Archive for January, 2013

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Protect your Art career

January 30, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

In one of my online rants ‘So you want a creative career’ I had brushed on the idea that most people do not want to pay for art because they think of it as something that we do for a hobby. Others don’t want to pay, well because they can; because they find people who will do it for free. Today I found a video by Stephen Silver a freelance character designer in the animation industry that I highly respect. In the video he speaks specifically about this issue, where he urges artists to not work for free because rather that giving you exposure, it is more likely to destroy your career. Artists who are just starting out can easily make the mistake of doing work for free because it will give them ‘exposure’. Trust me this exposure is so not worth it. Working for free destroys the artistic industry, so when you work for free you are not just damaging yourself, but you are damaging everybody else. Some art / design students make the mistake of working for free whilst they are studying, so they can get a college portfolio & a work portfolio. What happens when the student becomes a […]

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RunWays with Scarves

January 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

“RunWays with…” will be one of our more fashion-oriented regular posts, where we pick an item from our favourite runway show, and suggest how you can apply this to your wardrobe. This month I picked supersize scarves based on the Chanel Fall / Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear collection. Scarves are quite an easy way to make an outfit stand out. Oversize scarves can be more than this though, they are somewhat of an upgrade to your usual scarf that is sure to make more of a statement, and can quickly turn your everydays into more sophisticated outfits. Needless to say, they will also give you extra cosiness in the winter months, and can be worn in a multitude of ways. Top Left: My personal favourite and a classic way to wear a scarf; just wrap one side around your neck and shoulders, and let the other side fall freely at the front. Top Right: Just tie your oversize scarf at the front in a chunky knot and let both fall at the front. Bottom: If you love scarves but hate all the flimsiness, this is the method for you; just throw both ends behind your shoulders, and you will get a […]

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January 24, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

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Body DIY: Beetroot Soup

January 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Every now and then here at Design Sorbet, we will be dedicating a special place in our blog to share with you a couple of simple things that you can do yourself to take care of your body and your health. The best thing about these posts is that we will offer you advice and projects that you can enjoy doing whilst enjoying their benefits in the process. Hopefully these natural remedies will make your day brighter and will also get you feeling good (or better) in your own skin. If you are craving for something warm but still colourful and unusual I suggest that you try our nutritious sweet beetroot soup. Once again I am sharing a recipe which I borrowed from my mum. I just love the dense texture and the combination of the sweet beets with the pungent notes of the garlic and onions. Perfect for winter; filling and delicious but still helps with your Post-Holiday Detox. Apart from being a low calorie food, beetroot is also rich in healthy fibres, Vitamin A, B, C and Magnesium, very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. Beets also contain phytonutrients known as betalains which give this vegetable root its […]

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Organising a Get-Together… in Less Than 2 Hours!

January 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Everybody loves a birthday get-together. They are a perfect excuse to meet friends in the comfort of your own home, while drinking a little extra as you’re not going to be driving anywhere. That is why I’m always up for one and whenever someone’s birthday is approaching, I always volunteer. What most often happens is that one does not have enough time to prepare, and instead of having fun ends up having a very stressful experience. However with some planning you can prepare everything in less than two hours. Here are the recipes that I have used, which you can follow to have a fun night without the usual stress that comes along with get-togethers. The most important item of such an event is food. No one will be able to enjoy anything on an empty stomach. The reason I chose a dish rather than party food is that it is more filling, less time consuming to make, and once it’s ready drinks and snacks can be enjoyed. I chose a simple recipe that does not take more than half an hour to prepare, thus reducing the panic factor. Click here for the recipe. I used cellentani instead of linguine, as I […]

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Sensible Secrets: Pumpkin, Orange and Raisin Jam

January 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

As we promised, Design Sorbet’s ‘Fresh Start’ will include a variety of different posts for you this year. We will start from today’s ‘Sensible Secrets‘, a bimonthy post where we pester ladies with a truck load of experience to share some of their wisdom with us. Our guest today is indeed a very special one, especially for me because it is my own mother, who also happens to be an excellent cook. My mother, Miriam will share with us her passion for homemade jam through the step by step guide of her special pumpkin jam recipe. My mother is a full time housewife who is always on the go when it comes to cooking. Her kitchen in fact, looks more like a food laboratory, with various delicious treats being cooked constantly, and simultaneously. Besides being a fantastic jam maker, she is mostly fond of seafood dishes and hearty soups.  Miriam will soon be selling her delicious homemade Jam in a variety of flavours so look out for her facebook page in the coming days. Pumpkin, Orange and Raisin Jam: 1 kilo pumpkin 1 kilo oranges Some orange seeds Orange peel 2 kilos sugar, or as needed 200 gr raisins Water (as […]

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Sketchbook Chicks

January 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

I have to admit that from the four Sketchbook Chicks, the internet addict is probably the one I can relate to the most. The Internet addict can be many things because a lot of people are addicted to various areas of the internet. I guess I fall under the social-networking, blogging, article-reading, meme-loving kind, rather than the facebook-immersed socialite or the gamer The internet addict is indeed a bit of a technophile, with various quirky items in her inventory, the latest gadgets always at hand, and of course buys 99% of her things online. Certain things in the sketch are based on my own personal items such as the sharpener-shaped pencil holder, the iMac, and the wooden headphones from Modcloth that I AMOST got, but then they were out of stock, so I got similar retro ones from HMV Then there’s the Oatmeal book, Dvds, iPad, cookies… and the beautiful Cambridge Satchel that I sadly cannot afford at the moment, (if you’re going to click that link, beware… you will want one too instantly!). Anyway enough from me! This is the final Sketchbook chick, but I have more Fashion-related illustrations for you in the coming weeks, I can’t wait to share […]

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Cupcakes for your Four Legged Friend

January 07, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Every dog owner knows how heartbreaking it is when your dog looks longingly at you while you’re having dessert. Unfortunately a lot of the food we eat, especially desserts, are really harmful to dogs. This is either by being really fatty or indigestible, or simply downright poisonous. However one can avoid such a dilemma by cooking dog treats with ingredients which are safe for their well being. This will allow you to provide your four legged friend with the occasional home baked treat, as opposed to store bought ones. It is also a great way to reward your dog, or to give as an occasional snack between meals. This recipe is for the sweet smelling peanut butter and honey dog cupcakes. It is a very easy recipe, and most importantly, very quick to make. Cupcakes are also great for senior dogs, since they are soft and thus easy to eat. They smell delicious and your dog will be anxiously waiting for them to be ready, at least mine was. This recipe is for a small batch of 6 cupcakes. Remember to use only dog chocolate chips, and NEVER normal chocolate. Ingredients 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder […]

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Design Sorbet 2013, A New Start

January 06, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

We have so many exciting things to share with you for 2013. So stick with us, and don’t forget to also stick to your resolutions. Here are some of them, (and some of ours too)!

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