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O que se passa com os nossos adolescentes?

Na semana passada um triste acontecimento deixou-me a pensar sobre o que se passa com os nossos adolescentes. Todos nós já ouvimos falar aqui ou ali sobre um qualquer jovem que se suicidou, mas é sempre diferente quando acontece perto de nós. Quando conhecemos as pessoas toca-nos de forma diferente e leva-nos a procurar respostas. Respostas difíceis de encontrar já que de acordo com estudos, o suicídio é a segunda causa mais comum de morte de pessoas nesta faixa etária em todo o mundo, números que nos passam ao lado e que nós nem paramos para saber, a menos que aconteça ao nosso lado...e quando acontece deixa-nos sem chão e só conseguimos questionar o porquê... Há uma semana uma jovem de 16 anos que eu conhecia, e com quem lidei de perto atirou-se de uma janela, uma jovem que se dizia sofrer de depressão, que teve sempre ajuda e que mesmo assim terminou da pior maneira. 
E eu não consigo deixar de pensar e de questionar - O que é que está a passar nas cabeças e nos corações dos nossos ad…

Original Oak Bench by Hubsch

When I saw the image in the catalogue I thought "This bench it's perfect"!
With the simplicity and functionality that characterise the Scandinavian design, this natural oak bench from the Danish brand Hubschhave a really smart design.

The soft cushions at the back and side of the bench are attached to the wooden slats with leather belts, that provides a beautiful contrast to the grey fabric and the natural wood. The cushions turned the bench not only beautiful but also comfortable.

The small shelf that can be used as side table it's that final touch that makes the Hubsch bench a really different furniture piece.

You can find it at Lagoon.

Punchline - Aidan Martin × awwna

My daughter love to sing, I love my daughter, and love to hear my daughter sing.
It's all about love. 💓

Weekend moments

Today afternoon was spent enjoying good food in the company of my daughter and a good friend of the family. We went to eat Clams. Here we called "Clams to Bulhão Pato",  the clams cooked this way are very good, and the recipe it is very easy to make.
It was a very pleasant afternoon.

I leave you the recipe.

1 kg of clams
Olive oil to fry the clams
2 garlic cloves
1 bunch of coriander
3 soup spoons of white wine
Salt /to taste
Pepper /to taste

1. Wash the clams thoroughly. Bring the oil to the fire and fry the garlic cloves.
2. Then add the chopped coriander, the clams and season with salt and pepper.
3. Shake the pan until the clams are all open and then drizzle with the wine. Let the wine evaporate a little and serve immediately.
Add the final touch with a little of lemon juice over the clams.

Teaky, the perfect minimalist scandinavian design side table

I'm in love with the new small Teaky table from Lagoon! Teakyis a stunning and versatil round side table made of recycled teak wood and acacia wood.  Small tables as Teaky add decorative touches to the home, and they are extremely functional, you can move them around the house easily, and put them where you need it. 
Teaky can be used it in a corner as a decorative piece, with a vase with your favorite plant, as a bedside table in your bedroom or as a side table in your living room, it's a beautiful support table to put that special book that you're reading. House Doctor Side Table, Teaky, Nature
Definitely this minimalist scandinavian design table will go to my wish list!
You can find more beautiful pieces at Lagoononline shop.


A day spent with family appreciating the beauty of the Bacalhôa Buddha Eden Garden. The visit was not scheduled, I decided to do it when I woke up, and all went well. I took my mother and my daughter, got in the car and in less than a hour we were in a very beautiful and iconic garden in Bombarral.

Mosquito Chair one of the most important pieces of design, a true Icon.

Born in 1920 in Slovenia, Niko Kralj, as become one of the most renown legends of timeless and minimalistic design. His passion for design, the great interest in acquiring new knowledge, his forward-thinking inventions and an eye for useful, but stylish solutions put him on a pedestal on the list of the great furniture designers. He becames without doubt one of the most important designers of the last century.

1953 is the year of the first Rex designs were brought to public light. On top of Kralj projects, is the Mosquito Chair, which got its name because of thin tapering legs and mosquito wings shaped seating surface. The seating surface is cut in the middle and obliquely raised outwards. Due to its technological complexity, but definitely not because of the lack of elegance and comfort, the production of Mosquito started only in 2012. Its unique construction of mounting the chair legs to the seat is patent protected. 

"The details are not the details. They make the design." …

Furniture pieces that enhance the space

Today my inspiration comes from Garden Trading brand

When I saw the Hampstead Bench in Natural PE Bamboo with its relaxed elegance that makes us want to bring it right away into our home, I wanted to see the whole Garden Trading Hampstead Bamboo collection.
The collection is Inspired by the clean lines of Scandinavian styling, creating areas which encourage the cultivation of a comfortable lifestyle, and it really inspires you to re-think your selections in your own home. 
The generous curved seat features All-weather Bamboo wrapped onto a Powder Coated Steel frame. This creates a sturdy yet open style weave that is lighter and more eye-catching in appearance than traditional metal or wooden benches. The Hampstead collection have a soft and inviting profile, that creates a calming look and brings elegance to your patio, decking or in the conservatory.
After I explored the collection I also found the Set of 2 Hampstead Chairs. The chairs take inspiration from Danish bucket seats.

Scandinavian Trends

If you are a fan of the beauty and the simplicity of the nordic style, the House Doctor brand is perfect for you. For this coming autumn/winter they combine the brightness of the Scandinavian design with a cosy bohemian atmosphere. You will find materials, shades and surfaces which will combine your décor with an aesthetic look and an atmosphere of harmony. Nature Side Table Their pieces are simple but make a true statement and fit so well in any interior, like this charming  Nature Side Table.  I'm really in love! Otto table lamp
Twice wall lamp OPAL grey pendant lamp In this season, glassware will form a great trend in the décor. Everything from vases and lanterns to decorative items lamps will provide the décor.

You will find different styles and finishes of Rattan chairs and stools with bohemian vibes.
Dot Vase in White Glazing The combination of burned and cold colours will create a natural and balanced look which enables you to experiment with all sorts of materials.
Discover more at L…

Create the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom

This season is all about comfort and cosiness! 
One of the most important factors for your personal well-being is sleep. The primary purpose of the bedroom is to create peace in everyday life. It is in the bedroom you spend most hours of your life. Therefore, it is essential to create a bedroom which is pleasant and relaxing to be in. Create the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom.
Soft textiles in different patterns will provide the décor with warmth and depth. So just throw yourself into it and release your creativity by combining different shades, sizes and textures. 
Add a nice and soft carpet. green plants in beautiful pots which will bring the green shades into focus.

Elegant and simple materials and room for a short rest. In this way, all necessities will be fulfilled in the very same room.

Explore these ensembles and more at Lagoon online shop.

A Must Have This Season - Velvet

In this season, velvet will form a great trend in the décor.  
With its depth and rich texture, velvet adds a modern sophistication to your interiors.
OTYLIA DEEP BLUE VELVET 3 SEAT SOFA Choose bold colours and mix with pieces in metal with gold or silver effect, to add a personal style and charm in your décor.

With velvet furniture you are able to create a unique look which will undoubtedly impress your guests.
Velvet, it is about bringing glamour into everyday life!

Be inspired by the beauty of the velvet on Lagoon online shop.

Contemporary Furniture by Vincent Sheppard

Be inspired by the timeless sophistication of the Vincent Sheppard garden collections and extend your interior style into your outdoor living space.

From versatile wicker sofas to beautiful teak wood dining tables.
Discover more at VivaLagoon online shop

Turning Tables da Adele versão Karaoke da Ana Vale

Back To Black da Amy Winehouse pela Ana Vale

A Ana Vale a fazer uma "perninha" no Karaoke do Croke Park Irish Pub.