Sparkle #239: Jazz It Up!

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“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist… Continue Reading

Sparkle #190: What Should I Read Next?

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Say you discover a great book in a genre which you haven’t really explored in the past. You would naturally be curious to find and read more books from the same genre once you are done reading the current one. What if a website… Continue Reading

Sparkle #188: The Magical World of Rune Guneriussen

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I recently stumbled upon the surreal art of artist Rune Guneriussen and can’t take my eyes off his dreamy installations. Rune uses everyday objects to create stories in the natural landscape of his hometown, Norway. These complex and time consuming installations are painstakingly… Continue Reading

Googlebun Fridays (Week 9)

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Happy Friday everyone! Below are my top picks from the web for this week, what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Workout motivation tips | Spring nail paints | Braided Nutella bread | 3 useful online courses | Frozen inspired beach wedding |… Continue Reading

Sparkle #176: Make your Monday Happy!

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Happy Monday folks! I am not feeling very happy or excited this morning and could do with some sunshine to brighten things up. The year has started on a crazy note, a new job means lots of learning and hence most of… Continue Reading

Googlebun Fridays (Week 2)

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Happy Friday everyone! Below are my top picks from the web for this week, what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Create better habits | De-stress after work | Travel books to inspire your wanderlust | Typography art | Ice-cream… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

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Hello my lovelies! It’s the end of the year, so I am taking a break to relax, introspect and come back with new goals for 2016. Thank you for being a part of Pumpernickel Pixie and visiting regularly, I am so grateful for you!… Continue Reading

Sparkle #163: Travel with the Holiday Magazine

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I recently came across some illustrated covers for the Holiday Magazine, and was curious to know more about their content and readership. The Holiday Magazine was first published in the US between 1946 – 1977, and it introduced a new… Continue Reading

Sparkle #129: Black, White & Red Photography

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What is the easiest way to add a twist to classic black and white photographs? Simple – just add a dash of red and turn your vintage shot into something supremely attractive. A pop of red in a classic black and white frame… Continue Reading

Sparkle #128: Fall Wallpapers for your Desktop

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Another week and the leaves will start changing color, the wind will get cooler and the days shorter! If you haven’t already, start thinking about fall and all the fun it is going to bring in the coming weeks. Everything gets updated… Continue Reading

Sparkle #117: Illustrated Owl Art

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We are rounding up a fantastic week of celebrating illustrated art on the blog today, and what better way to wrap it up then a post on illustrated owls? Whimsical, cute, mysterious, or just plain funny, owl illustrations are always a treat… Continue Reading

Sparkle #116: Illustrated Playing Cards

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Illustrated playing cards are so much fun to look at, they almost always end up distracting me from the game! Illustrations done for a pack of playing cards tend to be creative as well as extremely versatile. Given that a deck of cards… Continue Reading

Sparkle #100: Magical Art for your Desktops

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Have you heard of Vladstudio.com? I stumbled upon Vladstudio almost 5 years ago, when I was looking for quirky and whimsical wallpapers to dress my shiny new Sony Vaio! Vladstudio is an art project of Russian digital artist Vlad Gerasimov – a professional… Continue Reading

Sparkle #99: Travel Illustrations Of Famous Cities

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Travel inspiration can strike anywhere – over a conversation, in a movie, through a book or from the internet! I recently stumbled across these delightful city illustrations from the Tokyo Illustrators Society and am craving a trip to New York again! Japanese artist Kondo Yoshie put… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 20 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! Below are my top picks from the web for this week; what have you been reading? Have a good weekend! Colorful, psychedelic art to brighten your day. Super cute paper owl lanterns! Try the Lemon Kiss instead of lemonade this… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 17 Favorites

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Happy Friday folks! I have had a really rough week, and I am glad it is coming to an end. Apart from all the work commitments and crazy planning for some upcoming travel, I have been pretty anxious about my mom’s surgery… Continue Reading

GoogleBun Fridays: Week 12 Favorites

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Update: It’s International Day of Happiness today people; so here are some tips on how you can celebrate it today, and everyday of your life! I didn’t know this when I was choosing the cover image for my post – talk about… Continue Reading

Sparkle #3: Paris – Always a Good Idea

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your week is coming along well. On Tuesdays, I like to do a travel themed post – so what if the body is stuck in office, we can let the soul wander for a bit! This week,… Continue Reading