My name is Carina, from the Philippines.
Just your standard navel-gazey excuse for personal ruminations disguised as insight, written and created by another girl lost in the world.
Moved to London for a research masters at Central Saint Martins. Stayed on to make candles.
This is kind of where I live.
I make stuff up: carina-santos.com
About Nothing Spaces
Nothing Spaces started as a place to do more long-form blogging (vs. Tumblr reblogs/Twitter vomit) and a place to document my process as I was working on my senior thesis for my undergraduate degree in 2009. It has evolved a lot from that, and I don’t actually end up writing about my thesis very much.
To be honest, this blog isn’t about anything in particular. I guess you could call it my grossly revealing outlet. Anyway, hi. Feel free to send me an email or tweet me @presidents.
Selected Press, or stuff that makes me look like I’m important, probably:
— Reindeer Games by Bea Ledesma for YStyle, 2011
— Lost at E Minor, by Erin Emocling, 2012
— Chalk Magazine Bright Young Manila, 2012
— Preview Creative It List, 2012
— Lomography, by Mayee Gonzales, 2013
— Badass Lady Creatives, 2014
— Young Folks, New Strokes by Nash Tysmans for Young Star, 2014
— Artist Carina Santos on Her Window Installation for HOODWINK by Marga Buenaventura for NOUS by Homme et Femme, 2014
— Location, location, location by Karen Bolilia for GG, 2015
— Flows Take Shape by Coco Quizon for YStyle, 2015
— Natural Connection by Meg Manzano for Northern Living Magazine (Online), 2016
— The New Shapeshifters: A Rogue Portfolio by Rogue and Trickie Lopa for Rogue Magazine, 2016
— Wish You Were Here: Artist Carina Santos takes us to places both foreign and familiar by Jonty Cruz for Rogue, 2017
— All in the Family: Art with the Santos Siblings by Aisha Anwar for Metro Society, 2019
— Creative Questionnaire: “There should be a change in the system that gives value to cultural workers”, by Don Jaucian for CNN Philippines Life, 2020
— Highs and Lows, by Daniella Austria for Kanto, 2021
Nothing Spaces press and mentions, or people still read blogs?!:
— “Most Well-Rounded Blog,” Candy Magazine (March 2011)
— Plus63.net (May 2011)
— 26 People You Might Not Be Following But Probably Should, Young Star (July 2012)
— 15 Blogs Worth Following, SPOT.ph (Jan 2013)
— Finalist, “Future Perfect Blog Award,” Globe #TattAwards (2013)
: some of the work I do
— The Yard: small online store with my sister
— Softly Sometimes: a beauty blog