A punch of cheer has been beamed onto the face of this vegan restaurant Rayen at Lope de Vega street in Madrid by Eleni Karpatsi, Susan Piquer and Julio Calvo the (fos) trio. It’s a gratifying explosion of yellow paint finding its point of interest from an industrial lamp overhead. The project is called fos to highlight the name of the new born architecture and design superstars based out of Madrid and Barcelona whereas the term means light in Greek and melted in Catalan. Using a blanket of common colored subjects like pineapples, a vase of flowers, and a crooked painted bistro set, they have run the lines of energy on both horizontally and vertically set surfaces waving their flag of fun and unpredictability.

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Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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