Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Creamy fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients: butter, cream, milk, Parmesan, Danish white cheese, grated Edam cheese (Oldenburg), ham roll (sliced into small cubes), fettuccine pasta, salt, mixed pepper and Provencal mixture of spices.
Tonight's dinner. I finally made the perfect fettuccine Alfredo, yay! Today is my favourite pagan holiday, but because of some deadlines I didn't have time to celebrate much this year... Ah, never mind, there's always next year. Happy Halloween, lads and lasses! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's so fluffy

I'm talking about my new unbelievably soft jumper (Pull&Bear), of course. Other than that, my new photo equipment arrived from NYC few days ago and I still can't believe how remarkable and exquisite it is. What a refreshment! I also have a little announcement to make... The blog will get a new name (BELLS and FEATHERS) and domain next month, along with a small redesign. Hope you'll like it. Toodles!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sofa lust

Finding the perfect sofa for your home isn't always an easy task. You have to consider durability,  quality of materials, ergonomics, aesthetics and maybe even sustainability. Here I have listed some of my favourite sofa designs. You may notice that most of these sofas are modular, which is a great characteristic. It gives you the freedom to easily transform your room according to your needs. Sure, most of us probably don't need a new sofa at the moment, but that's why it's called lusting. Having any of these babies in my home would bring a smile to my face. Every day. (Yes, I'm overly attached to objects.)
P.S. Although this post contains only high-priced designer pieces, I would be equally pleased with finding the perfect sofa on a flea market that I would later redecorate myself.

1. Bend-sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia
2. Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Riset
3. SO by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti
4. Divano Air, LAGO
5. Pumpkin sofa by Pierre Paulin, Ligne Riset
6. Confluences sofa by Philippe Nigro for Ligne Riset
7. Exclusif sofa by Didier Gomez for Ligne Riset

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tour de Macédoine

This is a small part of my cherished memories from the past 4 years of my life in Macedonia.  The reason I wanted to share these photos and dedicate a post to natural and cultural heritage of Macedonia is because my stay in this country is soon coming to an end. Although I can't say I've been particularly thrilled to live here in Skopje more than I originally planned to, there certainly was a lot of happy moments.  As you may have noticed, I have a tendency of capturing mostly beauty in my photographs, but that is how I like to see and remember things.  It's not that I'm ignoring bad things, it's just that I've always been drawn to aesthetics and prefer to express myself in that way. That is probably why I have a hard time living in such an insensitive environment. (I apologize in advance to all those who may find this insulting.) This may sound like a cliché, but I'll say it anyway because we obviously need to be reminded repeatedly... We live on this wonderful planet, and instead of enjoying ourselves, we preoccupy our minds with lousy politics, and that can only be harmful for our souls.  What I wish for citizens of this country is to finally learn to preserve what's left of its nature and culture, and try to make their own individual lives more fulfilled, instead of worrying for everyone else's business. We only live once, right? So rejoice!
P.S. I'm watching Felix Baumgartner's jump from the edge of space right now. Ain't life grand!

1.   Makedonium, Krushevo
2.   Krushevo panorama
3.   Dragon pipes, Monastery of St. John Bigorski
4.   Heraclea Lyncestis, archaeological site
5.   Lake Ohrid, Struga
6.   Stone Dolls panorama, natural phenomenon
7.   Stone Dolls, Kratovo
8.   Lake Ohrid from Kaneo
9.   Stobi, archaeological site    
10. Kokino, megalithic observatory and archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
11. Duf Falls, Mavrovo National Park  
12. Peacock in Monastery of St.Naum
13. Vrelo cave, Matka canyon
14. Alabaster mine, Debar
15. Sunset in Trpejca village

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

This summery autumn

Bits and bobs from this past week.  You know that feeling when you have so much to do you just don't know where so start? Well, I've been going through that phase for quite a while now and it's time to stop procrastinating because great things are just waiting to happen. (I will talk about that more in some future posts.) The song is from Broken Flowers soundtrack and it goes perfectly well with my mood. (Jim Jarmusch always picks the best music for his films.) Oh, and the last photo shows the progress of our homegrown cherry tomatoes. Keep your fantasies alive, lads and lasses!  ♫ Holly Golightly & The Greenhornes - There Is An End ♫