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The Perchök, social design made in Barcelona

We are launching our first product this month, the Perchök. It is a hanger for people who have a wall to install it on, made by people who experienced homelessness. Having a purpose and feeling useful is crucial to leaving life on […]

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Why we don’t have a TV

Maybe once a year we receive guests that are surprised that we do not have a TV in our apartments (even though we don’t say we do). And, recently we were invited by Airbnb to join the Airbnb Plus programme under the […]

New eco-design catalogue and we are in it

We are happy to be featured in the Catàleg Ecodisseny de Catalunya (Eco-design of Catalonia Catalogue). Check out the online version to find locally made eco-design. We are happy to be featured in the Catàleg Ecodisseny de Catalunya (Eco-design of Catalonia Catalogue). […]

We love books; come and visit our library

We love books, and invite our guests to borrow our favourite novels and books about design, Barcelona and sustainability from our library (photo above). For more book spots in our city, check out The Observer’s “A bookworm’s tour of Barcelona’s librerías”! Among […]

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Let My People Go Surfing by the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, is a great inspiration for our business. We highly recommend reading this if you are not into business as usual!  To get started: 10 Most Profound Passages From ‘Let My People […]

TV3 is filming in our Casa C

Have a look inside our Casa C where Anna Guitart is presenting her favourite books for Tria33 for TV3 (in Catalan).

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Book recommendation: This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs Climate Change

We are big fans of Naomi Klein, and want to recommend her book “This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs Climate Change”. We are excited about the movie too, it is due to come out this autumn. If you want to read more about […]

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Paolo Giordano is in the house!

Italian writer Paolo Giordano was being interviewed by TV3′s Via Llibre in Casa C! He is famous for his brilliant book “The Solitude of Prime Numbers” which Petz enjoyed very much. Watch the interview on TV3.

How bad are bananas? A book recommendation.

We strongly recommend the book “How bad are bananas. The carbon footprint of everything” by Mike Berners-Lee. It is very interesting, well argued, useful and entertaining! It tells and explains you the CO2 footprint of pretty much everything from sending an email to […]

Barcelona around 1900

Researching Barcelona around 1900! Thank you Benjamin Julve for this precious book! You can now find it in our library!  

Ray Anderson, a great inspiration!

Here’s a message from a very inspirational man, Ray Anderson, the radical industrialist who climbed mount sustainability. We recommend his book “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose -Doing Business by Respecting the Earth”. Watch his TED talk “The business logic […]

Book review: La Barcelona del diseño

On our quest to define what Barcelona design is, Viviana Narotzky’s book ’La Barcelona del diseño’ is a must-read.