All posts tagged: design

The Renaissances

Luke Atkins The Renaissance drenched the roots of a dull Feudal Europe with magic and let it blossom into the most beautiful flower Earth had ever seen. It was man’s Yellowstone, a colossal cultural explosion that stormed the lands for thousands of miles. It catapulted art, science, literature, architecture, and philosophy far beyond their perceived boundaries. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael—three dynamic polymaths whose aggregated effect on mankind boils every century—fought to be the most perfect genius ever. Machiavelli and Thomas More resurrected Greek Thinkers, using their ideas to critique present governments. Intellectuals gradually composed modern science. Accounting was invented, and knowledge-based economics flourished. Brunelleschi—another of the many polymaths—created his Duomo. Columbus sailed West. Education poured into the masses. The Gutenberg Press started mass communication, AKA what I do.The Renaissance has stirred the world in every second of the last 600 years—especially throughout 2016. Pictured at Kauai’s northern tip, I have really soaked up… View original post 333 more words

MVMT Watches: Company Review

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
Happy Wednesday! This week has been something else! I have lots to share soon but until then I wanted to share a company I’ve been loving lately. I also want to mention this is not a sponsored post.? MVMT watches have been getting more and more popular lately and with their?cool crisp style I can see why! The minute I saw them I new I had to have one! I originally snagged one for my boyfriend ?and he loves it as well! After seeing how much he loved his, he surprised me (with my not so subtle hints) with one for Valentine’s Day!? About a month after having my watch I noticed the time kept being off. No matter how many times I reset it or fixed it, I would look down later and it would be off.? I emailed MVMT and within 5 minutes I had a response back from customer service with another way to reset it. I tried, but sadly it didn’t work! So…

What Can I Fit into 600 Square Feet?

Originally posted on The Real Life:
APARTMENT DREAMING You guys. I have an adorable apartment smack-dab in the heart of Denver’s West Washington Park! The catch? I don’t move in for another 3 months. So in the meantime, brace yourselves for all the home design posts, as I brainstorm on how to decorate the place… Here is the apartment, as seen on Craigslist. (Don’t worry, I’ve scouted it out in person and know all the nooks and crannies, too.) 600 SQUARE FEET IS NOT A LOT …but it’s a good size for the desirable area I’ll be in, and it’s perfect for what I need. As for what I want? Well, because I’m a firm believer in Dreaming Big, here are all the spaces I hope to somehow incorporate into the space, inspired mainly by Pinterest and Apartment Therapy! Photo cred: Lindsay Hill Interiors A MAKESHIFT MUD ROOM There are two small alcoves by the front door, and I’d love to create a small entryway for boots, keys, and purse storage. With a little bench, perhaps a shelf, and…

A Trace of Teal

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
This is something that you’ll rarely see; us two in colour. But we’ve tried so many different things fashion wise this year already, maybe it’s the start of a new thing? We’re gradually adding a splash of colour to our almost all black wardrobes, hey, you should be proud of us guys! We’re loving the colour teal at the moment. There’s something quite majestic about it, when we think of the colour, the word ‘mermaids’ are instantly brought to our minds! Who doesn’t want to feel like a mermaid? Rachel:  Jacket- Forever 21 Top- Young Guns merch Skirt- Urban Outfitters Boots- Dr Martens Skirts have been some of my favourite items of clothing to buy recently, so when I found this teal A-Line skirt in the Urban Outfitters sale, I didn’t hesitate to order it. I like to make excuses a lot of the time, this occasion being “hey, it will go perfectly with my new docs, so I need it”. I love how it has the buttons at…

Pantone Color of the Year

Maybe I geek out over small things, but I am SO excited about this year’s ‘color(s) of the year’. Pantone‘s release of their color of the year influences  trends in a number of different spheres of influence. From design and advertising to textiles on the runway, you’ll be seeing a lot of this year’s paring. For those of you who don’t know, Pantone was founded with the intention of solving problems associated with color matching in the graphic arts realm. You know, to get a standardized view on color. What started as a means of convenience and efficiency has turned into the world’s leading source for color information. Each year, their team releases a color, or colors, of the year that will influence a variety of industries such as interior design, graphic arts, advertising, film, fashion, and education. Pantone has described their yearly selection of color as “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” 2016 | Rose Quartz + Serenity –…

Choccy Cake

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
YUM. Even typing this up now is making my mouth water just thinking about this cake! Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing! Ingredients For the cake 3 Eggs 55g Cocoa powder 115g Self raising flour 170g Caster sugar 170g unsalted butter Icing 300g Icing sugar 90g Milk chocolate 90g Butter Lets Start! Firstly mix the cocoa powder and the sugar together into a bowl and including the butter and mixing this together to form a smooth paste. Then add 1 egg and a third of the flour and mix together. Once this is mixed add another egg and another third and then repeat with the third amount also. You will know this is all mixed together when the cake mix is smooth and leaves a small peak when removing the spoon. Then place half of the mixture into a 20cm cake tin making sure this is greasy to the cake once cooked removes easily. If you have 2 tins you can do both at the same time but I…