Outlook Festival 2014 is near

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!

And the winners of uROPE Giveaway are...

Well, here we go: we've got two uROPE winners. This time, Lena only monitored the process of the drawing so something wouldn't go wrong.

There were as many yarn balls as the competitors, and each competitor got the number by the received e-mail order. Who is the winner?

Number 16 belongs to Matea Han Radan and 32 to Nina Krajčinović.

Congratulations to the winners! We thank everyone for the cooperation and promise some more giveaways in the near future.

Flip!

Mood Booster - Everything Is Everything / Lauryn Hill

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


 

War Bowl by Dominic Wilcox

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.






 

Day without a computer - Botanical Garden in Maribor

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 :)

Mood Booster - Giving It All / Bondax

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


 

Mood Booster - Lovely Bloodflow / Baths

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


 

uROPE Sandals Giveaway

"Oh, what a summer" and "omg what a weather" are the phrases commonly used by everyone around Slovenia during this summer. All this rain affects everyone, but we think it's about time to be more optimistic. And just maybe we’ll be able to convince the weather to behave more summerish.

Therefore, we present uROPE, unique footware made of rope, locally called "špagarce". Ring any bells? As kids, we all wore legendary “espadrile” that had one major issue, they didn’t get along with the rain. And that was the first issue we thought we had with uROPE sandals. But it turns out that our worries were in vain, since uROPE sandals are made ​​of 100% polypropylene rope and therefore practically indestructible.

Designed for all the adventures you can come up with during the summer months. Even if you happen to get wet or dirty they are very easy to maintain, pop them into the washing machine and that’s it.

Rope sandals were the first shoes in the Stone Age, and are since then roaming around the world. Among the various models I can't decide which is my favorite, but it’s a fact that all of them bring up a smile and affection in the people you meet on your way.

Summer is not over by far. Some even say it hasn’t started yet, according to temperatures. Personally, I always count on the warm extension of it, the Indian summer some call it, extending well into the autumn. Therefore we have plenty of time for all those carefree summer moments, with uROPE sandals on your feet all the time.

Marsela, their Slovenian mother, surprised us and she's willing to donate a pair of uROPE sandals to two of our readers.

Here is how you can get a hold of  your own pair:

All you have to do is to check the uROPE website, like their FB page to show your support and finally send at least three names of uROPE sandal models to info@flipflipmeheidi.com.  

Send your answers until 22nd of August. The winners will be announced on 25th of August.

Among all the correct anwsers we will choose two lucky winners who will receive a pair of uROPE sandals of their own choice.

Summer starts with your new uROPE sandals ;)


 

Mood Booster - Love Is To Die / Warpaint

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


 

Day without a computer

Just throw the ball already!


 

Like your dad's, but without film

There is something about the old 8mm cameras. They weren't cheap so having one in your hands made you a bit special. They didn't look like any other piece of previous century gadgetry so having one in your hands made you a bit special. Each roll of film lasted for only three minutes so changing it with your hands made you a bit special. You could only watch it via a projector so twitching around with a few meters of celuloid and cursing over it made you, well, quite a bit special on your private parties.

And because the Japanese like to be a bit special and because 21st century camcordes are just dull, they redesegnied the old 8mm camera, swapped the celluloid reel with a digital chip in equipped it with an interchangeable lens.
Bellami HD-1 is the name of this beauty and will probably make all the nostalgics (and hipsters) twitch their ears.



The camera will shoot FullHD video (just enough for your family trips videos) and will cost around 850$ (just enough for your rich uncle to buy it for your birthday). No one knows when will this digital bundle of memories be available on the market but according to Chinon it is coming soon.
It better be soon enough because I can see one hanging from my backpack.

Mood Booster - So Much For Love / Gramatik

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


 

Month Of Design Ljubljana - Call For Entries

For more than 10 years Slovenia’s capital has been all about design in October. The Month of Design Ljubljana is an unmissable ensemble of events exploring, evaluating and solving problems of living, bringing together creatives and businesses while encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue.

 
Month of Design is an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design. It offers platform for discourse focused on exploring the role of design in creative industries, business, culture and social practices. The main aim of Month of Design is to increase the competitiveness of businesses and society, establish knowledge transfers between developed and less developed economies, and emphasise the strategic, economic and cultural advantages of design. Month of Design aims to become an important cluster and the very special creative hub on the future map of Ljubljana, its hometown. This ambition is based on the right mix of sustainability, multiculturalism, legacy of dialogue, green self-sufficiency, manageable distances and large scale urban planning.
 
 
This year Month of Design is taking place in the abandoned premises of printing house Mladinska Knjiga in Ljubljana, 6 October - 6 November 2014. Its motto: “It is possible!”. Speaking of fashion design, the highlights of this year’s festival will be the international fashion and product design exhibition of South-East Europe “Brands & Signs”, and the conceptual international fashion design exhibition “The Identity”, showcasing designs of carefully selected creatives from all over the globe. Fashion related activities will be curated by Eric Maj Potocnik and Matjaz Plosinjak. Furthermore Month of Design will also offer a diverse rage of conferences, discussions and workshops.
 
 
BRANDS & SIGNS EXHIBITION  //  Call for entries open until 1 August 2014
An international fashion and product design exhibition Brands & Signs, showcasing a selection of original, innovative, well made products from the region of South-East Europe, will be one of the highlights of the Slovenian annual design-related festival Month of Design Ljubljana 2014 (6 October - 6 November 2014). The geographical position of Slovenia, located right in between the Alps in Central Europe and the Balkan Peninsula, makes it a gateway into the South-East Europe.
 


Exhibition is open to individual designers, teams and companies of South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro,  Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey) from environmental care, labour, transport, urban planning, gaming, society and fashion. Speaking of fashion, designers are invited to apply within the following categories: ready to wear, haute couture, avant-garde, designer footwear, accessories and jewelry. Furthermore designers and brands are invited to offer their products in the pop-up and online store of Month of Design and can also take a part in short public presentations titled Stage 180. Among showcased products the jury of Month of Design will award the best of them.
 

Christoph Rehage - The Longest Way

Christoph Rehage who was born in 1981, in Hannover, Germany gained world renown with the movie about his 4500 kilometer walk through China. Christoph began his journey on 9 November 2007, on his 26th birthday and finished it in October next year, walking all the way from Beijing to Ürümqi. The video which you can see below shows clips of Christoph driving in a car, flying in a plane or sailing a boat. These rear moments happened when Christoph took a short rest from his walk or took time to sort some personal and bureaucratic matters.

Christoph planned his journey a year in advance and initially planned to walk the whole way from Beijing to Germany. After a year of funny haircuts and strange beards he stopped, shaved and had a haircut and went home where he graduated.

Many people who saw the video asked Christoph: “Why go on the walk? Why stop?” His only answer was: “I’ve been wondering about that too.”

Many also wrote him that they intended to do something similar. Christoph isn’t sure what to tell them, he says he has only one advice for them: “It’s not important which dreams you pursue, as long as you have them. Pursue them and smile while pursuing them!”

After all that I’ve read, I’m still not sure why Christoph decided to go on his adventure. I’m not even sure he knows himself, but I still find the story and video fascinating. Click on play and your walk through China can begin.

The Longest Way 1.0 - walk through China and grow a beard! - TIMELAPSE from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

Mood Booster - There's nothing like this

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!

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