Category: General

GeneralHotel Everland: Elegant Luxury on the Go

Need to get away?
 
 
How about to the dazzling lights of Paris?
 
 
Or the peaceful lakes of Switzerland?
 
 
How about the lovely architecture of Germany?
 
Built by the talented design team L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), the Hotel Everland was created for the 2002 Swiss National Exhibition. With just one room, a bathroom, and a lounge, this innovative hotel is elegant simplicity at its best. And, let’s be honest: it’s just rad!
 

 
Additional ammenities include a fully stocked mini bar, a record player, and breakfast delivered to the door!
 
 
 
 
Constructed in Burgdorf, Switzerland, the Everland made its way to Lake Neuchatel, the the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany, and finally to the the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Guests could book it for only one night, but visitors were encouraged to stop by during the day. 
 

 

 
Sadly, the hotel is now closed, but you can subscribe to the newsletter or check out the website in case it reopens…fingers crossed! (P.S. Make sure you check out the sweet panorama!)
 
(Pics courtesy of Hotel Everland.)

GeneralInterior Motives: Color Trend Forecasts for 2012

You don’t have to be an interior designer to be interested in what’s going on in the world of interior colors. Color trends change just like fashion trends do, and thanks to companies like Farrow & Ball and Benjamin Moore, you can find out what’s hot (or in this case, neutral) for 2012.
 
My biggest surprise is how common grey is in these color schemes. Paired with warm neutrals and shades of seafoam green, grey and greyish-purple seem to be a recurring theme. I’m thinking about grey in a whole new way!
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

What is your interior color forecast for 2012?
What colors are your favs?
 

GeneralFashion Confections from Molly Bakes Cupcakes

 
They’ve provided us with some serious eye candy over the years, but now a few of fashion’s biggest names can be gobbled up as sugary sweet confections for your tasters too! Created by UK based bakery Molly Bakes Cupcakes, these cute little cake pops idolize the likes of André Leon Talley, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood.
 


 
And we have these folks to thank for dreaming up the idea for their Christmas party: the British Fashion Council staff. How sweet!
 

 

GeneralSingle On Valentine’s Day? Five Ideas for Beating the Blues



 
We hear it every year around this time:  
“It will happen when you least expect it.” 
“Enjoy being single while you can!”
“I wish I had the free time to go out with my girlfriends!”
 
Yuch. Annoying right? Especially when you pair these helpful sayings with cutesy hearts, stuffed animals, and eighty tons of milk chocolate. I feel your pain, so this year, I decided to hunt down some legitimately non-lame ideas for all you girls out there without a date. 
 
1. Visit a person who has lost their Valentine. There are a lot of elderly people out there who have lived some incredible romances of their own, and I’ll just bet they’ve got a thing or two to say about true love. Grab another single gal, and spend an hour or two with listening to their stories. You might just make a friend while you’re at it.
 

 
2. Make a video montage, a la The Sweetest Thing:
 
(Apologies for the German subtitles; it’s still awesome, I promise.)
 
3. Get dressed up. Just because you don’t have a guy to show off for, it doesn’t mean you don’t have an excuse to look hot. Slip on one of your sexiest dresses, do your ‘do, grab a girlfriend, and Photobooth it up in the mall with a pretzel and a slushie.
 

 
4. Do nothing. How often do you get to do that? Pick up your favorite junk food, put on your comfiest sweat pants, and hit the couch for a little Dinner for One:
 

5. Stay off Facebook and Twitter. This is probably the best advice I’ve heard in a long time. Reading gooey love messages and recaps of the salmon dinner people are eating is never good. Instead, try that old-fashioned form of communication and get out a pen and a notecard and hand write (I know, right? What is that!?) a letter to somebody who would least expect it.

 
Any ladies out there have your own single solutions to Valentines Day? I’d love to hear them!
 
(Images courtesy of Sweetandtalented.com, We Heart ItEtsy, and Google Images.) 

GeneralDIY: Valentine’s Day Silhouettes

 

1. Materials:
- Cardstock (light and dark)
- Scissors
- Glue
- White pencil or chalk
- Paint, markers or colored pencils
- Black Marker or Sharpie
- Lace
 
2. Profile Photos: Find profile photos of you and your significant other. Play around with them until they are the right size and print them out (they don’t need to be good quality at all). Trace the photos with a Sharpie and carefully cut them out. Pay attention around the face, as those are the characteristics that make us look the most like us!
3. Trace the Silhouettes: Use your white pencil to trace what will be the back of your cutouts. Carefully cut them out.
 
4. Assemble your Card: Glue down all the pieces and press flat under a heavy book. Decorate as you like!