Month: January 2015

5 Drinks That Help You Lose Weight

If you have decided to lose the extra pounds, then you surely know that the only way to do that is by combining workouts with a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet. However, there are some types of drinks that will speed up the fat burning and help you lose weight quicker than you normally would, and here you will find 5 of the most efficient ones: 1. Detox Juices Detox juices are certainly your most trustworthy allies in your battle against the extra pounds – you can easily make them in your kitchen, either entirely out of fruits or vegetables or by combining these two. Citrus fruits are known to have a powerful detox capability, therefore if you are looking for foods to help you purge all the toxins that have gathered inside you over the months then you must certainly include them in your detox juice. High-fiber root foods such as ginger, carrots or apples are also highly recommended for these juices, as they are known to also support the correct functioning of your digestive …

Jared Leto bought a former military training center and turned it into housing.

  He is an actor, director and singer – and has just moved into a new house. In Laurel Canyon, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California. But it is misleading to think that the place is like the mansions of Hollywood stars. The place is simple but stylish, like the owner. The property was a former studio of military records between the years 1940 and 1950. It was on site, detail, that filmmakers and photographers guideposts taught the US military to advertise.   With plenty of room, the house has no less than 8 bedrooms, 10 living rooms, 3 kitchens and 12 bathrooms. In one of the rooms, Jared Leto turned into an art gallery. The Oscar winner and the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for the ‘Rayon’ role in the film Dallas Buyers Club, paid $5 million to have a home sweet home.

World Spice At Home – New Flavors for 75 Favorite Dishes

Ah, the quandary of spices! Bought on an impulse, doomed to a dark, dusty corner. It’s hard to believe people once braved the seas and lost their lives in pursuit of spices when we can now buy even grains of paradise and fenugreek leaves with the tap of a fingertip or the click of a mouse. But Seattle-based World Spice Merchants offers a promise of redemption: a smart book packed with spice tales of origin and recipes good enough to throw open those musty cabinet doors every night. Here the spices are the star: cornbread brought to life with a dose of cumin, a glazed and broiled eggplant anointed with honey and ras el hanout. You can mix the two-dozen components of ras el hanout yourself, or if you can’t be bothered, you can simply buy the mix from the authors online. But never again will you stand in the kitchen holding a half-used jar of dukkah, asking yourself, “What the devil do I do with this now?”  Via : nprbooks                     …

Ary Trays

Whenever I spot a lovely birch wood tray with a colourful design I always turn it upside down to check if it has been made by Ary. They’re a Swedish manufacturer and have been handcrafting trays from renewably sourced birch wood since the 1950′s. The trays are made from single sheets of birch providing a high quality finish,perfect for outdoor dining and dishwasher safe too.

Erin Wasson

  The Supermodel who decorates with trash Erin Wasson is a model, actress, jewelry designer, and now, a home owner. Step inside her treasure trove of found objects.                                                                                                                  Erin Wasson’s personal design rule is pretty simple:“If I found it in the trash, it’s going up,” she says. She describes her style as “flea market makeshift,” and that’s the vibe of her California home, which is filled with a mix of scavenged items and pieces she’s picked up while traveling. “Anywhere I’ve lived, I start banging into the walls first,” she tells One Kings Lane. “I don’t believe in a home that feels too precious. People overthink it, but decorating should be an organic experience. I don’t want to feel like I’m …

Decorating with Photo

  Photos are moments we keep forever and  can give a personal touch to the decor too. See suggestions for how to use them without making mistake!                                                                                                                                                                 

Quazi Design

     Homemade in Swaziland   Quazi Design is a cutting edge craft company that transforms waste magazines into original accessories and interiors, believing that the combination of craftsmanship and innovation is a powerful tool to promote stability in the developing world.   Their products are design driven and utilise creative craft skills using 100% waste magazine paper. They push the boundaries of raw materials, developing interesting techniques; including layering magazine pages to recreate the impression of wood, as if transforming the material back to its original form. Their artisans are encouraged to be part of the product development process through design days and they offer product development internships to designers wanting to learn and share skills in ethical design and are always open to collaborations. Their journey began in 2009 when Quazi Design became a formal business in order to create much needed employment in Swaziland. They began with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card and employing one artisan, Sibongile, who later became our production manager.     The business was co-founded by …

Norwegian Coast – The Spectacular Beauty of Norway

                  For sheer majesty, few holidays compare to a visit to the Norwegian coast. Uncover quaint fishing villages, mountain farms and dramatic waterfalls by sea and on land     A holiday in Norway will invigorate all your senses. The inspirational scenery, sparkling fresh air and exciting adventures will mean you’ll return with both body and soul revitalised. Panorama: the daylight hours of the Norwegian summer are perfect for hiking to sublime vantage points Norway can easily be explored independently using the excellent transport network and high-standard accommodation, plus there are several well-regarded UK tour operators that specialise in Norway. However, a superb way to gain an in-depth appreciation of this endlessly fascinating country is on a Hurtigruten coastal voyage. Every day of the year, the ships make their way from Bergen all the way to Kirkenes on the Russian border, along the way taking in handsome towns, tiny villages and a huge variety of grand scenery. Norway’s coastline is a marvel. Gigantic headlands conceal the entrances …

Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup with Aubergine & Kale Topping

   Ingredients   1 tbsp ghee, coconut oil or olive oil 1 large onion 2 sweet potatoes 4 carrots 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme 1 cup / 250 ml uncooked red lentils 4 cups / 1 liter water sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste     Aubergine & Kale Topping 1 tbsp ghee, coconut oil or olive oil 1 aubergine/eggplant 4-5 stems fresh kale or thawed frozen 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp ground cumin sea salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste   Directions    Heat oil in a pot. Add onions and saute until fragrant.Add sweet potatoes, carrots and thyme and cook for a minute or so, while stirring. Now  add rinsed lentils, water, sea salt and pepper, cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes until the vegetables and lentils are soft. Meanwhile make the topping. Heat oil in a large skillet, add aubergine/eggplant and kale and all the spices. Sauté for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the aubergine/eggplant are completely soft. Use an immersion (hand) …