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Playlist Inspiration: Carmelo Uruguay

This Playlist is inspired by this small town of Uruguay: Carmelo. Like out of a fairytale, this place possesses a nature that combines both water and woods, with a series of classic and vintage spaces. In here, the singular elements that were born from the Uruguayan river and countryside life, have acquired a new value in its timeless details, automobiles, and architecture.

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Carmelo Playlist Artist´s

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Winter playlist: 15 artists

Winter isn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. Hope you enjoy this sweet Winter Playlist for this cold days…

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Winter Artist´s


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The Artist´s Way book by Julia Cameron

The Artist´s Way, Julia Cameron | The Book | A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity | LIVES an inspirational blog.

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian

A spiritual path to higher creativity.

Forty years ago Julia Cameron started teaching artists how to unblock themselves and pick up their creative path. Her students were painters, poets, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, actors, photographers, architects or simply people who wanted to further develop their creative capacity in life. This generated such an impact that after a while it was impossible to reach this course to everyone that wanted to take it. So, Julia decided to write a course manual to send to those who were left out. That would be the first draft of her book as we know it.

The Artist’s Way is a practical and straightforward book to keep forever. To read, leave aside, pick up and reread as a study manual or guide.

The Artist´s Way, Julia Cameron | The Book | A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity | LIVES an inspirational blog.

From the beginning and throughout the book, faith appears as the main concept in the creative process. The book is based on the idea that we are all creative beings and that the creative act is an act of faith on itself. It asks us to be open to helping others and to receive help either to discover our creative being or to recover it. As Carl Jung used to say, “I don’t think, I know”. This is the way every artist’s faith is and should be.

The book gives us basic tools which may seem simple but slowly penetrate deeply and modify -either smoothly or abruptly- our perspectives and schemes. Those breaking points that start happening in the logic mind, in the ego, make space for creativity, flexibility and your being’s spirituality.

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Photography Biru Capurro. Edición MA.

A quest for meaning. An inspirational documentary.

Marc y Satish in a scene of the documentary "A quest for meaning" | Lives write and inspirational blog.

Marc y Satish in a scene of the documentary "In quest for a meaning" the movie | Lives writes and inspirational blog.

FINDING ONE’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE…

A quest for meaning is a French documentary directed by two childhood friend: Marc de la Ménardiére and Nathanael Coste. You can watch the trailer here.

The film shows the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.

In the movie they share 29 testimonies of several leaders and outstanding individuals, some of the most inspiring for us were:

We really liked and recommended this documentary. Go … see it!

Have you seen the documentary? Please, feel free to leave your comments! Thanks!

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Photograph: www.ecranvoisin.fr

Inspirational Books for Autumn

Books are one of the most beautiful things in the world. Collecting and having them at home is a pleasure. Touching them, rereading them… We’ve all been moved by architecture and design books’ sensitivity and photography but, recently, cookbooks have incorporated in this group and found a place in our hearts. They’ve become more and more impressive and have gained room in our shelves.

All these books have an impeccable aesthetic and stunning images and, on the one hand, have become a beautiful and timeless element of design which adds a special interest in any room in our houses. On the other side, and even more important, they are a constant source of inspiration. They teach us through their stories, recipes, places, people and ways of living.

This fall I want to share with you what have already become our inspirational book titles. I hope you too find inspiration in them!

“The Kinfolk Home”, Nathan Williams (2015) – Throughout the book we are welcomed to 35 houses located in different places around the world which celebrate slow and simple ways of living. These houses and their inhabitants show some of the principles of slow living: cultivating the community, simplifying and dedicating time to what matters most in life. In the book you can find portrait or interior pictures, essays and descriptions of these houses which belong to designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists and are located in the five continents. The author invites each character to describe their ideals and how they have moulded their homes and vice versa.

“Trocca Cocinero”, Fernando Trocca (2016) – This book shows us a little bit more about Fernando’s history. The food, dishes, scenes and stories that he tells us through Eugenio Mazzinghi’s pictures are moving. The whole book takes us to his kitchen and intimate scenes set in South America, especially in Argentina and Uruguay. Even though the recipes have a certain complexity in their ingredients or methods, an amateur will surely be inspired by an ingredient, spice, method or by Trocca’s way of living, successfully fostering friendships and relationships through food.

“Design Mom”, Gabrielle Stanley Blair (2015) – This book is about how to design a house where you can live a simpler and happier life both adults and children. It is divided in seven chapters. Each one takes us around a different and important room in the house. It gives us practical and clear ideas on which elements should be in each of the rooms and how to organize them. Also, the writer shares her life experience as a professional designer and a mother of six. It’s a book with real houses’ pictures which is full of inspiration and is practical and easy to implement. It teaches us that it isn’t a matter of buying more, but of making what we already have work in order to have a more wonderful and happier house.

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Photographs by Biru Capurro. Translated by MA. 

Autumn playlist: 15 artists

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There are times when we just want to lay back, light up the fire and listen to music. Just loosen up and let songs take us to magical places and help us day dream. There is music that touches our soul and takes us to certain places.

Autumn is reflective. There’s a special melancholy around wet days and grey skies and inspiring landscapes full of colours. Autumn is the first cold after summer, the perfect excuse to cuddle, stay home without feeling guilty; to cook, read or simply look out the window holding something warm.

There are songs that embrace us, as if they were meant to be listened to in this season, they are nostalgic, smooth and reflective songs that have an autumn heart.

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Autumn Artists:

Ady Suleiman

Beta Radio

Bob Dylan

Bushy one string

Dua Lipa

Felipe Baldomir

Imagine Dragons

Jack Johnson

Joseph

Katie Melua

Morten Myklebust

Norah Jones

Rhye

Song of the East

Tristan Prettyman

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Photography Biru Capurro

19 artists: Summer music

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Music is gaining more and more relevance in my life.  The playlist I am sharing is what I have been listening at home and at work through this summer months.

All very instrumental with lots of guitars. Some from the sixties and some from these days. Some jazz and blues, some bossa nova, some reggae and some rock and pop. Some french, some english, some brazilian and some spanish. A bit of everything. They share in common the calm and smooth mood they put me, my home and my workplace. It makes the space flow with colourful and creative energy.

I hope this playlist invites you to walk a joyful and calmer pace and spark some joy to your daily life. Enjoy it and have fun discovering some artists.

Along with the music the instruments were pretty important this summer. I gather some for the photo. We have been playing with them through all the summer. ukulele. Tambourines from Ikea. Flutes a classic one and the others from Peru and Panama. Harmonica and a whistle from Rio de Janeiro among others. We love to buy them in our trips. Some with kids injuries like the Ukelele that lost every single string!

The 19 artist in the playlist:

  • John Lee Hooker
  • Henri Salvador
  • Maria Gadu
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Tom Odell
  • George Ezra
  • Ben Howard
  • Adele
  • Avicii
  • OneRepublic
  • Feist
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Vazquez Sounds
  • SOJA
  • Andra Day
  • Damien Jurado
  • Bely Basarte
  • Mishka
  • Ed Sheeran