Friday, August 29, 2014

How To: Fashionable Earring Rack DIY

Make your own fashionable earring rack

Most of you have already seen this earring rack on my instagram & Facebook that I made two weeks ago. I had gotten this IKEA photo frame as a present some months ago but found it slightly too big. I did however miss my earring rack that I have at my parents home and was annoyed at having to loose time in finding both pairs here in my apartment. So I remade (old DIY in an improved version (this one is definitely more sturdy). I figured it would make a cool DIY so I photographed the process! It's super easy, fancy making one yourself this weekend? Do tag me on social media if you finish yours! I'd love to see variations too :)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Outfit: The End of Summer

Top (c/o): LA Sisters, Skirt: Zara, Flats: Pull&Bear, Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear

Hi all! Where to start? It's been way too long and there are many explanations for that. First of I'll start by apologizing that the new blog still isn't finished. We're currently working on transferring all these old posts onto the new server (still working offline first). But while doing so there are bugs that come up and these issues need to be resolved, hey I want an optimized blog! So slight delay there, heck if I knew what we were up against by building a blog from scratch, I might have rethought the whole process. Everything is being coded by my boyfriend with some help from me, well I mostly design the layout and stuff. Aah there are some really cool features I've been thinking out for so long, I want to finally see you all use them! But if I've learned one wise lesson this past year: great things take time, you can't rush anything in life. I value my 8hour sleep above anything & love to have some well deserved me-time and log off too once in a while. Plus coming to another issue, I've been busy with figuring out where I want to go, what my job aspirations are & maybe even getting to know myself a lot better in the process. After graduating my long-term plans kind of stopped as I was so focused on getting that degree last year, I hadn't even given it much thought "what next?". You all know I wanted a little break from architecture & explored a journalist path, in the process I got to do some photography gigs & my gosh, how I truly enjoy doing that. Once again before I knew it, the temporary job was completed and I still needed to do some thinking which I've kept on post-poning. Whoever figures his/her life out straight out of uni gets BIG kudo's from me! I couldn't do it.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Personal: Archistas reopening in August

Crossing The Street

Hey guys, again quite some time no see on here. First explanation of me being away: my NYC trip, it was amazing! The vibe in that city is just so energizing and I was so happy to be back after 5 years. Secondly, I didn't quite make the original plan to complete my posts in advance. So after I thought I'll try to post while in NYC, but I realized I just needed a trip where I could just enjoy being in the moment. The limited free wifi options I found throughout the day really helped me just unplug, relax and enjoy the best city in the world with my favorite guy. That being said the environment was so inspiring, 1500 photo's & quite a lot of movie stills later, I'm pretty sure I can plan some cool updates on the Big Apple. Yes we're still big photography freaks, that'll never change, unplugged or not. But to not keep you guys hanging I made sure to upload some instagrams when we arrived at our hotel room (exhausted) after a full day walking around & before heading out in the morning.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Currently Craving #7 - Summer Dreams

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Sorry for being a bit distracted from the blog this past week, for starters I had tons of other stuff popping up that really needed to be done more quickly. And then planning & arranging everything for New York, there was barely the time to properly finish a post. I had many good intentions like yesterday evening but I always forget how long collaging takes! Once I had all the items I needed I had this wonderful idea of trying something new. You know how it goes: time flew by and before I knew it, it was way time to head to bed as I had an early flight this morning to New York. We made it to the city and even spend some time exploring the close-by neighborhood already, but explaining how yet again this post was delayed.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Architecture: Archi Roadtrip Through the Netherlands

Details in Almere

So a slight trip down memory lane as I did this architecture tour with my archi besties in September 2011. But I thought it would be a fun item for this summer, as an inspiration on which great architecture there is to see so close to home (for my Belgian audience at least and definitely for you Dutchies). Maybe I'll even inspire some of you to take a similar trip? We went for a 3-day ride with the 5 of us. We didn't always spend so much time at each place but long enough to get a feel of the building, snap some photo's and of course to enjoy the cities we passed. There are definitely a lot more cool architecture projects in the Netherlands, for starters we never made it to Amsterdam in that trip. And I'll definitely still highlight Rotterdam soon, but it was getting a bit too long to add more to this particular post. Funny note: my photography back then consisted of 60% random detail photo's, 40% full buildings. Hope you like this round-up, do comment if there are cool sights to see nearby these beauties.
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