sreda, 30. november 2011

apartment therapy

apartment therapy indeed!

i love love LOVE this website!

full of lovely tours of apartments, that prove that Americans DO have a sense of style (i beg you pardon, but many of home decorating shows and styling checks have proven otherwise).

a real rest for the eyes and a great idea teaser!

again ... LOVE IT !

here are just a few pictures, to see what i'm so openly "lovin' at" (all San Franciso region).

loving the light green letter M

chalkboard wall is a "must have"

great mix of colours + the cat <3

magenta rox !

great green + white + lol @ the cat <3
it's funny how all apartments have a suttle thread of common. but things that are noticable that almost all of them have are: 
- frames in all shapes and sizes, 
- ikea vs. expensive designer, 
- old vs. new, 
- big letters, 
- chalkboard & 
- at least one pet <3 :)

be sure to put this website among your bookmarks and enjoy the tours!

torek, 29. november 2011

decorations already ?

i've already put up some christmas decorations. i've changed the colour theme and added a few new ornaments. 
 i don't want to use a regular christmas tree, so i think i will go for branches in a vase.
latley i've been very fond of all sorts of sticks & branches that you may find lying around when you're walking through parks or woods. they are an awsome inspiration for DIYs.
one of those "do it yourself" is in the making as i type.

this years IT colours are pale pink, cream, light gray, gold & silver + i've added blues to brighten everything up.

and to complete my tuesdays morning i had some of nostalgia biscuits. i loooved these when i was little. dunking them in tea to get them all soggy, smell of cinnamon, lovely shapes... one of the seasons fav for sure.
do you remember these? :)

ponedeljek, 28. november 2011


i've been making more collars in my home workshop.
i've decided to make more black ones, for one simple reason - they are basic. tho you can still make them each in it's own individual style.

more to come.

nedelja, 27. november 2011

d i y .2

Since i remember we had same old pincushions that my mom made way back in the day, from a orange/red fabric. after browsing through pinterest i've decided i'll make some new ones. i wanted to make only one, but once i've started i figured 2 more can't hurt ;)
i love details, so making the cake & cupcake took a bit longer + they were a bit complexe to make. but my point of this DIY was to show you, how you can make your own donut pincushion.
let's start!

1- all the things you need - 2 sheets of light brown felt, colourful yarn, 
    beads, sewing yarn, a compass.
2- you draw 2 circles on a papier with compass - big circle=9cm, small 
    circle=2,5cm- and you cut them out. now you have a basic shape of your
3- place the felt sheets together and trace the donut, then cut it out. 
4- draw another tracing of the donut on a new piece of papier. on radius 
    of cca 8cm draw an uneven line and cut the shape out. that will be your
    icing of the donut.
5- trace on one sheet of creme coloured felt and cut that out.
6- you place all the sheets of felt together (2 light brown pieces with creme  
    piece of felt on top) and you sew the middle circle of all 3 layers.
7- take the different pieces of yarn and start sewing sprinkles. be careful to
    only sew the cream + first layer of brown felt together.
8- for a little sparkle, add a few transperent beads.
9- after you've unleashed your imagination on sprinkles, it's time to do the 
    last phase of sowing. take the brown pieces of felt and sew all the way
    around. remember to leave a hole for the filling.
10- here comes the last part. fill the donut with pillow filling. be sure to put
     a good amount of it insid so that it will the take a proper donut shape.
     when your donut is fat enough sew the remainig hole together and...'re done!

you can use the pincushion for sewing needles, pins, broaches, badges...

torek, 22. november 2011

d i y .1

usually when i have an idea i can't wait to realize it.
i wanted to have a grey oversized man's sweater that can also double as a casual sweater dress.

w h a t ?

- xxl man's sweater, colour: grey, ebay for 10€
- 2 deco textile paints, colour: black + glitter crystal
- swarovski crystals double cone mix 4mm
- paintbrush
- larger plastic bag

 i've drawn a large circle - i went for the simplest and everlasting design + the first this i thought of - using a compass. then i just fill in the circle, edge first! (plastic bag goes underneath so the back of the sweather does not get coloured)

i let it dry overnight, then ironed it on medium heat so the colour was set and it was safe to be washed.

that's all the magic! pretty simple.

oh! and i've added a few swarovski stones just to "girly it up" a bit :)

ponedeljek, 21. november 2011

kolor bug

i've came across this colourful product just browsing through some magazine. it's pretty new one and for now only availabe in Australia & USA (or i just didn't look enough)

it colours your hair in an instant --> like make up for you hair + it washes off at a first wash! 
no bleaching, no manic panic, no commitment to one permanent colour, for whatever mood you're in and every occasion.
blonde, brown, black or something in will stick.

i want this! i've been colouring my hair black for at least 5 years now and just recently i've added a bit of bright orange. i would really have some fun with these babies! ;) i think it retails for 19€.

if you see it, let me know and in a meantime i'm going to hoover around hair salons (i think they'll be the first one to get this).

sreda, 16. november 2011


the best part of Ambient was the presentation of different art schools & socienty of slovenian designers.
you got the feeling they really let them express their imagination ( that is what im missing on my uni sometimes).

see for yourself.

i was really pleasantly surprised! 

i hope to see more next time.

nedelja, 13. november 2011


last thursday i went to ambiental fair in Ljubljana. my expectations were not high. actually i didn't have any at all. i just wanted to see what slovenian companys and designers have to offer.

first thing i noticed was that some of the companys really put a lot of effort on presentation of their newest designs and furniture/ and some left me wondering, if i'm in my home town @ (usually) september's Intrnational trade fair. thank you, but i don't need a pamflet on 3-years old special offer washing machines.

the best one for me from the "commercial" part of the fair + they won an awward for the best presentation.

"king size" beds are IN again

good use of small space

i was pretty fast walking through isles of baths and kitchens. when you see one, you've seen them all - considering this fair. nothing really inovative and playful. but slovenian homes are still pretty classic, so it was prefectely suited to that. and THAT is allright by me. 
coming through a large glass door and seeing stoves and gass grills i was going at rocket speed! not my cup of tea at all. that's mans field.


i would take a few of these home with me :)
so. first part left me neutral. overall nothing special with a few gems.
i was more pleased, when i saw, what other halls were hiding. and they were hiding some real treasures!

but that is left for the next post :)

sobota, 12. november 2011

visiting . . .

red bench in front of an old creamy coloured house. like cherry and vanilla.
but there's nothing "vanilla" about what's inside.lola.

i've been in the little shop numerous times. always without camera and never dissaponited. it's been going strong for 8 years now and i see no end. 
it has a lovely, warm atmosphere and a very homey feeling. 

home accessories, bags, slippers...

wallets, barrets, earrings, broaches, necklaces...

the shop is family run "buisness" and they are really supportive of slovenian design, so it really isn't difficult to miss MADE IN SLOVENIA signs :) it's a really great place for slovenian designers to show their work to the world.

+ it's impossible to come and not to stay for a while, because in addition of super goodies, girls are just lovely. friendly, talktive adn helpful! they rock!

tik tok, alice in wonderland

bubblegum earring anyone? or schrooms?

would have these in my size 39 :)

since this september my MIMI jewls are here for sale. and im really thankful for the opportunity <3.

xxl neckace
collars, necklaces, earring & broaches MIMI

so when you are walking by the river, remember to watch out for red bench and stop by. to buy smth lovely for yourself/a friend or just to fill up on creative energy. it's well worth it! <3

big thank you to Manca!

'till thursday Lola! 
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