Wednesday, February 27, 2008

long time...

... no see

Hi, guys! Sorry for the lack of posts, but I'm really busy these days.

Although it's the "good" kind of busy, 'cause I'm taking care of BURP, the brand I created together with my friend Nico.
Above you can see some of the things we make.
We're bringing all our BURP kiddies at Sala Dalles in Bucharest, at the March fair. If you want to drop by, we'll be more than happy to meet you. The fair lasts until March 8th. Maybe then I'll have more time for finding cool stuff and posting in here.

Until then, lots of kisses!

Friday, February 15, 2008



What's more familiar than a cute teddy bear? We've all had at least one - and developed a special relationship with it. Come on, don't be shy! There's nothing wrong in admitting you loved your teddy :)
But the cuddly toy might not seem as familiar in the pictures from Kent Rogowski's project "Bears". These teddy bears have all been turned inside out and restuffed, looking both creepy and cute. The project aims at showing these bears have always been there for their owners, but they also have a life of their own and they go through different experiences that leave traces on them.
"It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own", the author says.
If you want to buy the book, go here.


...over the rainbow
Ooops, sorry! I meant to say "over the table"...
Designer Roel-Jan Elsinga designed this Rainbow Table as a symbol of peace.
But it's so gorgeous it might really start a war if your friends see it! Keep it for yourself and enjoy the cute rainbow in your house!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

of communication...

... and other demons :)

Today was a happy day. The kind of "tough - stressful - yet - very - funny" day. It was one of those days I have when everything seems hard, but then again it goes so smooth and I end up asking myself "Why do I always get so stressed up? EVERYTHING always works out great in the end!!!!!"
Well, today I learned that some people are innante communicators - while others are just trying to learn how to do it - or worse, trying to fake it. Looking full of themselves, never at ease when speaking or moving - and always ... BUT ALWAYS ... looking silly. Do you ever get that feeling when you're in a conversation - that you're watching a bad movie, in which all the dialogues are completely unnatural - and you could even name the books/authors they're citing?

Guys, of course there are some good marketing/communication books out there. Of course there are some useful tips - and some useful strategies. But let's face it: don't be artificial about it, 'cause it will never work. Or better yet, if you don't use your own critical sense - at least swallow everything with a grain of salt.

Pleeeeease, but please :)

Well now, 'nough about me.

There's something cute I wanna show you :)

I think this beautiful artwork above - by Matthew Rodriguez - is truly inspiring. Whether you work in the communication industry or not :)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

this might...

...get ugly

Is there anything gurls won't do in order to look pretty? Mascara, fake eyelashes, fake nails, chocolate wrappings and all - well, forget the last one, this isn't in fact so bad :P
But still, the idea is that the beauty industry just keeps on adding stuff to our faces. It's not enough getting ONE face cream: you gotta get one for the day, one for the night, one with solar protection, one for the eyes and so on... And let's not think about foundation, eyeliners, lipsticks and all the rest.
But once in a while, something stunning appears on the store shelves. Just when you thought you've seen it all (and believe me, feather eyelashes aren't a piece of cake), there's something new! Like these Lash Gems from Sephora. It seems they're easy on the eyes and they give you a "princess" look. I know a girl that's really into crystals embellishing...EVERYTHING! Clothes, jewelry, even notebooks. I'll let her know about these Gems. Maybe she'll like...amaze me :)

Uh, I gotta buy a new mascara! Bye for now!

got your shoe-pants...

...on you?

Now that spring is coming, everybody's gonna take out their Converse shoes. But forget about the USUAL sneakers. If you want to make an appearance, check out Daryl van Wouw's Converse Extensions.
Not sure if they are shoes or pants? In fact, they are both.
So if you've got the guts to try them, you're sure to get some curious looks. Which might be really good, in fact :)