DIY | Copper + Leather door hanger

Well apparently lately I've been going through a major change period. Ok I'm a bit exaggerating but seriously I'm trying to change a couple of things in my life. Clearly inspired by Caroline and her minimal lifestyle, I decided to get rid of half of my closet and re-evaluate my whole style. In addition to that I'm trying to adopt a new face care routine, avoiding chemicals and cheap products. I'll be sharing more about that soon - after I test that the things I do work. 

Meanwhile, a very kind girl from a Greek lifestyle site got in touch with me, asking if I would be interested in contributing in their DIY section with a post. Needless to say I literally screamed YEEEES!! Ok, exaggerating - again. But I was totally into it. After all it is like forever since I shared my last DIY project and I needed a push!

So when I started brainstorming about my upcoming post I realized that I could really use a hanger in my bedroom. Even if I have no plans for the day whatsoever, I go out at least twice a day for walking my dog, which leads to never actually putting my jacket and scarf back in the closet. And it really comes in handy to have somewhere to hang these things, without making the room messy. So I decided to make a minimal hanger. It works really great as a belt or scarf hanger inside the closet door. Right?

See the step by step instructions after the jump...


To travel is to live

Well it is not long ago since I came back from my Eurotrip and yet here I am craving for my next getaway. Obviously influenced by Pinterest and my "Places" board I keep dreaming about roadtrips and exotic places all over the world. I guess some people just have this traveling urge inside them. And I'm pretty sure I'm one of those. If only I could afford more trips. But I shouldn't complain at all. If I count my trips during the last years it seems I've managed to travel at least twice a year. Which is pretty decent I suppose. 

Now the next goal is to actually go to more countries. For some reason I keep revisiting places. Like London, Paris or Istanbul. Oh and Italy! I've been so many times to Italy, it is crazy. And I will go again in two weeks. Anyway.. 
The feeling you get when traveling, meeting new people and places, different cultures and traditions, tasting weird flavors and listening to unknown languages is so amazing. I could really live on traveling. 


In other news, I'm literally busier than ever. Working on my portfolio and thesis project in order to apply for master programs for next year has been all I've been doing lately. And although it is a really creative process, it undoubtedly is extremely exhausting as well. Let's hope all this effort will pay off eventually :) 

photo found here


my terry blinds interview


Connecting with other people is by far my favorite aspects of being a blogger and designer. After all this is why I have a blog instead of a diary. And I also love answering questions. They make me think about stuff I haven't realized myself and it is nice to feel that you share some bits of your story with people who might find it helpful. As I've said many times, I'm no notorious blogger or designer. I think of myself more of a novice designer, blogger, architect etc developing slowly and steadily. But it sure is flattering when a big and respected brand such as Terry Blinds ask me to give an interview. Makes me feel special and what more does a girl want than feeling special? So here it is.. with some drops of bragging.. my interview! 

Thanks a lot Terrys Blinds 


New Year's First Freebie

Since Christmas and New Year's Eve are all about giving and sharing generously, what would be better to start the week off than giving you a free downloadable wallpaper for your computer, phone or tablet desktop? Well, I'm by no means a graphic designer and obviously I'm no adept at designing wallpapers but these firework-shaped brushes I've found for Photoshop, certainly give a festive touch to illustrations! Don't you think? Well I made three different versions to choose. Happy Monday! 


Farewell 2014

Well it is hard to believe that it is 2015 already. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve with family, loved ones and happy bellies :) I, for one, had a lovely, warm and cozy NYE with A and his family, with a yummy dinner and amazing gifts for everyone! Followed by a long and sweet stay-in-bed-harrypotter-marathon first day of the year that couldn't be more perfect. Needless to say that I'm all fueled up for 2015 and everything it has in store for us. Bring it on baby!!

Well, while I haven't yet sorted out my resolution for this upcoming year, one is for sure, 2014 was one hell of a year - full with all kind of emotions. I really find it hard to believe that it is already over, but when I look back I realize that so many things happened that it's kinda enough. The biggest change I went through is undoubtedly my decision to move back to Athens after a good five-year period spent in Chania. Even though it was weird at first, I have no regrets whatsoever. I love my new apartment and my life here. Then A. came into my life, giving me a lovely summer -and many more- that is hard to forget.

But, besides all my personal stuff, this blog and my jewelry shop developed as well, in ways that I could never imagine. And even though it is evident that I'm no notorious blogger nor this is my basic job, this little niche on the web makes me truly happy. And I want to thank all of you for engaging with it these past year. And for letting me share all sorts of projects or bits of my personal life with you.

Here's to a creative, full with love year!
Thank you 2014 for all the amazing moments you generously gave me.
2015 welcome :)


Christmassy words 2014

Merry Christmas hohoho! How are you people? I hope you are having a great holiday season full with love and smiles. And cakes. And coziness. oh and gifts!! How awesome are gifts? Ha! 

Well I for one am having a lovely christmas period. A bit busier in terms of studying that I'd want to, but it's fine I guess. My boyfriend is finally in town and I can't get enough of him. I can't even think that in one week he'll be gone again. At least he came soon enough to decorate! We had this deal that I would wait for him in order to decorate the tree together. And thank god we did before Christmas. And we used mostly ornaments I've shared here as well. You can find the clay ornaments here and the gold square-rings here (they were napkin rings that this year became ornaments.) And we also used cookie cutters! 
My best friends bought me an instax fujifilm camera and I took many many pictures that were used to decorate some branches as well! 

In other news, I threw a christmas gift-giving dinner two nights ago and we had the best time ever. I had this lovely idea that everyone should bring a small and funny gift to put under the tree in order to randomly exchange with each-other. And actually all of our guests brought amazing gifts. It was by far the best time of the party. 
We also had lovely food. Me and A (my bf) made most of the dishes, but three of my friends helped as well and brought tarts and appetizers too. I was told that everything was delicious - unfortunately I caught a cold and couldn't taste anything!! I actually was cooking without knowing if the food was tasty. Haha! That was definitely a good challenge. But apparently everything went perfectly well.

I wish all of you the best for the upcoming year
Let's see what 2015 has in store for us :) 
Hugs xxx 


RECIPE | Roasted Tomato Soup w/ Cilantro Crema

Have you heard about RED applications on App store? Well, the basic idea is that  when purchasing a RED application or when buying extra features for existing RED apps in your phone, you help the fight against AIDS. Thoughtful, right? 

While browsing around the app store, like I normally do before bed, I stumbled upon this great cooking app. I have to admit I've downloaded several of them and I always end up deleting them after a couple of months they go unused. But this time it was different. 

Kitchen Stories is a very user friendly app, with a great clean interface that allows you to spend hours reading recipes without getting bored. Of course now that the RED campaign is on, everything is red, but Christmas is around the corner so it kinda fits the mood perfectly!

After this introduction, needless to say that this soup is retrieved from the Kitchen Stories application. When I made it I realized how worth buying this app was - not only for the great cause it serves - but in terms of cooking as well!! I'm telling you, this soup is divine. Highly recommended to serve it on this year's Holiday table. 

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