSign'. :)
It is always fun to participate a traditional grape harvest in a private vinery at the countryside. I have so many memories of it! My grandfather had two vineries in the Zala county in Hungary, so every year in early October all the family gathered together and helped him to pick all the yummy grapes and start the wine-making process. Of course each time the hard work finishes in a big festival-kind celebration with some fresh must and handpicked, oven-baked chesnuts. It is sooooooooo great!
Although my grandfather no longer with us, and those vineries are not ours anymore, we still have plenty of chances to experience the grape harvest feeling in every Autumn. My father has his own vinery now, so of course we are always welcome to help :) Although it is not the same anymore, the annual grape harvest brings me such beautiful memories. Plus it inspires me in so many ways - interior decoration, fashion, food, colors... :)
And there are so many delicious fruits waiting to be harvested during the Autumn - apple, plum, blueberry, blackberry, etc. Just look around, I'm sure you will find at least one harvesting festival somewhere near.
P.S.: Don't forget to taste the sweet, fresh must! X
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It's not that I am thinking of having babies or anything... I just love everything that is vintage and old and has a story to tell. These baby prams have definitely something to share. (ok, I know that some of them is made nowadays and brand new, but the style of them still takes us back in time.)
Although I would love to have any of these baby prams for my (future) baby, I have to admit it is probably not the most comfortable transportation in our cities now. I think I would need a medium-size truck to bring the pram with me to go to the city for a stroll. :)
Anyway... I've still not given up the idea of having one of these eventualy - when I'll have the need. I don't care if it's impossible to manage with it. :) They are just way to beautiful and magical! ...and if not for my baby, at least to my home as a decoration.
P.S.: Don't forget to dress up a bit of vintage while you are storlling with your vintage baby pram. :) X
Although it is not yet finished, I couldn't wait... I have to show this gorgeous, beautiful, unbelievable apartment. The home of the fashion designer Jekatyerina, born in the coldest Syberia, from a Russian mother and a Hungarian father.
She sees, she dreams, she creates, and never give up, never settle for less, (almost) never accept any compromise. :) Her home was designed and made slowly by slowly, step by step with passion, love and admiration. I hope she never give up on finishing this dream... so it can come true!
The 'small' things
*Russian silverware; red KitchenAid turmix; white Gorenje stove; 'I Love NY' fridge magnet; Cherry Blossom, Chinese thermos
The bathroom... or more like a cynderella story :)
*the white head decoration was brought from Dubai... and yes, it broke during the journey back home. But who cares... it is even better like this! :)
The black bedroom
*on the left: Diesel lamp for Foscarini
The terrace that has the same size as the whole apartment
*with a beautiful view over Budapest
Wallpaper that is waiting to be put to it's final place
P.S.: To be continued... X
...more than you would think. :) This time it is Friday, when we do our weekly post 'Together with KlassDSign'. And it is all about 'Paper'!
In today's digital world, we think that we do not use paper at all anymore. But it is (unfortunately) suprizing how much paper is being used or wasted in a day. Think of the napkins, the toilet paper, the receipts, the packaging of ...basically everything, the advertising brochures, the newspapers, our notes... And these are only papers we use and then throw away.
What about our environment? Our homes? Thinking of wallpapers, lamps, shelves, tables or any kind of decorations. Paper is a cheap and great material for any of these. You can be extremely creative and innovative. There are so much possibility in paper usage.
The latest great product that I love is by the super-talented, Dutch (what else :) ?) design group - Vij5 Design. (in the picture above - lower left) The found the way of compressing newspapers and cut in a way it creates a very hard and strong material... almost like wood. Fantastic! :)
We know him, we love him... it is never get old... his designs will live forever! Tord Boontije <3 X
P.S.: Look around and do something with all that paper you find! Be creative and have fun! XX
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Is it the sunshine? Or is this the crystal that is so clear and yet, so mystical? According to Feng Shui, crystal brings you money and multiply all positive energy in a room. Mr. Swarovski made a billion-furtune out of it... and if it comes in the pure from of diamond... there are no woman who would say: thanks, but no thanks. :)
Sometimes it is too shiny, sometimes it is too cold or sharpe and rigid... still we love the crystal. Especially how the light brakes through it to million pieces. Take a look in how many forms crystal is around us and we don't even realize it. ...or is its shine that makes us blind to see?
P.S.: Try to hand a crystal in your home to see it is really brings you all that it supposed to bring. Can't hurt, no? :) X
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We love balloons so much we want to take them with us to our home as well! And who tells we can't do it?! :) Le(d)t's Zeppelin away!
...if you want to enjoy the balloon as it it, don't care about anything or anybody... just buy a couple of them for yourself! It is not only for children! :)
P.S.: Buy as many colors as possible! X
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If you loved the pom-poms on your knitted hats when you were kid, you will definitely enjoy making these cute colorful, wool pom-poms. They are super-easy to make and are great source of decoration anywhere - in your house, on your clothes or as in my case in the car. :)
You will need: wool thread, cardboard, compass and scissors
1. Cut out two circles from the cardboard with the same size. Then cut out from each of them a smaller sized circle. Place the two pieces on the top of each other.
2. Twist the wool thread all over the cardboard (from the small hole to the sides) as much as you like. The more wool you twist on, the thicker the tuft will be. If you want an extra look, use more colors from the wool thread in the same tuft.
3. Between the two layers of cardboard, cut all the threads and with one single thread tie a knot, so it stays together. After cutting and making a knot we do not need the cardboards anymore. The tuft is ready! If it is necessary you can shape a little bit the help of scissors to get a beautiful, round pom-pom.
P.S.: Use as many colors as possible to achieve a bold and happy look! Enjoy! X
Get packed and let's leave the hot summer city this weekend. With these amazing vintage suitcases, not only your weekend will be relaxed, but you can travel back in time as well... :)
And if you are not so lucky to have a weekend getaway, you can still sit on, marry, store, pack...
P.S.: If you don't want to use it for anything, it is a great decoration anywhere you put! Just please don't throw them out! X
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Another hot week ran by, so it is time for our post 'together with KlassDSign'. This week our theme is 'sea'. I hope I will feel a bit less of the hot by looking at these 'cool' pictures. :) Enjoy!
P.S.: I bet you wanna go in right now to have a dip! :)
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This is a tutorial how to make some cute words that could decorate your room, table, wall, neck :) It is very easy, so don't hesitate to try it at home!
What you need:
wire, wool thread (any color), pincers and some glue
How to make it:
1. bend the wire with the pincers as long as you get the desired word
2. fix the wool thread to the end of the wire
3. twist the wool thread all over the wire to cover completely
4. at the end make a loop and tie a knot from the wool thread, or just simply fix it with some glue.
P.S.: Could be made like this the perfect nametag on the front door of your baby! X