Winter in Berlin

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
Winter in Berlin

Today it’s May the 5th and i am still wearing my winter coat….

Sun is Shining!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | No Comments
Sun is Shining!

       

Rita!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 8 Comments
Rita!

  Finalmente, um post no blog, desde que desapareci, há 4 meses atrás! É verdade, nasceu a Rita no fim do mês de Dezembro de 2014 e desde então, o meu tempo tem sido todo para ela e dificilmente consigo ter um tempo para mim. Os intervalos em que consigo fazer alguma coisa, durante os ...

A banhos

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Berlin, Life, Travel | No Comments
A banhos

It is not the same, i cannot compare, but when the sea or the ocean are missing, there are lost of lakes to chose, inside and out of the city. We just grab the bikes, swimming suits, towels, map and we go in search of the best spots! When the sun gets hot around here, ...

Spargelzeit!

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Berlin, Books, Life, Sketchbook | 2 Comments
Spargelzeit!

It’s Spargelzeit! The season of white asparagus is on and i have never seen anything like this! There are Asparagus Festivals, everywhere in the markets they sell this fresh and peculiar vegetable and the restaurants include many dishes of it, in their menus. The season is short, runs from mid-April to almost the end of June ...

Snowy Days

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Berlin, Life | 2 Comments
Snowy Days

The snow has come and everything is white ! It is good to be in a place where we can still feel the 4 seasons and enjoy each one differently. Each season has its own routines, its food habits and on each season people behave completely different. I like that! Last weekend was sunny and ...

Come on in, 2014

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Berlin, Life | 2 Comments
Come on in, 2014

Saying goodbye to 2013 in one of my favorite places. May the next year be also like this, full with new favorite places, new people, fresh head and ideas and lots of strength, courage and confidence! … A dizer adeus a 2013, num dos meus sítios preferidos.  Que o próximo ano seja assim também, com ...

About Berliners / Überlin

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook, Work | One Comment
About Berliners / Überlin

    Yesterday i had the opportunity to contribute to the blog Überlin, with some illustrations for the article ‘What i know about Berliners: 25 Observations’. Some very well caught observations about Berliners and funny to read, as usual. This blog is a very useful resource for anyone who is new in town (and for ...

Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | No Comments
Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Last Saturday i attended a very interesting workshop, in a very interesting place and festival. It was the annual Druck Festival Berlin, a screen printing festival that shows many artists who use this technique to work, each one with their own style and twists. The workshop was conducted by a Japanese artist – Chika Ito ...

Bolinhos aus Portugal

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Life | 10 Comments
Bolinhos aus Portugal

This weekend i behave like a proper immigrant and went to an Iberian Supermarket to buy “bacalhau”. Not because i am dying for portuguese food – not, i am very satisfied with the foods i get from the turkish market where i buy my food – but because i needed to cook some portuguese delicatessen ...

Working it!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | One Comment
Working it!

This last friday was the opening of the exhibition ’12×12 inch’, in which i participated with a piece. Every artist had the same material to work on and in the end, it was very interesting to see how each one of us created such different pieces. All of them are for sale and some were ...

My Neighbor Mr.Braun

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 7 Comments
My Neighbor Mr.Braun

  I have a very loud and troubled neighbor – Mr.Braun.    

What i feel about Tempelhof

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Berlin, Life | 6 Comments
What i feel about Tempelhof

Moving to a new city and getting used to its own dynamic, people and corners, is a thing i like to do. Every time i had the chance to experiment this, getting used to it was my favorite part. I like to find my places in the city, the places where i feel good, inspired ...

Summer days are over

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Life | 8 Comments
Summer days are over

These last days have been bit cold and rainy. It looks like the summer is over… The sidewalks and the parks start to have the first fallen and yellow leaves. I like to collect them and press them inside my books to make my own herbarium. And in the markets is already possible to find ...

Work in Progress – Finished!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 6 Comments
Work in Progress – Finished!

  And it’s finished and ready to hang! … E está terminado e pronto para pendurar na parede!

Work in progress

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Work in progress

At the moment, among many other things, i have been dedicating myself to a new project. It is a very good initiative by the cellar gallery and it’s an exhibition of works from all the artist who might want to participate in it. The main medium is the same to everyone – a piece of wood ...

Family in Berlin

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Berlin, Life | One Comment
Family in Berlin

Esta última semana foi dedicada aos meus pais, que cá vieram de visita. Foi muito bom tê-los cá e consegui mostrar-lhes o que de melhor esta cidade tem e como é hábito da casa, fartámo-nos de andar!  Museus e sítios históricos q.b, mas sobretudo muita vida de rua, comida, mercados, ruas de lojas, cafézinhos e ...

Good Burgers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Sketchbook | One Comment
Good Burgers

  Yes, a vegan awesome burger from the Street Food Thursday Market can be a comfort food, for me : ) Done by the girls from Sun Day Burgers, It was delicious, although, next time, i won’t ask for mango sauce on it – it was very spice … Sim, um delicioso hamburguer vegan, do Street Food ...

Baltic Sea People

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook, Travel | 3 Comments
Baltic Sea People

This weekend we went to the Baltic Sea! The days have been very hot in Berlin and because we are sea people, we drove up north, by Bus and we went to wet ourselves in a new sea we haven’t experimented yet. We went to Rostock, which is the main city and then, some kilometers ...

More Giving Back

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 6 Comments
More Giving Back

Another afternoon with the kids. Today my companions were Sandi and Ahmal. And today i decided to think of something to do, because they were starting to get a bit bored by the wood and foam stamps and so i took this idea from the Lotta book – print with leaves and stuff we find ...

New Sounds

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Music | No Comments
New Sounds

I like hot, summer days and i like to take advantage of them as much as possible – be outside, work outside and stay outside until the sun goes down. So, yesterday, after working and even if i was a bit tires, i wanted to see what was going on in the city and i ...

Giving Back

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Giving Back

This week i started to volunteer for a very nice and useful initiative – Design your Summer. This is a community project for the summer, held by a school from the Berlin State, where kids can spend their summer playing and doing artistic activities, such as painting, sewing, cooking, woodworks, etc. And through this wonderful ...

Walking around

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Berlin, Life | No Comments
Walking around

Some things from Berlin: • a good temporary spot to eat “kumpir” – Bixels • central streets • Al faruk – our favourite spot in Kreuzberg to eat arabian fast-food and drink cinnamon tea • Bob Dylan in concert  

Man vs. Food

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Sketchbook | 5 Comments
Man vs. Food

By choice, i am not a meat eater or fan. But i like to try new things, new flavors and traditions. And this last friday, me and André, we went with some friends to a place in Rixdorf (beautiful place by the way), to try the famous gigantic schnitzel, actually, the biggest one in Berlin. ...

1 month ago

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Berlin, Life | 4 Comments
1 month ago

(this image was taken at the Bauhaus Archiv and this sign is painted on the floor) Precisely 1 month ago i was arriving in Berlin, on a rainy day and, so far, i can only say that the move was a good decision and a much needed change in my life. In this first month, ...

Cool things around here

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 3 Comments
Cool things around here

  Just a normal day and a normal ride in the U-Bahn and suddenly…a super guy running around with his powerful cape and underwear. Maybe he was heading to the Christopher Street Day parade , who knows! Cool : )

Sewing Classes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Sewing Classes

  I’ve been having sewing classes, at Nähinstitut, at Moritz Platz – a coworking sewing space, inside Modulor (an amazing craft / material mega store filled with useful things to work). They are organized by a spanish lovely girl – Anna Mendonza – and it’s 2 hours of fun and learning. It’s a relaxed thing, pay ...

Local Foods & Drinks

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Sketchbook | 6 Comments

  Finally, i had my my first pretzel. I think we all have a fixation for some foods. I have. And every time i go to a new country, my thing is to experiment new flavors and to spend some time around markets and supermarkets to see the brands and the local foods. I believe that this is how ...

Hanging Around

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Berlin, Life | No Comments
Hanging Around

This last Saturday night was all about hanging out around Tempelhof and then, Neukölln, to see some events from the 48stundenNeukölln. All the streets were pilled up and animated by people, music, live performances and late night open bars and exhibitions. It was such a good surprise! What i liked the most was that everyone ...

The Perfect Market

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Berlin, Food, Life, Sketchbook | 6 Comments

I am a markets lover (who isn’t??) and when fabrics, food and other small stuff are together in just one, two days a week – perfection! This first time i went to the turkish market with the intention of “i am just going to have a look and see what they have”, but i ended ...

Taking it easy

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Sketchbook | 6 Comments
Taking it easy

Spending the weekend walking around with André who i have missed for 2 months, having great falafel, hummus, baklavas and cinnamon tea at Al-Faruk, going to a good brunch at Senti and chilling out at Mauerpark Fleamarket. ….. Fim de semana a passear por aí com o André, falafel, hummus e baklavas com chá de ...

Hallo!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Travel | 11 Comments
Hallo!

Waking up in a new place, new country, surrounded by everything new, is a feeling i haven’t had for a long time. And to discover the supermarkets, the transports, how to get from A to B, trying to understand the difficult language and specially, feeling like starting over, again. These have been cleaning and unpacking ...

Welcome!

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Berlin, Life, Travel, Work | 9 Comments

I welcome you to my new “home”! Feel free to come in! Here you will see some of my ideas, projects and inspirations. This is a special beginning because it is happening exactly at the same time as i am moving to Berlin, to live and to work. This will mean a new start in ...