Today we are celebrating the Chinese New Year! So to everyone, Kung Hei Fat Choy! Joy and prosperity to you this Year of the Wooden Horse!
Zara Home’s newest lookbook reminds me of marshmallows and cotton candy. Oh, the sweet pastel colors. And those tiles – I can’t get them out of my mind!
Images: Zara Home
H&M may be known for collaborating with premier designers such as Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and only two months ago, Isabel Marant. But Spain’s very own Mango just raised the bar with a tie-up for, literally, its biggest piece on the market yet.
Yes, folks. Mango joined forces with Spanish car manufacturer SEAT to create a stylish urban car with a unique feminine touch. The SEAT Mii by MANGO is a city car with a special focus on design: fashionable on the inside and stylish on the outside. It is the ideal combination of fashion and efficiency in one compact city slicker.
I also received news by e-mail just this morning that a contest has been launched to mark the collaboration.
Artists, illustrators, fashion designers and creators from all over the world are invited to submit accessory designs based on the theme “An urban car for a city girl.” They must use the template provided to design a make-up bag and shoe bag.
Apart from the privilege of having his or her design go into production, the winner will also receive a brand new Mii by MANGO car! The judges will likewise choose five other designers who will each receive a MANGO wardrobe worth €500. Entries will be accepted until March 4. Visit Mango’s Facebook page to participate.
Happy first day of 2014!!!
One of my readers noticed that I don’t feature enough bedroom designs on the blog which, in fact, is true. For some reason, I am always drawn to living rooms and especially dining rooms perhaps because these are the most used areas in my apartment. But that’s kind of selfish of me, right? And so for this year, I promise to post more inspiration photos not just for the bedroom but also for the other spaces at home.
I’m going to start with these colorful bedrooms for older kids and teenagers. They’re vibrant, fun and exciting – exactly how we want this year to be :)
1. hypevilla.com, 2. via Pinterest, 3. denoxa.com, 4-6. homelen.com
I love the idea of using a bench in the dining room. It’s as if you are always having a picnic – without leaving the comforts of home.
Christmas decorating ideas from Spanish department store chain El Corte Inglés
Images above by El Corte Inglés
El Corte Inglés on La Rambla, Barcelona
Hello, Santa. One or two of these, perhaps?
Plates and saucers by vtwonen via serviesshop.com
Rolling pins, measuring spoons, and serving bowl by Anthropologie via anthropologie.eu
Teapot, spoon, plate, and cup by Marimekko via marimekko.com