Yesterday I found a chrysalis in a cabbage. Amazing how it looks alien alike! I believe H.R. Giger may be as fascinated by its form, as I am. And because pupae usually stay dormant during winter, I am planning on keeping it till the spring comes to see the moth or a butterfly emerging.
Xerifes & Cáboys is a music initiativeoriginatinginBraga, Portugal.It aims to introduce thelatestandmost interesting bands and artists of Portuguese music on Braga's music stage. It is a projectofJoãoPereira, DJand author ofINDIEpendência Sonora, a music programof radio RUM, in collaboration with Espaço Quatorze
Surely, no one else is able to understand how hard the struggle for a survival and a normal life in a foreign country is, but an other expat. People think I am simply crazily adventurous, people think I am fine being out there, because this is, what I chose for myself. The thing is not many people are aware of my everyday struggle to function in this strange reality, trying to be a part of a society, who's language I can barely speak. Forgetting that, I already everyday speak a foreign language, and I struggle a lot to be understood, and I don't get, as you say, decent conversation. It does feel painful since I consider myself an intelligent person, a person that has a lot to say about different subjects and somehow my thoughts en up unheard.
My day to day reality is feeling like a retarded child, not knowing what and how to manage the life passing by, constantly asking others for help, smiling, when I don't understand and pronouncing Portuguese word with a wrong accent which makes me say "shit" instead of "coconut". Yes, simple, everyday life tasks are challenges. Nothing is easy, everything requires a certain amount of focus and preparation.
And yet, those few people around me, that I consider my Portuguese family have sometimes so few understanding and compassion. From what I know, it is only my fault, the fault of hiding my fears and pain behind a hard shiny shell of I-can-take-it-all-Kasia.
And everyday I wake up to face more and more challenges. Do I complain about the life I chose? No, I only get to complain about my incapabilities.
Here's a website project I made a while ago in collaboration with Denise Design Studio for Elektrofach, a Poland based company specializing in heat treatment and electrical-wiring mostly for clients like refineries and power plants.
Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He
specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. The
original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping
and realistic mosaic. ronvanderende.nl
Ron van der Ende, Taylor-Burton 2009 bas-relief in salvaged wood, 165 x 95 x 11cm
A dozen of great friends, the man of my life, my heart full of beautiful
memories, enormous work experience & knowledge of Portuguese
language (fuck the crisis;). Today it's 2 years since I first stepped on the Portuguese land.
Thank you Gen Design Studio, thank you My Dear Friends*
In 2011 Gen Design Studio redesigned the logotype of Nissia Kamares Hotel - Apartment resort based in Kos Island, Greece. The brief required use of the silhouette of a mermaid and friendly and available character of the brand that would reflect the familar character of the hotel.
lettering and brand mark and applications design: Kasia Kaczmarek
is a company specializing in exploitation of energy resources
and environmental awareness. They work on regular basis with various
architectural offices and the brochure aims to reach this group using a simple, economical and also intriguing layout.