domingo, 30 de enero de 2011

kuala lumpur-visual notes/take 1

is been a while!...ive been travelling due to work quite a bit lately. happy new year and all the best for 2012! asia still fascinates me. besos

jueves, 20 de enero de 2011

we love: n°2 selfpublished photo book lina scheynius

well, there is one very contradictory thing of working in an editorial agency. i love books and magazines, any printted matter that goes through my hand. but here youre just overloaded with info, all the everything, editions of mags, catalogs from all over the world and themas and supper dupper the best design of the universe. well, honestly i must say that this n°2 book from lina scheynius is one of the few books that i brought to germany. simplicity and honesty doesnt appear to have the need, in this case, of using any other tool related to design than just a fantastic edition of the material and a few words to accompany her own sign by the limited edition. i guess we go back to the basics after the extreme amount of info. less is more. and lina and ed templeton are good examples of "almost nothing but great images book publishing", their style doesnt really need much more. this n°2 from lina came after the nº1 which i also have but is in madrid in a box. also really good. lina is now a very famous photographer, doing editorials for all those fancy mags but with her selfpublished books happens one thing: i dont think i will ever get tired of them. and thats rare.

miércoles, 19 de enero de 2011

paul/selfportrait con flores, munich

cuando los novios dejan de ser novios y se convierten en grandes amigos se te quita un peso de encima. es importante tener la oportunidad de seguir creando proyectos y desarrollarlos con alguien a quien has querido, pese a que el amor deje de ser de pareja y se convierta en otra cosa. es algo que cuando sucede, me llena de tranquilidad. en un par de semanas paul y tom bunstead vienen unos días a visitarme a munich.
ponernos al día, seguir generando proyectos, las ideas, las inquietudes. el amor muta a otra cosa, pero la necesidad de compartir y de crear se mantiene . y se fortalece. sea lo que sea es maravilloso.

sábado, 8 de enero de 2011

we love: gena rowlands in "opening night", 1977

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Opening Night is a 1977 drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. Gena Rowlands plays the main role. If you havent seen it do it. Is fantastic.

jueves, 6 de enero de 2011

dia festivo con peggy lee y george shearing "beauty and the beat!"

oh yes, miss peggy lee.
día chulo, sauna, lectura, muchas horas de sueño y para cenar un plato lleno de lichis y tamarindos frescos y champagne. puff, ese punto de acidez en la fruta pedían esa bebida, y no otra. mmmm. deliciosa cena. a veces estar sola en casa es wonderful. -detlef en suiza esquiando, yo no pude ir por empezar mi nuevo trabajo esta semana en una editorial/agencia de munich que se llama independent medien design como editora gráfica. estoy muy contenta pero es demasiada info para contar ahora pero megustamucho. en cuanto a suiza... volveremos a la nieve en otro momento, mi snowboard espera paciente, kein problem-no pasa nada-como dice mi papá, no se acaba el mundo.
lo unico que me apetecía escuchar para terminar la noche es peggy lee. el disco "beauty an the beat", que ahora escucho superagusto. so, peggy lee y george shearing´s record!
enjoy it! is a record from capitol, recorded live in 1959. could anybody please fix a dry martini? we better stay with the champagne. mmmmm. lecker. como me molaria poder abrir un club con esta música en directo....mann oh mann.

from capitol records,
The first three songs from the album "Beauty and The Beat!" by Peggy Lee and George Shearing.

Song 1: Do I Love You (Cole Porter)
Song 2: I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City (Rene-Lange)
Song 3: If Dreams Come True (Sampson-Goodman-Mills)

Recorded live on April 28th, 1959

Vocals: Peggy Lee
Piano: George Shearing
Guitar: Toots Thielemans
Vibes: Warren Chaisson
Bass: James Bond
Drums: Roy Hanes
Conga: Armando Peraza

bleigießen: new years eve´s horacle from germany

every country celebrates diferently the beginning of the new year. in spain we eat the 12 grapes, in usa they wait for the clock and the big ball that comes down and e everybody kiss each other. and what do you know about the german´s new year eve? well, there is this custom called bleigießen, which is an horacle that sort of tells you how is the next year going to be. each one chooses a piece of lead- plomo- with the shape they like. and then, you melt it with a candle, the lead becomes liquid, and when is liquid you drop it into a pot with cold water, the metal solidifies in a shape "x", and then everybody guesses what could that shape be. and for each shape you get you get a meaning.
i got a nut, or a hazelnut, or it sort of looked like it.
the meaning of that shape is "Ihre Vorhaben gelingen" : "Your projects succeed".
Well see if it comes true ;)

martes, 4 de enero de 2011

domingo, 2 de enero de 2011

girl´s hair, bilbao


"you also must learn how to wait. To know how to wait is as important as to know
how to move, you must learn to be patient and wait. But you´ll learn it. It also comes with the time... "
Nana Madge, denia 2008

Happy new year 2011...."just-dance-spin-that-record-babeeee, -tu-tut-uu just dance", a bit of lady gaga, old school madonna, ella fitzgerald, frankie knuckles und many others were played on sylvester at home, -how they call new years eve in bayern-. freues neues Jahr..!
2010 was sort of a nightmare for many people i know, as friend of mine wrote a while ago in a letter "a year to oxigenate the ground, move it, and prepare the soil for planting new seeds for next year. like farmers do, this hard work, where you just learn to be patient, to work on the interior.
reflection time.
gettin´ ready for the action.
which comes in 2011.

so, happy 2011!

for me it was a mixed up year. a lot of energy on working on the interior. on the mind. on meditation. it was like feeling in a middle of an earthquake, where almost all my context had nothing to do with me, but at the same time, to keep calmed. reading a lot the amazing book of Mokusen Miyuki and J. Marvin Spiegelman "Buddhism and Jungian Psychology" and working on the interior. excercises and rutines.
is really hard to start from zero in a new land. but is also positive to distance from everything to feel free to keep going the way your intuition is telling you is the right one. so i guess im staying here in münchen, or better, i have no plans of going back to madrid. my friend rikard björkdahl also moved to new york in 2010. my sister had to be back in madrid after years living in the states. and another friend of mine, maria palacios moved to miami also. many people i know went through big changes this last year. when we met in ny last september with rikard and his girlfriend pratima for a breakfast in brooklyn, was funny to think about how many afternoons we had spent in the past talking about this need of moving abroad we both had while living in madrid. and then...booom.... finally happens.
to move over to a new place means big changes coming into your life: somehow you feel the cycle is over and need another point of development. so all the abstract thoughts are of course sort of idealistic. the settling down is fucking hardcore, i mean, forget it. takes a huge ton of energy to begin from zero but at the same time, it comes back a ton of new energy back from this change. so you better work on yourself deeply and question EVERYTHING you see inside of you and empty your head of thoughts so you can move along much better in this new enviroment and the posibilites that offers and STOP WASTING YOUR ENERGY WONDERING ABOUT THE HOW of the whole process.
think of an everyday update sort of thing with yourself, you just sit and think about nothing, just today, focusing on the NOW, dont let your thoughts bother the concentration over the breath, not the past neither the future, work inside, and the more in silence you come within yourself, the better all develops. otherwise you cant make it. or at least is how it was this 2010 for me. deal with emotions, other peoples emotions, and you are there, in the middle. as these lyrics from bjork sort of say "mon petit vulcan. your eruptions and disasters, i keep calmed admiring your lava. i keep calmed".
starting from zero means that everything is new, your friends, your love , your creative network, your places, routines and goals/accomplishments. and still, you should aproach all these changes quietly.
one of the priorities for the new year is keep on working the interior but with a master, to keep on learning. is very important. the other ones are kept for myself. new years resolutions and things.

"you must learn how to wait" as nana madge once said.
she couldnt have explained it better.

happy new year.

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