Monday, 22 November 2010

Things that are making me happy ♥

  • When my cousin Julie is texting me from London
  • Eating Ben & Jerries Ice Cream with Stefan and my cousin Vero. I scream you scream we all scream for an Ice cream
  • People telling jokes, specially when I don't understand the end of a joke.
  • Working with Sophie on our Home Interior Design Projects for School, but gosh I hope we will have our diploma soon.
  • Love watching scary movie with Renée, poor Renée I'll always remember her face when I woke her up in the middle of the night telling her: Renée I heard a weird noice coming from the kitchen. boouuuhhh scary..!
  • Planning trips, love that but I think my Bank account Manager doesn't enjoy that as much as I do.
  • To be inspired and motivated by new projects.
  • Cooking Salmon pie with cucumber and lemon (Stefan and Vero love that pie).
  • Love lighting up my Menorah candles.
  • Little reminders of love via La Mia Vita's blog: “She’s not the type of girl to wait by the phone, she won’t cry, she knows it’ll get her nowhere, she’ll laugh a lot and often, and she will live her own life. She would like you to be a part of it, but she will do just fine without you.”
  • Dreaming about opening a Design Office with some of my friends

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Obsessive Consumption: What did you buy today?

Now available in book format, "Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?" is artist Kate Bingaman-Burt's winsomely self-conscious take on transparency and consumer culture. Beginning in 2002, in the face of growing credit card debt, Bingaman-Burt resolved to give new meaning to the term "retail therapy" by documenting her daily purchases, first with photographs and then with ink drawings. Parking tickets, coffee, packs of gum, shoes, electricity bills, and burritos. She has been drawing something that she purchased every day since February 5, 2006.

Obsessive Consumption represents a selection of these daily drawings. The drawings in this book started as a guilty pleasure. I really enjoy looking at those daily purchases in this really helpful book, cause by looking at those drawings I realized how much I spent,
do you ever feel like there's a leak in your bank account? It's like the sound of water dripping, a tiny crack through which a slow stream of money is draining away. You know it's there (because the cash isn't), but you can't find the source. You scrounge through your bank account, looking at all of your expenses, but they seem normal. So what's causing the constant shortfall, the perpetual feeling of falling behind, the sleepless nights and nagging anxiety?
The embarrassing truth is that every day, in countless idiotic ways, you (and I, unfortunately) just . . . waste . . . money. Perhaps I should start saving some money too. Ok I'll start tomorrow! =)


Hello my lovely readers,

I would like to share with you the challenge of my friend Renée who started to
Blog for a Cause. This is an amazing challenge, she is going to Ethiopia, wooww.
To follow Renée in her travels, as well as to help raise money for her volunteer trip to Ethiopia in November 2010 (well now). Please check her blog, I guess we could all be concerned about this cause, all orphaned children in Ethiopia and
around the world derserve to be known. Follow her blog fora great cause.

The mission group is called HOPEthiopia, a non-profit organization based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This project focuses on restoring land for the homeless,
orphaned children and seniors of Ethiopia. She is joining the 'Community Health' part of the mission where medical doctors, dentists, nurses, dental hygienists,
and various support team members will put their best hands forward or the people of the community.

Come on my lovelies, take 5 minutes of your time and

follow Runawayrenay.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Trip to Brighton

Hi my lovely readers, How are you? I would like to share with you some pictures I took on my way to Brighton, those pictures were taken from the train last Summer. I really enjoyed visiting my friend Charlotte who spent some months in Brighton.

The Little Prince

It’s not only NASA that’s doing the bit to build rovers for Mars, there are concept designers like the good fellow Martin Miklica that too have their way to show concern for Martian exploration. Martin has designed the Little Prince - a four-legged robotic greenhouse concept that would carry plants insides its glass container to Mars. Effective enough to communicate its movement and development with other greenhouse robots by wireless, the robot also optimally takes care in nurturing plants by searching and providing them the requisite nutrients. A great gardener that grows any plant you want or need to bare life or just for its beauty, the greenhouse robot was made using metals, glass and synthetic plastics. A cool prospect for the future, Le Petit Prince, as the Little Prince is known, is one Electrolux Design Lab finalist.