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August2018

Summer Gift Wrapping DIY With Flowers & Geometric Concrete by PASiNGA blog

Bright as summer - a gift wrapping mix of some garden flowers, dried and fresh with a mix of different geometric concrete pendants and not to forget wrapping papers as well as Furoshiki.

Maybe just the right way to say thanks!

 ... read on

 


August2018

 Gallery Wall Happiness, Diy Ideas In Black & White With A Touch Of Gold by PASiNGA blog

Regardless of what style your room is you can't go wrong by adding a black and white art print. Monochrome displays are not just modern or minimal they can also add depth, warmth and if you choose a softer grey scale print calmness. It is no secret that I am in love with black and white photography but as much as I love my work I think it is best displayed together with other artistic works. Nevertheless, an art wall is to reflect you, to enjoy your likes and fascination, life moments ... read on

 


August2018

The PASiNGA blog challenge, a daily monochrome still-life for everyday of August

Can you believe it - it's August already?!

At least to me this year is going fast. I am working on a lot of new designs as well as unique sculptures. I also took a couple of commissions this summer and as odd as things sound I am working on an awful lot of Christmas - designs, photos, an exciting blog post collaboration and more. But I noticed that my little universe of creating and crafting took over and I am not good with sharing all my work with you. Even worse, I have to admit that I have fallen a bit out of love with Twitter, Facebook and so on but I am so grateful to all of you and your support! So here we go - I am going to challenge myself to a daily post of monochrome sculptural beauty!  ... read on.         - updated daily -

 


July2018

Summer Party Wreath Diy With Copper, Geometric Concrete & Greenery by PASiNGA blog

Traditional, a round summer wreath, don't you think?, yet fresh and different - well, thank you gorgeous!!! I was hoping you would think that, I was aiming for something familiar yet with a modern minimal maybe even edgy twist. But it was important too that not much is needed to quickly create this contemporary wreath, for example for an event. ... read on

 


July2018

Growing Air Plants For Seeds, Blooming Tillandsia Abdita by PASiNGA

Here we go - I think we are about two months in and I am happy to report things are slow but successful so far.

 

It looks like that the decision to have the seeds sit, well almost swim, in a proper wet environment was a good one as it has triggered the seeds to grow. As for the temperature, I have to admit that I did not make a fuss about that and decided, since I can't offer a greenhouse, the windowsill at room temperature must do. But, I have to admit, I talk to my plants quite a bit, so maybe that helped ;)   ... read on

 


July2018

Introducing My Dearest Friends New Blog by PASiNGA

I am so delighted to announce that my dearest and very talented friend has dared a new challenge. She started her own blog and website 'heidimerglarchitect.com' next to her full time job as an architect and being a guest blogger for pasinga.com. Awesome!! 

 

  ... read on


July2018

Geometric Modular Concrete Blocks by PASiNGA

Another big batch of unique geometric concrete modular sculpture solids is here!

I am so excited to write this update today. The first batch of these versatile solids was thanks to you a great success and the second batch has been available to you for about 3 weeks. Thank you for waiting so patiently while I crafted the sets and some of you have already called first dips!  ... read on ...

 


July2018

The new concrete ornament collection kicking off with a wreath diy, blog post by PASiNGA

New shapes, new sizes and the choice between generously sized silver or gold coloured wire loops for easy hanging options. It was a joy designing the second collection of my concrete ornaments as I had even more decor ideas and uses in mind. Not to forget your kind feedback!

Let's get started on working with them!  I know the diamond shape is a classic and your favourite so far, well - mine too. I adjusted the design to make them sturdier and even easier to work with.    ... read on ...

 


June2018

Geometric Concrete Photography Props and Jewellery Styling Inspiration, blog post by PASiNGA

I have heard about 'hygge' a while back and thought well, fair enough I like to cosy up, get the kettle on and the cosy blanket out. Done, right?!

Well, I went to Copenhagen during spring this year and of course what was the most interesting thing to bring back 'The little book of hygge' by Meik Wiking. I read it and found loads of habits and ideas on how we should make us all feel better. All nice and jolly. Thing is though, recently I came across more and more posts and articles like 'Hygge on a budget', 'Hygge vs Minimalism', 'Hygge for home and work' and so on. And two weeks ago I went to Germany, just to visit family over the weekend, you know the hygge way. At the airport I browsed some magazines and found that they even just published a magazine called 'Hygge' featuring all sort of lifestyle options and what we all should do to feel better.

 ... read on ...

 


April2018

Geometric Concrete Photography Props and Jewellery Styling Inspiration, blog post by PASiNGA

May I inspire you?
I do love crafting concrete sculpture solids and the more unique the more fun I am having. I usually create minimal artistic stills but recently I also used them to display and elevate works by other artists.
Since these blocks are one offs in the way they feature imperfections and often in the combination or design they are sold in as well, the styled images of the set wont be seen on my site anymore. I think that is a shame as they can inspire and help to get started with setting up and get the creative juices running.

So here we go a collection of photography styling ideas for jewellery, pins and smaller beauty items. ... read on ...

 

- on my way to update this post - new collection available now 

 


April2018

Growing Air Plants From Seeds, blog post by PASiNGA

I feel so lucky that this wonderful Rubra Air Plant surprised me this Easter with an amazing explosion of its seed bomb!

So now what to do with it?! 

First of all it took almost a year to get here. The Rubra bloomed for a couple of months first [image on the right], changed her leave colour from this lovely pink back to green and a dark brown hard 'cone', the seed pod, formed in the centre.  read on ...

 


Mar2018

Get Cozy For Winter With Candles & Concrete, blog post by PASiNGA

Last minute Happy Easter decor ideas with items you purchased the most recently - for yourself or to give as gifts! Thank you!

 

My favourite is the geometric bowl too! On the left I just added some dark green and pale Reindeer Moss to nest the 'boiled' egg. I am a fan of scrambled eggs and the egg shells make a wonderful Air Plants holder for this Capitata Peach. ... read on ...

 


June 2017

Air Plant Life Cycle, blog pasinga.com

Tillandsias or Air Plants are tropical plants that usually live for several years however will bloom and produce flowers only one time during their lifetime.

The flowers are striking and brilliantly colored, and the bloom period will last from several days to many months, depending on the species. Take the Rubra on the left for example, we are about 2 months in and the blue flower is not fully grown yet.....

read on and find out about blooming, pups and clumping

 


June 2017

Etsy Stationery Collaboration, blog pasinga.com

Love your desk.  Etsy UK put together the most beautiful collection of journals, notebooks, pencil cases and many more trendy desk supplies for stationery lovers. 

Nothing brings joy to a dull day in the office like a little desk candy. All items are exquisitely designed ...

 

read on ...

 


May 2017

Copper Ideas For In- And Outdoors, blog post by pasinga.com

Greens, stone, wood and copper an unbeatable beautiful combination.

I love how each material ages, on its own or together. The rustic charm and the interesting textures are wonderfully warm, industrial as well as natural and inviting. I am the kind of girl who likes aged copper ...       ... read on ...


Apr 2017

4 Examples To Fix Up A Seating Area, blog post by pasinga.com

Yes, it's time for some family time and - oi - is my studio a mess. My baby sister is coming for a visit soon and it will be the first time for the kiddos, so I hope to create a little indoor as well as outdoor area.

So many ideas are out there  ... read on ...


Mar 2017

Pops Of Green, Indoor Jungle Display Ideas, PASiNGA Blog

If you are little like me you will feel happier with pops of green around you. I am a huge fan of Air Plants and prefer succulents and cacti to most plants but I think it doesn't matter which type of plant you are into - we all like to nicely display our beauties, right?! Here is a collection of display options I have recently been inspired by. 

... read on ...

PASiNGA, designer maker photography and concrete art

Hello, I am Antje the artist, designer maker, founder and 'blogger' of PASiNGA. From time to time guest blogger Heidi is writing a post for us. PASiNGA is my artist name which describes best what I love, do and of course will be blogging about: photography, art, design and modern structures and architecture. More info about me and my work is over here.


 

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How I Use My Concrete Vessels To Fragrance Our House by PASiNGA

Time to cozy up, winter time is approaching and the autumn colours are wonderfully warm and inviting. To me this is reason enough to change things around, decorate and fragrance my few bowls and candle holders.   ... read on... 


Get Cozy For Winter With Candles & Concrete, blog post by PASiNGA

Hygge Up!

It feels like winter is coming and the time for candles is here, so let's restyle our concrete vessels and accessories.

I have some vessels, dinner or taper candles, silver foil, Reindeer Moss, an eucalyptus branch and to set it all a lighter and bit of water.

One option would be to wrap a bit of aluminium / silver foil around the base of a candle. Please be messy and when pushing it gently into the recess of your vessel it will create different openings to place a bit of fir or eucalyptus.  ... read on ...


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By Guest Blogger Heidi

 

Inspiration Frank Lloyd Wright and  image by Heidi Mergl for PASiNGA Blog

Since I visited some of his buildings in and around Chicago a couple of years ago I am especially touched by the Robie House in Chicagos Oak Park. Its horizontal emphasis, use of materials and custom design from tip to toe make it something very special. The main space is one open plan living area which was revolutionary at the time and Wright applied his previously established principle of using screens.    ... read on ...

 

Illustration by Heidi Mergl, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect Blog PASiNGA.com

The son of a minister and teacher Wright was brought up with literature by Emerson and Goethe and music by Bach and Beethoven. As a result he placed man in the centre of his buildings with human values always being the first consideration in his design process and the industrial revolution gave him the tools to realize his imaginations.  ... read on ...

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Part 3, blog post by Heidi pasinga.com

Let's dive right in - part 1 and 2 showed that the connectivity of spaces and their arrangement in plan is key to the user experience. When Wright got the opportunity to work on a museum for Guggenheim he proposed a fluid flow of exhibition spaces. These were arranged along one ascending spiral ramp around a central atrium. Visitors would take a lift to the top floor and experience the exhibits along a continuous journey without the need to retrace their steps to find the exit.      read on ...

 


Air Plant Quick Tip

 

 

Woop woop, they have arrived!

How to care for your Air Plant, Quick tip by PASiNGA
Doping For Your Air Plant by PASiNGA.com, image via Pinterest

Do you like a hot wonderful bubble bath? - guess what, your Air Plant does too! ... read on ...


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