Happy Birthday Yatzer

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 21 January 2010

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It’s been three years already…

    On 21 January 2007, I published my first ever post on a site I then decided to name Yatzer, since everyone in elementary school used to call me [Vo]yatzer and the nickname kind of stuck.

    As I recall, I was serving in the military and dreaded the fact that I would spend a whole year away from the world of magazines, where I “grew up”. Thus, it was through “wordpress”, the famous free blog platform, that I, like million other people around the world,  began to post all those things in the design world that I never wanted to forget.

    Naturally, I began to enjoy it, it became addictive. I was spending sleepless nights searching and discovering the reasons behind my growing need to share everything with everyone, especially those who have the same fondness and passion for design as me.

    On November 2007, I completed my military service and resumed my position as a stylist at the Greek magazine MAISON & DECORATION.  But there wasn’t a single day spent away from Yatzer, and I had to choose, then and there, between being a stylist and a trend scout-blogger.

    So I decided that what matters most in life is the need to share… just about anything with others, and not just take what we are given…  Life is for sharing, and my motto since then has been “design is to share”.

    As I’m sure you have already figured out, my devotion for Yatzer won, and with the guidance of Sotiris Bithas (waddict.gr), my web-design professor, we set out to create Yatzer’s new image. On 1 May 2008, the new version of Yatzer was finally online on a dedicated server. 

    The perfected version of that layout, which is also our current one, will be unveiled in a few months! So stay tuned!

    Allow me to point that Yatzer owes its existence to the design world, to all the designers, architects and artists that devote their time and efforts to breathe life to all those magnificent creations that we decide to share with YOU.

    I would like to THANK YOU all for the hundreds of emails we receive daily, and to let you know that we read EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to requests that we have no intention of publishing due to their incompatibility with our aesthetics.

    So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY firstly to ALL OF YOU, and secondly to Yatzer… and we promise that in 2010 we will do everything in our power to keep you up to date with the most intriguing and glorious news in the magical realm of design.

   remember that in 2010 Yatzer will:
       * Dress your eyes with the highest couture
       * Challenge your brain with the edgiest design items
       * Culture your senses within the art world
       * Inspire your being through architecture
       * Entertain your lives with interviews competitions and all ways that bring you closer to us.

    Respectfully and Creatively Yours
    Costas Voyatzis

    Publisher / Creative Director

special THANKS to Kossi Aguessy for the "Three year's Anniversary" painting!



  • friend
    Desi Dinou | 2010-01-21 10:31:43

    Happy Birthday Yatzer...!!! Keep up the amazing work Costa! YOU always were the creative star in school xx

  • friend
    Anastasia Gerali | 2010-01-21 10:35:08

    Bravo Costas, for making the right decision and continuing with the blog. A blog which I, like so may others follow daily! thank you for sharing, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Chris Loufopoulos | 2010-01-21 10:51:03

    Happy birthday for many many years with the same passion, the same freshness, the same ethousiasm and class and I wish to you Costas and all your Team much more followers and readers the following years! Sky is the limit... design has no limits!!!

  • friend
    Cristina Lazar | 2010-01-21 10:59:39

    Happy sharing, Mr.Yatzer! :) My mind & soul are happy to meet daily your creative world! I wish you an amazing 2010!

  • friend
    doya karolini | 2010-01-21 11:09:46

    Cheers to the absolut best that is yet to come! Happy b-day to you, Yatzer. Happy b-day to you too, Yatzer, team:DDDDD Woow, amazing how time flies, don't you think? Seems like yesterday when Costas and me first met, in a cafe downtown Athens. Seems like yesterday when Yatzer was first launched. And that "yesterday" was a damn fine day;) So, cheers to those coming our way. May they be as gorgeous, colorfull, smArt and deliciously genious as those already shared with all of you guys out there :D Everyday and everywhere. Promise.

  • friend
    Jo Yana | 2010-01-21 11:12:26

    All the best for Yatzer, one of my best blogs ;)

  • friend
    katerina biliouri | 2010-01-21 11:40:04

    Once upon a time there was a lil boy with an eye & passion for design. And he had a blog. And wrote and wrote and fed the little blog with posts and love. And then loads of other little boys & girls read his blog. And his blog grew bigger and turned into a website. And today it turns 3 years. And has editors and contributors and followers.. but above all has all of YOU, all of the world. Here's to the days that are yet to come. I'll drink to that ;-) [oh well a bit later it's only mornin..!]

  • friend
    cassourel | 2010-01-21 11:40:56

    Best wishes for a BIRTHDAY, that makes people HAPPY.

  • friend
    Emre Ozucoskun | 2010-01-21 11:50:41

    great site, great subjects. keep up the good work. happy birthday..

  • friend
    An Michiels | 2010-01-21 11:57:56

    Happy birthday from London! Keep sharing Costas!

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    georgios mathioudakis | 2010-01-21 12:08:08

    All the very best for YATZER and its team. I wish the next 3 years to give us more from the design world through the Yatzer's critical eye. I will be here to celebrate and the next 3 years and the years to come. So happy birthday and i am sure that you are growing up with very excellent "parent" and a big familly around you!

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    Sotiris Bithas | 2010-01-21 12:34:08

    dear student..., i am very proud of you... & really lucky for having the chance to meet you. Having the chance of meeting one of the most inspiring persons in my life. Lucky teacher i guess! wait to see the next chapter.... of Yatzer's empire...!

  • friend
    Mustafa Sabbagh | 2010-01-21 12:40:29

    HAPPY B-DAY,,,,,,,u always got my eyes and mind ,thanks for the great work,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • friend
    Tracy | 2010-01-21 12:41:44

    Happy Birthday Yatzer - looking forward to another year of inspiration

  • friend
    dionysis livanis | 2010-01-21 12:46:23

    Happy birthday! I love what you do and how you do it!

  • friend
    belle | 2010-01-21 13:12:58

    will there be a book soon then!! i love yatzer!

  • friend
    hector | 2010-01-21 13:13:38

    Feliz Cumpleanos!

  • friend
    Petra Berlin | 2010-01-21 13:37:48

    haPpiEst biRtHdaY to yOu coStAs + your team ! * * * * WE LOVE YATZER * * * * and never EVER stop to electrify and zooom us with your work ! It's M A R V E L L O U S

  • friend
    arsonizta | 2010-01-21 14:01:14

    Happy Birthday Yatzer!! I'm so lucky to have discovered your site! more yatzer years to come! :D

  • friend
    pavlos.k | 2010-01-21 14:01:24

    ...happy birthday yatzer!!!...thanks for sharing all this...u make our day better...plus...many thanks to you and the designshop for my "Trestle"...i love it! :)

  • friend
    Lena Okuneva | 2010-01-21 14:10:01

    Happy birthday! Frohe Geburtstag! Π— Π΄Π½Π΅ΠΌ народТСння! =)

  • friend
    noni | 2010-01-21 14:49:20

    Happy birthday YATZER!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all these amazing and inspiring posts! It is soooo nice having you in our everyday life!!

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    MARCO DE GEYTER | 2010-01-21 14:53:50


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    Ney | 2010-01-21 16:10:06

    Happy Birthday! We love Yatzer!

  • friend
    Joa | 2010-01-21 16:40:37

    Yatzer FTW! :D I check Yatzer daily, I've seen the change, I'm addicted. May this blog live happily ever after! It's so inspiring, even the comments of the readers, because they are written with love for design. Thank you Costas, you are my hero.

  • friend
    Stephanie Nahas | 2010-01-21 17:04:41

    HAPPY B-DAY YATZER! And many thanks to you, Costas, for being the heart and soul of this fabulous site! xoxo -S

  • friend
    Francesca | 2010-01-21 17:18:38

    Happy Birthday!

  • friend
    an architect in culiacan mexico | 2010-01-21 17:37:49

    un gran feliz compleaΓ±os en este mΓ gico nΓΉmero tres, TΓΉ trabajo es sensacional y ademΓ s lo compartes, lo cuΓ l es aΓΉn mas sensacional. Muchos saludos y besos.

  • friend
    constantine | 2010-01-21 17:44:14

    Happy birthday! Keep up the good work :)

  • friend
    Katia | 2010-01-21 17:57:20

    Happy bday Yatzer! You give us ideas to dream of and things to wish for... Thank you.

  • friend
    georgia | 2010-01-21 17:58:34

    Happy Birthday to YATZER!!!! Today is my daughters birthday too! I'm happy that she's in my life and i wish you many many many............ and much much much.......... of anything you need to go on succesfully! Happy Birthday!

  • friend
    Ricardo Hernandez | 2010-01-21 18:07:17

    Happy Bday Yatzer! 3 years young. Such a great life ahead of you! Keep up the great work, it is immensely appreciated.

  • friend
    Nancy Peterson | 2010-01-21 18:13:14

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Thank you for filling my senses and for recognizing how much creative thought matters and for sharing your discoveries!!! 'Wishing for many many more years!

  • friend
    andra | 2010-01-21 18:20:41

    Happy Bday, my dear Yatzer! you always manage to make my day:)

  • friend
    Ishan S | 2010-01-21 19:12:35

    Happy Birthday Yatzer from Asia! Thanks for all the great posts and hours of entertaining editorials! All the best!

  • friend
    vicky | 2010-01-21 21:13:53

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Thank you for making my life more artistic and beautiful. Love you!

  • friend
    Pascal Panagiotidis | 2010-01-21 21:48:32

    What can I say about Yatzer? A great web, the best I'd dare say. Lucky to find it, honored to be part of the team. It feels really great to discover and share all the latest design trends with the Yatzer fans around the globe. The Yatzer world is full of nice surprises and the best is yet to come! Happy Birthday Yatzer! Bottoms up! HURRAY!!!!

  • friend
    Marcia Argyriades | 2010-01-21 22:07:50

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear YATZER happy birthday to you….with many more magical and glorious days of architecture, art, design, fashion, graphics and interviews for your eyes only @ Yatzer.com!

  • friend
    Fleak | 2010-01-21 22:24:10

    I just know you for one year but it was a good year. Nice work. Gratz from Hamburg - Germany

  • friend
    Andre ass | 2010-01-21 22:55:26


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    morgan chu | 2010-01-22 06:46:43

    I been following you since 2008 and i love most of the article you posted on here, i wake up every morning and this is the second thing i look at....(after I finished looking at myself in the mirror of course lol). Happy Bday and 3rd anniversary ;)

  • friend
    NU | 2010-01-22 07:24:56

    Happy Birthday Yatzer! Thank you for sharing!

  • friend
    anna | 2010-01-22 13:55:21

    Three year old? Surely not, you don't look a day over two! Happy birthday Yatzer, and thanks for all the support you've given us. To many happy returns. Anna & the Rocket team

  • friend
    Parisatis | 2010-01-22 14:16:45

    Bravo ! Continue !! Polli hairome to oti moirazeis ola afta ta pragmata ta toso enthieferonda mazi me polli kosmo from far away aus ..merci Parisatis

  • friend
    Angelo | 2010-01-22 14:17:07

    Happy Birthday to all Yatzer tm! Great staff!

  • friend
    sara | 2010-01-22 23:06:47


  • friend
    Giannis Zacharakis | 2010-01-23 00:14:47

    Happy Happy Birthay Yatzer(s)...

  • friend
    Christina | 2010-01-23 00:56:30

    Happy Birthday Costa!!! You were great in the beginning... but now you're awesome! Thumbs up for keep blogging! Love, C.

  • friend
    Moh | 2010-01-23 02:03:32

    Well thanks for your magical skills i am thrilled by your realm M

  • friend
    Fernando Tucunduva | 2010-01-23 04:55:15

    Happy birthday Voyatzer because happiness is to share =]

  • friend
    salvation | 2010-01-23 10:24:27

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • friend
    RaDe | 2010-01-23 19:11:47

    happy Birthday to Yatzer from all the Whitezine's team !

  • friend
    ricardo | 2010-01-23 19:47:27

    happy birthday !! 3 years of a brilliant work!!! keep yatzering!! ^^

  • friend
    setareh | 2010-01-24 08:39:34

    happppyy birth day my lovely web

  • friend
    ming | 2010-01-24 15:09:00

    happy birthday! you were a brilliant surprise find 2 years ago, and you are still as brilliant ever since...

  • friend
    philippe | 2010-01-24 17:36:57

    Congratulations Costas.....happy birthday.....and I am sure..."we ain't seen nothing yet". Stick to your goals and thank you for feeding our brains, our culture, our style and our senses.thank you....

  • friend
    Pieterjan | 2010-01-25 12:42:29

    Keep it up!

  • friend
    Yatzerina is Back | 2010-01-25 13:19:40

    Happy Birthday my love... A Roller-Skate ride is nothing compared to the ride we are about to experience.... I LOVE YOU!!!!

  • friend
    Rodrigo Almeida | 2010-01-26 20:53:47

    All the best !!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ;- )

  • friend
    monica | 2010-01-29 21:19:24

    Happy Birthday Yatzer!! Thank you for all your support Costas, you have done an incredible job, we look forward to more, more and more!!

  • friend
    Tina Komninou | 2010-02-01 12:19:16

    Happy Birthday to Yatzer, it has been a creative 3 years and we await to be challenged further for the next years to come.

  • friend
    NhungNguyen | 2010-08-23 07:37:47

    Congratulations! Yatzer - One of my favorite websites!

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