Meet The Blogger comes to Barcelona

Some of you already heard the news but were missing all the details: Meet The Blogger comes to Barcelona and we have been organizing a very cool event for you on September, 21. This is a Sunday so you can fly in on Saturday or even much better on Friday, get some deserved shopping time, we can have a get together that night and then kick of Sunday morning with a nice Brunch event at THE must have seen spot in town.

MTB BCN Brunch Meet The Blogger comes to Barcelona

Interior Designer Jaime Beriestain has opened a concept store and café last Fall and we have the chance to spend our blogging event at this uber cool location (first time in fact). The idea behind the brunch is an easy mix&mingle, getting to know us a bit more during the morning with a short entertainment part. Meaning we offer one conference, it’s a trend talk and I will be the lucky speaker! Very happy! Be prepared for a sum up of my travels, panel meetings and trend conferences I have attended myself.

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On the MTB site you’ll find all details including links to hotels we have teamed up with to offer better travel conditions. It’s pretty warm still at this time of the year and you might want to have an extra-large summer in Barcelona! Don’t you??

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Would love to see you all! xx, Gudy

PD:  There is a limit of 50 seats with a price of 75€, and you can book your tickets here.

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Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

I discovered these two ladies last year at the Salone where Diesel would serve their coffee with their cups and you could buy them afterwards. Smart idea but I didn’t take any with me and always regretted it.

This year they Alissa and Nienke seem to have grown a lot showcasing their own space at Ventura Lambrate at the Off-Salone with a working area where you could observe the whole process of making their beautiful marbled cups.

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Alissa Nienke Ceramics showcase Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

Alissa Nienke Ceramics Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

Alissa Nienke Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

Alissa Nienke Ceramics bowl Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

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Alissa Nienke Ceramics marble Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

Alissa Nienke cabinet Alissa and Nienke Ceramics in Milan

So, they manage to do about 20 pieces a day and can use every plaster mould like a 100 times until they have to do new ones. It is porcelain mixed with pigments and after a first firing they apply a transparent glaze which then goes to a second firing. Every piece is unique and you know how much I love this idea!

This year I haven’t I didn’t hesitate a second and got this beautiful cup with me!

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DIY Wired Easter Eggs

DIY Easter Wire Eggs spring ornaments DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Hi dear eclectic trend readers! It’s Mette again from monsterscircus. How are you? I hope you’re so lucky that it’s spring in you part of the world.
Today I have the honor to share a new project, and I do hope that it’ll bring warmer weather and a fresh look into your home with this Easter idea – and I hope you’re ready to get egglicioused. Let’s jump to the tutorial.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs Bow DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Supplies:

DIY Easter Wire Eggs supplies DIY Wired Easter Eggs

  • Flat wire
  • Multi nose plier
  • Something round for e.g. a tumbler
  • Thread

1. Making the Egg shape

  • Step 1Cut a piece of wire.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs cutting the wire DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Step 2

Pull the wire around the glass.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs shaping the eggs DIY Wired Easter Eggs

2. Shaping the Bow

Step 1

Cut a piece of wire and bend an angle.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs bending the wire DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Step 2

Bend a curve as pictured.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs bending the bow DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Step 3

Mirror the curve and cut another piece of wire.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs attaching the bow DIY Wired Easter Eggs

3. Attaching the Bow

Step 1

Combine the egg and bow by wrapping a small piece of wire of both pieces.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs wire bow DIY Wired Easter Eggs

You’re done.

The eggs are very versatile – Grab a bunch of blooming branches and hang the wire eggs. As a good way to enhance the spring feeling you can use some rip off from an old vintage botanic book.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs tutorial DIY Wired Easter Eggs

 

If you don’t want to hang the eggs, you can attach them on gifts or even use them a napkin rings for your Easter table.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs idea DIY Wired Easter Eggs

That’s all from me today, now I’m eager to hear if you have a perfect Spring starter project on your mind, maybe something Easter related?

DIY Easter Wire Eggs Spring Decor DIY Wired Easter Eggs

Thank you so much for reading and until I’ll see you again let your creative side shine on.

DIY Easter Wire Eggs DIY Wired Easter Eggs

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MICRO TREND: Indigo Shibori Dying

If you ask me right know what I’d love to learn, that it is. Shibori dying.

Shibori is a Japanese technique for several methods of dying cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting or compressing leaving certain areas on the cloth reserved from dyeing . Apparently it comes from the verb root shiboru, “to wring, squeeze, press. You get different patterns and  I assume all pieces are unique almost impossible to repeat the same way which is the beauty of it.

There were more than fifty different kinds of Shibori techniques existed in the Eighties depending on pleating , loop binding, stitching, etc., but the techniques dropped with a decrease in the number of craftsmen. Shibori has a long tradition with the first piece known from the 8th century. What is really trending right now is Indigo dying (you find many other colors too). Let’s see some beautiful examples:

shibori trend kinfolk MICRO TREND: Indigo Shibori Dying

Kinfolk

Dion Lee MICRO TREND: Indigo Shibori Dying

Dion Lee Pre-fall 14

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Upstate

shibori noondesignstudio MICRO TREND: Indigo Shibori Dying

Noon Design Studio

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Joanna Fowles

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 Joanna Fowles class at The School

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Alice Engel

And to finish up, below goes a tutorial of tie-dying with the shibori technique:

shibori freepeople MICRO TREND: Indigo Shibori Dying

And here come some beautiful tie-dye and shibori shopping tips for you. Enjoy!

Sea and Stone Shop | Noble and Iron | Upstate | S. Fennel | Joanna Fowles

 

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Fine-art rendering with Ando Studio

Some years ago we started replacing here in Spain photos by 3D renderings for furniture catalogs, some manufactures thought it would be less pricy,  (as a stylist you have of course a different opinion) and I have seen since then various finishings and qualities. Ando Studio is offering probably one of the finest qualities I have observed so far. What you see here is not a real loft but great digital work. Stunning, right?

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The Israel based studio was founded in 2011 by architect Aziza Oren, interior designer Anna Epstein and interior designer Ety Azougy. The studio team is very experienced in architectural visualization, marketing films and working with other professional such as architects, interior designers and entrepreneurs.

Would you have noticed here you are not observing a real home? Bertrand Benoit is another 3D expert, his work is stunning too. Check his work out here. He gets inspired from several blogs and renders still lives too, it’s difficult to notice the digital art behind.

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Instagram crush on Tradgardenpahojden

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Tradgardenpajhorden Instagram crush on Tradgardenpahojden

Jeanette did a shout out a few days ago on this IG feed and I was immediately smitten with this lady from Norway and her flower photography. Please hop over and share some love with Tradgardenpahojden.

I hope you are having great plans for the weekend! And please do not forget to sign up for the upcoming interior trend and style workshop on April 26 here in Barcelona. There are just a few spots left.

 

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