‘It’s a moody day’ – Instagram challenge #3

Wednesday is starting to be my favorite working day now. I really enjoy seeing popping in all these gorgeous moody images and different interpretations tagged with #itsamoodyday. And even I have already a certain ‘moody style’, I learn a lot. I gives me so much inspiration and visual input. This is the third week and the level is getting really interesting. It has been difficult to choose an image and I could have easily gone for 6-8 favorites this time.

thegullnextdoor ‘It’s a moody day’ – Instagram challenge #3

But here go my selection and the winning image: congratulations Thegullnextdoor, please send me your address so I can send you a little Thank You.

itsamoodday Collage ‘It’s a moody day’ – Instagram challenge #3

Huge congrats too to these following IG lovers: soyznlwild_rubus, huize_fluitekruid, style juicer Every single image here is really beautiful!

Have a fab week start all and come and join in this Wednesday! G, xx

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DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Hello dear Eclectic Trend readers and hello October from Mette and monsterscircus. Ready for fall, northern hemisphere-rs? I’ve always had a thing for wind chimes and with the windy days I had to give it a try.

Oooh that soothing and melodious sound – and the fact that you in most cases can make your DIY wind chimes using material you can find around your home, it’s a perfect fall DIY. Though I’ve been shopping my local flea and found the most gorgeous glass domes and glass inserts for votives – and I was to lucky to find crystal beads and trimming from my old chandelier.

So what do you say, shall we make some unique and fun wind chimes?

Let’s roll.

DIY Wind Chime tutorial DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Supplies:

Glass dome/ glass inserts for votives

A pair of scissors

Nylon thread/ fishing line

Crystal beads/ trimmings

Wood beads

DIY Wind Chime supplies DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Step 1.

Make sure your wood bead is larger than the opening of the glass dome.

Step 2.

Thread beads on the crystals.

DIY Wind Chime attaching crystals and bead DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Step 3.

Use a strong thread like nylon to fasten the crystals.

Step 4.

Thread the line through the top of the dome and that’s all!

DIY Wind Chime attaching thread DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

If you visit your local antique mall, you’ll find a lot of vintage odd and ends, keys, locks or even silverware that would make a great wind chime too. But I really like the transparent look combined with the wood, to me it’s a super fun downright creative and modern look.

DIY Wind Chime DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

In no time you can make your own little collection of different-size wind chimes – hang them at various heights from a pergola or the porch and listen as the glass and wood softly clink together with the wind.

DIY Wind Chimes upcycled domes DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Of course the wind chimes are meant for outside but I won’t be complaining looking at these each crisp fall mornings when having breakfast.

So let me hear, have you already made a homemade wind chime? If so be sure to link your project, we would love to see your creation.

Thank you so much for reading and I can’t wait to see you next month!

DIY Wind Chimes fall project DIY Japanese Inspired Wind Chimes

Please see former DIY projects from Mette here. Yu’ll have a hard time to pick your favorite. G, xx

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My October Moodboard

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My October Moodboard is all inspired by the #itsamoody challenge, and I can’t get enough of this colour palette. I am even thinking of changing the Eclectic Trends logo and adapt to darker tones getting away from the pastel mood. But apart from the IG fun, these are kind of my colours now, I don’t see them seasonal and feel really comfortable with the darker and richer tones. Note there is no black but a really dark midnight blue which I find very sophisticated. Interesting enough I don’t decorate my home with these colours but use them a lot for styling purposes. The backdrop actually is grey but turned out blue-ish which still matches the whole story, I believe.

What colours are you driven to currently? G, xx

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Barcelona Style: Joya Contemporary Jewellery Fair

I visited on Saturday JOYA Contemporary Jewellery Fair which is the main international event in Spain presenting art jewellery from around the world. I am really happy I went, there was so much inspiration!

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Submerged cities – Hidden Memories by Akis Goumas

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Anna Król

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Everyday matter by Elin Flognman

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Elena Gil

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Federica Sala

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Lia Gonçalves

295 renowned artists of more than 40 countries were present through the individual participations, international galleries, collectives and renown schools. And if you ever doubted that jewelry is art, just have a look at all these stunning pieces.

To my surprise, I met Luca Tripali who was my paper clay teacher some years ago when attending a course in Tuscany. He was exhibiting his work too. I have always been interested in jewellery and goldsmith work. He offers a jewellery course next summer in Turin which looks fantastic and goes straight away on my wish list. Combining jewelry and porcelain would be a dream combination.

Wishing you a wonderful week start! G, xx

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‘It’s a moody day’ – Instagram challenge #2

I am very happy with the second challenge on Instagram - we have doubled in one week the participating images! Yay!

#itsamoodyday is about uploading a moody image of your choice the same day (always on Wednesdays), and it’s really intriguing to see the different interpretations. There is a lot to discover! And I had a really good time reading some fun comments of lovely blogger friends who felt quite challenged with the moody topic coming from a much brighter background and wanting to get out of their comfort zone!

So here goes the winner and four favorite images:

livingabstracts Its a moody day   Instagram challenge #2

Congratulations, Living Abstracts, this is a very nice image; please send me your address, so I can send a little prize over.

It’s been difficult and there have been other wonderful images too but just uploaded during different days, I am sorry I couldn’t include them but it was already difficult with the ones we had.

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These four moody pics are gorgeous too! Thank you to jayneh1971, cherfoldcottageflowers, tamiramsay and rosehipaper.

Are you joining in next Wednesday? G, xx

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My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: COLLAGE, part III

This is already the third part of my trend presentation for Global Color Research and Trend Talk at the Meet The Blogger event in Barcelona.

This theme is about self-expression.

Its inspiration comes from the 80s where Ettore Sottsass being in his 60s gathered a group of really young designers and architects to create a non conformist approach with bright, colorful and quite shocking pieces. This was the beginning of Memphis Design.

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COLLAGE reflects optimism and has a playful and energetic feel encouraging you to cut and paste your own style. It’s an artsy thinking.

Trends AW 201617 My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: COLLAGE, part III

Customization is huge, the idea of adding your own brush strokes on your garments becomes very appealing. Or you can build up and stack your own furnitures creating personal designs (i.g. Lago).

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You have graphics such as dots, grids, stains but all very irregular are keywords here.

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Black and white is the trend driver with overlaid colors in a new all season with a blush-peach color palette, next to saffran and khaki, pearl grey and pastel blue underlined with black or b&w.

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Please read here the two former trends and let me hear your favorite! G, x

Part I / Part II

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