Here's my friend Mayte Esteban. A very talented interior designer whose work I admire. Last month I got the chance to take pictures of her and some of the products she designed for an exhibition/pop-up shop called Cosecha. It's easy to fall in love with the things she designs, they're simple, yet functional and beautiful. I mean, just look at that lamp!! It was so cool to be immersed into her world for a while. She's such an interesting and charming person.
This past weekend, I was working on a super cool project with my friends Carlo, Emmanuell and Nelia. The idea was to create Christmas-inspired still life shots for Carlo and Nelia's new book called "PATIOS". PATIOS is Nelia's second book, in co-edition with Carlo. The book explores all the hidden and forgotten backyards in the beautiful Colonial City of Santo Domingo. The photographers (Amadeo Anselin, Nemanja Brankovic, Ricardo Briones and Carlo Reyes) captured such amazing places that I could have never imagined they existed.
For me, this book is on top of my Christmas list. It's such a great source of inspiration. And honestly, after looking at it, I just want to go and explore all these breathtaking places in my beautiful city. Oh, and one of the most beautiful things about this? The sales of the book go to the foundation Abriendo Camino, which works on benefit of the children and teenagers living in Villa Agricola. So yeah guys, it's all for a good cause!
One day, I was walking in the Colonial City, like I usually do. I was walking down the Padre Billini Street (one of my favorites). And then suddenly, I came across this beautiful shop, Casa Alfarera.
Casa Alfarera is an experimental ceramics workshop created by Ysabela Molini.
I've never met someone like Ysabela before. She's so passionate about what she does, and that's a quality I really admire. She puts a lot of dedication into creating all these beautiful ceramics, it's just amazing. The way she speaks about the materials she uses and the creative process is just impressive.
The colors, the textures, the beauty, the simplicity... It all comes together in this gorgeous place. Also, her team is full of hard-working people who are as passionate as her about creating beautiful yet functional pieces for daily life.
I'll make sure to write another post about that :)
Calle Padre Billini #254, Colonial City
P.S.: Make sure to check Ysabela's instagram account, you'll love it.
P.S.S: This weekend, she'll have a special sale. Make sure to visit!