In my sketchbook
And in my feet
Once every four years I get excited about football. I don’t come from a traditional family of football lovers (though I have a distant cousin who is a professional player. Go figure!). BUT, starting tomorrow, it’s that time again. So… GO BRAZIL!
When the weather outside is cold and grey… watercolour it!
Here is a little list of the things I loved this week:
♥ These two films
One French, one Italian. One is a “coming of age” story. The other is about the chaos and emptiness of life. They could not be more different. I loved them both.
♥ This book
I originally bought this book to give away as a birthday present, but I loved it so much that I shamelessly decided to keep it for myself. (To be honest, this book is not even new. I should have bought it years ago!)
The images show Mario Testino‘s vision so obviously, everybody in the book is absolutely stunning. Not all Brazilians look like that, I’m afraid. Then again, I don’t think that’s really the point… the photographs are able to capture the spirit of Rio, which is this unique way of looking at life and being in the world, and a certain sensuality ingrained in the culture. Anyone who’s been there knows what I am talking about. The images are grainy, steamy and magical. You can almost taste the salty air. It’s a gorgeous book!
♥ This airplane
This is the airplane that will carry the Brazilian team during the WorldCup. Painted by Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos (meaning: the twins). I adore it. Go Brazil! :0)
And speaking of twins, it was my brother’s birthday this week. We are officially the same age! Just for a few days, then it will be MY birthday. Last year I was in Hamburg. The year before I was in Switzerland and the year before that, I was in Lisbon. This year I’m in England, which should be a lot of fun. I just hope it doesn’t rain (too much)! :0)
Have a great weekend.
All my love to my friends and family who were out in the streets of Brazil last week.
Between meetings, work emails and phone calls. :0)