Window Swap

Share your view to the rest of the world

During the pandemic we put aside the idea of travel, all of us more or less we were forced to stay at home and observe the world behind a real window or virtual one, considering all the social networks we have available now. From Singapore, has been created a platform where it’s possible to share your own view with the rest of the world, I think this is a brillant idea & romantic at the same time , with windowswap it’s possible to travel without moving from home. This beautiful project is also supporting to bring awareness to the massive environmental disaster of ARGENTINA WILDFIRES, we can all give a little contribute following this link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/windowswap.

Personally I have always been fascinated by windows, I love looking at the views framed like a paint. I remember when I was a child, waiting for the sunrise from my grandmother’s window, or admiring the sea, in my mum’s house in the city, or when I used to contemplate the landscape stuck in the office where I worked as an assistant for a call center, I still remember the window where I moved to live alone for the first time, or the room on the roof where I first lived in the London.

For me it always had a symbolic, I love imagine what will be the next view, and how not to remember the movie “Facing window” by Ferzan Özpe where he focused an important aspect, with this famous quote “We should always work to live in a better world not just dreaming of it”, because I believe that we are the creators of our life.

This is on of the view that I had the pleasure of seeing during the lock down, I reckon I’ve been so privileged. I don’t know what the next view will be, I can only imagine it, of course, whatever it is, I try to enjoy them all intensely and as much as I can.

Thousands signed a petition in support of Italy’s Robinson Crusoe.

Millions of people around the world are under isolation orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but one man has spent the past three decades in isolation by choice, since his catamaran broke down in 1989.

Michele Ardu Photographer

Mauro Morandi, 81, lives 31 years like a hermit on the Budelli island on north of Sardinia, which is part of La Maddalena Acipelago National Park. Maddalena Archipelago National Park is comprised of seven islands. Budelli is considered the most beautiful among them for its Spiaggia Rosa, or Pink Beach. Mauro is the only habitant and the authorities want him to leave because they want to turn into an enviromental education centre. In the early 1990s, La Spiaggia Rosa was dubbed a place of “high natural value” by the Italian government. The beach was closed off to protect its fragile enviroment, in the past many uncounscios tourists, used to collect this particular sand as souvenirs, this accellerated to damage the ecosystem. Mr. Morandi has established himself as the custodian of the island keeping it in a pristine state, only some areas are still accessible to visitors and the island rapidly went from hosting thousands of people a day to a hosting just one.

Mauro Morandi, 25 years ago, accepted the position of guardian of the wonderful Pink Beach, taking care of the fantastic island. About 10 years ago the owners of Budelli stopped paying Mauro’s wages as guardian, gradually losing interest in him but he stayed, taking care of the fantastic island of Budelli. For all these years, in summer as in winter, he has cleaned the little paths to make it easier to cross the island, he has collected plastic from the beaches to save the ecosystem of flora and fauna which, otherwise, would now be strongly compromised; has made tourists, more or less polite, fall in love with that place, respecting it thanks to it’s explanations, it’s stories, it’s ability to make people understand that the world will remain a beautiful place to live only if we take care of it every day and we do not abandon it. He said “Oneday, we will all reunite with the Earth. We are all part of the same energy. It’s essential to understand this now, respect and protect nature and the life around us. I would like people to understand that we should not look at beauty, but be able to feel beauty even with our eyes closed. “He explains.” Love is an absolute consequence of this, and vice versa. “, He says” When you love a person deeply, you see them as beautiful. Not because it necessarily is, but because you empathize with this person. As you become a part of her, she becomes a part of you … and the same magic happens with nature.”

More than 18,000 have signed a petition in support of Italy’s Robinson Crusoe amid threats to evict him from island off Sardinia. Now the petition online as been closed getting a lot of consens, we all hope that the government and the authorities will understand the meaning of Mauro’s choice, driven only for the love of this place, he choosen to live a life in contact with nature, creating an impact to the environment and people they been lucky to met him in their jurney, he’s an example for everyone, with little gesture we can all make the difference, for the safeguard or our Planet, not matter where we are.

How the world has changed with pandemic?

The world hasn’t changed, what has changed is the perspective how to look at it.

How the world changed after pandemic? I want to be honest, while I was in lockdown I was a bit afraid how would be back to real life. Always rushing, having not time for ourselves or others, being irritate or grumpy, getting upset or frustrated, being impatient.

Last Monday I back to work again, all around was so quiet and peaceful, walking to the street, listening at the silence, observing the nature around, everything is so beautiful, how nice would be to live a life like that, even London now is more fascinating, so I’m thinking maybe my way how to observe is changed and only now I’m taking time to see at this little details.

Photo: @rachfullerphotos

This situation gave us the opportunity to opened our eyes, to see which are the priorities in our lives, we started to care of ourselves like never before, like when we get sick. I started to take care of my body, learning to slow down, eat healthy and having a rest. All humanity needed this to stop and reflect, to remember that life is the most precious gift we received.

We are the only ones responsibles to protect ourselves and take distance from any unhealthy situation, relationship or repeating patterns, we must celebrate life everyday, keeping connected with ourselves and understand when is time turn around and leave if an unpleasant situation arise.
I don’t want to be scared anymore, be scared means that I’m not able to say no, means that I give to someone else the command of my life.
Finally, I think the wourld hasn’t change, I think what has changed is the only perspection how I’m observing at it.

Sea Glass


Last time I’ve been in Sardinia instead to take a shell from the beach I collected this lovely sea glasses.

Sea glass is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of water. These weathering processes prouce natural frosted glass.

Sea glass takes 20 to 40 years, and sometimes as much as 100 years, to acquire its characteristic texture and shape.

Genuine sea glass can be collected as a hobby and is used for decoration, most commonly in jewelry.


This beaches treasure apparently are getting very rare like precious jewels that has been even opened a Museum in California, watch the Video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nYs1QsaVoRM#

There’s also an huge beach made of glass pebbles instead of sand called Glass Beach at Fort Bragg in California.

This is an example of how nature change & survive despite all causes created from human being. The glass beach is a beach of over 15 acres, there is an immense expanse of small pebbles completely polished in glass.

It was also revealed by a recent survey conducted by the Friends of Glass community that glass is an ‘eco-friendly’ material that is 100% recyclable and completely composed of natural substances such as sand, limestone or recycled glass.

Since the glass is inert, even if a container made of this material ends up in the sea, no dangerous substance would be released, nor would there be a transformation of the glass into micro-particles that could contaminate the food chain or pollute the seas. According to a recent survey conducted by the Friends of Glass community, three out of four Europeans consider glass to be the most ‘friendly’ choice of packaging by the sea.

NOW COMES THE ‘TRIKINI’

-QUARANTINI BIKINI-

bizarre coronavirus trend of bikinis with matching FACE MASKS

The trikini appeared briefly in 1967, defined as “a handkerchief and two small saucers.”

It reappeared a few years ago as a bikini bottom with a stringed halter of two triangular pieces of cloth covering the breasts.

Dolce & Gabbana designed trikinis for Summer 2005 as three pieces of scintillating fabric that barely cover the wearer.

Another variation on the bikini in which including a conventional two-piece with a glitzy band of rhinestones round the waist.

Israeli designer Gideon Oberson, known for his artistically inspired bathing suits, calls a two-piece suit but looks like a tank top that can be worn with a skirt or a pair of shorts designed by him a trikini.

Brazilian designer Amir Slama calls two scraps of silk connected with string he designed for skinny women a trikini.

So many people asked me to realize masks matching with my line of bikinis, I didn’t take it seriously but during the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic, a new variation of trikini, with two pieces for the body and a face mask was designed from another Italian designer, Tiziana Scaramuzzo initially she made the “trikini” as a joke but apparentely now is really popular.

So just for fun I create a prototype of Ucan Trikini to make happy all my followers, doesn’t look nice? I just wondering how all sunbathers will looks like with all this tan lines?

Black Lives Matter

BLM Protests Around the World

(photo credit https://www.nbcnews.com)

Today I decided to share this picture, a man saving another man despite the color of their skin.
I’d like to see more or this scenes instead video where a man has been killed during a police arrest.
The man on this photo did a wonderful action at my eyes, giving a great example to everyone especially in this moment when a lot of anger came out for what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis. This heroic gesture is an emblem that we should have faith and hope for the future and believe in our planet there are plenty of people like this man.

As a Buddhist I wanted to share this quote:

“Courage is not always heroic action in a time of danger, it can consist of the persistent, unglamorous effort to do what we feel is right.”

We must always find the courage to speak out in front of an injustice situation.

Who made your clothes?

Of course, you want to know who made your clothes. I want you to know, it’s important to me too. All the bikinis & accessories @u.candesign are handmade ethically ♻️ with care & love, all fabrics are printed in Uk adopting a water-free manufacturing and printing process & all inks are eco-friendly. All of us love fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet. With #fashionrevolution we demand radical, revolutionary change.#FashionRevolution is working to secure radical change in the way that our clothing is produced, sourced and consumed.To knows more about & to support this movement follow the link below

Sicuramente vuoi sapere chi ha fatto i tuoi vestiti, voglio che tu sappia che e’ importante pure per me. 
I Bikini e accessori @u.candesignsono fatti a mano, eticamente con cura & amore, tutti i tessuti sono stampati in UK utilizzando una produzione & stampa water-free🌀tutti gli inchiostri sono eco-friendly.
♻️
Tutti noi amiamo la moda, ma non vogliamo che il nostro abbigliamento sfrutti le persone o distrugga il nostro pianeta. 
Con #fashionrevolution chiediamo un radicale, rivoluzionario cambiamento.

#FashionRevolution sta lavorando per garantire un cambiamento radicale nel modo in cui i nostri capi vengono prodotti, acquistati e consumati.
Per sapere di più e supportare questo movimento segui il link : https://www.fashionrevolution.org

Face coverings can reduce COVID-19 transmission risk: study

“A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian clinicians tested the effectiveness of seven types of face covering—including medical-grade and home-made masks—found that they could all potentially help limit the spread of COVID-19.”

We are all facing a very surreal time, today my thought is going not only for all the affected about the pandemic around the Planet, Covid19 is making more victims then we think, this is why every day I try to do the difference supporting the local business. I choose to buy a coffee take way from a little shop down the road, to buy a pizza take away and go shopping from a local trader instead to go to the big stores, we all can make the difference.
I month ago I launched a campain to rise some money for NHS, I gave my little contribute making this face masks with some of my fabrics. I want to say thank you to all my contacts in UK that gave their contribute to NHS getting one of my mask, I hope to have made a more colorful & beautiful day.

NEW BIKINI SPRING 2020

It’s spring time & like a flower, the idea of this bikini, bloom in my heart.

Here some step how I created this lovely bikini set, I hope you enjoy it.

If you want to know more about it follow on instagram
#ucan #ucandesign #bikini #bikinilover #bikinidrsigner #originalpattern #bespokefabrics #summer2020 #swimwear2020 👙🦄💓👙🦄💓 “STILLNESS IS WHERE CREATIVITY & SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ARE FOUND.” #eckarttolle

 

I REALIZE THIS BIKINI USING THIS LOVELY ORIGINAL LEOPARD PRINT AND CORAL PLAIN FABRIC, WITH THE REST OF THE FABRIC LEFT I ALSO MADE BRACELET & ELASTIC TO COMPLETE THE STYLE.

 

 

“STILLNESS IS WHERE CREATIVITY & SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ARE FOUND.” #eckarttolle