Saturday, July 21, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I have little to say, but three nice things to share :)
How to pronounce street names in Danish, a very nice project by Momo and Andrew. Via The Inspiration.
A very nice article written by Peggy Orenstein about Caitlin Moran and her book "How to be a Woman" in Slate Magazine.
The latest Greenpeace Campaign. They have fooled a few with this one.
Top photo is from the park near my house, one of this amazing "winter" days we've been having around here last couple of weeks. Bottom photo is from a German restaurant called Hermann. So beautiful!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I've been tiding up my house and I found all this tickets of some music concerts I've enjoyed in my four years living in Buenos Aires. Nice memories.
It's Monday again, hope you have a nice week!
Friday, July 13, 2012
This past Wednesday I joined my friends Isabelle and Martín around the always changing Palermo streets in the first photo shoot of their lovely Roque Bags. The day was really cool, and really cold, and ended up with all of us having a nice cup of warm coffee at Isa's. I had a Ristretto, the one George Clooney should be according to the TV spot. Gotta get myself on of those machines!
The Roque collection is ready (and wonderful), and while we wait for the photos, you can like them on Facebook if you want, and if by any chance you are reading this in Zürich, you can go and visit their cozy showroom in 77 Konradstrasse :)
Have a nice Friday! x
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Yesterday was a lovely day. I met some friends and have a delicious, life-saving lunch in Quimbombo. The lunch then became a tea party, a merienda, a slow walk around Palermo streets, a late afternoon snack in an amazing bookstore, a last coffee, a first wine... and suddenly it was almost midnight. The perfect Saturday wanderlust.
The story of the laziest, more relaxed Saturday I have had in weeks is the perfect scenary to share with you this interesting article that appeared in The New York Times called Anxiety: The Busy Trap. Tim Kreider, the author, talk about how we like to be/appear crazy-busy all the time. Busyness can be seen as a form of existential reassurance in this "modern"/shallow times. I can't help but wonder -Kreider says- whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn't a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn't matter. He also share his ideas about idleness and how, paradoxically, is completely necessary to getting any work done. I really felt totally related to Kreider's words.
“The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.” This may sound like the pronouncement of some bong-smoking anarchist, but it was actually Arthur C. Clarke, who found time between scuba diving and pinball games to write “Childhood’s End” and think up communications satellites.
Tomorrow is a national holiday here, so I'm planning an evening with more long calmed conversations, food and friends. Hope you also have a lovely Sunday x
Friday, July 6, 2012
Do you remember that LP from Múm called Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today is OK. Well, for me right now is exactly the same but the other way around. Yesterday was OK, today kind of sucks. Anyhow, I like to think that tomorrow should/can/will be terrific, right?
The photos were taken yesterday while walking from my landlord lady's lovely house to my home sweet home. It was a beautiful radiant winter day. Hope you like them. And happy weekend y'all! x
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Yesterday the skies were incredibly blue and the day was cold but gorgeous! Today started with a light rain and now is pouring and altogether an awful day. Since I skipped last year's winter, apparently I forgot this season can be really so... wintery. (I'm sick. I'm allowed not to make sense).
Anyway, to avoid any more comments like the last one, I better share with you some links and call it a post.
- Apparently the Higgs Boson exists and this day will be remembered forever in the years to come as one of the greatest days for science. In The Guardian there's a minivideo about the Higgs Boson and the Higgs Fields for kids and science fans with regular brains and Science Museum's interview with Peter Higgs.
- Since is 4th of July, here's a selection of photographs of the American flag in the New Yorker. I love the Mitch Epstein one.
- Sim você fala português, pode lêr 5 histórias surreais sobre o Cemitério da Recoleta no blog do meu amigo Túlio.
- Finally, you probably all know by now, but just in case: there are two new songs by Blur, Under the Westway and The Puritan.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
These are some of the wonderful wonderful sights I saw a year ago when I took a (mini)plane from Paris to London. First, la campagne Française, then the English Riviera (not quite I reckon, but I like the term) and finally, Windsor Castle. This was a really cool flight, ignoring the part where i thought the (mini)plane could crash at any moment, I got to see some spectacular views of both countrysides (this is exotic for me) and a lovely selection of greens and blues.
PS. Photos are not great, but well, you get the idea, right? Also, I think I already published that last photo, but I have a lousy memory, that's one of the reasons why I take so many photos... all the time.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Now that Instagram belongs to Facebook is crashing more than ever. Still my favourite app though, and I'm still a bit of an addict.
Anyhow, today is the 1st day of July (insert your "time flies" favorite cliché in here). Happy month for everyone! x