A gathering of all natural elements

I am more and more interested in images only spending most of the time (if I am connected) on visual platforms. That’s why I will share a new series now called  ’A gathering of all natural elements‘ where I will introduce you to these images I liked best and separate them by topics. This weeks’ mood talks about flowers and raw materials with the one common characteristic of having all a firm styling proposal. I like the color palette here a lot feeling it a nice all year around setting not related to any special season.

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Anton Sucksdorff | via Nezart Design

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Overgrowth  | The Red Thread

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via KatelizabethSooyeon Kim

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Unknown | Christiane Löhr

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Ceramicist of the month: Pippin Drysdale

I am back with my new column and would love to introduce you today to Pippin Drysdale. I have found her on Pinterest and since this is my most repinned image on my ceramics board, and obviously you loved it as much as I did, I thought I’d share some more of her work today.
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Based in Australia, Pippin Drysdale’s career as a ceramic artist started 30 years ago. Her passion for the craft merges with a love of the landscape, which has travelled across continents and in most recent years has focussed on the vivid dessert landscapes of Australia. Her works evoke a timeless and breathtaking sense of space and place within finely crafted porcelain vessels, describing the color experienced in the unique Australian landscape.

These are the color combinations I liked best, they seem to be a bit older; she works with a lot of red and yellow now. I have no idea the technique she is using but they are all master pieces being sold through different galleries in Australia, USA and Europe.

You can see the former ceramicist of July, here (btw, another winner on the ceramics board:-)

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Color Trends: Haymes Color Forecast 2015

Some lucky blogs attended the 2015 Colour Expressions Forecast presentation by Australian paint company Haymes recently sharing the first images and impressions these days on the net.

The new themes for 2015 represented by five stations you’ll see below were designed to stimulate the five senses, and each of it explores the idea of “reconnecting with our roots”.

According to Haymes there is “an overriding awareness that people need to feel comfortable and secure within their home. Throughout each forecast look, the varying materials and color palettes used reflect this concept of wanting to feel safe and relaxed within a space, providing a tranquil and soothing setting.”

The five different palettes are:

(1) ‘Raw’ and (2) ‘New Skin’ consisting of solid and dependable colors moving towards softer palettes.

(3) ‘Exotic Botanic’ and  (4) ‘Rhythmic Palms’ where the exploration of natural tones leads to the development of lush greens and dusty pinks and, both echoing the diversity of nature in a different way though. One is more romantic, the other has a more dramatic feel.

(5) ‘Relaxed Replay’, in contrast, brings together feel good, vibrant colours like bright yellow and hot pink, which is a reminder of the retro era. It’s looks quite Californian too, don’t you think?

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(1) Raw theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

This theme explores the idea of detoxing and de-cluttering we are all kind in of need from time to time. The color palette is made up of warm brown and organic shades of grey and cream.

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(1) Raw theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

There is not too much of a novelty here but these are must-have colors in any palette, they are most likely the easiest ones if you don’t want to tire of your walls in a short period of time and probably the most commercial ones too.

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(2) New Skin theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

New Skin takes inspiration from comfort and familiarity, staying home in your favorite pair of blue jeans. This theme explores denim colours and the natural erosion that happens from overuse – like a well-worn pair of jeans. Heaven! It’s a feeling of a second skin and kind of state of easy living, sense of relaxation, confidence and tranquility in any home. Blues are going to rock the upcoming seasons being it indigo, klein blue or smokey blues. My forecast here is that blue is one of the colors with the most trending different hues (together with green).

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(2) New Skin theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

I am pretty sure there is much more to come in accessories in blue tones being combined with greys, black and white providing an understated and somehow sophisticated look&feel. Happy to see too that moody colors are getting stronger and stronger, you know I am a big fan!

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(3) Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

It’s interesting to see how dusty pinks are back over and over again (actually they haven’t left in some years now) – what varies is their color to combine with. Here we have blush and peach tones clustered with greys and charcoal to give a bit of a drama and make it less girly.

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(3) Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

The hypnotic color palette of this theme creates great depth and affluence, revitalising even the simplest of spaces. How about using it for

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(3) Exotic Botanic theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Exotic Botanic explores beauty in nature. It’s a clean and fresh palette, even copper seems to play still a certain role.

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(4) Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Do you recall the jungle trend with Studiopepe I was writing about earlier this summer? So, here we have again palm leaves patterns and rich greens, a true feeling of ‘Into The Wild’ which is still one of my favorite trends. Love the styling here. It’s the image I like best of all themes!

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(4) Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

This theme is about new beginnings and escapism. Oversized and exaggerated patterns and rich colors convey a jungle feel, a call to the nature and getting lost.

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(4) Rhythmic Palms theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

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(5) Relaxed Replay theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

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(5) Relaxed Replay theme. Photo by Martina Gemmola / Styling by Ruth Welsby.

Bold colors are the keywords here: vibrant pink ‘Charlotte’ plus yellow ‘Sunburst’ provide the right burst of bright colour. This theme takes a step back in time to bring a retro revival theme influenced by Miami Beach. If you are into effervescent colors, this is your palette.

As a little personal sum up, (1), (2) and even (3) are quite homely colors; (3) would be lovely for a hotel interior design concept too, (4) looks fun for a styling theme or window dressing and (5) is just not my thing but I do see it in hip ad campaigns, it’s the perfect eye-catcher!

What’s your favorite though? And how/where would you use it?

Found on Yellowtrace and Stylecurator. Please check them out for more information.

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DIY Leather Plant Tags

DIY Leather Plant Tags DIY Leather Plant Tags

Hello again dear Eclectic Trend readers! So, we’re already in the middle of August, it’s Mette from Monsterscircus again and I hope you’re ready to see how to dress up your old planters and pots – ooh, plants are literally everywhere. Not only is it a great feeling to take a new plants home from the market or the local Gartner – it’s also a thrill to plant your new greenery in a pot with style.

I don’t know if you’ve seen that amazingly cute pot on Etsy with the “I WILL SURVIVE” quote, just genius! I’ve leant the idea and made it into a leather tag, the technique is the same as my last DIY, so don’t forget to check out that project too.

Supplies:

Acetone (work next to an open window or go outside)

Leather

Eyelet Pliers

Eyelets (one eyelet for each hole)

Revolving Leather Hole Punch

A pair of scissors

A cotton cloth

Gloves

Note: If you don’t have the pliers, you can glue the ends together instead

Furthermore:

A piece of paper (the smoother the paper the better your transfer will be)

A computer

Laser printer or get a copy printed in your local copy shop

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Step 1

Design and print your design, remember to reverse the design.

Step 2

Measure the size of your pot.

Step 3

Cut two equal parts of leather stripes.

Step 4

Cut out your design.

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Step 5

Face the design on one of the leather strands.

Step 6

Apply acetone on the cloth.

Step 7

Press down on the paper and the leather – and start sliding the cloth on the paper.

Note: Don’t soak the cloth – acetone can remove the colour of the leather.

Step 8

Remove the paper.

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Step 9

Layer the leather strips and punch a hole in each of the two ends.

Step 10

Place an eyelet through the hole on the leather strip were you just transferred your design.

Place the eyelet pliers over the eyelet and press, repeat with the other hole.

Step 11

Slide the leather strip on your pot and you’re done!

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As you can see, it’s a super easy make over, and next time you’re going to give a plant as a gift, why not customize the pot with a fun quote or design of your desire?

Don’t forget your herbs in the kitchen deserve to be spoiled too with leather tags. The leather adds a bit of luxury look – but again, if you don’t have the tools, just make the transfer and glue the leather scrap directly on your planter. I really think this little enhancement adds another layer of texture and interest, what do you think?

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Feel free to share good ideas to use as transfer design, how would you make your planters unique?

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to share your project if you’ve done something similar! Have a happy day!

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P.D. For further Monsterscircus inspiration, please see more fantastic DIY projects over here. Gudy, xx

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Summer break

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I already used this gif last year and still love it. It believe it could become a synonym of my breaks…

Dear friends, I will take for the first time ever an internet free summer break and will be back by the end of the month. The first post will be written by my dear friend and monthly contributor Mette. Be prepared for a truly lovely DIY project on August, 22nd! All you plant lovers out there, you are in for a treat!

So, there will be no fb, twitter or IG (that’s a tough one :-) but just well chosen books, long beach walks, some music and good food. Sounds like a real detox! Wishing you a wonderful summer still ahead. Make it your best yet! Gudy, xo

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Dimore Studio Milan

DimoreGallery is not merely a gallery: it is a home, a voyage, an experience, a dialogue between past and present. That is what the fantastic designer duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran state on their site. All the objects within the space have either been selected or created by the designers.

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Together with Studiopepe they are my favorite Italian designers right now. Their signature is so different to anything else. Dimore in Italian means ‘dwellings’ referring to old, classical-style Italian houses wanting to express that their work is rooted in a certain tradition.

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When they started in 2003 they occupied a single room and had one assistant. Today they employ a stuff of 20 in a 2.100-square-foot space. On the second floor of the 18th century Milanese Palazzo, just opposite where Emiliano and Britt are already working; this new apartment was conceived as a new vision of a way of living rather than being merely an extension of their main branch. I  admire their color code, somehow moody and utterly elegant always.

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