Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
I am in love with this handcrafted Xmas tree from Dottie Angel, she has got a unique sense of style and a lot of imagination that she puts at good use…What about you? I would love to see some creative Xmas decorations and trees before I go off to Spain, so please leave a comment with a link so I can have a look!!
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
This illustrations and tattoos are from Julia Pott, a Londoner freelance animator and illustrator. Her work is full of humor and cuteness. I love the animal A3 poster series, the knitted clothing, the hilarious words and the pencil/ink marks, combined with the subtlety of the patterns and colors.
I really like the choice of stationary related products this online shop has to offer, they have been carefully and tastefully selected and are sourced from independent designers specialising in artisan techniques, such as woodcut printing and letterpress.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Nicole has recently graduated with an MA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, London, majoring in 'Design for Textile Futures', where she experimented with different techniques and materials. She has since then worked as a fashion and accessory designer, and has been involved in different projects.
Take a closer look at her stunning collections of fabulous and unique jewellery, which are being launched in early 2009 under the label “Wishes upon Stitches”. Love your work Nicole!!
We, later made our way to the gorgeous restaurant Belga Queen for lunch, I was already full from the chocolates tasting but sat happily waiting for my next meal, we all chatted, got to know about ours blogs, jobs, aspirations etc…Food was nice, but the dessert was even better!!
By this point I felt a few pounds heavier and a bit sleepy so I was in desperate need for some fresh air and walking. We all went to explore the Xmas market and the city, arrived at Le Grand-Place, and started to look for the Xmas Market, which was placed in a different spot so spent quite a while trying to figure it out where it was…part of the fun…1 hour later we discovered it!!
I have to say that I was expecting to see more interesting craft and handmade Xmas goodies, but instead found stalls selling very tempting food, sweets, chocolates and drinks…So a bit disappointed on that side, but still enjoyed the market as it was set in a very nice area, with all the lighting, ice skating rink, and the best of all, an amazing Victorian carousel that took my breath away. It was very busy all around and felt very Xmassy.
The highlight of the trip was to meet such a nice group of people, and share this mini adventure with them all. I will definitely come back to Brussels, many things left unexplored…I am planning my next mini trip…I deserve it!!