Nov2017

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 ...


Nov2017

The Complimentary Gift Wrap Is Back, blog post by PASiNGA

November is here and with it finally some fresh cold air.

But it is also the time of the year to get excited, get the shopping gear out and think of special gifts for our loved ones.

Beside from offering some gift guides over the coming weeks I thought I do it again! The complimentary gift wrap is back!  ... read on ...


Sept 2017

by Heidi Mergl at Portsmouth Architecture School Society 

CIBC Square in Toronto, image via Wilkinson Eyre
CIBC Square in Toronto, image via Wilkinson Eyre

At WilkinsonEyre, Heidi has developed and coordinated the tower and envelope detailing of the first phase of CIBC Square in Toronto. And also led the design team  on 18 Blackfriars, London, which was granted planning permission in July this year. During this lecture Heidi will explore both projects in more detail. .... read on ...

 

 

Thursday - 19th October 2017 - 5.00pm    -    1.10 Lecture Theatre Eldon Building


Sept 2017

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... 


Sept 2017

Soul Cube 'My Soul', original sculpture by PASiNGA
Soul Cube 'My Soul', original sculpture

It is September and feels like autumn already. 

I am not sure how this happened so fast but I guess time flies by when you work non stop. Well, I have to admit this summer was not all about exciting commissions and new projects as planned but also about family. As I am sure all of you know, when family calls you run or in my case you fly. I was flying back and forth for July and August but that is what you do, right and as there are smiles all around now, it is worth it. On the downside I had to cut some corners, one was my blog and social media posts and even though this is no good the artist inside me is angry at not having finished or even started planned projects. Don't get me wrong I don't wanna sound ungrateful, ....  read on ...


June 2017

Air Plant Life Cycle, blog pasinga.com

 

Thank you all for your incredible and much appreciated love for my creative work!

 

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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 ...

 

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May 2017

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 ...


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 ...


Apr 2017

How to care for your Air Plant, part 2, by pasinga.com

You have done the basics - water, air and love. You are ready for the next step and your Air Plant/s too?
Well ok, let's do this!

 

 

 ... read on ...


Apr 2017

11 Plus 1 Simple Ideas To Decorate This Easter Blog PASiNGA.com

11 - and a little somethin' somethin' - simple ideas to decorate this Easter.

I always feel drawn to natural earthy tones and enjoy the light of pale shades of grey and whites. So here are some ideas I will draw inspiration from for my table setting this Easter.    

 

 ... read on ...


Mar 2017

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.

Besides his well-known domestic architecture Wright had a great impact on building typologies for other uses including offices, factories, worship and exhibitions.      ... 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 ...


Mar 2017

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

 

 

It is always good to wear a smile - let's make todays smile contagious! Happy Happiness Day!

 

 


Mar 2017

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. Rather than creating a space as a box with walls all partitions are architectural features like the large fire place in the centre of the space. This way Wright achieved the "destruction of the box" and noted "now architecture could be free".     ... read on ...


Mar 2017

7 Spaces That Make The Best Of Blush Tones, Inspiration by PASiNGA.com, image via Pinterest

7- maybe 8 - spaces that are looking pretty good with a touch of blush. Soft or dusty pinks as well as copper tones are on trend but no wonder look at these places how welcoming and fresh they are.   read on ...


Feb 2017

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!

 

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Feb 2017

Hinting Spring, New Air Plant Collection by PASiNGA.com

It is no secret that I simply love

- no green thump needed - Air Plants and who says we have to wait for spring when we can enjoy these living beauties and their beautiful white green and orange pink red shades right now. Pimp your room, bookshelf, desk or wall, get your indoor gardening started ... read on ...


Feb 2017

Black Walls For Art, decor blog post PASiNGA.com

From Dark Grey To Black ...

 

Loving the contrast and how easily eye-catching highlights are being created. I think it doesn't matter which style of artwork you add, it always looks elegant, calm and sophisticated.  Personally I am preferring a chalkboard 

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Feb 2017

3 New Designs For my PASiNGA Etsy Shop

Quirky Houses  |  where  Concrete, Shiny copper and living Air Plants meet 

 

These 3 quirky Concrete House Air Plant holders enter my Etsy Shop this month and the full collection is already available here.

 

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Jan 2017

Custom Concrete House Sculpture Set by PASiNGA

The end of January is approaching and it is about time to catch up. Shame on me, that I did not find the time to post more regularly  last year and even more so during the thankfully busy Christmas period. So here we go, highlights of the wonderful little things from the end of October 2016 until today.


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Jan 2017

7 Monochrome Interiors That Inspire To Add Cozy Greys, PASiNGA Blog

So calm and so inviting to relax and breathe - cozy greys.

It doesn't matter which shade is for you as the calmness of grey always compliments your lifestyle. To me a dark grey is the best fit for spaces to rest and cuddle up and a lighter shade works better for a living or dining room. Mmhhhh well, I am in love with everything grey scale, it's timeless, elegant, simply beautiful but I guess, and since you know my work, you knew that already.

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Dec 2016

Thank you all for your love and support over the last year, I had an amazing time to craft and create for and with you, meeting you at art markets and the London Design Fair stand and I hope you have enjoyed them too.

I will be on a Holiday break as well and all your wonderful kind orders placed from today until the 1st of January will be crafted and finished fresh and bright during the first week of January of 2017.

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ABOUT ME

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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