31st of December is my favourite Day in the whole year. I still believe in magic and that all wishes which were made during this night and especially at the focal point of midnight will come true. We want to wish you all an amazing New Year Ahead!!! Love, be loved, create and inspire!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!









At this magical time of celebrations I would like to share with you some inspirational pictures of Sacred Architecture. 
Sacred architecture is a religious architectural practise concerned with the design and construction of places of worship and intentional spaces, such as churchesmosquessynagogues and templesSacred, religious and holy structures often evolved over centuries and were the largest buildings in the world, prior to the modern skyscraper. While the various styles employed in sacred architecture sometimes reflected trends in other structures, these styles also remained unique from the contemporary architecture used in other structures.






I love this period of time...Christmas rush is over, but you still have New Years Eve to celebrate. It is a perfect time for winter holidays. Go skiing or ice skating, play snow balls, enjoy winter, be marry and white ;)








In architecture a lightwell or air shaft is an unroofed external space provided within the volume of a large building to allow light and air to reach what would otherwise be a dark or unventilated area. Lightwells may be lined with glazed bricks to increase the reflection of sunlight within the space.
Lightwells serve to reduce the necessity for electric lighting and are a must have for lower ground floors to provide an internal open space for windows to give an illusion of having a view outside.





It's cold outside so it's time to get nice and snugly inside. Soft, warm sheepskins look great and are a lovely warm addition to a cosy, wintery interior.








Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other Commonwealth countries. Boxing Day originated in the middle of the nineteenth century in England under Queen Victoria. Celebration includes spending time with your family and close friends with a lot of food, fun and presents. Boxing Day menu could include Turkey from the day before, served with potato vegetables and different trimming.

Boxing Day is called so because of the custom on that day for tradesmen to collect their Christmas boxes or gifts in return for good and reliable service. The tradition of celebrating Boxing Day includes giving money and gifts to charities or people in need.

Nowadays, Boxing Day is all about presents and shopping. While government buildings and small business are closed, the shopping malls are filled with people trying to get a bargain.

There is also an interesting Boxing Day charity event called The Boxing Day Dip. During this event people in fancy dress swim in the sea. Fancy dips are taking place in several places around Europe, but the largest is held by the Lions Club of Sunderland, England. Participants are expected to wear fancy dress and jump into the North Sea.

Have a Great Boxing Day ;)




The day is finally here! Wishing our readers the most wonderful holidays and a peaceful Christmas full of family, friends and joy.







Merry Christmas from Scandinavia - to our Scandinavian, German and middle-European readers. The Eve of the 24th is the traditional Christmas celebration time for many people around the world and, being Finnish myself, this is when we celebrate.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!
Best wishes from Pia and Milena :)







I love Christmas lights (tasteful ones, of course). What better way to bring light to our short days and long evenings in winter time? Our suggestion would be to keep you Christmas lights more neutral, almost like 'winter lights' - that way, you can keep them up well into late January rather than having to take them down so soon! Let's banish those dark evenings!