Hear the Silence and Notice the Details

notice the details

Stop for a moment. Put down your phone. What do you hear? What do you see? Can you smell anything? Do you even remember how?

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Handmade with Love in France

handmade with love in france

La Forme atelier – artisans of hat blocks for millenry

Handmade with Love in France is a beautiful documentary by Julie Georgia Bernard on the present and future of artisan ateliers that cater to haute couture. During the recent Moritz Feed Dog fashion film festival in Barcelona, the documentary was included in the programme.

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The Definition of Kawaii

Oh, the most perfect video for a Friday! Prepare to be amazed at the intricate detail and creativity in this piece about the definition of Kawaii. I keep stumbling on curious things as I prepare for my first trip to Japan in April. I can’t wait! Have a lovely weekend!

Atsushi Makino

Isn’t this the perfect video to start the weekend? Hope you have lots of magical things planned!

The Alphabet Imaginarium – Sneak Peak

the alphabet imaginarium - making of

A lull in the madness. A much-needed calm. After months of working non-stop, 14 to 16 hours a day, client after client, juggling projects, realizing you have to pee, realizing four hours later that you still haven’t gone to pee and you’ve swallowed another litre of water. Rushing between meetings, answering phone calls, answering emails, assuaging fears, holding hands. Freelance existence is so disconcerting at times. It always seems to be everything at once and then nothing at all. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Llum Barcelona 2016

llum barcelona 2016

Not nearly as fantastic as last year, there was still loads to see during the Festival of Lights in Barcelona. This is when the city transforms into a magical being. The weather was great, the atmosphere was festive, there were crowds of people but it wasn’t overwhelming.

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New Year, New Content, New Attitude

prop styling for lhe fet - new year new content

The new year is already a month old. The past year, 2015, was one of the most eventful years I’ve ever experienced. You can read more about all the upheaval in my freelance existence. I managed to completely turn my life around and have been working non-stop up until Christmas. So once again, Sticky Fingers was resigned to the back burner as I was working between 14 to 16 hours a day. It has been incredibly exciting and now that things have settled down, I needed to rest and gather energy and my wits, it’s time to finally pay some attention to the blog.

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Freelance Existence – Welcome Back

A Freelance Existence - Welcome Back

Many months have passed… I can assure you, being hacked is a serious and horrible experience. It was all a bit touch and go at the beginning, with no guarantee that I would recuperate all my information, posts, and photos. But the experience is over, it’s time to start again. A new web, which I absolutely love. A design that represents my work and my essence. So the blog also looks a bit different now as well, to maintain coherence with the web.

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Palau Albéniz

palau albeniz in barcelona

Ever stumbled across a truly magical place? It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it seems like the place has been waiting for you to arrive.

This is exactly how I discovered the Palau Albéniz Gardens in Montjuic, a typical weekend jog, a curious need to uncover a new route, and bang! Did I find the Garden or did the Garden call to me, reaching out with delicate fingers, unfurling whispers in my brain?

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Christmas Once Again

Christmas once again

As years will often do, 2014 passed in a blur. I’m guessing I’m not the only person that struggles with crazy time leaps. It is Christmas once again. Lucky for us in Barcelona, we’re having quite a mild winter which will hopefully continue. Still able to sit out in the sun, albeit with a coat.

This is a time for friends and family, something I greatly look forward to. Time for relaxing, for good books and old movie favourites. For delicious food and drink. I’ll be signing off until the new year, so a very Happy Christmas to you all. I wish you the best for 2015, a great year, a year for change, magic and adventure.