I'm happy to host The Cat You & Us for "Be My Guest" corner of my blog, cause this blog is one of my
favorites! Damaris and Dani from The Cat You and Us share the most sincere moments of their life that
you can feel "carpe diem" through their captures! Also their cat; Juno is a very important family member
of this lovely blog. So, if you're a fan of cats, be ready to crave for a cat when you read over the posts.
They love to travel, explore their city; Barcelona, laugh with joy and craft whenever they find a concept.
That's why this blog is a place full of joy and inspiration rather than just an online diary. I want to let you
read their answers now and I suggest that you check their blog to see how they are an inspirational couple.
* What do you do for a living?
Both: Photography, blogging, travel, watching movies, crafts and cuddling with our cat Juno are a few of
the things that make our life worth living. And to pay those we have a full time computer-related office job,
hahaha; anyhow we have always flirted on the idea of a freelance photography job.
Damaris: As a Pinterest maniac, I like to be surrounded by pretty things. That’s why I always have new
decoration plans or endless craft projects lists.
Dani: I’m an obsessive guy, periodically I get a new obsession and all my life spins around that thing.
Currently I have read everything there is written about homemade bread/pizza dough. I love to get caught
into that endless learning spiral (sometimes, or always if you ask Damaris, quite useless knowledge).
Juno: She likes to chases sticky things like washi tape. She loathes to touch it but at the same time is
fascinating for her.
Damaris: Because I am a huge movies’ fan, it’s so hard for me to choose only one from my top ten list.
Instead, I would say a TV show: Friends. Challenge to identify a quote ON ;)
Dani: Movie fan here as well. In fact sharing this hobby with Damaris is one of the things making me happy
every day. I’d choose Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola.
* Which song makes you happy?
Both: Our wedding song; “Poscards from Italy” by Beirut. It was our ceremony entrance song, which
we rehearsed several times at home using our bedrooms’ corridor simulating the aisle. The trumpets were
our trigger to cross the door and make the first appearance in front of our family & friends; nowadays that
part of the song make us giggly!
Damaris: My ultimate inspiration is my mom who was the bravest making a life for the two of us by herself.
I also admire all that talented people (which populate the blogosphere!) that are step by step living their
Dani: Although I am going to surely embarrass her, my inspiration in life is my beloved wife, who has the
talent of doing everything beautiful and perfect, seriously! She has a beautiful heart and achieves all she
proposes with skill (and effort!). At the same time, the internet is the best place to meet new talents and
tendencies. Most of our photographic inspiration comes from young photographers we have been following
all this years over the Internet, like Max Wagner, Arrow & Apple, Carissa & Andrew Gallo or Amanda
Jones among so many others.
* How do you describe your style?
Damaris: I adore American 50's dresses (I got married in one!) which I alternate with French stripped
t-shirts & a-line skirts styled with lots of Japanese geek motives. If it wasn’t so far my closet will entirely be
purchased at Shimokitazawa and Harajuku vintage stores (Tokyo) :)
Dani: Damaris usually takes more risk in her styling choices, but I’m more into Lumberjack nerd style.
Juno: Fluffiest nudism.
* If your style is a movie character who would she/he be?
Damaris: Summer of 500 days of Summer meets Amelie.
Dani: Scott Pilgrim will be my reality although my expectactions would be Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones ;)
* If you have a color palette, which colors you put together to create your style?
Damaris: Dani and Juno leave me all alone answering this question as it seems I should have a better
idea of my color palette than they have of theirs. It changes a lot but it usually includes pastels
(current huge obsession with turquoise and pink) and black and white always in form of stripes.
* Where do you live right now?
The three of us live in the lively city of Barcelona.
Both: After a large discussion we have decided to suggest three shops, three restaurants and three must
(local point) visits.
One of our favorite decor shops is Verdejade, a little shop in Gracia; Flamingo vintage, their newest store
at the end of Tallers St.; and finally the MACBA Laie bookstore, for its photography & design books and
little beautiful odds and ends.
Eating is our favorite indulgence and luckily our city has so much to offer in this territory. We have chosen a
representative place of our most usual gastronomies: gourmet burgers at Filete Ruso, located at one of the
trendiest streets; yummy tapas at Bar Velòdrom and hot comfort japanese soup at Ramen-ya Hiro.
If you ever come to Barcelona we would recommend off the tourist track the photography gallery at the
Palau de la Virreina, free entrance and awesome old building; to wander around the streets between Via
Laietana and Avinyó St behind Plaça Sant Jaume (we took our wedding session there!) instead of the
most crowded ones next to the cathedral, and book a visit to Palau Güell, the less known Güell house but
Both: Although our hearts belong at long term to Barcelona, we have butterflies in our stomach at the
thought of living in Brooklyn or Tokyo.
Thanks Damaris, Dani and Juno ♪ ♪ ♫
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