Wednesday, 30 May 2012

#32 More Roses

Because there is never enough floral patterns.. and roses are so nice to the eye
...I put on my floral dress, sunglasses and off to the beach, where it's sunny and warm, the water is at perfect temperature, the book is the perfect read... care to join me?
A girl can dream... Opy x
PS: Many thanks ApetitPois, your post is awesome. Your blog is divine!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

#31 Argentina

25 de Mayo, Feliz Dia de la Revolucion! Above all, I'm from Argentina, and although for the past 9 years I've chosen to live abroad, I try never to forget my roots. I don't know if I will ever live there again, now I'm so used to another way of life (neither better nor worse, just different), it is hard for me to look back. Many things make Argentina such a special place, if you never visit or don't know or never know someone from this wonderful country, this pattern showcases some of the most iconic symbols (at least according to me)

1. Sol de Mayo this golden sun with 32 rays (16 undulated and 16 straight) is one of our national emblems, you can find it in coins, the flag and the coat of arms.
2. FĂștbol, a passion of Argentina, need to mention Maradona or Messi?
3. Asado, in this case goat in a stake, but it's mainly beef meat, it's all about the meat, tender and tasty. The cooking of the meat it's an art, charcoal or woodfire, there is no other option! We can certainly said that in Argentina being a vegetarian is frown upon.
4. El hornero, ovenbirds is another national emblem, their woodfire oven house are lovely and too cute!
5. La escarapela, the cockade, a national emblem with same white and light blue as the flag, is wear to show pride during important dates like 25 de Mayo
6. Mate is an infused drink, prepared with the yerba mate leaves and hot water (mostly). It's serve with a straw called bombilla in a shallow calabash gourd referred as Mate. It's traditionally drunk in a particular social setting such as family gatherings or with friends. Some like mate amargo (bitter) or mate dulce (sweet - like me!)
7. Alpargatas this typical canvas shoes are the simplest and cheapest footwear you can find, it's so funny to see them so in fashion these days!
8. Alfajor is the preferred sweet, two biscuits joined together with lots of dulce de leche (sort of a caramel) coated with chocolate. Yummy!!!

Friday, 18 May 2012

#30 I See You

I spy, with my little EYE, something beginning with E
EYE candy
The EYE of the storm
Hungry EYES
The naked EYE
The apple of one's EYE
Meet someone's EYE
In the blink of an EYE
Easy on the EYE
Catch someone's EYE
Black EYE
An EYE for an EYE
The evil EYE

Thursday, 10 May 2012

#29 madmenmania

I've been so obsessed with Mad Men lately that I wanted to do something with a 60s design feeling. If you never watched the show, and you love vintage/retro design, I recommend you watch it, fashion and furniture are incredibly true to those years (at least that's what they said!). The story and dinamics are also amazing of course, but maybe not everybody cup of tea, the pace is rather slower than the typical nowadays shows. What I like most is how they manage to include news, music and art from that time, not to mention advertising, and how things and relationships used to work back then, oh so much different that now (well maybe not all things are much different). Also the characters are just perfect, you love them and you hate at some point, specially Don, such an adorable handsome douchebag! 
Let the draping begin! (ooooooh yes! this is happening!)

Friday, 4 May 2012

#28 Strange

I confess that this design started as a simple and classic Chevron pattern, but even if I tried, it didn't stay the same for too long, so somewhere between boredom and silliness it became shapes, that among them hide secret characters... can you see them?

... and who doesn't love a big chunky moustache?