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CoopNet eco cleaning in Barcelona

CoopNet is on a mission: to dignify and professionalise green cleaning.

We would like to introduce you to our new cleaning staff: CoopNet. It has not been easy for us to find a cleaning service that shares our values because unfortunately it is a fact that the average cleaning company that serves the […]

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How we travel. Mari loves to discover new landscapes and food

With our guests we often talk about places we have travelled to or would like to visit. In the previous article we spoke to Petz who likes to go offline and connect with locals. Mari loves to see new places and meet […]

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How we travel. Petz goes offline and likes meeting locals

One topic that often comes up when we chat to our guests on our terrace, is travelling. So we thought we share with you how we travel when we are not greeting guests at yök. We start with Petz, who loves travelling […]

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Ethical porn with Erika Lust at yök

What a year it has been since the last International Women’s Day! There have been too many (or not enough!?) issues regarding women’s rights in the news, especially with the birth of the #MeToo movement in October. This tiny hashtag managed to give a […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Visitors (and Locals) in Barcelona

After we reflected back on 2017 and shared out intentions for 2018, we also wanted to set some new year’s resolutions for both visitors and locals in Barcelona, to keep up the reasons to visit our city, make sure good business keeps […]

Documentary about Catalan designer Miguel Milá

Tonight at 19:30h TVE Catalunya will show the documentary about Catalan designer Miguel Milá, by local filmmaker Poldo Pomés. For more information, read “Imprescindible el documental sobre el genio Miguel Milá” via diarioDISIGN and “Mira (y aprende con) el tráiler de Miguel Milà, la leyenda […]

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 […]

Alcaldessa, a documentary about Barcelona’s new woman mayor

Alcaldessa is a documentary we went to see this week about our mayor, Ada Colau. It’s the same woman the Guardian wondered whether it is “the world’s most radical mayor”. We found the documentary very interesting and moving, even shed some tears! […]

Heroic Future, let’s build a better future!

Here is someone who manages to inspire and motivate us, to build a better future. Check out planetary futurist Alex Steffen’s Heroic Future project, and see “why we can’t build what we can’t imagine”. Please also listen to Alex explain “why a […]

Our little guests left us a note!

Check out these lovely drawings from our small guests Chiara and Alicia from Switzerland. The top one is us, Mari and Petz, and below the whole family and us, their hosts. So cute!

The making Off of Pedro Azevedo’s video about yök

Here is Pedro Azevedo Dias’ story of the making off his video about photographer Benjamin Julve’s vision of our space. “In the beginning it was definitely very spooky to be inside but as soon as I started to film it, I became […]

This is the Very Best Way to Experience a Foreign City

Check out Nancy Mitchell’s This is the Very Best Way to Experience a Foreign City. A wonderful article which we fully agree on. “The whole point of travel is to experience something different, right? So why do so many vacations wind up […]

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Today we are feeling inspired, and the wanderlust! Check out these 21 amazing hotels you need to visit before you die.  

The Blue Ocean Strategy

What is Blue Ocean Strategy? “Businesses should focus less on their competitors and more on alternatives; they also should focus less on their customers, and more on non-customers, or potential new customers.“ Read about the CitizenM hotel case study. Image: © 2012 Sacha Chua. […]

La Marquina, design made in Barcelona

The Marquina family has just launched this Tribute to Rafael Marquina (1921-2013), the Catalan designer and architect responsible for the award-winning anti-drip oil recipient. Get inspired!