Ukrainian design Lena Yastreb offers up sweet pieces of sterling silver jewellery with just the right amount of quirkiness for my liking. The Rabbits In My Head hair pins, (above, €38) are adorable enough to bring a grown women to her knees (I dropped my credit card); the blend of grown up understatement and gooey-wooey girliness brings a smile every time. Her Little Devil ring, complete with pointed tail, is plain bad ass. And Lena's Silver Diamond ring - the "diamond" is made of silver too - is simply ingenious. Check out her Etsy shop to see the rest of her off beat pieces. Nostrovia!
Having taken a year off to look after his two young children, German graphic designer Tilman Zitzmann decided to keep his creative skills sharp by creating a different geometric pattern everyday and posting it on his blog Geometry Daily. However interesting (or not) this sounds, now in it's second year the project has made for incredibly addictive and inspiring following. We've seen the I'm-doing-something-amazeballs-every-day-for-a-year shtick before, but Zitzmann's blog is a stand out if for no other reason than the pure simplicity of his idea and works. A selection of Tilman's chic shapes are available as prints from Society 6 (€16). Here are a four of my favourites.
Hip hop and typography fans unite! These lyrical art prints from San Francisco based Arianna Orland are handpulled, signed on the back and sold through her shop Paper Jam Press. So what's it going to be, Digital Underground, Fatboy Slim or Run DMC? Solo prints are €24 and doubles are €39. I'd definitely make it a double.
So the awkwardly-shaped-bunny-ears-iPhone-cover has got legs. Aside from showing up in the hands of the professional posers at fashion week, the cumbersome adorableness has been pressed against the hallowed cheek of Kate Moss...and a trend was born. The painful irony of adorning our handhelds with bulky whatsits isn't enough to put us off. If anything, it's just an excuse to buy a bigger handbag. Here's our pick of the most lust-worthy phone covers that will never fit in your pocket.
The original bunny iPhone case; €25, Rabito. Omniscient Siri iPhone case; €76, Shape Ways. Knuckle duster iPhone case; €62, Knuckle Case. Monster fur phone case; €28, Ion Factory. Etch a sketch iPhone case; €19, Connect Design. Vintage camera phone case; €17, IskyZone. Feed me pocket phone cover; €16, Connect Design. 3D skull phone cover; €39.95, Hugo Arcier. Hanging whale phone cover; €18, Connect Design. Moschino trench phone cover; €61, Shopbop.
Who hasn't dreamed of their very own holodeck? While the reality is still a way off, designers Simon Michel & Steffen Gramsch have dreamt up something pretty damn close with the OLED shower which features three walls of television screens that will show...well, anything you want. While only at concept stages now, the OLED screen (similiar to LEDs but with organic compounds lighting up instead of bulbs) is super light, flexible and thin and adds another element to the design; portability. So how about washing your stinky self anywhere in the house while watching a waterfall flow in the Amazon, the sun setting in Thailand or the Brad Pitt scenes in Thelma and Louise? Bring. It. On.Source; Yanko. You might also like; ←Indoor Clouds; What, what?! 3doodler; The World's First 3D Printing Pen→
It's all in the details when it comes to nailing the trends but
lazy clever girls head straight for the statement making accessories to score big with minimal effort. Layer them on or wear them on their own; it's all good when they're this chunky.
Inspiration pic; anthonyelle.com. Tassel; €12, New Look. Spike; €21, Topshop. Beaded; €12, New Look. Tribal; €15, Boohoo. Chain; €20, ASOS. Inspirationvia Myfashiontricks. Collar;€20,Diva. Pink;€23,MissSelfridge. Jewelled;€9,Boohoo. Multi;€26,DorothPerkins. Collar;€15,M&S. Inspo viaUltimatefashion. Neon;€18,NewLook. Tribal;€12,MissSelfridge. Pink;€8,Boohoo. Gold;€26,DorothyPerkins. Crystal;€13,DP.
Inspo pic; le-21eme.com. Beaded; €5, Buckle. Feather; €26, HoF. Bright; €12, Buckle. Leather; Etsy. Blue; €7, New Look. Inspo pic; le-21eme.com. Masai; €19,Blackmalaika. Wrapped; €26, Deekoline. Pink; €24, MissSelfridge. Collar; €24, NewLook. Inspo pic; StockholmStreetStyle. Gold; €15, MissSelfridge. Four; €26, ASOS. Layred; €8 NewLook. Multirow; €22, Wallis. Cord; €27, Oasis.
It's been less than a month since we featured a mojito but I couldn't pass up the chance to make one with peppermint schnapps. As suspected, adding peppermint liqueur to the mix makes for a mighty mojito indeed. The sweetness of the schnapps means you can go easy on the sugar, allowing Hemingway's favourite tipple become all the more refreshing. If the sun ever happens to pass Ireland again I'm having a boozy barbecue just to make these mo's.
'The other day I got a Henna tattoo that says "Forever"' ~ Zach Galifianakis.
When Ötzi the Iceman - the mummified corpse of a tatted-up dude who lived over 5,000 years ago - was discovered in 1991, many would-be tattees were reminded of just how permanent tattoos are. Other common excuses for chickening out include disapproving mothers/bosses, the fear of boredom and Hayden Pannettiere. Worry not, thanks to the slew of design led temporary tattoos on the market, wimping out and inking up has never been such a good idea. Here's my pick of the best temporary tattoos for commitment phobes.
Robots temporary tattoo; €4 for 2, Tattly. Not another anchor tattoo; €6 for 2, Tattyoo. Woodland critters temporary tatt; €6, DB Illustrations. Home Sweet Home temporary tattoo; €6 for 2, Tattyoo. Fox temporary tatt; €8 for 2, Burrowing Homes. Four folks and a dog tattoo; €4 for 2, Tattly. You're late watch tattoo; €4 for 2, Tattly. I Am typography tattoo; €2.50 Dotting Hill. Dog sketch temporary tattoo; €4.50, Pepper Ink. Paper airplane tattoo; €4.50, Pepper Ink.
" Hannah and Kelty are twins, best friends, and co-owners of The Weaver House, based in Portland. They're pretty particular about their desktop backgrounds and love contributing to the Design Love Fest blog with their Dress Your Tech column."
Well worth checking out, their column is full of original freebie downloads to fancy up most of the technology you have around lying the house.
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