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Godina zmaja

Ušli smo u doba zmaja, jedinog mističnog bića u kineskom horoskopu, simbola moći i blagostanja; znaka kojeg bilježe vitalnost i snaga. Ne znam što očekujete od ovog doba za koje svi vjeruju da je prekretnica, da donosi nešto novo. Apokalipsa je tvrda riječ koja asocira na uništenje i nestanak, ali preporod već zvuči zanimljivo. Bilo bi lijepo kada bi ovo bila godina koja zapčinje ciklus preporoda i otvara prostor i mogućnosti onima koji su puni ideja i željni znanja. Sretna vam vladavina zmaja.

Liuba

It’s that flue time of the year; and I got stuck in my bed, unable to do anything, and feel like I’m wasting my time. Remember when you were a kid; you’d love that; watch TV, have everything served…now, it’s just boring. My head was so bad I couldn’t even read a book, and I was really looking forward to that. Nothing helped; vitamin C, aspirins… forget about all that there are only few tricks that actually work and they got me up in no time.

Garlic
I had a bit of feta cheese chopped, added some olive oil, garlic (can’t put to much) and hot red peppers; mixed it up; and just put some on the bread. I can breathe again.

Chicken soup
Did you even doubt? Nothing is better than chicken soup. Home made chicken soup.

Rakija
Or schnapps, or grappa… It might be the only thing better than chicken soup; and it’s a good excuse to drink during the day. Just make sure it’s quality - if you can get your hands on home made one that’s the best.

Fruit
No vitamins like real vitamins. Anything; really any fruit helps.

Try at least one of those; I did get waaaay better.

Hope you’re having nice holiday season; not just eating too much, but doing things you finally have the time to do. Hope you are using that time in a way that makes you satisfied. Lately I’ve been thinking about escaping from most of the things that get me; make me negative. This is not just some resolution; I just wish I could dedicate more of my time to me; and little projects that might make some difference in my life so seeing this Engi-green furniture made me realize just what we can do. Turn green; just a bit; it is easier than you might think.  


Nadam se da iskorištavate ovaj produženi blagdanski vikend; i ne samo u hrani. Nadam se da ste uhvatili to vrijeme da radite napokon na nekim sitnicama zbog kojih se osjećete bolje. Ovo nije neki post ususret novogodišnjim odlukama, ali malo me inspirirala ova ideja o eko namještaju da se više fokusiram na taj eko element. Ne bi trebalo biti teško: pogotovo kad kao inspiraciju imate projekt poput Engi-green namještaja. 

call me a cookie monster

Have you been to The Cookie Factory? Located in one of the nicest little streets in Zagreb; Skalinska; this small and comfy place got me addicted; and it’s getting serious. Seriously serious. They have the best warm chocolate sweets covered with ice-cream… I want to be teleported there right now… A friend who was with me there said she might eat it every single day for the rest of her life and she was not exaggerating. I might at them all. But I’m a sugar junkie so I’m not that reliable. Although it makes me an expert on good cookies and these are the best in Zagreb.

Jeste bili u The Cookie Factory? U jednoj od najslađih zagrebačkih ulica, Skalinskoj, nalazi se i najslađi mali slastičar na kojeg sam se opasno navukla. Ozbiljno i opasno. Imaju najbolje topljive čokoladne kolačiće umotane u punomasni okus sladoleda. Cure mi sline pri samoj pomisli i najradije bih se teleportirala tamo. Sad. Frendica koja mi je pravila društvo u tom hedonističkom nasrtaju na slatko je izjavila da bi mogla jesti te slastice svaaaki dan. I nije pretjerivala. I ja bih. Ali ja sam ovisnica o slatkom pa i nisam neko mjerilo za količine; više za kvalitetu. Sudeći po vlastitom nepcu ovi kolačići su najbolji u Zagrebu.

Call it Christmas shopping fever; I don’t like many things to be honest; but those that I do find attractive I instantly want to see in my place. Are you into it? Decorating? Shopping? For me it stopped being so turbo thrilling; but when I do decide to get my hands glued and dirty and when I see the final result and realize that I made it myself I do get that warm and fuzzy feeling. Anyway; I came across this lovely thing couple of weeks ago but only just got to show it to you: Bocci in 28 series collection. Love it. 

Valjda je Božićna groznica, nemam pojma obzirom da nisam u zadnje vrijeme nešto zadovoljna našim izlozima, ponudom, a ni cijenama. Ali kad mi se nešto zaista svidi u kontekstu da točno znam na kojem bi mjestu taj predmet bio idealan poželim da ga i stvarno vidim tamo. Vi? Dekorirate? Šopingirate? Mah… ove mi je godine draže kad se sva poljepim i zamažem bojama i papirima i napravim iole kreativan nered. Kad shvatim wow pa ovo sam sama napravila, kako god ispalo, onda imam taj neki topao osjećaj. Prije nekoliko tjedana naišla sam na Bocci rasvjetno/ukrasno tijelo i jaaako mi se sviđa. I da, vidim ga u svom prostoru. Cijena? To još ne želim gledat… da si ne kvarim iluzije. 

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings…you name it. Maja Miletić aka mammi jewellery outdid herself with her latest pieces and there is not a single necklace I wouldn’t like to wear during this festive season. Elegant and crafty design with a statement signature, more than enough for me to love it. Your thoughts?

Ogrlice, narukvice, naušnice… što god poželite. Maja Miletić koja stoji iza brenda mammi jewellery svojim se najnovijim komadima nadmašila - nema niti jednog koji ne bih poželjela nositi tijekom trenutne sezone tuluma. Elegencija i umijeće izrade uz upečatljiv potpis i više su nego dovoljni razlozi da zavolite ovaj nakit. Slažete se?

Have you ever seen a pyramid? Not necessarily the Egyptian one; just a shape; have you seen it in nature; when you close your eyes? I know it doesn’t make much sense; but there is a certain intrigue around this shape and what Luzzzalig did is an incredible idea: photos of pyramids in their natural habitat. Could stare at them for…indefinitely…

Jeste ikad vidjeli ili bolje rečeno razmšljali o piramidi? Ne mislim nužno na one u Egiptu već na sam oblik; spektar; u nekom tenutku relaksacije; kad zatvorit oči da li vam se ikada učinilo da je vidite? Autori stranice Luzzalig pozabavili su se idejom piramida kroz seriju fotografija. Dođe mi da, uz ovu užasnu hladnoću gledam u njih satima.

ps znam da nije isto na hrvatskom i engleskom ali a šta sad? Kome treba doslovan prijevod uopće?

This is not a hipster story; this is Masha Mel work; one among many photographers but the only who made me come back to her site on the daily basis. Colors, brightness, assembly, models… It’s not just that she knows how to work with camera; she knows how to bring the story through camera even if it’s just a fashion editorial. Photography is storytelling and Masha Mel tells most amazing stories.

Ovo nije tekst o nekom hipster stilu iako naoko izgleda tako; ovo je rad Mashe Mel; jedne od mnogih fotografa, ali jedinoj na ciju sam se stranicu vratila nebrojeno puta u zadnjih nekoliko dana. Razlog tomu nije samo cinjenica da Mel zna baratati kamerom, vec posjeduje znanje o tome kako prenijeti pricu; cak i ako je rijec samo o modnom editorijalu. Fotografija je upravo to; pricanje price; a Masha Mel prica one zanimljivo lijepe.

This weekend I´m going for a laid back atmosphere: so I won´t be standing near the owen that often; more likely it`s going to be underneath the blanket. Since I have a guy at home who needs to eat more than I do; meaning I even stopped counting how many times a day men need a snack; it`ll be a meat sandwich day. I stopped by my favorite source of recipe: Smitten kitchen and decided to steal one of these two: smashed chickpea salad for me and meatball subs for him. Yum.

Ovaj vikend; uz smrzavicu koja vreba s druge strane zida, nisam bas zainteresirana za ista osim za opustenu atmosferu; sto manje kuhanja, spremanja, sto vise pisanja i rada ispod dekice. Obzirom da doma imam momka koji uvijek moze jesti: vise se ni ne pitam koliko puta dnevno muski ogladne i trebaju nesto prigrist; odlucila sam se na varijantu sendvica koje sam nasla na omiljenom izvoru recepata Smitten Kitchen. Ova dva recepta trebala bi biti pun pogodak: jedan za mene i malo mesine za njega. Mljac.

A must have! I would never even notice it in a store because I go for different design; but this accesoire by Shannnam just makes a girl in me crave it naively. And why not let her have a little treat?

Must have! Nije da to trebam prevodit, ali nakit s potpisom Shannam koji uopce nije moj djir potpuno je osvojio klinku u meni i naivno padam na njega. Ah, sto ne bih malo, ha?