Monday 25 August 2014

Shell boxes

I hate throwing things out, which is one of the reasons why my room is filled with old things that don't really have a purpose. A good example of this, is two old boxes that I made a long time ago, which aren't exactly pretty:

They needed a serious makeover, and with help from mosaic plaster, some beautifull shells that I got from a beach in france and some white painting, I transformed them into some good looking boxes for my sewing thread.

Sunday 17 August 2014

Fall 2014 Couture - Giambattista Valli

Admitted - when it comes to fashion, I am practically never the first one in the know. So when I am posting looks from different fashion and award shows, they are probably already last months news.
This is also the case with Giambattista Vallis Fall 2014 Couture show, which was presented in the beginning of July. But for every show of his, he get's me more and more inspired by his designs. This show was no exeption:

Monday 11 August 2014

Shoe makeover

First of all, here is what you will need for this little shoe makeover:
 - the shoes off course!
 - a scissor (or a sharp knife)
 - black/grey acrylic paint
 - a paint brush
 - some water

After trying theese shoes, that I got from my friend, I had to admit that leopard just wasn't my style. So my original plan was to paint them all black, but since the shoes are made of suede, I tried to prevent them from getting hard by painting them with acrylic paint mixed up with water. This gave a completely different look, but I actually really liked that you could still see the leopard print in a more sofisticated way.

1. So to get this look, you just have to soak your paintbrush in the water, put a little bit af paint on it, and rub/blend/paint it on both shoes. When you have done this, they should look like this:
(depending on how dark you want them, you can just add more paint/put less water on your brush)

 2. There were just one too many strips on the shoe, so I decided to cut some of them off asymmetrcally. After you have cut some of the strips off, it's a good idea to take a black marker and draw on the parts that now are visible because you cut the strips off. And then you are done!

Monday 4 August 2014

Flea market treasures

Okay this is the last post about my trip to Berlin, but I really need to show you the treasures that I found on a flea market ("flohmarkt" in german) called Astona.  

The Adidas bag
I got the price down to 11€, which was due to a broken zipper and the fact that the seams were all torn up on the sides of the bag. So I am probably going to make a blog post about the repairing process of the bag! But I love the colour and the retro feel it has to it.

The Jacket 

The illustrations
A shop called Zozoville, had a little booth at the flea market, where they sold theese amazing illustrations from artists Mateo Dineen and Johan Potma. I bought 5 illustrations for 20€, because they make me smile everytime I look at them, and that's what art in my oppinion is suppose to do.
Here are two of the illustrations, both from Johan Potma.

Other things to find at the flea market- lots of crazy things, like this Heinz tomato ketchup bag, and the Mickey Mouse jacket in the background
- An overload of books (both in german (if you are up for the challenge) and in english)

Friday 1 August 2014

Historical Berlin

This is the impression I got of historical Berlin, by visitting museums, monuments and historical places, in pictures:

Seperation - Die Berliner Mauer

Fear - The story of Berlin museums' bunker

Interpretations - Der Jüdische Museum

Power - Brandenburger Tor and the Reichstag