#UJBXMAS Urban Jungle Bloggers for the Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season! And this month’s #urbanjunglebloggers post is all about being festive and floral! Red is a huge color in Hungary on Christmas — from winterberries, to red christmas ornaments, ‘salon’ candies, krampusz (google at your own risk!)…the list goes on! We stuck with the red theme for our #UJBXMAS post and mixed up some retro home furnishings for cozy glam. The winterberries were such a hit on our Christmas decor this year, that we also used it to pretty up our DIY wrapping paper! [Read more…]

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BagsForFriends: All-Natural, Slow Fashion Gifts

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A few weeks agoor the first time, and on my meanders in and around the city I stumbled across a little gem in a design shop called BagsForFriends. The pieces, heavy felt and plywood beauties, were strong to the touch and fun to look at, with bright stitching and customized engravings on the handles. I got in touch with their designer, Ewa Zamulinska, to find out about the process and customization. I ended up learning quite a lot more! The designer herself is true to the company name, and we chatted via Skype for almost two hours, talking about the bags, but also health foods, the Krakow design scene, and her half Vizsla pup Gaspar as well! 

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Blogger styling competition

Monday I was invited to the Vipp Flagship Store to Copenhagen., where the Bodie and Fou pop-up store and a really cool blogger styling competition took place. That 12 bloggers were divided up into 4 groups. Each group has to style 3 inretieurs, like kitchen, bathroom and a tabletop setting. Each styling had to be made within 30 minutes with even taking the photos. [Read more…]

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Kids Design Glass

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There is a  Glass Museum in Washington State. This museum has a very special collection. The objects there were not designed by famous glass designers, but kids. Anyone under 12 can enroll to the Kids Design Glass Program and use their imagination and creativity to design glass objects. The highly-skilled glass blowers create sculptures according to these designs.

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Kids can use any kind of medium, like crayons, felt pens or they can even make a collage, anything their imagination needs. The higly skilled glassblowers of the museum pick one design each month. They incite the “designer” with her or his family, who can sit int the front row of the Hot Shop and give instructions while the sculpture is being created.
The glass blowers make two pieces: one for the Museum and one for the designer kid to take home!

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I not only love the sculptures itself, but this innovative program, to show kids, that they possess imagination. It is so important to show kids, that dreams can come true. … and it is so important for us, adults, to know had a drawing of a child has not always have to be explained and that a child’s dream is not a fiction and can really come true!

I bought a book about this very special collection. I love it! These people working in this museum, are really fantastic. They truly believe in kids. Thank you so much for their work! I truly hope many more will come and follow them!

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Zip it around your neck!

To be honest I am not really keen on things made of zipper. A zip is something functional, and not beautiful at all. Today I seem to change my mind. I found some fantastic jewelry made of zippers! I am not sure I’d wear them, but I like them a lot! Their fine curves and fantastic waves are in a perfect harmony with the tiny metal pieces in them.

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Reborn Jewelry is designed for women who are stylish, adventurous and confident. They love the unusual out of the ordinary. They embrace life to the fullest and appreciate beauty of all kinds. They possess the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They revamp any object with their inborn sense of style and turn them into object of desire.

I love that this collection is not stuggling, but both generous and professional. They are impulsive and feminine at the same time. My favourite is this yellow and pink necklace. It is so soft and it shape seems to be telling a woman’s story. I love both its shape and color!

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Reborne Jewelry is about giving a second life to an object through artistic transformation with a jewelry outlook – Flora Qureshi, the desinger says. The premier jewelry collection focuses on exploiting zippers in endless ways to create beautiful shapes and volumes with zipper lines and curves. Every jewel has its own character and is entirely handmade with artisan craftsmanship.  You can find Flora’s jewelry at her  website and webshop!

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