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Christianna Economou – “All we see is the sea!”

This is the story of an artist, who is seriously in love with her home country, Greece, its rich tradition & folklore and… its fishing boats! I was honestly amazed by this young girl’s deeds and positive outlook on life, who found herself disembarking the 2:00 AM sea-jet on Schoinoussa, wearing bright fuchsia pants and looking out of place, only to win the hearts and respect of the local community within a few months! Christianna Economou (@chrieco29) in collaboration with “Agoni Grammi Gonimi”, a platform that designs and implements educational and social programs in remote areas of Greece, is reviving & documenting local traditions and crafts in the Small Cyclades. Her creations, fishing boats named “Fearless Boats / Καράβια Που Δεν Φοβήθηκαν”, are becoming symbols of local customs re-invention and serve to remind us that we should always appreciate and reflect on a country’s history and past… and that the best journeys in life are made on “Fearless Boats”… Continue Reading

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K-STUDIO a Phenomenal Greek Architecture Firm

I’m so proud to write about K-Studio, an architecture firm based in Athens, Greece, not only because it was established by UCL graduates, Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis, whom I have known since childhood, but more importantly because it has created some astonishing, well-known projects, both locally and internationally. To me, their work over the years is a testament that the Greek talent has no limits. And that creative experimentation and fresh thinking can lead to exciting architectural experiences on every scale and in all aspects of life. Continue Reading

Art & Architecture theFMartini Interviews

Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos on #CycladicYoung

This is what I know about Aliki… She is kind and well rounded; an explorer and a world traveller. She is a hard worker and a serious doer; a loyal friend with a perfect dosage of craziness and brilliant mind. So brilliant and educated in fact, that she captivates me whenever I hear her speak. I honestly forget that she is three years younger than me and I shut up and listen to what she has to say (Yes, that can happen too…!). This is also pretty obvious if you look at our pics, taken during a private tour she gave me at the Museum of Cycladic Art, where she is currently working. Continue Reading

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Christina’s 70’s House

When I first stepped into this house, in the Athenian suburb of Kapandriti,  I thought it must have come straight out of an Architectural Digest cover story.  The owner is none other than my multitalented friend Christina Vlahoulis,

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Cindy Gallop’s Black Apartment

I most definitely had to include this very unique black-themed apartment in my blog. Not only because it has been one of New York’s most famous bachelor pads – ironically owned by a woman Cindy Gallop – and has featured in Law & Orders SUV, Notorious B.I.G’s, “Nasty Girl” video and many other photoshoots, but also because I find its owner, an incredible, dynamic, unconventional and inspirational woman. Continue Reading

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