While travelling people tend to ask you to bring them back a gift. This is essentially what we call souvenirs and, as a matter of fact, they are usually ugly, old-fashioned and not interesting at all. Canned air is also a dumb souvenir (air from New York City? Hello, polution in a can?), but at least the design is nice and they have gone a bit further on thinking about an original gift. Apparently each can has air from the most iconic landmarks of each city.
Would you buy it?
Everyone that knows me will know that I love to take pictures of animals. My poor cat has been suffering from it since she was a baby, and I think that now she secretly enjoys it. Anyway, I have looots of animal pictures in my computers. Some are cute, some are not. One day I suddenly realized that I have quite a lot of pictures where the animals are…well, sleeping. Or resting. Or both.
That’s why I have decided to put them all together and do a serie of the sleeping animals projectzzz!
I can’t decide on which one is the cutter, but I guess we’ll all agree than the big black bat is better that way than when he flies over your head in the Australian parks 😀
Pictures taken in : Otters (Zoo La Rochelle, France), Seagull (Sydney, Australia), Kangaroo (Port Stephens, Australia), I don't know what this is (Taronga Zoo, Sydney Australia), dwarf hippo (Zoo Singapore), White tigger (Zoo Singapore), african fox (Zoo La Rochelle, France), Sheep (Basque Country), Red Panda (Zoo La Rochelle, France), Tiger (Zoo La Rochelle, France), koala (Taronga Zoo, Sydney), Camel (Zoo Barcelona), flying-fox bat (Sydney, Australia), dolphin (Zoo Barcelona), cat (home!).
ENG. Since it has been raining for almost a week now, summer doesn’t seem to exist this year. This are a few images to show you that it actually exists somewhere in the world and to make your day happier:
ENG. My lovely friend Joan is so awesome. She and some of her classmates made a book for their final year project (a book!). It is a cookbook with recipes for cancer patients, with personal stories of some people that suffered this illnes and that had also made their own recipes. The goal is to show that even suffering this terrible illness you might be able to cook, eat and enjoy food.
I don’t have any more details because that is all I know for the moment, but I can’t wait to take a look to it and review it properly. Anyway, the pictures they have shown until now they are really nice, and the whole idea behind the book is heartbreaking. If you live in Singapore you can order order it online, but I’m wondering if they ship it abroad as well.
I think it’s really good to do a final year project that would actually help to improve’s someone lifestyle, and more if it’s for this horrible illness that is affecting more and more people everyday. I wish my final year project would have been something like that, so you (Joan and the rest of the group) must be really proud of what you did in here!
Take a look to their Tumblr and their Facebook Fan Page if you want to know more.
ENG. I love design hotels. I have just found this really cool one called Wanderlust, placed in Singapore. A 4-floor building with a specific topic in each one. I also love their website, and their concept. Since I already have great friends in Singapore I still there’s no more reasons left not to include the country in my “must do” list…!
This is how the different floors are divided:
Lobby Level – Industrial Glam by Asylum
A juxtaposition of the surrounding’s setting and contemporary design.
Level 2 – Eccentricity by :phunk Studio
Colours everything from the walls to the neon lights and the rainbow corridor leads to a outdoor deck with a customised mosaic-tiled jacuzzi.
Level 3 – Is it just Black and White by DP Architects
Walk across the black corridor and enter into the contrasting white rooms to discover Origami and Pop-Art works.
Level 4 – Creature Comforts by fFurious
Get cosy with friendly monsters in each room that presents a different vibe and be assured of a fantasy-filled experience.
And this are a few pictures of the hotel:
More pictures in their website here.