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Natural History and Science Museums
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I'll never forget when I did my first internship at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum and thought, I can work here forever. My boss/mentor at the museum told me to go out and try other industries. She was right because it made me realize how precious that internship was. Basically what I'm trying to say is that I find museums endlessly inspiring for my work and life in general.

 The Natural History Museum in Kensington is very cinematic. Feels like you're walking into a 1800s London film. They had a large room full of minerals organized by kind and color. Yes, I was in my element.

The Natural History Museum in Kensington is very cinematic. Feels like you're walking into a 1800s London film. They had a large room full of minerals organized by kind and color. Yes, I was in my element.

 Imagine being able to just walk in anytime and start sketching these guys?!

Imagine being able to just walk in anytime and start sketching these guys?!

 Earth colors for life.

Earth colors for life.

 A little behind the scenes of Hope the whale. The museum itself isn't that large and we probably finished viewing it in an hour. Off we went to its neighbor, the  Science Museum.

A little behind the scenes of Hope the whale. The museum itself isn't that large and we probably finished viewing it in an hour. Off we went to its neighbor, the Science Museum.

 The love of my life, Futura, making space print everlasting. 

The love of my life, Futura, making space print everlasting. 

 Ok, I almost fainted at this part of the museum. Design evolution at its finest. So this series of decades were organized alongside a long wall. Starting off with the 1900s. Those were some creepy times. Everything was dark brown and metallic. I didn't photograph it because it was too creepy. The above photo is from the 1940s-1960s.

Ok, I almost fainted at this part of the museum. Design evolution at its finest. So this series of decades were organized alongside a long wall. Starting off with the 1900s. Those were some creepy times. Everything was dark brown and metallic. I didn't photograph it because it was too creepy. The above photo is from the 1940s-1960s.

 It just made me wonder how people lived during these times. What they were thinking, doing, imagining, etc. The dunhill logo is so good.

It just made me wonder how people lived during these times. What they were thinking, doing, imagining, etc. The dunhill logo is so good.

 How creepy is that baby gas mask body suit thing? Thinking of how war affected so many people and future generations. Yet we keep moving forward.

How creepy is that baby gas mask body suit thing? Thinking of how war affected so many people and future generations. Yet we keep moving forward.

 These inventions are what I use/d to connect to the world. Has been a huge part of my life. From early childhood till right now typing this! Being able to learn about other cultures and being able to express myself, feels like a privilege. It's very powerful for the good and bad. It's just how you use it.

These inventions are what I use/d to connect to the world. Has been a huge part of my life. From early childhood till right now typing this! Being able to learn about other cultures and being able to express myself, feels like a privilege. It's very powerful for the good and bad. It's just how you use it.

 Beautiful.

Beautiful.

 Inside and out.

Inside and out.

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Paris
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Gonna be real here, I didn't really like Paris! It's not my vibe. It felt rough around the edges. Cig smoke everywhere. Maybe I wasn't there long enough to fully enjoy it. I did enjoy its architecture. Below are pics from our one day trip.

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Dorset
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I've always loved cliffs. Not sure if I lived near one in my past life but I'm very attracted to them! I love being above the ocean looking out into the horizon. It makes me think of what is ahead for all of us. What future dreams and goals are out there that we don't know about yet. Life is weird and full of good and bad surprises, that's what the cliffs make me feel.

 So theses rocks aren't any old regular rocks. They are jurassic! Meaning that their exposed layering say a lot about the earth's history. Fossils of extinct animals have been found in the layers!

So theses rocks aren't any old regular rocks. They are jurassic! Meaning that their exposed layering say a lot about the earth's history. Fossils of extinct animals have been found in the layers!

 The scenery on the way to the cove was incredible. Huge hills and valleys would peak through the trees of the road.

The scenery on the way to the cove was incredible. Huge hills and valleys would peak through the trees of the road.

 You can see more of the layering here.

You can see more of the layering here.

 It was very chilly with the sea wind.

It was very chilly with the sea wind.

 I started collecting images of colors in harmony around me in my Instagram stories. It's kind of a continuation from my 100 days of NYC colors. Because color gives me an emotional reaction on the daily.

I started collecting images of colors in harmony around me in my Instagram stories. It's kind of a continuation from my 100 days of NYC colors. Because color gives me an emotional reaction on the daily.

 Before we went to the cove, we stopped by the tank museum. It was cool seeing how tanks have evolved with time. Though it was sad when you realize why they exist. Thought the above logotype for a well known tank was neat. Look at that g!

Before we went to the cove, we stopped by the tank museum. It was cool seeing how tanks have evolved with time. Though it was sad when you realize why they exist. Thought the above logotype for a well known tank was neat. Look at that g!

Brussels
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We made a day trip to Brussels since it was just 2 hours away from London. Waking up for the Eurostar train rides were brutal, but I got to visit my favorite World's Fair landmark, the Atomium.

 A walk further away from the Atomium was the ADAM museum. Which stands for Art & Design Atomium Museum. It was a small museum but I was going crazy with some World's Fair history and funky 60s-70s design.

A walk further away from the Atomium was the ADAM museum. Which stands for Art & Design Atomium Museum. It was a small museum but I was going crazy with some World's Fair history and funky 60s-70s design.

 It's funny how now we're avoiding plastic as much as we can yet back in the day it was this new material with many ways of manipulating it.

It's funny how now we're avoiding plastic as much as we can yet back in the day it was this new material with many ways of manipulating it.

 Got to see the Vignelli's dinnerware pieces!

Got to see the Vignelli's dinnerware pieces!

 Of course The Beatles had to be part of this beauty.

Of course The Beatles had to be part of this beauty.

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 A little Dieter Rams with his 10 design principles in the background.

A little Dieter Rams with his 10 design principles in the background.

 After the museum we went to the Grand Place where these old buildings align to make a rectangular shaped plaza.

After the museum we went to the Grand Place where these old buildings align to make a rectangular shaped plaza.

 We had to see what a real Belgique waffle tastes like. It was amazing!  Maison Dandoy  had a sweet and crunchy version or a soft and salty version. This one was the sweet and crunchy!

We had to see what a real Belgique waffle tastes like. It was amazing! Maison Dandoy had a sweet and crunchy version or a soft and salty version. This one was the sweet and crunchy!

 The Atomium was more impressive than what I imagined. The size in person is hard to grasp. So why was this building made? Every World's Fair has some sort of iconic building that represents what the fair was about. The Eiffel Tower is the same idea, it was the center of its World's Fair. The 1958 World's Fair was all about how science was progressing and they wanted to capture that in the building itself. An iron unit cell magnified 165 billion times. You can't deny how cool that is.

The Atomium was more impressive than what I imagined. The size in person is hard to grasp. So why was this building made? Every World's Fair has some sort of iconic building that represents what the fair was about. The Eiffel Tower is the same idea, it was the center of its World's Fair. The 1958 World's Fair was all about how science was progressing and they wanted to capture that in the building itself. An iron unit cell magnified 165 billion times. You can't deny how cool that is.

London
 It's been a month now since visiting the UK and I'm starting to miss it already! I miss how polite everyone was. From the flight attendants to the cashiers, 99% of them gave me a smile and a thank you (and a cheers!). Some even gave me compliments! I'll never forget how sweet they were.  We stayed in Kensington and it was very lovely. The tube station was very close to the apartment, 2 great museums were at walking distance, Pret &  Gail's  bakery was also near by. I'm a huge fan of fresh baked goods and sandwiches. 

It's been a month now since visiting the UK and I'm starting to miss it already! I miss how polite everyone was. From the flight attendants to the cashiers, 99% of them gave me a smile and a thank you (and a cheers!). Some even gave me compliments! I'll never forget how sweet they were.

We stayed in Kensington and it was very lovely. The tube station was very close to the apartment, 2 great museums were at walking distance, Pret & Gail's bakery was also near by. I'm a huge fan of fresh baked goods and sandwiches. 

 You know I had to try a cheeky Nandos after seeing how popular it is over there. It was good! Not mind blowing or anything since it's a chain. The orange Fanta in the UK is so light! I'm not a huge soda drinker but when its light, I don't mind.

You know I had to try a cheeky Nandos after seeing how popular it is over there. It was good! Not mind blowing or anything since it's a chain. The orange Fanta in the UK is so light! I'm not a huge soda drinker but when its light, I don't mind.

 I was on a mission to find a new fragrance since my Byredo Bal d'Afrique had run out.  Les Senteurs  had 5 stars and had to pass by. The manager was very attentive and would give suggestions based on what we were looking for. I ended up getting some strange french fragrance brand from the 1920's called  Isabey . Fleur Nocturne smells like gardenias!

I was on a mission to find a new fragrance since my Byredo Bal d'Afrique had run out. Les Senteurs had 5 stars and had to pass by. The manager was very attentive and would give suggestions based on what we were looking for. I ended up getting some strange french fragrance brand from the 1920's called Isabey. Fleur Nocturne smells like gardenias!

 The neighborhood Chelsea had many storefronts full of fake or real flower arrangements.

The neighborhood Chelsea had many storefronts full of fake or real flower arrangements.

  GBK ! Very delicious veggie burger and interesting ginger soda.

GBK! Very delicious veggie burger and interesting ginger soda.

 Onion rings and shoestring fries combined with their chipotle mayo sauce. To die for.

Onion rings and shoestring fries combined with their chipotle mayo sauce. To die for.

 I wasn't planning on visiting Harrods. I didn't really care for it. But I'm glad we ended up visiting. They have this huge food hall that offers food to cook at home or hot food to eat there.

I wasn't planning on visiting Harrods. I didn't really care for it. But I'm glad we ended up visiting. They have this huge food hall that offers food to cook at home or hot food to eat there.

 They provided flower arrangements too. 

They provided flower arrangements too. 

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 We also visited Shoreditch. I'd say it's like DUMBO/Greenpoint in Brooklyn. They had these store concepts that mixes retail with a cafe. For example, Barber & Parlour sounds like what it is. It's a place where you go in, get a hair cut, and eat a delicious meal while watching a film. Sounds like a fun day!

We also visited Shoreditch. I'd say it's like DUMBO/Greenpoint in Brooklyn. They had these store concepts that mixes retail with a cafe. For example, Barber & Parlour sounds like what it is. It's a place where you go in, get a hair cut, and eat a delicious meal while watching a film. Sounds like a fun day!

 This was a cute home store recommended by my boss who has fine taste. 

This was a cute home store recommended by my boss who has fine taste. 

  Labor & Wait  is like a mixture of classic Japanese and European design. My favorites colliding in one place pretty much.

Labor & Wait is like a mixture of classic Japanese and European design. My favorites colliding in one place pretty much.

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 Quick pit stop at Pizza East. I don't know why I loved this pizza so much. 

Quick pit stop at Pizza East. I don't know why I loved this pizza so much. 

 I also went to this trip with an empty luggage so that I can shop as much as my heart wanted. Their clothing fits me better. Already planning to go back, we missed too many things <3

I also went to this trip with an empty luggage so that I can shop as much as my heart wanted. Their clothing fits me better. Already planning to go back, we missed too many things <3

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