INTERIOR DESIGN STORE: PINAR MIRÓ

INTERIOR DESIGN STORE: PINAR MIRÓ Situated in the district of El Born adjacent to Ciutadella Park is the tile showroom ‘Pinar Miró’. Not just any purveyor of tiles, Pinar Miró specialises in the famous ‘Catalan’ decorative floor ‘rajola hidráulica’ [hydraulic tile], a floor tile manufacturing technique that dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Once again … More INTERIOR DESIGN STORE: PINAR MIRÓ

EXPAT: HASTA LUEGO

EXPAT: HASTA LUEGO Dedicated to Nina Yunkers It’s almost a month since Philip and I left Barcelona, a terrible dose of the flu that had me feeling so ill that all I could seem to do during the move was put one foot in front of the other, coupled with jumbled emotions over the move … More EXPAT: HASTA LUEGO

DESIGN STORE: nuovum.

nuovum. is a wonderful little find located in the ‘up-market’ side of the district El Raval. My attention was caught at first by the somewhat ‘grotesque’ (which seems too stronger word), certainly ‘alluring’ (in the way of a gargoyle), plaster ‘creatures’ in the window. I was somewhat captivated by them, particularly Hipolito and Ceferino…further investigation … More DESIGN STORE: nuovum.

EXPAT: SIGNS OF DISSENT-A VOTE FOR CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE IS ONLY HOURS AWAY

EXPAT: SIGNS OF DISSENT-A VOTE FOR CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE IS ONLY HOURS AWAY Dissent meaning: ‘the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.’   With only hours to go a very controversial referendum is to be held, against Spanish government law, on the 1st of October, to determine the ‘independence’ … More EXPAT: SIGNS OF DISSENT-A VOTE FOR CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE IS ONLY HOURS AWAY