DESIGN STORE: la variété Recently I blogged about Design Store nuovum and right next door is la variété, definitely worth a look when considering those interior finishing touches, particularly if you are conscious of the environment and are looking for pieces that represent in many instances hand crafted and sustainable principles. la variété IN THEIR … More DESIGN STORE: la variété
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.
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“Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” Myrna Loy, actress ?
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
TAIMO – Mobiliario y Interiorismo (trans. from Spanish: Furniture and Interior Design) Growing up, I had a friend Jan, who would use the word ‘interesting’ in ‘such a way’ when she came across an idea, opinion or even an item that she had misgivings about, that you were left in no doubt that it wasn’t … More INTERIOR DESIGN STORE: TAIMO
As political tensions escalate in Spain, there is an ever increasing presence of flags on the streets and being hung from the balconies. As a foreigner to this country it can seem awfully confusing to know what each one means and represents, so I thought I would do a little bit of research. 17 Autonomous … More EXPAT: THE MEANINGS OF FLAGS SEEN IN BARCELONA
El Recibidor, a furniture and design store in our neighbourhood, the district of Sant Antoni, brings furniture from the 50’s, 60’s and70’s to life, showcasing the best collection of mid-century furniture, lighting and accessories I have seen to date in Barcelona. Philip initially came across this store and introduced it to me several months ago. … More INTERIOR DESIGN STORE: EL RECIBIDOR