Hirotechnion means handmade

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Hello gorgeous people!
Today I am very happy to introduce to you an etsy shop very dear and close to me, Hirotechnion. It is a small family business of making hand painted and hand bound wooden cover journals and photo albums.

pomegranate journal

Every one is unique since it is hand painted into wood. The pictures do them no justice I assure you! They are pieces of art in real life!


old ship journal
I truly love they work. I am the happy owner of some of their journals and I never seem to want to change into something else. I love the vintage feeling they have.

Here's the interview of my lovely Efstratia. Enjoy and don't forget to participate in the amazing giveaway Hirotechnion is having. One of these beauties will be yours!!!

Since I was a child, painting has been a need for me. Paper was the means of expressing my world.
Η ζωγραφική ήταν μια ανάγκη που ξεκινά ήδη από το πρώτα μου χρόνια. Το χαρτί υπήρξε για μένα η αφορμή για την αποτύπωση του κόσμου μου. 
Greece is filled with many islands and the blue of the ocean reflecting in the sky is everywhere you look. A very common and familiar image is a ship near a harbor and in the back the rocks of the seaside.
Η Ελλάδα αποτελείται από πολλά νησιά και όπου στρέψεις το βλέμμα σου αντικρίζεις  το γαλάζιο του ουρανού και το μπλε της θάλασσας. Μια πολύ οικεία και γνωστή εικόνα είναι ένα καράβι που αφήνει ή φτάνει σε λιμάνι και κάπου πίσω μακριά διακρίνονται τα βράχια της ακτής.


red flowers journal


Our journeys are being fulfilled with the help of the paintbrushes and the colors. Since painting rocks is a bit awkward we decided to choose the next best natural material; wood.
Τα δικά μας ταξίδια γίνονται με εφόδια τα πινέλα και τα χρώματα. Επειδή το να ζωγραφίζουμε τις πέτρες ήταν δύσχρηστο αποφασίσαμε να διαλέξουμε το αμέσως επόμενο εύχρηστο φυσικό υλικό που υπάρχει στον κόσμο αυτό, το ξύλο.

kid's photo album

We were always thinking of “art serving everyday life” and thus we wanted to create beautiful useful items that would help our mind travel.
Οι σκέψεις μας πάντα οδηγούσαν στη φράση “η τέχνη στην υπηρεσία της καθημερινής ζωής” και έτσι θελήσαμε να φτιάχνουμε όμορφα χρηστικά αντικείμενα που να βοηθούν τα ταξίδια του μυαλού.
Journal, photo albums and all our decorative pieces are manufactured with natural materials like wood, pigments out of minerals and paper.
Τα σημειωματάρια, τα άλμπουμ φωτογραφιών κι όλα τα άλλα διακοσμητικά χώρων που κατασκευάζονται είναι με φυσικά υλικά όπως ξύλο, χρώματα από φυσικά ορυκτά και χαρτί.

wedding photo album

We take each item into our hands over and over again many times, feeling the warmth of the soul in each touch during our manufacturing process. Each drawing has the colors of the Attica sky, and it is season – dependent. Darker and heavier in the winter time, lighter and brighter during summer. This way each of our items is almost one of a kind. We choose themes that hold memories from the old and innocent times of our childhood.

photo album in white wood

Κάθε αντικείμενο κατά τη διάρκεια παρασκευής του περνά από τα χέρια μας ξανά και ξανά, αρκετές φορές, έτσι ώστε να γίνεται αντιληπτή κάθε φορά η ζεστασιά της ψυχής σε κάθε άγγιγμα του. Κάθε απεικόνιση έχει τα χρώματα που μας χάρισε ο αττικός ορίζοντας, ανάλογα με την εποχή. Πιο σκούρα και βαριά το χειμώνα, πιο φωτεινά και λαμπερά το καλοκαίρι. Έτσι κάθε αντικείμενο που αποκτάτε  αγγίζει τα όρια του μοναδικού. Τα θέματα που διαλέγουμε να απεικονίσουμε κρύβουν μέσα τους τις αναμνήσεις μας από πιο παλιούς και αθώους καιρούς, των παιδικών μας χρόνων.

bicycle journal

Our small family business is based on the need for creating and we enjoy the bliss of being accepted by our customers each time they buy something special and unique according to their own desires and dreams.
Η μικρή μας οικογενειακή επιχείρηση έχει τα θεμέλια της στην ανάγκη για δημιουργία και απολαμβάνει τη χαρά της αποδοχής από τους πελάτες μας που αποκτούν κάτι το ιδιαίτερο και σίγουρα μοναδικό όπως οι ίδιοι το επιθυμούν και ονειρεύονται. 



Hirotechnion's journal and photo albums are great gifts for the Christmas. There are four different sizes for you to choose from and many different styles too. Efstratia can write anything you wish on the front cover (name, initials, quote). There is also the option of transferring your own photo onto the wood and creating a unique wedding photo album or baby photo album! The choices are endless!!!!

Now, are you ready???? Efstratia is giving away a MEDIUM size journal depicting a skeleton key to one lucky reader of $36 worth!!!! A true vintage lover gift!!!

skeleton key medium journal
You have many ways to enter! Use the rafflecopter and come back each day for more entries! Enjoy!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Smouts!!!

Akamatra

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23 comments

  1. Great work!
    Keep creating memories holders!
    Congrats!

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  2. I love this journal: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87190468/book-and-pen-journal-handpainted-wooden

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  3. I practically love everything!!
    My favorite is the Medium Size Photo Album - Little Prince

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  4. Fave item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116499180/skeleton-key-journal-vintage-style
    Email: emelina@gmail.com
    Name: Emelina H.

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  5. I adore all of these beautiful little treasures! Hand painted things of this nature are hard to find. I really love the key one and the old record player!
    <3 Cassie
    butterykittens@yahoo.com
    dailydirtydiaper.blogspot.com

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  6. this is my favorite..
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/116499180/skeleton-key-journal-vintage-style
    logansmommy0611@yahoo

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  7. i love these : http://www.etsy.com/listing/89378829/pink-flowers-journal-vintage-style-blank

    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  8. my fav is Pomegranade journal vintage style notebook handpainted wooden cover medium size protruding frame

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  9. lovely giveaway! I have to say my favorite is this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87846514/vintage-bicycle-journal-extra-small

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  10. My favorite is Old ship journal: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82938461/old-ship-journal-vintage-style-blank

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  11. All of them are lovely but this one is absolutely fabulous - http://www.etsy.com/listing/82938461/old-ship-journal-vintage-style-blank

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  12. Love this!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94559845/pomegranade-journal-vintage-style

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  13. I really love this skeleton key journal: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87846631/skeleton-key-journal-extra-small

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  14. I like Wooden handpainted medium Size Photo Album - Pomegranates most of all:)

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  15. I love Old ship journal vintage style blank notebook!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82938461/old-ship-journal-vintage-style-blank

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com




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  16. love the Yellow-orange flowers journal handpainted wooden cover notebook medium size leather fleur de lis

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  17. so beautiful creations!!! adorable all of them :)

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  18. This children's album is so cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76591344/medium-size-photo-album-tops-toys

    deb - debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  19. I liked very much the white flowers journal!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/91176661/white-flowers-journal-blank-notebook

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  20. I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/76572459/medium-size-wedding-photo-album-hands

    Yuliya Sh
    juletchka78(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. these are just lovely! I really like the one with the key, and the one with the pomegranate.

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  22. i like Medium Size Photo Album - Flower Synthesis

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  23. I like: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91176274/quitar-music-journal-handpainted-wooden

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