Kiss Me, Kate

This past week went on a mini-holiday which made me away from the world wide web but gave me the opportunity to catch up on reading. When travelling I always tend to spend most of my airport time on the newsstand figuring out which mags I want to buy (gosh I wish I had all of them every single week!). And of course American Vogue September issue had to be a chosen one. Have you seen the ultra romantic photos from Kate Moss’ wedding? So beautiful. All the stunning photos are by Mario Testino and you can see more here.

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We want Blogshop in Lisbon!

Or at least I do!!! I’ve read blogshop is visiting Europe, to be exact, Berlin and Paris next October. Maybe we should give them a shout and send e-mails to tell the girls to Come to Lisbon! 😉

BLOGSHOP is is a Photoshop bootcamp. minus the push-ups. It is a full weekend spent stuffing your brain full of things to make your images on your blog unique and eye catching. We teach the basics from scratch as well as some more advanced techniques and then applying them with your own perspective to layouts that you will use when you go back to your own blog. People who have no experience with Photoshop will leave the course with confidence to create layout, prep images for mood boards and collages, retouch skin and color correct images, animate gifs, add textures, borders, type and drawing to their images to make each of their blog posts or other visual materials special. At the end of the first day we will have a portrait session, so on the second day you can work on your own pictures which will be perfect for contributor photos and bio pages.
This jump-right-in approach to Photoshop is a great way to demystify the program, and make it another tool to bring with you into the competitive world of visual design. (via blogshopla.wordpress.com/)

Ou pelo menos eu quero!!! Li que as meninas do blogshop vêm visitar a Europa, mais precisamente Berlim e Paris no próximo mês de Outubro. Talvez pudéssemos aproveitar a sugestão delas e enviar-lhes e-mails a dizer para Visitarem Lisboa! 😉
Visitem o site e vão ver que vale a pena!

Polaroid

Yesterday received my new ‘old’ SX-70 Polaroid from e-bay. It’s not easy to find Polaroid film these days but thanks to the old-school lovers it’s possible. Of course e-bay is always a good place to look for but The Impossible Project is the place to go (got the irony?). But if you prefer the real deal certainly you can find a couple of stores in your own city that sell this type of film.

(note: the above picture isn’t mine but I bought in Australia. In fact is a magnet. Honestly don’t remember the artist name but if I do find it on my travel notes I’ll post it immediately!)
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Ontem recebi a minha ‘nova’ Polaroid SX-70 comprada no e-bay. Hoje em dia não é fácil encontrar cartuchos para estas máquinas mas graças aos amantes do retro, é possível. Claro que o e-bay é sempre um bom sítio para procurar mas caso sejam adeptos das compras on-line o The Impossible Project é o site a ir. Caso não confiem nas vendas digitais e o que gostam é mesmo do contacto real, em Lisboa, há pelo menos duas lojas que vendem: a Colorfoto e  a loja JVAlves, ambas com opção online ou loja física.
Agora, divirtam-se!

(nota: a fotografia em cima não é da minha autoria mas comprei-a na Austrália. Na realidade, é um iman que tenho no meu frigorífico. Sinceramente não me recordo do nome da fotografa mas prometo que se o encontrar nas minhas notas de viagens eu incluo logo aqui!)