Friday, August 28, 2015

Vivian Maier

Hello there! Long time away, I know... But I am back because a sweet girl called Diana contacted me to talk about Vivian Maier (have you seen the cool documentary about that amazing photographer?!), so here I am.

First of all, Diana works for Artsy, whose mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, they have a database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists. Isn't it cool?

Vivian Maier is one of those and in my opinion she has one of most intriguing stories: she was discovered by chance by John Malof. He bought a box stuffed with her negatives, because he was working on a book about the history of the Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park.
Maloof discovered Maier's name in his boxes but was unable to discover anything about her until a Google search led him to Maier's death notice in the Chicago Tribune in April 2009...

Vivian Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography, she picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.

I am completely in love with the whole story!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Back with a recipe

Hey I am back! I know I have been away for a while, but I have been very busy and I had to organize myself a bit, the I have also lost my way in Blogging.
I am stil not sure about the direction I want to take, and you already know I had a couple of crisis in past. I'll leave the feelings of this all for another post though.

I am back because I want to share with you a recipe: it is a so called Vegan Tuna /even though it has nothing to share with tuna) I took it form Oh my veggies, but I changed it a little bit

Prep Time
4 hours + 15 minutes

2 cups raw almonds
1 cup raw or roasted sunflower seeds
2 stem of celery, chopped
1/2 cup water a little of fresh parsley (to taste)
half fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)

1. Roast sunflower seeds
2. Place the almonds and sunflower seeds in a bowl and soak them at least for 4 hours
3. Strain the almonds and sunflower seeds and transfer them to a food processor and process until a thick, gritty paste is formed.
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender/food processor, and process until everything has come together.
5. Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving. Serve with crackers or veggies (I eat it with dryed tomatoes), or make it into a sandwich or wrap with your favorite fixings.

I am honest and I'd say I don't remember anymore the taste of the real tuna, but it is a smart way to eat almonds and seeds.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

instagrammers: lindseyalouie

Are you looking for an inspirational outfit? Check lindseyalouie's Instagram. Lindsey Louie is a San Francisco-based style blogger.

Friday, December 5, 2014

readings for the weekend #4


I guess I should post more! Anyway I am quite busy in these days because I am organizing the Christmas edition of the Band Loch Markt (number 8), that will be on Dec 14th.

My suggestions for the weekend are a bit Holidays oriented - during the weekend i will set up the Christmas tree, in Italy we use to make it on Dec 8th.

• Something about fashion: Wardrobe rehab and some tips by Lauren Conrad
How to wrap Holiday gifts
• A vegan cookbook guide by Olive for Dinner, if you are looking for vegan inspirations
• The interesting tips by Apartment Therapy: how to be an awesome houseguest
• Then here you are some ideas for your tree


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Instagrammers: lifewithleroy

Are you a cat person or a dog person? I am definitively a dog one!
That's why on Instagram I follow a lot of dog's profile and lifewithleroy is one of them. He is so cute and small that you can bring him in a backpack... in love!

Monday, December 1, 2014

interesting display /235

Joint editorial

Last week a girl called hopelesshaze on Instagram liked a picture of mine... I followed the link she has on the profile, than the connection to her Tumblr: my ideal home! I am in love with it! Of course it is the same as "Interesting display", but with a different mood, if you have the chance take a look to that Tumblr, you'll find a lot of inspirations.

In this picture I love the huge windows and the colors of the sofa mixed up with the carpet.

Friday, November 28, 2014

readings for the weekend #3

Asunto e

I am thinking a lot about this column dedicated to the readings for the weekend, because it's like when on s Sat morning you are on your sofa, reading blogs through bloglovin and you open a link, then another, then another and you are completely quiet but you are also absorbing so many informations...
Crazy, but also full of inspirations!

DIY printable gift tags, that's cool since they are free
Ten things I'm learning about being a grown up
• I watched Finding Vivian Meier and I really recommend it!
• I am going to read these two books soon: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena Dunham (now there's the Italian version too) and Stoner (Le strade) by John Edward Williams

Have a great and warm weekend!

Instagrammers: itsmichaelchan

Michael Chan is from Seattle and he works at Design Army. I really love his daily shots and he makes me feel I wan to go to Seattle... Follow him at itsmichaelchan

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]

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


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


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!