Friday, January 30, 2015

Shanghai Garden by Designers Guild


The new Shanghai Garden collection by Designers Guild is so spring-ish.


 


Check the whole new collection from here!

In Budapest you can find Designers Guild at Mobili Mania on Victor Hugo utca 45, XIII district.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chaga Mushroom

One of the ultimate superfoods is chaga mushroom (pakurikääpä). One way to use it, is to drink it as coffee or tea. The taste is quite mild, a bit mushroom-ish, and one teaspoonful for a cup is enough. 

Chaga mushrooms are parasitic fungi that are known to grow on birch trees. Finding these elusive mushrooms is not easy; it’s said that one in every 15,000 trees will have one of these mushrooms. Although they are not visually appealing by any means, their appearance can be easily overlooked on the account of all the benefits that these mushrooms have to offer. These mushrooms have been utilized as a folk far back as the 16th century, particularly in Europe. Today, it is most common for chaga mushrooms to be brewed into a beneficial tea that can be enjoyed regularly for the health benefits that it has to offer.

Chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes. It is also one of the world's densest sources of pantothenic acid, and this vitamin is needed by adrenal glands as well as digestive organs. It also contains riboflavin and niacin in significant anounts. 






Have a nice cup of chaga!



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hem.com

A friend of mine introduced me this new global online shop for furniture & other home accessories. They make also custom pieces, and have 3 shops in Germany (Hamburg, Berlin & Starzach) and offices in Berlin, Stockholm, New York, Helsinki, Pune & Warsaw.

The black lamp above is called Kuu ("moon") and comes also in white. It's designed by Kerstin Sylwan & Jenny Stefansdotter. Love it!




Above some example of Hem's cushions. These Storm Square are called Hail, Sakura and Fog, and design by Sylvain Willenz.

Geo Outline rug in grey.



Go & check hem.com!








Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Breakfast Smoothie

This week's favourite smoothie is this:

banana
pomegranate
ginger
crushed & roasted flex seeds with sea-buckthorn
soya milk
& glutein-free granola on top




Quick & easy - and delicious!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Bathroom (project part 6/7)

The bathroom was in a good shape, only needed some organizing and more storage space.
Wanted to make it more elegant and added some white items to give a fresh look and added also some black, mainly textiles, to sharpen the space up. 

Before
Very full as you can see!

Bought a new white shower curtain (HM Home), black rug (Ikea) and laundry basket (HM Home), bottles (Clas Ohlson), mirrored cabinet with lights + extra light on top of it (Ikea). A custom made cabinet/table for the washing mashine - helps to hide it a bit and gives storage space on top.

Before

On the opposite wall where another mirrored cabinet was placed, replaced that cabinet with 2 tall cabinets - one with a mirror door, the other one with a simple white door. In the picture there's that new tall cabinet with mirror reflecting the washing machine. Those cabinets are from Ikea. Placed some new hooks on the wall for towels. The black towels are from HM Home.

Before
This cabinet was replaced by 2 tall cabinets. All the cleaning and washing stuff have now place in these cabinets.

Before

After

Ceiling and walls were painted in white.


1. part of the project: entrance
2. part of the project: restroom
3. part of the project: bedroom
4 part of the project: living area









Saturday, January 24, 2015

Coffee Table


Saw this rustic table with wheels in a shopping mall - would be a perfect coffee table, wouldn't it?
(And probably not too difficult to make it yourself, or...?)




Friday, January 23, 2015

Glutein-free

 One of my favourite glutein-free products is quinoa, especially red quinoa. if you boil a bigger portion in the beginning of week you can add some of it to salads etc during the week. This warm kind of salad that I made last night is delicious and easy to prepair, and you can basically add anything to it. This time I made it with these ingredients:

garlic, mushrooms, belly peppers, spinach, mozzarella, broccoli and quinoa, and seasoned it with black pepper & sea salt and fresh basil. 

2 gloves of garlic, yellow belly pepper, mushrooms & spinach...


...red quinoa...



...broccoli & mozzarella...
(I had some cooked broccoli in my fridge from the previous night)

... black pepper, sea salt & fresh basil.




Yummy!





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