This corner is dedicated to interior design with natural materials and items consciously i.e. ecologically produced.
This corner is dedicated to fair fashion brands, bloggers, shops etc.
Here you will find posts about film photography, but also about other 'analog' things as opposed to digital.
Recommendations for a 'slow travel' experience; taking the time to get somewhere and to explore where you are and staying in privately owned 'special' places with character.
Gathered here are artists and artisans or makers who create/make with love and by hand.
SMUDGE & BLUR is more than a lifestyle blog, not quite an online magazine (as it is run by only one woman, Rosie) but a place where likeminded people can gather, including you! Here Rosie shares stories about kindred spirits like fellow expats, creative entrepreneurs and small businesses who care about sustainability, as well as reports about slow living in Tuscany and about other 'slow & analog' subjects as opposed to 'fast & digital'.
The word 'smudge' is a nod to 'Arte di Vita' which means 'the art of living'. Next to her own company 'Rosie Reports', Rosie is part of a group of people who run a business based on friendship, who aim to live, work and create the 'slow' way: 'Arte di Vita Interiors', an interior design agency with its own paint and fabrics, a B&B in Tuscany and a concept store in the Netherlands. So in this place you will also find articles about 'Arte di Vita'.
The word 'blur' is a nod to 'Rosie Reports', in particular Rosie's work as a film photographer (she is also a writer and designer). Rosie's full name is
Rosanne van Cruyningen. Blur is what occurs when the shutter speed was too slow in order to get a sharp focus. This means that, technically, the image is failed. Yet, Blur can also be beautiful, especially on film, showing colour and texture as if painted with a brush on a canvas.
Discover the magic of film photography also known as 'analog' photography. Find those photographers who can capture your memories in a beautiful, lasting and analog way...
We used it before the hipsters did.
Infinite battery life, no loading time, no data fees.
Wouldn't it be awesome if this stuff grew on trees?
Our photos tell stories. But not scary ghost stories. I mean, like, the stories that dreams are made of. Like when the good guys triumph, and the bad guys get caught, and the slightly-nerdy guy captures the
Rosie works as a freelance journalist, photographer and content creator and also designs websites using the Showit 5 platform. Take a look at her portfolio: http://rosiereports.com