Minimal

Minimal

Minimal

Although we live in a frenzied age, where humans envy the speed of machines for a future that consumes the present, we must talk about the importance of social responsibility, sustainability and ethical consumption. We can buy faster and cheaper, disregarding centuries of wisdom and tradition, but I believe things do not have to be that way. Change is in the small choices we make on a daily basis. The pessimists will say that it is not possible, weaving endless calamities, but a better future is not a question of being optimistic or not. It is something that we all desire and for which we must strive. That's why I created Nevoazul, an invitation to balance and an ode to change, a 120-page magazine where minimalism, consumerism and sustainability are allied to culture, art, and literature.

Jacques Tati

Technology is present in almost every task we carry out in our daily lives. We make orange juice on the electric juicer, heat the milk in the microwave, work through computers and follow the bus route through the mobile phone. Dazzled by these fantasies of modern society, we often let ourselves be deceived, believing that technology is the unquestionable solution for the future. An old fallacy that makes us buy more, preserve less and replace human relations with machines in the blink of an eye. The critique of technological modernity is often portrayed in the seventh art. Charlie Chaplin in the film Modern Times, Jacques Tati in the film Mon Oncle. It's about the second one that we're looking at. What enchanted us? The softness of colors, the rigidity of architecture and two antagonistic societies in one city - Paris.

Through Blue Glass

Kintsugi - The Imperfect Beauty of a Party Plate

One of the greatest dislikes of daily life is when a dish escapes us between our fingers. Suddenly, there are shards scattered on the floor and the kitchen turns into a minefield and barefoot traps. We blame wet hands, slippery plate and hurry, but that does not change the situation. The plate has lost its function, its purpose, and nothing will make it stay as before. But while we mourn our mistake and dictate a quick death sentence to the broken ware, Japan continues to celebrate the ancestral art of Kintsugi, a restoration technique that uses gold dust to turn a broken piece into an even more precious object of the which was previously.

In the book "Afghan Notebook", journalist Alexandra Lucas Coelho portrays a country where beauty, like fear, is always lurking. In Nevoazul we published an excerpt referring to the day 22 June, spent in Kabul. "A story that comes from parents who opened the house to the world, a house so poor that it stars eggs in a gas jar but is so rich it reads the Sufi philosophers and Wittgenstein. curtains against the sun and girls who laugh, dance, listen to music, show books, see the duties of the brothers, embrace the father who is sick and the mother who arrives from school, put lipstick, brush hair, receive boys with whom they are going to leave. "

Katte Geneta - Waves, Mountains, Horizons

Snapchat

I wonder if the desire for carpe diem was what led Evan Spiegel to create Snapchat, an application where ephemerality is queen and we are invited to share photos and videos, without worrying about tomorrow. Free from social pressure on Instagram and Facebook, where our privacy is constantly at risk, Snapchat comes as a breath of fresh air. What is shared in this social network can only last up to ten seconds and has a period of 24 hours until disappearing. An ode to the right of forgetting, honesty and spontaneity.

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