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Local Barcelona bar reflects its history

We love renovations like this, that respect the history, the existing materials and even aims for a LEED certification. Barcelona’s Bar Cèntric Canalla opened in 1862 and has just been renovated by Pilar Líbano. For the full story + photos visit diarioDESIGN. Photo by Marian […]

Alemanys5, a stunning apartment rental in Girona

Check out Alemanys 5, a beautiful sixteenth century building in the center of Girona’s medieval quarter that has recently been converted into a very attractive rental option by architect Anna Noguera. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, with sober, clean lines that celebrate essential […]

Off the beaten track in Barcelona

Certain places in Barcelona suffer from mass tourist. But Barcelona is also more than la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. So, the new plan is to divide tourists amongst more places in the city. One such place is Horta-Guinardó, also known as […]

Classic Barcelona apartment renovated

Here’s a beautiful renovation of a classic Barcelona apartment from 1910 where the traditional elements have been respected by its designers Anna and Eugeni Bach. For more information visit diarioDESIGN.  

Upcycled old drawers

We like the upcycled furniture by Reborn Recraft Atelier in the Born (Barcelona). Old drawers have plenty of after-life possibilities, like the Cojonuda Table by Pöko Design.  

Cool spanish design tiles

Barcelona is famous for its tile design. Bussol is a young Catalan company that makes its products from ceramic from la Bisbal d’Empordà and screen prints them in Sant Jordi Desvalls; we can’t get much more local! The tiles are cooked in […]

Teixidors, a company with values

Teixidors is another company from Barcelona whose values we like very much. We create unique, unrepeatable products made with highest quality materials that always follow an entirely manual process. Our project is not a romantic utopia; it’s a work philosophy with a […]

100% recycled and made in Barcelona

We like products 100% made in Barcelona, and if they are 100% recyclable even more so! So we like Boo in Barcelona.  

Chupa chups logo designed by Salvador Dalí

Here’s a photo of one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces: the logo of the Catalan lollipop Chupa Chups! Read the full story via Fast Company The lollipop has even made it into the MoMA collection!  

The Porrón, an eco-friendly way to drink wine!

If you think about it, the Catalan Porrón is a very eco-friendly way to drink wine at big events- avoiding the need to wash glasses, or even plastic cups! It is also fully recyclable at the end of its life. For those […]

Buy bulk in Barcelona, save resources!

In Barcelona, buying bulk is part of the city’s history, and visiting one of these historic shops is a unique olfactory experience. Buying bulk reduces transportation, packaging and food waste, and, now it also looks good! No need for individually wrapped portions, […]

Morro Fi vermuth kit made in Barcelona

In Barcelona we love a good vermut! Especially Morro Fi’s vermuth kit! Best souvenir ever ;) One bottle is designed by Marcel himself, the other by Martí Guixé.  

Barcelona memory game

Here’s a cool Memory game based on the city of Barcelona! The Fotomemorizador by Guía Curiosa looks like a fun souvenir for both visiters and locals. “If we consider two essential elements of the human being —game and curiosity— and we combine them […]

Nephew and uncle do ecodesign

When nephew (designer) and uncle (sunblind craftsman) get together, beautiful eco-friendly and local products appear! Check out El Nebot del Persianer for the kind of products we want to have in our hotel.  

Dine With the Dutch matches guest and local

Want to get to know the real culture of a city? Then just have dinner at a local’s house! Dine With the Dutch matches visitors with locals that offer three-course dinners at their homes. This is a unique way to experience a […]