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  • I cannot point out exactly what it is in this season that feels so inspiring, but everywhere I look, be it fashion, interiors, design – and even food trends – everything is looking so darn interesting lately. And I don't know about you... but I'm dead set on squeezing out every ounce of inspiration because it’s been more than a while since the internet has been so giving.

    Fashion (and especially minimal fashion) has never looked this good. We're stepping away from monotones into an era of warmness (and I have zero complaints). In fact, I feel like this change was overdue. Yes, I won't lie... I'm still more into the monochrome scale of fashion – BUT that doesn't mean I cannot live vicariously through these gorgeous pieces, which will make even the least wander-lusty person feel like jet-setting to a far-off destination.

    Products

    RAEY Ripstop hiking jacket
    Rachel Comey Suede Melrose Heels
    Loeffler Randall Straw Circle Tote in Natural
    RAEY Wide-leg cotton chino trousers
    RAEY Linen button-front skirt
    Isabel Marant - Lecce Leather Belt - Tan
    CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS Slide gold-vermeil earrings
    MAISON MARGIELA Retro Fit low-top leather trainers

    What are you loving the most about today’s trends?

    Ph. Vogue



















  • Warrior One is a Yoga Studio located in bayside Melbourne – design by the geniuses of Golden. Inspired by the client’s deep connection to the ocean and the desire to create an organic, sensory experience for guests, Warrior One embodies a holistic approach to wellbeing. The design outcome is both sophisticated and bohemian at the same time, which makes it both equally inviting and pleasantly surprising.

    Ph: Sharyn Cairns


































  • This 150sqm apartment located in Denmark, Copenhagen was designed by Natalie Dubroska, a talented interior designer based in Kiev and founder of Dubroska Studio.

    Her work stems from very basic principles – those that we often overlook as important in any creative process. She describes the focus of this project as "creating the perfect home", which to Natalie is:

    Space, an abundance of light, literate details, every item matters.
    Harmony, silence, good energy.
    In decisions, there is a soul, every idea "lived".

    Meaning, feeling, mindfulness, mind.

    It is impossible to disagree with such a perfect description – in light of how it plays out in reality.

    GetTheLook


    Formakami Jh3 Pendant Lamp
    Ikea MALM Bed
    DWR Drum Side Table
    H&M Curtain Panels in Beige
    H&M Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set
    Artek A331 Pendant
    Vintage Milo baughman armchair
    &Tradition Sv6 Lamp
    Hay Slit Round Table


    Ph. Yaroslav Priadka


  • Let’s face it: If your a carnivore reading this, you have most likely already dismissed the idea of making this recipe. Why? Because sadly, most veggie patty recipes out there seem deliciously healthy… but once you click over to read a recipe, you encounter a potion-like list of ingredients and steps. What was meant to be healthy and easy ends up becoming a mission.

    I’ve personally rejected the idea of attempting to make falafel at home, with the excuse that most recipes call for deep frying, prodigious amount of starches, chilling, freezing, breading… with the express purpose of making them hold together and not come apart in a pan full of oil.

    So yes, I’ve tried it in the past and I’ve failed. BUT last Sunday I was feeling like eating something flavorful and ‘healthy-ish’ and all I had at hand were the ingredients I’m about to list below. You’ll be surprised at how geniously creative we can be when we’re limited. Who was it that coined the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”? Well, that person was spot on.

    This time, I came at it from a simpler direction: only using the ingredients I had at hand, not caring if my falafel would offend any falafel-know-it-alls AND most importantly, forgetting about frying. Who has the time and the stomach for that, anyway?







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    Now, before I FINALLY move on with this recipe, let me just say, eat these as you wish. I went the wrap way because I was craving a nice wrap – but you can eat these as you wish. The idea is to make this recipe work for you. Open your pantry and bask in your options. Who knows, maybe we can swap notes at some point? I’d love to get more ideas.

    To make baked falafel:

    • 1 can of cooked chickpeas
    (I can hear the above mentioned know-it-alls gasping at my suggestion of not using dried chickpeas... but it is what it is)
    • 1 tablespoon of grated onion
    • 1 small grated garlic
    • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
    • 1/2 tablespoon of tahini paste
    • A dash of fresh lime
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Steps
    1. Use a food processor to combine all the ingredients
    2. Make small patties (about 2 TBS portions)
    3. Pace them in a pan lined with baking paper or greased with olive oil
    4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 20 minutes or until they look golden and dry
    5. Let them cool off before removing them from the pan so they don’t stick

    Serving suggestion

    Tzatziki
    • 1/2 cup of natural greek yogurt
    • 1/3 cup of grated, seedless cucumber
    • 1 clove of minced garlic
    • 1/2 lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley (replace with dill if you want authentic tzatziki)
    • 1 tablespoon of chopped mint
    • Salt and pepper to taste




    Wraps
    I make these wraps at home whenever I crave a good sandwich – and realistically they don’t take a whole lot of extra time, but it does involve gluten, kneading and more dirty dishes... so instead, you could also use some paleo bread or gluten free tortilla if you wish.

    I also served this one with radishes (because, obsessed!) but the falafel alone is deliciously enough.

    Add more tahini paste over the top and get really to have your mind blown by a simple falafel wrap.

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I’m a freelance artist, designer and writer, who after nearly 9 years in this field is still passionate about art in multiple forms and expressions. After many designed blogs, written words and skills added to my resumé, I can attest to the fact that curiosity and mindfulness is what takes a great idea to a grand result. My expectation is that you and your brand will experience a creative process and a by-product that has a positive effect - from the visuals all the way down to its core.

I create a diverse range of work across a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to: blog theme design, identity, print design, web design, writing, photography, consulting, marketing and much more. If you have a project in mind there’s only one thing left to do...

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