Sunday, September 01, 2013

Great Idea



Found via Today's Parent

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wise Words


Manifesto by Holstee , found via this article

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cuyana: Fewer, Better Things


Have you ever felt that you have so many things in your closet but only wear a few pieces that you feel the most comfortable in? In my case, these pieces are usually the ones that are better in quality and craftsmanship, pieces that are considered timeless in terms of style rather than the ones labeled as fashionable.

The Cuyana motto goes: There is a beauty in the aesthetic of less... Now, what is not to love about that!



Every season the San Francisco based company features a collection inspired by a specific country and the Summer 2013 is all about "Turkey”. The pieces and the photographs featured on the site are so beautiful that I now desperately want to take a vacation...

...and also feel the urge to clean my closet following the company's "Lean Closet" movement. With every Cuyana purchase, they send you a reusable bag to fill up with the unwanted items from your closet and donate them to people in need via their non-profit partners.


On another note you may want to read this interview with the founder Karla Gallardo who recently raised 1.7 million seed funding for her start-up. And she is not even 30 yet! You go girl!


Thursday, August 08, 2013

{Stay} Villa Extramuros // Portugal


Is Portugal in your travel plans? If so, here you go..this is the place to stay! I wish I knew about Villa Extramuros when I was travelling in Portugal many years ago. That trip still remains very special to me since I took it solo and loved the country for as much as I could see in three weeks.



I know...I know there are a few downsides of traveling solo like not having someone to share a bottle with you by the river Douro in Porto...but there is a hidden pleasure of having places all to yourself and savoring them with their true elements when you travel by yourself...When you are accompanied by no one, you are actually surrounded by the smells, sounds and strangers of the city and that's a wonderful thing! So, go ahead...try it!



And do not forget to check the photographic journal of Vanessa Jackman, who stayed at this beautiful villa in the Portugal countryside and blogged about it here.


Photo Credits: 1/2/3: Adria Goula - 4/5/6/7: Vanessa Jackman

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Pure White


Sigh! I wish I could live here part-time...This georgeus place by the sea in Granada has been designed by Susanna Cots. Just one of the many jaw dropping interiors in her portfolio.
"We love white. Visual comfort. An order in every space. We love designing and we want to convert our project in a unique feeling. We search for the balance through shapes, materials and colours to get to the commodity and functionality wanted. We believe as part of Slow Design because our projects look for the balance between people, society and nature. But above all we believe in the peace of mind that comes from things done right." s. cots