Grow some wings

Here is a special something to wear on your shoulders.

Gorgeous work by Roza Khamitova from Kazakhstan. Inspired by wild birds, Roza designs all these unique cotton and silk scarves.


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Spread your wings and fly.

Source: Shovava


I collect scents – Atelier Rebul

There are special little moments in life that will stay engraved in my mind until I become old and too tired too remember anything. Sometimes it only takes a sniff of an old cologne to bring back those precious memories.

Just like deja vu, the scents stay with me and take me traveling down the memory lane. So, I choose scents not to smell great to others but to freeze seasons, chapters of life on my memory forever… It is a quirky habit of mine but It works. Whenever I smell lavender, I remember the time in Scotland; fresh cut grass smell takes me to summers by the pool; water lilies to my high school years, and white musk to that special date.


This little quirk involves a lot of searching for the “good stuff”… the good stuff being the next favourite scent, that special made essence that will mark the next travel or season or year of my life.

Now that my current bottle of perfume is reaching its end, the next step is to get my hands on some “Atelier Rebul” Eau de cologne. I’m dreaming of fig or jasmine…

Create in late 19th century, in Istanbul during the last period of the Ottoman Empire, Pharmacy Rebul create their first cologne in 1938, Lavanda Rebul that soon became famous among Istanbul’s gentlemen. Its prestige grew quickly. It became a sign of sophistication among men, and its consistent quality the secret of the brand’s long history.

We can still find Atelier Rebul  at its original address but today we will get, not just the famous lavender cologne, but a much broader choice of fragrances for both men and women, and skin care products. Atelier Rebul is on the bucket list for a future stop at Istanbul.


Rivoli Cinema Hostel

b o k  c h o y

When you live in a city, you pay attention to the most trivial things…  You noticed the smallest changes on the streets you walk on a daily basis.

In Porto,  Rivoli Theatre is impossible to miss. Back in the day, during those bright cold mornings, I used to look at it while seated at the bus stop waiting for the 301 to take me to campus. People rushing by on the busy plaza, walking in to the cafes for a quick espresso before work… I was so far from imagining I would be living in KL 5 years later.

At the time, I strongly believed Porto to be the coolest city. I didn’t have any arguments to back this up… Other than it felt right to be where I was. Old bustling Porto was where I belonged.

Looking back, I’m still pretty much smitten by that city. And proud, so proud… Porto people know how to do cool. They are tough, they are brutally honest, they are not afraid to face life and build new things. They do the best they can with what they have, and they take care of their city the best they know how.

And even amidst all the economical struggle, the brave ones keep opening great places: cafes, bars, galleries, hostels.

Now, I’m not alone when I claim Porto is one of the coolest cities. Trivago also shares my opinion: Porto has one of the coolest hostels in Europe.

Check this out: Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Perfect place for movie lovers and the location is ideal to go and discover downtown Porto. It is very affordable, with great room decor inspired on famous movies and a sunny terrace for a relaxing sunset drink.

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In Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Source: O Porto Cool

Classic cocktails

In a mood for a drink? Sit back, relax and enjoy the day!

These are cool collection of photographs inspire by five famous cocktails, also know as our five loyal “Happy hour” companions. To consume in moderation!




Cool collages in New Order by jennille marigomen

Source: 5 Classic Cocktails To Refresh Your Palette
The New Order Magazine (Japan)
Spring/Summer 2012

“Jennilee Marigomen is a Canadian photographer whose work investigates everyday phenomenon. She has participated in exhibitions internationally and currently lives and works in Vancouver, where she is the Photo Editor of the online publication, 01 Magazine. In 2011, she released her first book, “Seconde Nature” with Paris based Je Suis une Bande de Jeunes, which has recently been added to the Artist Book Collection at the Museum of Modern Art Library .”
xo, matita

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Alexander Wang for a laugh

If you don’t know who Bon Qui Qui is, let me just tell ya: Shame on you! Go look it up! “Ruuude!”

Alexander Wang gives us a laugh by showing us the guetto-fabulous Bon Qui Qui as shop clerk. It is costumer service at it’s worst. I like it when fashion don’t take itself too seriously!

Bo qui qui? SNL MadTv Bon Qui Qui, personagem de Angelah Johnson? Não estão a ver? Meus amores, que falta de cultura pop. Passem no youtube e dêem uma vista de olhos.

Alexander Wang aproveitou a personagem para nos dar 3 minutos de entreternimento e de serviço ao cliente no seu melhor (ou pior!).No vídeo vemos a fabulosa Bon Qui Qui a atender clientes conhecidos como Alessandra Ambrosio ou Simon Doonan, com a maior atitude do mundo.

Gosto quando o mundo da moda não se leva demasiado a sério.


(source: alexanderwang via lowelcounsel)

xo, matita

Cool visit: Rain Room

“Os para-brisas estão ao máximo mas mesmo assim é difícil perceber os faróis reluzentes que passam voando e se refletem na estrada demasiado molhada. Não vale a pena carregar no pedal, hoje desliza-se devagar, semáforo após semáforo, verde após vermelho, sem hipótese de escapar das linhas de carros que se acumulam até bem depois do que se consegue ver. A chuva gela e não cessa. Não vale a pena reclamar. Ela vai a continuar a cair. Resta esperar que mude de forte para branda, de fria para cálida, de implacável para mais doce.”

Are you in the mood for a monsoon? Like to feel the rain pouring down? Now you can control the rain, make it yours and enjoy it to the fullest in a closed and cool enviromnent. It is a real experience in a whole new “package”: rain as an art installation or simply rain as a calming balm to the soul.

Enjoy a little sneak peak of it here or pay a visit to the Barbican in London.

The Rain Room Is Unveiled At The Curve Inside The Barbican Centre

(Source: London’s Barbican, Random International)



Women of science

Here is a fantastic series of posters honoring cool science women.

While some discuss the best way to bring more women to the technology world, others exalt the amazing women who already made their mark on the science field and opened doors to the many more that have followed their example.

Enquanto se discute o melhor modo de cativar o género feminino para a área da tecnologia , convém também não esquecer todas as mulheres que já deram cartas na área científica e que abriram portas para as muitas mais que lhes seguiram. De modo cool, ficam os posters como forma de homenagem:


Marie Curie – radioactivity researcher, who was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize but also the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.

Sally Ride – physicist and the first American woman in space.

Jane Goodal – the ever famous primatologist.

Rachel Carson – marine biologist.

Rosalind Franklin – the biophysicist who helped discover the structure of DNA.

Grace Hopper – computer scientist who was in the beginning of the development of the first computer programming language.

(Posters created by the designer Hydrogene./Os posters são criação do designer Hydrogene.)

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