trends, culture, travel

summing up beautiful things

24.2.14

Insired by places

As I am looking for new travel destinations, I came acros this promotional video for Iceland. I always found Iceland to be a fascinating and manifold place to visit and the ad managed to show this in only a couple of minutes. And yes, it triggerd something in me and therefore I often think about when and how I would explore this country. The void, the volcanic landscape and the Aurora Borealis...
The way Iceland is promoting online it's beautiful scenery and secrets fully hits my taste. The color, the user friendly navigation, the content, the sounds, the images and the feeling that is transmited through them...Hello wanderlust feelings!



                                                                                          Pictures via pinterest 

9.2.14

The minimalist cottage

It's time for some eye candy. One cannot not like this one of a kind cottage situated in the Southern part of Austria, in Tyrol. Even if there are only 45 m2, the interior doesn't look small. There is something about the light wood and the glass that gives it incredibly much light and opens up the space. Besides all the light that this cottage seems to be swollowing up, I also like the fact that it doesn't follow the rustical style and thus it stands out by it's uniqueness and minimalism. Perfect for winter sports, hiking or relaxation fans that are looking for a not so typicall place to crash, for people that enjoy waking up to sun rays and a beautiful mountain-escque view. Oh, holiday, where are you and why aren't you a job?










Pictures via www.ufogel.at

5.2.14

Reading time, a book selection

Every now and then I spend a couple of hours looking for new reading inspiration and that automatically leads me to buying books- many books. I tell you, when it comes to this, amazon is a dangerous thing, all those suggestions and customer reviews, and there is, of course, my book-list that I occasionaly update, so even if I hit the BUY button many times, the list is still getting longer.
Here are my last book-buys:
 
Pictures via amazon

1. Harper Lee's "To kill a mokingbird": when I don't know better, the designation "from the winner of the Pulitzer price" will automatically convince me that it's a book worth reading. I read a couple of pages and I will continue reading, after I'll tick "read a classic of modern American litterature" on my list.

2. John Green - The fault in our stars. I came accros this one in a blog that I am frequently reading,  and because I thought that I can somehow relate to the blogger, I bought the book right away and gave it a shoot and finished it in a couple of hours. Easy reading, hearth-breaking story with tears-cascade potential.

3. Junot Diaz - The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao. It should be a good book, after all it was on a list called "books about places" and it won the Pulitzer Price for fiction. As an avid world explorer, I hope that I will learn about The Dominican's Republic culture.

4. Don Miuel Ruiz - The four agreements. This book is supposed to change lifes, by starting directly at the center of all our thoughts and concerns, our mind. In short, by respecting the four agreements (1.be impeccable with your word 2. don't take anything personally 3. don't make assumptions 4. always do your best), we will feel enlightened and more peacefull.

Later on I will post my thoughts and opinions on all of them...

26.1.14

VLET

When exploring cities, not only everlasting walks are on my list, but also eating out. I love discovering new hang out places, and if they also provide me with healthy and yummy food, it's even better. VLET restaurant in Hamburg did a pretty good job on both: nice spot and view & good food. It was the first time that I went to an official slow food restaurant and honestly, the time didn't pass as slow as I've first expected. Window-table, water-view, glass always half full with rose wine!
Hello perfect daydreaming conditions.



Pictures via http://www.vlet.de

19.1.14

Wanderlust, the North Sea

Wanderlust gets to me more than once per month and if I could, I would pack my bags and set off right away, no second thoughts. But for now, I have to satisfy myself with excursions every now and then. 
This month's wanderlust has led me to the North Sea coast of Germany. There is just something about the winter landscape, the difuse light and the rough nordic wind that I like so much. Like any excursion, this one day trip was also a personal escape from the hectic city life and all the locomotion. So dwell in my January wanderlust photo diary.






All pictures take by The Revolvig Eye. All rights reserved.

12.1.14

From plastic to WoW

It's so wonderful to discover artists that really want to make a change in this consumption oriented world that we are living in and that also truly believe that their work must be seen as a sort of a wake up call.  That, and also the fact that the creative result – lamps made out of plastic bottles –, is pretty and purposeful, made me dedicate this post to the Colombian artisans and the designers behind the PET Lamp project. So here is the story of "Make something old and unusable to something practical", aka. "Life in plastic, is fantastic" - how could one forget these epic lyrics? The real story however, is to be found on the PET Lamp website.
I can definitely picture styling the kitchen or living room with one of those lamps.
Preee-teey & colorful!



 Pictures via http://www.petlamp.org/


5.1.14

Celebration drink – there is only one milk

All these happy moments and celebrations called for a number of glasses of wine and champagne, but how about a healthy glass of milk? I came across this design agency from Barcelona and found an unconventional packaging design for conventional milk. While I think that this bottle was not planed to be sold, I certainly found this to be a humourous and extreme interpretation of milk packagin. Maybe it was even thought as an encouragement of milk consumption, the classier version of "got milk". I am just guessing, fact is that I would like to know the story behind this design; infos on this are welcomed.