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marți, 4 august 2015

New Day

Dupa flori, pasari si pesti, a venit vremea unui alt simbol al bogatei veri: fluturele. Pe sacosa am pictat unul care nu e autohton, dar mi-au placut mult culoarea rosie puternica si "ochii" albastri. Si la noi in livada e plin de fluturi, colorati si jucausi, parca creati pentru a ne minuna. E maestra in design, Natura, nu cred ca avem cum sa imaginam ceva mai frumos decat Universul din jurul nostru.

EN: after flowers, butterflies and fish, it's time for another summer symbol: the butterfly. The one painted on this bag is not an endemic one, but I really enjoyed the bright red color and the blue "eyes". In our orchard is full of playful butterflies, created especially for our amazement. Nature is clearly a design master, I don't believe we can imagine something more beautiful than this Universe around us.
Inceputurile de zi le-am dedicat in ultimul timp, soarelui. Ne-am incarcat cu el in fiecare dimineata, ne-a rasfatat cu un bronz caramel si ne-a bucurat cu senzatia binefacatoare de caldura. E frumos vara!

EN: The beginnings of day were lately dedicated to the sun. We charged ourselves with it every morning, we enjoyed it's pleasant warmth and we got a caramel sun tan, in a light shade, for now. It's beautiful in the summer!

vineri, 31 iulie 2015

Vintage Estival

Dupa o noapte caniculara departe de munti, m-am trezit cu un gand: cel mai mult si mai mult as vrea sa fiu la mare. Probabil eu si mare parte din aceasta tara tot acolo am calatorit (unii in imaginatie, altii cu nisip pe talpi si sare in par-norocosii). Asa ca pentru azi, o poza din numarul 32 de pe data de 31 iulie 1930, cand pare-se, bucurestenii visau si ei la plaja. Plaja Tekirghiol-Eforie, azi mancata de mare si prezenta doar in fotografii.
EN: After a night spent far from the mountains, actually the hottest one I can remember, I woke up with one thing in mind: I wish I were at the seaside. Probably this was the thought of most of the people in this country (some traveled there with their imagination and the lucky ones with sand on their feet and salt in their hair). So, for today, a photo from the 32nd edition of the "Ilustratiunea Romana" magazine, from 31st of July, 1930, when the people in Bucharest were also dreaming of the beach. The Tkirghiol-Eforie beach, today disappeared under the waves of the Black Sea.

miercuri, 29 iulie 2015

Waha Kids

Acum ceva timp am primit o comanda care m-a amuzat, recunosc: superman personificat de catre un viitor "economist spatial", asa cum mi l-a descris clienta. Si rezultatul m-a uimit si multumit deopotriva, atat pe mine cat si pe posesor. E minunat cand reusesc sa creez exact ce mi s-a cerut si toata lumea e multumita:)
EN: Some time ago I've an order that seemed quite funny: superman, in the person of a future "spatial economist", as described by the client. And the result was amazing ad pleasing, both for me and for the owner of the T-shirt. It's great when I manage to create something that matches the demand and everybody is happy:)
 Pe weekend (unul prelungit cu doua zile, de data aceasta), am profitat de vremea calda si am fugit in padure, la Micfalau, unde am fost parte din festivalul in aer liber, Waha. Ne-am hotarat in ultimul moment sa mergem si bine am facut, a fost tare frumos!
EN: In the weekend (a longer one, two days longer), we took advantage of the sunny weather and ran away in the forest, at Micfalau, where we were part of the Waha open air festival. We decided in the last minute to participate and it was a good decision. It was beautiful!
 Alaturi de alti copii mari, ne-am ocupat de zona destinata celor mici, "Waha kids" si ne-am distrat de minune!
EN: Together with the other grownup children, we took care of the area designated for the young ones, "Waha kids" and we had a blast!


 Una dintre scenele de muzica, cu o seara inainte de inceperea festivalului: baietii munceau de zor in arsita, pentru a fi gata la timp.
EN: One of the music scenes, an evening before the beginning of the festival: the guys where working hard to finish in time and the heat wasn't really helping them.
 Atelierul in aer liber al prietenilor de la Organic Joy, magicienii uleiurilor naturale presate slow, la presa construita de ei.
EN: The open-air workshop of our friends form Organic Joy, the magiciens of natural slow pressed oils, using their own designed hand-made press.
 Am desenat alaturi de copii, iar ei si-au folosit imaginatia pentru a crea medalioane frumoase pe felii de lemn.
EN: We drew together with the children and they used their imagination to create beautiful necklaces on wood slices.
 Am traforat, iar cei mari si-au amintit cu nostalgie de orele de lucru manual de la scoala.
EN: We used the fret saw and the older ones remembered nostalgically about the workshop classes in school.
 Am pirogravat, cu mare atentie si bucurie.
EN: The kids wood burned their own ideas.


 Am tras si cu arcul, unii pentru prima data, iar altii deja experimentati, dar cu totii la fel de incantati.
EN: We shoot the bow with arrows, some of them for the first time, others with precision, but equally excited.




Unele designuri s-au dovedit o supriza, o data ce ne-am uitat pe cealalta parte:)
EN: Some of the designs were a surprise when we checked the other side:)


Ne-am jucat, am cantat, am dansat si ne-am bucurat. Sa vina urmatorul festival, suntem pregatiti:D
EN: We had fun, we sang, we danced and we played. Let the next festival come, we are prepared:D

luni, 27 iulie 2015

Home, Sweet Home

 In fiecare zi, dimineata (cateodata devreme, de multe ori mai tarziu), ies in curte si ma bucur de soarele cald, verdele din jur si trilurile pasarelelor neastamparate care vin si se infrupta din zmeura si coacaze. Le-am aranjat si un loc unde punem seminte si faramituri, pentru a putea sa sa le studiem pe fereastra din bucatarie.
EN: Every day, in the morning (sometimes early, most of the times late), I go out in the yard to enjoy the sun, the green around and the happy birds singing, while they come to eat the raspberries and the gooseberries. We created a place where we put seed or crumbles, so that we can watch them from the kitchen.
De-a lungul lunilor in care am avut casuta in Prisaca Dornei am vazut zeci de specii de pasari pe care nu le cunoastem si am hotarat sa gasim un determinator ornitologic, pentru a ne imbogati cunostintele. E minunat sa traiesti aproape de natura! Te ajuta sa fii atent la ce se intampla in jur, sa te bucuri de lucruri marunte cum ar fi un cal de iarba sau un pestisor timid zarit cu coada ochiului in raul repede! In plus, ritmul zilelor incepe sa se aseze si avem senzatia ca totul curge firesc si nu e nevoie sa ne grabim sau sa facem. Ne bucuram sa umblam desculti pe iarba, sa stam seara la foc, sa adunam roadele gradinii, sa respiram aerul din padure...incet, fara graba si termene limita.
EN: Along the months we've been living in Prisaca Dornei, we saw tens of birds' species, that we don't know, so we decided to find an ornithological album. It's wonderful to live close to nature! It helps you to pay attention to everything around, to enjoy the small things, like a grasshopper or a fish in the scold stream.The rhythm of the days is starting to settle and we get the feeling that everything is the way it should be and there's no need to hurry or to do. We are happy to walk bare feet in the grass, to sit next to the fire in the evening, to pick up the fruits or to breathe the fresh forest air...slow, with no hurry and no deadlines. 
Pentru ca mi-am propus ca seara sa citesc macar cateva pagini, am inceput o carte noua, despre care am citit candva pe internet: "Caleidoscopul unei jumatati de veac in Bucuresti (1900-1950)", memorii scrise de Constantin Beldie. Acesta reuseste, intr-un limbaj cumva arhaic, sa construiasca imaginea unui Bucuresti complet diferit de capitala pe care o cunoastem azi, colorat si cu intamplari de pomina. Mie una imi place tare mult si e o carte care ma covinge cu fiecare pagina sa mai citesc proza memorialistica, de care pana acum am fugit.
EN: Because I've decided to read every day at least a few pages, I've started a new book, that I've read about on the internet some time ago: "The kaleidoscope of Bucharest along 50 years", memoirs written by Constantin Beldie. He creates the image of Bucharest at the beginning of the 20th century, so different of the capital we know today, colorful, with funny and strange stories. It's a book that made me want to read more memoirs (I was running away from this type of writing).

marți, 21 iulie 2015

July in the Sky


In martie am primit cadou un traforaj. Exact ca cel pe care il avea fratele meu in scoala generala, din mainile caruia au iesit figurine decorate cu creioane colorate, care pe mine ma fascinau. Eu n-am facut traforaj la lucru manual si tare rau imi pare. Dar, vorba aceea, niciodata nu-i prea tarziu! Asa ca saptamana trecuta ne-am incumetat si am gandit cateva design-uri care sa combine traforajul, pictura, pirogravura...Eu m-am ocpuat de partea colorata, iar Valentin a fost priceputul care a manuit traforajul. Si au iesit niste minunatii! Norisorul e primul din colectie si deja avem multe alte idei!

EN: In March I got as a present a fretsaw. Exactly like the one my brother had in the 4th grade, which he used to make all sort of figures which fascinated me. I didn't learn to use the fretsaw in school, but it's never too late, as they say. So, together with Valentin, we created some designs that combine the fretwork, wood burning and painting. He was the handy-man and used this new tool and I was the color touch. And the result was very pleasing. Now we have more and more ideas about new jewellery that we can't wait to create!

A venit si sezonul recoltelor (ce repede trec lunile) si gradina noastra se umple de fructe parfumate si roade colorate:) Ne bucuram in fiecare zi de zmeura, coacaze, dovlecei, ruccola, salata verde, busuioc, ceapa verde, usturoi, mazare si am ajuns chiar sa fim nevoiti sa le conservam (si pentru ca sunt din abundenta, dar si pentru a ne bucura la iarna de amintirile gustoase ale verii).

EN: It's harvest season already (how fast the months go by) and our garden is full of fresh, colorful fruits. we are enjoying every day raspberries, gooseberries, zucchini, ruccola, lettuce, basil, onions, garlic, peas and we even started to preserve some of them (because there is an abundance and we also want to enjoy in the winter these yummy summer treats).