Friday, September 30, 2011
September is over, I just can't believe it. There are moments in life when you can feel every minute ticking, there are others when you just keep bumping into the calendar with the same surprise face every other month. I have no idea what that could mean except that time and our perception of it is a mystery, and so are neutrinos (by now).
I'm gonna stop trying to think deep thoughts and I'm just gonna go to the movies to see The Tree of Life (not very light I know) and eat popcorn. Happy weekend everyone, specially for Bader, Luis and the lovely Gabina :)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Truly lovely happy video. A professional display of 50 No Handed Bike Moves* performed to "Golden Tree" by Martin Brooks, directed by Ninian Doff and found in the wonderful page Is Nice That.
I want a bike and learn how to do the MGM Lion, the Royal Wave, the Oscar Acceptance Speech and the Venus... you? :)
*approved by the Official Federation of No Handed Bikes Skills™
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Trying new things with my badges, mixing some new and old phrases with my doodles. Soon to be in the shop :) How do you like them? Please leave a comment!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Greek εφήμερος – ephemeros, literally "lasting only one day") are transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Well not just that, who am I kidding? Also a couple of interesting articles in The Guardian to read, one about books, the other one about neutrinos. Have a nice weekend and wish me luck tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I know that I say that I probably won't blog this week. Well, today I couldn't help it because is Spring & Autumn Day, my two favorite seasons. I want to share with you a mixtape I made. Click on the illustration to listen to it and have an amazing day everyone! x
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Don't you ever have that feeling that sometimes you have a lot of free time and then all of a sudden you're drowning in deadlines and thousands of things to do, I reckon is a freelance thing. Well, I'm drowning this week. I have a lot of work to do and I'll be taking the IELTS test this Saturday (wish me luck), so I won't have to much time for blogging, well I shouldn't at least. Let's see how it goes, but in case I won't appear around here soon, you know that I'm around, going crazy. xxx
Photo is from the soon-to-be building of my very best friend Danielle in Paris :)
Monday, September 19, 2011
There’s a limit to your love
Like a waterfall in slow motion
Like a map with no ocean
There’s a limit to your love.
Like a waterfall in slow motion
Like a map with no ocean
There’s a limit to your love.
Muy buenos días y buen lunes para todos. Qué buena música para empezar la semana.
Good morning and good Monday to everyone. Such a lovely music to start the week!
Friday, September 16, 2011
One of the few things you miss when you're working as a freelance is the Friday happiness. Since everyday is pretty much the same, you usually forget what day it is and Fridays passes by without any glory. So looking for reasons to celebrate I discovered that I have quite a few, I've been invited to be a regular collaborator of Mono Magazine and gotta send my article today. Also tonight is the releasing party of the 8th number of 7Capas the skate magazine I collaborate with as a sort of Style Editor. Happy friday it is!
Photos belong to the usually girls-day-out brunch I try to do every month (every other month, once a year maybe?) with my friends Daniela and Lara and to the book I've started to read yesterday: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
A suitable soundtrack for this post, since is the music I'm listening right this instant, is the latest Kasabian album that you can hear on stream on The Guardian page.
Have a good weekend everyone! x
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli demonstrates that OCD can be a rather amazing visual exercise. You can see this in his book Kunst Aufräumen where he shows "die ganze Welt in Ordnung", the whole world in order.
If your obsession, whatever that is, can deliver such beautiful images, I definitely would encourage you to love it, live it and share it with the world! x
Found via Jeannie-Jeannie.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It the coast of Dorset, facing the English Channel you got this very special place called Durdle Door (a combination of words really dificult to be pronounced properly if you happen to been born in a place other than the UK). The name Durdle is derived from an Old English word 'thirl' meaning bore or drill.
The door is an arch made of stone located in a beautiful peaceful beach (despite the big amount of tourists coming and going). They say that eventually the arch is going to collapse leaving just a bunch of rocks piled at the sea.
One thing I didn't know when I went there is that all that area is privately owned by the Welds, a family who own 50 km2 in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate. I read that on the map though. Fortunately this amazing place is open to the public.
The water is cold, very cold, but not impossible cold. Being there and knowing that is possible that I might never come back I took my chances and went for a swim even though I had no towel, it was part refreshing and delightful, part painful, but overall it was definitely worth it. Who knows if I'm going to have that chance again.
So, if you ever around this part of England you definitely have to go to Durdle Door. A lot of amazing sights, delicious water, gorgeous sunset light and the best Mr. Whippies ever. And as Douglas Adams would say: don't forget to bring your towel.
Since I discovered cooking as a delightful new way of procrastinating I've been making all kinds of dishes, old and new, exotic, traditional, recently learnedor tasted and even some improvisation. Today I decided to try this Berry Crumble recipe I found by google-ing "berry crumble", it sounded very simple and it actually was.
Other than my lack of cooking skills the only thing working against me was that my oven is not working properly and in this case in particular you need to be able to adjust very well the oven's temperature... but anyway, besides a little over-cooked almonds on the top the rest was delicious.
I had dessert for lunch today and I also get to blogged about my blueberry-procrastinating-crumble... doesn't get any better than that. If you try it, and you totally should, let me know how it turns out! x
Monday, September 12, 2011
Her 11th prophecy is: Shoot with your heart. That's definitely good advice both for lomography in particular, and life in general.
Have a look at her work, leave your comments here, and have a lovely Monday everyone! x
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Random photos of NYC in October 2007. See more in my Flickr.
I woke up today thinking of New York, I guess is impossible not to do that, specially because is one of my favorite cities in the World and home to some very special and lovely friends of mine that I really want to visit soon. Lots of love to NYC.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Circus and Whip.
Today is a happy day because I've been invited to be a regular contributor in a nice Venezuelan magazine called Mono. I already wrote a piece for them in February called Ese extraño deseo del objeto, that can be roughly translated as: That strange desire of the object. You can read it in Spanish here.
Watch this space for more info about this new and exciting writing project :)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The past Saturday I saw Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and I really really enjoyed it. I specially liked the reflection he does about that sensation that I reckon we all experiment sometimes in our lives of being born in a time that doesn't suit us. All times past always seems better... but that's just an illusion, or as Rachel McAdams says being in love with a fantasy. Even though I don't agree with her character on anything else, I think she's right about that because one shouldn't waste too much time with illusions from the past you can't do anything about, specially if you can focus your energy in making the best of your present and shape it after your dreams... right?
Nevertheless I expend a lot of time on Sunday watching the photos of my last trip to Paris, and listening to Cole Porter... a little nostalgia and contradiction is allowed after all.