Sunday, 13 August 2017

WALALA X PLAY @ NOW GALLERY

http://www.qtiwa.com/2017/08/walala-x-play-now-gallery.html

Before I even start this post, I highly recommend you follow NOW Gallery on Instagram! If you live near North Greenwich, love art & live music (who doesn't) there is always something happening. The last time I visited was for the 1000 Irises installation, you can read all about that here *smiley face*

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Barcelona Picture Diary!

This post is so over-due it's embarrassing! So a couple weeks ago I mosied on over to Barthelonaaaaaa! It was a pretty intense seven days that literally changed my whole life but that'll be another post *pre-meditated click bait* ;) Yes, it was a great seven days of carefree living with several helpings of sangria and seafood!
Before travelling I had it all planned out that I'll be eating out everyday and visiting not-so touristy galleries and being that lame but really not lame "I want the real experience" gal. But I feel, unless you know a local (which I didn't) or lived there (which I don't) you can't do that. (If you have well done)

http://www.qtiwa.com/2017/08/barcelona-picture-diary.html
 (Me looking cute at Park Guell)
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

*ENDED* Rebrand: Spectrum Brushes And Beauty Goodies Giveaway!

Hello! Welcome to www.qtiwa.com! Thank you for visiting my page, ‘tis much appreciated!

You may have noticed the slight change of my URL! It's okay, don't cry, I'll still be parodying the so-called Caucasian lifestyle within my posts and on my Instagram *cough* follow me *cough*. I did have very mixed feelings about changing my URL but I think I made the right decision. Caucasianlifestyle.com is hilarious, it was my first ever domain so it will always have a place in my heart... on the other hand I have to constantly explain the reasoning behind the name (which is fair enough but tiring).

Before I carry on with the reasons behind my rebrand, let’s just admire God’s work in the picture below, yeah - even dem toes, God makes no mistakes…

Qtiwa Rebrand: Spectrum Brushes And Beauty Goodies Giveaway
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

6 Signs That You're Officially Adulting

 So a few days ago I did something all by myself, yes, without the help of papa or mother dearest! This something will be point numero uno of this post because I definitely felt like "whoa.... I'm an adult" thus inspiring me to write these points.... so here goes, 6 signs that you're officially adulting!

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Is He Actually Into Me? 6 Signs He's Really Not That Into You.

Without sounding bitchy or cruel, if you're currently questioning whether "bae" is into you - then he's probably not. You're a queen and if the person you're seeing doesn't appreciate you enough for you to think "haha yeah of course he's into me" immediately after reading the title, you may need to call it quits. 
Don't get me wrong, some girls (myself included) like to question relationships just to hear what you want to hear. I genuinely see myself being happily married 20 years and asking my husband if he actually loves me in the style of the hilarious meme below.


Is He Actually Into Me? 6 Signs He's Really Not That Into You.
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Loving Myself & Gaining Self-Confidence

Loving Myself & Gaining Self-Confidence

Hi! Firstly, I'd like to thank you for stopping by. I really wasn't sure whether to write this post but I thought why the hell not, I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. It is a bit of a touchy subject and the last time I spoke to one of my closest friends about self love it brought me to tears buuuuuuuut I'm not here to write about that. I want to talk about how I've been learning to love myself (it's going pretty well!)

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Friday, 17 March 2017

The Iris @ NOW Gallery



I went to see the falling flower installation a few days ago, straight after work. The exhibition closes at 7pm during the week, I arrived at 6:15pm so I was pressed for time. I spent just under an hour staring at the hanging, dying flowers, all 10,000 of them. I really wish I visited on the first day as well as recently, that way I could've seen the difference and change.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

7 Things To Do In Bali

7 Things To Do In Bali

I was so unsure about what I wanted to do after graduating university, it was either stay in London working in retail part-time whilst finishing my internship or move back home (Manchester) and look for a graduate job without worrying about my part-time hours on minimum wage keeping me afloat month after month! As It was I was so stressed with my dissertation deadline getting closer and closer, staying up ‘til 6 in the morning researching. Don’t get me wrong I ADORED my dissertation topic but it was hard work.
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Do Ho Suh: Passage/s Exhibition

Hello Art Lovers! Thanks to my timeout app, I was able to get in line at the Victoria Miro Gallery to see what might be the most detailed handmade installation ever. Yes. Ever.
Do Ho Suh: Passage/s Exhibition

“I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces.” – Do Ho Suh
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Saturday, 4 March 2017

teamLab Transcending Boundaries Exhibition


Hello and welcome to my blog!
I didn't want to bore anyone with a post explaining what to expect and why I started doing this yadda yadda yadda, that's what my about me page is for.

Straight to the post. For a long while I have been obsessed with teamLab and their breathtaking exhibitions. So when I was notified that they're having a two month pop-up in London I HAD to be there! There are a few slots available, feel free to book here before it's all over. I knew I'd be in awe and would want to do it all over again, so I booked twice *clever*.


The concept behind this exhibition is transcending boundaries a.k.a removing the boundaries between artworks. The brochure read:

"In the mind, there are no boundaries between ideas and concepts, they are inherently ambiguous and influence and interact with each other. In order for ideas and concepts to be expressed in the real world it is necessary to have a physical material substance through which they are mediated. Boundaries are created when ideas and concepts are materialized in the real world.
Within the digital domain, art is able to transcend physical and conceptual boundaries. Digital technology allows art to break free from the frame and go beyond the boundaries that separate one work from another. Elements from one work can fluidly interact with and influence elements of the other works exhibited in the same space. In this way, the boundaries between art pieces dissolve." 

Pretty cool if you ask me.




In total there were three rooms but because all slots were strictly timed - we only had 20 minutes and for that reason I found myself spending majority of my time in the butterfly and waterfall installation. The whole room was interactive, the walls, the floor, everything. As you can see from the pictures above the scenes changed, a waterfall flowing from the ceiling to the ground with its water spilling across the floor but parting when interacted with and butterflies flying around whilst flowers grow but both die if touched. Amazing. 

Of course I had to take a selfie, I call this one "space and galaxy realness". One day, I will visit Japan and Taiwan to see the even bigger and prettier exhibitions!

Abby x
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