HANDKERCHIEFS SCARVES BANDANAS + ETC

MY CLOSET
Friday, July 21, 2017

So my last collect post was about an accessory that helps you beat the heat… this one, maybe not so much. But you’ll look cool rocking it. Ever since I was a little girl taking french classes and learning about baguettes and Paris, I have myself wanted to be a French girl. As I’ve gotten older, ... Continued

Welcome to BEAUTY

My Vanity
Sunday, July 16, 2017

I’m a beauty addict, obsessed with products, obsessed with trying new stuff and I honestly just have a deep love for makeup. With this love comes a very particular sense of curating only the best of the best (for the sake of efficiency, being the architect/planner that I am). Over the years of trying different ... Continued

RAGE MY CLOSET

Design District, FL, Miami, USA
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Met up with Amelia from Rage My Closet to shoot a couple of her vintage looks while she was in Miami! Check out her blog here!Continued

FAIL BETTER

THE UNIVERSE
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Just keep trying. Eventually you’ll get it.   -Inspiration from the tiny optimist in me.Continued

Exploring Cuba Through Film

Cuba, Havana
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sharing a couple more film shots from Cuba.  This trip was really inspiring because everything felt so new… despite the obvious age of most things I photographed. I was experimenting with a new type of film and didn’t know how they would turn out until I got home and developed them. I felt like I ... Continued

Casa Arte Habana

Cuba, Havana
Saturday, June 03, 2017

A glimpse into our apartment in Havana… I just had to share photos of this place because it was so beautiful, well located and gave incredible (and baffling) views of the city. This place made you feel like you are really part of Havana but at the same time became like an oasis after a long, hot ... Continued

ULTIMATE FANS

MY CLOSET
Sunday, May 21, 2017

I’m going to make a 100% statement: Fans are a completely under appreciated accessories here in Miami. I truly don’t understand why everyone doesn’t own one with the sweltering heat we deal with every summer. Whenever I go out, I take my Spanish fold out fan that I got in the streets of Barcelona or ... Continued

LISTEN: iii Points 2017

FL, Miami, USA
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

iii Points Year V is coming Oct. 13 – 15 and I could not be more excited. Can it be October already? Being totally honest, I don’t get excited for stuff until like 2 hours before it happens. At some point between my thesis studios and getting a full time job I was supremely jaded and ... Continued

ISLAND TRIBE

FL, Miami, USA
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kristen & Yashi were invited by one of the owners of Island Tribe to style some outfits at their Ironside showroom, aka the Bali Hut, and brought me along to shoot some pics! Being that Ironside is our favorite place ever, I was pretty excited to have another opportunity to shoot at this location and ... Continued

FILM BE LIKE

FL, Miami, USA
Monday, May 08, 2017

Shooting film is a whole different animal. You really have to learn your camera and learn the film you’re shooting with… and even then the results might not turn out the way you expected. While I’m still very far from hyper-manipulating the results of my film, I’m looking forward to the path of learning more. ... Continued

Lo Absurdo Y Fugaz

THE UNIVERSE
Thursday, May 04, 2017

-Frida Kahlo Just something I like to keep in mind on the road to my “authentic self.” (whatever that may be)Continued

DEAD CULTURE

Florida, Miami, USA
Thursday, April 27, 2017

My friend from Bags from Beyond hit me up to collaborate with his best friend over at Dead Culture Collection. It’s a small run, custom jacket brand with a rocker edge. The jackets are embellished with artwork, pop culture patches and heavy metal studs. We shot over at my favorite, secret-not-so-secret spot, Ironside, because of ... Continued

LISTEN: APRIL 2017

THE UNIVERSE
Thursday, April 13, 2017

I’ve been looking forward to April since John Mayer first announced his latest album would be released the 14th. He might not the coolest artist to be obsessed with considering his pop-iness but this might convince you of how amazing he really is. As the year has progressed, more and more upcoming releases have made me ... Continued

NEW MAG ALERT: Mármol

Chile, Santiago, South America
Thursday, April 06, 2017

As an avid reader/picker-upper of magazines with good looking covers, I often come across a couple duds or just things that aren’t my taste. Last week in NYC, a couple of friends and I head over to MoMA PS1 to check out the James Turrell installation, an artist who’s truly evaded me in New York, ... Continued

BAGS FROM BEYOND

Florida, Ironside, Miami, USA
Saturday, March 25, 2017

I’ve been collaborating with an old friend to bring some fresh imagery to his brand Bags from Beyond. He’s become a staple at the Miami Flea, one of the top up and coming events here in Miami. He sells handmade bags crafted in Ecuador and the Himalayas with natural fibers and dyes. The designs are totally unique ... Continued

ALL DAY

Downtown Miami, FL, USA
Monday, March 20, 2017

or All Dzay, as I like to call it. I love this place for so many reasons including the airy space, eclectic tableware and simply because the food is delicious. The location is also on point; that particular area of downtown is a bit of an island and All Day fills the coffee shop requirement (and beyond) ... Continued

Flotsam + Jetsam

FL, Miami Beach, USA
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Designed by SHoP architects and supported by Branch Technology, Flotsam + Jetsam is a huge 3-D printed installation made for DesignMiami. Beyond being really cool to look at, this is an awesome feat of innovation. Branch Technology’s objective is to take 3-D printing from small models to the full scale environments. This pavilion is a step ... Continued

LISTEN: Best of 2016

THE UNIVERSE
Monday, January 30, 2017

Now that I’ve had the full month of January to fully process last years music (and taken a moment to try and forget about all the craziness going on in the White House rn) I’ve decided to put together a list of my favorite albums and songs of last year. Despite all of the sh*t going ... Continued

Keeping it Kuza

FL, Miami, USA
Monday, January 23, 2017

Spent a Sunday morning with Kristen of The Caffeinated Kuza shooting in the Design District. This was the second outfit of the shoot and I have to say this was my favorite. The tones of the jacket and the sumptuous details were perfectly complemented by the luxurious feel of the neighborhood. Follow Kristen at @mikaylakristenkim Check ... Continued

IRONSIDE

FL, Ironside, Miami
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Went to Ironside for the first time in July with my sister, Nishita, Shay, Kuza, and Yashi. It was my first time shooting with all of them… and if I remember correctly, it was my first time shooting any kind of bloggers! Luckily, it was at the very photogenic Miami Ironside, so there was lots ... Continued

Andrea + Ezra

FL, Miami
Thursday, December 15, 2016

I shot my first wedding at the end of November last year! It was such a learning experience and the best thing about it was that I was asked to do it within days of the wedding so I had no time to freak out over the whole thing, haha. The wedding reception was beautiful ... Continued

PSYCHGARAGE

Design District, FL, Miami
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Found this unexpected spot with the LYNK crew. Never woulda know it was here had it not been for them. I actually tried to find the aerial view of this mural, if you can call it that, on google maps after visiting and found that the last images they took was before foundation was laid, ... Continued

Ink on paper...

FL, Miami
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Journaling, one of my most consistent habits throughout my life, has been really difficult to do the last couple of months. The other day I sat down with the intention to write and just couldn’t once again. Instead, these drawings just happened. It’s therapeutic doing something where there is no wrong or right, you just ... Continued

30 Hours in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Friday, June 10, 2016

Have you ever wanted to see someone so badly you flew to another state (or country) just to spend a couple hours with them? I have to say I’m guilty of doing this on multiple occasions. This time I flew to another state to actually see someone I’ve never met but have been committed to ... Continued

Saturday in NYC

New York City, NY, USA
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday is museum day so we started by fueling up at Egg in Williamsburg. All I can say is that I had the best challah french toast in my life at this place. 10/10. After a brisk walk through the rain and a subway ride, we made it to the MoMa. The main show we ... Continued

Spring Weekend in NYC

New York City, NY, USA
Friday, April 08, 2016

This past weekend I had to chance to head to New York with my friend who is moving to the city for a now job. I thought it would be a great opportunity to head back to New York, visit friends, and help my friend with a big move. What I had intended to be ... Continued

Women’s History Month

women
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March is Women’s History Month and I just wanted to share a quote by Diane Von Furstenberg that is totally on point. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” This is so incredibly true and something that I am working on. Self acceptance and basically thinking you’re the shit to the ... Continued

#GIRLBOSS

FL, Miami
Sunday, February 21, 2016

So, this is the first of the book review posts I’ve been meaning to add to my blog for ages. While I don’t read as prolifically as I once did, I have a stack of books I plan on reading this year. The books range from the spiritual like “The Power of Now” to way-out-there ... Continued

New Drawing for the Pseudanthium Series!


Monday, February 15, 2016

Repeating and reiterating is a key part of the design process… this is something that has been engrained in the way I work thanks to architecture school… and it’s so frickin’ true. Despite this being key in my architectural projects or graphic design, it has taken a lot for me to finally realize the value ... Continued

The Month of Loooove

Miami
Monday, February 01, 2016

February. Synonymous with candy hearts, chocolate, and cute lil notes. Sooooo, maybe when you saw the lettering your first thought was of this buttttt I’m actually quoting the Black Keys. This is one of my favorite songs and definitely suited for my style of romance. A lil moody, a dash of unrequited love, and a ... Continued

LISTEN #13

Miami
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lucky number 13… These listen posts are an opportunity for me to share tracks that I just can’t stop listening to at the moment… Things I can’t help but share with others in the hopes that they’ll jam to it too. This list is a definitely a groovy one, featuring some remixed old favorites as ... Continued

Turning a new leaf…

My Mind
Sunday, January 10, 2016

This coming year, I’m looking forward to a lot of changes in my life. The key that I’m focusing on is to get out of my own way and ‘become’ more naturally. We have all created an image of who we believe or strive to be. Of course, conscious self improvement is important, but the ... Continued

Milan Expo

Italy, Milan
Friday, November 20, 2015

I had such a good time here! It was so cool getting to see all the amazing exhibits put together by countries from all over the world… and I can’t complain about the topic: food. After almost a year of traveling, it was great getting to experience all of these different countries’ cultures within walking ... Continued

Art and Beauty in Milano

Europe, Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Most Beautiful Things in Milan: il Duomo di Milano Galeria Vittorio Emanuele II Art in the Montenapoleone Metro Station Beautiful Tiled Facade, Architect Unknown (But I really wish I did) The Industrial Spaces of Hangar Bicocca Double Bind and Around by Juan Munoz The Seven Heavenly PalacesContinued

Postcards from cinque terre

Cinque Terre, Italy
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been… or would this be five of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been? Either way, I was even astounded by the fact that it took me almost more than a year to make it out to see these beautiful cliffside towns despite living within ... Continued

Bagni Eden, Monterosso

Cinque Terre, Monterosso
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Tourist mode: ON! But man, was this the best decision I ever made or what? Laying on this idealic beach with the orange and green umbrellas is something I will never forget. For a couple Euros, you can spend the morning/afternoon/whole day (no judgement) lazing out on the beach with a magazine or a huge ... Continued

Color Inspo // Apartments in Parma

Italy, Parma
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Photodiary of an afternoon in Parma!Continued

Piazza del Campo

Italy, Siena
Sunday, August 30, 2015

There are a ridiculous amount of impressive piazza’s across Italy, including the iconic Piazza della Signora in Florence or the expansive Piazza Navona in Rome. But in Siena you’ll find something very unique at Piazza del Campo, an angled medieval square in the historic center. I haven’t yet found out exactly why the piazza is ... Continued

Cattedrale di Siena

Italy, Siena
Sunday, August 23, 2015

What a dream this place was. Living and traveling in Italy, you’re bound to venture into a lotttt of churches. While I’m a super fan of German churches, I just can’t deny the beauty of Tuscan cathedrals. Santa Maria di Fiore’s beautiful striated marble exterior is a must see (and must climb.) Pisa’s duomo and ... Continued

Hadrian’s Villa

Italy, Lazio, Tivoli
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Imagine being able to compile a list of your favorite places/spaces that you’ve ever been able to visit all over the world and build it to create your own expansive villa? Sounds like a dream, right? Well it happened for one luckily Roman emperor in the town of Tivoli, outside of Rome. Hadrian was a ... Continued

Folded Line Sculptures

33155, FL, Miami
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lately I’ve been ridiculously obsessed with India ink. Since the repetition and difference series, I’ve continued to experiment with it by using a variety of tools and grounds. With a new model assignment to be started this coming week, I chose to explore the possibilities of turning these two-dimensional pieces into 3-D sculptures. Folding has ... Continued

The Charming Town of Orvieto

Italy, Orvieto, Umbria
Sunday, August 09, 2015

A funiculare train takes you up to the tufa hilltop of Orvieto, a city that dates back to Etruscan civilization. Known now for it’s boar meat and wine, the town is great for a halfday visit from Rome. I’d suggest grabbing a panini with porchetta and a glass of Orvieto’s famous white wine to get ... Continued

Back to Rome…

Italy, Lazio, Rome
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This was my third trip to Rome, an expansive city where I have wandered the ancient sites and museums multiple times… but I was looking for something new on this return trip, which has still evaded me… Maybe I need to look past the sites and return again with losts of cash and splurge on ... Continued

Bagni della Regina Giovanna

Campania, Italy, Sorrento
Sunday, August 02, 2015

A beautiful path. A secret Cove. Crystal clear water. Sounds good doesn’t it? This is what you’ll find at Bagni della Regina Giovanna in Sorrento. Whether you walk there (40 mins) or take the bus (10 mins) getting to this cove is really easy from Sorrento’s centro. Follow via di Capo west for about 30 ... Continued

Colorful Positano

Campania, Italy, Positano
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Positano. Ah, Positano. This is a photographers playground. Colorful buildings that scale the cliff-side interlaced by narrow and curving stairways. Bougainvillea growing overhead on a sun-bleached trellis. Huge, shiny lemons arranged just so in a store window. It’s a perfect paradise to wander and dream of a romantic getaway… your flower printed dress blowing behind ... Continued

Sentiero degli Dei

Amalfi Coast, Campagnia, Italy
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just thinking of the Amalfi coast summons images of quaint and colorful architecture, riding along curved cliff side roads on a Vespa, dinner on a rocky beach while an accordion plays in the distance. While this is all true, there is another side of Amalfi that I wasn’t aware until I got there, the adventurous, ... Continued

The Ruin City of Pompeii


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pompeii surprised me to the say the least. I’m not 100% sure what I expected from it but it was much more expansive and beautiful than I ever imagined. I guess I expected rocks scattered across a field and some suggestion of walls like other ruins, but there was so much more there than that. ... Continued

The Streets of Naples

Campania, Italy, Napoli
Friday, July 24, 2015

Chances are you’ve been to another city in Italy before you find yourself in Napoli, the capital of the southern region of Campania, a place famous for it’s pizza. You’ve probably been to more manicured and curated cities like Rome and/or Florence, that are catered to the tourist. Whether you’ve frequented the Milan train station ... Continued

Sultan Ahmet Camii

Europe, Istanbul, Turkey
Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Blue Mosque, or Sultan Ahmet Camii, is one of two mosque found on either end of Sultahnamet Square… and the most beautiful mosque in Istanbul, at least in my opinion. While it is smaller in scale than it’s neighbor, Hagia Sophia, it makes up for it with its intricate interior detailing. The rounded vaults ... Continued

Hagia Sophia

Europe, Istanbul, Turkey
Saturday, July 18, 2015

I’d been dreaming of visiting this place for so so soo long. This building intrigued me because of its incredible scale, it seemed like a mountain of a building. The huge medallions that sit at either corner of the main dome themselves dwarf the people within the space. At the time of its construction, it ... Continued

Must See and Do // Istanbul!

Asia, Istanbul, Turkey
Thursday, July 16, 2015

What a dream it was going to this bustling and beautiful city! After Santorini, I took a quick flight from Athens to Istanbul and arrived to the largest city I had ever been to. As the fifth most populous proper city in the world, Istanbul’s 14 million inhabitants also make it the largest in Europe ... Continued

Caldera Sunsets

Europe, greece, santorini
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Enjoy.  Continued

Hiking in Santorini

Europe, greece, santorini
Friday, July 10, 2015

As I mentioned in my last post, Santorini is an great place for walking and hiking. With views like Santorini has, it’s great distraction even on strenuous paths, haha. As soon as my dad, sister, and I arrived to Santorini we met up with some of my friends who happened to be on their honeymoon ... Continued

Postcards from Santorini

Europe, greece, santorini
Thursday, July 09, 2015

I’m going to get straight to the point: This was the most perfect place I had ever been. In Greece. In Europe. In the world. Everything was amazing, from the weather, to the food, and finally the company. Santorini was truly full of surprises for me because I expected it to just be a pretty ... Continued

Happy Birthday Frida!


Monday, July 06, 2015

Happy Birthday, Frida! Always an inspiration to express myself relentlessly and create from the heart… See more of my favorite quotes of hers here! The post Happy Birthday Frida! appeared first on JNNS: Jeanne Canto.Continued

Sightseeing in Athens

Athens, Europe, greece
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Athens is an incredible sprawling city. From the top of the Acropolis you’ll see an endless landscape of white homes as far as the eye can see. The size of the city is a bit daunting mainly because most visitors just stop through on the way to the Greek isles. I only spent about a ... Continued

From Barcelona to la Costa Brava

costa brava, Europe, Spain
Monday, June 29, 2015

La Costa Brava, which begins just north of Barcelona and continues north until Spain meets France, is one of the most beautiful, and affordable, coastlines on the Mediterranean. A mix of large sand beaches, hidden coves, and rocky cliffs make up this idyllic series of resort towns. Each small town is connected by winding coastal ... Continued

Visit to the Salone del Mobile

Europe, Italy, Milan
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Last weekend, Gio and I made the trip out to Milan for Design Week. The centerpiece of the festivities is the expansive Salone del Mobile, at Milan’s Fuksas designed Fiera. The building has about 3 million sq ft of exhibition space and it was full to the brim with contemporary furniture, bathroom fixtures, and ultramodern ... Continued

COSvSnarkitecture at Fuorisalone

Europe, Italy, Milan
Friday, April 24, 2015

This subtractive spatial installation was created by Snarkitecture for COS. 100,000 metres of translucent white ribbon were cut and trimmed to sculpt this space. As you walk through, the path expands and recedes, leading you through to a room housing COS’s breezy summer collection. Despite the space’s cave-like quality, you do not feel restricted or ... Continued

Trekking through Erg Chebbi

Africa, Erg Chebbi, Morocco
Sunday, April 19, 2015

It’s hard to describe what it feels like to lay on a dune under a perfectly dark sky, gazing up at millions and millions of stars. It might sound a little dumb to say that this moment was the whole reason that I signed up for this three-day tour but… it kind of is. I ... Continued

Bahia Palace

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The 10 Dirham (~ 1 Euro) ticket price is sooo worth the beauty of this palace… Right near the edge of the medina you’ll find Bahia Palace, another oasis within this hectic city. Well, an oasis in a sense, because where there’s beautiful architecture and shade from the sun, you’ll find a whole lot of ... Continued

What I Ate in Marrakech

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Saturday, April 11, 2015

If you’ve ever been to Morocco, you might have a general idea of the meals I had while in Marrakech: Tajine and Couscous. Lets say I ate 16 lunches and dinners while in Morocco, and I can safely say I ate either Tajine or coucous 12 times, haha. And really, I can’t complain! It’s delicious! ... Continued

New Motto

Everywhere
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Go Places. Make things. That is all.Continued

Il Gesù, Genoa

Europe, Genoa, Italy
Friday, April 10, 2015

Built during the 16th century, this baroque church boasts a heavily ornamented interior along with an altar painting by Peter Paul Rubens. My favorite time to visit the church is near sunset, when the sun isn’t too strong but still fills the space with a rich, golden glow.Continued

Cats of the Medina

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This ones for all the cat lovers out there! I’ve never heard of anything like Cat Tourism, but if you’re a cat aficionado I would highly suggest a visit to Marrakech. They’re literally laying all over the place and in the absolute cutest ways. You’ll find them snuggled up in a corner, hiding amongst rugs ... Continued

Majorelle Gardens

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Sunday, April 05, 2015

Beautiful gardens full of super bright and saturated colors! The entrance is 50 dirham but if you show your student ID it’s only 30! About 3 Euro. Wander the gardens and dream of how you’re going to paint your future house blue… Or maybe that’s just me!Continued

Pro Tips: Marrakech

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Friday, April 03, 2015

The keys to a successful trip to Marrakech! DO spend your first day walking the medina… with a map on your iPhone! The medina is a crazy labyrinth, so it’s best to have a reference to make it back to your hostel/riad! DON’T accept directions from savvy looking kids… unless you’re willing to pay. DO ... Continued

Lessons from Marrakech

Africa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

As my taxi entered the old center of Marrakech, I knew I had just arrived to a place I could not compare to anywhere I had been before. The town was bustling, cars were zipping past, people, so many people, carrying groceries, selling their wares, even leading donkeys down the streets… It was hectic to ... Continued

Carnevale in Viareggio

Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Viareggio
Saturday, March 28, 2015

A couple weekends ago, I randomly decided to head to Tuscany to witness one of the best Carnaval celebrations in Italy in the beach town of Viareggio. A charming seaside city, its packed in the summer with Italians looking to work on their tans. Given that this was a last minute trip, I wasn’t so ... Continued

The Best of Budapest

Budapest, Europe, Hungary
Friday, March 27, 2015

It’s very appropriate that my last stop was Budapest because it turned out to be my favorite city of the whole trip. It is definitely in tight competition with Amsterdam, but Budapest had warmer weather, the exchange rate was advantageous for me, and the nightlife was crazy! I stayed at an amazing new hostel called ... Continued

Vienna, Austria

Austria, Europe, Vienna
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Such a beautiful city! The architecture and museums were the best I had visited on this entire trip. I highly suggest you check out these in the Museum Quarter: Kunsthistorisches Museum (beautiful interior), Mumok (really interesting building and contemporary exhibits), and the Leopold Museum (great modern art collection). While there I saw some great shows ... Continued

Prague Photodiary

Czech Republic, Europe, Prague
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Still in recovery from my stomach virus, I took Prague at a slow pace. Did lots of relaxing and sleeping, but looking back I kind of regret it. Prague is known as being an incredibly lively place for students and people in their 20s, so I feel like I missed out. Nevertheless, it was freezing ... Continued

Getting Sick While Travelling Sucks… A lot

Europe, Germany, Munich
Sunday, March 01, 2015

On December 31st, at around 3 pm I started to get the worst stomach cramping ever. I said, this can’t be happening to me… It’s New Years Eve and I’m supposed to go out and have an amazing time tonight. Well, I tried drinking water, eating a bit, walking and just trying to forget about ... Continued

Long Shadows

Europe, Frankfurt, Germany
Friday, February 27, 2015

You know that feeling when you know you got lucky to be at the right place at the right time? That’s how this felt. Great light, right day of the year, perfect positioning… What do you think? Ever had that feeling? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!Continued

Frankfurt Palmengarten

Europe, Frankfurt, Germany
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some of my favorite places to visit at botanical gardens. In fact, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami is in my top five places in the world. It’s an incredibly lush garden with plants collected by David Fairchild, one of the most famous “plant explorers” in history. Wandering the garden’s never-ending premises brings me so ... Continued

Munich Photodiary

Europe, Germany, Munich
Saturday, February 21, 2015

As you might’ve read in my last post, I got pretty sick while in Munich for new years. But I did get to walk around town a bit before that happened, and got a few snaps. I had never seen as much snow as there was in Munich and it truly felt like a winter ... Continued

Thank you!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to those of you who have been visiting my blog – or even those who are just visiting for the first time – for taking the time to share this with me! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories and images I post because I just ... Continued

Kölner Dom

Cologne, Europe, Germany
Thursday, February 19, 2015

First things first: This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever visited. When people ask me which is the most beautiful religious building I’ve ever been in, as of now, I would respond with this church. Incredible scale, infinite detail, and contains one contemporary intervention that was truly surprising, but it just ... Continued

Weihnachtsmarkt Köln

Cologne, Europe, Germany
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weihnachtsmarkt Kölner Altstadt Germany is a great place to visit during the Christmas season because they take season very seriously. The city is decorated to the 9’s and there are markets in every town. I arranged the next stop on our trip so we would make it just in time for the incredible markets in ... Continued

Quick Stroll In Monaco

Europe, Monaco
Sunday, February 15, 2015

At the end of the line for Bus 100, is Monaco, the second smallest country in the world. (The first is Vatican City, at about the size of a golf course.) I arrived right by the Marche de la Condamine and walked up the Rocher, a hill on the southern end of Monaco. The view ... Continued

The Tiny Town of Villefranche

Europe, France, Villefranche
Sunday, February 15, 2015

The French Riviera, or rather the Côte d’Azur, is a long, winding coast full of charming towns with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and bays. It’s no wonder this place is so incredibly popular and a bus ride I took along the coast proved this to me. On a sunny day while visiting ... Continued

All Black Everything

Amsterdam, Europe, The Netherlands
Saturday, February 14, 2015

I fell in love with every little crooked black row house in Amsterdam. Every. Single. One. They’re perfect and just so me. I feel like I would be happy everyday that I live in a black house, haha. Being a little more serious, I heard that traditionally some residents would prefer to seal their brick ... Continued

Côte D’Azur

Europe, France, Nice
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Last weekend, I packed my weekend bag and head out to Nice. The Côte D’Azur is just 3 hours along the coast from Genoa, but it offers a completely different experience from the Italian Riviera. Of course they share their similarities; Nice was actually a part of Italy just 150 years ago, but while in ... Continued

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam, Europe, The Netherlands
Sunday, February 08, 2015

First stop on the trip was Amsterdam! All I had ever heard of the city was positive… Beautiful canals and architecture, great museums, and good nightlife. Amsterdam truly delivered! There was always so much to see, and no matter how many times we walked up and down it, we never got tired of walking along ... Continued

My Favorite Italian Pastry

Europe, Genoa, Italy
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I got back to Genoa a couple days ago and one of my first stops was the focaccia place that Gio and I are faithful to. I would tell you what it’s called but I really don’t know. The only signage it has is “Pizza Focaccia” and I highly doubt that is what it’s called. ... Continued

Panoramas from Sicily

Europe, Italy, Sicily
Monday, January 12, 2015

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Taormina

Europe, Italy, Sicily, Taormina
Friday, January 09, 2015

About an hours drive from Catania, you’ll find Taormina, a small town precariously perched at the top of an outcropping along the sea. We drove as far up as we could, basically until it started to get to foggy to see, and then walked down along a path full of colorful lizards and cacti. At ... Continued

Catania, Sicily

Catania, Europe, Italy, Sicily
Saturday, January 03, 2015

Our next stop was Catania, on the east coast of Sicily, between Syracuse and Messina. Unfortunately, due to how long it took us to cross the island, and our day trip to Taormina, we didn’t have much time to explore Catania during the day but we can attest to the city’s food. Both night we ... Continued

Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento, Europe, Italy, Sicily
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I’ve always dreamed of going to Athens and climbing the Acropolis to the Parthenon. Well, really hasn’t any architecture student? It’s traditionally been a stop on architect’s grand tours, it’s old as architecture can get, and it’s massive. So when I heard there were ancient Greek temples in Sicily, I kinda just thought “what?” Well, ... Continued

Monreale Cathedral, Sicily

Europe, Italy, Monreale, Sicily
Sunday, December 28, 2014

In these last months, I’ve seen more churches than I can count. From St. Peters to Santa Maria Assunta in Genova, religious buildings can be understood and hold more architectural insight than simply being a “church,” but of course you can never doubt their beauty. During our stay in Sicily, we were advised to visit ... Continued

Mondello Bathhouse, Sicily

Europe, Italy, Mondello, Sicily
Thursday, December 25, 2014

I wanted to featured this building because it is probably one of my favorites from my travels this entire year. This is an early 19th century Liberty style building built right over sea. As I mentioned before, it is unfortunately no longer a bathhouse (but seriously just imagine the possibilities) and now houses a restaurant.Continued

Mondello, Sicily

Europe, Italy, Mondello, Sicily
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In Palermo, an American expat that befriended us at a small bar suggested that we visit Mondello because of our interest in architecture. He told us we’d find a great collection of Liberty style villas in a town apparently nicknamed the “South Beach of Sicily.” In fact, Liberty and Art Nouveau were precursors to the ... Continued

EATING ACROSS SICILY

Europe, Italy, Sicily
Saturday, December 20, 2014

…is so f****ing good! The end. Check out what I ate, well what I was able to take a picture of before devouring it! Please excuse the gritty iPhone pictures, I’ll make sure to take my DSLR with me to restaurants from now on… I want to share what I eat way more often with ... Continued

Sunset in Genoa

Europe, Genoa, Italy, Liguria
Monday, December 15, 2014

Nothing beats this kind of view from studio… #NoFilter Now that the semester has come to an end, I’ll have to find another spot to watch the sunset from.Continued

Staglieno Cemetery

Europe, Genoa, Italy, Liguria
Saturday, December 06, 2014

I’ve never visited a cemetery. Ever. And definitely never a cemetery like Staglieno, an expansive, and beautiful monumental cemetery to the east of Genoa’s center and one of the largest in Europe. A 20 minute bus ride along the coast and then following the river north, leads you right to it’s walls. We couldn’t initially ... Continued

Wandering in Venice

Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Venice is an unbelievable city… to the point that I sometimes have to reach my hand out to touch a wall to make sure it’s really even there. The way it floats on the water like it’s simply tethered together by bridges, the architecture, and the way the light shines between the alleys, all come ... Continued

Florence

Europe, Florence, Italy, Tuscany
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ah, the birthplace of capitalism and the location of the biggest splurges I’ve made so far on this trip: Florence. The crown jewel of Tuscany, home to amazing architecture, and really great leather. Now, if your read my previous post, you can probably tell that my tone is incredibly different from when I wrote about ... Continued

Rome

Europe, Italy, Lazio, Rome
Friday, November 14, 2014

This is the second time that I visit Rome, both times for about four days, but I really think I’m missing something… Maybe it’s the Roman ragazzo that will show me the ‘right’ places to grab a drink and secret look out points, while riding on his Vespa. Maybe they’re blinders so I don’t see ... Continued

Travel: Beauty

Europe
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Part 3 of a Travel Series: In My Backpack Travel Tech Keeping it simple… as simple as I can bear. About a month ago, a friend asked me what makeup I use and I gave her a very detailed explanation view text and I thought to myself, I should just post this. Now, by posting ... Continued

Revisit: SANAA, Vitra Campus

Europe, Germany, Weil am Rhein
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I loved the acrylic curtain wall on the Factory Building at the Vitra Campus — and apparently so did everyone else. September 2014 Full post here.Continued

Vals

Europe, Switzerland
Sunday, October 12, 2014

We’re a couple days into the trip so we’re all ready for a break, and oh, did we get one. We made our way from Basel to Vals, Switzerland to visit Therma Vals by Peter Zumthor. We’ve all seen and dreamt of visit this place before. The lure of massive inhabitable columns full of warm ... Continued

Vitra Campus + Basel

Basel, Europe, Switzerland
Friday, October 10, 2014

Right after visiting Ronchamp we head over to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, where the Vitra flagship store and production facilities are located. The Vitra Campus boasts a series of buildings designed by world renown architects, from Zaha Hadid to SANAA, occupying a variety of programs. We were able to tour the ... Continued

VitraHaus

Europe, Germany, Weil am Rhein
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Let me just say this: Switzerland is not cheap. I felt like the only oblivious person at first but this seemed to strike the whole group. Even though the exchange rate for Swiss Francs is technically better than the Euro, you should expect to pay 40% more for stuff there. I’m serious. And since I’m ... Continued

Ronchamp

Europe, France, Ronchamp
Saturday, October 04, 2014

On the way to the Vitra Campus from La Tourette, we made a very quick stop at Notre Dame du Haut, which is commonly referred to as Ronchamp. This church is a prime example of Corbusier’s aesthetic later in life. I like to describe this building as being “anti-perfection” because of its painterly nature; its ... Continued

La Tourette

Europe, Éveux, France
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I’m going to tip-toe around talking about La Tourette architecturally because I’m scared of saying too much and being completely wrong, or saying too little and risk seeming naive. I learned that this building is really about experience and having the chance to see, touch, and smell is essential to understanding it. In my case, ... Continued

Lyon

Europe, France, Lyon
Sunday, September 28, 2014

As a kid, I studied French for almost 9 years. My mom would also practice with me after school which would drive me nuts. Fast forward six years after my last French class and surprise surprise: My french sucks. Last week, I visited France for the second time. I’ve only been to Paris for a ... Continued

1st Week Back

Europe, Genoa, Italy, Liguria
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

And what a week it’s been! Despite drama of a lost bag (that was eventually found), we’ve gotten an amazing introduction to the city, visited Turin, took a boat along the coast, sketched, and visited a couple museums. If you saw my last post, you would have seen that we (the study abroad group) went ... Continued

Barcelona Video and Photo Diary

barcelona, Europe, Spain
Monday, September 08, 2014

Barcelona from Jeanne Michelle Canto on Vimeo. Barcelona: One of my favorite cities ever. I love the vibe, I love the grittiness, I love it’s bohemian residents. In 2012, I spent a week here and I knew I had to come back. Luckily, I had the opportunity to stop by for another week before heading ... Continued

Flashpacking


Friday, September 05, 2014

Flashpacking: It’s 2014’s revamped version of backpacking. Basically flashpacking is traveling with lots of cool technology and gear. This includes stuff like cameras, computers, and smart phones. Long gone are the days of just backpacking with a map, us new-age travelers want to keep our iPhone maps with us and look for the ever important ... Continued

Visiting El Platja d'Es Codolar

barcelona, beach, costa brava, el codolar, guide, travel
Monday, September 01, 2014

The other day, I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram (*like* *like* *like*, you know the drill) and came upon the most beautiful picture of a beach I had ever seen. I was awestruck; the water was turquoise and glittering, and both sides of the beach were flanked by cliffs. I then noticed it was geotagged, ... Continued

Las Puertas del Raval

barcelona, graffiti, raval, travel
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Barcelona is known for it’s gritty-bohemian vibe. It’s shops, people, lifestyle, and walls ooze this attitude in the form of personal style, aged facades, grunge shops, and street art. El Raval, just east of La Rambla, is a neighborhood who’s inhabitants take this lifestyle to heart; the area is culturally diverse, very tattooed, full of vintage stores, boasts a ... Continued

What's In My Backpack

backpack, makeup, ray bans, tips, travel
Thursday, August 28, 2014

My backpack has been with me all over. It’s covered in memorabilia of places I’ve been, and gifts my friends have given me from their travels. My favorite, which you actually can’t see in the picture, is a keychain of the Tate Modern that I bought on my first visit to London. I love how ... Continued

Travel: Beauty

tips, travel
Monday, August 25, 2014

Keeping it simple… as simple as I can bear.Continued

Homestead

homestead, key lime, mexican food, Miami
Sunday, August 17, 2014

My sister and I are moving out in about a week and I don’t really know how my parents are going to take it… I’m guessing they’re going to be so sad and lonely at home that they’ll be depressed for a couple weeks. #Sike. Their home is going to be immaculate, no more kids eating ... Continued

LISTEN: INDIE FUNK HOUSE

belle, Listen
Saturday, August 16, 2014

I have to make a confession: lately I’ve been really lazy with my music listening… I feel guilty about it. BUT it’s ok because I’ve just been listening to this really awesome playlist my sister put together. For the last couple months, if I don’t feel like looking for an album and I just wanna ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 08/12/2014


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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MorningRituals with Avra Jain

Avra Jain, Biscayne Boulevard, MorningRituals
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Featured image by Catalina Ayubi It’s not everyday that you meet someone thats incredibly intelligent, talented, humble… and cool. Last month, I was invited to tag along on a MorningRituals with Avra Jain, the CM/Mia “Heritage” speaker. I read up on her before heading out and I must say I was a little nervous to meet her. The plan ... Continued

Don't know what to do tomorrow?

Biscayne Boulevard, Design District, Midtown, Wynwood
Saturday, August 09, 2014

Looking for something to do tomorrow (or any day) that involves friends (and/or family), food and good times? Well here’s what I did a couple Sundays ago with my family and I think you’ll enjoy it too. The perks to this trip: You wont pay parking… You’ll eat a whole lot of delicious foods… You’ll ... Continued

The Liebster Blog Award

award, liebster
Friday, August 08, 2014

[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Hey guys! I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Danyealah of “When Life Gives You Lemons…” and I feel pretty honored! It feels great to feel the support of the blogging community! So these are the questions she’s prepared for me and then I have a couple more questions after my nominations. (Also, ... Continued

"Beautiful Us" by Aitch


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I love this. I love it so much. The watercolor, whimsical flowers, and the anatomical theme make this right up my alley. This is a series called “Beautiful Us” by a Romania artist called Aitch. The paintings combine the grotesque and whimsical in a perfect way and create a combination that makes me wish my insides looked ... Continued

LISTEN: HYPETRAK Mix//The Internet

Mix
Sunday, August 03, 2014

Jammed to this earlier this week after finding it on tumblr. I love how they mixed electronic and hip-hop: two of my favorite genres. If you guys ever have any music suggestions shoot them my way! Leave me a comment or message me 🙂Continued

Prints available!

lets go to, prints
Sunday, August 03, 2014

“Let’s Go To…” Print is now available for sale! Please email jcant009@fiu.edu to reserve your print… Limited quantities available! Also I have TWO GOLD AND SILVER available for the first couple lucky people to email me! Each print is $15 and if you’re in Miami let me know so you don’t have to pay shipping! ... Continued

Costa Rica!

Costa Rica, travel, travel post
Friday, August 01, 2014

This past June I visited Costa Rica for the first time. It was a totally random trip and we bought the tickets five days before departing… and the trip was only three days! It was a whirlwind to say the least! My father and I decided to make the trip because my dad’s friend invited ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Bravery" by Mike Tomás

CreativeMornings, The Lab Miami
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

All photos courtesy of Catalina Ayubi Hey guys! This will be the last weekly installment of the CreativeMornings/Miami posts! From now on I will be posting monthly recap of the talks. I’d like to go ahead and thank Malik for believing in my “writing” talents and the rest of the CreativeMornings/Miami team for working hard to ... Continued

CONTRASTS

Wynwood
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

If I were to ask you, “Where are the best urban backdrops in Miami?” I feel like most people would immediately say “Wynwood!” All the incredible art serves as a great environment for taking pictures of outfits. The last time Delia and I went out to the area fully equipped with our cameras was for the Maker ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "MAKE" by Denise Jacobs

CreativeMornings
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All photos courtesy of Catalina Ayubi First off, I would like to thank you guys that have kept up with these CreativeMornings posts!  They have really inspired me along the way and I hope that they have inspired  you too! The next free talk is actually this Friday with Avra Jain on Heritage… There are still ... Continued

LISTEN: Amy Winehouse aka Lioness

THE UNIVERSE
Sunday, July 20, 2014

“Amy, Amy, Amy…” This “Listen” post I wanted to share one of my favorite artist’s of all time: Amy Winehouse. I am always in the mood to listen to her and “Frank” (2003) is my favorite album of her’s. Despite her incredible talent, poor Amy was a victim of drug and alcohol abuse and lost ... Continued

EMOJI MANIA

iphone
Friday, July 18, 2014

Ok. Admit it, You’re obsessed with emojis. You are. YES YOU ARE. WE ALL ARE. Confession. I love emojis. They make everyday *boring* conversations so much fun and better than they would ever be without emojis. Okay, I’m getting a little excited but really, they’re a lot of fun. And considering this recent announcement, I’m even ... Continued

Almond Pesto for Pesto Portobello Crêpes


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pesto. Originated in the lovely city of Genoa, the capital Ligurian region of Italy. Just in case you don’t know what pesto is (?!), it’s an extra delicious sauce made with basil, parmigiano reggiano, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. While I was studying in Genoa, I felt I had a pesto overload; pesto on troffie, on ... Continued

Let's go to...

Typography
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hey guys! This is something I’ve been working on for the past week or so and I wanted to see what you guys think of it! I’m going to have some prints made like the image above (white screen print on black paper) and I wanted to guage interest. If you like the design leave ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Childhood" by Dr. William Murphy Jr.

CreativeMornings
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All photos courtesy of Catalina Ayubi Dr. William Murphy has lead a fascinating life. In his talk he gives you a glimpse of his youth and the moments that sparked innovation and invention. The key to Dr. Murphy’s creativity was taking every opportunity he could to learn something new. If he would wonder”How…?” he would find out, ... Continued

NYC Part 2

NYC, travel
Monday, July 14, 2014

Our first day in New York, my sister and I got caught in a downpour while walking through Central Park to the Natural History Museum. It was picturesque and all except for the fact that I had planned an outfit for a hot and steamy summer day in New York. As a precautionary method, the ... Continued

Celebrating Frida

Frida Kahlo, Typography
Sunday, July 13, 2014

This week we remembered the beginning (July 6th) and end (July 13th) of Frida Kahlo’s life and I picked three of my favorite quotes of her’s as a celebration of her life. Something I truly admire about her is her extreme passion and strength to love that influenced so many of her paintings, and makes her seem ... Continued

NYC iPhone Diary

iphone, NYC, travel
Friday, July 11, 2014

Last week I spent four whirlwind days in New York. The trip started with a cancelled flight to NYC, rebooking to Connecticut (and flying over Hurricane Arthur, which is something I will never do again), taking a (prom) limo to NYC and finally being in bed 12 hours after I first stepped in MIA. To ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Rebel" by Vanessa Garcia

CreativeMornings
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

All photos courtesy of Catalina Ayubi Are you a rebel? I like to think of myself as a rebel and really who doesn’t want to be one? It’s cool, it’s fun, it’s exciting. Vanessa Garcia’s “talk” proves it. She begins by opening up about her own acts of rebellion as a teen; from rocking purple hair and piercings ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 07/07/2014

logo
Monday, July 07, 2014

Since my recent obsession with my calligraphy pens and nibs, I have been having an awesome time writing just about anything. When I’m listening to music I will write random song lyrics and I’ve even written my friend’s names out… and I have to confess that “Giovani” is the best name, haha. Eventually I started ... Continued

El Sapito

Costa Rica, travel
Thursday, July 03, 2014

On our second day in Costa Rica we went zip lining and afterwards crossed the street to a traditional restaurant called El Sapito. Despite the incredibly fresh and delicious food, my favorite part of the restaurant was the garden on its grounds. They had all kinds of tropical flowers and hydrangea, my favorite. I spent a ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Hidden" by Camila Ramos

CreativeMornings, Miami, recipe
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

All photos courtesy of Catalina Ayubi Cuban-born and Miami-raised Camila Ramos is a barista, retail manager, and a Senior Coffee educator at Panther Coffee. Actually she’s not just any barista, she’s the top barista in the southeast and #5 in the nation! Her cuban roots sparked her love of coffee, claiming her mother would wake her up ... Continued

"Marry Me" Cookies

cookies
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

First things first: Yes, you want to make these cookies. Yes, they are rich. Yes, you can’t eat just one. Yes. Just yes. I haven’t made cookies like these in AGES because I try and stay away from eating 5000 calories worth of sweets at once which is inevitably what happens when I make a cake/cookies/brownies ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Sex" by E.M. Mukasa

CreativeMornings, Miami
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far in the process of watching all the CreativeMornings/Miami talks, I’ve learned that creative people do not simply make to make; They make to influence and inspire people, to create change and progress. Ebony Mukasa is the CEO of CLOAK Apparel, Inc. and was CreativeMornings/Miami’s “Sex” speaker. The talk began with a grand entrance where Ebony appeared ... Continued

"TRUE LOVE"

love, Typography
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Absolutely love this quote! Trust goes a long way in love… Share with your friends at the bottom of the page using the handy dandy Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest buttons!Continued

Learning to Shoot

Miami, museum, pamm, photography
Friday, June 20, 2014

I am a completely amateur photographer and I’m learning as I practice. I used to be shy with my camera and not take it out because it made me feel self conscious and I didn’t feel like I was very adept with it. Also, when you’re taking photographs in an area with people, they always seem ... Continued

Just PAMM

Miami, museum, pamm, photography
Friday, June 20, 2014

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CreativeMornings/Miami: "Freedom" by Asif Farooq

CreativeMornings, Miami
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Last month, CreativeMornings/Miami hosted Asif Farooq, an artist with a fetish for cardboard guns. He chose to make these guns out of cardboard because of the impermanent nature of the material; it isn’t archival but the product is still beautiful. He showed 300 of his guns in 2012 during Art Basel at Primary Projects in Wynwood, and is ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 06/16/2014


Monday, June 16, 2014

The summer is heating up and all kinds of stuff is going on right now. I finally got to see one my favorites bands last week as well as seeing the Heat play the worst couple games of their lives against the Spurs, like miserable… The World Cup is in full swing and right now I’m ... Continued

Little Dragon LIVE

concert, grand central, little dragon
Friday, June 13, 2014

If I could make one large overarching statement about this concert it’s that the live performance totally gave new life to “Nabuma Rubberband.” Like I said in my previous LISTEN post, Nabuma felt like an album that I had to listen to while I was chilling out and relaxing. This concert proved that statement wrong. The crowd ... Continued

CreativeMornings/Miami: "Minimal" by Nick Gelpi

CreativeMornings, The Lab Miami
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Last Friday I hopped up out of bed at 6:30. Yeah, and it’s summer time. Only one thing could have me so excited that I would be out of bed that early. That is CreativeMornings. What IS CreativeMornings? It’s a breakfast lecture series hosted in a multitude of cities across the United States and internationally, directed ... Continued

Butternut Squash Soup

soup
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The weather in Miami has been pretty terrible lately. Either dark clouds loom overhead like they’re about to say “Yeah, try and do something outside… Imma rain on ya” or the sun is beaming down on you and you feel like dying after taking a couple steps outside… Maybe I’m ... Continued

LISTEN: Little Dragon's "Nabuma Rubberband"

grand central, little dragon
Sunday, June 08, 2014

If I had to pick a favorite band I would have to say Little Dragon. Since I started following them in 2011, I have been dying to see them and finally this coming week I will! This week, on June 12th at 10 pm (I’m really serious about this), I will be seeing them at Grand ... Continued

7: Fake It 'til You Make It

Typography
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Hey guys! This is the last entry of the “Words to Live By” Series! I hope you all have enjoyed the quotes and encouraging words! Today I’m featuring a quote that Delia suggested, “Fake It ’til You Make It.” This quote is really about finding what you want to be and emulating the qualities of a person ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 06/06/2014

drawing
Saturday, June 07, 2014

Hey all! SO this week I finally got a chance to pursue another piece for my currently titled “PLANTseries”… I need a way better name for it but right now I’m not very inspired. If you have any ideas let me know, haha. I chose to draw the passionflower, an absolutely beautiful flower that grows ... Continued

6: Whatever you are...

quote, Typography
Friday, June 06, 2014

Be a good one! Put your utmost effort into all the things that you do! Work hard because you never know who’s listening/watching/reading/looking at your work. Every new job or competition is another chance for you to find future clients or employment. For example, I can’t say I’m much of an inspirational writer, per se, but I ... Continued

5: "Sharpen Your Axe"

Typography
Thursday, June 05, 2014

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening my axe.” -Abraham Lincoln Abe Lincoln is a smart guy and this my be the best quote EVER (I feel like I’ve said that a couple times already haha). This relates a lot to yesterday’s quote, where you can’t ... Continued

4: "Think. Plan. Execute."

quote, Typography
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It’s day four and now we’ve gotten past the hump of being unsure or doubting yourself and your decisions and now it’s time to get to work! Have you been trying to improve your performance at work or school? Do you go to the gym and then realize “what the heck am I going to ... Continued

3: "Just Fucking Do It"

Typography
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Plain and simple: Enough with the thinking and get with the doing. I have to tell myself this all the time. I will sometimes have doubts or be afraid to put myself out there from fear of rejection or anxiety, creating excuses for myself. Be proud of who you are and put your best face ... Continued

Orange Glazed Tempeh

tempeh, vegan
Monday, June 02, 2014

Tempeh: Looks weird. Has a weird name. It’s fermented… Weird. I’ve never been very attracted to the idea of eating it, but as a replacement for meat it takes the cake. A serving of tempeh provides you with 16 grams of protein and since the soybeans that make up the cake have been cultured, it ... Continued

2: "If not now, when?"

Typography, words to live by
Monday, June 02, 2014

Despite my love of planning, lists and goals, I wouldn’t feel fulfilled if I didn’t leave room for spontaneity. I believe that planning creates the framework for your life, allowing you to stick to you schedule, budgets, etc and feel secure when one random day you decide to hop in a car and go for ... Continued

LISTEN (and WATCH): Emily King "Distance"


Sunday, June 01, 2014

Just imagine this scenario: Your eyes peel open after an amazing night of sleep. You’re on a comfy, white bed… soft rays of light are shining down on your bed from mainly overcast skies while  a couple candles with burned out incense sit on your bedside table. You’re feeling heavenly and the air conditioning is at ... Continued

New Month, New Intentions

quotes, Typography
Sunday, June 01, 2014

Happy Sunday everyone! Today is June 1st so it’s time to set new goals for ourselves. I have always found myself to be more at ease when I know what to expect in my day to day life. I like to set daily and weekly goals and have an agenda so that nothing I have ... Continued

WISHLIST #1

GoPro, Wishlist
Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer is in full swing and I’m super excited for some cool stuff going on in the next couple weeks. In the coming month, I will be seeing my favorite band in concert, going camping with my bros from APX, and then I’ll be in New York for Fourth of July! Seriously can’t wait for any of ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 05/27/2014


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I’ve got a whoooole lot going on this week and I really wasn’t sure where to begin so I decided to go and make drawing my first point of business. I feel like I finally got some time to relax this long weekend so I’m feeling loose and ready to put pencil to paper. I’m ... Continued

LISTEN: What So Not

Remix
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Maybe it’s just me but there seems to be some sort of Australian invasion in the music scene and I’m loving it. What So Not is an Australian DJ duo including Flume and Emoh Instead, and having seen Flume live twice I knew this live mix was going to be good.  The mix is gritty, ... Continued

"Get Started Now" / A Visit to Viophilia


Friday, May 23, 2014

Last night a group of friends and I visited Viophilia, a combined studio, work, and event space in the Wynwood Design District. We were greeted by Ivette, one of the resident artists in the building who gave us a tour of the space. Ivette is one of the original founders of Viophilia, a year and a ... Continued

Staghorn Fern


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yesterday I was hanging out in my friends backyard while drawing and chatting. In his backyard he has these four huge staghorn fern plants, or Platycerium if you want to be fancy. The ones in his yard are larger than any images I’ve seen online and it’s hard to believe they are just hanging from ... Continued

ACV Lemonade

ACV, Morning
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Routine can become a real topic of conversation. Is routine good for creative production? Or is it the ultimate death sentence? Some people see routine as leading to a “dull life” and I would agree that thoroughly planning your daily schedule can be a bore. But there is just something that grounds me about having ... Continued

#OnMyDesk 05/19/2014

figure drawing
Monday, May 19, 2014

This is the first summer since I started college Fall 2009 that I have had off. Crazy, huh? Five years straight and luckily I have a brand spanking new Masters degree to show for it. But now it’s time for me to branch out and bust out all the things I had been putting off ... Continued

LISTEN: "Anything In Return"

Album
Monday, May 19, 2014

Lately I have not been able to stop playing this album by Toro y Moi. I’ve never been very good at describing music but theres something about this halfway upbeat and chillaxed mood that I can’t get enough of. To top it off this video is so amazing, with its painterly strokes and melted-Claymation.Continued

Maker Faire + Wynwood Graffiti

Wynwood
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Delia and I visited the first Miami MINI Maker Faire and then decided to take a couple shots afterwards with the graffiti in Wynwood. Visiting the MakerFaire was definitely a cool experience after seeing the fairs they have held in other cities like New York. We got to see both fellow FIU students creating intricate ... Continued

Interactive Media

Arduino, FIU
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Interactive Media Course taught by Malik Benjamin Throughout the course we learned to develop our own websites on the WordPress platform and created projects using the Arduino microprocessor. These videos show our progress leading up to the final project. //instagram.com/p/lD7umSAvz4/embed/Continued

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Saturday, January 01, 2000

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