Thursday, February 24, 2011


So you've seen the movie, bought the t-shirt, wrote the fanfic. How about staying here for a night?

Read all about this amazing led-illuminated Tron: Legacy suite made in Sweden's Ice Hotel here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Artisan: Naventin

Large rings and talented women are two of my favourite things in the world. So it's no surprise I fell in love with naventin's work as soon as I saw it. Plus, she's from Barcelona. I'm afraid most Spanish artisans I've found on Etsy aren't really my style (lots of cute felt and polymer clay figures), so it's always a huge plus to find someone as accomplished as this young lady.

On a completely unrelated note, I wanted to point out that she states this in her shop profile: ATENTION!!! SHIPPING NEWS! This year the spanish post service has risen its prices, therefore my shipping fees have risen a bit too. And it's true, it has, and it makes me feel like crying every time I have to charge someone 13 dollars for shipping one hundred and f*****g fifty grams!!! How am I supposed to compete with other sellers? It's COMPLETELY ridiculous. Thank you, Correos, for making us Spaniards have an even harder time at making a living.

Anyhow, I'll calm down now and leave you to enjoy her handmade beauties:

Friday, February 18, 2011


I collect corsets. I don't wear them often (they're not exactly the most comfortable of garments, and my limited budget only allows me to buy cheap versions of the real thing), but I do spend a long time drooling over them. This is my current favourite. I really don't think latex is my thing (sweaty!), but I'm sure I'd make an exception for this (green! swoon!):

 Probably great for a nice St. Patrick's day down at your local pub. Or maybe not. Considering I just bought an 8 € camisole at Lidl to wear over leggings on Saturday, I may not be one to judge.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Webcomic

Recently it has come to my attention that I'm terrified of success. Yep, sounds odd, doesn't it? But the more I ponder, the more I realise that I'm constantly bullying myself into thinking that if I ever did atain my goals, I wouldn't really know how to handle it. The other day I stumbled onto Hyperbole and a Half, and Allie Brosh had a brilliant post I think reflects EXACTLY how I feel. Not that I ever wanted to be a doctor, but my grades at school always had people thinking I was going to be one.

Read the rest of Allie's spot-on post here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Artisan: Traven7

Well, Traven7 isn't exactly an artisan, but I think finding amazing vintage dresses should be considered an art, definitely! They've been on Etsy since 2008, and the clothes they feature are absolutely divine! Here's a little sample of what you can find in their online shop:

Traven 7 is also on Facebook, you can find their page here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hyde Park chic

I recently came across a house tour in Apartment Therapy I absolutely adored. Apartment Therapy isn't always my fave choice; I find their average tours bland and uninspiring. However, in this case, shocking wallpaper and classy but modern furniture (with just the right amount of retro) make this Chicago home quite the stunner. My favourite spaces are the entrance, with its striking stripes, and the living room, with these amazing organ pipes transformed into shelves:

Have a look at the rest of the apartment here. Great, comfy space usage and lighting.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion secrets

I love this Bensoni organza dress. I actually prefer it in dark blue, but could only find an image of it in white. Very summery, in any case. I like the smooth, flattering lines and the beautiful collar. I'd definitely wear it with cute, flat sandals and a huge, chunky bracelet. Shame you'd need 550 USD to get ahold of it! I've always said I can't understand how people spend so much on fashion (I'm more of a second hand shop girl myself), but I suppose if you earn millions, a mere half-mil isn't going to set you back. What I find quite surprising is how people living on a 1000 euro budget (that would probably be the equivalent to 1600 dollars in the US, wage-wise) prefer splashing out on something like this than paying for basic stuff like food!

Aaah. So that's the secret to a size zero sorted.


Bah, keep the dress, I'm off to enjoy a nice glass of wine and some Lebanese tapas.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A gourmet view

I've always fancied trying out The Restaurant at The End of The Universe, but since that's highly unlikely I'll just have to make do with some other odd eating place, maybe this cute little cabin in Okinawa (Japan).