Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Get ready to step into boot heaven and go insane. The last day we spent in New Mexico we decided to go to Santa Fe. The first shop we entered was "Back at the Ranch" and ohh my.. I think I haven't been the same since then. My eyes have never seen, my hands have never touched such an incredible boot. I was going crazy but couldn't afford any of these beauties, like a kid with diabetes at a candy store. I just enjoyed myself looking and talking with the store lady about their boots. She told me they've been open since 1990. All the boots are handcrafted in Texas and the leather is locally sourced. They mostly do custom boots so you can go crazy with designs here. 

Second row please... ALL OF THEM!

Rain or shine.. 

These were my favorites ones (I think). Loved the chunky sole and the olive green suede. Everything about them. Could wear them day and night. every. single. day.

Good news! They have an online shop. Just a heads up.. they are luxury boots so they aren't cheap, but I bet they'll last you a lifetime and your granddaughter, and your great granddaughter's lifetime.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

.:: Earthships ::.

Why everyone should live in an earthship..

1) The architecture is beautiful 
2) They're 50% made out of recycled materials 
3) They're auto-sustainable, which means.. no utility bills.. EVER! 

When I first entered the place I felt I was stepping into another dimension. The smell, the architecture, the surroundings, the peace. I loved that you could see the sun rising and the moon disappear while the sky orchestrated its majestic color symphony. I received my 30's there. We stayed 2 whole days inside this place.. I loved being naked feeling the sun's heat, then opening a door to feel the cold breeze.

As I mentioned before.. the earthships are built with 50% recycled materials. For this, they use old vehicle tires as insulators and glass bottles to let the sun come through. Water is gathered from rain & melted snow and it's used four times. 

I guess this kind of architecture is unlikely to catch on considering the type of society we live in. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Human Nature

These are the desert plants from Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao. Terri is trained in architecture , and Adam in fine arts. Together, CHIAOZZA is a common ground for design experimentation bringing these disciplines together. 

Each piece is made from recycled paper pulp. Junk mail, old bank statements, scrap paper, and newspaper are torn apart and stewed together for several days to create a pulp. The pulp is pressed in our hands or through a screen, forming lumps that are then carefully transformed into Lump Nubbins with paint and painted paper, and set on a plaster or concrete base. Each is unique and has a name, which is written on the bottom of the sculpture base."

Besides these little beauties, they have a bunch of other projects.. check out their work on Eternity Stew