Shuichi Nakano
Inspiration

Shuichi Nakano

Aren’t these just wonderful. I can just imagine large creatures traipsing around cities like this, it throws the world into a strange and alluring perspective. These beautiful paintings are created by Shuichi Nakano, a Japanese artist who paints in oil. If you have a lot of yen to rub together, go buy one, and let … Continue reading

Andrew Hem
Inspiration

Andrew Hem

This is the work of Andrew Hem. “Andrew Hem’s introspective, otherworldly paintings explore realities one step away from our everyday waking life.” And I can’t get enough. Pity I couldn’t seem to find a source for buying a print. Hem is a Cambodian American artist, I love his use of colour, and the way he … Continue reading

Interviews

Be-Athens

I am always interested in how young creative people start up businesses. It’s not easy, and especially for some of us, the business side is quite daunting. A friend of mine in Barcelona, recently launched a website called Be-Athens. It’s an events guide magazine for the city of Athens, where she is originally from. Partly … Continue reading

Shopping up a Storm – a guide to Barcelona and Buying
Living in Barcelona / Travels & Adventures

Shopping up a Storm – a guide to Barcelona and Buying

As Christmas draws ever nearer, I thought I would add another illustrated guide to Barcelona to the blog. Barcelona plays hostess to all the major stores you can find in Europe, but the real gems are found in the maze of alleyways and neighbourhoods. Barcelona hides a fantastic array of little “Tiendas” (shops) stuffed with … Continue reading