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Link Love (and some snaps from the Basque Country)

Hola from Vitoria-Gasteiz, the pretty, historic capital of the Basque Country. It’s been a whirlwind non-stop couple of days, during which I’ve seen, tasted, learned – and photographed! – so much.

If you’d like, click through for some quick phone snaps from the last few days + some links I’ve been saving for the weekend, when Ben joins me in San Sebastian for some chillaxing…

Snaps from the Basque Country | nathalie.ie

“A woman who spent her life with a paintbrush in one hand and a 22-calibre rifle in the other, Saint Phalle is revealed in a new exhibition to have been both an artist and a warrior unlike any before her.” 

I was completely blown away by the Niki de Saint Phalle retrospective at the Guggenheim, which only runs for a few more weeks. I can’t believe I had never heard of her! Looking forward to getting stuck into this piece about her life.  

Yes for Love: An online collection of pro-equality avatars by loads of talented designers, artists and illustrators (via Aideen).

I spent ages looking through this beautiful Pinterest board filled with truly lovely tattoos

Interesting read: Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?

Sad but beautiful: Abandoned love.

Can’t wait to watch this: one of my favourite podcasters, Roman Mars, has made a Ted Talk: Why city flags may be the worst designed things you’ve never noticed.

Main pic: One of Niki de Saint Phalle’s ‘Nana’s’ at the Guggenheim, Bilbao.
Pics, from above left: A view over San Sebastian, more of de Saint Phalle’s Nanas; photo editing  on our way to the next stop; dark chocolate with freshly grated salt (yes, really!), La Concha beach in San Sebastian; selfie in Bilbao, an incredible pintxo at Ganderias; a traditional cider house (both San Sebastian); and, finally, bubbles with a view in Bilbao. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ketty
    May 21, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I was obsessed with Niki’s work when I was a teenager. I had an inflatable nana sculpture that I bought in Le Louvres museum. I saw the retrospective in Paris last year and loved it!

    • Reply
      nathalie
      May 31, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Oh no way, I would LOVE one of those – actually went looking for it in the gift shop! What an amazing artist to discover as a teenager, she had such incredible messages to share.

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