You will probably remember Cambria from her lovely guest post while i was gone. Cambria is a photographer, and approached to work with her. The best thing on being a freelance graphic designer, is that you get to meet so many wonderful and super talented people. Cambria is definitely one of them.  I was really… Read more »

You will probably remember Cambria from her lovely guest post while i was gone. Cambria is a photographer, and approached to work with her. The best thing on being a freelance graphic designer, is that you get to meet so many wonderful and super talented people. Cambria is definitely one of them. 
I was really excited to work with her. This girl is the happiness in one person. She got me so inspired, and she was actually the one to inspire me to work on my own Lookbooks. Here are a few of logos we worked on with her. The last one is the final. But that’s not it only, we also worked on her lovely Lookbook, which i’ll be really excited to show you soon! 

Well Trina, you totally influenced me to do this post. As i read on Of Trees and Hues yesterday post, Latrina shared her Spirit animal which was the owl. Reading her post, and how others have shared their spirit animals, only made me think, how people are actually more open to the spiritual world than they… Read more »

Well Trina, you totally influenced me to do this post. As i read on Of Trees and Hues yesterday post, Latrina shared her Spirit animal which was the owl. Reading her post, and how others have shared their spirit animals, only made me think, how people are actually more open to the spiritual world than they used to be.
I haven’t been sharing a lot about my beliefs, especially not in the internet world. Not because i’m ashamed, but because i know what is my truth. Most of the times i get to discuss about this matter, people always try to prove that their truth, is the real one. Don’t they? Each religion, believes that their God is true. What i believe in, is to believe in what feels true to you. After all that’s what matters right? To find something that makes us feel good from the inside. 
It feels nice to see, that we are more accepting today with the fact, that there are so many religions and people have the right to believe in what pleases them. God and the mystery of the unknown, always attracted me since i was young, and i was lucky to find what’s right for me from an early age. I couldn’t actually put it into a few words, i would make this post huge. If you are really curious you could take a look the Journey of Souls and it will give you a small idea. 
Now to my spirit animal, from the second i thought about it, i knew it was a cat. As you know we, have a dog and a cat. And although i’m an animals person, i can say i have this HUGE weakness to cats. I even remember myself saying so many times that if i was an animal, i would be a cat. When i googled about the meaning of the cat, i was just surprised to see how it completely describe me.
  • Patience, waiting for the right moment to act
  • Independence, yet enjoying social connections
  • Spirit of adventure, courage
  • Deep, relaxed connection with self
  • Healing from the inside out
  • Curiosity, exploration of the unknown or the unconscious
How exciting that was. No i guess i know why i am so connected to cats. Do you know what is your spirit animal? Do you have a specific connection with one? 

On the 5th of August, our best friends and a couple of friends and their dog that visited us, celebrated hubby’s birthday on mountain Ainos.  We usually don’t celebrate our birthdays, most of the times, because we don’t have the time! But this year we decided to do something alternative and go on an adventure.… Read more »

On the 5th of August, our best friends and a couple of friends and their dog that visited us, celebrated hubby’s birthday on mountain Ainos. 
We usually don’t celebrate our birthdays, most of the times, because we don’t have the time! But this year we decided to do something alternative and go on an adventure. You might remember how i shared with you our visits to mountain Ainos this winter (wish i could link the post, but remember how google deleted my images?) With a height of 1,628m (5,341′), being the highest mountain in the Ionian Sea, being there, is literally being above the clouds (remember?) 
We hiked to the top, which was as always absolutely breathtaking. You can see all the island from above and i swear if it wasn’t so ho, i would sit there for like ever. There were no clouds this time, like in the winter. Each season has its beauty up there. What hubby and i want to do before summer ends, is see the sunset. Can you imagine how beautiful that would be? It already takes my breath aways just thinking about it. 
Of course, the place was perfect for the best shots. I mean what shot would look bad with that view? Living on the island has it’s privileges. Everything is so close. Everything is at a very close distance, even to reach the mountain by car is like 15 minutes from our home. How can i get enough of this life? I honestly can’t! 
Poor Bella and the other 2 dogs even though they liked hiking, they were thirsty and would drink every 5 minutes. But i bet they enjoyed after all! 
Our last stop was at a picnic table within the forest, for some greek food; tomato, bread, feta cheese, olive oil and oregano.And of course some birthday muffins. Yes the monstrous ones i make 🙂 This girl has to buy a muffin pan! Oh, well at least everyone liked them – even the thousands of bees that came to have a bite. 

All designs are available in iphone / laptop / ipad cases. Throw Pillows, totes, jumpers and tees. From Left to Right:  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 I’ve missed designing just for fun, so today i took some time just for me. I believe that all… Read more »

All designs are available in iphone / laptop / ipad cases. Throw Pillows, totes, jumpers and tees.
From Left to Right: 
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

I’ve missed designing just for fun, so today i took some time just for me. I believe that all designers should get some time for themselves. Not the me time i was talking on yesterday’s post, but some time to let your creativity shine, 100% for you. What you have in your mind. With no rules. 
A while ago, i decided to delete my old Society6 account and start a new one, just with patterns. Not my illustrations, but patterns i can see to be fashionable, something i would wear / use. The weather doesn’t seem to go with my mood. Since vacation’s gone, and most of our friends and relatives have left  island, i’m already in that sweater, cozy, drinking hot chocolate while watching the rain mood. But it seems that that’s going to take quite a while, since were experiencing the warmest days for this year. Pastels, blush and blacks are in my mind right now.

I woke up today feeling rather fresh. Getting back to work, allowing myself to go crazy on Pinterest and getting back to your blogs. I feel somehow new, i guess that’s the whole vacation thing for right?! I took a moment to think about why i felt so tired at the beginning of my break… Read more »

I woke up today feeling rather fresh. Getting back to work, allowing myself to go crazy on Pinterest and getting back to your blogs. I feel somehow new, i guess that’s the whole vacation thing for right?! I took a moment to think about why i felt so tired at the beginning of my break and it wasn’t really difficult to see why. Like some of you fellow freelance friends already know, being a freelance sometimes means no schedule. Yes sometimes you might need to work all day, just because you can. Sometimes you forget to give yourself a break and maybe a pat on the back? September has always been a “New beginnings” kinda month, so i thought instead of sharing a vacation post (so many pictures, i have to break it into parts) i should share with you my list / guide to a successful freelance year. 
Waking up early in the morning, has to be on top of my list. It has always been a huge problem for me, since i enjoy sleeping way too much. A morning shower, must be one of the best things you can do to wake your body happy. And some 7 minute excursive wouldn’t be bad either. 
Preparing yummy snacks. This rule might not be perfect for everyone, but since i don’t mind about my weight or figure, i always find it an exciting treat within my working day, to have a snack different than just a toast. A cupcake? A cheesecake, or some nachos with guacamole sauce. Doesn’t that already cheer you up? 
Sometimes No is better than Yes. Filter the projects you undertake. I used to never say no, and always thinking i could do everything. Well, i turned out wrong. I did work on some projects that i wasn’t feeling right about (wether the project itself or the person i was working with) and sometimes many of them at a time. I always see better results when i work with people / projects that inspire me. It’s only fair to me and the clients. Having a waiting list also helps you to give 100% of yourself to you the projects you work on. 
Schedule wisely. I would schedule all my projects in one day on my organizer, and would run like a lunatic all day to check them all. Most of the times i didn’t and would feel guilty. Schedule your tasks within reach. It’s better to spread them within the week and of course within reasonable timings and having some more relaxed working time.
Taking a break within the day. What is that? Honestly, i’ve never done that before, but would love to try! hah for reals, a break just for you is the best. Don’t take a break to get your nails done, trust me, you’ll feel tired afterwards. But a break to read a book, or sit on the couch or go for a walk, will boost your creativity.
Taking a good break on weekends. Oh yes, that’s my favorite. You do deserve a weekend off right? Plus getting away from the internet will clear your mind, and get you inspired. I know Pinterest is the best inspiration place nowadays, but a small adventure in the forest is even more! 
Date time! Both hubby and i being freelancers, sometimes take for granted the time we spend together. Just because we are sitting on our laptops facing each other, doesn’t mean we are spending some quality time. We don’t go out, for a coffee or on clubs etc. it might sound shocking to some, but that’s not how like to get entertained. After one visit to a local pub for a beer on my birthday though, we saw that going out doesn’t need to be extreme. It could be casual and still close to what we like! 
And speaking of fresh starts. I’ve worked on new topics that will come with the new blog, and was wondering if there is category that you really enjoy reading. Style post? life? I would appreciate your opinion! 

Can you even believe it? It’s been 3 weeks! How time flies right? It’s crazy. I can’t even consider all the things i got to do and all the people i got to see. Between you and me, i’m exhausted! i totally missed my daily routine, my office and my projects. Most of all this… Read more »

Can you even believe it? It’s been 3 weeks! How time flies right? It’s crazy. I can’t even consider all the things i got to do and all the people i got to see. Between you and me, i’m exhausted! i totally missed my daily routine, my office and my projects. Most of all this place! 
I was preparing like, a huge post, with picture from these days. But turns out that i’m one foot on vacation and one back. I have a few projects to work on. So i get to go to the beach daily, and see a few friends too. It’s 8 pm here now and i just got to sit down in front of my apple. I have sooo many things to share, but i guess i have all the time in my feet. No hurry. 
Remember how i mentioned i’m getting a new blog face lift? Oooh i’m extra excited on this one. Everything is ready, but the coding. Turns out, my beloved hubby is going work on it! He usually works on pre made themes, but this one is going to be from scratch! So maybe it’s going to take a while. Hopefully not, cos i’m just way too excited to have my new place. Not that i don’t trust him, but in case he doesn’t got the time, do you have any web designer in mind who could code it? Any advice is appreciated! Plus i’m moving to WordPress! (it was high time i did!) 
Anyways, it’s good to be back. I now have to arrange all the posts i have in my mind. New projects i was working on, pictures, style posts and so many more! Hope you are all doing great! 
PS Did you see the awesome giveaway going on at the moment? All the t-shirts are a limited collection, so this is going to be your only chance to get your hands on one of the “Idols of our Generation”

Hi everyone. My name is Petros and I am the man behind Hommie and PTRSdesign CO. brand. I consider myself a multi-tasker. I have studied Architecture in the UK but you will find me dealing with interior decoration, furniture making, illustration, graphic designing, photography and, of course, blogging. Hommie is my first blog and it’s… Read more »

Hi everyone. My name is Petros and I am the man behind Hommie
and PTRSdesign CO. brand. I consider myself a multi-tasker. I have studied
Architecture in the UK but you will find me dealing with interior decoration,
furniture making, illustration, graphic designing, photography and, of course,
blogging. Hommie is my first blog and it’s about my passion: Decoration. Beside
the amazing houses (mostly Scandinavian; I’m a scandi-lover!), hotels, shops,
cafes and other spaces you can find scrolling down Hommie, there’s also a
section named ‘Hommie visits:’ where I take photos and present places that I
find very interesting and stylish during my journeys around the globe.

But today I will present you my new project called
PTRSdesign CO. and I have to say a big thanks to Corina for giving me the
opportunity to do it. As its name implies, it’s actually my designing company.
It has to do with drawings, illustrations and designing things in general and
exploring the various forms they can be imprinted. 

The very first collection of
PTRSdesign CO. is a combination of three of my favorite things: white tees,
music and art. The main idea was real-life magazine covers, redrawn and
re-edited with my own personal style and printed on plain white t-shirts. Just
like that, the ‘Idols of our Generation’-concept was born. The word idol as a meaning
describes an image, person or object being treated with blind admiration,
worship and devotion. In ancient times, idols were religious statues of deities
who were treated with awe. 

Today other things and concepts are idolized, one of
which are the celebrities. Singers, actors, models, designers, footballers are
the main representatives of the celebrity lifestyle that is treated with
admiration and gluttonous curiosity by the media and their fans. Magazines
themselves can be considered as idols, too. They inspire and influence the
world as they have the power to set new trends, specifically in fashion and
music. From fashion’s musts’ to political beliefs, the lifestyle of a singer or
the pages of a magazine can affect the beliefs-interests-behavior of a common
man. The first collection of PTRSdesign CO. ‘Idols of our generation – The
Music Edition’ is devoted to musical idols of the 00s and inspired by the most
iconic fashion and music magazines. The selection of these five artists was
purely based on personal criteria; they are singers who I have watched and
heard and some time in my life, at some point, they have influenced me.






Everything that is printed on a PTRSdesign CO. t-shirt is
made by hand. The original illustrations are hand-drawn on A4 papers, then
scanned and send to the printing workshop in order to be screen printed by hand
with eco friendly black ink on our custom sewn 100% pure Greek Cotton white
t-shirts. Even the text on the inside of the tees is handwritten by me. I
support Greek agriculture and industry using the finest Greek raw materials and
ensuring that all stages of production take place in Greece, especially in my
hometown, Athens. ‘Detail’ is everything. I take care even of the tiniest thing
on every t-shirt, from the t-shirts’ pattern to the stickers that seal the
cardboard package. The t-shirts are limited edition, since only 300 have been printed. 




I find the balanced combination of black and white as the
ultimate harmonization. White is the color of purity and perfection, symbolizes
successful new beginnings (totally need it), completeness and integration. On
the other, black is strong, bold and offers a dramatic presence: stylish,
imposing and mysterious. What about color? Nah! Black’n’white aesthetic is more
than enough. Style must be humble.

Find PTRS DESIGN CO. below


 
I want to celebrate this guest post with a tee giveaway. The
lucky one will choose one PTRSdesign CO. t-shirt from the ‘Idols of our
Generation – The Music Edition’ collection that will be send straight to
his/her home.