I attended my very first CreativeMornings meeting today. How did it go? A success!

But first: what is a “Creative Morning”? CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative communities. Each event is free, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee (and delicacies!).

There are many CM communities around the world, and they’re called “chapters”. Each community is represented by a (one and only!) person, and we have been graced by Laura’s elegant presence: the perfect host.

This month, 114 chapters around the world geared up to nerd out over the theme, which has been chosen by the Prague chapter: Robot.

Let me tell you more :)

I just started this book, “Ready Player One” a dystopian novel by Ernest Cline.

“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place.

The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.

Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.”

Milano is somehow strange; full of people that are just passing through the city for a portion of their life, mostly due work or education; too big to be as warm as a village, too small to be a real “huge, modern city”.

Everyone is always running, like there’s no time left (think the White Rabbit) and there are too few smiles in comparison to other cities I’ve visited, or lived in, during the past.

One day I was taking my bus ride home, after a work day. It’s when I saw a black unicorn, and it all started. The game of imagination and incredibilia, the quest for the magical spots in the city.

Here I’ll tell you where to find the black unicorn, where to spot flamingos and how to pay a visit to Pinocchio. Read on :)

Some books are just there to be read. A flow of words, sentences, stories and poetry. Some other ones are art books, to be perused and enjoyed… and there is anything in between, from illustrated stories to any other kind of book that is well worth a browse.

I am picking 3 extraordinary books today. You might not know about them; little treasures hidden in paper. Here are “The Universal Bestiary of Professor Revillod”, “Calando” and “Moustaches”.

Game of the choice of these days: Fist of Awesome!
This game is SO FUNNY. Basically, it’s a “beat’em up” kind of game. Involving pixels, lots of. Chiptunes. Hilarious dialogs between the characters. Entertaining stuff.

The question behind the game is: “What would happen if bears took over the world?”

You are a time traveler called Tim Burr who happens to be, well, a lumberjack. If this wasn’t enough as incipit, your mission is to keep travelling through time punching enemies and evil bears. Your super-fist tells you so.

Every level’s boss is a bear (each featuring its own style, look and personality) and you engage in a bear fight in order to save humanity. In fact you make your way by punching everything, everyone, every wild homicidal animal that is attacking you.

And you can kick any of them in the guts. Ha!

Image2icon is your dream application. And your grandma’s. In short, it allows you to customize your icons from your own pictures. As the authors say, “It’s as easy as pie: drop an image to Image2icon, then drag your file or folder and drop it again to apply it”.

I am totally in love with this pink wig by Black Candy Alternative Fashion ♥ (Photography: Teacup Imagery Labs :)). I had much fun for this shoot. I took care of the makeup and wig styling myself, and wanted some different images. I like to play with the many styles Black Candy offers, what’s your favourite one?

One of the most tender memories about my childhood is my dad’s first technology present. One day he came back home from work with a box for my brother and I, for no particular reason. We opened it and the box was full of happiness: couple of cartridges or so, two controllers and a small grey box called “NES”. And the story begins…