summer siestas

it was a very special summer. everything changed and yet remained the same.

yosemite national park, ca

a shape without a frame

one of the coolest places i had a chance to check out while visiting buenos aires this past september was hollywood in cambodia. located over the post street bar, the space gives urban artists, national and foreign, the opportunity not only to show their work in the gallery but also to participate in all sorts of events promoted by the collectives running the place, namely malatesta, bs as stencil, and run don’t walk. for you to have an idea of how active these guys are, just this month they had a fanzine festival (bs as fanzine fest) and a stencil making workshop. the other cool thing is the buenos aires street art tour run by graffitimundo, the tour guides take you all over the city showing you some amazing art work as well as some hidden treasures. the excursion departs from and returns to the bar under the gallery. seriously, it could not be more convenient. it really is worth a visit. the guys running the place are super nice and will be more than happy to show you around.

design that make me happy

downtown portland street lamps, brick wall coffee shops, and color coded bookstore rooms.

pretty much everything about the seattle public library

design that make me happy

awesome examples of  how urban design can work with community enhancement

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botanical garden, medellín. designed by planb arquitectos

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parque españa library, medellín. designed by giancarlo mazzanti

design that make me happy

following stefan sagmeister’s wonderful insights in his 2004 tedtalk, “yes, design can make you happy,” i’ll be posting images of works that have that effect on me. Frontal view

livraria da vila, alameda lorena, são paulo. designed by isay weinfeld. frontal view

Underground Floor viewunderground floor view

livraria3room surrounded with bookshelfs on the ground floor and underground