Thursday, 16 October 2014

> Product News: LUSH Snow Fairy Sparkling Shower Gel

Question: What is pink with purple sparkles and a sweet scent of candy? Answer: LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel. Only available as a limited edition, so you have to be quick to grab one.  After we took it to the shower we must say it reminds us of syrup! Definitely different from all the other shower gels or creams we normally use. Conclusion: If you are a fan of all things sweet and sparkling.. This is for you!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

>> Important Fact: Cats Can't Survive On A Vegan Diet

Something very alarming happened in Melbourne, Australia last year. Cat owners that were following a strict vegan diet, wanted their cat to live in the same way and only fed potatoes, rice milk and pasta to it.(!!) When the pet was brought to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital it was 'so weak, it collapsed.' Dr. Leanne Pinfield, the veterinarian who treated the feline, said it is important to know, that cats are true carnivores* and need meat to survive. The baby cat was given fluids via a drip, placed on a heat pad and fed meat to recover. The doc went on to say: "Concern for animal welfare has to include a biologically-appropriate diet, you can't force your ideology on the cat." We are glad, the kitten has been saved and just want to share this important information with all of you animal-friends out there.

*Carnivore: 'meat eater' (Latin, caro meaning 'meat' or 'flesh' and vorare meaning 'to devour') is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue.


Monday, 13 October 2014

>> Yum! Our Instagram Favorite This Time: Gastroart

Hello there! We are back from our little autumn break, with a delightful recommendation for you. If you are constantly on Instagram, to gaze at the most delicious food snaps around and adore treats that are not just super tasty but also a big load of eye candy, you should follow Gastroart. :)

Almost 40.000 followers already love this foodie favorite. If we would sit in front of a dish like this, we'd think twice about starting to eat, just to keep up the beauty that has been created on each and every plate, a little longer. For more deliciousness and #foodporn at its best, go to Instagram/Gastroart.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

>> Perfect Home Decor: Some Fascinating Oil Paintings

Ukrainian artist Pavel Guzenko has a gift! He knows how to use oil color and a brush to create vibrant images. The Kiev-based painter started his creative career as a designer and went on to become a professional in the crafts in the year 2006. Imagine how difficult it must be to precisely create these vivid images with oil color. 

This artform is called contemporary abstract painting and besides landscapes and flowers, Pavel also knows how to catch the sparkle of an eye, which is a great and probably difficult skill to master. We would definitely put one of his pieces on our living room wall. If you feel the same, you can find more of his work HERE. Very talented!

(all artwork © Pavel Guzenko)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

>> Photography: Daytime To Nighttime In One Picture

Day To Night, Paris

Award winning photographer Steven Wilkes is already known for taking spectacular photos and creating beautiful fine art. His work has been featured in several magazines and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Time for us, to catch up and report about Steven's latest project with the title: 'Day To Night'. 1 image that captures the atmosphere between sunrise and sunset.

Day To Night, Yosemite

Day To Night, Shanghai

His website explains the procedure he used, like this: 'The work embodies epic cityscapes with fleeting moments throughout the day to the night. A select group of images are then seamlessly blended into one photograph.' It also reveals, that photos are being taken from the same angle in a time span of 15 hours and one final image takes 1 month (!) to develop. Great results!

Day To Night, Jerusalem

(all photos © Stephen Wilkes

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

>> Artistic: Creative Video PLUS Floral Headpiece

Check out this creative video concept from our NYC friends Vidi Vici TV. We think it is really original and we would like to have a floral headpiece like the one in the video as well! You know, for special occasions.. :) The name of the band is P3CULIAR and this is the 2nd single off their debut album 'Role-Play'. Take a look if you like independent artists, it's really a different kind of video. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

>> Attention All Pug Lovers: This Is Quite The Bag!

We just can not decide if this is the most thrilling bag/clutch/purse we have ever seen - or the opposite.. Yet, however we look at it, there is one thing we are not able to do - and that is: ignoring its existence! So we felt compelled to share this masterpiece of elegance and style with you! We have found it on eBay but unfortunately, all 2 of 2 bags have now been sold. If you are ever so inclined and a pug lover at heart, here is the link to the seller anyway. :D

(photo via SunshineFair)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

>> Emma Watson at the #HeForShe Campaign 2014

Seriously Hermione this speech was like WHOA! :D When we first read that Emma Watson would give a speech regarding gender equality for the #HeForShe campaign of the United Nations, we thought it was a good idea. What we didn't know, was how moving, direct and true the words of the British actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador would be. She really delivered a thoughtful collection of points and made a strong statement. So young, yet so eloquent! Guys, this is for you too! It is about how we should all be there for each other and why it is important, to speak up when it is needed. Congratulations and respect for this moving performance - it takes courage. Check out the full length speech in the video above.