On National TV / В Зелена светлина по БНТ

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Окото на камерата не подмина и скромното ни ателие в Пловдив, Капана.

Целия репортаж (2:58 минути) можете да гледате на ето този линк:

http://bnt.bg/predavanyia/zelena-svetlina/preobrazyavane-na-nepotrebnite-broshuri

Скоро участвахме и в документален проект на Arte TV, но за това по-късно, може би догодина.

Междувременно, желаем Ви весели празници и не забравяйте, че ръчно изработеният подарък за Коледа винаги е чудесна идея!

Ето Ви есет причини защо:

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National TV made a small reportage about our modest studio in Plovdiv, district Kapana.

It’s a part of their “Green Light” Program.

You can watch the whole video (2:58 mins) here:

http://bnt.bg/predavanyia/zelena-svetlina/preobrazyavane-na-nepotrebnite-broshuri

We also took part in an Arte TV project, but we’ll talk about this later, maybe next year.

Meanwhile, we wish You all Happy Holidays and don’t forget that hand-made gifts for Christmas are always a brilliant idea!

Here are ten reasons why:

https://ggsis.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/handmade-gifts-for-christmas/

Заповядайте в ателието ни на ул. Г. Бенковски 25 в Пловдив, Капана:

Welcome to our studio in Plovdiv, Kapana, G. Benkovski Str. No 25:karta_kapana

За поръчки и контакти / Accepting orders at: 

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Form the Summer with Love / От лятото с любов

Някои от летните ни закачки:

Some of our summer teases:

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Заповядайте в ателието ни на ул. Г. Бенковски 25 в Пловдив, Капана:

Welcome to our studio in Plovdiv, Kapana, G. Benkovski Str. No 25:karta_kapana

За поръчки и контакти / Accepting orders at: 

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Our Handmade Lamps and Jewellery / Лампи и бижута

 You can see the results of our latest inspirations in the following photos: 

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Welcome to our studio in Plovdiv, Kapana, G. Benkovski Str. No 25:karta_kapana

За поръчки и контакти / Accepting orders at: 

mailggsisters@abv.bg

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Ten Good Reasons to Buy Handmade Gifts for Christmas

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1/ You sponsor local artists, instead of international companies.

And, trust me, they need the money. Supporting local communities is always a good idea. Plus, Christmas is the best time of the year for giving back…

2/ You’ll have a different gift for everybody.

All those friends and relatives, and colleagues! Choosing different gifts for so many people can be a chore sometimes, especially in the era of mass production that we live in. Handmade gifts are the best way to ensure that everybody gets a different gift for Christmas. Even if you buy at the same shop! Handmade gifts eliminate the probability of two people buying the same thing for the same person, as well.

3/ Art is always a good idea!

For a Christmas gift. For any gift, in fact.

4/ Plus, it does not have to be expensive.

Especially, if you compare the prices of handmade gifts to those of fashion clothes and hi-tech products (smart phones, tablets, personal computers). Expensive. Boring. Mass. Production. Being original at a lower price saves money, but it also makes you stand out.

5/ Quality matters.

Speaking in terms of quality, we would never compare a beautiful handmade gift, designed by a skillful hand and made with love, to a mass product, coming out of a Chinese or a Taiwan company by the millions. How do you think, which of the two options shows a more personal attitude?

6/ It’s ecological.

Handmaders rely mostly on reused products for materials. Their craft does not have a negative impact on the environment. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. “Miracles made of paper and waste” is our motto, for example. We do not only create art from stuff that people usually throw away (like spam brochures etc). We teach and inspire environmental thinking (as a way of life) with our work.

7/ It’s a way of saying NO to exploitation!

The expensive brands that you buy at the local mall are usually made by poor people (and sometimes even kids) in poor countries. They work long hours in miserable conditions, they get harsh treatment by their supervisors and they receive minimum wage. Three dollars a day is not a rare example. It’s enough to buy rice, but it is not enough to be a human being. Economists call it “outsourcing”. We call it slavery. Buying handmade gifts for Christmas is a way of saying NO to “profit maximization”, which is usually the synonym for exploitation.

8/ Souvenir is the French word for gift.

When giving a gift, we try to create a lasting memory. Souvenir is the French word for gift. It means “memory”. Handmade gifts are the best way to impress and to be remembered…

9/ The choice is immense!

There are millions of handmaders around the world and every one of them is creating hundreds of unique items that have no replica on this planet. This is what we call “variety”!

10/ And what do you choose for somebody who has it all?

Remember that Art is always a god idea? Well, handmade gifts are probably be the most affordable pieces of Art that you can buy for somebody who has it all…

Merry Christmas!

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GG Sisters is part of the initiative “Kapana Creative District” organized by Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019.

Handmade Mask of Groot

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We had an interesting challenge this Halloween – creating a mask for a friend of ours. He wished for Groot from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” . Here is the result:

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Paper-mashing was the technique, and for decoration we used natural materials, such as real moss from actual trees:

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It was a short deadline for a slow-drying, hard-to-form process, such as paper mashing, but we managed to finish it on time:

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Plus, all those kids stopping by our window saying: “Hey, this is Groot!” were priceless indicators that we were doing the right thing and doing it the right way.

Who is Groot, you might ask?

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Source: Wikipedia

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Нощна смяна

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През десетото юбилейно издание на Нощта на музеите и галериите (Пловдив) ателието на GG Sisters ще бъде отворено за посетители до късно. Можете да ни откриете на адрес ул. Георги Бенковски 25 в Капана и двете вечери: на 12-ти и 13-ти септември (петък и събота) след 19 часа.

During the tenth anniversary edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries (Plovdiv) GG Sisters’ studio will be open to visitors until late. You can find us both of the evenings at Georgi Benkovski Str. No 25: September 12th and 13th (Friday and Saturday) after 7 p.m.karta_kapana

 

Welcome! We will be happy to see you there.

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GG Sisters is part of the initiative Kapana Creative District organized by Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019 and supports Plovdiv’s candidacy for European capital of culture 2019.

Great News!!!

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Plovdiv has just been nominated for European Capital of Culture 2019!!! 

Yayyyy!!!

And, while our ears are being deafened by cracks of champagne, here is a little more about the prize that we’re so proud of:

From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:

“The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organizes a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.

Preparing a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for the city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city’s image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale.

In 1985, former actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s Minister of Culture, and her French counterpart Jack Lang came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures and raising awareness of their common history and values.

The Commission of the European Union manages the title and each year the Council of Ministers of the European Union formally designates European Capitals of Culture: more than 40 cities have been designated so far.

An international panel of cultural experts is in charge of assessing the proposals of cities for the title according to criteria specified by the European Union.

A 2004 study conducted for the European Commission demonstrated that the choice of European Capital of Culture served as a catalyst for the cultural development and the transformation of the city. Consequently, the beneficial socio-economic development and impact for the chosen city are now also considered in determining the chosen cities”.

Source: Wikipedia

Our studio is working from 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, on Georgi Benkovski Str. No 25., Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Come see us there:

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Cheerz, Plovdiv! 

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GG Sisters is part of the initiative “Kapana Creative District” organized by Municipal Foundation Plovdiv 2019 and supports Plovdiv’s candidacy for European capital of culture 2019.