48h Open House Barcelona – YÖK

48h Open House Barcelona is one of the cities highlights. This year 170 facilities have opened to the public during 48 hours. I was looking for a different spot this time beside the amazing modernist monuments we have in town and discovered YÖK Casa+Cultura. You could say it’s an eco-friendly place to stay but the focus goes beyond with an entire philosophy including the idea of visitors meet locals and unusual things happen becoming YÖK a social hub. It is thought as a place to be, not a place to stay the night.

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It’s a beautiful spot where furniture pieces are second hand, donated, found on flea markets or been designed by local designers. If you open a window the heating system or air con immediately shuts down, everything they found inside the apartment has been re-used such as several doors not needed anymore when opening up the space  and which are repurposed as head beds now. The guided tour today was really interesting and you can book rooms or apartments and find all information on Hello Yök. 

Wishing the founders Petz and Mary much luck! G, xx

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‘It’s a moody day’ – Instagram challenge #4

It’s been again a wonderful moody day. Lot’s of really nice images a popping in on Wednesday on Instagram and it is already now my favorite working day of the week.

Here goes the winning image which is very different this time and my favorite four:

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Congrats to  Still_____ ! You have a very beautiful IG stream. Please send me your address so I can send you a little price over.

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thedizzybeeharryandfrank | mathea_cornelia | gooseberrymoon

And those four images a wonderful too, thank you all so much for participating. I hope to see you next week again, somehow the season invites now to be moody. Don’t you think? G, xx

You can see former editions here and get some more moody inspiration.

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Wood in progress by Ernst Gamperl

What kind of art object would you like to have if money was no issue?

These wooden objects are really tempting and Ernst Gamperl is a sculptor to watch. His minimalistic archaic forms in maple and oak mainly are shaped from wet wood . He uses trunks that could not stand their ground against the wind or had to be felled for other reasons.

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All images in this post are from different expositions but you can clearly see he cares about the where to showcase his work. If I hadn’t ‘a thing’ for ceramics I would work with paper or wood. Probably with wood since it’s more about being in touch with soil and nature.

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I love the shelve system here and how it is connected in an irregular way matching perfectly with the pieces themselves. I’d take it as it is!

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Ernst Gamperl Wood in progress by Ernst Gamperl

So, let me hear, who is your favorite artist if you could choose? G, xx

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Bruno Suet Photography

I use to post one home tour per week. But lately I don’t find too much that really draws my attention, and I spend less time on the net, that’s another reason. But I found this cool photographer and some really interesting images on his portfolio of different homes. And gardens.

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Bruno Suet is not just a very talented interior photographer but has a lot to tell as well through his garden images. He has worked for more than 20 years for renown magazines shooting homes of famous modernist architects such as Alvar Aalto and has started his career as an architect by himself.

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His eye for form, line and color is seriously trained. Don’t you just love his wonderful examples of zen gardens around the world and the colour approach he works with? I like the contrast here and darker tone approach here. Interesting enough I was describing to my father this weekend how my ideal garden would look like focussing on some mediterranean style with herbs, olive and fig trees, one cypress at least, all combined with zen elements of water and earth. I know quite unusual but one can dream, right? G, xx

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‘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.

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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

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Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Thread beads on the crystals.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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