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Colors and Melting Ice Cream – Works of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona

From UNESCO World Heritage Site: Seven properties built by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) in or near Barcelona testify to Gaudí’s exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These monuments represent an eclectic, as well as a very personal, style which was given […]

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Crash Course in The Ninja Turtles… Oops, I Mean The Great Italian Artists

Before I moved to London and arrived in Europe for the first time, my response to hearing about Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo would be “As in the Ninja Turtles?” Since then I have gotten a lot more into European art, Italian and Renaissance art, including of course the Ninja Turtles’ namesakes: namely the original […]

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10 Most Memorable Paintings in Uffizi Gallery

I went to Florence – Italy for a couple of days after a friend’s wedding in Rome, just by myself, armed with shaky knowledge of European art, but giddy with excitement. Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and the most famous art museums. In fact, Florence the city is the most famous for Renaissance […]

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Because Sometimes Everyone Needs Rainbows and Baby Seals…

When I see someone being so malicious and mean (not necessarily to me), I usually get sick. I know, I wish I were stronger too and able to kick them back. Boohoo, precious Mee. So today it’s all about sweet pretty things. Because sometimes the world needs more rainbows. I suggest listening to this sweet […]

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The Mad House of Dalí

When I was just a wee girl, I was wandering into a random poster store in a nondescript shopping mall, as you do. I saw a picture which at that point completely mesmerized me. It was a strange drawing of elephants with mosquito-like legs. I didn’t know what the picture was about or who the […]

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Penang and Its Street Art – Home is Where Your Heart Is #1

Today’s post is brought to you by Ee-Leng, an Indie designer based in Melbourne, who’s also my ex-colleague and was born in Malaysia (you can check out her awesome site Hooby Groovy). When she posted some photos of street art in Penang on FB during her recent travel back home, I thought it would be […]

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Bookplates x Travel

I stumbled upon these travel-themed book plates by Mac and Ninny. Aren’t they lovely? The big four cities! They miss Tokyo, don’t you think? I lived in Sydney for 2.5 years before London, but I haven’t written about it at all here. I shall rectify that pretty soon. I haven’t been to New York and […]

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Festivals to Look Out For This Summer (Britain)

One of the best things to live in London for me is the the wide range of festivals and exhibitions going on throughout the year. This is truly the city to be if you’re into literature, music, art, performance art, and history. (Mee! Mee!) Okay to be fair, music is the one thing I am […]

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On Comic-Style Art and Microcars

I’ve got introduced to this campaign for Smart car (which is only the cutest car ever!) and I thought it looks wonderful. Took a couple of screenshots for you, but you can go directly to their site to check out the whole comic-style illustrations. It reminds me a bit of the Lichtenstein exhibition at Tate […]

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Rome You Can’t See in Pictures

Some of the most interesting parts of Rome can’t be seen in pictures, because they don’t allow you to take pictures. Boohoo. So now I’m going to share to you the three really cool sites in Rome… in words (and pictures not taken by me). Capuchin Crypt Capuchin Crypt is the most bizarre site I […]