all pictures via H&M
Diane Keaton is one of my favorite actresses and Annie Hall one of my all time fav movies but now that I discovered that she has a passion for architecture and interior design, it makes me love her even more…
Hola and happy Friday! I caught the flu and was sick since Sunday (good times) so this past week was a bit on the shitty side even tough I managed to get things done. This weekend I will be at friends in Switzerland and I cannot wait to start living normally again (drinking a glass of wine and going out taking some fresh air!).
Here are 3 things making me happy:
Champagne and strawberries… one of my fav classics!
Blooming iris in my mom’s garden…
One of our new Moroccan woven baskets over at atelierBOEMIA!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
My mom always puts her flower bouquets outside during night (the fact that it is chilly outside all year long where they live helps I guess) and is convinced that this is just the best method to keep them fresh longer. When I saw this test done by Apartment Therapy, I thought I need to share it with you guys…
Important to know is:
- All the bouquets were purchased at the same grocery store at one time, so likely from the same source.
- Each vase was washed in hot soapy water to remove any lingering dirt or bacteria.
- All flower ends were cut at an angle before placing in vases.
- Each vase has 1/2 liter of cool tap water.
- Water was topped up, if necessary, each day and everything was completely freshened on day 3.
Now for the different methods — there are lots of options out there to try but these were 5 of the most common were tested:
ASPIRIN: 1 crushed tablet per liter
THEORY: mimics effects of traditional flower food
BLEACH: 2 caps full per liter
THEORY: kills mold & bacteria
FRIDGE: placed in fridge over night each day
THEORY: like fruits & veg, keeps them fresh
CIDER VINEGAR (AND SUGAR): 2 tsp cider vinegar + 2 tsp sugar per liter
THEORY: encourages buds to open and last longer