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An abstact form of plastic in various colors showing the hidden beauty of plastic. Image via Kunst S.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 5 Sustainable Product Highlights

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Just a few days ago, the Dutch Design Week 2020 themed as “the New Intimacy” came to a wrap. The virtual edition of this notable design event was crowned with success. And I dare say that this year’s festival made…

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View of an open space apartment in Rio with a small sitting area, a bedroom, a dining area and a kitchenette hidden ingeniously behind wooden slats. The Antas Garden project was designed by Empatias studio.

Inside a Sophisticated Open Space Apartment in Porto

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Travelling is surely one of the things many of us miss greatly due to the pandemic. Consequently, my travel wish-list keeps getting longer. Yours probably too. Anyway, as of lately, I have included Portugal among many other countries. So when…

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A rattan-wicker styled vignette featuring an armchair, a stool and a round coffee table. Via Amara. Find you style: tips for renters!

7 Game Changing Tips for Renters

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Decorating a rental may be a challenge, but you can definitely turn it to a beautiful and stylish haven that will have your heart flutter. You can surely put your decorating skills to good use, despite all the big “NO”s…

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A sensory object to relieve stress in children undergoing medical treatment is one of the most notable design innovations presented in DDW2020. Via: Aiki © Studio Uncoated, Graphic design Ieva Valule.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 7 Design Innovation Highlights

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During Dutch Design Week 2020, all virtual by the way, I stumbled upon several design innovations that struck a very sensitive chord in me. They are the kind that awaken all sorts of feelings, but mostly of hope of a better future, despite the blanket of melancholy that has cast its shadow upon us. Hence, I will be sharing them…

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An abstact form of plastic in various colors showing the hidden beauty of plastic. Image via Kunst S.

Dutch Design Week 2020 :: 5 Sustainable Product Highlights

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Just a few days ago, the Dutch Design Week 2020 themed as “the New Intimacy”…

read more
View of an open space apartment in Rio with a small sitting area, a bedroom, a dining area and a kitchenette hidden ingeniously behind wooden slats. The Antas Garden project was designed by Empatias studio.

Inside a Sophisticated Open Space Apartment in Porto

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Travelling is surely one of the things many of us miss greatly due to the…

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A rattan-wicker styled vignette featuring an armchair, a stool and a round coffee table. Via Amara. Find you style: tips for renters!

7 Game Changing Tips for Renters

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Decorating a rental may be a challenge, but you can definitely turn it to a…

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The Summer to AW20 Lookbook

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Fall is rolling in whether we like it or not. Schools have began and expenses are rising high, really fast with this or that… Therefore, spending more time at home is one of this season’s key priorities. Yet, comfort and ease at dressing remains an issue of concern – thanks to the lockdown. However, blowing…

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A contemporary living space with large windows, a dark grey sofa, a low coffee table and walls in Dulux Brave Ground beige. Via Dulux.

Brave Ground Dulux Color of the Year 2021

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Admittedly, 2020 has proved to be a year of many unexpected challenges. Therefore, when the Dutch paint brand, Dulux, named yesterday Brave Ground as Color the Year 2021 it made perfect sense. An earthy based…

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Partial view of the Iguazu falls in Argentina.

Trip to Argentina

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In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a country best known for its diverse landscapes from the glaciers of Patagonia to the waterfalls…

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One of my home corners where I paint styled with some natural touches and a vague Scandi style.

Shopping My House

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Two young women from India holding up a sign that reads 'I made your clothes.' Image: Secret Projects.

Secret Projects : Empowering Women in India

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A sexy grey check power suit will not fail you. Image: SABA

Three Styles of Women’s Power Suits

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Potted orchids in full bloom. Real or fake? My best orchid decor hack.

Best Orchid Decor Hack

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A woman in a black one piece suit wearing golden hoop earrings and holding a straw bag over her head as she's walking by a pool. Image: Accessorize.

Latest Jewelry Trends to Try Now

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Velvet taking a smartphone picture while in Hermoupolis, Syros.

How to Take Better Pictures With a Smartphone

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A young child appears to be busy doing something on a table in a nursery room. I love the wooden child chairs with the animals faces painted on them. How cute. Image by Cuckooland.

The Essential Pieces For A Baby’s Nursery

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London's Big Ben and parliament house with the crossing bridge. Image taken from the south bank.

10 Fun Things About London as a Student

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