Can I move in? #1

If you’re familiar with my Pinterest you’ll know that I love Northern Europe houses and their decor. Every once in a while I roam around websites like A Merry Mishap, Lovenordic, My Scandinavian Home amongst others and dream of those white/black/grey, simple homes, with splashes of color or greenery here and there. So I’m starting a new category here. Can I move in will show you guys homes that I fell in love with, every week.

Hope you guys like it! 

Fantastic Frank is a realtor website featuring homes for sale in Stockholm and Berlin. It’s one of my favorite places to dream with these wonderful houses. 

   
    
    
    
 
All photos via Fantastic Frank
How awesome is this place? I can almost see K grilling away on the bbq, and having lunch on the balcony, while Akira enjoys the views from up there… So good. Simple and cozy. Always. 

Have a great Friday!  

Really Nice Images — Review

I have always been a fan of VSCO film packs, for either the photos on my iPhone or camera photos with Lightroom. However that may be about to change.

I present to you Real Nice Images Film Presets. These guys have been around the block since 2012 and promises users the opportunity to enhance digital photos with Instagram-like simulations.

“What makes us getting back to distinctive analog colours and grain again and again? We believe the reason is character. It is something in human nature to strive for perfection but to love for character.” ~ RNI

I couldn’t agree more with this quote. We just keep going back.

About a week ago RNI, knowing my love for photography, offered me the entire pack of the new RNI Film V3.0 Presets, and I couldn’t be happier! I played with it for a while and it really surprised me the subtle way they can enhance a photo — so I had to talk about it here.

Having said that, a disclaimer is in order: this review is my own opinion and point of view; I was not paid to do it, and all of the following is unbiased.

RNI Film Presets are divided into five different packs, designed to give you different results: Negative Films, Slide Films, Instant Films, Vintage Films, and Black & White.

Agfa Scala 200 - Edited
RNI Black & White Film — Agfa Scala 200

more pics after the jump

Around.

Edit: apparently a few of my initial sentences magically disappeared from the post. They were definitely there when I previewed it! Aah…I need to remind myself to breathe. More.
Obviously I was talking about how it’s been a little hard to be at home without the computer.

Being limited sometimes brings about good things, though! I’m drawing more and having more ideas, which is great! Now if only I had a computer to make them a reality… Anyway, I’m bringing to life the very lost and forgotten Wrap Up category. But I’m changing it slightly. I need to find a name for it, which I don’t have at the moment – just because I have ideas, doesn’t mean I have solutions for everything okay? But since I’m currently weaving a new, more user friendly, blog design, I’m not gonna bother with names.

So let’s just get down to it.

Let’s call it interesting things I found around the web.

This fabulous apartment in Malmö, from My Scandinavian Home. // image from My Scandinavian Home.

 

This insane but beautiful thing, from Tuula, swimming with stingrays. // image from Tuula.

And the new ikea catalogue!

It was a pain to write this ten minute post on the mobile web version for WordPress…sigh. Again.

abu dhabi – the land of the future.

It’s June, can you believe it? This will be a very very busy month. I have to finish marking all assignments, make exams and mark them and write reports, and finally prepare for next year.

Luckily, I’ve got something to look up to by the end of June that I’m totally excited about — summer holidays!!!! oh yeesss. But before that, let’s hold the horses and work a little bit more, that last push.

In March I had the chance of flying to Dubai, as I’ve previously mentioned before here. I met with several teachers from all over the world and was a great privilege to work alongside them for three days. And part from that, I also had the chance to see first hand one of the most modern cities in the world. It was very different from everywhere I had been in, but if I had to compare it to one place, I’d say Las Vegas, but in Abu Dhabi everything is much more… refined? But I don’t want to repeat myself (anymore than I already do), so check the previous post!

And here a just a couple of pics with the fuji x100s.

Have a great Sunday, y’all!

Sun coming in early.

Continue reading “abu dhabi – the land of the future.”

this brings back memories.

super mario bros.
super mario bros.

 

When I was around 7 (I think) I got my very first Nintendo Entertainment System, or in short, NES. And for a very very long time Super Mario Bros. was my only game, so I played countless hours. I know every trick, every hack every secret… I know that in that third brick after the 5th coin there’s a hidden star or a hidden Life Mushroom. When I was around 15 I gave my NES away to my old primary school, because  most of the kids couldn’t afford NES or playstations or any of the sort.

Now I miss it.

But fullscreenmario.com brought back the goodness and I’ve had quite a bit of fun playing this old game.

Good old times, always.

CEREAL magazine Giveaway.

To kick off this nice looking Saturday (even though it’s a cold one) I have the very first giveaway on the blog! Everybody say ‘YAAAAAY!’!

*ahem*

Last week my very first CEREAL magazine arrived and I instantly fell in love. And I’m gonna dare and say that it  felt nicer than Kinfolk (I still love kinfolk!). Yeah, it’s *that* good.

This quarterly publication is something between a very nice book and an amazing magazine, featuring food and places to visit, as well as interesting people. The overall design of the magazine is very clean and simple, remind one of the northern european style that makes us all forget about the cold and wanting to move there.

This is CEREAL’s volume two and it takes us on a journey through the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the wonders of the Long Pepper and the flavours of the fiery red paste of Gochujang amongst other things. The writing is beautiful and follows the style of the magazine, sticking to a simple and very eloquoent speech, side by side with absolutely gorgeous examples of the most fine photography.

 

I love it so damn much that I think one of you guys deserve to feel the same love.

 

Welcome to the CEREAL magazine giveaway!

For a chance to win a copy of CEREAL magazine VOL. 2 you will need to: 

* SUBSCRIBE to the blog through the FOLLOW link on the right bottom of the page;

* leave a COMMENT on this post saying why you would love to have this volume of CEREAL;
The give away will close on Thursday the 2nd of May at 10PM (GMT) and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday the 3rd of May.

 

Good luck every one! And comment comment comment!

 

PS — the dog is not part of the giveaway!

PS2 — to enter the giveaway all you need to do is subscribe to the blog and comment on this post, you do not need to follow me on instagram or pinterest. But you’re more than welcome to!

it makes you think.

I woke up feeling tired and sleepy today. It’s already wednesday and I realised that I did not post anything here since friday — whaaa? Well, days fly by me like rivers flow to the ocean and I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had any time to sit in front of the computer nor edit photos with the iphone. When I hit the pillow at night I can barely keep my eyes open for more than just a couple of minutes… Life isn’t for the faint of heart. But it’s okay, I’m not complaining. Just making conversation.

I recently acquired a copy of “a year of mornings” by the girls from 3191 miles apart, and I was so struck by the simple and beautiful nature of the photos that it made me think about what I’ve been doing so far with photography. I never intended (nor do I intend to) be something special in the photography field, but when I do something I make sure that I at least try my best to make it likeable…for me.

That is not to say I don’t care about others opinions, of course they matter, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this or bother posting it around the web, but sometimes I feel that I lose myself in the amidst of everything and everyone around me — That happens to me a lot in life too…I’m getting better though — so I need to make sure that everything I bring to the table is 100% me. And that is not an easy task to do.

The photos in the book are honest and simple, and that’s exactly what I want to portray in my photos. So I’m letting you all know that I’m re-thinking my thoughts for photography, trying to achieve something that I enjoy, and making sure that it comes through in whatever image I may capture.

The book I mentioned and a colourful plan for a 25 days trip.

Having said that, I also want to let you all know that I’ve got something in the oven for the next posts…nothing fancy, just a bit of reviewing on simple things.

Hope you all have a great day and let’s hope the rain goes away.

 

the wrap up no.7

1. web finds

buying a gun in america — check these wonderful infographics by kelly anderson who transformed intricate and complex ideas into an easy and visual product.

 

2. something to eat

cozy in a pot — I’ve been cooking a few soups and it all reminded me how much I love soups! Take a look and be inspired.

 

3. geekiness

fitocracy — join a community, get motivated, achieve goals and earn points! It’s a fun app for anyone who’s into workouts.

strava — running and cycling app with GPS tracker, to record your runs and rides and to let you know which paths are the best!

 

4. eye candy

cardume apparel — our dear friends at cardume apparel made an appearance at Lisbon Fashion week ’13. Check the video result!

the blue hour  — brian is a wonderful photographer who makes most of natural lighting. I’ve been following his blog ever since he was living in the UK and it always amazed me how he was able to play with so little light (compared to where I’m at). His pictures make you feel warm and cozy.

 

5. places to go

sweet chick — I *must* go here. and so must you!

 

PS. wordpress is flipping me out.