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ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREE BY KITTENHOOD

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREE BY KITTENHOOD

alternative christmas tree by kittenhood is this year’s first! the alternative christmas tree project hopes to convince everybody that cutting a healthy tree only to throw it after two weeks is neither kind or cool. please make your own trees! have fun recycling, upcycling, improvising. there are no limits to...
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GEEK IN JAPAN - MY REVIEW

GEEK IN JAPAN – MY REVIEW

geek in japan is a book written by hector garcia and endorsed by japanophile and oracle ceo larry ellison as fascinating. i recommend this comprehensive tour of japanese culture, history and society for both the beginners and the advanced. hector is also the author of a world class blog one of the kirainet.com on japan and its...
GEEK IN KOREA - MY REVIEW

GEEK IN KOREA – MY REVIEW

geek in korea was written by daniel tudor. an insightful and fun to read illustrated encyclopedia, the book is a comprehensive eye-opener that gives the reader complex context for most aspects of present day south korea. if everything you know about the country is psy’s gangam style or if you would simply like to find out...
VALENCIA IN 50 PICTURES

VALENCIA IN 50 PICTURES

valencia in 50 pictures is the visual diary of the 3 1/2 days i have recently spent in the city. trentatres gallery in russafa: perfect place to chill, as you can see. comic cafe in russafa: next door from trentatres. one of the many cute pieces of street art by julieta. the streets need more girls,...
MY GUEST POST ON UNIVERSOTOKYO

MY GUEST POST ON UNIVERSOTOKYO

my guest post on universotokyo was published earlier today. you probably remember maria’s recent guest post on my blog. we thought it was only fair that i return the favour! with a shared love of tokyo, we agreed on a post about one of the city’s best sources of thrift shopping: ragtag tokyo. the time i...
VOGUE UK DECEMBER 2014

VOGUE UK DECEMBER 2014

vogue uk december 2014 is, as usual, my highlights of the current issue. the magazine pulls some aces from its sleeve: a double kate moss cover. the model is also co-editing the issue: her world is featured in articles illustrated by mario testino, david bailey and tim walker. expect original insight into the life of...
TOKYO PET CAFES - GUEST POST

TOKYO PET CAFES – GUEST POST

tokyo pet cafes is a guest post by maria from universotokyo. she was born and raised in buenos aires but is currently residing in (you guessed it!) tokyo. i love her blog and i asked her if she could contribute a post to mine. she agreed and here you have her article on pet cafes. enjoy!...
NEW CAMERA + GIRL STUFF

NEW CAMERA + GIRL STUFF

new camera + girl stuff was my to do list for today. i went out in the rainy and cold november weather to get myself a new camera. and i did: it’s a canon power shot s200. i got an extra battery and a neoprene pouch, too. now i am all kitted out for my...
CLUSTER OF ART GALLERIES IN TOKYO

CLUSTER OF ART GALLERIES IN TOKYO

cluster of art galleries in tokyo is an obscure address: somewhere in the kiyosumi area, close to the kiyosubasi bridge. if it has a proper name, i couldn’t find it! we first visited mot, then spent a little while in kiyosumi gardens, passed through the public kiyosumi park, walked by the taxi company and found the industrial...
KIYOSUMI GARDENS IN TOKYO

KIYOSUMI GARDENS IN TOKYO

kiyosumi gardens in tokyo are a hidden gem. find it and enjoy it! we ran into it while walking towards a cluster of galleries we had found online, right after visiting mot. it was a windy day and we came across the entrance into a park. one of the things i discovered in japan is...
MOT - THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

MOT – THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

mot – the museum of contemporary art tokyo is definitely on my list every time i go to japan. opened in 1995, the museum has 4,000 sqm of galleries for temporary exhibitions and 3,000 for the permanent collection. this work of architect yanagisawa takahiko is the biggest contemporary art museum in the country. its permanent collection...
VOGUE UK NOVEMBER 2014

VOGUE UK NOVEMBER 2014

vogue uk november 2014 is the third vogue i read this month. but it is only the second reviewed since the portuguese edition was more interesting for my language up-keep than as a source of news. i will get straight to the highlights: * louis vuitton summons 6 collaborators: 1 artist, 1 designer, 1 architect and...
MY REVIEW OF HOUSES AND GARDENS IN KYOTO

MY REVIEW OF HOUSES AND GARDENS IN KYOTO

my review of houses and gardens in kyoto is an introduction to a visual trip. join photographer akihiko seki and architect thomas daniell for a wonderful tour of japan’s traditional cultural scenery. kyoto was the japanese capital for over 1,000 years. its beautiful world heritage sites spared it the fate of being the first target of an...