On 31, Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | In Bogotá, Home, Pattern | By ClaireGuilloton
A while ago, I bought this beautiful chair in the Mercardo de las pulgas of the street 26. The flee market is open on Sundays and you can find all sorts of old things.
I decided to make a cushion for it and chose a nice fabric in Telas & Tonos street 77 with 14. They have so much choice! We got an old sewing machine from a friend of us and I think I will try to use it more! I need to practice a lot…
Merci Ghislaine pour l’aide.
Té de flor de Jamaica
On 30, Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | In Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton
Working on the label of the té we want to sell and we are growing in the llanos.
I made some tests in this article but still some work to do for the packaging. First, I need to find the right bags.
On 29, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Bogotá, Craft | By ClaireGuilloton
Just discovered another lovely place in Bogotá, for craft.
Along the street 53, there are little shops (from carrera 14 to 20) where you can find different types of craft technics. They are selling the products done, or rough so you can paint it yourself and decorate as your taste. Most of the shops also have courses so they explain you how to do.
A lot of things, and a lot of ideas. That’s quite nice!
A couple of shops I took photos in:
Calle 71 con 7
On 28, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Bogotá, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton
A good walk to do from Bogotá. You can start in calle 71 with 7, and get to this beautiful footpath. In less than an hour, you are on the top and can see the whole city. You can even be lucky and see the snow top of the Nevado. This time, I wasn’t.
Some (the ones at 6.45) surely take less than half an hour to go up. They are running those bas*****!!!! …while I am suffering, having difficutlies breathing because of the altitude!
A very nice way to get away from the city. A link to know more about this kind of walk.
In Colombian Recipes
Mermelada de uchuvas
On 25, Jan 2013 | 7 Comments | In Colombian Recipes, Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton
Yesterday, I tried to make jam (mermelada) with fruits we can find here in Colombia. I found this very good recipe to make Mermelada de uchuvas. And I had fun with the decoration.
Click here to get the recipe.
Olga Sofia Pérez is a Colombian cook who is working only with natural and organic ingredients. In her blog, she shares some more interesting recipes from Colombia. Very nice blog actually with very nice pictures. Yummy!
Please Londonians, go and see this exhibition happening right now in London: The Call of the Wild.
On 24, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Clothes | By ClaireGuilloton
A ruana is a typical poncho from Colombia in cold places (high altitude).This one is made out of wool’s sheap. I have offered this one to my dad for Christmas. Ideal when it’s cold. At home. Like a body blanket. Like a body sheap.
Pablo Escobar in the novela (Colombian soap opera) is wearing this when he is staying in colder places than his hacienda. If you want to watch the whole serie, click here.
Gracias Marcela y Luis-Fe.
On 23, Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | In Architecture, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton
Zipaquirá is a town very close to Bogotá. It holds, they say, a “wonder of Colombia”, which is the Salt Cathedral. If you want to know about it, you can check it here. What I was interested in this trip was the village itself.
A colonial architecture with a good percentage of light green associated with a touch of orange tiles make the whole thing quite harmonious.
Orange in Armenia
On 22, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Architecture, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton
That was the last bit of Armenia…
…Well actually not really. I forgot to mention the oldest coffee machine of the region. It is located in the “bar del centro” in the village of Pijao. The guy who’s doing this is quite passionate about it and was proud to serve me a capuccino. Nice.
Blue pattern (2)
On 21, Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | In Pattern, Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton
Just wanted to go a bit further with those patterns.
I would like to do pottery to be able to create things like this. Let’s see!
On 18, Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | In Pattern | By ClaireGuilloton
Created a pattern out of one house I saw that inspired me. Still in the region of Armenia.