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.

the wrap up no.6

Here is Friday again. Can you believe it? I can’t.


1. web findings

the battle we didn’t choose (My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer) — true love and pain, no sugarcoating.

days with my father — this is old and I’ve mentioned it more than a couple of times around here…but most definitely worth mentioning again.


2. something to eat

Jessica Cox — food therapy. Jessica is a nutritionist immensely passionate about food.


3. inspiration for the house

the brick house — every bit is exquisite around here.


4. geekiness

Mailbox app — very nice email app to organise your inbox and always know where your important stuff goes. Awesome design and usability. Make sure you download it fast because you might have to wait in line for your app.


5. eye candy

With Kinfolk — Parker Fitzgerald’s blog and cover photos for Kinfolk.

the wrap up no. 5

I can’t believe the week is over! And 2nd term is also over! I now have a week off from school so I can relax and unwind for a while.

Also spring is coming slowly but surely, so that means more sunny days and longer more productive days, for sure! and more photo taking…! and more photo processing! let’s hope.

So here are the tiny places I found out around building up the week’s wrap up:

1. web finds

s.m.a.l.l. — the small blog. Very cute and creative project! And you can also help by sending a postcard of your city and illustrate it wit whatever you want and send it so you’re helping too!

all the buildings in New York — awesome illustration project culminating in a book (that I *must* get my hands on).


2. places to go

Sítio da Lezíria — another gem made in Portugal. Amazing place.


3. eye candy

Iceland in Winter — video of Iceland. I want to go to Iceland so baaad.

Laura Augustí — beautiful and very original drawings.

Manjari Sharma — simple photography but truly lovely. My favourite series is the shower one.


4. something to eat 

kale+slivered brussels sprouts soba noodles — because it’s spring and I always start eating much lighter when the weather starts to get warmer. Yummy.


5. inspiration for the house

mackapär — I love this. So much to get inspired by.


Have a nice friday!



the wrap up no. 4

Last friday I did not manage to write my wrap up no.4. For good reason though, I spent the weekend over in Munich, Germany, so between work and gradings and plane chaos, it slipped through my fingers. But here I am today! Completely hungover on Munich and the most beautiful and majestic mountains and castles I’ve ever seen in my life…here I am again for another week, fortunately a slower one (hopefully!) and the last before Easter break. Shall we begin?

1. web finds

the exhibition that shouldn’t exist — it’s pretty self explanatory, ins’t it? Do yourself a favour and check it out.

daily dishonesty — fun and pretty designs.

2. eye candy

3191 miles apart — I’ve been following this blog for forever and I have recently purchased these girl’s book ” a Year of Mornings”. Taking a 365days project onto a whole other level, these two friends are 3191 miles apart from each other but have found a special way to share with themselves and other their passion for the little things. Their blog is very worth taking a peek at and also, keep a close eye on their quarterly issue.

3. inspiration for the house

BLACKBIRD — great bits of inspiration.

4. something to eat

Pear, cuccumber and mint shake — delish.


And that’s it for now, people! Enjoy your monday, and beware of more photos from snowy Vermont and Germany!


the wrap up no.3

Oh I am truly sorry I didn’t make it yesterday for the weekly wrap up. Thursday and Friday were absolutely chaotic. Barely had time to do sit down and relax, and when I did, I fell asleep instantly.

This was a wonderful week indeed. On Tuesday me and Keoshi had a very special day as it was ours 10th anniversary together, so we headed off for a nice evening by ourselves, which turned out to be wonderful, tasty and funny. But I will talk about that in a different post. This is all about the wrap up, so let’s start!

1. web finds

convoy — this is not exactly a recent web find, I’ve been following convoy for quite some time, but everytime I am amazed by the collection of images he comes up with. Follow on tumblr.

Good Gifts — buy a gift for someone that really needs it. This is a wonderful wonderful website. Visit and buy something!

2. eye candy

training day — a short video about running.

sal curioso — a very peculiar a beautiful restaurant’s identity.

snowy Vermont on mute life * — enjoy the very precious and beautiful photos from our trip to Vermont by keoshi.


3. inspiration for the house

La maison d’Anna G. — all about scandinavian design.

Milo and Mitzy — so much inspiration and great findings!


4. places to go

Umai — beautiful place in Lisbon, with great service and absolutely decadent and scrumptious asian inspired food. Not cheap, but worth it.


5. made in the house

From the USA to a portuguese protest — Nina Tupper visited portugal for the first time only to find herself immersed in a protest against the economical crisis. It’s a wonderful insight from someone who is not familiar with the situation and the spirit that we have now in our country. I am very proud of the video, not only because of the message it gets across but because the two people who made it are friends and family, so check it out.


Have the most wonderful saturday!

the wrap up no.2

Let’s say welcome to March with the second wrap up!

1. people to look up to

Ronda Rousey — I am a big MMA (mixed martial arts) fan and my heart gave a few flip-flops when last weekend I saw this lady and her opponent and challenger, Liz Carmouche, fight inside the octagon upholding the main event of the evening. This is history, people. This only goes to show that women have the same power as men on any sport. It’s important that the world understands that. And she’s also very cute!

2. places to go

Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon — I don’t usually like loud music while I’m having dinner but this was a tremendously fun dinner me and Keoshi had on Wednesday. We ordered way too much food to begin with and ended up completely stuffed but we had a blast and the food was absolutely scrumptious! I had a crème brûlée for desert that was to die for, and unfortunately I didn’t take a picture…I was too full to even remember…and a very strong mojito and a huge beer didn’t help the cause. It’s definitely a great place to have some fun while eating great food.

3. geekiness

Sun (web app) — this weather web app is minimalistic, pretty and does the job. Just how I like it.

4. web finds 

windows of new york — absolutely fabulous! Illustrated portraits of New York Windows.

5. eye candy

Follow Me To project — this instagram project by Murad Osmann is fantastic. Even though the style of the photography is not my favorite, the project is very cool.

Casa Agudela — beautifully designed house in (my very pretty) Portugal.


Have a nice friday!

pretty things.

Ah what a week! and yes it ain’t over yet, but it will be over for me at the end of today (thursday)!

On friday I will get on a plane and travel. Where? Himitsu desu…which means it’s a secret! I will keep my instagram updated. *hint* it will be very exciting and very different!

But for now I’m going to leave you with a few brand new and pretty things I got for christmas (I know, ages ago) that were given to me by Cardume and Image Color, These are two apparel brands very close to my heart because I have been watching them grow ever since they started. So take a look at their stuff!

Have a nice day and a nice friday!

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