Blog posts of '2017' 'April'

Dreamer Princesses


Sofija Filigranska has a new project seeing the light of day and it cannot be cuter! It's called Dreamer Princesses.


TLT: Can you tell us about the idea behind the project?

SF:I love illustration. I have kept to MDF with painted board surface as a material cut into various shapes for so long because it is an incredible foundation for my illustrations, while the same MDF board jewelry radiates a direct communication and exchange. I have imagined the characters of the princesses for a long time… unspeakably long time. The idea may have had its origin at the time I created the collection called “Our People”. I wanted them to be real persons, each a tale of her own so that I could narrate those tales more directly. And maybe this is that original idea.



TLT: Who are the princesses?

The characters represent girls with which I have made a personal contact, socialized with them and they exist in real time. But during this process, other dimensions opened up. Some characters showed other traits which led to the idea of making princes so I have gradually come up with several stories about the interactions between them and I cannot possibly tell or know where all this would end. They are all going to be included into my new project – Coloring Jewelry Book, where people can color the jewelry they buy with their desired colors.



TLT: What materials do you use in creating this unique wooden necklace pendants.

SF: The princesses are drawn onto a MDF board, after which they are cut out by hand. I paint the princesses with different thickness of markers, colorful inks, watercolors and they are varnished with acrylic matte polish.


Indie Designer Spotlight: Innika Choo


Innika Choo is an Australian born designer who is currently residing, creating and pursuing her designer career in Bali. 

She became famous with her line of handmade linen pieces which she makes in limited quantities and her signature line is composed of heavily embroidered smocks, with billowing folds of all-natural linens and cottons, rolled up hand-sewn details and finishings. She complements her clothes with adorable mules. 

Aside from adult clothes she also designs kids clothes which is too adorable for words.

Follow her creative line on instagram

5 Interior Design Trends for 2017 We Love


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1. Greenery

Pantone’s color of the year – Greenery, set the trend for the interior design in 2017. The soft green symbolizes the desire to bring freshness in the home and emphasize closeness to nature and hence - rejuvenation and revitalization. Plants as the unique natural element are widely present in decorating the living place. 


2. Mismatched Patterns

The mismatching pattern trend that started in 2016 is having a huge swing this year too and it encompasses furniture, wallpaper, home décor and accents. What is popular? Large geometric prints showing strong lines, folk / native motifs, tapestry tiles or anything botanical.


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3. Textures

Along with the mismatched patterns there are the textures. The manipulation of textiles like pleating and folding of cottons and velvets is gaining on popularity especially in trend are velvet sofas and armchairs. Interior designers recommend layering many different type of textures, from suede, linen and wool, to mohair and cashmere.


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4. Granny Florals

Granny Florals and other vintage patterns are on the rise. Interior designers are incorporating these big vintage blooms vie wallpaper and wall décor, throw pillows, rugs and more. But the blooming blossoms are not restricted for the home exclusively. They took over the runway too.




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5. Blush tones are taking the throne off the neutrals. Powdery pink, terracotta, sand, ochre, cinnamon and rust will be all the rage this year.


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Fashion Report: Sari Gi- Fashion Weekend Skopje




Sara Redzik, the designer behind the brand  Sari Gi, presented her newest spring / summer 2017 collection "Spring Fairy" on the 15th Fashion Weekend Skopje. 

The collection was inspired by the most beautiful and inspiring of seasons. All creations wore the everlasting stamp of spring either through flower- printed fabric, embroidered or crocheted flowers embedded as accents or fabric flowers crowning the designs. 

More of Sari Gi in her shop