Think Pink

March 17th, 2013 by Tatiana

Following my previous Instagram projects in Gambia and Morocco, I realised that I take so many photos when travelling yet I hardly notice that there are plenty of things to photograph around me. Indeed, in our day to day life we tend to get along with usual things without paying attention to little unimportant details.

During the recent grey rainy days I came up with an idea – using the Instagram app to photograph different colourful objects around me. To make my task more challenging I set up a theme of a different colour every week. This past week’s colour has been pink.

All week I have been on a hunt for pink things I encountered. It may sound easy – just enter any clothes shop and snap the latest spring collection. It wasn’t easy, however, as I wanted my photos to be interesting and photographing pink dresses wasn’t really of any interest to me.

It all started at home with a cute pink teddy bear guarding my bed  and a pretty batik African artwork on the wall.

 This is one of the roses from my Women’s day bouquet.

I could not pass by this cupcake and a donut. Too pretty to be eaten!

Notting Hill is one of my favourite parts of London. Whenever I am in the area,  I always pop in Yumi boutique simply to admire different modern vintage items they sell there.

Isn’t it a perfect excuse to keep buying more and more shoes?

Monsoon has these decorations in its windows.

Pink stationary anyone?

You have got to admire Lulu Guinness for her elaborate bag designs!

With release of a new Miss Dior video I see a lot of adverts for this perfume. Not really my smell though.

Oh la la ! Avante-garde hair accessories in Liberty of London? Yes, please!

Or these beautiful silk scarves? Perfect for spring!

Disney Store on Oxford Street! I would have never spotted how pretty it is inside if not for my pink week ))

What do you think these are? A new art installation in Tate Modern? Almost! These are the toilets in Sketch, an eclectic restaurant /art gallery in Mayfair. It is a very interesting and artsy place which changes its décor depending on the artist selected at the time. With four different rooms, it offers a truly unique experience which I highly recommend. It definitely made my Friday.

Why is this pretty lady wearing a traditional Russian head-dress known as “kokoshnik”? This past week has been Russian Maslenitsa Week in London. Maslenitsa is a traditional festival which celebrates the start of Spring, it occurs just before Lent and pancakes are essential to the celebrations.

This little girl attracted my attention not only because of her cute pink coat but also because she was dancing, wiggling around and having so much fun despite the rain. Oleg Gazmanov, who was named a “Russian legend” was the star of the evening. He began his singing career in 1989 and is known to several generations. He brought Russian people together as they were dancing and singing his songs on Trafalgar Square which was touching to see. You can read more about the event here.

Who doesn’t know Russian matryoshkas!

My friend’s pretty umbrella stands out from the crowd!

I have immensely enjoyed seeing ordinary things in a new light. Such little projects not only spark my creativity but make my days more exciting and fun. To quote from Edward de Bono:

“Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting”

Guess what colour theme is next week?

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