i have been following angelica's (aufrais) work since last year, and her pictures really warmed my heart from the very first moment. she's providing me with all the greek vibes (and not only) that i need through her blog.
so, i was more than excited when she sent me as a gift a set of her postcards! as our apartment here in utrecht is lacking in personal "touch" on the walls, aufrais' photographs came as the pops of colour, coziness and inspiration that our little bedroom needed. and you cannot imagine how great this wall looks with sun!
i am trying not to make many holes on the wall, thus i decided to hang the little frames with fishing lines from two already existing nails. i really like how they seem to be floating in the air.

you can find her personal work here and here, shop her photography here and her handmade soaps here.

thank you angelica! 


sunset at the ij

van-gogh-like sunset at the amsterdam's ij and a man i just love taking pictures of. 



last saturday we took the ferry in amsterdam to go to amsterdam noord, in the area where the old shipyards are. there, the first weekend of each month takes place the biggest flea market of europe; the ij-hallen. and it really is huge. unfortunately, we arrived a bit late and the market had already begun to close. however, we managed to get a good taste of the whole event, and now we are prepared for the next month!


mcq ss13

alexander mcqueen ss13 menswear campaign, shot by david sims. just... just great.

found via nang-nang

in the eye

 last saturday we traveled to amsterdam and we took the ferry to cross the ij canal ("het ij" sounds like the "eye"). well, it's actually a lake, but it is so linear that can be easily confused... nevermind...
the weather has been so crazy the last few days that you really should be prepared for anything; sun, rain, snow, hazel, with an alternation period of a quarter. just crazy!
however, we managed to get some sunshine and beautiful blue skies while traveling from amsterdam's central station to the old harbor on the north. what were we doing in the northern old port? i'll upload some pics later...
i am lucky enough to be doing a similar ferry route twice a week since last december that i've started my internship in the pop-up city blog, whose offices are based in amsterdam noord. (check it out! i'm sure you'll love it!)
it just makes my day being in the water early in the morning, even if it is only for 3 minutes!


is this where music comes from?*

an amazing video (and song) by grizzly bear with a great concept behind it. directed by kris moyes <3

*quote from here


by local to local

JR: Blow Up on Nowness.com.

"i'm gonna reverse the process. i want you to take the photos and i'm gonna print it. and i'll send it back to you, whenever you are in the world, and for free if you can't afford it. but you have to paste it. you went from a project with a global impact to a local project with a local impact, that speaks to the community. and that's because i go out of the equation, it's by local to local."