Sichang Island. Thailand

Exploring Sichang island in Thailand. As its name says, island is an isolated place and that’s great for creativity. Many artists chose islands for inspiration.

Being isolated reduces the chances of finding irritating people (or people in general). If one day an irritating organism appears in your way and makes you angry for whatever reason, that means your awareness level is poor. Even if you have to make effort to ignore it, that also demonstrates a not enough level of awareness. See that unbalanced organisms not as an enemies but as a trainers for your awareness. Once you are calm and better person the victory is instant and overwhelming. It will also confuses them sine they expected angry as an answer and it’s fun.

Anyway Thailand is not a place with those kind of people, just the opposite. Incredible good souls everywhere.

Btw, I love indigo color more and more everyday 🎈


The Nautilus Manuscript for sale

The goal of this notebook is to reproduce my journals in a way people from all the world can have them in their hands and feel the same touch, size, cover and paper than the originals.

Tittle: The Nautilus Manuscript / El manuscrito Nautilus
Size: 14 x 9 x 2,5 cm
Number of pages: 208
Paper: Vergè (laid) 100g/m2
Cover: Hard, black color and real leather
Bookbinding: Bound by hand

Produced in small batches. Check availability before placing an order.

Price: 325 EUR

Each copy is numbered and signed.
International certified shipping included.
IVA/VAT included in the price, when applied (inside European Union).
Shippings to worldwide.

How to order:

There are 3 ways:

1. Email me to naranjacorreo@gmail.com to place an order. Worldwide shipping from Europe.

2. For USA 🇺🇸 customers you can also buy directly here:
Amarillo Stationery is an online shop based in USA. 
You can pay directly in USD. Domestic shipping from Chicago.

3. For Japan 🇯🇵 customers you can buy directly here:

Wanderlust is an online shop based in Japan.
You can pay directly in JPY. Domestic shipping from Japan.


A few years after the release of The Orange Manuscript my second published notebook is now a reality.

A very personal project made with pleasure and full passion. Countless iterations to take care of every detail extended the process a lot of time. But it was worth, finally. 

When I was offered to publish it under a few of those "top publishing houses" I thought this would save me a lot of manufacturing work and headaches. However industrial process can't guarantee valuable details and accuracy. Mass production often kills the essence and that's exactly the key in this case.

Therefore I decided the production to remain full manual. This is time consuming and brings much higher costs and headaches but the result keeps the soul of my original notebooks. As I always say, making your own notebooks adds a unique and special feeling and link.

I found a small workshop with good professionals who take care of the bookbinding process, specially working with the laborious leather cover. Slow method but worth.

As for the printing I did numerous tests. I chose the best of the best and the print quality shocked me every time I see closely. Really magic! Thanks to the experimented good man from the printer who helped me a lot to manage some main guidelines in the beginning.

And the new baby is THICK.

The Nautilus Manuscript is facsimile, a replica which collects copies of my written pages from 2015 to 2019. Notes, ideas, memories, experiences and difficult to catalog stuff fill the pages. Many of these spreads can be seen in the draft or finished along my posts in Instagram. It's written mostly in Spanish and some pages in English. All full visual.

Here an overview of all the pages together and some samples:

I'm so happy to complete this personal project and now I can share it with the world.
Many thanks for reading.

Extra! @skybambi recorded this nice video flipping pages when she received her copy. 
You can watch it full here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyVTIUhu8M/
Or bellow in 5 parts:


Guided evolution drives to flight

How has nature found a way to flight? Many ideas around this question but somehow looks like there is a guided evolution in the process.

Changes in Bangkok style

I don't discover anything new when I say Bangkok has an unique aesthetic. Many details define that style and I will not enter in deep here. Maybe I will do in another post because it deserves it. 

Typography, use of reds, whites and dark blues together with tiny cubicles is signature of identity in bus stations. For me that's the feeling of starting a bus trip and happiness. And they expend real tickets! I mean, paper tickets with a few stamps on it.
Times change and now it's easy to see futuristic spaces everywhere. King Power desk in the airport is an example of spaceship design. Also uses reds, whites and blues but the result is cold. Only too clean workers and "office trained" people in the other side of the window. It doesn't provide me warm feeling or happiness at all. 

I guess they expand boring machine tickets, ATM style.