Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday's Favorite Snapshots


Before I'm taking you on a little inspirational travel through the orient, I want to tell you the story behind it first: My family stems from southern Serbia. It's the bordering area between Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and it has always been the orient for me when I was a kid. I was born and raised in Austria, in a typical Western European society, landscape, and visual world. But every year when we traveled down to what then was Yugoslavia, I was embarking on an adventure from 1001 nights. I felt like a kid on a magic carpet discovering a region full of people dressed in folk costumes, cities dotted with mosques and churches, colourful and loud bazars. It was the adventurous life of spending summers at my grandparents' house, dining under the vine covered porch, sitting on lumbar kilim cushions, meeting friends at the village's well. Today, all this seems like a far-away fairytale. 

This private background must be the reason why I still love oriental home accessories like my vintage kilim rug and cushions, hammered metal bowls, mosaic vases. Well, there is one thing from my childhood that I sort of disliked. My mother would always ask me to grind the coffee in one of those old bronze coffee grinders. She would then prepare Turkish mocca. As much as I disliked the grinding as a kid, today I own my mother's old coffee grinder as a dear souvenir of a happy childhood. And a memory of my roots. Happy Friday!

Photography by Igor Josifovic


11 comments :

  1. Thanks for giving us a little peek. I love that grinder!

    Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

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  2. Thank you my friends:-) have a fab weekend!

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  3. What a lovely and colorful tribute to your childhood and your future adventures!

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  4. Super ikonografija Igore. Sve to je i meni jako blizu, mlin za kafu, kilimi i šipak :) i podsjeća me, baš kao tebe, na djetinstvo i baku iz Crne Gore.
    Hvala da me pratiš na blogu, mada sam tamo ovih nekoliko poslednjih mjeseca rjeđe nego prije.
    Ali nadam se da će se to uskoro promjeniti, još samo malo i otvaram-o online shop sa "crafterskim" izborom iz Slovenije i uže okoline :).
    kada bude zvanično javit ću se, pa da vidimo kako ti se čini. Sve najbolje, Valentina

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    1. Hvala ti na lepom komentaru. Vidim da delimo neka secanja iz detinjstva. Obavezno mi javi kada uspostavite vas shop, bas me zanima! Siguran sam da ce biti super kreativno!

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  5. hej Mr. Happy...thanks for jump over and your motivation...;)...and so touching to read this post...our childhood memories are so unique and special...right? And your photos are amazing and i can feel the 1001 nights at your home...hopefully someday in real...would be fine...i´m looking forward to our meeting in munich and our plans for 2013...have a lovley advent weekend...and a big hug...cheers...i...

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  6. Aww, that's what makes you so special. I LOVE your vintage kilim and cushions and that grinder speaks 1000 words! The result of a loving childhood!

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  7. Μου αρέσουν οι στολές τους!καλό σαββατοκύριακο απο θεσσαλονίκη!

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    1. Na'sai kala! Xairetismous apo to Monaxo!

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  8. Να δεις καπου εχει η μαμα μου σπιτι της εναν τετοιο μπρουτζινο μύλο...

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