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Creative paleo summer days

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Is there any brave soul who would try our ‘Longest Day’ salad? We named it after last Saturday. Koldo also enjoys preparing portrait-dishes trying to capture the personality of our guests, but such strange things come out. shiftfwd-paleo-2 A summer paleo salad: fetuccini shiritaki Konja (to avoid carbs) slowly cooked in oyster sauce, grilled calamari, shrimp and chives, caramelized tomato sauce with dehydrated cherry tomatoes, plus crispy squid tips battered with pork rinds and crispy cheese.


We found this card on the floor when walking to the lake. It’s supposed to mean good luck!


BBQ & Basque Piperrada

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Who wants to join us for an American barbecue and Basque piperrada?


The colors and smell of peppers make us feel alive


We decided to try Nopales for the very 1st time.



A touch of extra virgin Spanish olive oil. Always!



American, Mexican, Basque, and now… Pineapple & pork skewers for a Hawaiian touch!


Piperrada is served!



With so much barbecuing and party nonsense we missed overnight!

Our trip to Keuka College, NY

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We spent 3 days at Keuka College for the restructure of their whole online experience. It was amazing to work with such inspiring group of people who are really passionate and full of love for their work at one of the most innovative colleges in the USA.


The evening sun entering Keuka College is just magical! But it’s inside the campus where all the miracles happen,


Listening to and learning about the needs, visions and dreams is one of our favorite parts of our work. We’ve been astonished to find how Keuka College and their brilliant people are full of unique treasures to work with. Best case scenario ever!


We felt at home in the guest house by the lake where we spent a few days. Most of the meetings where held here and the atmosphere was cozy. Thanks Pete Bekisz and Keuka College!


The view from the guest house door. Morning coffees were so inspiring!


After pretty intensive meetings, sitting here, just the two of us, talking about our excitement about the project was the cherry on top.



We have such a beautiful memory of working by the lake early in the morning, before the meetings.


Penn Yan, a few miles from Keuka College, has a nice East Coast flavor.


Pastel colors from the old times.



Aged mid-century modern is always so anachronic!


At the local restaurant, we had the best meat ever!. We didn’t order this roasted garlic but they served it as an appetizer.


The mid-century modern supercute Clock of Nations at Rochester airport was designed by Gere Kavanaugh in the 60’s. It was a really nice surprise!!



Traveling back home. Detroit Express Tram reminded us of those futuristic trains in Disneyland!


We were amazed with the Light Tunnel at Detroit’s airport, that connects several concourses at the terminal.


A very relaxing experience which reminded Koldo to his old days in ambient experimental performances.


Arriving at Seattle after a long trip coast to coast makes you feel like embracing the Space Needle!


The beginning of a beautiful creative story with Pete Bekisz and all the amazing people at Keuka College. Thank you guys!

Coast to coast to toast

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Dear diary: I woke up this morning in Rochester; NY with the singing of the birds, then I’m going to bed listening to the cuckoos in Seattle. Today, Naomi and I crossed the US from coast to coast. We have taken two planes, drove two cars, we have seen an anacronic Quaker woman driving a horse cart, a 4 y.o. kid playing piano on a tablet device, two little deer dead on the sides of the roads in New York, a new baby born squirrel in our backyard… all in the same day.

But the image that prevails is this one: Naomi and I, dead tired after such a long trip, toasting and talking on top of each other for hours about all the LOVE that we carry in our luggage. It’s love from an amazing team of people from Keuka college who feel a passion to make our world a little better. Pete Bekisz, a guy with a vision of future from whom we’ve learned so much…Sandra Devaux, our companion designer, such a special artist whose work has been so inspiring… So many stories and individuals full of illusion, proud and passion for their work! Tonight, Naomi and I feel infinitely fortuned because, my friends, there are still so many pretty things to do…

Spanish rice

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Who wants Spanish rice? When the sun is out on Sunday mornings I just cannot resist cooking some rice while listening to Flamenco music. Then Naomi and I sit in the garden, we eat and talk about what could we do next to this crazy world a little happier!

Olive oil for ShiftFWD!

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A lovely client sent us this amazing hand-pressed and local olive oil for Christmas. As I help them put together an organizational chart today, I’m reminded how much people in organizations are like branches, connected and dependent on one another. Just like the olive bush. ~Naomi