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Καλή Χρονιά να έχουμε.

31 Dec



Living Postcards_ Ilia Kothra

25 Nov
A great site by a special Friend Ilia Kothra.

“Living Postcards” is a personal blog about the things i like in Greece,the things that i want to share with you.

I love this country.A lot. And i dont see it with the eyes of a typical old fashioned tourist,who bought postcards once from a trip to Greece. Mine are real. They are breathing, scents, pictures, words, feelings, people. They come alive every time i look around.

Boutique hotels that i want to spend time in there.Artists that make me think, smile, reconsider things, change. Painters, photographers, modern galleries, because “art is life” and life is art also..
New fashion and jewellery designers that makes us proud here and abroad. They give a new definition to “chic and greek”. Local products, mediterranean taste, high class restaurants where you can have fun eating, and socializing.After all “food is pleasure”.cosmetics from alternative brands with quality products, respecting mother nature. Because we all need “pure beauty”.
New mucisians,that make the difference. More than the typical sound of Greece. “More than bouzouki”.

All these people are the proof that when you really love something, you fight for it. You cant hold back, you move on, no matter what you ve been told,no matter all the negative scenarios and tough reality, you have to try and make your dreams come true.

The new Greeks are not afraid to be compared to  their ancestors. They respect their inheritance, but they live “here and now”, with a global open mindness.

I am Iliada Evaggelia Kothra, born in Athens,in the divine area of Plaka. I have studied marketing, advertisement, public relations and acting in Athens. I am occupied as wholesale manager in the biggest swimwear-underwear company in Greece, a job i love madly.

Join me in this trip. Its full of joy and a strong belief for a better tomorrow. I hope you will enjoy it as i do.


TEDx Athens The one who do

23 Nov

TEDxAthens 2012 – Πρόγραμμα Σαββάτου 24/11

November 22, 2012 • Δημοσιεύτηκε από: Κανένα σχόλιο

Σας παρουσιάζουμε σήμερα το συνολικό μας πρόγραμμα για τo main event τουTEDxAthens που θα πραγματοποιηθεί το Σάββατο 24 Νοεμβρίου στον Ελληνικό Κόσμο, Πειραιώς 254.


Registration 8.00 – 09.40

Session 1  (9.40-11.30)

Δημήτρης Καλαβρός, TEDxAthens Curator

Ramy Nassar, TEDxWaterloo Curator

♬  Performance by Νικος Τουλιάτος

Γιώργος Κλειβοκιώτης, Co-Founder, UP Greek Tourism

Viktor Kohen, Designer

Ματθαίος Γιωσαφάτ, Ψυχίατρος – Ψυχαναλυτής

Break 11.30-12.10

Session 2 (12.10-13.55)

Sam Conniff, Social Entrepreneur

Mary Katrantzou, Σχεδιάστρια Μόδας

Craig Walzer, Ιδρυτής του βιβλιοπωλείου “Atlantis”

Andreas Mershin, Research Scientist

♬ Performance by Ειρήνη Σκυλακάκη

Big Break (13.55-14.50)

Session 3 (14.50-16.30)

Στέφανος Σιταράς, Σκηνοθέτης

Steve Vranakis, Creative Director, EMEA Creative Lab, Google

Ashley Fiolek, Moto-cross Champion

David Shing, Digital Prophet, AOL

♬ Performance by 3 Tea Sopranos

Break 16.30-17.00

Session 4 (17.00-18.50)

Μαρία Καρχιλάκη, Πολεμική ανταποκρίτρια

Costas Voyatzis, Δημιουργός και Editor-in-Chief στο Yatzer.com

John Paul Flintoff, Συγγραφέας

Bindi Karia/Paul Papadimitriou , VC/Emerging Business Lead at Microsoft/Future-Teller

♬ Performance by Βασιλική Καρακώστα

Break 18.50-19.10

Session 5 (19.10-20.55)

Γιάννης Θεοχάρης, Political Scientist

Lars Rasmussen, Δημιουργός του Google Maps

Ivar  Gjørup, Συγγραφέας, Cartoonist

Δημήτρης Ζάννες, Αλιέας

♬ Performance by Cayetano

Break 20.55-21.10

Session 6 (21.10-22.40)

Oliver Reichenstein, Information Architect

Παύλος Τσιαντός, Filmmaker / Mountain Guide

Diane Kochilas, Cook – Author

Interview at: www.graphicart-news.com

5 Nov
Greek Salad
Nicolas Drossos, aka Zori Design, a graphic designer from Greece, combined his love for cooking and illustration and design his favorite Greek recipes mixing raw materials with draw materials conveying fragrances of food to the design. The inspiration came from www.theydrawandcook.com website, created by Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, who are a brother and sister design and illustration team. But let’s see what Nicolas has to say about his experience.

1. Please Nicolas, tell as few words about you

Well I am a 46 yrs old Greek graphic designer and illustrator. Started with the traditional way of design, and then, step by step I entered the word of computers and especially macintosh I’ve worked in the publication, and advertising sector for many years as a Creative Director. But along with that I’ve created my Design Studio “ZoriDesign”, to create unique jobs and develop more “personal style”.


2. How did the combination of cooking and illustration happened?

Well, that’s a funny story. I am designing and cooking. Almost from the age of 6 I remember myself drawing things at my mother’s kitchen. The smells and the feeling of food, was one of the things that I loved from my childhood. The transformation of raw materials into a meal, was to me a mystery, and something I adore. At first I was looking, then I started to cooking, and a little time ago I begun to illustrate my recipes, first for fun and then as a professional designer and foodie. The moment that this transformation happened, was at a very bad turning of my life. In that point I have to admit, that i was in an artistic black out, as an illustrator for over a decade. Series of unfortunate events triggered my creativity to combine my two loves.



3. How useful are your Illustrated recipes? Does it helps the chef?
It’s not all about the chef you know. It’s about the simple cook enthusiast or amateur. Recipes tend to be very monotonous and badly written. Whenever I take a recipe to cook I have to re-write it. To me all this work is about simplicity and the joy of life (and cooking of course). I want families to use them and cook together as a play, and a lesson for their life. Bad nutrition and ready made junks, tend to get more and more place in our tables.


4. If I am not mistaken, this is something new in graphic design field. Do you think it has a productive future?
It’s not really that new, in fact they are sites that promote this kind of artistic expression. As a professional designer and foodie, I am doing things concerning the mediterranean diet, which I think is a very important way of eating, living and thinking. So this kind of illustration could be used for educational, marketing, or selling purposes. Greek virgin Olive oil, feta Cheese, mastiha, just to mention a few are some our country’s treasures that I want to promote with my job.



5. Which artists inspires you?
A friend and colleague of mine Charis Tsevis. Not because he is a very great artist, but also, because he is a great person to always teach you something. And all that with a modest and down to earth manner. Also he explores himself and the techniques he uses.


6. What are your planning for the future?
In the near future I plan to be happy and in good health. Ok, seriously? I am promoting illustrated recipes for my customers from the elite of mediterranean food. I handpicked them and propose them recipes, for promotion of healthy food, through the world. That will be good for them but also for Greece which is in a very bad financial situation.




Comments for Mignatiou.com

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