The Marble Trend: My Abuelita Does it Better

Blogpost AKA: MTV CRIBS Abuelita

Words & photos: MP

Retouch: Gala

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La tendencia mármol: La Casa de mi abuela es transgresión

Hace más de tres años que estamos en esta. Todo instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Fotolog (RIP), y la red social que se les ocurra está plagada de imágenes de flat-lays con mármoles blancos y peonías. El mármol es de los materiales más versátiles y lindos que existan en esta tierra, y la humanidad lo sabe desde hace mucho tiempo. Pero obviamente, esto no hay que avisárselo a nadie, no hay nada nuevo bajo el sol, si re-versiones de objetos y usos nuevos de la “estampa” marmolada.

El marmol es sinónimo de limpieza, pureza, naturaleza y a la vez, de lujo y sofisticación. Nunca se va a ir, si, ni siquiera cuando se vaya Mirtha Legrand. Obviamente, hay usos muy controvertidos de este noble material, pero vamos a solo hablar de los lindos. En estos días, yo MP estuve durmiendo en lo de mi abuela. Es una casa en el medio de un parque enorme, lleno de palmeras, ginkgos, arbustos, caminos de piedras y adentro de la casa, viven ella (81 primaveras) y su hermano, mi tío abuelo que tiene 89 y sabe usar mejor la computadora que todos nosotros juntos. Desde que tengo memoria, que me gusta TODO lo que tiene, y me lo quiero robar, bah, como todas las nietas del mundo. Pero ahora que estoy armando mi casa además quiero robar muebles, y es ahí cuando noté la cantidad industrial de objetos y muebles de mármol, en diferentes pulidos y hasta casi en bruto, y con la ayuda de Gala que le dio a mis fotos un toque artístico para que no quede como que las sacó un chiquito de jardín, les abro las puertas de la casa de la One & Only.



Everyone has been crazy about marble prints for around three years. The whole Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and any social network you may think of is plagued with flat-lay images picturing white marble and peonies. Marble is one of the most versatile and beautiful materials in the earth, and humanity knows this since forever. Obviously, nobody needs to be notified of this as there is nothing new under the sun, but there are revisitations of objects and new uses of the marble stamp.

Marble is synonym of cleanliness,purity, nature and at the same time, luxury and sophistication. It will always be there. Yes, even in your afterlife, or better, even after every single Kardashian in the phase of the earth has ceased to have an instagram account.

There are obviously some controversial uses of the noble material but let’s just talk about the nice ones. During the past days, I, MP, was crashing at my Abuelita’s. It is a grand surrounded by a super nice garden full of palm trees, gingkoes, bushes, pine trees and I have lost count of the other tree species that my Abuelita has given a home here to. The stone paths lead to a house in the shade where she lives with her 81 years young, together with her brother, who is 89 and knows how to work a computer better than anyone I know.  Since before I can even hold a recollection about it, I admire everything over here, and I want to steal half (like every grand-daughter around, pretty generic I know). But now that I am slowly decorating my house I also want to steal furniture from her, and that is when I realized  that she is up to the top of objects, countertops, and whole furniture pieces made from marble in different kinds, sorts and cuts. With the help of Gala that aided me to retouch the photos so they could look arty and not like being taken by a food-poisoned toddler, I give you: the house of the One & Only, Abuelita.




No shame in my game.

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