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This is the space where I express my creativity, ideas, personal projects and other relevant pieces of information which inspire me and I believe that it might inspire you as well.

paulaonicala.com is a work in progress, which I try hard to improve day by day and it is used as a learning and sharing platform for me and hopefully for my readers too.

 

Purple dress

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“Bega povesteste”

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New laptop envelope sleeve

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Window seating area

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Waiting Spaces

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20 dresses

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New laptop envelope sleeve

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DIY Christmas Decorations

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Degree thesis

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Personalized pants

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Passion and Profession

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Purple dress

Purple dress I recently started sewing again (after a long period of working on my architecture degree thesis), because I had an important event in my life, the graduation party. With this motivation in my mind, I started searching for the perfect prom dresses, but I...

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“Bega povesteste”

"Bega povesteste..." "Bega povesteste" is an online platform which runs on the idea of sharing impressions and unknown stories about Bega, the 'forgotten' channel of Timisoara. This platform is part of an architecture thesis project, which promotes the beauty behind...

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New laptop envelope sleeve

New laptop envelope sleeve Recently I handcrafted another envelope sleeve for a MacBook Air 13" and this time not for myself, but for my cousin's laptop. I chose a thick grey fabric for a simple, elegant sleeve and beside the main compartment, I also made another side...

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Window seating area

Window seating area I think that the best places in every house are the areas close to the windows. They are unique because of their brightness, warmth, and especially because of their open view. This kind of spaces makes you more relaxed, meditative, and you can feel...

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Waiting Spaces

Waiting spaces Recently I made a short presentation of the Bega channel from Timisoara. I highlighted the spaces around Bega, which need urgent intervention. It is a short, nostalgic movie, which promotes the unseen beauty of the old industrial areas along the water....

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20 dresses

20 dresses It happens to everyone to need to wear a new dress at different occasions, but they don't find the perfect one, or they just don't want to spend more money on clothes they will never wear again. This dress represents an innovative way to transform the same...

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New laptop envelope sleeve

New laptop envelope sleeve It's the first day of 2017, so I was thinking it might be a good idea to start this year by sewing something useful. I started the year with a new laptop and for this I needed a new bag, to cover it, to protect it and to make keep it safe...

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DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations As the Christmas is coming soon, today I had a little bit of free time to decorate my house. Decoration ideas are everywhere, so it is very easy to find something that you like and you can do by yourself. I attached a link with some of my...

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Degree thesis

I want to share with you one of my latest research topics, which was the main reason why I had not posted for a while. I chose to do my degree thesis having as a topic Bega's riverfront, and yesterday was the first deadline for the theoretical paper, so I was reading...

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Personalized pants

Personalized pants It happens to me many times that I want a certain piece of clothing, something similar to what I am seeing on the internet or in magazines, but everywhere I am searching for something similar, I just can't find it. There is always something that...

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Treat your city as your home!

Treat your CITY as your home! I found some days ago an interesting and very inspiring article about how you can improve your city, doing small things that make you live a happy life. Why can't we just do these things instead of waiting until it will be too hard or too...

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Another Romanian Blouse

Another Romanian Blouse As I wrote in the last article, about two months ago my mother started to sew the well-known Romanian blouses and she made for me already two blouses, which I'm wearing as often as I can. Today I will share with you some photos with the latest...

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Romanian blouse “ie”

The Romanian blouse 'ie' Hello! Today I will share with you one of my Romanian blouses, with some colored pompoms attached, inspired from one shirt I saw in a  Zara store. My mother supported me in everything with this project, so, when I showed her the blouse model,...

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I want to be an architect, where do I start?

I want to be an architect, where do I start? Because I want this site to be a source of inspiration for everyone, today I will focus on those outside the field of architecture, like high-school students who are interested to apply for an architecture major. I found an...

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Inspiration of the day: choker necklace

Inspiration of the day: choker necklace Today is about necklaces! I'm writing this post because I want to inspire many of you to do your own necklace. It's 'a must' this year to wear the choker chain which is an inspiration from the '90s (I don't believe in trends,...

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My special black dress

My special black dress It's Sunday evening, the weekend is over and my mind is flying at my elegant black dress, specially made by me for a wedding party. I started creating this dress from the idea of a long and voluminous skirt, and a simple top. Then, I was...

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Dress like an architect

Dress like an architect! Today I will write about how to dress like an architect. It's a disputed topic with so many jokes around it, like these rules: 1. All black. 2. Black with a bit of grey. 3. Black with a bit of white. 4. Match different shades of black.  There...

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Champagne skirt

Champagne Skirt As I said in the description, my passion is sewing. If there are clothes I want to wear and I can't find them in stores or they are too expensive, I just make them myself. This summer I sewed many skirts and I tried all the easy possibilities that I...

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Today is about fashion – 100 years of fashion

100 Years of Fashion Today is about fashion. I will start this 'Passion' section with a short movie about the last 100 years of fashion, with the main key items of each decade, like stiletto heels, the little black dress, and many others. I'm fond of this '100 years'...

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The Vertical Library, New York

Vertical library, NY - Gluckplus Architects This is an exciting project about reinventing the typology of the urban townhouse. It's interesting how the architect thought the space, he reconfigured the organization and the facade of the existing building, in order to...

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The Bicycle Snake – Denmark

The Bicycle Snake, Denmark - DISSING+WEITLING architecture "The Bicycle Snake" is a 230 m long sky bridge, promoting Copenhagen as a better place to live, more space, less noise, cleaner air, and a healthier life style by cycling to work. Imagine you would have this...

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