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Three lakes and a waterfall

Last weekend I spent in Montengero mountains, enjoying beautiful Žabljak and visiting three amazing lakes: Black lake, Sušica lake, and Škrka lake.

Nature was breathtaking. Didn't want to ruin moments by taking to many photos. I was thinking, if I saw this on Instagram, I would be amazed. But then I thought, hey, magic is right in front of me.

 

 

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Interview: Alex Senna

 

 

Alex Senna is an illustrator and artist from Sao Paulo.

Why I wanted to interview Alex?

I simply fell in love  with dreamlike motifs in his works.The feeling I get when I see his beautiful illustrations can be described as an emotion that is carried inside, but the one which is hard to express. And than, you see it outside of your inner world: on the wall, paper, magazine. You stay amazed by what you see- someone else put it out there, speaking through the lines and magic forms they are creating. 

 

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Here is the email interview with Alex:

 

Ena: How did you first get into illustration?

Alex: I always drew, since I was a kid, but never thought in working with that. I used to work in advertising offices, and that was when I first start to work with my drawings. It was there that i realized that i could do that better and better.

 

 

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Ena: Please take us through your design process, where do you start?

Alex: I always begin with an idea of concept, and i try to sketch something, I'm always looking for references in books so I can get inspired more. After the sketch, I just put some ink on it.

Ena: What materials do you enjoy working with the most?

Alex: As an illustrator, I love Indian ink and nankin. when painting canvas, acrylic and spray.

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Ena: When illustrating, do you sometimes get blocked for ideas? If so, how do you overcome that?

Alex: Sure, all the time. My solution is to see something else- I have a good collection of all types of books, so I'm always looking for some good solutions that sometimes are in the library around me.

Ena: What are you currently fascinated by and how is it feeding into your work?

Alex: Right now i´m trying to look for different types of ways to tell a history, but what fascinates me is nature. So I'm growing a lot of plants in my house. 🙂

 

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Thank you Alex! Check more of his awesome work on the website.

Our walls are missing the seventh piece of puzzle

 

 

Movie posters used to have secret 'art life' back in times.
Exciting circle of inspiration: designer's (painter's) creative flow triggered by another peace of art.

Nowdays things are different. Movie posters speak to public through intention to maximize the revenues.

I've selected few movie posters from Yugoslavian cinematography as homage to 'thoughtful poster' times.

Zenica

Zenica
Directors: Milos Stefanovic, Jovan Zivanovic
Image source: yugoslavian.blogspot.pt

 

Vlak-bez-voznog-reda

Vlak bez voznog reda
Director: Veljko Bulajic
Poster design: Branko Merksa
Image source: Wikipedia

 

Battle-of-Neretva

Battle of Neretva
Director: Veljko Bulajic
Poster design: Picasso
Image source: Wikipedia

Picasso? Yes. And all he asked in return was a box of wine.

Takva-pjesma-sve-osvaja

Takva pjesma sve osvaja
Director: Branko Majer
Image source: yugoslavian.blogspot.pt

 

Samo-ljudi

Samo ljudi
Director: Branko Bauer
Image source: yugoslavian.blogspot.pt

I wish I have each one of them hanging on my wall.

Official taste of #cohubiting

 
 
 
 
 
Last month I've been designing from southern Spain and Portugal, soaking up inspiration in the spirit of coast and  getting lost in colorful details of Portuguese azulejos. The charm of Iberia. 
 
Keywords for this winter: middle of December in Malaga, Christmas in Granada, New Year with Setubal family.
 
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From January the 7th I've joined COHUBITINGcoworking and coliving in a shared beach house. This month we are in Faro.
 
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It's last day of the month. I am listening to Nouvelle Vague, sitting by the orange- tiled table, bare foot, with the view on the lagoon, with background sounds of cheerful people enjoying this summer- January- beach day.
 
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This morning Kaisu realized this is our last Sunday in Vera's café, and it made us all a bit sad. We will miss our morning gatherings, just one of our small daily traditions.
 
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Who would say the 10 am coffees could be so prolific? Plans have been made, new ideas were born. In what kind of company you could share your plans for today while drinking out meia de leite on a sunny terrace?
 
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Being with the right people on a right place does magic. 
 
Day continues in our working place (big living room filled with light and spotify sounds).
There is something about being in a space where people are working on things they are enjoying . Some kind of strong energy and enthusiasm that makes you engaging even more to your working process. (And there is  a bit of feeling guilty doing nothing when everybody else is in a super- productive mood.)
 
 
Time before dinner  is reserved for most beautiful sunsets. There is no better thing to do after working hours than witnessing the most beautiful end of the day. Every single day was different experience. Our phone galleries speak for itself, mainly filled with photos of the sky.
 
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I still have seven more mornings in Faro, with irreplaceable moment of Atlantic wind waking me up, while falling in love anew with the view of lagoon.
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In seven days whole group is moving to Spain, and getting more members into our small #cohubiting family.
 
See you in Gandia 🙂