Monday, March 31, 2014

Vicenza

My home for today is a small picturesque town called Vicenza, about an hour away from Venice. 
 Its villas and Teatro Olimpico deisgned by Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architect  in the history of Western architecture, have been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.


L'Invitation au Voyage

Looking forward to my trip to Venice later this week


Arizona Muse and Bowie at Venice carnival with a help of Louis Vuitton

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Electromagnetic: Modern Art in Northern Europe 1918–1931


Though artist like Fernard Léger and Juan Gris were working in Paris in 1920s, they also had a big impact on artist of Northern Europe. 

The exhibition curated by Gladys C. Fabre shed more light on the work of the Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian artists of the period.

The Basis of Concrete Painting (Art Concret, No. 1, April 1930)
  • Art in universal.
  • The construction of a painting and its elements should be simple and direct in its visualization.
  • The technique should be mechanical, that is to say, precise rather than impressionistic.

For me it was like a breath of fresh air... very impressive and inspiring

Torso, Christian Berg, Sweden


Design for a Monument, 1927, Henrik Olvi, Estonia





health-safe bottles by EQUA

I am the one who always carries a water bottle with them. I usually buy a water in plastic bottle and the reuse and refill the bottle with tap water for several weeks, sometimes even for a month. It is much talked about how reused plastic bottles can leach toxic chemicals, especially BPA that interferes with the body’s natural hormonal messaging system.

I had been thinking about buying a proper bottle for a while. However, I had't seen anything I like until I discovered EQUA bottles thank to Anna Elisabeth, who also designed a line of bottles for the company. EQUA is based in Slovenia and they produce BPA free plastic bottles and hand blown glass bottles.

I couldn't decide and bought two: 570ml glass bottle from CMYK collection and a 400ml Plain BPA-free plastic bottle. Both are suitable either for hot or cold drinks, the plastic one is also dishwasher-safe.

The best feature is that you can remove the cap and add lemon, cucumber, mint leaves, ginger etc. do make flavored and detox drinks. I am probably also going to use it to take hot tea or fresh smoothies with me when going out.

You can order the bottles online myequa.com









Thursday, March 27, 2014

From the Coolest Corner- Nordic Jewellery

The latest showcase at Estonian Museum of Applied and Design presents groundbreaking and fresh jewellery from Northern Europe, a comprehensive selection of 159 works by 61 artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Estonia. 

Go there to see how contemporary jewellery crosses the borders and explore pieces for which wearability is often the least important requirement. 

The exhibition is open in Tallinn until May 11, then it will move on to Gothenburg and Munich


Optimist and Pessimist 2012 /Clarice Finell, Finland

Note that these earrings and brooches have been carved from one piece of  quartz, nothing  is compounded in any way. 
Julia Maria Künnap, Estonia

Unfortunately I don't remember artists of the next two pieces below

 Margaret Sandström, Sweden

And last but not least, a neckpiece made of used plasticbags. I wouldn't have told!
Necklace Garland. 2010 /Aino Favén, Finland


Monday, March 24, 2014

Anneli Tammik FLOCK

This Anneli Tammik spring inspired exhibition is already the second but not the last jewellery exhibiton I'm going to tell you about this week.

FLOCK was something really heart-warming, delicate and pure. Just graceful beaded floating swans with accompanying lines of poetry.

Go and see it only until April 1st at HOP gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn







Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jewellery around the corner

If you have a chance then definitely go and look for this jewelry exhibition hidden in the courtyard of Hobusepea 2. It's opened only until this Saturday, March 22! 
 They have built a special greenhouse-looking construction to exhibit jewelry by the members of GRAM jewellery studio. I love how simple it looked - clear white stands, plain light bulbs and a breath of fresh air. 



works by Ettel Poobus

Sunday, March 16, 2014

blooming pink

NOVExpert pink clay face mask / dead roses from last weekend / Miss Dior fancy embroidery fragrance sample




Saturday, March 15, 2014

spring blues

I was longing for this baby blue leather jacket from Zara for quite a while... Finally the rational side in me took over and I got a black jacket and blue t-shirt instead… easy solutions

jacket - Zara, top - Monki



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

consumerism, at its best?

Photos by German photographer Andreas Gursky (b. 1951)
part of series 99 Cent II Diptychon
(fact: this photograph was sold in 2007 for $3,346,456) 


supermarket set for the Chanel fall 2014/15 show


Moschino fall 2014/15
I would personally never wear these Moschino looks, not only that they look hideous, but why should I want to be a walking-advertisement for such a brand as McDonald's… just doesn't sound right.




Sunday, March 9, 2014

IDEEVORM

Last Wednesday, Estonian Academy of Arts fashion and stylistics students' exhibition was opened  in the sky-high heights of Tallinn TV Tower. 
The exhibit feature students' work their experimental course "Idea form" supervised by Marit Ilison and  beautiful photos of the outcome by Maiken Staak.

Show is opened until May 5







Saturday, March 8, 2014

no seasonal affective disorder this year

With spring approaching, I'm stocking up on vitamins and invigorating treatments for skin

Pomegranate: for antioxidants, vitamins B, C and K, 
Balm Balm indulge all over balm: to nourish knees, elbows, feet and lips - shea butter and sunflower seed oil

 Orange: for vitamin C
Balm Balm detox body oil: to stimulate and refresh - ginger, lemon, lemongrass & juniper essential oils, evening primrose, rosehip oils.



Friday, March 7, 2014

follow annijurgenson.com on facebook

I finally made a facebook page for my jewelry to keep you updated about all the news
you're all welcome :)

In the picture: Turquoise blue, grey and pastel feather ear cuffs for spring 2014






Thursday, March 6, 2014

Loreal x Proenza Schouler nails

Whew,.. fashion weeks are over but  I still need time to look through all the photos and find my favorites. I'll start with my recollections from New York - all I remember from the Proenza Schouler show are the nice black and white graphic patterns. 
These came into my mind as soon as I saw a special Loreal Tweed Top Coat nailpolish which leaves a black&white texture on nails. 
It sounded like  really easy way how to adapt the Proenza look without waiting until fall2014. 











Ear cuffs in Vogue Russia

 Red gradient ear cuff was featured in Vogue Russia March 2014 shopping spread. The spread features "clash of the continents": India and Indians



Sunday, March 2, 2014

spa-day

(Loosisin täna välja ka etbese.ee 25€ kinkekaardi võitja, võtan võitjaga peagi ühendust ;) Aitäh kõigile osalemast! )


Besides tidying up my room and putting together moodboards for the new collections this weekend, I also experimented with beauty rituals I usually never have time for. 

I was eager to try out facial scrub set from French organic cosmetics brand Alorée  Chlorocosmetics. Such a name because they are the first to use chlorophyll, a tiny green molecule, in beauty products.

The kit comes with small dish with a spatula, a small jar of exfoliating seeds and sample of radiant mask.


Alorée Detox Facial Scrub Kit (olemas nt Kaubamajas ja allorganic.ee)

The exfoliating mix is made of olive kernel powder and Alfalfa seeds. That sounded intriguing to me as before I've seen only sugar, salt, coffee grounds and such things used as scrubs.

Probably the fact that you can do and mix something by yourself, makes the whole process more exciting… or I was just too bored before that..
Anyway you have to mix the seeds with a little amount of facial mask or face cleansing gel. This time I used the sample of Radiant Mask that came with the kit.
It seems to me that the amount of seeds will last for at least 10-15 uses.