Eixample is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona, that lies between the old city and the surrounding small towns. The district was built as an extension (hence the name “Eixample”) when Barcelona started to grow during the middle of the 19th century. The 7.5 square km district is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and octagonal city blocks - rectangular blocks with the corners cut off, which are distinctive for Barcelona. This was the visionary, pioneering design by Spanish urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks.
Sooo… I’m in the middle of making a different tutorial for something more elaborate than a random hair accessory, but this was a great side project. (I can tell you that the Thing I’m making uses the same fabric.) This is really quite simple, despite the tutorial being kinda picture-heavy, and you can add bows to basically anything. (I’m thinking MAGNETS!) It’s also a great way to use some fabric scraps you might have lying around. If you don’t like hand-sewing, most of this can be done on a sewing machine as well.
"And I Miss You EP", a 4-track piano-based instrumental album by grains in the rain, was released on BandCamp exactly one year ago! this EP is for sure the best thing i’ve ever recorded and the title track is the best track i’ve ever written. and i’ll be totally glad if you download it for free (or maybe pay some money, as much as you want, because it would be totally amazing) from BandCamp RIGHT HERE.
and also, please spread the word, like, reblog and stuff, because i’m really proud of the EP and i truly want as many people as possible to listen to that. thank you :)
"She Moves Through The Air" by Pojke (grains in the rain You Go Your remix)
hey i’m half done with “12 Months - 12 Remixes 2013” project as June remix is already here! check out this crazy dancy-ish remix of “She Moves Through The Air” by Pojke a.k.a. Sin Fang a.k.a. Sindri Már Sigfússon of Seabear!
"Aluminum" by grains in the rain (the White Stripes cover)
i still make sudden covers sometimes. now it’s the cover of “Aluminum” by my forever favourite band the White Stripes which turned out to be two and a half minutes of lo-fi guitar noise music that was recorded and mixed within an hour or so.
"Pearl’s Dream" by Bat For Lashes (grains in the rain No Chorus, No Ending, No Logic, No Promises remix)
here is my remix of the wonderful Bat For Lashes’ “Pearl’s Dream”, May entry for my “12 Months - 12 Remixes 2013” project. it has no proper ending, no chorus of the (awesome) original song and somehow no logic, but then again i’ll say what i always say: “hope you like it”.