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

 
Pinterest

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

xxx
Coki

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!
xxx

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] 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.