A little bit of my life in Switzerland, as seen through my cell phone.

Yes, I admit it, I am absolutely in love with Instagram. It’s an addiction.

I’ve been going through a meticulous process of finding interesting artists to follow and it’s amazing to get a glimpse of their work processes and understand a little bit of how their minds work. The other day I actually came to the conclusion that some of the best feeds I’ve seen are from Thailand. I can’t explain why. Just beautiful illustrations and stunning photography. Not your usual Instagram-type pictures, if you know what I mean. While I definitely don’t mind those, I think Instagram is not just about seeing what my friends are up to (to be honest, I don’t really care what they’re eating or wearing), it can also be a very good tool for finding great references and inspiration.

If you want to follow me, you can find me @joanafaria.

Lots of love from Basel.

Chasing beauty and a little nostalgia

… with a camera phone in hand.

All pictures taken by me, on Instagram.


This week in Joana’s Instagram

Yes, I have given in. Instagram is so addictive, I can’t get enough of it!

Here are a few pictures I took with my iPhone and shared on Instagram this week. Some are new, some are a few months old. The older ones have just been sitting there on my album so I decided to post them too. Take a look:

Amazing Lisbon graffiti by Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos.
Lisbon houses.
Colorful ceramic plate from Tajikistan. A gift from my dad.
Detail on this adorable yellow building on my street. I pass it every day.
Istanbul. I was there a few months ago and took this picture during a boat trip on the Bosphorus.
Sneaky peek! This is a new illustration I am working on. It’s for a book!
Versailles. The corridor that leads to Marie Antoinette’s bedroom. A nice and cozy little home, one could say.
Melinda & Melinda by Woody Allen. #Love
Another scribble I did.

If you’re on Instagram, you can find me on JoanaFaria. :)


Have a beautiful and inspiring weekend, everyone.

Lots of love from Lisbon.