Simon Alcantara

Sakuichi in Osaka is everything

Posted in CULTURE, food, Japan, photography, travel by simonalcantara on November 3, 2011
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Posted in Art and Cuture, CULTURE, fashion, Japan, photography, travel by simonalcantara on November 3, 2011

Good morning Osaka. 8:24 am.  Have a beautiful day….

Good morning Osaka. 8:24 am.  Have a beautiful day….

benisdanger: Your pictures are beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much!! Very kind of you to say.

Be well,

SA

Sake

Sake

Shrooms

Shrooms

Sakuichi Osaka Is Everything.

Yoda?

Yoda?

Pigs eye.

Pigs eye.

TOUCAN

TOUCAN

anatawa kawaii buta desu

anatawa kawaii buta desu

Lanvin Ballerinas

Lanvin Ballerinas

At Strasburgo Osaka

At Strasburgo Osaka

Donald In Cosmic Samurai

Donald In Cosmic Samurai

Osaka Bound

Osaka Bound

2121 Design Site Tokyo

2121 Design Site Tokyo

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

Roppongi

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Tokyo

National Art Center Of Tokyo

National Art Center Of Tokyo

Jesse Mercado.  @theeeo

Jesse Mercado.  @theeeo

(Source: theblurrymuse)

—Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire
Letter to Cardinal de Bernis, April 23, 1761 (viamisterchu)

misterchu: Yes. This man Marcel and his way of thinking, remembering. And thinking about remembering also. I am hoping to go to see the last of him (and many others) in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris next month (I need to go to Spain as it is, and compared to the Austin, Texas I find myself living in it really is a good opportunity and not so very far). Anyway, interesting post. Be well. MC

Mister Chu, your way of thinking is also very captivating, immediately making the reader present in the magic that is your expression. Thank you for sharing your vision.

Simon Alcantara

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Remember you can fly!

Posted in BEAUTY, photography, Telluride, travel by simonalcantara on January 14, 2011
Remember you can fly! “Climb to the top of your fictional mountain of fear, doubt, insecurity and anxiety today, yell out ALL IS WEll and then remember you can fly!” Simon Alcantara. Photo: Telluride, Colorado Jul 8, 2010, Simon Alcantara

Remember you can fly!

“Climb to the top of your fictional mountain of fear, doubt, insecurity and anxiety today, yell out ALL IS WEll and then remember you can fly!”

Simon Alcantara.

Photo: Telluride, Colorado Jul 8, 2010, Simon Alcantara

 

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NEW WORLD COLLECTION

Posted in Egypt, fashion, siwa by simonalcantara on August 3, 2010



This collection is based on several series of photographs I have taken within the last year in different parts of the world at various times of day.  This particular collection references, New York and Berlin at sunset, New York City and Tokyo at night, and the Siwa Oasis in Egypt at daytime.  In most of the photos I played with the exposure to make something familiar reveal a different aspect, a different perspective.  “ When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”. The world is changing at an accelerated speed, which we have never witnessed before, and it is apparent in the drastic storms, earthquakes and volcanoes we have experienced just in the last few months. We all need something familiar to steady ourselves, familiar but not exactly the same as in the past. We are looking for a new angle, a new perspective we had not observed previously. We need something to remind us “All Is Well”.

The runway images on my inspiration boards were my favorites from the collections and which I felt reflected this new way of looking at familiar things.  I imagined what jewelry one would wear to complement these clothes and I created them using my design vocabulary.  I hope it speaks to you.

Simon

AMBER, SERPENTINE, CARNELIAN AND TIGER EYE NECKLACE COPYRIGHT SIMON ALCANTARA 2010

STERLING SILVER WOVEN BANGLES AND EARRINGS COPYRIGHT SIMON ALCANTARA 2010

TO VIEW THE COLLECTION CLICK THE LINK BELOW

NEW WORLD COLLECTION

Transformation

Posted in Adrere Amellal, ART AND CULTURE, BEAUTY, Egypt, photography, siwa, travel by simonalcantara on April 4, 2010

Saharan desert near Siwa Oasis copyright Simon Alcantara 2010

I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the world, though there still are many places I have not been to.  Am I jaded?  Not really. I have seen much in my life but I have not lost that sense of wonder that a child has when seeing something for the first time. Having never been to Egypt before, I jumped at the opportunity to visit for a week on route to South Africa for my dear friends Dominque and Charlie’s wedding ( more on that next post).  I was asked not to mention the names of the people I was traveling with ( at their request) I can however give a description of them.  My friends who presently live in Cairo the gorgeous diplomat and her handsome husband who comes from Hollywood royalty, the lovely London decorator, her uber chic real estate mogul husband and their beautiful young daughter, the Danish chic beauty who in her youth drove her Rolls Royce in bare feet when she picked up her cousin from school.  Said cousin is now a famous, super talented sculptor. The statuesque Egyptian and Swiss woman who had us all rolling on the floor with laughter all the time, the delicate french lady and the handsome Italian heir living in Cairo.  Our time in Cairo was spent doing the traditional sight seeing to the Pyramids in Giza followed by a surprise brunch organized by our hosts on the lawn of the famed Mena House a la Winston Churchill.  Visits to Sakara, the Egyptian Museum and the souk.  All inspiring, and wonderful.  but the real magic and transformation happened in the Siwa Oasis near the Libyan border of the Saharan desert. We arrived at night at the Eco Lodge Adrere Amellal and were welcomed by handsome Siwan men dressed in white Galabeyas.  They lit our path with lanterns and set up our rooms.  As there is no electricity (it does have hot running water) the rooms were lit with bees wax candles made on the property.  We freshened up to  get ready for cocktails in one of the many nooks and corners at the lodge followed by a candle lit mostly vegetarian dinner from the lodge’s small farm, later we had after dinner drinks outside as we heard the water of the salt lake.  Yes! We were in the desert and on the water!!! Our days were filled with breakfast and lunch on the lodge, swimming in the salt lake ,mud baths and lounging by the thermal water pool.  Afternoons were spent riding in the desert which for me was life changing.  We once had cocktails and dinner in the middle of the desert! The vastness, the realization that it was once ocean, the sculptural dunes  and the colors were transformational for me and I know that my collections will be influenced by what I saw.  Just when you think you’ve seen it all and done it all you explore the desert and everything changes.

Adrere Amellal Eco lodge copyright Simon Alcantara 2010

The lake at Adrere Amellal Eco Lodge. Copyright Simon Alcantara

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