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Making our first Advent calendar

Making our first Advent calendar


The last time we went to the forest, I picked up some branches to make the shape of a tree as an Advent calendar. In addition to that, I needed to buy string, and look for the drill that is in the garage. But a few days later I went to the supermarket and I found the Christmas tree ready!…

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Christmas decoration: a family tradition


After a walk in the forest, we picked up almost everything what we needed to make our Christmas decoration. For the base we used a large branch that fell from a tree, moss, pinecones and branches of our pines. But if you do not have the possibility to get natural materials, you can always get them at any craft store.…

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My small Christmas findings in the thrift store


Since I live in Denmark, I have not had as much excitement to decorate for Christmas as now with two little children that understand much better what is going on. And they love to see the lights, the elves, that chubby gentleman with mustache, the gingerbread houses, well we adults love all this. And let’s not talk about the Christmas…

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Art in the streets: how a mural transforms a city


Have you ever been surprised with a mural in any of the streets of your city or visiting a city for the first time? Specially those murals that are placed in the least expected places, but at the same time so necessary, otherwise it would be a large empty wall. They always call my attention and I love to appreciate…

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Color inspiration: Autumn color palette


As in children’s books, each season of the year is characterized by weather phenomena that are easy to recognize. Like summer with radiant sun or winter accompanied by snow, autumn with its rains and spring with a happy sun and many birds singing in your window. But not every city in the world experiences each one of the seasons. In…

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Silkeborg: A very short visit in Autumn


Silkeborg is a beautiful city located in the center of Jutland peninsula in Denmark. It is not one of the turistic cities such as Copenhagen or Aarhus, but it is the province where I live and the one that captivates me with its beautiful lakes that are enjoyed all year round. In summer to go swimming or in winter for…

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Visit Can Lis, one of Jørn Utzon´s masterpieces


“Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light” – Le Corbusier Jørn Utzon is a internationally recognized Danish architect by one of his master pieces: the Opera of Sydney. He was a master in the management of natural lighting in architecture. And with his works he teaches us that light creates an effect, a…

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How we decorate our TV wall


Note: As you know, I am not an interior designer, but rather an architect. Then the decoration of our house is a combination of suggestions from my sister who is an interior designer and our personal tastes, mine and my husband’s. (Our interior designer here on the blog is Alexandra, who brings us great decor ideas) The TV in our…

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A floral composition pattern


Finally, it came the last part of the mural design of Freja’s bedroom. Here you can see how I chose the flowers and build the floral composition, and here, using Photoshop, create a more harmonious design. In the end I chose not to have the realistic image of the flowers, but rather an illustration of them. For that I opened…

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A floral composition creation process 2


And my floral composition is taking shape step by step, here you can see which flowers and leaves I selected, and how I was creating a composition that I will then use for the mural of Freja’s bedroom. One of the walls of her bedroom is in its highest point 4.50 meters (14.8 feet) , i.e. a huge white wall…

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