Okay, this might be a bit early, but you guys are too awesome not to give you a preview. As you know, I’m back online in Etsy… but that’s not all. I am actually starting a new project, Malamadre, a website where you’ll find insanely amazing art by young women in Spain. It’s all slightly under construction (like, you cannot buy and, we haven’t made public our artists yet…); but if you enjoyed the art in Nosideup you’ll recognize the hand behind the graphics here… By now, you can read the first posts and peruse the About. And sign up for the newsletter (which will include free art sent into your inbox!)!
All of my life I’ve been a dog lover, but I’ve had to wait years and years to be in a dog-friendly condition (stable location, big home, some outdoors space, park proximity). Yet, my days of dog spotting (going to the park to see and pet other people’s dogs) are over.
This is Max, a frantic love ball. He’s a Jack Russell, slightly older than a year. He was abandoned because he needed to walk too much. And he’s now our dog. We adopted him on Friday and he’s walked the hell out of me, but as you can see, we are a good match.
I spent so long trying to figure out the coolest, most hipster and arty farty name for my future dog, and, in the end, he came with a name already. Max. Also, Maxy Pants. Just because he’s cute. But you know what? He was my maximum desire, so that is the most perfect name.
Where to start describing the best two weeks of your life?
Manu and me have been honeymooning in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Phi Phi.
We have meditated in Buddhist temples, fed and washed rescued elephants, ridden boats, gone snorkeling, suntanned like beasts, gone trekking, found roosters on a sandy mountain top, learnt to say thank-you in Thai, eaten as much Pad Thai as we could (pictured, the best one in Bangkok, available for vegans).
And loads more!
I am dying to move to Chaing Mai, which frames me as a huge cliché (just google “moving to Chiang Mai” to verify the originality of the thought).
Oh well. We are back in snow-loaded Brussels, Manu is already at the office, and I am about to start B-school.
Bring it on!
PS: Pictures by my multi-talented, sexy husband. And I have chosen not to feature him to respect his privacy.
The people in the video are Marina and Ulay. But hey, you probably know all about them already.
This video has taken my Spanish contacts in facebook by a storm. I managed to miss it when it came out, so it’s lovely I caught up with it now. It is a moving video, an even within its studied choreography it seems to contain genuine emotion. You can learn about the details of how the meeting took place here.
I shall leave you with this meeting, because for the next two weeks I am planning to dedicate my time exclusively to being with my incredible, long-suffering, mindblowing husband (husband sounds so matter-of-factly, and yet soulmate sounds a bit diet-coke this days). After almost a decade of daily togetherness, we will have nothing better to do than being together for 2 weeks for the first time, ever (although we will be washing rescued elephants at some point).
We have waited for this so long, and we cannot and don’t have to wait any more!
I always thought that projects in sites such as Kickstarter are for your family and friends to support you. Yes, that’s not the theory, but until now, I had only ever backed those who personally knew me. Until now.
I have just put my money in this people’s project, 3Doodler. For 75 dollars (85 if you are outside the US), I get to help them out and I will receive my own 3D printing pen at the end of the year, with a whole bunch of plastic “ink”. Looks like somebody will have insane fun this next Xmas.