Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Upcycled Bicycle Chain Chandeliers

"You can make beautiful things from unlikely materials", says Carolina Fontoura Alzaga the artist behind the Facaro who makes magnificent bicycle chain chandeliers. Facaro's latest CONNECT series, features traditional style chandeliers made from upcycled bicycle parts. The contrast of classic elegance and mechanical bike parts is visually interesting and also questions an object previously associated with wealth and power. 
Each bicycle chain chandelier is unique. Caroline hand makes each piece beginning with sourcing the bicycle parts from junkyards and dumpsters around Los Angeles, to cleaning the pieces to hand assembling the chandelier during the 2-8 weeks production process.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Coffee Station

Are you the kind of person which can't start its day without drinking a cup of coffee? Then you have an extra reason to create a coffee station in your kitchen, where all the coffee makers, accessories & ingredients will be gathered together...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Behind the sofa

Have you ever thought that you can create a very interesting decorative spot behind your sofa? Here you can find some ideas on how you can turn this point into a wonderful exhibition space of art, photography, decorative objects or plants...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Morning Tales

Today, it is the ideal day for a walk in the countryside... The temperature is perfect and the nature is in its bests as everything is blooming around! And after a long walk in the nature, find shelter under the shade of a patio in order to enjoy some yummy mediterranean snacks with a glass of cool wine...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter in Spetses

Spetses, the island of the aroma (Izola di Spezzie), as Venetians used to call it in past, is the ornament of the Saronic Gulf islands. It's about an island boasting a long naval tradition and it is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. It was here that the revolution flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. Even today, the visitor can see this flag waving in many balconies, churches or squares. 
The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island's glorious past. The picturesque Old Harbour & Dapia are the trademarks of the town of Spetses. The first think visitor can see when he arrives in the island is the magnificent Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Dapia, which is a historical hotel functioned from 1927. The rich history and naval tradition of the island is reflected on numerous sites that are definitely worth visiting... In every little corner of this place you can discover a long history! And of course you cannot resist of taking a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages, admiring the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island, making your mind daydreaming of this blessed place's glorious past!!!
I feel really so lucky that we spent our Easter holidays in Spetses having the opportunity to discover this amazing island and learn many things about its Easter traditions!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blooming Eggshells

Hello April... Today, we feel finally that Spring is here! The sun shines warming us with its hot sunbeams and make us feel happy, thinking for Spring projects and planning for excursions in the countryside... 
Furthermore, we will celebrate Easter in a week and something. So, it's the right time for some easter decorating ideas for our home! I am really in love with this brilliant idea of creating a lovely super tiny little garden with the help of some eggshells! I find that it would be a unique centerpiece for the Easter table. You could also gift it to your beloved ones... What do you think about it? 
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