There has been a lot of scandal around Instagram this week. We know this social platform has became a place where nothing is real, the pictures have turned into marketing tools and there is even an Instagram Mafia, whatever that is, but since we choose to look at the bright side of everything and Instagram helps us a lot when insomnia hits, we’ve decided to dedicate some nice words to this platform. The truth is that there is excellent content on Instagram. From talented photographers to great recipes, and of course it’s a great tool if you want to do some research before travelling. But today we wanted to share with you 6 brilliant, sharp, fun artists that have amazing feeds. If you are a woman and have a sense of humor, we are sure you will love their accounts. They share cartoons, vignettes and comics that reflect the struggle of being a woman. Mari Andrew: humour with a touching sensitive twist: vulnerability, homesickness and happiness. She also does a hilarious series on A Cup …
When you are an expat you usually think that your home is temporary. This translates into semi-furmished apartments, hidden boxes in the most unexpected places and the permanent feeling of unease when in comes to decor: what’s the point if I’m leaving? We’ve been living in the same apartment for almost five years, yet we still think that we might move soon. That’s why we are still decorating, adding personal touches and reluctantly admitting that we might stay for a while. The last update was very simple but really nice, if I may say so myself. It’s a little DIY, it involves just one nail, a very special book and has completely changed our kitchen.
Travelling makes you learn and appreciate art in all its forms. While there are cities that are works of art themselves, we always pay attention to the calendars of our favourite museums before planning our trips. Nowadays, there are three exhibitions that we’d love to visit: Henri Matisse: the Cut-outs This exhibition showcases more than 100 pieces created by Matisse between 1936 and 1954. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the last years of his career, when he started “drawing with scissors”. Tate Modern, London 17 April – 7 September 2014 Pop Art Myths Legendary images that looks into the sources of international Pop Art: its myths, irony and innovative perceptions. This exhibition features Warhol, Rauschenberg, Wesselmann, Lichtenstein, Hockney, Hamilton and Equipo Crónica among others. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid 10 June – 14 Septembre 2014 Irving Penn, Resonance Overview of Irving Penn’s work, mixing both unknown and iconic images. Ethnographic photographs and portraits of celebrities, questioning the meaning of time, life and its fragility. Palazzo Grassi, Venice Until 31 December 2014 Image via AnnaHaro.
We love Instagram. It’s a great place to be creative and admire other people’s creativity. (It is also a fantastic excuse for gossiping, but we won’t mention that, ehem). It was thanks to Instagram that we get to know Nicole’s work. She is an illustrator who lives in New York and makes the cutest cards.
We wanted to make a getaway this month and spend a nice long weekend in London. But as they say, life got in the way. So sadly, we won’t be able to visit this fantastic place this moth. Nevertheless, we’ve decided to make a little hommage to London and share with you the 11 things we love about it.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Dubai. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the most popular destinations among German travellers and I always see amazing images in all the travel agencies in Bremen, maybe it’s because it’s the door to such a different culture or maybe it’s because I’m already longing for warmer temperatures and longer days. I don’t know… but the thing is that I daydream about it all the time. The most amazing hotels ( Have you seen this place?, Or this one? And this one?) new galleries with the best contemporary art of the Arab world, the finest international cuisine, the contrast between the most ancient archaeological sites and the highest and skyscrapers and the shopping, oh the shopping! What about you? Are you daydreaming about any place in particular? Image via WimKok. PS: You can follow us on Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Our last day in London was rainy and cold. I guess the city was all sad because we were leaving… We made a quick visit to St. Paul’s cathedral and the City. I didn’t know it but the City has a fascinating history and gorgeous churches. If you are visiting London, I highly recommend reading this book first. You will discover amazing new and hidden places.