Artist Bakes Lifelike ‘Succulent Cakes’ That Turn Prickly Plants Into Delicious Desserts- Nisha Designs

If you’re ready for the blistering cold to end, you’re not alone. We’ve found the perfect Springtime cakes that incorporate succulents and florals to make a decadent cake you’ll not only want to devour but simply can’t take your eyes off of.

Ivenovan, based in Jakarta, is the masterful bakery shop behind these succulent cupcakes and cakes made of buttercream frosting, powdered sugar, and food coloring.

The ultra-realistic floral cakes feature vines, leaves, needles, flowers, cacti, and other blooms that make for some of the most gorgeous cakes we’ve ever seen.

And the funny thing is, Ivenoven got its start with sugar cookies and a family’s passion for baking that was passed down to the next generation: a goddaughter.

“My baking passion and journey started one fine day when I was sneaking around in my godma’s house trying to look for her baking recipes, and maybe, just maybe, bring the recipes back home for my own collection,” write Ivenoven on their blog.

The bakery got its start in 2013 and originally began with cookies. The passion for baking and design grew robust and propelled the bakery into artisan cakes and treats becoming bigger every day.

What’s makes this bakery even better is the fact that all of the premium ingredients are sourced locally and internationally to preserve quality.

Ivenoven has attracted thousands of followers on Instagram from all over the world praising the cakes and begging for a stateside bakery who can replicate the work of this special bakery.

Source: https://canyouactually.com/succulent-cupcakes-and-cakes/

Walking the labyrinth- Art, Voyage and Soul- Nisha Designs

Art is a voyage, a discovery of ones inner muse.To understand and believe in my own art, my own style I had to first understand me, believe in me and to believe and understand me I had to know my muse, the soul that I am.

And through this voyage and discovery of my muse, soul; every painting, design, story becomes a masterpiece of creation, a magickal gift- Walking the labyrinth- Nisha Desai

Land artist Jon Foreman uses Pembrokeshire coastline as his canvas to create spectacular sand drawings featuring labyrinths and mandalas

The Pembrokeshire coastline has become a canvas for land artist Jon Foreman, who creates spectacular large scale sand drawings often covering entire …

Land artist Jon Foreman uses Pembrokeshire coastline as his canvas to create spectacular sand drawings featuring labyrinths and mandalas

Senegal’s first female graffiti artist Dieynaba Sidibe using art to speak out about women’s rights and the environment — Life & Soul Magazine

Senegal’s first female graffiti artist, Dieynaba Sidibe is breaking down barriers in the world of street art and challenging perceptions of females. Painting under the name Zienixx, Dieynaba Sidibe uses her art to promote women’s rights, to speak out on social and environmental issues, and to raise awareness about women’s health. Dieynaba Sidibe said: “All […]

Senegal’s first female graffiti artist Dieynaba Sidibe using art to speak out about women’s rights and the environment — Life & Soul Magazine

Happy Fathers Day- Nisha Designs

When a kid I use to ask a lot of questions naturally but I had a tendency to ask one question repeatedly over and over again for no rhyme or reason I would just ask for the heck of asking🤷‍♀️ I now know why I did that but my father noticed this and told me this one and the only time(and whatever he ever taught me he never repeated it that was his way of raising us and I would learn it right away and never repeat it either) and this awareness lasted in me forever and I never repeated this habit ever again.

He said “I don’t mind you asking me questions, you can ask me zillion times if you don’t understand it I will explain you but ask right there and then and understand it. Do not keep asking questions for the heck of it if you plan not to understand coz it is wasting people’s time and energy. And time and energy are precious do not waste it. He is a businessman and he practices it with his employees and at home and walks his truth. Hence I have also learned to walk my truth not just say but walk it. He said learn to respect and value its presence and its gift what it has to offer you in the moment. If you don’t then you may miss out on an opportunity or an awareness or a gift that it wants you to know and have. You have to respect your own time and energy and people’s time and energy. Ask a question when you ready to know the answer. And this is how my soul/ and my twin soul/ HM’s also works. We do not waste people’s time and energy and we ask when we ready to know. And I am soo grateful to my dad for teaching me this. This learning helped me in my career, with my clients, in my relationships it shaped me to be a female of grace. And it saved my voice, taught me to use my voice wisely and from talking things that are not useful.

And this is a reminder to me again today from my higher mind/ soul/ Twin soul and his Higher Mind that we have to practice the same wisdom within in my own relationship with my soul hence we are dismantling my conscious minds created habits and patterns.

Happy Fathers Day and I will forever be a daddy’s girl💖🥰😘I cherish being like my father.

Happy Father’s Day father and to all soul fathers.

Litha Blessings- Summer Solstice- Nisha Designs

Summer sun, fairies, butterflies enchantment. And in enchantment, wonder. And in wonder, the stars and the moon. And in the stars and moon, magick. And in magick, Litha. And in Litha, celebration. And in celebration, blessings. And in blessings, love and light. And in love and light, nature. And in nature, strength. And in strength, Sun God.- Have a blessed Litha, Summer Solstice.

Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice- Ravenhawks Magazine- Nisha Designs

Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice

Midsummer is also sometimes referred to as Litha. Litha is(pronounced “LITH-ah”). The celebration of Midsummer’s Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing powers and they, therefore, picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again. The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. The concentration of the observance is not on the day as we reckon it, commencing at midnight or at dawn, but the pre-Christian beginning of the day, which falls on the previous eve. In Sweden and Finland, Midsummer’s Eve is considered the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
It marks the first day of summer on traditional calendars, but it is actually the Midsummer mark for Pagans.

Litha marks the longest day of the year, the day when the sun reaches its apex and is aspected to zero degrees Cancer. This is a day that celebrates the God in all his glory. It is also the time of year when the Goddess is glowing with motherhood in her pregnancy.

For those of you familiar with Shakespeare, you might remember the play centered around the Solistice: “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”. It is believed that Midsummer Night’s Eve is a special time for those who believe in the Faerie traditions. Like Samhain, this is a day where the veils are thin between the realms of the Sidhe (the Faerie realm) and the world of mortals. It is a time for merriment and the making of wishes.
On this day the Sun God is seen at his highest point in the sky, vibrant and strong. Together with the pregnant Mother Goddess, he rules the summer season. However, this is also a time of transition, for now, the Sun will begin its yearly descent and the days grow shorter until the Winter solstice. The Druids viewed this day as the wedding of Heaven and Earth, Alban Heruin. The Moon of this month was known as “The Honey Moon” in a testimonial to the honey mead that was drunk at the wedding celebrations so common to this time of year

Source: https://ravenhawksmagazine.net/2020/06/15/litha-midsummer-summer-solstice/

Your past has no power over the present moment- Eckhart Tolle- Soul Nishante- Nisha Designs

“The past has no power over the present moment”- Eckhart Tolle.

It takes commitment to be in the Now. It takes commitment from you for you to experience the Now. It takes commitment to be still, to relax, slow down. It takes being persistent and consistent. It takes desire, will power and focus every moment, every day to be in the Now. Your future depends on your now and in the now how you choose. And in your choice the knowing. And in your knowing the understanding. And in understanding the knowledge. And in knowledge the guidance. And in guidance the awareness. And in awareness the truth of you the soul. If you are living in the past and future how will you know what you are choosing? And why did you make that choice? How will you know why an experience or an event happened in your life in the now and what choice did you make for this to happen?? What is happening in your present in the now is a result of your choices. To change your now you have to be in the now to know what needs to be changed. You cannot live in the past and future for change to happen now is it? You need to feel your feelings and emotions in the now in order to change the past and build the life you want for your future. Now is where your power lives. It is where your soul lives. And to be in the now commit to meditation, commit to having a spiritual practice everyday. Commit to questioning your beliefs, belief system. Commit to being completely honest with yourself. Only you can help you.

Make a choice to commit to you and then follow the next step to take action on the commitment you just made. And then the next step will show up. Do not think 10-50 steps ahead. Just doing one step and walking one step at a time. That’s how we live in the now. Your next step what you need to do will be shown to you. Your feelings, emotions, negativity, judgement, control, jealousy, guilt, fear, arrogance, hostility, self centered etc are all caused by not staying and practicing to being in the now. Times are such where this is your only savior. Be still. Be Mindful. Learn about you the good, bad and the ugly. If you take care of your now your future will take care of itself.

National Garden Scheme launches Gardens and Health Week with new virtual garden visits — Life & Soul Magazine

The National Garden Scheme has launched Gardens and Health Week championing and demonstrating the benefits of gardens to everyone’s health and wellbeing. A series of Virtual Garden Visits relating specifically to Gardens and Health are now available to view on the National Garden Scheme’s website as part of Gardens and Health Week. Some have been […]

National Garden Scheme launches Gardens and Health Week with new virtual garden visits — Life & Soul Magazine

Boho Home Decor Trends You Need To Try — Society19 — Wyndesong Collectibles

Bohemian style decor has taken the interior design world by storm, and let us just say, and we are here for it. From leather furniture to ravishing neutrals, from welcoming patterns to urban boho twists, we can say without a doubt this is one of our favorite decor trends to date. 7 more words

Boho Home Decor Trends You Need To Try — Society19 — Wyndesong Collectibles

Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force- STK Restaurant in Olomouc- Nisha Designs

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc Steak Restaurant

Steak restaurant housed in a former car repair shop.

Spontaneity, raw materials, pristine nature and above all – meat. The best steaks in the city of Olomouc.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Ten years back, you would have come here to have your vehicle inspection certificate stamped. Entering the place, you would have covered your ears to escape the noise of the roaring car engines and watched the mechanics checking clutches and brakes. As the shift ended and the chaps clocked out to leave for home all hungry, they might have been dreaming about one kind of meal.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic
STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

The juicy steak they would eat seated at a solid wood table supported by raw steel legs. Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force. That’s the core of Steak Restaurant’s (STK) interior, housed in a former car repair shop which gave the steakhouse its name.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant design by Komplits

STK in Olomouc emphasises simplicity and quality, both in its food and its interior. Instead of trying to deny and erase its greasy automobile heritage, the place embraces it. The 320 square metres of the restaurant authentically engage individual elements of its past.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior dining meat

This is evident from the materials, which include raw metal sheets, black steel and rebars. We even turned a seemingly problematic layout into an advantage, transforming bearing walls in narrow spaces into a vertical garden and a platform for a barbecue.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Dominating the space are two huge steel bulls – the owner’s wish and a clear message to guests about the type of cuisine they should expect. In STK, heavy elements merge with nature. Willow branches wrap themselves around the tables and climb the walls, rising up to the ceiling and over the bulls’ heads.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc design by Komplits

Formed from solid oak boards, the tables have a rough hewn appearance and irregularly shaped steel legs. Here and there, plants spring from the ceiling and walls, changing the interior’s look with each new leaf that sprouts. Cowhide covering one of the walls and woven rope complete the signature style of the steakhouse.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design

Steak Restaurant Olomouc – Building Information

Studio: Komplits
Author: Pavel Kříž | principal architect
Contact e-mail: hello@komplits.com

Project location: Lipenská 11/7, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Project year: 2018
Completion yea: 2019
Usable floor area: 320 m2

Client: steak restaurant | http://www.steak-restaurant.cz | info@steak-restaurant.cz
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice | http://www.boysplaynice.com | info@boysplaynice.com

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant bathroom mirrors washroom

About Komplits

Why do all houses, flats, offices, schools, hotels or tables out there look similar, when we have unlimited fantasy and possibilities? That was Komplits’ starting point, a belief uniting its members. They like exploring the roads not taken. A new day brings a new idea, shape or use of material. “But this is a material for fences! Well – we’ll make a chandelier from it”. Based in Olomouc, a city that encourages creativity, a team of architects, design and civil engineers take Pavel Kříž’s fantastic universes from paper and transform them into reality.

We create our own worlds. Houses, restaurants, schools, hotels and offices. But also desks, lighting, a bar or a hanger. One clear signature style and plenty of room for imagination. The more we hear something is impossible, the more excited we get about it.

Photography: BoysPlayNice | info@boysplaynice.com | www.boysplaynice.com

Source: https://www.e-architect.co.uk/czechrepublic/stk-restaurant-in-olomouc