Monday, 1 May 2017

Sweden opens World's first Mall for repaired and recycled goods

A new generation of recycling has now gone from local drop-off centers to a shopping mall that sells only repaired or upcycled products.
The new recycling establishment, ReTuna Återbruksgalleria, has nothing to do with the fish; instead, it was named after the Swedish town in which the building is located, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
The facilities contain both a recycling center and a shopping mall. Customers can donate the items that they no longer need, then shop for something new – all in one stop.
Dropped off goods are sorted into various workshops where they are refurbished or repaired accordingly. Products are then sorted into 14 specialty shops that include furniture, computers, audio equipment, clothes, toys, bikes, and gardening and building materials; all garnered from second-hand products.
The center also includes a café and restaurant with a heavy focus on organic products, as well as a conference and exhibition facility complete with a specialty school for studying recycling.
The center, which is operated by the local municipality, has benefited the local economy by creating 50 new repair and retail jobs, and providing space for private start-ups and local artisans.
The biggest bonus for the Swedish community is how the center relieves local government from the tremendous burden and expense of disposing of unwanted goods while turning potential “waste” into profits.
“Our idea is that the customer comes here and leaves for example some furniture and clothing that can get tired or have no use for anymore,” says Anna Bergström, center manager ReTuna Recycling Galleria. “Then you go a lap at the mall. Maybe find a new jacket and a new framework that will make the photograph of the grandfather unique and extra fine. Since you eat organic lunch in our restaurant to gather strength to go another lap and find new flowers for the garden and a new lamp for the living room. When you leave here, you should feel that you did something good for the environment and that they shopped climate.”
Source: The Good News.
(Photo by ReTuna Återbruksgalleria)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Pocket Mirror

Today, Scandinavian design is once again riding a wave of success that many say stems from a wider fascination with Nordic countries.

Nordic arts and culture, have become increasingly popular abroad. "I think it started with a mix of different furniture, interiors, food, music, and film."

Danes were announced as the happiest people in the world a couple of years ago and even Oprah was talking about it, this is why I'm presenting a new Danish label "Woud" from Daniel Schofield. 

The product range is so beautiful that you will love the lamps, furniture and home accessories. That's how it should be!

This is exactly the case with this round mirror. This is not only a simple surface in which one can greet his mirror image, it offers the possibility to leave small pots in its small cup-shaped storage. For example, my hairpins or my glasses and keys, which I sometimes times can't find in my apartment.

The shell is made of oak, which you can order in three versions.

I especially like the fact that by the mirroring of the tray the shell looks as if it were perfectly round.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Foot rest

Just finished creating a new Foot Rest for my mum's apartment. You will need an Ikea storage basket, cotton and a nice pattern. 
The bottom of your basket will be used to create the top part of the Foot Rest. To do so, turn the storage basket and add cotton on top and cover it with a cute pattern, use a staple gun to fix the pattern on the inside part of the storage basket.

Cut two wooden sticks and nail the two pieces at the bottom of your storage basket.

Finally done, I'm so happy of the result. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Hair Tutorial

Apart from the perfect make-up and trendy outfits, a right haircut is also being an important part for your style. It can make you look stylish and attractive. There are always different kinds of hairstyles every season. You can choose one suitable for your personality.

Long hair with heavy fringe bangs - very 60s rock and roll. perfect for my next cut!

I don't look like this when I flipped my hair in the wind.  

Braid Redhead, so lovely.

Trendy and Chic Short Hairstyles for Summer.

 My favorite one...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Impressive DIY Lego Table

Sarah is a stay at home mom of three amazing children, if like her children you have a large collection of Legos, you might wanna create a Lego Table like she did. Well done Sarah, this is a great and creative idea.

Supplies Needed

  • IKEA Ingo Dining Table
  • IKEA Trofast buckets (she got the medium sized ones)
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill with spade bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Paint
  • Clear Sealant
    How To

    First step-assemble that table!

    She carefully measured out where on the table she wanted the buckets. She used a straight-edged level to make sure the rectangles were perfect.

    Each rectangle is 15.75" across, and 10.25 inch tall
    I measured in 4" from the side of the table
    I measured 2.25" from the top of the table. 

    Use your spade drill bit (you can buy one at any hardware store) to make a hole, up near one of the corners.  This is how you will start your cut with the jigsaw.

    Next, use your jigsaw to cut out the rectangles, following the lines you previously drew.  It's ok if they are not exact!
    Here are the rectangles, pre-sanding, and painting.
     If you aren't a huge fan of the pine look, you can spray it in white.

    Drop in the bins,  and fill with Legos!
    (those bins hold A TON of Legos)

    Thanks Sarah for your creative and amazing work!

Damn backwards jealousy!

Getting jealous, uhmmm not really and never with your boyfriend's current female friends. On that point I guess we all agree, female friends are definitely not an issue.

Do you ever get jealous? For example you hear in a conversation the name of his ex-girlfriend, how do you usually react? Do you keep listening to the conversation or do you just keep doing what you do with no interest for his ex-girlfriend? 

Women are getting very creative when it comes to jealousy, it is amazing how much time we can waste and how much women have this ability to torture themselves just to get a tiny drop of information about how his ex-girlfriend looked like or is he still in contact with her.

We humans not only have the tendency to become jealous over imagined threats, we also don’t often seem to take into account the “cost” of certain behaviors. Spending your time watching, following, or checking up on a partner takes time away from accomplishing your own goals. So, word from the wise, put down that magnifying glass and stop doing detective work. If you’re looking for something, you will find it. And what you most likely will find is that it only increases your jealous ways. The more you check your partner’s phone and social stalk them, the more obsessed you become. Therefore, if you want to lessen your jealous feelings, you need to lessen this behavior.

Monday, 18 April 2016

5 Spring Dresses

Get ready for Spring, it is not 25 degrees yet but you would be surprised how fast the weather turns in Switzerland. You will soon have some quality time on a terrace with your friends. That being said, here are 5 dresses to wear when the sun shines.

Which would you wear?

From Bodenusa

From Gonchas


Friday, 8 April 2016

V&T Baby Smile

Vladimira Tritchkova, turned her passion and hobby into what is today 
V&T Baby Smile.

An online shop for handmade kids clothing. All the designs are inspired by her two year old son "Vova" who owns more than 20 pairs of pants made by his Mamma.

V&T Baby Smile is the sweetest children’s line run by an amazing woman, who previously lived in the US.

Since she moved to Switzerland, she has managed to create cute and cozy children's pants. What makes them even cuter - pockets! 
I love these comfortable pants with pockets, so adorable.

She is very excited to announce the launch of her new collection which includes Baby Boy Special Occasion Outfit, Bow tie and suspenders onesie and gorgeous reversible Bandana. 

Please feel free to follow V&T Baby Smile on Facebook or on her Etsy Shop page if you'd like. 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Whitepod, a unique place to relax

Looking for an amazing place to stay for a week or a weekend, I found this Whitepod Eco_Luxury Hotel in the Swiss Alps. This place is like a dream where you get the fresh air of the Alps, it is isolated from any nuisance in a breathtaking landscape. 

You can also enjoy playing tennis, 5 minutes from the Whitepod you have two outdoor tennis fields, that is just amazing.

What I like most about this place is the Sauna, imagine after a day outside you can have a peaceful moment at the Spa.

Ready to roast the perfect marshmallows over a Campfire?