Mapa con todos los Jacarandas de Buenos Aires

Dentro de semanas empiezan a florecer los jacarandas en Buenos Aires! y hace poco me enteré que el gobierno de la ciudad tiene una base de datos con toda la arboleda de buenos aires, cuadra por cuadra que tipo de árbol hay y su altura. Así que decidí con esa información hacer un mapa con todos los jacarandas (que por cierto, resultan ser muchos)

Review Galen Leather Co Handmade Leather Vintage Stationery

I was recently contacted by Yusuf who is carrying a family company based in Istambul - Turkey started by her sister called Galen Leather. They made beautiful handmade leather notebooks and stationery that transport you to another time. 

Their store is totally a dream, they have pen cases, notebook covers, wooden writing boxes, and anything a stationery lover would dream off. The best part is that they ship internationally so I was able to get this all the way from Turkey to Argentina.

Recientemente me escribio Yusuf que lleva adelante una empresa familiar basada en Estambul - Turquia que su hermana creó llamada Galen Leather. Hacen cuadernos hermosos en cuero y todo tipo de stationery que te transporta a otro tiempo. 

Su negocio es un sueño, tienen portalapices, cubre cuadernos, cajas de madera llenas de stationery y cualquier otra cosa que un amante de la papelería podría soñar con. La mejor parte es que hacen envio internacionales así que pude recibir este paquete directo de Turquia a Argentina. 

Review Galen Leather Co Handmade Leather Vintage Stationery

DIY Shaped Cushion with Punch Needle / Almohadón con Punch Needle

It's been a while since I do something with the punch needle and I notice I could use the same technique to do some shaped cushion which I though it will look really fun in the sofa. So here is the tutorial :) 

Hace mucho tiempo usé la aguja punch para hacer una alfombra y ahora me di cuenta que se puede usar la misma técnica para hacer almohadones con diferentes formas! Así que va el tutorial de como lo hice:

DIY Shaped Cushion with Punch Needle / Almohadón con Punch Needle

The materials I use were:

  -  Wool
  -  Punch Needle
  -  Linen, for the back of the cushion
  -  Burlap, where I did the design
  -  Glue
  -  Thread and needle
  -  Polyester Fiberfill

Los materiales que use fueron:
 - Lana
 - Lienzo para la parte de atrás del almohadón
 - Arpillera, donde bordé el diseño, he visto que usan una tela que tiene agujeros más chiquitos pero no se como se llama, si la conocen me dicen?
  - Hilo y aguja
  - Plasticola, después me enteré que es mejor usar Fortex
  - Vellón siliconado

Prague Off The Beaten Track - Secrets of Prague Full Guide

Since a year ago I moved to Brno, the second biggest city in the Czech Republic that is about 3 hours drive from Prague. Since Prague was kind of the closest biggest city I have had for a year I did several day trips looking for fun things to do that were not the typical tourist spots!

Hace un año atrás me mudé a Brno que es la segunda ciudad más grande de Rep. Checa y queda a aproximandamente 3 horas de Praga. Así que tuve la suerta de hacer varios viajes por el día a Praga donde no debaja de ser turista pero quería conocer cosas nuevas fuera de las principales atracciones!

Doing a cookbook: How I decided to document all my family recipes in a cookbook

Some time ago I decided to start documenting my family's recipes. My mom comes from Perú, my father is Argentinean, my grandparents are Chinese and Spanish, so the food at home was extremely diverse.

Just before deciding to move out from home, I decided all this needed to be documented. This is how a journey of documenting more than 60 recipes began for 8 years. Photography of each dish, copywriting of the recipes and graphic design of the book were done by me.

Here are some details of the book and the process I followed to make plus some tips cause everything doesn't always go as planned 😅

As my two previous photobooks (Erasmus photobook and China trip photobook) I decided to print in Blurb (Even though I wish Blurb have sponsored this post, this is not sponsored just honest review haha)

Biggest Learnings of Food Photography as Amateur 

  - Natural light is everything
  - Learn how to do a balance composition, like adding extra elements to the picture, maybe some ingredients, a spoon, another plate, a glass.
  - Play with color contrast and textures!
  - Take the photos fast! (you can tell when the soup you are doing a photo is cold or the ice cream is melting)


Before making this book I hadn't had any experience in food photography. I started documenting my family recipes just one year before I move away from home, I was 17 years and this was 2011 (left photo). I finally got to finish it in 2019 (right photo). This is the reason that pictures in the book are diverse in quality, they not only reflect my family cuisine but also reflect 8 years of learning and improvement.


Handy elements for food photography

Aliexpress Stationery Curated product review and Haul

This is not the average post I do here, but seems I have not been doing many DIY or travelling cause... coronavirus. I decided I will show a small haul of stationery and other tech stuff from Aliexpress. I guess all readers here still like stationery products as much as I do :)

I am HUGE fan of Aliexpress, not only because you can find whatever you want but because you also find things you didn't know you want or even existed 😅that's a bit dangerous to be honest.

Here are some findings of some of the cutest products I have bought and which I enjoyed and been surprised by the quality. I hope you like it :)

Aliexpress stationery products haul review selection

I noticed that there are some products in Aliexpress that are done by particular designers and are not so easy to find. This Oatmeal paper notes is one of them, I loved the vintage and kawaii look of this notes plus the packaging, super adorable!

Aliexpress stationery products haul review selection
Oatmeal Oats vintage notes here for 1usd
Aliexpress stationery products haul review selection

This are just paper notes with a look kind of Windows 93

Aliexpress stationery products haul review selection
Computer Game Memo notepad here for $1.35 USD

Adorable kawaii notes of fluffy animals here:

Aliexpress stationery products haul review selection
Cute Kawaii Rabit Memo Pad here - $0,45usd

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