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28.09.2009.

Jaw Drop Caps

D anas sam se ukljucila u cetvrti dan projekta Daily Drop Cap Dzesike His.

U uvodu ona kaze da ce svakog dana (ili bar RADNOG dana) postovati redom specijalno izradjen inicijal koji ce u tom stream-u ciniti alfabet napravljen sa ciljem da ulepsa blogove sirom planete. Evo kako to na mom blogu funkcionise u praksi. Toliko je divno da se u loop-u uporno pitam: Zasto se ja nisam setila toga... Desika je takva carica!

HVALA BOGICI!!!

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B
logs just got a lot happier.


Daily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by Jessica Hische. Intro to the project says: Each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere. So here's how it works. It is so lovely I keep wondering saying to myself in loop: Why don't I think of something this beautiful... Jessica is incredible!

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25.09.2009.

Pedro's Tough Love



KO ZNA kada novi Almodovarov film uopste dolazi kod nas? If ever...

Popularan je Pedro ovde, doci ce. Secam se kada smo u Takvudu gledali Pricaj s njom, neki red neprijatno blizu platna iz kog gledas okrecuci glavu kao da si na teniskom mecu a ne u bioskopu. Ipak, bila sam egzaltirana kao malo dete koje gleda vatromet. Sva ta mucnina prenaglasena i upakovana u zivopisne scenografije, glumce i kostime... Jedva cekam Broken Embraces. Odnosno Los Abrazos Rotos. U originalu zvuci tacnije, snaznije, modrije i crvenije. Evo jednog zanimljivog review-a i tizer trejlera, prepunog mucnine i zagrljaja.



Kad smo vec kod mucnine, da li ste citali Za Esme - sa ljubavlju i mucninom, J.D.Salingera? Eto jednog suggested reading-a za vas i to one click away, na jednoj cistoj, dizajnerski neobojenoj web strani sa koje mozete da iskopirate ceo tekst, fljusnete u svoj omiljeni text editing program i odstampate na par listova. Pa citate po zelji i meri. Plus, ako odete jedan korak nazad u strukturi tog sajta, naci cete gomilu Selindzera, zapravo sve osim Grede i Sejmura.

Za roundup posta, jos par slika iz filma:




i poljubac za Vericu!
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I WONDER when will the new movie by Pedro Almodovar come to Belgrade? If ever...

He's popular here, I certainly hope we'll see the movie. One way or another. If you know what I mean. I remember when we watched his Habla Con Ella, sitting in a row way too close to the screen, turning our heads left and right like we've come to the tennis match and not the movies. Nevertheless, I was so thrilled. Like a child watching fireworks. All that heavy gut feeling, everything colorful and wrapped into
picturesque scenery, actors and costumes. I can't wait to watch Broken Embraces. That is Los Abrazos Rotos. Sounds so much more right, more powerful, indigo, bruised and deep red. Here's one interesting review and this teaser trailer, filled with qualm and embraces. see clip

Speaking of
squalor, have you read For Esmé - with Love and Squalor by J.D.Salinger? Here's one suggested reading for you and it's only one click away, on this clear, non designed web page. Copy the text and place it in your usual text editing program, print on a few pages and carry with. Plus, if you go one step backwards in that site's structure, you'll find almost all that Salinger wrote, everything except the Beam and Seymour.

For this post's roundup, a few images from the movie. see images
and a kiss for Verica

24.09.2009.

Pretty like a Peony

PONELO ME JE, priznajem. Novi parfem sa bozurom. Zove se Pretty.

S ozbirom na joga vizuelni identitet koji sam sebi priredila, sa osnovnim, prolecnim i zlatnim letnjim bozurima, mogla bih da izjavim da je bozur moj omiljeni cvet. Tako pun, ogroman, nezan, premirisan, sa cvrstim loptastim pupoljkom na osnovu kog se ne moze znati koje ce boje biti raspuknuti cvet, pa sa onim spektakularnim topotom teske gomile latica koje se stropostavaju na sto kada otcvetaju svoje. Bozur je cudestan.

Ah da, pa da li ste videli moju profil sliku (taken by Irena Inumaru)? Ja na festivalu bozura u tokijskom Ueno Parku.

Ponelo me je jos nesto. Reklamna kampanja. Nasli su me. Cozy dom prepun bozura, brodski pod, velika stylish bela lajsna koja se visoko penje uza zid. Par toplo belih drvenih komada namestaja, neke knjige kao losos steaks na podu. I tapete. Veliki bozuri koji se rascvetavaju kada se devojka u reklami naparfemise. Za svojim toaletnim stocicem. Eto koliko je meni potrebno.


A sam parfem, danas sam ga testirala. Pa, it's pretty. Fin je, sladak, topao i decentan, bocica vam sjajno opisuje kakav je. Sto se mene tice, treba mu malo bezobrazluka, truncica ludila, quirkiness i hrabrost. Malo stava. Hm, zapravo, onda bi postao Stella in Two Peony. Eh, kakav je to parfem... Sa mogucnoscu doziranja kombinatorikom liquid/solid... Zapravo sve sto hocu da kazem je da, i ako je kampanja carobna, sa tom kombinacijom obicne kao starinske i 3d ilustracije, za mene je bozur vise nego samo pretty.

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IT GOT TO ME, I'll admit. There's a new peony perfume and it's called Pretty.

Take my yoga visuals for example. There's that basic, spring and golden summer set. I guess I could say that peonies are my favorite flowers. They're so full, huge, tender, fabulously scented, with that form round bud that doesn't reveal what color is coming, then that incredible rumbling of the whole bunch of heavy petals falling down when the flower is done blooming. Peonies are miraculous. Oh yes you've seen my profile pic already? Taken by Irena Inumaru, it is me on Peony Festival in Tokyo's Ueno Par.

And oh yes, there's something else. That campaign. They really got me. Cozy home full of peonies, wooden floor, big stylish border climbing high to the wall. A few warm white wooden pieces of furniture and some kind of salmon steak looking books on the floor. And those wallpapers. Huge peonies starting to bloom when the girl sprays the perfume sitting by her makeup table. Enough.

And the perfume itself, I tested it today. Well, it's pretty. Nice and sweet, warm and decent. The bottle describes perfectly what's it like. As far as I'm concerned it needs a bit of sassiness, a hint of quirkiness and bravery. Some attitude. Well, I guess it would make him Stella in Two Peony. What a perfume that is... Whit it's liquid/solid combination options... Actually, what I'm trying to say is that, even though the campaign is just adorable with that old botanical like illustration combined with 3d, to me, peony is more than just pretty.

23.09.2009.

I ♥ Tech: TECH JOY

S OBZIROM da sam po prirodi addictive, sebi dozvoljavam tech update samo ponekad.

Prokletnici su napravili previse predivnih tech stvarcica, da ne kazem gedzeta. Medju tim prokletnicima prednjace prokleti Japanci. Kada sam se nasla u samo jednom mikro delicu
Akihabare bila sam na korak ispred samosagorevanja, vaporizacije ili dezintegrisanja usled overloada usplahirenjem od svih tih spravica.

Evo najnovijeg update-a, po zastarelosti informacije shvaticete da se nisam odavno prikljucivala na Akihabara News.

Najpre, carobna stanica za dopunjavanje. Kablovi sakriveni ispod nekakve pretpostavljam gumi trave. A i spravice na punjenju cini se uzivaju. Ovako se ja osecam kad legnem na travu, kao da sam na punjenju. CHARGING STATION, $27 u Kikkerland prodavnici.



Onda jedan vrlo kul USB hub. KASETA. Nuff said. £12.99
I druga stvar, FOLDERIX FLASH DRIVE Arta Lebedeva. 4GB. ~31.43€

Jedan super fun and fancy shmancy hub, Ora Ito za LaCie. Meduza sa savitljivim pipcima, ova multifunkcionalna jedinica izgleda fino danju a sa LED svetlascima kao mali svemirski brod nocu. $79.99

I last, but not least, nesto sto mi je uzivo ispred nosa, FLOWER HUB. Sa cetiri crvene glossy lalice na gibljivim zelenim kablicima, sve to posadjeno u jednu malu belu saksiju. Nestabilna, ali preslatka. $23.00 (jeftinije na Amazonu ali ne leti do nas)

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GIVING I'm pretty addictive, I allow myself only occasional updates on tech news.

Those damn thinky people thought of way too many adorable tech thingies. Amongst those damn people the worst are those crazy Japanese. When I found myself browsing through Akihabara, I was standing one step away from getting disintegrated with over-excitement caused by the tech overload. So here's my latest update, by the staleness of these so called news, you'll get the idea how long it's been since I've checked Akihabara News.

The first of all, there's this magical
CHARGING STATION. Cords hidden beneath this supposedly gummy grass. And those gadgets seem to enjoy themselves resting out there on the faux grass. Exactly how I feel lying on the grass. Like charging. $27 in Kikkerland store.

Then, one really neat USB hub. The tape. Cassette. Nuff said. £12.99
And another thingy, FOLDERIX FLASH DRIVE by Art Lebedev. ~31.43€
One super fun and fancy shmancy hub, Ora Ito for LaCie. Medusa with flexible tentacles, this multifunctional unit looks fine by day and pimped by colored LED lights like a small NLO by night. $79.99
And last, but not least, something standing on my table, FLOWER HUB. With its four glossy red tulips standing on gummy green cords, and all four planted in this white little pot. Unsteady, but adorable. $23.00 (cheaper@Amazon)

22.09.2009.

Fresh celeb chic

MODA je za mene konstantan izvor inspiracije. Boje, teksture, duzine, oblici... Kao i hrana, muzika, tehnologija... Aktuelno se u svim tim oblastima otelotvoruje i uvek je zanimljivo videti majstore u svojoj bransi kako ono sto je u vazduhu, neopipljivo, cine vidljivim.

U ovom tranzicionom periodu, kada nas dvoje zivimo u kolima u zguzvanu odecu navlacimo direktno iz kofera (izvin'te na privatizaciji), kupovanje velikih teskih papirnih magazina bilo bi van pameti. Za sada, nista od temeljnog rezidencijalnog uzivanja. Zato su mi NYMag-ovi listinzi friskih revija sa nedelje mode kao melem na ranu. Za sada samo dve upravo predstavljene kolekcije:

ELEY KISHIMOTO, za koje sam vec uveliko razvila obozavanje, i samo kad vidim njih dvoje zajedno taj osecaj me preplavi i opet nasmeje. Kombinacija Japana i Evrope kao iz snova.




I nesto novo za mene - PETER SOM. Neki young new royalty stil, kao smisljeno za Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloë Sevigny ili Stingovu cerku Coco Sumner, tako te neke stvarno chic cice/mlade dame.


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FASHION is a huge source of inspiration for me. Colors, textures, lenghts, shapes... Just like through food, music, technology, all the current streams are made visible. It is so wonderful to see the masters capturing the feel that's in the air.

In this strange transitional period for us, a time when we pick our clothes directly from the suitcases (sorry for being too personal), so buying a huge paper mag like French Vogue is totally out of the question. For now, one thorough residential paper browse is absolutely out of the question. At the time, NYMag's fashion week listings fit like a glove. At this moment, here are the two shows that just took place:

ELEY KISHIMOTO, that I utterly adore, just seeing those two together on the runway at the end of the show makes me smile with joy. That is just like how their clothes is like - a lovely Japan-Europe combo.

And something brand new for me -
PETER SOM. This young new royalty style, like it's meant for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloë Sevigny or Sting's daughter Coco Sumner, all those realy chic chicks/young dames.

21.09.2009.

YeeHaw on Etsy



NEDAVNO SAM na Etsy-ju naisla na YeeHaw, prodavnicu, slovoslagacnicu, stampariju.

YeeHaw radionica nalazi se na Thunder Roadu, Knoxville, Tennessee, USofA. Sve starinski, rucni slog, drvena slova. Na trecoj godini fakulteta smo imali srecu da u okviru Tipografije jedan rad izvedemo u slovoslagacnici, maloj radionici u podzemlju zgrade rektorata Univerziteta umetnosti. Kako je to dobar osecaj! Izvlacenje preteskih plitkih fiokica krcatih olovnim slovima, sve poslagano ogledalski naopako i spremno za boju i otisak. Tada sam se zaljubila u Gill Sans.


Nego, da se vratimo na YeeHaw. Oni prave diiiivne stvari. Sve ono sto zamisljam na nekom zidicu u kujni. Starinske botanicke ilustracije u formi prelepih cestitki, cisto grafickih. Ovakvi printovi me vracaju na stanoviste da su dve boje sve sto je dizajneru potrebno. Za ovakve cestitike, u Yeehaw radnji postoje i kao stvoreni ramovi, smekerski drveni, kao stari. Takvi me uvek podsete na onu pricu da se rad na enterijeru jednog chic njujorskog restorana zavrsava tako sto ekipa arty zanatlija uleti i krene u akciju majstorskog patiniranja.




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I FOUND this great Etsy store called YeeHaw a few days ago. They make posters, calendars, note cards, all by hand.

YeeHaw
custom letterpress printmaking and design shop is sutuated on Thunder Roadu, Knoxville, Tennessee, USofA. It is one good old fashioned typesetting letterpressing workshop. Back at the Faculty (of Applied Arts here in Belgrade, Serbia), we were lucky to have this course as a part of the Typography lectures. So we spent some time at the Faculty's typesetting workshop. What a ride that was! Pulling out those broad andshallow way to heavy drawers packed with lead letters, everything flipped, reflected and ready to get set in those forms and printed. That's when I fell in love with Gill Sans.

But, to go back to YeeHaw. They make lovelt stuff. Everything I picture on my kitchen wall, those old botanical illustrations printed like cards and ready to frame. Purely graphical, they make me remember that two well paired colors are all a designer needs. For these cards, YeeHaws offering the perfect frames to put the cards in, those really cool old looking wooden frames that remind me of that story that the interiour of a chic NYC restaurant is not done until one arty craftsmen crew doesn't fix it giving it one rusty glow.

20.09.2009.

Dis-patch Handlettered



OSMI NASTAVAK beogradskog festivala Dis-patch ima zanimljiv vizuelni identitet koji je i ove godine osmislio i izveo njihov resident dizajner, Nebojsa Cvetkovic.

Na tragu njegove serije velikih sito grafika, Graphisms, njegovi prepoznatljivi crtezi, efektan odnos linije i povrsine, jasni tonovi snaznih boja, sjajan osecaj za kompoziciju. I naravno, rucno pisan tekst, koji je njegova specijalnost, jaka strana koju odlicno koristi. Plus, ovog puta i razlicito od Graphisms, ilustracije koje su izrasle i srasle sa kolazima u Nebojsinom specificno duhovitom maniru. Vizuelni identitet ovogodisnjeg festivala se tako priblizio sanjalackim i kapricioznim ilustracijama/kolazima Sare Faneli. U nekakvoj decackoj interpretaciji.

Razglednice su tu i tamo po gradu i sjajne su za sakupljanje.



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THE EIGHT SEQUAL to Belgrade's
Dis-patch Festival has this very interesting visual identity made by thier resident designer Nebojsa Cvetkovic.

Following his previous series of large prints named Graphisms, his distinctive drawings still have that great feel of the interaction of line and larger colored surfaces, clear bright color tones, great sense of composition. And, huge portions of handlettered text in different styles and sizes, his specialty, stronger side that he uses knowingly. Plus, this time and differing from Graphisms, illustrations grew out of it to this new set dyed in his specific sense of humor. This years visual identity for Dis-patch festival is incredibly close to dreamy and whimsy collage illustrations by Sara Fanelli. The atmosphere interpreted by a boy.

The postcards are scattered across the Belgrade and perfect to collect.

18.09.2009.

Tretorn Family




JUCE SU MI SE
, u najavi izlaska Tretornove jesenje/zimske kolekcije, u Inbox srucili ANA+MAURO!!!




Dvoje diiiivnih mladih ljudi, zabavnih, prijatnih, vrednih i veselih, bili su uhiceni tiho cucoreci u jednom Milanskom bistrou. Pola godine posle, njih dvoje su zastitna lica Tretorna za novu, hladnu sezonu.





Inace, Tretornova najnovija prodavnica otvorena je prosle godine u Njuroskom SoHo-u, u magicnom kraju gde su Vosges cokolade, Korres kozmetika i Jonathan Adler na par koraka. Obozavam njihov Svedski stav, stil i odsustvo buke, bistrinu i ozbiljnost. Oslikana u novoj kolekciji, ovako izgleda Tretorn porodica.


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YESTERDAY, announcing the latest, FW09 collection for Tretorn, ANA+MAURO landed to my Inbox!!!

The two incredibly dear young people, fun, nice, hardworking and joyful, they were caught quietly chatting in a Milan cafe. Half a year after, they're the new faces for Tretorn's cold season.

Tretorn's latest flagship store is opened last year in New York's SoHo, the magical neighborhood that holds Vosges Chocolates, Korres cosmetics and Jonathan Adler stores all within a walking distance. I just adore their Swedish attitude, style and lack of fuss, clearness and seriousness in approach. Pictured in this new collection, here's how Tretorn family would look like. see image

16.09.2009.

Me on Decor8!

CINI MI SE da sam na Decor8 prvi put naisla na flickr-u i pocela da pratim blog divne Holly dok je jos bila na blogspotu. Stavise, kada malo preturim po glavi, cini mi se da sam prvi put pomislila da bih mogla da napravim svoj blogic bas uzivajuci u Decor8. Onda je mala Holly narasla i preselila se na novu adresu. I dalje sa istim zarom, preciznoscu strogog oka koje u svoj mali sajber vrt pusta samo prelepe stvari, ona odrzava reputaciju i njen je blog u milijardu blog rolova. Svaka smizla koja voli da uziva u svakodnevnom lepom ima njen blog na speed dialu.

Upravo zato sto je tako vazna u nasem univerzumu, presrecna sam i preponosna sto je juce napravila jedan divan i jako opsiran post o mom radu, blogu i portfoliu. Nadahnuto je zakljucila tekst recenicom koja mi mnogo znaci i uverava da sam na dobrom putu i da ono sto osecam uspevam da transponujem u komunikativnu celinu koja govori upravo ono sto zelim da kazem. A sam naslov - Jana Orsolic: Eye Candy. Divno!

Thank you, Holly!

p.s. Ovo ce me svakako naterati da budem malo vrednija sa prevodima!



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I THINK I first found Decor8's stream on
flickr and started following Holly's lovely blog when she had a blogspot address. As a mater of fact, coming to think of it, I may have gotten the idea to start my own blog enjoying Decor8. After some time, Decor8 grew and its address changed to where it is now, it grows watered by her enormous enthusiasm and the eye for perfection. She fills her cyber garden of loveliness with only the best, and her reputation is huge and getting bigger. Her blog is in a zillion blog rolls I've seen. All those gals looking for beautiful in everyday life have Decor8 on their speed dials.

That is why what happened yesterday is such a big deal for me. She made one lovely and huge post about my work, about my blog and my portfolio site. She closed the post with the lovely paragraph that gave me a huge boost to go on. It assured me that I'm managing to design how I feel and that it communicates with people. And the title of the post is adorable: Jana Orsolic: Eye Candy.

Thank you, Holly!

p.s. This will surely make me be much more agile to translate my posts to English!

15.09.2009.

MY PORTFOLIO

PONOSNA SAM I PRESRECNA sto najzad mogu da vas pozovem da procunjate kroz moj zvanicni online portfolio!






Sve to uz svesrdnu nesebicnu pomoc i beskrajno strpljenje tolerantnog zvera - Dzonstera D Monstera! HVAAAAAAALA!

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I'M SUPER PROUD AND HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that I finally I'm here to invite you to browse through my official online portfolio! All this made possible with a huge help from my friend, infinitely patient and super tolerant beast - Dzonstera D Monstera! THAAAAAAAAAANKS!

14.09.2009.

LED Trio

NE MOGU DA VERUJEM da do sada nisam pisala nista o mom japanskom LED trojcu: LUMINODOT, TENORI-ON i TENGU. Festival svetlosti me je ponovo podsetio na njih.


LUMINODOT je moje omiljeno svetlucajuce cudo - kutija sa rupicama u koje se ubacuju diode u 12 razlicitih boja koje formiraju sliku. Nesto nalik bockalicama koje smo imali kad smo bili mali, samo sto BOCKALICE SADA SVETLE! Kakav savrsen customizable art piece za nas buduci dom! Preturajte po sajtu, ali dok ne vidite ovaj stop-animirani promo filmic nece vam biti ni poluzamislive mogucnosti:




TENORI-ON je Yamahina cudesna muzicko svetlosna kutija. Ne znam ni sta bih vam rekla osim da se muzicari sirom sveta silno zabavljaju. Ukratko: a 16x16 matrix of LED switches allows everyone to play music intuitively, creating a "visible music" interface.



TENGU, dragi Tengu. To je obicni beli plasticni blok sa crvenim diodama koje prosijavaju kroz mlecnu povrsinu i cine njegovo lice. Diode se ukljucuju i iskljucuju u ritmu muzike ili price koju proizvodi kompjuter na koja ga prikacite i cini da se Tenguovo lice menja, on kao da prica i peva. Zasto ga nisam kupila u Tokiju... pitajte me...


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I CANNOT BELIEVE that I haven't written a thing about my favorite Japanese LED trio: LUMINODOT, TENORI-ON and TENGU. Belgrade Festival of light reminded me of them again.

LUMINODOT is my favorite twinkling wonder - black box with a bunch of small holes intended to make room for LED lamps made in 12 different colors. And they create an image. What a perfect customizable art piece for our future home! Browse through the official Luminodot site, but until you take a look at this stop animation promo movie you won't be starting to imagine the possibilities. see clip

TENORI-ON iz Yamaha's amazing light + sound box. I have no ide where to start telling you about this crazy incredible wonderful project, but the musicians around the world are going mad playing with this thing. In short: a 16x16 matrix of LED switches allows everyone to play music intuitively, creating a "visible music" interface.
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TENGU, dear Tengu. It is one plain plastic white box with red LEDs inside. They're glowing through the milky surface creating his face. Diodes are turning on and off following the music from your computer, making Tengus faces change, making him look like he's singing or talking. Why didn't I buy one in Tokyo... I have no idea... I guess I was overwhelmed.
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11.09.2009.

Belgrade Shimmering

SINOC JE u Kulturnom centru Grad svecano otvoren festival Beograd svetlosti.

Grad je bio prepun lepih nepoznatih ljudi, onaj osecaj kao da si u belome svetu. Specijalni cvetni aranzmani po stolovima sa perfektno infiltriranim strukovima premirisnog bosiljka, nesto odabranog propagandnog materijala.

Kada, znajuci za reputaciju Svedske, vidite A4 brosuru od 50-ak stranica sa naslovom FACING THE FUTURE, unutra mora biti nesto vredno stampanja. Podnaslov - SUSTAINABILITY THE SWEDISH WAY. Slike, tekst i stav, upravo kako mislim da treba i kako mislim da ovde nikada nece biti. Kao neka bajka, oaza. Dobro mesto za disanje, mozganje i uzgajanje malisana.

Fin prelom, nenametljiv i funkcionalan, sa dominantnom Futurom. Uredno i prirodno, fotke lepo odabrane, ciste i stvarne. Evo samo jednog primera, uz naslov WHEN CARING PAYS ruke koje drze krhku zabicu. A ruke sa nekim realnim, nemanikirisanim noktima. Fino, ugodno, 5 billion light years away od nas. Then again, i vecine ostatka sveta. Kako se napaja zgrada u kojoj zivite, kako je gajena plantaza na kojoj je uzgajan pamuk od kog je napravljena vasa odeca, sta jedete i odakle to dolazi... Bacite pogled na EcoChic brosuricu i pretresite sajt Svedskog Instituta.



Ketering (by Windmill) k'o iz price, specijalno kreiran za ovu zgodu, precizan zalogajcic koji izgleda ovako: tortilja sa lososom i renom, urolana i isecena na kratke rolnice. Kao neki svedski sushi. Eto vam jos jedne veze Skandinavije i Japana. Sredine koje su odbacivanjem i prociscavanjem sa razlicitih strana dosle do istog.

A onda jos, i povrh svega, da potvrdi i zapecati, DJ Dimos koji u kasni cas pusta japanski pop i guzva krece da djuska u stilu 60-ih.

Krasno kasnoletnje vece kraj reke bese to.

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LAST NIGHT in Grad Cultural Center Belgrade got its Festival called Belgrade of Light. Grad was filled with beautiful people, that feeling when you're away from home. Special flower arrangements with perfectly infiltrated bunches of incredibly strong basil inside. Some handpicked promo material.

When, knowing about Sweden's reputation you see A4 brochure counting some 50 pages under the title FACING THE FUTURE, you know there's got to be something worth printing inside. Subtitled - SUSTAINABILITY THE SWEDISH WAY. Pictures, words, attitudes, exactly how I think things should be, and also think that it'll never get that way around here. It's like a living fairytale, an oasis. A good place to breathe, think and raise kiddies. Nice layout, fine and functional, with Futura dominating. Neat and natural, finely picked photos, clean and real. Here's an example, along with the title saying WHEN CARING PAYS two hands holding a tiny delicate frog. And those hands, real, nice and unmanicured. Everything cozy and 5 billion light years away. From us, but I believe from the biggest part of the rest of the world, also. How is the building you live in supplied with energy, who cares for the plantage where the plants used to make your clothes grow, what you eat and where does your food come from... take a look at EcoChic brochure and browse through the Swedish Institute web site.

Dreamy catering (by Windmill) tailor made for this opportunity only, one precise bite looking like this: a tortilla with salmon and horseradish pâté, rolled and cut into short rolls. Like some kind of Swedish sushi. Here's another Scandinavia-Japan link for you. Starting at different points, they both reduced and distilled to come to very similar conclusions. (Further look ups: smörgåsbord). And furthermore, to seal the deal, late hour's DJ Dimos' set consisted of pure Japanese pop only. The crowd goes dancing in the 60's manner.

One precious late summer evening by the river it was.

10.09.2009.

Kafana NYC




U NJUJORKU
je prosle godine otvorena КАФАНА.


Vladimir Ocokoljic, vlasnik prvog srpskog restorana u Njujorku, smestio je Kafanu na Aveniju C (tacnije 116 Avenue C, izmedju 7th St. & 8th St.) i izgradio joj dobro ime deklarisuci je kao mesto za jedenje svinjetine. Daleko od mog izbora hrane, ipak, cini mi se da bih svratila u Kafanu kada sledeci put budem posecivala Njujork.

Zapravo mi se cini da bih jos vise volela da Beograd ima ovakav restoran, da se isto zove, da isto izgleda, da mu logo bude bas ovakav, vizitke, jelovnik, pa i izbor jela. Da salvete budu bas ovakve, escajg identican, enterijer. Da jela budu ovako direktna, jednostavna i kao sto ih znamo, samo malo preokrenuta, uoblicena i adaptirana za novo doba. Dok Kafana ne stigne u Beograd, Zaplet je usamljen.






Mislim da je dobar opis onoga sto jeste i kako stvari stoje, poslednji deo clanka o Kafani koju je objavio njujorski Sun i koji kaze:

The word "refreshing" isn't quite appropriate in conjunction with such heavy, meaty fare, but there's something very ... invigorating about Kafana's Old World traditionalism, in a culinary climate that's so enthralled with newness, it keeps forgetting its roots, and stumbling over them.

izvori informacija i fotografija: nycgo, nysun, nymag, thrillist

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LAST YEAR in New York a restaurant named КАФАНА, that is KAFANA, was opened. In Serbian it's a word for an old school restaurant, something like INN.

Vladimir Ocokoljic, the owner of the first Serbian restaurant in NYC, placed the joint on the Avenue C, (116 Avenue C, between 7th St. & 8th St. to be precise) and built it a good reputation declaring it to be a pork eating place. Far from my food choice, I think Kafana would surely be a stop on my next visit to NYC. Actually, I'd prefer it if Belgrade (Serbia's capital) itself had a place like this, with the same name, the same looks, logo, business cards, napkins and cutlery exactly like this, interiors too. Menu design, and yes, even the meals on it. Traditional meals with the well known attitude, all direct, simple and without any drastic twists, and then all that with just a hint of a twist, tightened and updated. Until Kafana arrives to Belgrade, Zaplet will be alone in its strides.

I think that the exact correct view on this kind of place is the one that journalist from NY Sun gave in the last paragraph. It says: The word "refreshing" isn't quite appropriate in conjunction with such heavy, meaty fare, but there's something very ... invigorating about Kafana's Old World traditionalism, in a culinary climate that's so enthralled with newness, it keeps forgetting its roots, and stumbling over them.

souces of information and photos: nycgo, nysun, nymag, thrillist


09.09.2009.

Coming Up



KADA PRICAMO o filmovima ja sam vam tip persone koja se previse uzivljava u sve
te stvari te stoga trileri, drame, bolnicke serije i parapshihologija ne dolaze u obzir. Dakle, sto se kratkih formi tice - sitkomi, sto se duzih formi tice - smekerske pljacke, komedije, both romanticne (Ben Stiller) i brutalnije (Will Ferrell), mjuzikli (stari, novi, ne pravim pitanje samo da imaju magiju) i naravno crtaci. Zapravo, pravi presek imate u onom mom novogodisnjem postu Popcorn Time.

Plus, sve to po mogucnosti u bioskopu, u okruzenju gde u gledanju filma pauza nije opcija. I naravno, u obzir dolaze samo ozbiljni bioskopi, sa dobrim udobnim sedistima i grejanjem kada mu je vreme. Naravno, to prati i zvuk pojacan do nivoa cepanja jogistickih osetljivih usiju i guzve pomahnitalih tinejdzera kojima je shopping mall izlazak, ali uzimajuci u obzir ciljnu grupu filmova koji mene zanimaju, nema mesta gundjanju, n'est pas? Ionako kada udjemo u salu, svako sa svojom kanticom kokica, ugase se svetla i proguta nas platno, guzva ionako nestaje jer su auditorijumi isprojektovani tako da ti ni dvometras sa izdzikljalom ladnom trajnom ne moze omesti zadovoljstvo.

Mom opsegu interesovanja se 13. oktobra pridruzuje i najnoviji Pixar/Disney crtani film Do neba (u originalu Up). Na Pixarovom blogu procitajte oficijelni size, ja bih rekla da sve pocinje kada glavnom liku, chicici koji (mimo bilo kakvih politickih uplitanja) neodoljivo lici na Dobricu Cosica, pukne film. I onda sve krece... On i mali debeli izvidjac sa bezbroj znacki se nadju u bezbroj sarenih situacija.


Evo trejlera i super velikih plakata tri glavna lika za oni koje vole hi res fajlove.

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TALKING ABOUT MOVIES I'm the kind of person that fall for these things, getting too involved, so thrillers, dramas, hospital series and parapsychology are out of the question. So, as far as short forms are concerned - sitcoms, and the long ones - smart robberies, comedies, both romantic (Ben Stiller) and more brutal ones (Will Ferrell), musicles (old, new, doesn't matter, as long as there is magic) and, naturally, cartoons. As a matter of fact, a proper sampling is made in that old post of mine called Popcorn Time.

Plus, all that in real movie theater, where pressing the pause button is not the option. Of course, you have to be prepared that the sound is going to be out of this planet, too loud for ones yogically sensitive ears and hordes of wild teens that find a shopping mall the most perfect place to go out. But, taking the range noted above into consideration who am I to nag. When we go into the dark big room holding a huge bag of popcorn, everything just sinks and with those new theaters not even a basketball guy with a perm cannot take away your movie thrill.

Anyway, I've got a new thing coming to my will-most-surely-see list. It's a Pixar/Disney cartoon called Up. You'll find the official synopsis on Pixar's blog, I'd say that everything starts happening when a guy looking just like Dobrica Cosic (without getting into politics or anything), gets sick of it. Everything rolls from there. He and his little fatty scout friend get into a whole bunch of colorful situations.

Here's the trailer and super big posters with images of the three key characters for those who like it hi-res.

08.09.2009.

Moleskine Volant



MOLESKINE VOLANT je novija serija svescica iz legendarne italijanske fabrike.

Mekih korica, kupuju se u setovima od dva komada sa koricama u dva tona iste boje. Osim crne, tu u paketu dobijete - dve crne. Pored ovih na slici gore, najnoviji entry su crvene i nebeski plave.

Ako ste imali makar jedan MOLESKINE, verovatno ste kupili i sledeci. Sa tanjusnim listovima za pisanje, debljim za izdrzljivije radove, sa genijalnim dzepom na unutrasnjoj strani zadnje korice, jednim stosom perforiranih listova na kraju, u nekim verzijama sa mestom za upisivanje imena vlasnika i novca koji se nudi pronalazacu kao nagrada.

MOLESKINE nosi specificnu tezinu i dignitet koji daje pisanim beleskama i sada kada sve kucamo potrebno je da vam beleznica to daje. Ako se odlucite za rokovnik tvrdih korica treba vam ozbiljnost, trajnost i otpornost na habanje. Tanke male sveske su super zgodne za cus u torbu ili malo veci dzep mantila, one srednje perfektne za ideje. Fine, nenametljive, sa onim divnim tankim toplo belim papirom, mame na pisanje. Ugodne su i ciste, pravi italijanski klasik. Kao nekakav evropski Muji. Jednostavno i funkcionalno. Za mene su nekakav kontrolor kvaliteta. Ne trpe vrljave ispade, traze da svaka strana bude smisleno ispunjena.

Ove iz Volant serije, sa koricama u boji malo olabavljuju tu slatku presiju.
PHOTO colloco


Ah, da, uz ovako klot i stylish sveskice ide i neko razbijanje. Uz jednu ozbiljnu crnu sasvim solidno ide It's So Involved Being Me Organizer a uz ove roze Volant perfektno ce se ukombinovati Domestically Disabled Notepad. Oba iz serije Anne Taintor za Chronicle books. I naravno, jedna od solja iz iste serije. Moji favoriti: Camping, Dreamed, Opinion.

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