Friday, November 28, 2014

readings for the weekend #3

Asunto e

I am thinking a lot about this column dedicated to the readings for the weekend, because it's like when on s Sat morning you are on your sofa, reading blogs through bloglovin and you open a link, then another, then another and you are completely quiet but you are also absorbing so many informations...
Crazy, but also full of inspirations!

DIY printable gift tags, that's cool since they are free
Ten things I'm learning about being a grown up
• I watched Finding Vivian Meier and I really recommend it!
• I am going to read these two books soon: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena Dunham (now there's the Italian version too) and Stoner (Le strade) by John Edward Williams

Have a great and warm weekend!

Instagrammers: itsmichaelchan

Michael Chan is from Seattle and he works at Design Army. I really love his daily shots and he makes me feel I wan to go to Seattle... Follow him at itsmichaelchan

Friday, November 14, 2014

Granny Square blanket

I have finally ended the granny square blanket I started long time ago: it is a queen-size bed blanket (that's why it took long time to me). It is completely handmade by me (crochet), with white borders, it is made by 494 hexagons - OMG I can't believe I finished it.
I have already sold it to a friend of mine, but consider that if you are patient I am available to make a new one, feel free to contact me (glittercoki [at]

readings for the weekend #2

James Nord

Hey, the weekend is round the corner. What are you going to do?
I'll go for drinks and dinners this weekend, and Saturday I (as Band Loch) will host an Amigurumi's workshop - I'd share some pics on my Instagram.
About the readings for the weekend I am going to talk about links and books today. Have a super duper nice weekend!

• This is a book that I'd like to receive for Christmas: The Portlandia Cook Book.
• A blog I discovered this week The chronicles of her, and a usefull post "My 5 minute face"
A Blue Note-able giveaway, do it! (US only, sob!)
40,00 € on SelfPackaging, another giveaway EU only this time! Thanks to Band Loch
• Then an article about Ghostbusters, after 30 years.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nave de la Música en Matadero Madrid

I receive a weekly email from the website Europaconcorsi, as you might know I am passionate about architecture.
Today in the email there was this project for RedBull Music Academy (RedBull is mostly famous for the energy drink, but the company also organize workshops covering music history, technology, skills, and business).
The 2011 edition of RedBull Music Academy was going to be held in Tokyo, but given the devastating effects of the earthquake, the location had to be changed. With only five months to plan, the city of Madrid took over. The creative space known as Matadero Madrid, which is located in an early 20th century industrial warehouse complex, was designated as the event’s new location. As a result, the project unfolded in the warehouse’s interior in the form of a fragmented urban structure in which the variable relationship between proximity and independence (they needed an infrastructure capable of meeting the precise technical and acoustic needs of the event), and preexistence and performance could offer unexpected stages to its community of inhabitants.
Project by Langarita-Navarro.