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WHY GEZELLIG?

The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

Graffiti Mexicana

by amanda on February 14, 2014

While the trip was mostly about bring someplace warm, and racking up some family bonding time (of which there was plenty), I was always trying to snap photos that could lend some inspiration down the road. Everything about Mexico is super-saturated in colour: the food, the houses, the traditional clothing, the flowers (oh! the flowers)
Flowers in Mexico

When I looked back to review our photos, I found I had taken a lot of photos of graffiti and posters. Along with the vivid colour that I associated with the entire trip, the graffiti also contained strong political messages. Rural indigenous people in Mexico continue to live in poverty and until there is a sea change, there will always be a not-entirely-silent current of unrest.

From a design point of view, the messages stopped me in my tracks.
Graffiti in Mexico
Graffiti in Mexico
Graffiti in Mexico

Holla!

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