Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ROCKING CHAIR...


" Built a moon
For a rocking chair
I never guessed it would
Rock her far from here..."


Ed Leedskalnin with His 18-Ton Moon Carving at Coral Castle
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Which one is your favorite?

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Rocking Chair by David Trubridge
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Cradle Rocking Chair by Richard Clarkson
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Luis JJ Rocking Armchair 
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Ica Contemporary Rocking Chair

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Wooden Rocking Chair

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Rocking chair_Rochus Jacob__green life
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" Well, memories will burn you
Memories grow older as people can
They just get colder
Like sweet sixteen..."

Love, ITI! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHITE SCULPTURES



How do we make housing more than just being pleasant to live in?

We believe that architects (Leibar Seigneurin Architectes ) have found the perfect answer to it.



It's a kind of formal work, almost sculptural between simple, monolithic and tense forms and the emergence of loggia which makes a kind of white sculpture laying delicately in the landscape.






In our opinion the translucent glass is always a good choice for the facades because it does not only obtain the visual privacy, but it also makes the light beautiful and pleasingly glowing.




" Architecture is inhabited sculpture."




Love, Invitation To Inspiration <3 






Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DON`T FORGET TO DANCE...



''You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.''

Merce Cunningham


... and maybe that's why dancing is one of the purest expressions of human spirit. You don't have to be a professional dancer to know that dancing gives you a new perspective to life. It's the art of movement and  visualisation of music. It's good for your body shape, it releases happy hormones and it's fun. 

Then why there is so little dancing? When you go to a club, you move, but you don't dance. Imagine dancing passionately your own choreography in the middle of a dance floor, it would be a spectacle. If you're good, people would think someone had paid you. If you're bad, they would think you're probably very drunk and pay you to stop. So that's how it is. You pay, you dance...

The point is, dancing gives us the feeling of freedom and a chance to connect. Too bad that something that comes so naturally to people has become so limited and strictly defined by a certain context. We have this amazing instrument we call body and most of us are not using its full potential.

 Unlock yourself to the rhythm of life. 

Whether at home or outside, don't forget to dance.


Staying Alive, 1983


“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” 

Agnes De Mille


Karen Elson by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, April 2015


“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” 

 Martha Graham


Alexander Yakovlev, Dancers

“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ” 

George Balanchine


by Vadim Stein

When we proudly embrace our passions, dancing becomes as natural as walking. 
When put in front of other people's expectations, without being an attempt to impress anybody, dancing becomes the most liberating expression of the true self.

That's why dancing is a true synonym for freedom.



-What does it feel like when you’re dancing?
-Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.


Billy Elliot, 2000

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY!



Love, Invitation to Inspiration

Monday, April 27, 2015

HOME...

For the last two and a half years, we have introduced you to some of the most beautiful houses from all around the world...
Few days ago we`d come across an old issue of  COLORS Magazine  ( # 27 from Sep. 1998 ) and we thought it would be interesting to share it with you ... 

People often mistake a HOUSE for a HOME...

Beautiful architecture, breathtaking interior design and creative walls have no value if you don't make it your home.
You don't have to be rich to do that!

For five years, now, we have been following so many different architecture blogs and don't get us wrong, we enjoy reading them. 

The problem is- they are all the same... 
Post after a post, always publishing the same type of glossy, magazine- fit architecture. Frankly, it has become tiresome... As Ettore Sottsass said :


and only then a house can become a home! 


" Home is a roof over my head " Gorban, 27, UK


" Home is where you always want to go back to. "  Jorge, 34, Argentina


" Home is all the effort and sacrifice that I've ever made. "  Vera, 76, Serbia 


" Home is a warm bed. " Hye-Yun, 15, South Korea


" Home is where my mother is. " Giuseppe, 28, Italy


" Home is where I can scream at the top of my lungs and no one cares. " Natalie, 14, SAD




" Home is where most of my memories are. " Josef, 70, Czech Republic


" Home is where I go to change clothes between parties. " Ivan, 19, Russia 


" Home is a haven, a privileged place characterized by complex phenomena: it is a place of  returning to oneself, a place in which one`s reality is lived through thoughts and dreams 
Viviana Saitto   


Love, Invitation To Inspiration




Sunday, April 26, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH A DREAMER

-Why are you still dreaming young dreamer, when all of your friends have been awaken by now?
-Their faces don't look eager any more, I don't hear them laugh any more, that's why.
-There's so much to see with your eyes wide open, the light is warmer and the sun is real!
-I have never seen a man who stares at the sun, or seeks its light if he never dreams.
-When you get older and wiser, you'll feel sorry for the time spent in dreams!
-When I get older and tired my friend,  my dreams will stay young, and death won`t be real.
-Hear me now my sweet little dreamer, your dreams can never make you feel complete!
-If life could really make us feel like that, then one should never take it for real!  
-But don't you want to settle and make the best of your life?
-Only cattle can settle, that's not my line. I've travelled in my dreams through space and time, I've met so many people, I want to rest for a little while . At the end of the day, we're just who we are, no person can change it, no place or time. From day one to that final cry, only in your dreams you find who you are.
-Could you show me where you come from and take me there?
-Just close your eyes and tell me you care.



photo by Invitation to Inspiration

Love, Invitation to Inspiration

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THE FORTRESS



photo from family album ( Marušići ) 

" — Je li ti žao kuće? Nije mi žao, nimalo mi nije žao. Ništa me ne veže za nju, osim nejasnih uspomena koje ne oživljavam, odavno već nisam bio na zgarištu, ne vrijedi se vraćati na uzaludne uspomene, da te boli pustoš. Treba prekinuti nepotrebnu vezu i predusresti mogući bol. Djetinjstva već odavno nema. Šta čuvam na tom staništu duhova, gdje ni kosti pokojnika ne počivaju? Ni bol ne osjećam, samo prazninu. Zašto je ne zatrpati?"

Meša Selimović-Tvrđava

photo by Invitation To Inspiration ( Podgrađe-Croatia ) 

The Fortress- Meša Selimović 


photo by Invitation To Inspiration ( Podgrađe-Croatia) 

Never let your memories defeat you.
Love, Invitation To Inspiration.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER...

We don't know how you feel, but INVITATION TO INSPIRATION believes that there is no better way to make your home personal and beautiful than with your own PHOTO WALL GALLERY. 

Sometimes I regret that I don't have the camera lens inside my eye. That I can't take a photo with just one blink - then this would be the right thing... This is still a distance, while I set the camera,  while camera snaps, it is already another moment ...   MARIJA BRAUT

„Katkada mi je žao što nemam objektiv unutar oka da mogu snimiti fotografiju samo jednim treptajem - onda bi to bilo ono pravo. Ovako uvijek postoji odmak; dok ja namjestim fotoaparat i dok okinem, to je već neki drugi trenutak..." 

...and who doesn't like to remember moments and people who made them happy? Here are some nice ideas how you can make your own WALL GALLERY.


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If you are a type of a person who likes change from time to time, you don't need to pin photos on the wall, you can simply display them on wall shelves. 

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Another great idea you can DIY. 
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And if not photography why not mirrors? ( 3-d gallery wall )

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You can enlarge your space ( any space ) with the addition of beautiful mirrors...

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Love, A & M !