These days, i wonder why it has taken so long to discover a way to create what’s been inside me for many years. For as long as i can remember myself, i’ve been inspired by anything magical, sparkly, supernatural, out of this world. I was 10 years old, walking to school with my nose stuck inside Harry Potter not looking where i went. During class, the book was always open, eager to be a part of that magical world and not the boring reality.

I always dreamt of something more, that magic was real and that if i found a way to make it part of my life i would feel special, complete. Daydreaming, more books and movies and i was always starring in supernatural adventures in mind. Starting the cocorrina account earlier this year, has opened the door to a whole new creative universe. But what’s more, is all the incredible people iv’e and the chance to connect with. Incredible people that believe in magic as well, are inspired by the universe and see how golden our energy is. To each and every one of you following along, i absolutely adore you and thank you for being part of this universe i’m creating.

Now, not only i have my own magical corner in this world, but so many plans to bring this magic to you as well. Many designers aspire to be teachers, do podcasts, create organisations, empower women. All of which i admire so much. Me? I just want to create magic. Whether that’s through the brand identities i design, the stories i get to tell, the people i connect with and now this little shop we’re preparing.

I know i’ve been teasing a lot on the grid and stories, and for now that’s all i’ll be doing. You see, i started this account just for inspiration and you’re catching all the ideas -i literally saw in my dreams- at the very beginning of their creation. While i wanted to create just one thing only for the shop, i find myself wanting so. much. more. I feel like all these ideas are going to burst and there’s only one way to stay sane… to bring them all to life. There’s something so fulfilling to see what you’ve had in mind take shape and becoming an actual thing. So this is what we’ve been making.

Magical little bottles, full of potions, art and more magic. I wish there were ways to tell you without spoiling or revealing anything, but i’ll just stop here and say i’ve never felt more inspired in my life.

Happy 2017 dear friends!! Stepping by quickly to wish you all the best for a wonderful brand new start! First day and i dare to say it feels amazing! We spent our morning spreading glitter while making this little gif and still cannot take it off. Now that’s a glittery start right?

 

New Year’s Eve, was probably one of the best yet! Happiness, love and our friends surrounded us. A delicious meal, a little bit of wine, conversations and game. And the best of all, a little baby kicking in my belly reminding us that we weren’t alone! My heart is full, and i truly hope you’re feeling the positivity in the air for 2017!

I don’t know about you, but the past days the heat has been killing me! Although the house is high up in the mountain, and practically in a good shade (from our almond tree), AC’s are a must and we haven’t installed them yet.  True story; Theo woke up a few days at 1am to… Read more »

I don’t know about you, but the past days the heat has been killing me! Although the house is high up in the mountain, and practically in a good shade (from our almond tree), AC’s are a must and we haven’t installed them yet. 
True story; Theo woke up a few days at 1am to have ice cream in order to feel better. He’s doing ice creams, i’ll work my way with some frozen smoothies. While scouting recipes, i found this one that had me drooling for hours. Ingredients are easy to find, and this is going to be my first smoothie ever! Hope you’re beating the heat this week friends! 
recipe from Cafe Johnson | illustration by Cocorrina

This is the week that we -finally- are putting some art and photos on the wall. Naturally, nothing was ready from my side! I’ve changed and then changed again my mind on what quotes i want to write, what would inspire me etc. Eventually we agreed that we want to create some actual art on… Read more »

This is the week that we -finally- are putting some art and photos on the wall. Naturally, nothing was ready from my side! I’ve changed and then changed again my mind on what quotes i want to write, what would inspire me etc. Eventually we agreed that we want to create some actual art on canvas. That would be obviously.. something abstract! 
One of my latest inspirations, has been Melanie Martinez. I bet most of you know her.. or not! but she’s just amazing. I’ve been listening to her songs for the past couple of days on repeat, hoping not to drive Theo crazy. After all, who hasn’t a dark twisted side in them? 
But back to the classics, commonly normal quotes to hang on your walls, i did a home sweet home, because, well duh, and a you’re my adventure, because he is. 
I’m always more than happy to share the high quality prints with you (A3 that is and can be printed A4 and Letter i guess) and as you’ve noticed i never add a copyright because it’s just ruins the aesthetics, and you can always remove it on photoshop. It has come to my attention that a few of my designs are here and there on websites that shouldn’t be, so personal use only you guys, play with the rules! 
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I’ve been using the word kind way too much on my graphics the past year. Truth is, kindness is the most important trade. Even Cinderella’s mother said it (yes i saw the movie last night). Haven’t done these totems in a while now, and felt like it was good word to practise on. I wanted… Read more »

I’ve been using the word kind way too much on my graphics the past year. Truth is, kindness is the most important trade. Even Cinderella’s mother said it (yes i saw the movie last night).
Haven’t done these totems in a while now, and felt like it was good word to practise on. I wanted this one to be a bit more free spirited, with lots of curves and details, suns, making it feel.. well kind 🙂 While i was designing i was thinking to myself.. aw it’s so adorable! like it’s smiling back to me lol. No? 

This and the last week, i’ve been battling with time. I’ve had loads of days in the past where i prayed for more hours in the day, but never like this.  There’s so much to catch up with, house, work, feeling tired, battling for some me time, needing a change.. a facelift, something. I know,… Read more »

This and the last week, i’ve been battling with time. I’ve had loads of days in the past where i prayed for more hours in the day, but never like this. 
There’s so much to catch up with, house, work, feeling tired, battling for some me time, needing a change.. a facelift, something. I know, you’ll say i just moved into a paradise like house. Truth is, we’ve hadn’t had the chance to actually enjoy it just yet. Hopefully in a couple of weeks, we’ll be feeling more like home.
So i decided instead of stressing out so much, i should just take it all with my own pace and smile my heart out at every obstacle. And i urge you to do the same. 
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And oh boy, you can ask me any time how i’ve almost lost my mind. Finding balance when working from home can be super tough. I’ve found myself not leaving the house for weeks, staying in my pjs, messy hair, no make up and just working. Which, i know, to most will sound ideal, and… Read more »

And oh boy, you can ask me any time how i’ve almost lost my mind. Finding balance when working from home can be super tough. I’ve found myself not leaving the house for weeks, staying in my pjs, messy hair, no make up and just working. Which, i know, to most will sound ideal, and in a way is.

I’ve experienced the toughest stage of it, this week. With the moving, chaos everywhere, and working at the same time, i’ve been stuck inside, and it can just drive you crazy. Now it really changes from person to person on what refreshes them, but i believe there are a few things, that will do for most of you.

get pretty

This is my number one and first on the list. Nothing will you feel refreshed than a nice shower, putting something nice on, and get your hair done. Even if your cat is the only one to see you. You’re doing it for yourself, not neglecting the things that make you feel nice.

change your routine

From times to times. There are weeks that i eat breakfast in the living room, and others that at the balcony. Sometimes i take a shower in the mornings, others in the evenings. Switching your routine will make your days interesting, and why not get adventurous and do something for your self, or take a walk? 
take breaks 

Regularly! Even if it’s just after an hour or two. From five, to fifteen minutes, for a snack, a quick walk, or to sit on the couch, stretch and take a nap. You’ll feel much more inspired and less tired within your day.
make time to socialise  
No matter how your schedule looks, make sure there’s one or two days that you stay away from your computer / phone. For me it’s the weekend, and i make sure to make the most of it. See friends, go for a walk, visit a new place, do something different, interact and see people. 


meditate / exerscize 

With the last and most important, exercise. Signing for yoga classes has been the best thing i’ve done in a long time. Not only it gives me three hours in a week to change scenery, it also good for my body. Stretching and feeling more healthy, rather than rotting on the chair.

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