The quote below is from Design Dieter Ram’s. I saw a great exhibition of his work at the Moma today. I loved his design principles. Thinking sustainability. Right ON!
- Good design is innovative.
- Good design makes a product useful.
- Good design is aesthetic.
- Good design makes a product understandable.
- Good design is unobtrusive.
- Good design is honest.
- Good design is long-lasting.
- Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
- Good design is environmentally friendly.
- Good design is as little design as possible.
My game is under the sun.
With our partners, we call the shots.
In the moment.
Quick decision making.
We win together.
We tap our hands.
We loose together.
But we still have fun.
And we coach each other.
We call our shots.
Between us and them.
No poker face.
our adversary is not an enemy.
They are also partners.
Committed to give us the best game ever.
A fair game.
A good game.
When they play well.
We cheer with them.
We want this to be good for everyone.
And thats how I play my game.
At the volleyball court and in life!
Wall installation in the Mission District. In the right bottom corner, there is an answer I connect with!
My beloved San Francisco from the Bay Bridge!
After months apart, reconnecting with Cuca and Golda is so nice! Thank you Tiffany for loving them so much! They are super happy and vibrant!
I took the photo above today when I was leaving the Big Island of Hawaii from the plane on my mobile phone. A few minutes earlier, a friend asked on the car how did I feel the island. I tried to explain that I am filled with creative and nurturing energy. Browsing the airline magazine, I saw the quote below. I looked outside once again. I closed my eyes and let the island in one last time, until I return.
“Moisés J. Nascimento and Tiffany Higgins performing at the Pahoa Village Museum on the Big Island of Hawaii on August 7, 2011. Moisés plays guitar as they perform poems from the documentary Duas Americas and from Tiffany’s book, And Aeneas Stares into Her Helmet. Moises sings his beautiful rendition of Forca Estranha, Caetano Veloso’s song explaining how, observing the miracles of life, he feels a strange force urge him to sing. “
Right before dinner, an amazing rainbow over my favorite tree. Pure poetry.
I love the concept of undressing a salad! From the balance of elements to dress one, it fascinates me the challenge and skills required to undress it. Balance and focus jump out to my mind!
from my first Huna session with Mr. Stewart!
This is a video I made for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland non-profit that provides a safe place for kids to play and learn. I hope you guys like it.
Last weekend, as part of East Bay Pro Arts Open Studios, Tiffany and I put together a multimedia installation party to share some of the photography, music, poetry and film from our documentary “Duas Americas”. We had a blast! Click above to see photos!
Kim, John, Aguida and great friends!
Punaluu Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
Numa tarde aqui no Hawaii, semana passada, deite-me na praia próximo a uma tartaruga marinha e tiramos uma soneca. Não nos pertube durante o sono! Ficamos irritados! hehe
(In an idle afternoon, last week, I laid down next to a sea turtle and took a nap in the same beach. Don’t try to wake us up. We get grumpy!)
The sun light came thru a small window on the bookstore where I prepare to work shining over the book Tiffany gave me and my notebook! I love everyday magic!
From the ugly smoke that rises covering the stars…
da feia fumaça que sobe apagando as estrelas…
From the taxi window, I was not able to hide the smile for arriving at a place that brings me back home. When I opened the window of the hotel, this phrase from Caetano Veloso’s song Sampa came to my mind. In the song, Caetano sings the reality of contrasts in modern São Paulo. Mexico City welcomed me with sincere smiles, Tacos Del Pastor and a gray landscape.
Da janela do taxi, eu não conseguia esconder o sorriso de estar num lugar que lembra minha terra. Quando abri a janela do hotel, a frase da música Sampa, de Caetano Veloso me veio à mente imediatamente. Na música, Caetano versa a realidade de contrastes da moderna São Paulo. A Cidade do México me recepcionou com sorrisos sinceros, tacos del pastor e uma paisagem cinza.
Tiff, Guigo and I having lots of fun in the NYC Subway last year!
Photo taken with my mobile phone. The colors kept bringing me Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” so I didn’t resist and photoshop it! I just love how it turned.
I am living between two words.
A part of me is wine.
Colors of Almodovar.
Pictures of light.
The other part is flesh.
Individual and illicit.
A part of me is my mother.
Feminine and nurture.
A flowing river.
Laughing the happiness
That no longer can hide.
The other part is male
White and in charge.
Return on investment.
A golden fish fighting for life.
Fins stained by BP oil.
Laying at the bottom
The colorless ocean of busy sardines.
Swinging round and round
Lost in this fishbowl of insanity.
Friend and artist Rebecca Bauen woke me up this morning with an amazing Birthday gift: the painted paper marche sculptures we are working on for the film “Duas Américas” visuals.
Since the gift comes the day I celebrate my 35th birthday, it makes me think of being born to all magic that exists in this world that sometimes we get too busy to notice!
Thank you Rebecca for your beautiful colors and shapes!