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Art Basel 2017
 Patrick Parrish booth in Design Miami/

Patrick Parrish booth in Design Miami/

Work life has been pretty intense for me since coming back from NYC. I didn't think I'd be doing this much work! I thought I'd be coming back to relaxation but one thing led to another and I'm super grateful about it all. I found one day to squeeze in some fun time at Art Basel this year. Check out that plant chair by fellow Colombian Chris Wolston!

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The Future Perfect always has interesting pieces every year. Forever in love with rainbow glass orbs. I'm slowly growing my future apartment inspo on my Pinterest.

 This funky sofa is by Pierre Paulin from 1969!

This funky sofa is by Pierre Paulin from 1969!

Demisch Danant collects french pieces from the late 1950s through the 1970s. Design Miami/ is like walking into a design museum of the past, present and future. Love it.

 I didn't know  Fendi  was into interior design. Very chic.

I didn't know Fendi was into interior design. Very chic.

 Color inspo. Piece by  Ashley Hicks .

Color inspo. Piece by Ashley Hicks.

  Tulips and Bulbs (after Rachel Ruysch) , 2016 by  Matthew McConville  .

Tulips and Bulbs (after Rachel Ruysch), 2016 by Matthew McConville.

Art week was a busy one at work since we had to install some pieces in two apartments from Uprise Art. In the meantime we stopped by Pulse to visit Uprise Art's booth and to meet up with Chad Kouri who we got to collaborate with!

 Tim and I preparing to install some cool pieces.

Tim and I preparing to install some cool pieces.

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  Alfie  snapped these pics.

Alfie snapped these pics.

Exciting projects soon to be revealed in 2018!!

Tatiana Gancedo
Volcano & Cabana Bay
 Volcano Bay. This is not a rendering.

Volcano Bay. This is not a rendering.

 Cabana Bay Hotel

Cabana Bay Hotel

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For my Dad's 60th birthday, he wanted to go to Volcano Bay for the weekend. We stayed at Cabana Bay which is in between Universal Studios & Volcano Bay. The hotel's theme is centered around mid century design. The detail I loved the most is that the toiletries were a throwback to that time period.

 How cute is this?! I came out of the shower smelling like the 60s.

How cute is this?! I came out of the shower smelling like the 60s.

Volcano Bay was really fun. Most rides are actually pretty intense and probably aimed more for teenagers. My favorite was the two person tube slides. I can ride those all day. The park has a good amount of different rides and variations of slides within them. I feel like one day wasn't enough!

It was a perfect weekend getaway to the 60s that I don't mind doing again.

Tatiana Gancedo
LA
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Visiting California had been on my bucket list for the longest. There were two reasons why. Back in the day, I loved rollercoasters. I still do, but I can only handle so much of it now that I'm older. I would play Rollercoaster Tycoon and there was one park that stood out to me. It's called Six Flags Magic Mountain. They have the gnarliest coasters haha. The second reason was In-N-Out. Unfortunately, I didn't take photos. But that is another reason for me to go back. It exceeded my expectations. I thought it would be like typical frozen fast food and it isn't. It tasted fresh!

 

 View from my hotel room at  The Line

View from my hotel room at The Line

My job is what allowed me to go to LA. We went there to do a photoshoot for a campaign that introduces what we do to the public. I didn't know there were so many people involved in taking photos. I mean, I knew that, but didn't know their exact roles in detail. So that was a cool experience learning the behind the scenes of a shoot. In a world where we spend 1 second looking at hundreds of photos a day, it's easy to forget how much effort and work is behind them all.

 

 A behind the scene shot from the campaign

A behind the scene shot from the campaign

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My coworker and I had a free weekend before the shoot so we went to LACMA. On the way there, we saw the tar pits! One thing that stood out to me about LA is its terrain. I was fascinated with the contrast of cactuses, mountains, and my favorite tall palm trees. The mid century buildings standing still like a time capsule. Such a strong presence of modernism in the city.

 

 Chris Burden  Metropolis II

Chris Burden Metropolis II

 I've always wanted to see this and had no idea it was here! And we got there just in time for the show.

I've always wanted to see this and had no idea it was here! And we got there just in time for the show.

 Johanna Calle  Obra Negra  - Work is made out of wire

Johanna Calle Obra Negra - Work is made out of wire

 Commissary at The Line was beautiful. It's a restaurant inside a greenhouse and the food!! Delicious.

Commissary at The Line was beautiful. It's a restaurant inside a greenhouse and the food!! Delicious.

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LA won my heart. I knew it would. There so much I didn't see and do. See you again soon.

Tatiana Gancedo
Summer Favorites

Howdy. It's taken me a while to adjust my new life in Miami again. But let me tell you, I'm still thrilled to be back. My new job has been incredible and feel very lucky to be there. I love how international it is and gives me the opportunity to travel. When I was younger, I pictured myself traveling to many places when I was older. Traveling is so nourishing to the soul and creativity.

The little collection above is some of the new beauty items I've been loving this summer. Swiss packaging aesthetic ✓

 
  Young Frankk  earrings

Young Frankk earrings

 
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Miami has changed so much! There are so many cool places I've found and want to visit that definitely was not here 3 years ago. I bought these city guides as research for work but I secretly want to collect all of them.

 
 
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I also found the bathing suit of my dreams from Solid and Striped. I had to pair it with off white sliders from Vince. The cute bottles from Function of Beauty are now part of my hair routine. You can customize your shampoo/conditioner according to whatever problems you want to fix. Me being the oil factory that I am, I wanted something that can at least hold my excess oil until the end of the day. Trust me, I can't go a day without washing. I look like Sméagol the next day. 

 

 I blend into my avocado float!

I blend into my avocado float!

Tatiana Gancedo
Goodbye New York City
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After living in NYC for almost 3 years, my time has come to an end. I started this blog talking about how bored I was of Miami and needed a challenge in my life. And boy, did I get that. I'm going to start off by saying I do not regret living there one bit. I'm very thankful it happened. Would I do this again? Nope.

I suffered a lot in NYC. All because I had a specific lifestyle I wanted to live, and I found this out by going through these obstacles. As everyone knows, NYC is a monster within itself. It is difficult. I thought I could prove it wrong with working hard. There are a lot of things that I didn't know and now I know by my own experiences.

I came here to get better. To get rid of my fears. To become stronger. And I feel I got what I wanted with my career and personal goals. I have a wider perspective on life and came out with new goals. In terms of my career, I got exactly what I wanted. I got to work at my dream studio and got to work with many different types of people. I started off working with a small amount of people and grew to experience a diverse group of coworkers. I've met some of the shittiest and sweetest people ever.

NYC is such a high contrast. You either love it or hate it. It's either freezing or like a sauna. You encounter very rich people, to people who work so hard and don't get paid much. More than one paycheck went into my rent. After living with roommates, I realized I have to live alone or with people that I love. I can't deny that I'm a homebody and my home is very important to me because as an introvert, this is where I recharge. I did not sleep in those 3 years I lived there. It is the city that never sleeps. If I don't get 8 hours of sleep, I do not function.

My ultimate dream was to live a few years in NY and then move to Europe. But this whole terrorism thing going on changed everything. That's when I felt I needed to come home. It made me realize how important my family is to me. They have worked so hard to help me succeed and I couldn't continue seeing them grow old without my help. I couldn't have done this without their support.

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I was homesick. I wanted to get a dog but I lived too far away. I couldn't go out with people because I lived too far away. It was all I can afford on my own. I missed the sunshine. I missed my people. Being back home, I've never felt so much happier. I hugged my washing machine. I hugged Publix. Miami has changed since I left. I was so focused on my career after graduating, that now I can focus on the people I love and care about. Graphic Design can chill out.

I didn't expect to come home this early, but I found an opportunity here in Miami that I couldn't pass. I'm excited for this new chapter that I will confront with new knowledge and perspective, thanks to NYC.