Houseplants care guide for autumn and winter with Botanike

Houseplants care guide for autumn and winter with Botanike

Plants have needs, just like we all do. You probably know that plant’s needs change as the season change and houseplants are very much affected by all the outdoor changes.

And here’s the thing… a few years back we both have killed a few plants just because we didn’t think (and know) they need a special care during autumn and winter and the sad thing is we probably could have saved them if we kept them till summer.

Now we are older and smarter and know a bit more about plant care. We also have great friends that know everything there is to know about plants – our friends from Botanike.
Their studio combines architecture, horticulture and design with the goal of comprehensive space design in which nature is an inevitable part.

So we asked them about a plant care during these gloomy seasons to help you keep all those plants alive and ready for spring and summer. Continue reading “Houseplants care guide for autumn and winter with Botanike”

August favourites

August favourites

So, do you think the summer is officially over or you’re watching the rain outside still hoping you’ll get to swim a couple of times more this year?
We got to admit we love Indian summer. If only we can for sure say we’ll get to enjoy it by the sea somewhere.

We had some time off this August. It was short but sweet and we still wish it could’ve lasted a bit longer. But when you know you’re somewhere for a short period of time you plan your time better. And we did just that!

Now we’re back in the city, happy that our plants survived our time off. We’re helping our sisters decorate a toddler bedroom and waiting for the wall tiles for Tina’s kitchen and for Nina’s kitchen too (can’t wait for these makeovers).
Also, I was so sad my quick vacation was over I did some online shopping to cure the depression.

It worked!

So we decided to make the August list of our favourites.

Enjoy! Continue reading “August favourites”

February favourites

February favourites

Oh gosh. If this weren’t a design blog, the list of our February favourites would probably consist of coffee and chocolate. And Ritter Sport Kaffeesplitter – which is basically coffee in chocolate. Seriously, have you tasted it? It’s the best!

But being busy (isn’t that the most annoying expression ever?) never stopped us from noticing pretty things. And we would hate to see it stop you.

That’s why we curated this collection of our (non-eatable) favourites. Hope you’ll like our February list.

Enjoy! Continue reading “February favourites”

January favourites

January favourites

And so the last day of January snuck upon us. How did that happen? We spent the entire month facing new, mostly work-related challenges, completely blown away by the fact how much you liked this apartment.

Also, we spent the month daydreaming about beautiful things we hope to surround ourselves with one day.

It’s not that we like material things – we truly believe good aesthetic enriches life.

We hope to inspire you with our monthly favourites, and maybe even introduce you to something new.

Enjoy!

Continue reading “January favourites”

New Year’s resolution or How we designed 2018

New Year’s resolution or How we designed 2018

Another year over and a new one just begun . . .

How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday we were making all the big plans for this year.

To tell you the truth, a few years back, we weren’t big fans of new year’s resolutions. Mostly because we (like most people) usually set some impossible goals knowing deep inside we won’t achieve them. And there’s nothing worse than goals that are simply too general – like eating healthier, being a better person, being more organized – because there’s no way to know if you achieved them. Or to decide are you doing good enough. So you end up feeling like you failed.

And that’s not a way to start a new year, is it?

So we decided to try something different this year and we thought maybe you’ll join us. The weekend before New Year feels like a perfect moment for planning a fresh start. The perfect moment for becoming the best versions of ourselves, and for creating the best version of our blog. Continue reading “New Year’s resolution or How we designed 2018”

How to wrap gifts like an architect

How to wrap gifts like an architect

Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Ok.
It’s inside that counts.
Sure.

But do you feel like packaging is as important as a gift inside?

Because we kinda do.

Nice gift wrap is like a cute outfit. You wouldn’t waste it on a mediocre event, right? So if you want to show someone you tried really hard to find the perfect gift, take some time to make it pretty.

Now, if you want to wrap a gift like an architect, make sure the paper, once wrapped around, looks neat. For edges, use the scotch-tape that’s almost invisible (the matt-looking tape instead of the glossy one). To attach decorations, use washi tape. And use boxes for everything whit irregular shape. Aren’t those messy gifts the worst? Continue reading “How to wrap gifts like an architect”