On Monday, we took a unexpected trip to Mount Ainos, as we were chasing for some majestic atmosphere for the Aloha Gaia photoshoot. If you’re not following Dara on Instagram, then you don’t know what you’re missing. I’ve been a fan of hers for a few years now and not only she’s gorgeous and inspiring… Read more »

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On Monday, we took a unexpected trip to Mount Ainos, as we were chasing for some majestic atmosphere for the Aloha Gaia photoshoot. If you’re not following Dara on Instagram, then you don’t know what you’re missing. I’ve been a fan of hers for a few years now and not only she’s gorgeous and inspiring all the way, she’s also the designer and co founder with Tania the jewellery brand Aloha Gaia.
It’s all about connecting with and loving earth. The jewellery is quite similar to the totems i’m designing, so you can imagine how excited i was when it came to directing the photoshoot.

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Now that is one great example of a dramatic brand identity. The first thing that Yvonne told me when we started designing, is that she wanted drama. Loads of drama! Spectacle is a new kind of arts, theatre, opera online magazine, and after meeting Yvonne in person in Berlin (she’s the wonder woman behind The… Read more »

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Now that is one great example of a dramatic brand identity. The first thing that Yvonne told me when we started designing, is that she wanted drama. Loads of drama! Spectacle is a new kind of arts, theatre, opera online magazine, and after meeting Yvonne in person in Berlin (she’s the wonder woman behind The Hive Conference) our ideas and style clicked instantly.
Our original concept included a touch of blood red. Think red velvet, theatre curtains, old kind luxury. Later on in the process we both realised that red was not working quite well and we wanted to go for even more drama. Black, white, copper and a marbleised pattern, that i got to create with my nail polishes. There was a peak in the process on my snapchat around that time. I struggled quite a bit  with it, ruined my collection of Korres nail polishes, but it was worth it all the way. There’s a nice grungy texture in the pattern, you can see the paper, making it look and feel old.

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Rise your hands those who watched the moon yesterday! I so envy you! I fell asleep and though i would never wake up. I’m not even sure if we could see it from this side of the world, but i loved waking up to all the amazing pictures on instagram and Facebook. It was so magical,… Read more »

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Rise your hands those who watched the moon yesterday! I so envy you! I fell asleep and though i would never wake up. I’m not even sure if we could see it from this side of the world, but i loved waking up to all the amazing pictures on instagram and Facebook. It was so magical, and you know i’m all about magic.
No matter how hard i tried, Monday did not treat me well. It feels like one of those days you just want to stay in your bed just because blah. Hope the blood moon treated you better and you’re having a good start in the week friends!

 

The weather has been slightly crazy today. There’s a massive storm since early morning, which is kinda awesome, because the view.. is pretty crazy! You can see on my snapchat for yourself (corinanika). The awesomeness stopped about five hours ago where the whole island had a power break and i couldn’t upload this post, or finish… Read more »

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The weather has been slightly crazy today. There’s a massive storm since early morning, which is kinda awesome, because the view.. is pretty crazy! You can see on my snapchat for yourself (corinanika). The awesomeness stopped about five hours ago where the whole island had a power break and i couldn’t upload this post, or finish my work.

Thankfully the power is back on, the storm goes on strongly, and we’ll snuggle the night away. Our first official Fall’s Friday. I was answering a q&a today, and remember just how much i adore alice in wonderland. The whole book is full of quotes that need to be tattooed on my body. Everything is possible guys! All you have to do is believe it is.

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This post was all kinds of emotions. It started a couple days ago with the thought to document a day. Somewhere in the middle it turned out to be a tragedy (at least in my mind) and thankfully we have a happily ever after. You see, we have a new addition to our family! For those… Read more »

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This post was all kinds of emotions. It started a couple days ago with the thought to document a day. Somewhere in the middle it turned out to be a tragedy (at least in my mind) and thankfully we have a happily ever after. You see, we have a new addition to our family!
For those who have been following along, you might remember little Felix – the kitty we looked after in our previous neighbourhood. We decided that the new place would be a paradise for an outdoor cat, and we both simply adore her. She had spent her entire life (at least three years that we’ve known her) living at one specific block. So we knew the transition wouldn’t be easy.
First stop on Tuesday was the vet, to get her neutered, vaccined and checked since last week she lost her babies. Turns out she had a buckshot in her thigh as well. So what i basically wanted to do, is document in a short video the day that we would bring her home from the vet.
Although all might seem well in the following video, there’s a part missing, where i cried and both Theo and i searched for the cat. From the moment we let her out of her carrier, she run away. For the first hour she was hiding in the neighbour’s garden that i couldn’t reach and then she was gone for five hours. We walked and called her, and then decided that it was not meant to be.
Little did we know that the silly old lady was sitting outside watching us. She came back after her long walk, and since then she’s  enjoying her life as a new member. She slept in her little house that she already loves, hangs out with me and Bella, and basically having a sweet sweet life. In case you watch the video, kindly keep in mind, it’s loaded with cats!

What us creatives struggle with mostly, is pushing our creativity, constantly feeling the urge to create new things, trying out new styles, staying fresh, being different, standing out. Well, i totally feel you if you struggling from times to times. It really does put quite some pressure on our shoulders. Although the best trick is to… Read more »

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What us creatives struggle with mostly, is pushing our creativity, constantly feeling the urge to create new things, trying out new styles, staying fresh, being different, standing out. Well, i totally feel you if you struggling from times to times. It really does put quite some pressure on our shoulders.

Although the best trick is to just stay true to yourself as i always say, sometimes, this is just not enough. You get tangled in your routine and it doesn’t feel right. A thing about me -that somehow i’m lucky about this- is that i get bored easily. I have to change styles all the time, i have to try different things, and i have to be working on different projects. But it’s not always easy to just reset your mind, reset your creativity and have new different ideas all the time.

My process to “reset” my brain and start thinking outside the box changes from times to times, which is why i keep updating this topic on the freelance life. Here’s what has been working for me lately.

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  New week, and i’ve been so giddy to share with you this collaboration! I literally jumped off my seat when i received Eva’s email from All comes from nothing. Designing textile for clothing has been a dream, an obsession and so so much more the past few months. The whole process from gathering inspiration,… Read more »

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New week, and i’ve been so giddy to share with you this collaboration! I literally jumped off my seat when i received Eva’s email from All comes from nothing. Designing textile for clothing has been a dream, an obsession and so so much more the past few months. The whole process from gathering inspiration, to experimenting on paper, to seeing this, the final lookbook images. And then the best.. wearing the actual garment.
There’s nothing i don’t love about this collection. So light, airy, bright, minimal, graphic with a pop of colour. Orange has been one of the most difficult colours for me to work on. But with this collaboration, it was actually my first choice. Did you know that orange is the colour of creativity, encouragement, success and happiness? Feels like almost all my favourite words / goals all in one colour.

 

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