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PANTONE DOORS

22 June 2017

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to start a new project Pantone related. After my #MariasPantone series I stopped using them for a while, but still enjoyed having them at home. If you follow me on Instagram you know by now that I am a huge fan of facades, specially those colourful ones. I've posted so many pics of beautiful doors, windows and building, but London has definitely the best doors ever. I love to walk around and find a street where all its doors are different colours, almost like a crayola box. So I decided to start matching them with my Pantone cards. Here is a little peek of the behind the scenes of how I create them. For those of you how asked me if I carried around with me the Pantone cards all the time, the answer is, yes! Only when I know I will be taking pictures and will have time to explore around. When spotting a beautiful colourful door the next step is to choose which the colour that bests matches the door, and this can take a while. Some times there aren't any colours to match the door, so I have to go to the next one. 
 It is so much fun and I really enjoy doing this series, if you haven't seen it yet, check our the hashtag I created for it. Have a lovely day!
Love,
Maria









SUMMER OOTD

19 June 2017



 Finally we are having a lovely weather here in London, perhaps a bit to warm for some, but for me its been amazing. Yesterday we had a reservation for brunch at The Ivy and we enjoy a delicious brunch. I chose a mint coloured dress for the occasion, very fresh and bright. Have a lovely week and enjoy this nice weather!



STRADIVARIUS

15 June 2017


I know you have heard about Stradivarius before. When I was living in Mexico, this store had not yet opened in my town, so when they contacted me I had no idea who they where. Back in 2015 I got an email from their design department asking me if I wanted to collaborate with them in their Summer collection, so I immediately googled then and saw they where part of the Inditex group. I gladly accepted to work with them.They chose four of my Instagram images and was glad they selected one from my series #Ipaintwith. This idea came in 2013 when I was playing around with confetti and decided to use a brush and create this series. I did some stop motion videos using this idea with flowers, gummy bears, etc. , and that is how I started to experiment with this technique. But going back to Stradivarius, we got to collaborate on these beautiful summer t shirts. I was so happy when I got to see them in their online store and after they opened their first store in Monterrey I got to buy my own. Obviously my mom bought three of each and wore them proudly during that summer. I never wore mine, I wanted to keep it as new and maintain it for memories of that summer.









LONDON BLOOM

SNEAK PEEK: MY PASTEL WORKING SPACE

8 May 2017

 Last year I was contacted by the team of Design Made Happy and was asked if I would like to show my working space on their blog. I had recently moved to London and we where renting a small flat in Angel, and luckily I had a small space for my self and my creative moments. I instantly said yes and started photographing it.
 Now, I'm living on a different flat and soon moving to a new one, so I was feeling nostalgic of my last working space which will always hold a special place in my heart and wanted to share the images and article in here.


Here is a little abstract of what I wrote about my old work space:

"At the moment my work space is super tiny and I try to make it multiuse, as we are currently living in a small flat in London. I manage to create something that would not take as much space and is still something nice to look at. I think what make my space so unique is that I have my own artwork displayed. I printed my photos and framed a couple of them and others I just pasted them with washitape. Having my own artwork displayed is very important to me, as every time I see it is a reminder to myself of why I love doing what I do.

 I also have my crystals, I love being surrounded by them, they give me such an amazing energy and they make me get into a creative vibe. I also have different plants around, just surrounding myself with a little of nature, because working all day long indoors tends to drain my energy. So I like to surround my self with nature so I could at least have a small feeling of the outdoors. Another important thing on my work space that can never miss is my speakers, I love working with music, it gives me so much inspiration and it gets me in any mood I wish to be on.

The best time for me to work is during the mornings, I have such amazing big windows, so I get lots of natural light directly to my studio, which makes me so happy. But creativity can be tricky and sometimes I feel more creative at night. So I would prepare my self a tea, put some music on and start working. It really depends on my mood."

You can read the complete article here.

It is weird because so much has happen since this interview. Our contract ended with the landlord and we moved to a different smaller flat while we decided if we wanted to stay in London or moved elsewhere. After lots of thinking and figuring out life, we finally knew we where staying in London. Soon after a few months we started outgrowing the apartment, and needed something bigger and closer to work. So after a long search I'm happy to say next week we will be moving to a new flat, with a special designated space for my studio (yei!). I'm so excited for that space, I've been doing mood boards for each space in the house, I hope to share them with you soon!