Sweet new designs that will make you dream awake

Launching, Life in the Atelier

Lee este post en español ~ Llegeix aquest article en català It’s been quiet around here and it’s taken just a bit longer than expected for me to come and tell you the story of my new things. But I’m back and fully charged. Let’s do this! THE STORY OF “THE AWAKENING DREAM” COLLECTION Centuries ago,…

Let our hearts be full of thanks and giving

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope you’re all on the way to a great gathering and a full table. You know, when I think of Thanksgiving my mind goes 🍲🥗🍖🍰🎃🍁🍂🎊👯‍♀️👯‍♂️ (food food people family friends more food ) and brings flashes of all the movies and series that show this celebration. What a wonderful tradition, a…

8 ways to say goodbye to Summer (August links)

The Great Outdoors

I’m very sad to be the one saying this but… Summer may be over already. Temperature has been dropping fiercely here in Catalan lands and the weather is already calling for some blanket and sofa time. I must confess I’m actually wearing a long sleeve top and trousers (and I’m in need of changing my…

August Moodboard

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors

What’s my August moodboard ? I like to start every month with a little challenge. This consists in finding a topic, elements and a color palette that could potentially inspire me for some of the works in the month ahead. So I never stop learning new things, adding different objects and developing new ideas. For…

The perfect summer adventure : Down the river

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In the middle of July under the raging sun not all activities outdoors seem so appealing. These days are calling best for top-of-mountain, by-the-beach, and by-the-river time. For this one time, we chose the river. We still put our (surfing) wetsuits to use. And in this case the route was pretty simple. No rappel, bug jumps…

7 things to uncover this July (monthly links to checkout)

Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors

A movie The last word Here it is what Imdb says about it “Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.” It’s a good movie, with…

7 inspiring links to check out, from last month (JUNE)

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors

Another month has gone, so fast. The more I do, the more it seems I have to do and the quicker the time goes by. But that didn’t take any fun of living the start of the summer, with some beach days, river days, climbing days and many movies. I can’t even remember all of…

8 relevant things of the month (MAY)

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors

1. A festival : Sitges Next It’s all about communication and innovation. There were two days of conferences and a couple of workshops. I attended only Saturday’s conferences and my favourite take aways came from this talk : Let’s see what they bring next year. 2. A song : This song (Era) 3. Some additions…

My 7 favourite things to do in Siargao (for non surfers)

The Great Outdoors

Oh my girl! Did I forget to mention that I was away for a month? I can be such a bad person at times… Well, the thing is we (my bf and I) went on a holiday to the Philippines!! So exciting. Had never been on a travel like that: to Indonesia, different culture, tropical…

Being an Explorer in this modern age

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I am, and I’ve been, very attracted to the idea of being an explorer for a long time. Since I read about all the adventures of heroes in foreign lands when I was little, I’ve been picturing myself as one of them. But don’t get me wrong. I know I won’t become a real explorer.…

where to find inspiration

How to find inspiration

Life in the Atelier

The blank page syndrome. The burnout moment. The empty mind feeling. Everybody, but specially those of us who work in a creative field have experienced it. Even the student during the long hours before an exam has this thought: I don’t feel like it. And you know that it’s quite difficult to be productive when…

Books for the girl boss – UPDATE

Life in the Atelier

Do you remember my last post about books? Well, it’s this one . So maybe it’s time to update you on my reading list. I’ll start with the books I haven’t finished reading yet. My so-called freelance life  It’s a wonderful guide for the wannabe freelancer that has never been in that situation before, is starting now…

News 2017 – Big update

Life in the Atelier

  Time has moved so fast since winter holidays! I had planned this post back then, before the new year. Even so, it’s still relevant. And longer. And I may be missing something that I’ve forgotten already. Personal life Christmas holidays were terrific. Good food and good company basically. January has been quite productive but…

5 Books I want to read before Christmas, for girlbosses

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home

Have you ever read an article of books recommendations of books that the critic haven’t yet read? Well, lucky me, I’m just a designer and not a critic! A post on books again… just because they’re one of my loves! Well, it is for a few reasons in fact:  I enjoyed reading and learning this…

The dreamy artsy lifestyle

Life in the Atelier, The Great Outdoors

“ I wake up full of energy and motivation. Long days pass on through my studio’s windows, while my hands move quickly over paper and keyboards. I wander on paths of woods in the warm afternoons and the streets of imaginary cities on my mind indistinctly. I am a free soul. My fingers dance over…

How to go away with experimenting in art and design

Life in the Atelier

Creativity isn’t an easy friend. You know it and I’ve told you (here and here). It is important to be flexible in mind to be creative. But, how to do that? What does it really mean? Let’s remember what creativity really is: to make connections and see relationships were others haven’t.  When we use creativity,…

7 podcasts for content creators and creative entrepreneurs

Life in the Atelier

Today is a very special day, a day for gratitude. It’s Thanksgiving day. I don’t celebrate it (because it doesn’t exist in Catalonia) but I do like it exists. I believe gratitude is such an important value that we so often forget about! But not today, so let’s be thankful because the following podcasts exist…

Creative books for the artist in you (2)

Life in the Atelier

Even if your art is your passion, it doesn’t come easy to devote yourself to it. There are those endless projects, too many ideas or the lack of them. Sometimes, working in our art feels like a battle, like a war. We started the topic with these books over here. This is the follow-up post,…

Creative books for the artist in you (1)

Life in the Atelier

I’m sitting in my sofa, a blanket over my legs, the last lights of the afternoon entering smoothly through the window. A cool breeze is petting the trees outside and dark clouds are moving fast towards the town, above the mountains. I’m reading a book and I’m fully immersed in the words. That, for good…

The story behind the Surfboard painting (and other boards)

Life in the Atelier, The Great Outdoors

In 2012 I started skateboarding. Why? How? After my trip to Australia and my first attempts to surfing, I decided that was something I wanted to pursue. But my hometown lies by the Mediterranean sea, which is not famous for its waves. So, I thought, while I can’t go surfing, I can try skateboarding. Time…

A Note on Love

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Love is not about receiving. Love is about giving, is just loving, not be loved. Well, it is too, but receiving it’s the consequence. Love has no shape, not even a heart shape; can’t be seen, nor touched, just felt. It’s not one person nor thing. Not even a thing of couples. Love is everywhere and…

Be yourself, Do your own and Let it be

Life in the Atelier, Sweet Home, The Great Outdoors

I’ve always felt a bit of curiosity about the Three Wise Monkeys. 🐵 They are the representation of “Don’t listen to evil 🙉, Don’t speak evil 🙊, Don’t look at evil 🙈”. They are even on emojis (how cool is that?) Well, the thing is, they inspired me to create a story of my own.…

Delicious Idleness or Dolce far Niente

The Great Outdoors

At the beginning of last week I went to a too-fast business travel to Italy. And even I had almost no time to think or see anything I remembered that italian saying that goes “Dolce far niente”, translated as the pleasure of doing nothing, but better expressed as “delicious idleness”. It hit me because a…