24 April 2014

COCORRINA GETS A FACELIFT!

Ekk!! Can't believe this just happened now :) It was so sudden of me to decide posting this today. Honestly, i should have waited for the new blog design to come up so i can share the big news with you, but really couldn't wait. Have this mockup for weeks just sitting there waiting to be seen, and i was just too excited i had to give it a go. 

First things first. Designing a logo for yourself. Is by far the hardest thing i've done so far. It was completely impossible, and i would have designs lying around everywhere and i have been looking the for months now, just to make up my mind. 

Blue or purple was never my colour. Lately thought, i've been more honest, and real with myself. The honest truth is, that blue has been after me for a long time, and it's completely everywhere in my life. After having just one logo for almost my whole "business" life, i felt that this one, should represent who i am 100%. I'm super excited to hear your thoughts! 


23 April 2014

THE FREELANCE LIFE No. 15 | BE SPONTANEOUS

Graphic Designed By Cocorrina | Original Plant Painting by Oliver Osbourne

That is something i wish i was more. Yesterday, while running on chores in the morning, Theodore came up with the idea to just go to the beach. At first i thought, oh my God, there's no way, there is just so much do to. As i started panicking, i pictured myself lying on the sand, with the sun on my skin, listening to the sea and reading a book. Well that's a good day.

You've asked me a lot in the past, on how i manage my schedule, and like i've said before. It's not an easy thing to do. Organisation is the key to everything, and to keep up with everything and be sane at the end of the day, my schedule is tight. But honestly, is it so difficult to create time? In the case that too much organisation can kill your creativity i say yes, i can.

Being spontaneous, can definitely refreshen you up, and bring up more ideas, creativity, and bring fresh touches to your style.

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          One thing that i always crave is travelling. The so many different place to see. Can you imagine, colours, textures, different cultures and languages. How beautifully it can work to sparkle up your imagination. The styles you could pick up. Bohemian, Parisian, Scandinavian. 
The last month, i've been gracefully accepting my enviorment in my design. Soon you'll see what i mean.

              For us who traveling, is not very easy, experimenting is the very next best thing. Bringing the world to the dishes you cook for example! Learning foreign languages, and doing things that you wouldn't normally do. If you have seen the Yes Man, then there is no need to keep reading :) 
Not being able to say no, has definitely got me into trouble, and time pressure, but i've never regretted it. There is always something new to learn with a yes.


And my last advice to you and me, is to break free. Like i said above, yes schedule is important. But you can break free for an hour a week. That's plausible isn't it? Even if it's for a bike ride, an hour at the beach, or just a walk.


22 April 2014

WHAT I WORE 12 | CHARCOAL BOHO

There is no way i would not love long black dresses with golden details this summer. All i need now, i a big black hat. And yes, more and more i find to be attracted to lace. Either it's black or white. Those lace kimonos, are simply to die for! 

Ok and since we're talking clothes. I'm pretty sure i'm not the only one who's already looking to find the perfect swim wear right? I recently discovered Triangl. Oh my God. Seriously, their bikinis are so unique, and i'm already having a huge problem on deciding which one to choose. I'm leaning to something more sporty this year. How about throwing some leather in? 




21 April 2014

ALL YOU NEED | WALLPAPER DOWNLOAD

Image and Graphic by Cocorrina

Happy new week everyone! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter with your friends and family. Here it was really quite, relaxing, with lots of food, coffee, cloudy a little cold weather, next to the fireplace. Not bad at all i say! 

Last week i saw this extraordinary quote on Indra's Instagram feed, and i was like bam, this is it. How perfect. I know we all say, "ah what would a day do?". Yes, we're all tired and want more than a day off of course! But, really. A day, on a tropical beach, i know would make my whole month! (then i would need some more) I've been feeling more and more tired lately, but weirdly inspired nonetheless. 

With rebranding everything i have (and more than you can imagine!), creating a new jewelry collection, keeping up with everyone, writing the book, and working with clients, seriously. Vacation in July, guest posters on the blog, and closing my shop is all i can think of! 

 Desktop / Laptop: With Quote | No Quote
 Ipad: With Quote | No Quote
 Iphone: With Quote | No Quote
All dimensions are set to high definition

And i  know you are thinking about it too! So here's a photo i took a couple of weeks ago at Myrtos beach. I could stare that view for my whole life i swear. The blue, is just so unreal. And imagine, that still i have never swam in that beach. Remember, it's the one i was telling you about a while ago, how the waves go really high and sometimes it's dangerous? Well, i guess this year, we'll just have to find a good day with no waves! 

18 April 2014

LOVE, FAMILY, FAITH, HOPE | A DECAL BY ANEWALL

Image by Corina Nika, decal by Anewall

This decal, must be really one of the awesomest things around our house at the moment! Richele and Sydney were just so awesome to offer one of them from their shop a while back ago. When we got it, all i wanted to do, is finally put it up, but the earthquakes made it really difficult. 

This week, was the week! This quote, caught my heart right away. There's nothing prettier and more positive, to read those wonderful words every day in our living room. 

You won't probably have ever seen images from our house. Theodore and i have changed around three houses, and this is by far the best we've lived in. And although i have we have a bit glass door, balcony and amazing view, it's still quite dark to take pictures in, which discourages me most of the times. The best element in the apartment is the wooden ceiling i'd say.

And as i was tagged by Kevin from Thou Swell, this is now my favourite spot around the house!


17 April 2014

HAPPY GOLDEN EASTER!

Happy Easter you guys! Wherever you are, however you're celebrating, i hope you are with friends and family. I wasn't really in the mood of dyeing eggs red (tradition in Greece). In matter of fact, i wasn't really in the mood at all, so much work, i just didn't get the time to get into spirit. 

Waking up today though, Theodore decided to dye the eggs red. It was his first time, so, excited, is the least i can say that he was! Red is not my colour, but golden and white is. Not too bad for a fist time right? 

What i used:
Golden & White Spray | Black & Golden Marker


15 April 2014

SPRING SALE & NEW ITEMS


Have been waiting for this moment a long long time now! I can't seem to figure out, why hadn't i posted a full gold and black - silver version of the necklaces. They are already my favourite so far, and i can't take them of me! Since i'm getting easily bored, i love always creating something new and refreshing things up. 


And with that said, we are already in the process of creating the new summer collection. Which is just mind-blowing! (as far as i think at least ahha) It's in the same concept, still with concrete, but something so different. Really can't wait to share more with you! That's why i'm having a Spring Sale! 

With every short prism necklace, you get another one, colour of your choice! And sharing some love to my readers, an extra 10% off until the end of the month with the code LOVEU




GIVEAWAY | WIN A CANON REBEL T3I CAMERA!

What a week right? Not only you got the chance to win a $600 with Janee's giveaway, but we also are celebrating my amazing, awesome and beautiful and oh so wonderful friend Trina's birthday!!! Couldn't be more excited about my girl! Wish you an amazing birthday and year my love! Ok guys, good luck on both of the giveaways! 


Giveaway is open to U.S. and International readers. 
Starting on Tuesday April 15th at 12 AM PST and ending on Tuesday May 6th at 12 AM PST.


14 April 2014

GIVEAWAY | $600 VISA GIFT CARD


Well that's a way to start our week!! My dearest friend Janee from Yellow Bird, Yellow Bird, celebrates her 27th birthday! So a few people and myself teamed up once again to share with you a pretty awesome giveaway! 
It's going to be a week of giveaways since tomorrow, there is another big one for you! Good luck! 



11 April 2014

SOCIETY 6 OPENING ONCE AGAIN


Graphic image, and handwriting by cocorrina

So remember, when i was talking about opening a new shop? Yeah? well that's not happening anymore! I was going to open a new shop, with my own designs on tshirts. But you know what, the whole thing was just stressing me out so much, i figured out that i shouldn't pressure myself like that. 

It would be best to give my 100% to what i do now. And with spending so much time on my book, there wasn't room for anything else. So for now, i am slowly moving my designs to Society 6, and who knows, maybe when the summer is over, i'll have more courage to go on with this project! Have a great weekend dear ones!