Get a load of this chic handbag designed by Peter Jakubik and made from mahogany cowhide moulded by hand.
Each day the crowds have been growing bigger and louder in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol square. Streets are closed off surrounding Sol, and there are police everywhere. Today it was amazing just to witness the sheer excitement and number of people flooding into Madrid, all peacefully making their voices heard as they protest against the government. Learn more here.
We are SUPER excited to share our latest adventures with you!! Our first stop? Madrid!
On our must see list: triple museum goodness, that is: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Of course there will also be tapas, sangria, and more tapas, along with live flamenco & Spanish guitar, a jaunt to the royal palace, and a side trip to Toledo, among much more!
By a stroke of luck, we’ll also be in Madrid during the festival of San Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid. What does that mean? Corridas! (daily bullfights) and fiestas galore! Stay tuned.
The interior of “Why Not?” bar.
Images by Marcus Obal (center) and Krzysztof Dydynski.
The Park of Monsters in Italy has also been known as the “Villa of Wonders” and Bosco dei Mostri (“Monsters’ Grove”) over the years. Dating from 1552, the park consists of a garden filled with splendid sculpted monsters engraved with enigmatic Italian verses, as well as a twisted house. Designed by architect Pirro Ligorio, the park fell into disarray until it was restored by the Bettini family.
Spring in Malibu, image by Gayle Wheatley.
There’s nothing better than staring at luscious paintings of food. Donuts, sushi, cheese—oh my! Born and raised in New Jersey, artist Abbey Ryan paints tempting images of food. Check out her website to see more.
Even cracked sidewalks in Paris are magnificent. Juliana Santacruz Herrera has come up with a fancy way to dress up the cracks in the street. What a cheerful way to brighten things up! If only every sidewalk looked like these!! Happy friday everyone!
Calling all fashion lovers (especially those who admire Icelandic design sensibility): you must have a look at this Icelandic fashion video as well:
Yes, I’ve got Iceland on the brain again! While diggin’ around the net, I came across this magnificent video by one of my favorite musicians, Emilíana Torrini (who happens to be of both Icelandic and Italian descent, by the way). This video manages to visually sum up exactly what it felt like to be in Iceland. Have a peek!
Inspired by Iceland Video on Vimeo.
Photo by Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz.