#UJB February: Love Is in the Air

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This past month has been a big one in terms of plants for me. And when I say big I mean that quite literally. I’ve welcomed a formidable Monstera to the flock, and finally mounted my staghorn to the wall, thanks in large part to this tutorial. The bromeliad babe is also not too small to begin with, but one does hope he will grow to be even bigger :)…like in the movies! As I look around my place and take in the growing green family, I smile and think some day my dreams of creating an indoor jumanji will finally be realized! [Read more…]

#UJB: hanging plants in my studio

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This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic was hanging plants. Two things came to mind about this — 80s era macrame, and chokedamp. Most of the furniture in my apartment is from the 50s and 60s. I don’t want my place to turn into a retro museum, so I pepper it with pieces from other eras as well. My grandmother’s Venetian mirror found a place within its walls, just as many works by contemporary Hungarian creatives. So I decided to shelf the macrame idea for now, and decorate the place with Kokedama instead. These moss balls have been on my mind for half a year now already! [Read more…]

Nord7 Is the Elegant Comfort You Want in All of Your Clothes

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Nord7 is one of those rare and special fashion brands that immediately captures hearts with a unique and universal design, ultimate comfort and wearability, and an approachable brand face. Inspired by the Nordic countryside and minimal Scandinavian design, founder Antonia Montero’s first collection under the Nord7 moniker, achieves all of that.

With a minimal palette of well chosen, bright colors, and a Spartan design set of thoughtfully structured lines and color blocks, the Line sweater collection brings clean elegance to comfort wear. The added benefit of purchasing handmade, durable pieces makes these timeless designs a staple piece in any wardrobe.

Antonia told us a bit about her inspiration, her history in fashion, and her life in Budapest! [Read more…]

25 Before 25 Bucket List

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Big birthday years aren’t only popping up on Zsuzsi’s radar. Today is now my birthday, and the first day of my last year as a young-20 something. As I was going through her bucket list I realised that a lot of our goals were on one line with each other. I found that we were both motivated by a curiosity to learn more and a desire to advance skills that we possess and care for ourselves and our environment. And seeing it written out like this…Well, what an amazing motivation to start planning the year ahead and make these things happen! [Read more…]

40 Before 40 Bucket List

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This year will be a very special one for me. At the end of this year I’ll be celebrating a very round birthday. For some reason I’ve been thinking about this upcoming day for a while. I’m not afraid and it won’t hurt. I think it’s going to be awesome to be a 40-year-old woman. But these types of round numbered birthdays always bring some self-evaluation with themselves. I can’t wait for the big day, and I’ve already written up all of my wishes and goals that I’d like to accomplish before I’m 40. Some things have always somehow been missed in my life, and others happened so long ago that they would be great to repeat! [Read more…]