2018 PANTONE COLOUR TRENDS: COLOUR NO. 1 – ULTRA VIOLET COLOUR OF THE YEAR – PANTONE: 18-3838 Now that 2018 has settled in let’s take a look at this year’s Pantone Colours. For the first time there are 12 trending design colours [2 more colours than previous years] and a new category comprising of 4 … More stephenburkedesigns insta #40
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 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: 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