Design Challenge: Save the Week! Harry Potter epic final.

Here we have the Harry Potter Design Challenge, in this ocasion, Criss and I have come up (again) with two lovely designs about this week´s subject, let´s us know what you think :

Harry Potter movies, books, or himself doesn’t even need an introduction, he and his story is just as famous as… I can not even think in a comparison!!! So, if you enjoy the movies or  the books, you dream for sure to have a wand, guess what! I gave designed a wood wand for you to practice spells like “Accio remote” for the lazy ones or “Arania exumai” for arachnophobic.

And for you to storage correctly your adored books , i have designed the ultimate Harry Potter´s  bookshelf, made entirely of Onyx and self illuminated ! Great to show off all your Harry Potter Volumes.

This was our very own Harry Potter Design Challenge, see you next Monday with the Jennifer Lopez Challenge, and don´t forget to comment about the designs 🙂 !!!

Vivienne Westwood and Melissa, punk and plastic.

Hey hey you there!

For those of you who enjoy architecture and fashion, of course have heard the heavy name of Zaha Hadid and her collaboration with Melissa, a brazilian brand which have and speciality : plastic shoes!

 

Now plastic says hello to punk with Vivienne Westwood collaboration named Lady Dragon.

 

and the flat version

Who said plastic wasn´t fashionable!!! But more over, who said hot designers weren´t affordable! Lady Dragon collection is about 120 pounds  here.

You don’t need to wear only rain boots, skeep or dance in little street puddles in girly shoes, no worries of ruin them guaranteed.

Candy: pair these shoes with black tights, they look just lovely!!!

xoxo

Criss

Kids Furniture

When I was a kid  my favorite book was Mashenka. I loved the story and the illustrations. I still remember how i felt when i noticed that all the furniture was the perfect size for her, and i always desire to have a bedroom  like hers.  Just like us adults do, kids need chairs, beds and tables suited for their size and age so they can use them as comfortably as we do.

Whenever you think of furnish a room for a kid think always in furniture that will fit the kids needs until certain age, because it is true that they grow really fast. Also, decide whether if you want a decor that will last long enough or just stand until certain stage of their lives, that will give you an idea of what type of color you want on the walls and the type of furniture you are buying for it.

Kids furniture allow you to experiment with all those styles that just never seem right for your age, let lose all your creativity with kids bedrooms, they will thank you for it, specially if you choose furniture that will allow them to create and play with the space and their imagination, here i have a beautiful example from smarin, a french design studio that creates one of the most amazing pieces i have ever seeing :

Last but not least, always allow your kids  to choose their furniture, it was so frustrating for me not to have the last word about it.

Jon Kortajarena and Kokorico by Gaultier

Hey hey you there!!!

Let’s talk about concepts, ready? by definition “wearable” is anything that is in direct contact with your skin, so, that includes fragrances, in other words you are actually dressed up by just wearing perfume. Imagine the possibilities and happiness when you have fashion legends and couture reigning your dressing room from gorgeous bottles.

Now, let’s talk about Gaultier, the name speaks for itself and it’s not shy at all to yell glamour, sexiness and temptation… I guess is time to introduce you Jon Kortajarena, the man who bring those words to life and the fragance which is the soul of them, Kokorico.

Jon Kortajarena is a spanish top model but is easy to see that if you check this

Candy: turn your boyfriend into a hot boyfriend by dressing him up just with Kokoriko, the notes of fig leaves, cacao and wood will give a man in it´s purest way.

xoxo

Criss.

Design Challenge: Save the Week!: News of the World Scandal

News of The World

When celebrity news becomes more important than anything else. With this new scandal, of reporters and media hacking cellphones just to get access to the news first, we see a side of the news paper that we do not like. Thus, I give you the news paper cleaning collection, a new design  to solve world newspaper crisis.

The design is inspired by the disgusting feeling we have everyday when we read the newspaper, News of the World it´s only an excuse, the truth is that most part of daily news are just crap, that´s why i´ve designed a  “news toilet paper”  and it´s matching partner a news paper towel .

 On the other hand, I find apologizing a polite way to deal with the scandal.

Seriously people! send flowers,apologizing cards, cry and beg for forgiveness, as an actress in progress I wouldn’t even think another way but you to go down on your knees and beg me to accept all the money you made selling newspapers full of information you stole that way!!! Shame on you!

After these bitter news, we will be entertaining you with the end of a saga, Harry Potter last movie release in America.

Lenny Niemeyer: Summer, Architecture and Fashion

Hey, hey you there!

When i say “summer time” what is the first picture that comes to your mind? Yes! bikinis!!! and hot bodies of course… and where is the place where everybody look like a half naked top model all the time? Brazil, for sure. The most important thing to have in mind when you are heading brazilian beaches is that you are going to be surrounded by dreamy natural bodies, so the way to can make a big entrance is by wearing  stunning swimwear and the girl for the perfect brazilian swimwear is Lenny Niemeyer.

Lenny Niemeyer used to be a landscape architect and family of the most famous brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.  This background let her create pieces that mix architectonic textures, balance, concept and take to women’s skin the words of Oscar Niemeyer ”  It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve — the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman”

The non fabric elements make the eye focus on your back through a sensual curve.   

The broken ceramic texture will take your breast to the spotlight.

Geometry .

The curve makes the look go trought all your body. 

The reminder of a wall, tall, strong, indestructible…

So, girls, summer is here, work out and turn the beach into your empire!

Candy: stylish one piece swimwear by Lenny! I love the 2008 collection, but the new one is awesome too!!!

xoxo

Criss

Illustrated Guide for Curtain Styles

So , today I´ve decided to give you an illustrated guide for curtain styles. Curtains can be very tricky, we desperatly need them to complete the perfect look in our homes, yet, the wide variety of curtain styles available out there can drive us nuts . With this post you´ll see that it is not so difficult to identify the different types and lines between each style and also impress your friends with your vast knowledge of curtain names !

Louis XIII

Friezes are simple,most fabrics are reused.

Louis XIV

Courtains with baroque style are represented in the Louis XIV type of frieze.

Louis XV

Louis XV curtains are the equivalent to Rococo lines in furniture, but translated into fabric.

Louis XVI

Above all, Louis XVI curtains should maintain symmetry, new shapes , forms and types of draping are found.

Directorio

This particular french curtain style  lasted only a few years. The most important characteristic of this style are the straight and simple lines in the fabrics.

Empire Style

Empire Style curtains are always rich and interesting. Bold and voluminous fabrics are typical of this style.

Biedermeier Style

Biedermeier style curtains are good in entertaining areas.  Always light and enchanting, fabrics used in this particular style have soft colors.

Napoleon III

Napoleon III  curtains  always have an intense decor, with rich fabrics, colors and patterns.

Modern

Modern Style curtains are functional and simple.

Design Challenge : True Blood Season 4 premiere

To honor the True Blood season 4 premiere  we have our new and third design challenge, needless to say that we adore the series, and after almost a year waiting  (waiting SUCKS !) for the 4th season premiere we cannot wait to see the exciting new adventures of our beloved  Sooki Stackhouse, Bill and of course the wonderful Eric ;D

For those addicted to hot vampires, happiness and excitement come together in True Blood season 4,  just released. We have to admit that the synthetic blood idea has its pros and cons, it was the reason that let vampires say  “hey! We exist!! and we don´t need to suck your blood out because we have this tasty beverage”  …yes, sure.

If you are a sincere True Blood fan you know it is not completely true, they enjoy drinking from your hot veins even more. Blame the bottle!!! That way I designed a new one, a bottle more suitable for vampires, big, strong, tough

No need to open the bottle you can stick your fangs in it !

Eric Northman: if you are not in the mood for a True Blood , dinner will be waiting for you tonight all blushed. XOXO Criss

I, on the other hand thought about all those last minute hookups between humans and vampires. What happens the day after ? Your bedroom has not been designed to be totally sealed during daylight. Don´t worry, I came up with a perfect and stylish solution : disposable curtains.  You can cut them  in to the exact size of your window and install them in just a few seconds, just roll out the fabric and stick it to the frame of your window.

Comes in standard sizes : 2.44 x 1.22 , 3.66 x 1.22, 3.66 x 2.44

No need to worry about the sunrise now huh!

Hope you enjoyed this week challenge, see you next Monday  with the News of The World Scandal.

😀

Fashion Royalty, Prince Pelayo

Hey hey, you there!!

A question…

What do these 2 photos have in common??

 A clue? One is the mirror of the other!!!

In other words, the designer of this amazing piece is the gorgeous, talented and stylish Pelayo Diaz, who was until a few weeks a Saint Martins’ student which you know is one of the best fashion schools in the world.

The talented designer also known as Prince Pelayo is a genius, only a man can ware kilts and Alexander McQueen clutches and still look like a sexy macho can call himself stylish, he says and everyboday listen, at least is what I thinks it’s gonna be in the near future. His designs scream his attitude and is easy to see. 

Psss… I gave him my first post in Candy line because he totally made my entire month just be retweeting me…

If you want to know more about him, go checking his blog katelovesme

Follow him on twitter @princepelayo

And send him kisses if you meet him in some fashion show.

 Long life to Prince Pelayo!!!

Retro Interiors

I love interior design, makes me think about happy times in family , with friends or even on your own, it doesn´t really matter, the important thing is to have a beautiful and functional space to develop your activities.

Interior design history is something that´s been proven appealing to all of us. I don´t know what it is, the melancholy, the memories or even the idea of living in another era, looking at vintage  interior design pictures evokes something inside of all of us.