I know we are still in January, which is by the way not my favourite month, but I already have my thoughts in spring when the buds can be seen on the trees and the plants starts to grow. I know I am not the only one waiting for this, as my mom has green fingers and she is dying to get her hands dirty while planting and then to see how the new life starts. She is also eagerly waiting to see how the plans survive the winter and the beautiful flowers they do… We gave her some Irish wild flowers last year, so it will be interesting to see if they flower this year too or if the winter was just too hard for them. I hope the flowers were able to spread their seeds well enough to give themselves a second chance to flourish also this year. Thought I know that for sure mom was helping the flowers to do that… As what can be more beautiful than field full of wild flowers? :)

When talking about giving things a second chance, the Finnish designer brand 2. Elämä (2nd life) design does just that! Their products are made of materials like old bicycle and car inner tubes and computer parts. Their philosophy is 
“we believe that everything and everyone deserves a second chance – a 2nd life!”
I picked some items from their different collections you to see below, but if you want to see more, just click here.
I could clearly see myself wearing the elk earrings, they are so cute :) 

When it come to the necklaces this is definitely on my shopping list! 
What do you think about the  2. Elämä accessories?

Cheers for now,

Please note that all the pictures belong to 2. Elämä.

Slowly we are heading towards the spring (at least here in Europe) and with the spring comes the Spring/Summer collections :) It is nice to start to think already what to wear this summer and when you start early, you will have a plenty of time to look around and pick up the best :)

Today is nice and sunny day in Cork, so when looking the S/S 2014 collection from one of my favourite Finnish designer Design by Katri/n, I can totally relate to the warm summer days and nice warm breeze..

I selected few pieces from the collection as you can see below, but if you want to see it all, click here.
My favourite is definitely this dress! 
And then there are these tops that I would not mind to have...
Oh and if you are looking for bargains, there is still sale on the site for the A/W 2013 collection. Got few pieces selected for myself already :)

 Cheers for now,

Please note all the pictures belong to Design by Katri/n and should not be used without their permission.