I know, I know, most of you’ve probably been good and already have your Christmas trees up and decorated. You probably spend your evenings sitting round it, contently admiring it, sipping warm tee with the smell of fresh baked cookies coming out of the kitchen.
Well my home doesn’t look like Christmas is around the corner at all. But today I suddenly had the feeling that a quick decorating intervention is in order, to get me into the feeling if for no other reason…
That’s why I took a peek at Nataša’s blog, where she thoroughly tackled ideas for making a different kind of Christmas tree. The collected ideas are cute, simple and environmentally conscious.
Given the time I have left to save this years Christmas I’m attaching a few cute ones.
1 Bettinaholst.blogspot.com, 2 Modern Parents Messy Kids, 3 Le Vestiaire de Jeanne via decopeques.com
1, 2, 3 via arhitekturaplus.com, 4 nails and string, photo by: chris warnes via design milk, 5, 6, 7 via buzzfeed, 8 a merry mishap blog, 9 laloleblog, 10 wrapping paper, A little tipsy, 11 paper plates, sweet paul, via vonblum
1 Felt Ball Garland, Down to the woods, 2 removable wallpaper tree kandi
1 post-it’s via brightbazaarblog, 2 Boxes with figures via behindthebiggreendoor, 3 book and magazine tree via hoipippo
1 photo by: John Deer via design milk, 2 photo via Cool Mum Hunting, 3 photo via loinadecuado
We'll be back soon. We promise :)
I've spent a month in Sweden this summer and I still can't escape the influence. The country is inspirational in every aspect and the people... Well the people are extra nice and can also be really weird. But in a good way.
Recently I came across a Swede that falls in a weird category but his sound gets stuck in your head, and it forces you to groove a little. Even if it's just in a bathroom while getting ready for another workday.
Dim Out - Förort
Here's a little snippet of what you can expect on Outlook Festival this year. I know you're all packed and ready, but for those of you who aren't sure yet, just press play...
Summer isn't over yet!
Let's start the week with a classic. I know you all know her and the video is excellent. And there's another reason. She'll be performing on an Outlook Festival opening concert in a beautiful amphiteatre in Pula, Croatia, next week. And I can't wait. It's a proper venue for a proper lady.
Everything Is Everything - Lauryn Hill
album: Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, 1998
This bowl, apart from that it looks really cool, shows what I think about all the wars that are going on in the world right now. But it would be even better if instead of soldiers there were little plastic politicians melted in a bowl.
War Bowls are made by melting historically accurate plastic soldiers from past battles. The red Battle of Waterloo bowl is made with melted British Artillery and French Infantry figures. The black English Civil War bowl uses Royalists and Parliamentarians figures.
They're hand made by Dominic Wilcox, a modern day art inventor who is known for creating art by using everyday objects such as brushes, skimming stones, or even cod liver oil tablets.
We went on a hunt for a tree. Not just any tree. A tree in a Botanical garden of University of Maribor that was planted by my aunt the day my nephew was born. How cute is that?
We had a little x on a map and a photo of the tree. And we went. After surprisingly many wows and ahhs, since there are just plants, we found it. And it’s a cute little tree, with a funny name Koelreuteria paniculata.
It really was a cute little trip in search of a cute little tree… And I didn’t miss my computer. Not even for a minute :)
Because it's supposed to be summer right now... Oh, summer... And because they'll be performing on Outlook Festival this year. And because one needs a dose of electronic sugar every now and then... And because...
Giving It All - Bondax, 2013
Good morning my lovelies. How are things? Everything is going great here. I’m still browsing through Dimensions and Outlook Festival line-ups, discovering new artists and really enjoying it. There’s so much to discover. I almost feel like a little You Tube treasure hunter.
So, I found this guy. Baths, I know him for quite some time now, his album Cerulean is even on my casual “sunny weekend driving around with no plans” playlist, and I’m excited to see him live this year on Dimensions Festival.
Lovely Bloodflow - Baths
album Cerulean, 2010
Sexy, dreamy and strange enough to keep me interested. It's like their songs don't need an ending, they could go on forever, and it would be fine with me. I really can't wait to see them on Dimensiona Festival this month. So, press play and dream the day away.
Warpaint - Love Is To Die
album: Warpaint, 2014
Just throw the ball already!
Shitty weather doesn't have to be a reason to have a shitty day, or even a whole week, right? Imagine a beautiful sunny day in july and think of all the nice things you could do if it wasn't raining. Damn it! That didn't help at all... But maybe this tune will.
And don't forget, you can catch Gramatik on Outlook Festival this year!
Gramatik - So Much For Love
album: Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1, 2011
So, I've been browsing through the line-ups of upcoming festivals and look what I found! Omar! He's such a rarity. I know many of you don't know who I'm talking about, but when you'll press play, you'll know in an instant. This song is kind of forgotten, but has such a nice vibe to it, that I get a smile on my face every time I hear it.
Anyway, Omar will be performing on Dimensions Festival this year (August 28-31) and it's because of these kinds of little sparkling gems that I really love festivals. There's always a chance that some little act, hidden among the big names could surprise you and bring all the memories out. The good ones, of course ;)
Omar - There's Nothing Like This
album There's Nothing Like This, 1900
And oh, don't forget to check the whole Dimensions Festival line-up!
It’s not only music, it’s an experience! You often hear that from festival PR people. But you really have to experience at least one music festival in your life time, even if you’re not a real music buff. The vibe, the music, the people, the relaxed, anything goes atmosphere mixed with summer and preferably the seaside is so unique you get hooked in an instant.
Outlook Festival has all of that and even more. It really is the place to be in the beginning of september in Croatia.
All the venues are equipped with the best and most powerful sound systems you can think of, and variety of the different bass genres is overwhelming. Walking around the ruins and discovering little venues set in dungeons, nooks and little courtyards, each hosting their own style of music with their own crowd is surreal. And you get lost in the music. Sounds corny right? Especially coming from a rock chick. But this is Outlook Festival. You’d be surprised how many people come visit, who really don’t follow bass music religiously, but here you learn almost everything about it first hand. And the lessons are long and powerfull. Everything goes here, from emerging underground sounds, to established styles, that are already reigning the dance charts around the world.
The next great thing about the festival is the crowd. The cincerety of the bass lovers is so charming and even if you had to much to drink the night before they’ll take you on a journey… One could get almost emotional when you see a free spirited reagge buff, a crowd of dnb freaks, easy dub people, some freaky grime enthusiasts all celebrating the same love. Love for music that is….
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Hello my lovlies! How are you doing? I'm still cruising around Scandinavia and my last stop is my favorite Copenhagen. That's why I have to post a song from here, right? I've found this guy Troels Abrahamsen and I fell in love in an instant. He's a producer, songwriter, singer and what not. He's quite well known around here and I think I should spread the word about him, so more people could enjoy his music. So here you go. Let's start a week by not moving :)
Troels Abrahamsen - Not Moving
album BLCK, 2010