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Sunday, October 24, 2010

what inspires you? - domestic stories with ivy

mission MUSE: "what inspires you?"
by guest muse - Iro Nassopoulos (Ivy)
About what inspires me let's see...

I'm inspired a lot by travelling, the different cultures I get to know and especially the architecture of the cities, the design which might be predominant in each of them.

I also love nature and adore interiors which incorporate natural materials and a similar colour palette....I'm ever in love with natural light and white as a colour which includes them all.

Human nature and the experience of various emotions and feelings is also a means of inspiration, especially when it comes to expressing emotions through art...not only is it therapeutic, it can also be very creative.

Finally, I'm inspired by the concept of love and how this is translated in our every day lives...from our jobs to the important close people in our lives, to the environment where we live, to our behaviour, thoughts, to the every day routines we choose to engage in.

Love as an expression of art



Love of wire: art installation made of wire, repurposed ceramic pots and sand. It was made back in 2004, when I somehow decided to express my quest in finding love, experiencing and realising what it actually is also through art.


Autumnal Love: a photograph of a handwritten (in a stich like manner) with silver ink "Love" on dried autumn leaves

Cupcake Love: handwritten with chocolate "love", on cupcake forms
The depth of love : a photograph of the art installation mentioned at the first picture.

Thank you for inviting me to muse with you.  I hope that I inspired you today.  For one lucky commentor on the blog, I am offering one of the three prints, shown above, as a present.

Kindest Regards,
Iro - Ivy
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About Iro: (Originally from Athens. Currently in Frankfurt, Germany) She is a decorator, interiors consultant, a crafter,an ever learning, self- taught photographer, a former teacher of English, also having majored in Psychology... most of all a person who lives and breathes through love for all aspects of everyday life and her passions.

As seen at:  Apartment Therapy, decor8, Divas and Dreams, re-nest, sfgirlbybay, simple hue, unplggd

25 comments:

  1. these are fantastic, I love the white and the light and I'm now going to check out the blog.

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  2. Beautiful works of art! Thank you for sharing what inspires you.

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  3. I have been smitten with Iro's (Ivy's) work for about a year now. As a designer, her work makes me swoon. Make sure to visit her blog and etsy shop for more inspiration!

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  4. they are all so beautiful...I love the leaf shot and the last one with that depth of love is fantastic

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  5. I just came back from exploring Ivy's blog and Etsy shop...both FULL of inspiration for me...I will be spending hours there I am sure. Thanks for the introduction!

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  6. wow such beautiful translateions of love! i especially love the cupcake love!

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  7. Completely gorgeous!!! I am in love with all the white!

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  8. That top photo is gorgeous with all the white tones. Love inspires me too!

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  9. all so unique. the white tones draw me into the photo more to see what it holds. thanks for sharing!

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  10. wonderful love wire, and the leaves against the stark background! ♥

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  11. All beautiful but I especially love the leaf love!

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  12. Inspiring renditions of love!! What you do with wire is absolutely amazing!!!

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  13. Your work truly inspires love! Thank you!!!

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  14. What a beautiful post - I love it!

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  15. So pretty! The leaves are my fave photo but I really like the wire art as well. The cupcake one makes me want some chocolate right now.

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  16. oh WOW! Ivy...absolutely incredible...heading to your shop now. :)

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  17. really creative. i just LOVE these.

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  18. holly { Soupatraveler }October 24, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    wonderful! just love all the different versions!

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  19. great post--love the simplicity of it.

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  20. Hello dear Tam and to you all who have commented here! I'm so honoured and happy by the comments you've left, I have a big smile from one ear to the other.

    Forgive my belated appearance, as I was preparing for a flight to Greece, where I curently have come to assist some clients in their renovation work.

    Wishing you to have a great weekend ahead and once more thank you so much for the honour and wonderful comments!

    All the best,

    Iro - Ivy

    P.S: good luck to you all who have entered the give away!

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