Anne Ten Donkelaar

Anne Ten Donkelaar is from Ultrech in the Netherlands and makes beautiful compositions of pressed and printed flowers. When I first saw her pieces I even thought how nice it would be to have a bigger house so I could look at one of those framed flowers every time I got home! With her Flower … Continue reading

Klein Blue

Klein Blue, or better, International Klein Blue was developed by the French artist Yves Klein to have the same color brightness and intensity as dry pigments. Here’s a view of one of his exhibitions, with some of his monochrome works: (Yves Klein, installation view of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers. ©2010 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture … Continue reading

Junko Oki

I have this blog a bit abandoned…. Have a couple more posts lined up on portuguese fashion and… something new! But these days I’ve been out of the internet/computer as much as I can. Creating and researching on textiles and embroidery techniques. Oh, and enjoying the sunny Spring days. So today I decided to share … Continue reading

Birds are Indie

My hometown it’s really small but lots of creative people live there. Birds are Indie are Joana Corker and Ricardo Jerónimo who not long ago “bought a cheap glockenspiel and a new shaker. We found a melodica from Joana’s childhood. We tried to play a drone on an old violin and managed to play four … Continue reading

Carl Kleiner, the image maker

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the wonderful cookbook edited by Ikea in 2010, Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best) – despite being free (in the Ikea stores), it’s only available in Sweden (no english version available so far but maybe an adventurous publisher gets it soon!). Well, the photographer Carl Kleiner teamed up again … Continue reading

the book on that dog

Once there was a girl who had a dog she loved more than anything. The girl had many adventures with her dog and she decided to open a blog about her. She also opened her own blog and made many, many friends. She then asked her  friends to paint a picture of the dog and … Continue reading

Deanna Staffo

This week, through the amazing blog Where the Lovely Things Are, I found the work of Deanna Staffo. My House is Your House  series might be my favorite one, they all make me feel home. The last one actually reminds me of the Grey Gardens… She also makes nice fashion illustration, including her own outfits:

the viral power of trends and creativity

This week I’ve been working on projects with some really talented and creative friends – Rosa, Xénia, Sarai… I also read somewhere how important it is sometimes just to think on the good things of life. And I thougt how fortunate I am to live surrounded by people who live their passions, who make things happen. … Continue reading

the photographs of Frida Khalo

It was this summer, while reading the wonderful “Viva México” by Alexandra Lucas Coelho, that I first find out about this exhibition (initially in Casa Azul, Mexico DF) and its respective book. Turns out, that Frida’s private collection of photographs was trusted by her husband, Diego Rivera, to a close friend, in order for them … Continue reading

Music documentary fever

For some people, music is just a noise in the background. For others, it marks every moment of the day, every memory of their lives. For those people, watching a music documentary can be breathtaking.     Starting today and until Nov 6th,  I’ll have a music documentary overdose with In-Edit Beefeater. Here you can … Continue reading