Friday, November 14, 2014

Granny Square blanket

I have finally ended the granny square blanket I started long time ago: it is a queen-size bed blanket (that's why it took long time to me). It is completely handmade by me (crochet), with white borders, it is made by 494 hexagons - OMG I can't believe I finished it.
I have already sold it to a friend of mine, but consider that if you are patient I am available to make a new one, feel free to contact me (glittercoki [at] gmail.com)

readings for the weekend #2

 
James Nord

Hey, the weekend is round the corner. What are you going to do?
I'll go for drinks and dinners this weekend, and Saturday I (as Band Loch) will host an Amigurumi's workshop - I'd share some pics on my Instagram.
About the readings for the weekend I am going to talk about links and books today. Have a super duper nice weekend!

• This is a book that I'd like to receive for Christmas: The Portlandia Cook Book.
• A blog I discovered this week The chronicles of her, and a usefull post "My 5 minute face"
A Blue Note-able giveaway, do it! (US only, sob!)
40,00 € on SelfPackaging, another giveaway EU only this time! Thanks to Band Loch
• Then an article about Ghostbusters, after 30 years.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nave de la Música en Matadero Madrid

I receive a weekly email from the website Europaconcorsi, as you might know I am passionate about architecture.
Today in the email there was this project for RedBull Music Academy (RedBull is mostly famous for the energy drink, but the company also organize workshops covering music history, technology, skills, and business).
The 2011 edition of RedBull Music Academy was going to be held in Tokyo, but given the devastating effects of the earthquake, the location had to be changed. With only five months to plan, the city of Madrid took over. The creative space known as Matadero Madrid, which is located in an early 20th century industrial warehouse complex, was designated as the event’s new location. As a result, the project unfolded in the warehouse’s interior in the form of a fragmented urban structure in which the variable relationship between proximity and independence (they needed an infrastructure capable of meeting the precise technical and acoustic needs of the event), and preexistence and performance could offer unexpected stages to its community of inhabitants.
Project by Langarita-Navarro.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Readings for the weekend #1


hilda grahnat

From now I decided I want to share with you some readings I had during the week on my fav blogs and online journals.
Several blogs do the same thing and I think it is so useful to discover new blogs, but also to read something I completely missed.

Please, please, please share with me some readings you loved during the week, I am always happy to read your opinion!

Online life
10 tips for new Freelance designers
The Difference Between Lena Dunham and Aziz Ansari’s Million-Dollar Book Deals
Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

 Have a nice weekend! xxx

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Instagrammers: ilemartini

She is Ilaria Martini, I started following her profile because I am a passionate follower of her blog too! Her summary is Italian born, Brooklyn based, living in Berlin; you know what?! I always chat, comment, tweet with her in English and I don't know if she speaks Italian - this is so funny! Anyway I love her pictures and her style and I am pretty sure you'll love her too.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Autumn

I know I have been away for a while, then I popped up with a sponsored post and then nothing.
I am so sorry!
The Band Loch project is absorbing all my energies: I designed and created the new website, I am working on the sponsors side and we are organizing workshops and the Christmas Market, so many things so little time.
I even have about 10.000 posts to read on my bloglovin! OMG!
Well, ok.. let's make some order in this mess:
_ soon or late I must post my personal guide to Amsterdam (I have been there on July)
_ I must post again about things I love
_ my musts for Autumn/Winter
_ I am also going to finish the granny square blanket I am crochetting for a friend of mine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

jord

Few time ago I have been contacted by Paul, a guy working for Jord a company who designs and sells wooden watches. So exciting! They gave me the chance to select one watch from their women's collection and I selected the Fieldcrest - Black (you can see it in the pictures).

Here you are a few info about Jord wooden watches: they take inspiration (and materials) from nature to forge fashion-forward accessories; they want to leverage that natural beauty while embracing sustainability as a means of preserving our environment. No two Jord watches are the same. Isn't this cool?

Click here to check them out (they also have an Instagram profile if you want more). Thank you again Jord for the opportunity. As always, it’s been a pleasure!

Friday, June 27, 2014

etsy finds: MilkhausDesign

While outside is really warm and I don't have too much to do for work, I want to share an Etsy find with you.
Milkhaus Design is a project by Bethany Nelson, she creates pretty and practical items.
 Bethany believes every item you own should be stylish, no matter what it is. It's often the little details that make life just a little bit better and a little bit sweeter, every item in her shop is made of natural materials balanced with Bethany's love of vibrant and bold colors.
All Milkhaus Design screen printed products are printed with Bethany's original designs that are inspired by the everyday details she notices as she goes about her day. All dyed pieces are considered happy accidents, she custom mixes all dyes based on feeling rather than formula and is (almost) always pleasantly surprised at the results.

If you also want to get a bit in Bethany's life, you can read her blog too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

etsy finds: NormansPrintery

Do you like paper and stationery? I am 100% in love with that kind of products! And I am completely in love with this set of Mountain range wrapping paper, that includes 6 different paintings of glorious wintery scenes to wrap your gifts up in.
In NormansPrintery there are also other beautiful paper as Historic map, Moon map and NYC Vintage Map wrapping paper.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

etsy finds: theMakeLab

This is what I consider a very happy finding: theMakeLab a super cool Etsy shop.
theMakeLab is a laser cutting and design platform based in Melbourne for artists, designers and creative individuals to fabricate and manufacture customised products.
Their idea is quite simple: you bring the ideas, and they will do the rest. Their bottom line is "we are here to fabricate your ideas and turn them into reality!".
What I like is that the blink at Architecture, taking inspirations from real buildings to create nice brooches like: Vitra museum in Basel, Guggenheim in NYC and Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

linen tshirt

I like the linen t-shirt in the picture, it is from Front Row Shop. I think the complete look is comfortable and nice, don't you?

Monday, June 16, 2014

etsy finds: Amelie Mancini

Amelie Mancini is a French painter and printmaker living in Brooklyn, NY.
I discovered her profile and shop through Instagram. As a matter of fact I wasn't sure about sharing her Etsy shop or Instagram...Anyway I really like her works, she makes all of her work by hand in her studio, be it woodworking, printing on fabric or paper and painting.
She privileges playfulness and creativity in her work and enjoys exploring a variety of mediums.
I really suggest to follow her!

Friday, June 13, 2014

arkitema architects

How much are you into architecture? I am a lot - I think I already told you that I furnish homes when I can't sleep.
Anyway without getting off the point, I received a newsletter talking about architecture and in particular talking about a project of the master plan for the entire area in Sluseholmen (an old industrial area in the South Habour in Copenhagen) by Arkitema Architects.
Arkitema developed the shell structures and drew up the overall game rules governing the proportions, materials and colours. These game rules provided a starting-point for the many architects who were invited to design facades, the individual houses are highly diverse in appearance.
The result is lively and imaginative block housing that is unique in Danish housing construction. Sluseholmen consists of eight housing islands, with large and small town houses standing side by side, together forming continuous blocks.
A main theme in Sluseholmen is the close contact with the water: bridges, wharfs and stairs that dive into the water, allow you to get close to the waterline, dip your toes in the water or launch a small ship – experiences that all emphasize the quality of living that close to the water. Another distinctive theme is the attractive urban spaces. In the narrow, intimate streets you really experience the Dutch inspiration. Also there are wide promenades, where the houses have a larger scale. Here you have the view to other areas of the harbor. The third important theme in Sluseholmen is the green courtyards between the buildings, here the families enjoy life in a more private setting, and there is enough space for both playing and relaxation. There is also room for a rose garden or a small private vegetable garden. The courtyards are built on top of big basement garages. I want to live there!

source Arkitema architects and Archdaily

Thursday, June 12, 2014

etsy finds: flatearthstudio

In the Etsy shop called flatearthstudio there are the art pieces by Bryce Wymer, a visual artist based out of Brooklyn, New York.
His personal works address human social progression and the driving relation between the powerful and the powerless. Bryce currently works as freelance Creative Director around the world.
Bryce Wymer's primary portfolio link lives below brycewymer.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

instagrammers: mell0wfell0w

I don't know very much about mell0wfell0w, but that he lives in New York, loves bikes and loves good looking clothes...I love his pictures!