Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shot through the heart

Photographer and engineer Alan Sailer has surprised us with his ability of capturing the explosion of this objects at the very second of impact...

If you look closely enough, you might see the bullet...

To see more of his works go over at Alan Sailer Flickr

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday's Music : Alex Clare

Damn your eyes

Another week, another song in my Monday's series....
Alex Clare is a revelation to me...i hope you'll like my choice.

The weather is changing here in Dijon...well, it has been unsteady for weeks now... i hope the sun will finally decide to grant us a few rays so i could finally enjoy sitting on my balcony.

Happy monday to everyone, hope you have a nice one.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Black Rebel

Happy Sunday to everyone with something a little edgy:
Black leather on white shirt... totally working for me!!!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vertical Gardens

Living walls, Green walls or vertical gardens is a concept that dates back to 600 BC with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Nowadays with ecological awareness and the shinking of green areas, it is getting more and more popular, especially in France.
There are 2 main categories of green walls: either green façades which are made up of climbing plants - growing directly on the wall or most recently specially designed to support structures, or living walls where the modular patterns are often made of steel containers.

Green walls are most often found un urban environments where they help preventing the loss of temperature of the building. The main goal remains isolation but can also be considered for water reuse.
The plants are likely to purify polluted water.

On buildings:

French Scientist, Patric Blanc has developed a successful company around the idea of transforming interior walls into green space. Not only does it improve the air quality through absorbing carbon dioxide and impurities in the air and gives out oxygen, it also helps ventilation, balance humidity and temperature.
And it really looks exotic and nice.

In interiors:

Vertical gardening can also be considered for your balcony walls. Some people use to plant lettuce and strawberries instead of moos, ivy and fern.


Friday, June 15, 2012

You've made your bed...

I wouldn't mind sleeping in one of those beds... Would you?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Büro 24/7

Do you fashionistas out there know the russian style killer website Buro24/7 ??

It is founded by Miroslava Duma- the super glam former Harper's Bazaar Russia Editor.
The site has been ON for a year and it gains more and more importance with every article published.

I know it is written in russian and you are probably not familiar with the cyrillic script but i am so happy to announce that the website will soon have a croatian pendant.
I think some of you still might know that i am of croatian descent and i would so love to write for them...

all pictures taken from Buro24/7

 I don't know when the new site will be ON, but i know who will is going to be on board.
Rumor has it, that Duma hired two of the most famous croatian WAG'S  and Duma's BFF's - Iva Balaban and Mirela Foric. 
I am curious how this will turn out....


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Highly Original Restaurants

Have you ever dined in an extraordinary restaurant?
And by it, i don't mean extraordinary dishes like they are served in molecular gastronomy at El Bulli in Spain.

I meant, have you ever dined above the clouds or under the deep blue sea? No...?
Maybe you should plan your next trip around these 6 Restaurants i've picked out for you.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

The world's first all-glass underwater restaurant opened in April 2005 in Rangalifinolhu, Maldives.
Ithaa  which means "pearl" in Dhivehi, is a five star restaurant that seats only 12 guests.
That is also the reason the restaurant is booked up to 14 months in advance.

This restaurant is submerged five meters below the Indian Ocean and offers a 360 panoramic view on corals and marine life.
Imagine you're dining on fish and its mother is looking right down on you...

I think lunchtime would be the perfect time to enjoy your meal here, since the view is at it's best when the sun is shining.

via Conrad Hotel & Resort

 Glück und Seligkeit 

This could be my favorite proposition in the today's post because the church carried my name.
This ancient  Martini Church has been transformed into a restaurant and opened its doors in 2005.
It is to be found in Bielefeld in Germany and calls itself nowadays Joy and Happiness.

I have a thing for Churches and this one, even if it is restaurant now, never has lost any of its magic.


This is the highest restaurant in the world and you are literally dining on top of the world.
It is placed in the  floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

And this would be your view at the Emirates.
It is breathtaking and nothing for those with fear of heights.

via At.Mosphere

Snow Village

Each year in late November, about one thousand trucks loads of snow are used to create the Snow Village in Finland - a complex of ice and snow, changing shape and size every winter.

If you are interested in lappish food, Snow Village has two restaurants at your service.

via Snow Village

The Redwoods Treehouse

The last restaurant i am presenting is a huge Treehouse near Auckland, New Zealand.

Nestled amongst a redwood forest in the picturesque Warkworth region, this restaurant offers you a dining experience which bring your childhood dreams on a new level.
I think everyone once dreamt of having a treehouse for him or herself... so did i.

via Redwoods Treehouse

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ice time

For days, i have been craving a nice home made ice-cream.
I have worked my way through the ranges of Ben&Jerry's and Häagen Daz but haven't satisfied my sweet tooth entirely....

And then i stumbled upon the recipe, Stephanie over at desserts for breakfast was proposing the other day...

Smashed Berry-Lime-Coconut Yogurt Ice Pops
which look like this:

pic taken from the blog mentioned above

The recipe is super simple, like all the most beautiful and tasty things in life - n'est-ce pas?
I actually dispose of all the ingredients required but the ice pop mold... where the hell can i get those in France? Anyone? Oh, and the ice pop sticks....

I suppose i will have to eat a lot of popsicles...

Please go visit Stephanies beautiful blog and be inspired by the recipes and most importantly the pictures (they're amazing).

I can guarantee, you will instantly start to drool....


Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday's Music : Jessie Ware

I am wishing you a wonderful start in a new week with this sensual song... no, no need to be running away...
Simply enjoy...


Sunday, June 10, 2012


Do you remember these guys i planted last fall... on their best days my herbs looked like this:

Well, i still don't quite know what happened but they have never gotten over this mediocre stadium...

As i still haven't given up on my plans of having fresh herbs whenever i wanted them, i had to come up with a new plan...

We are in the midst of spring, which required a redecoration of my balcony: i purchased a table and two chairs, planted yet-to-become gorgeous flowers... and have two boxes reserved for basil, rosemary and mint... this time i gave up on cilantro, chive and parsley.....We'll see how the guys like the thermal environment on my balcony...

the basil looks good and it is growing and growing... the smell is divine

That's quite a difference don't you think?

I am ready for summer...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I am Back!!!

It has been almost 3 months since i last posted here. I promise, i am back on track and will be more regular like i used to pre-exam.

I hope i still have some readers out there. Hi guys... The last 3 months have been rough.. i have passed trillion exams and now i am done.

Let's celebrate with a cocktail to go...

LT. Blender offers Cocktails in a bag - you only need to add the booze and you are good to go.

  I think it is pretty awesome idea:  if you don't want to miss your obligatory cocktail but are unlikely to carry all the utensils required...pragmatics is the keyword.

According to your preferences, you can choose between Margarita, Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan, Pina Colada, Hurricane, Mojito, Eggnog and Mudslide.

Each bag makes 1 Litre or 8 cocktails à 120ml. Perfect to have on the beach, by the poolside or just having a good time with your friends.

And this is how it's done:

For more details and to order your bags go over to david drinks

The sound of the sea rushing is for free... check it out.