January 25, 2011
January 18, 2011
Forget me not, amazing silk scarves with unbelievable digital prints and extra-ordinary colors. I wouldn’t say no to one of those as a birthday present ifyouknowwhatimean, though I don’t usually wear silk scarves I’ll make an exception.
January 17, 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts and the complete lack of inspiration folks. I couldn’t even start a new post for weeks let alone compose a decent picture. But now I ‘m back (I think). So there:
Background: lava via designspotter, Veronica Posada via fubiz
December 23, 2010
Many many many silver christmas balls are waiting for you to take them home! All of them are hand drawn by different designers and you can buy them for any amount you find fair. I saw a lot of them and they look really cool. Oh and did I mention this is for a good cause? E-D-W, this new institution situated in Kerameikos will host this event on the 29th of December! (a party will follow hohoho)
for more info check E.D.W.gr
November 29, 2010
If you are a MEET market regular you can’t have missed Dimitra Mavrikou and her lovely jewelry! Her stall is full of lace and frill, gold and black and also some vintage elements transformed into rings or earings!
*Tell us a few words about you!
I was raised downtown in the 80s.growing up,during the 90s,i found out a few things about myself, such as that i had a great love for things from past decades.I mainly listened to music from the 60s&70sand dressed accordingly!
*Is that what you always wanted to do?
From a really early age i loved crafting and i learned how to knit and embroid.When i was younger i would always make stuff like jewellery,bags and decoratives as gifts for my friends. As i got older i realized that,that was what i really wanted to do! So just before i got my degree in international and european studies,i decided it was the time to make my dream come true!
*The difficulties you came across and you still deal with freelancing?
Naturally,when you’re a freelance you come across many difficulties,the greater being you have to live off on an income that is not steady.However i love so much what i do,that i’m trying my best to overcome difficulties as such.
*Where do you draw your inspiration?
Anything around me can be an inspiration for me.I use a wide range of references for my designs,which enable me to use a mixture of fabrics,buttons,laces,metal,knitting and emboiding.My pieces are influenced by victorian elegance and a late 1960’s attitude.
*What do you think of the independent scene here in Greece? Is there any? Do people turn to people instead of the usual clothing and accessory chains?
In the past few years there is a rise of independent artists and craftsmen in Greece. Events like the Meet Market have helped those people show their work to a larger audience. People are turning to handmade and unique creations more and more. Maybe this is due to an inner need to stand out from the crowd in a time when corporate companies are the ones really ruling the world
*Last but not least, your 5 favorite bands
Janis Joplin, The Doors , Tori Amos, The Beatles, Scissor Sisters
November 3, 2010
If there is a thing I love more than London is London’s flea markets. Once in a million there is a chance of sun and this was the day we run into the Broadway market! What a wacky mixture of cheese, clothing, poultry.. whatever. Take your neighbourhood’s sunday market, add some hipsters and some second-hand clothing and jewelry. There, you have it!
October 25, 2010
Somehow All saints style brings this movie in my mind, the ragged clothes, the sound of the engines and the dirty basements. It was Lately when I discovered there is actually a movement called “steampunk” , a whole culture of mighthavebeen represented by authors and romantic scientists, it seems to me that this word represents both the brand and the movie. Some accessories and clothing are to be found under this word like the compass necklace below or the arachnoid sculpture! definitely if overdone it tends to be childish but I wouldn’t say no to this pair of earings (I bought them a few months ago actually! hehe)
October 22, 2010
I decided I want to be a tourist in my own city, walk around the neighbourhoods I usually drive past by and just look at the buildings and try to find something still hidden! The weird thing is there are a lot of unknown places waiting to be discovered even when you think you ‘ve seen it all! So this weekend it was the Mets, first we walked around the 1st Cemetery like 2 happy ghosts trying to find Vougiouklaki’s grave 🙂 (i know) and then while climbing the steep Trivonianou we blinked and missed Sugarline’s shop. If you decide to sightsee around Mets don’t forget to pay a visit (make her a call first). Bianca thanks for the picture!
Just a few steps away you will find la.trap featured also on HariK’s blog. Minimal with a berlinesque vibe the shop stocks clothes, toys, prints and jewelry some of them displayed inside an old fridge! Oh joy oh joy!
Then just around the corner there is this alley with the dream house for which I could kill. I. am. dead serious.
Street art and me with my denim uniform (of course, boyfriend’s shirt, one of the many I borrow all the time)
And last but not least: colibri. Say that you walk around all day and you could eat literally anything, do you expect that this small joint, with the kitchen in full view and the tables on the sidewalk, would serve one of the best burgers in town? Well actually yes we did because the people from Athens daily secret had warned us. 🙂