Category Archives: Inspiration

Walk your bike

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In Holland we love to cycle. We ride our bikes everywhere, no matter what the weather is like. Rainy that is, mostly. But cycling long distance sometimes makes your bum feel like you’ve been kicked in the arse a few times, pretty damn sore. When I came across this kind of bike, I immediately felt this is something for me. This new developed bike is more for people who just like to, hang out. The bike has no saddle, but a belt that keeps you from falling back to earth.

 

Check out the video, this looks awesome! Should we all change to this type of cycling?

 

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Hippie hair wrapping :)

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Back when I was just a little girl, hair wrapping was very popular. At the many fleamarkets I went to, there was always a little stand where women were wrapping childrens hair in lovely colors. I’ve had it done many times, usually in bright colors. I forgot about it until it recently popped up in my head. Since I’m a bit of a hippiegirl, I thought it would be nice to do it again, except for more natural colors this time, I mean, I’m a bit childish but I don’t want to exaggerate.. 😉

I used two different colors for this one and added some beads in the end. You could also use for example feathers, to make it even more hippie-ish 🙂

The one on the right I did with woolen string, it’s one string with different colors. When you use wool, be aware its a lot thicker than normal thread/string.

And heres how you do it:

(I have never made a video before so forgive me for the funny faces :P)
You can use multiple colors and put beads in there, love it! Enjoy 🙂

No Pants Subway Ride!

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This is awesome, why didn’t I hear of this before? Perhaps you’re just as ignorant as I was, so let me tell you what’s it all about; No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event that takes place in New York City (and perhaps other place around the world, if it’s don’t already; it should!) where people ride the subway, pantsless. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants. People that do not know about the day will have the time of their life watching all the bums bounce by. It started as a prank in 2002 but has grown into a big thing.

The event is held every year in January in New York City. The video below tells you all about the first prank.

This has to go on my bucketlist! If it’s held in Holland I’ll join, if it doesn’t exist yet, let’s start it! Who’s in?

Slide or stairs?

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As you might have noticed I love slides. I recently posted a youtube video where they put a slide instead of a stairway at a trainstation, which I thought was a brilliant idea. Now I came across some pictures of a house designed by a Japanese architect; with a slide as well as stairs. This really is a child’s dreamhouse (and mine!). It looks so awesome, I just had to share it!

The house where the magic happens!

The design

Slide or the stairs?

Easy choice.. SLIDE!

How cool is this!?

Eternal Love in Paris

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Have you ever been to Paris? Then you must have visited the now famous Archeveche bridge. It became the bridge for lovers. Couple all around the world come to the bridge that crosses the Seine river to hang (engraved) padlocks on the side and throw the key into the river as a sign of their eternal love.

Paris is the city of love, so the perfect place for a romantic gesture like this. You have a nice walk in the Paris’ sun before looking into eachothers eyes, whispering sweet things in eachothers ears before locking the padlock to the bridge and dropping the key into the Seine river to remain for eternity.

Other places (perhaps closer to home) are :the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne (Germany), Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island and the Humber Bridge in Toronto (Canada), the Ponte Vecchio bridge (Italy), Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin (Ireland). Unfortunately in most places the government started to remove padlocks because they damage the bridges. These places to far from home? Start your own by putting the first padlock on a bridge in your own town. 🙂

I’m not that romantic at all, but this makes me melt away. I love it, what a great, romantic idea! I think Paris would be the most romantic place to hang your padlock. This goes on my bucketlist, someday I’ll go there and hang my own. Beautiful.

Knitting to a whole new level

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Knitting is hot. Knitting is no longer just an old granny’s way to pass the time, it’s now just a cool thing to do. Last Christmas I also got the hang of it. At least, my mum taught me the basics and I was very pleased with myself when I finished my own knitted headband. I must admit, knitting for me was more a necessity than an intrest, I was short on cash and really wanted a headband since my ears were freezing off in the cold Slovak winter. But it turns out to be fun! When I struggled at first (my fine motor skills are just crap) I started to get the hang of it and after one evening of knitting my headband was ready to take his first trip outside.

When I went outside I suddenly started to realise more people had gotten into knitting that winter. It’s funny how when you’re getting into something or learn something new it suddenly starts to appear everywhere. As well with the knitting. Not only did I realise a lot of people wore headbands and knitted hats, other things had also gotten a warm coat for the winter. Lampposts and complete walls were covered in bright knitted covers. It looked really nice and colorfull, and much nicer than the old graffiti art.

I decided to look up this phenomenon to see where this specific creative outburst came from. It turns out is has a name: Yarn Bombing.  Yarn Bombing started in 2005 in Houston, Texas. A small group called Knitta Please decided to hang their old pieces of knitwork because it would be a waste to throw out and the city would become a little brighter. The next project was in Paris and these days the whole world can enjoy colorful knitted threes, lampposts, benches and everything else that could be covered. I love it, it really makes me happy when I see it!

Bike

Knitted Mini Cooper! I want this one!

Nom Nom Nom

Stairs made by Knitta Please!

Shopping Chart

Wow, beautiful!

This looks so comfy! (When dry)

June 9 is International Yarn Bombing day. So are you good with knitting needles? Join the rest of the world by making your city a little bit more cuddly and colorful!

Are there Yarn Bombers active in your city? What did they make? 

If I had all the money (and space) in the world, I would decorade my house like..

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THIS. 

1. People who know me wouldn’t be suprised the first thing on my list is a big comfortable looking bed from the designers of O*GE group. I love sleeping and friends find me sleeping everywhere, in class, on the beach, in the train etc. If I could earn money by sleeping I would. This Giant birdsnest looks so comfortable and really cute! The big pillows make it extra nice and cosy.

2. Such a nice napkin holder. Not that I ever use napkins or would use it  when I have one of these cool stands, it still looks really nice and original. Kind of like art. And art is always appreciated 🙂

3. ‘A few fish in a tank. Says one to another: How do we drive this thing? ‘This sink from demilked is so cool, even though fish really freak me out, I’d love to have this! Also available: fish toilet or fish couch.

4. Yes, crazy catlady strikes again. My boyfriend would laugh at me when I would get something like this, but how cool is this for a cat? This cat even looks like my cat, if that isn’t faith I don’t know what it is. not all all the fact that I have a common type cat. 

5. After the IPad, IPod, IPhone and whatever they have down there at the apple store, now introducing the IPoo. I’m not a apple-fan except for the cheap green fruity ones  I do kind of like the toilet version. Although it doesn’t look very pleasant, more like one of those toilets you find at the side of the road you only go to when there’s a IPoo emergency and the last thing you want to do is to put your bare arse on a piece of cold steel  it does look very original.

6. This bathtub from notcom just looks so comfy! I would like to place it in a somewhat more, well, appealing room with maybe some color and a  candle or two.

7. Not very pretty, but certainly original pillow from Etsy. Nice as a gift to someone who always spills their food.

8. This last one I will get, because all the items above I will never be able to affort, or rather spend my well earned money on experieces, rather than things. Just to dream away before I open the garage door, get my keys and unlock my.. bike.