Time for some autumn inspiration for the guys and get those street etiquettes right!
MARBLE – MARBLE – MARBLE
As said in the previous post.. Marble is back! Not kitsch or all super expensive now.. and not only in the stone form it comes from our mother nature, but you can find marble now in the bookstore, clothing store or surfboard shop as well.
I collected some items and spaces by which marble works so nice! Doesn’t it look really cool with copper and pastel colours btw? I’m convinced.
And if you know Anyone who can marble a surfboard just like here in the picture.. let me know, I need mine to get this look!
While getting inspired for a project I’m working on right now I ran into these images..
And since it has been a while I did an interior post, it was about time to share these new findings with you!
#1 Handwritings and walpaintings to me are always a good add. It gives the space a fun and playfull factor.
I love adding a carpet in a ‘commercial’ space. It gets so much closer to a cozy and homie feel.
#3 I really like bricks and clean tiling next to eachother.
Although there aren’t any colours in contrast.. the structure and texture contrast give a nice feel to it.
#4 Welcome back Marble!! Need to give this trend some attention.
Marble has been kitschy for a long time, But.. It’s back! Offcourse you got to combine this with the right colours and texture not to make it kitsch again.
In this setting, it think it’s done very very well.
#5 Not sure where to place the bar? Or is it a temporary thing? Just use crates or maybe old workingtables as a construction! Looks pretty cool doesn’t it?
#6 Tiling tiling tiling.. Pretty well exicuted here, combining it with light wood and concrete.
I might have added some darker wood myself cause now it looks all very light and clinic. But guess that’s a matter of opinion and choice.
Ow I like how they used yellow, it’s after all a pretty hard colour to use well.
This link DOC25 – It’s in the Sky is a short documentary. “At a time that women seem to be centipedes in the area of work, family and beauty, there arises a new vogue that is seemingly simpler, more sober and pragmatic than ever.” It’s a 30 mins video and I recommend it to not only the women of style but everybody, to get you understand each and others styles a bit more. Next to that it let to what I’m writing about here in this post.
The reason why I want to share this short documentary with you is this. When watching, I kind of found out some things about myself, just by reflecting what the video is about. You see how they talk about women around their 30’s/40’s and how they dress. They all look kind of boyish, sober and still so beautiful. Now I have to really make clear I love this style and way of dressing. You look strong, independent, calm and still those women have a job, kids, a husband.. Now this style is formed because of a big need not having the time to stand in front of the mirror for hours, put on make-up, and wear uncomfortable garments. A perfect style for women that are busy.
And with that comes the reason why I’m charing this video. I’m a young woman in my twenties. I do not have a permanent job, I haven’t made a decision yet what to do for the rest of my live, I don’t have kids and I don’t have a husband either. Those factors kind of stipulate my style I guess. I’m still in search of what I want to be and become. I just graduated, do random stuff all the time, have no regular schedule and guess that really influences the ways I look as well. Sometimes I like the more bohemian style, sometimes it’s more r&b’ish and sometimes boyish. It’s because I don’t want to make a choice yet in how I want to look like and how I want to live. You have to make choices all the time, at this point in my life, they’re the most important as well.. so why make choices that don’t really matter that much right now? And save the energy for those which are more important. It’s a very visual way I guess to the world of the search I’m in myself. Not that I want to see the world I’m still in search, it just happens. Maybe until you come to a certain point you see the light.. that could be right now for me, since I understand myself a little bit more. But will see about that.
This economic crisis where we are in right now makes everything pretty chaotic. It’s a hell to find a good job, so in between freelance work and a part-time ‘student’ job (funny, since most of my friends all do student jobs and are all graduated, ironic isn’t it?) you have to apply for jobs and try to keep growing and keep moving forward and better in your working field to ever get a job at all. Now I see there’s a link between me being super confused what I want to do, and what I want to look like and carry out. It’s putting so much pressure on recent graduates, how can I ever have this ‘pragmatic, super secure, basic style’ when there’s nothing to be secure, sure and calm about, right? I don’t think having more than one specific style is a problem at all. It just happens to me, and maybe in a couple of years this has totally changed. For now, I just wear stuff that suits what I feel like that day.
Now there’s another reason why people like me wear more layers, jewelry, coloured hair, make-up etc. You see.. I would love to not wear any make-up, but since I am not a model with the perfect skin, long legs and proportions.. you need to shift the accents. So than it comes to a more carrying out style, putting your attention on details and style more than natural beauty. I guess that’s a thing that works for me. There are garments I would love to have, but just don’t suit my body, so I decide not to buy it, no matter how much I hate the fact that I see other people wearing it in which he or she does look nice. You see, a lot of good garments or just good style in general makes you so much more handsome, from the outside ofcourse. The way you dress just tells so much about your way of living, awareness of style and understanding the time you’re living in.
I guess I want to make these thoughts clear to my readers since I hear some people talking about the fact they don’t always get me, why I write about stuff, and think it’s all random. I write about stuff when it inspires me, when I think it might be nice for people to know about. And most importantly it’s about understanding myself, to have a place where I can write down my thoughts.
You can just go with the flow.. but for me writing down means reflecting and making sure I get where I ever want to be.
In my previous post I talked about Leila’s shop in London where they served me a delicious salad. I tried to remake this salad back home last week, with my own twist.
At first, there was no red lettuce to be found around here, so I changed that to red cabbage. Next to that I added rocket and green lettuce.
I baked a quarter pumpkin in some butter with salt and put it in the oven for about 25 min. You don’t have to erase the skin of the pumpkin, just make sure to wash it first though. You know the pumpkin is ready when it’s nice and soft all the way through.
After getting it out of the oven and having this rest for a bit, I mixed it with the salad and added a fair amount of goats-cheese, hazelnuts and honey. You can add some (red-)onion for some bite and spice, but be careful not to put in to much, the taste easily dominates.
Not a vegetarian and craving for some meat? I added some grilled chicken myself but not that necessary because of the different sorts of taste already in the salad!
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It’s been already 2 weeks since me and my dear Canadian friends where visiting each other in London.Time flies! On my last day of my stay we went for lunch at Leila’s shop, near Bricklane in Shoreditch. On Calvert Avenue to be specific.
I didn’t know this place, but Elyse went here before. Why we went to this place specific? Well it has a great story. There is this tiny lunchroom, with an open kitchen. A cook with flaxy grey hair is preparing the food, there’s a waiter, it could have been anyone really, and Leila herself.
The story that comes with the shop is Leila McAllister’s philosophy: providing excellent food. The meals are inspired by the way people cook in East Europe. With meats from Poland and vegetables as pumpkins, potato’s, courgettes and aubergines they try to be as creative as possible and make different meals out of it every time.
Now next door, Leila has a little shop where she sells all ingredients and products used in the restaurant. This way you can buy your meal next door to make it yourself at home. Buy the french knife you have to cut your fresh fruits with you ordered, the herbs on your salade, green oranges, or the lovely fresh bread. Well you get it.. A great place to have a nice and healthy breakfast, lunch or just a coffee or tea.
Leila McAllister herself!
I love the overall look of the shop, great colours, retro style and materials like rough wood, crates, sackcloth, tins and she definitly picked the perfect table accessories. Great experience, loved it!
I myself had a salad with red and green lettuce, pumpkin, hazelnuts and goats-cheese. A gorgeous simple and heavy salad. My friend Elyse went for the stuffed frittata with a small side salad. Really tasty! I Actually remade the salad myself when I got back home, will put a recipe online soon.
Leila’s shop doesn’t have its own website but you can follow on facebook here.
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Last weekend I attended the London Tattoo convention together with my Canadian friend Elyse. We worked all 3 days but made sure we were also able to check out some artwork done by the best tattooist from all over the world and get ourselves some drinks at night. Have to say it was a great experience. Wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it’s really inspiring looking around. There are some many different sorts and ways of tattooing. Most people are tattooed all over from head to toe, but still it can be very interesting if you’re not covered in ink, to look around and get inspired. The building by itself is a great experience to work through as well. London has such great architecture if you love old dock buildings!
Here is a small photo report of our experience. I spotted some real cool graphics, fashionable men (tattooed obviously!) and painful situations as well!
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