Firefly 2015 was magical, scary, dirty and fun. That pretty much sums it up. Magical because of the bands, scary because of the storm, dirty from all the mud and fun because of everyone and everything involved. Read more below to read about it!
It slipped my mind that the Book Mountain by MVRDV is in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. I studied this piece back in thesis year because I was researching about the future of libraries. Although with nine years in the making, not much was geared toward the innovation and future of the library establishment within public urban or rural territories except for the fact that it is visually relevant and that it promotes literacy. The mountain of books serves as an advertisement or an invitation through its transparency and recognizable form. I hope I will have time to see this when I go there in August. I'll gain a better understanding of its intent when I explore the context in person.
Another state to check off the list: Delaware. I have never been to Dover nor have I ever attended a festival so this is actually a new experience overall. I will be going with crazy good people who are the funniest bunch so I am overly excited. A lot of planning is involved because we will be staying there for 4 days and 4 nights from June 18 to the morning of the 22nd. Here are some factors to look at:
These are pretty typical, but we started planning three months ago. It takes a lot of preparation! Luckily I was able to take off work for two days so we'll be able to go to the camping site quite early to pick our spot. We decided to rent a car so we're it up tonight.
Unfortunately it will be raining all weekend but I'm not one to hate rain. I actually love the rain but this is a different setting. We're making all the necessary waterproof preparations which we will probably be grateful for in the next few days.
I'm pretty sure we'll encounter bumps along the way and that we can only prepare so much. It will all be part of the experience. As long as I'm in good company, I'm sure it will be fun and memorable!
This past weekend I went to back to Boston for the first time in almost 5 years. I used to go to Boston almost every weekend for 2 years. So much has changed in the past 5 years. Definitely more vibrant than before. More restaurants, more new high-rise buildings, more exclusive stores in Newbury and just a better vibe in general. I'm not quite sure why I didn't explore as much as I could have, but thanks to my dear friends, they put Boston into a new light. Thank you Tiff for letting us stay in your cute flat!
Hej! I am Katherine Ann A. Salamat and I am originally from the Philippines. Currently, I am an architectural designer in New York City. I love all things Nordic, language, design, food, travel, anthropology and experiential writing.