Selections from the Terence Conran for Marks and Spencer Collection

posted on: Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Here are only a few of my favourite items from the new Terence Conran Collection for Marks & Spencer, a collection which offers consumers amazing design at equally amazing prices! And if you are still trying to find gifts for your friends and relatives, there is nothing that would impress them more than a piece from the designer who has had more impact than any other designer of his generation on everyday life in contemporary Britain

Splurge vs. Steal: Leather Shorts

posted on: Monday, 28 November 2011

With only 30 days to Christmas, your thoughts have probably started turning to what to wear to this year's Christmas and New Year's parties. And apart from long dresses, sparkling accessories and high heels, there is one more fashion item that should definately be on your list: a pair of black leather shorts! A style staple for winter, leather shorts can be worn with everything - from a plain t-shirt to a strict blazer - and help you achieve an effortless, edgy, rock-style look! Our choices? A wonderful, budget-friendly Joseph pair from TheOutnet and a gorgeous Haute Hippie pair from Net-a-Porter for a sports-luxe spin!

D.I.Y Valentino Sweater from WhoWhat

posted on: Sunday, 27 November 2011

I'm always looking for unique and interesting D.I.Y. projects online and today I'll blog about my latest discovery. Erica Domesek, the D.I.Y. genious of the website "P.S. I Made This", teamed up with the editors of and re-created a gorgeous, nearly identical Valentino-inspired lace-appliqued sweater which will cost you much less than the original sweater's retail price (i.e. $1.890).... Check out the instructions here , grab a pair of scissors and make room in your wardrobe for the project's final result!

Cyber Monday SALE with "CYBERM2011" Coupon Code - 30% OFF

posted on: Saturday, 26 November 2011

Enjoy 30 % OFF for three whole days, from Saturday the 26th till Monday the 28th, on all of my shop's items! Yep, Cyber Monday is here and Sacred & Profane Designs celebrates the day that is devoted to promoting online shopping with offering you the coupon code "CYBERM2011". Use the code during checkout and enjoy a generous discount on the products you loved and bought!

Shop Away with Cath Kidston Bags!

posted on: Friday, 25 November 2011

Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts will most probably find you carrying many, many bags filled with gorgeous and discounted goods! But if you want to keep shopping comfortably (not to mention in a way that is friendly to the environment) why not opt for one of Cath Kidston's beautiful, patterned carry-all bags which are large enough to carry everything you'll buy and are easy to carry? Here are my favourites:

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted on: Thursday, 24 November 2011

... with lessons from Aerin Lauder on how to set the perfect dinner table for those you love the most, your family and friends!

ZARA HOME 25 % OFF on November 25th & 26th

If you lose me tomorrow, I'll be shopping in front of a computer the whole day! Check out my Zara Home choices for Christmas in this post!

MTV Likes Sacred & Profane Designs!!!!!

posted on: Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Can't believe that one of my posters is in MTV's Buzzworthy Holiday Gift Guide: For Music Fans!!!!! I'll spend the rest of the month with a big, or better, huge smile on my face! Thank you MTV, thank you Etsy and thank you Tania (my sister, who patiently poses for all of my poster photos)!!!

Terence Conran: The Man Who Democratized Design

London's Design Museum is celebrating Terence Conran's contribution to British design in a new exhibition, The Way We Live Now. Conran, who has just turned 80, went from starting Habitat in 1964 to running a design empire that now encompasses restaurants, shops and an architectural practice. He was also one of the founders of the Design Museum. He speaks to Jonathan Glancey about the way he changed the way we live now! You can check some of the exhibition's highlights at Guardian's website

Ikea at YouTube!

posted on: Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Just subscribed to Ikeas's YouTube Channel "IKEASmallSpaces" and discovered amazing ideas on how to find and use hidden spaces and choose furniture that does more than one thing!You've got to visit it!

Splurge vs. Steal: The Leather Sleeved Trench Coat

posted on: Monday, 21 November 2011

If you need a leather sleeved trench coat (I know I'd like one), check your bank balance and go for the style and price that suits you best!

Two Pies in One (Pie Pan)

...with the Split Decision Pie Pan, a simple yet innovative product which you can find at The Spoon Sisters (retail price: $18)! It 's perfect for the indicisive ones or for those families who can't make a unanimous decision when it comes to baking their Sunday pie! This ingenious pan includes two inserts for creating either a traditional full size pie, or two halves. Make two sweet halves at once - apple or blueberry - or make one savory and one sweet. After all, why would you bake one pie when you can have two at the same time?

Jonathan Adler Arrives at Philadelphia!

posted on: Sunday, 20 November 2011

The talented potter and designer Jonathan Adler opens a store in Philadelphia that offers his range of amazing products for the home - everything fom pottery to furniture to pillows. And he's happy to discover that the city he loves is loving him back!

The Newsstand: December 2011

posted on: Saturday, 19 November 2011

Not all magazines adopt a holiday-style magazine cover for their December 2011 issue, but the ones that do definately invite me to buy them!

Wish List: Selections from Kelly Wearstler

posted on: Friday, 18 November 2011

Until December 25th I will be posting twice week my wish lists from my favourite online shops and pray to receive at least one of these items on Christmas Day! Here are my selections from one of my favorite designers, Kelly Wearstler: one of her books, a brass sculpture, a brass ring and a clutch!

Home Offices I Envy...

posted on: Thursday, 17 November 2011

Minimal, white and decorated with works of art. This is all I need for my office. Oh yes, and plently of coffee!

Personalized Gifts for the Family!

posted on: Wednesday, 16 November 2011

When it comes to choosing gifts for your family and your close friends, it's always a good idea to go for products that can be personalized with their initials, it makes them so much more special! Here are a few suggestions for the Holiday season that will definately impress them! If you want to purchase one more of these items, click on the following links:

Unboxing Kindle Fire

posted on: Tuesday, 15 November 2011

no, not me...Kindle Fire is NOT available in Europe yet...grrr....! But the L.A.Times technology reporter Nathan Olivarez-Giles lets us know how Amazon's brand new tablet looks and feels like. Have to say that I'm terribly jealous!

Christmas Magazine Covers: Martha Stewart Living

Minimal yet beautiful! I was expecting something more conventional from the Martha Stewart Living magazine and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised!

My Moo Product Labels!

Do you like my new Moo product labels? They are big, rectangular stickers which I use when packing my posters. I have blogged about Moo before but, honestly, it's one of the relatively few companies I respect and admire. They offer top quality products (stickers, labels, postcards, greeting cards, business cards etc) with a twist: they give us the option of printing a different image on every card/sticker/label in our pack! If you use moo products you will realize that they themselves are a great mean to show off your portfolio, your products and to help people to remember your business! I highly recommend for your business cards, stickers, greeting cards or labels and I would love to read your feedback after using their services!

All I Want for the New Year....

posted on: Monday, 14 November 2011 an almost perfect body and an almost perfect soul! Oh yes, and to sell plenty of prints like this one!

Behind the Scenes: Making the Liberty Christmas Windows

Designing and decorating the Christmas Windows of one of the best department stores in the world, Liberty in London, can be quite demanding and stressful. Especially when you have to compete with store like Harrods or Selfridges. This year Liberty releases a short 'behind the scenes' video of their talented Visual Merchandising Team working on creating their Christmas displays ready for the grand unveil!

Do you Book-Marc?

posted on: Saturday, 12 November 2011

Meaning, do you visit and shop from Marc Jacobs' bookstore - yes, bookstore - "Bookmarc"? It's only one year old and it's already the coolest bookstore in New York where you can find Marc Jacobs colored pencils in a minimal modern case, postcards featuring original art and photography, and affordable Jacobs-branded school supplies. Books? Of course there are books, not to mention some rare coffee table tomes, and as you've probably guessed there are also quite a few in-store book signing events! What kind of events? Those that combine books, fashion and magazines, like yesterday's book signing by Marc's longtime friend and French fashion editrix Carine Roitfeld! 

Under 100: Christmas Decor Selections from Zara Home

posted on: Friday, 11 November 2011

 Today I have one more post on affordable Christmas home decor accessories from one of my favorite home stores "Zara Home"! I LOVE the two red and white tea towels!

Blog Feature: Etsy's Design Dot Team

posted on: Thursday, 10 November 2011

Check out the very interesting blog of Etsy's Design Dot Team which presents talented etsy artists and their creations! Sacred & Profane Designs' products can be found among them!

Studio Sneak Peek

posted on: Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Wonder what's going on in my studio right now? I'm editing photos of the prints that will be available for sale at my etsy shop by the end of this week!

Under 100: Christmas Decor Selections from Ikea

posted on: Tuesday, 8 November 2011

More affordable items for your home's christmas decoration, this time from Ikea!

Guardian: How to make a Tatty Devine Necklace

posted on: Monday, 7 November 2011

Are you an avid crafter? Do you love wearing funky jewelry? Then you've got to check out Guardian's article "How to make a Tatty Devine Necklace"! Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine, the women behind cult jewellery label Tatty Devine, explain how to make a 'shrinky' necklace out of old crisp packets! It's a very interesting and easy project for kids and stylish adults!

Under 100: Christmas Decor Selections from Habitat

posted on: Sunday, 6 November 2011

Almost all of the department stores, the smaller home stores and of course the online shops have now launched their Christmas 2011 collections; and you probably want to buy everything that's available (I know I do). But you can give a festive tone to your home with only a few, affordable items which will cost you less than 100 dollars, euros or British pounds. From my blog I will be presenting my "under 100" christmas decor selections from various online stores during the next four weeks. This week I have found five wonderful items from Habitat!

Do you Love your Mood Swings?

posted on: Saturday, 5 November 2011

Your mood swings do make you more interesting! It's time to embrace them with this 4 x 6 inches art print which is now available at my etsy shop. It makes a great gift for your "moody" and / or "crazy" friends as well!

New Blog Layout!

So what do you think about my new blog template? It's a brand new option from Google Blogger and I have to say that it looks very modern and professional! I'm still trying to figure out how to customize some of my blog's elements (i.e. its header) but overall I'm quite happy with it! Looking forward to seeing your comments and feedback!