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Mohair #2 Collection by Datura
After eight years of working in the fashion industry—including a brand under her own name—Majorca-raised Stefania Borras uses her collected experiences to hit all the right marks with her line, Datura. Launched last year, Datura is designed in New...
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Bitmap Blankets
Part of the "So Sottsass" display at London's Darkroom shop, Zuzunaga's pixelated Bitmap Blankets are a bold abstraction of a physical place. Each of the three cities, Tokyo, Shanghai and Barcelona, are photographed and compressed, then woven with...
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The Indoor and Outdoor FollowMe Lamp from Marset
Barcelona is known for its flair—in natural geography, architecture and style of the city's inhabitants. With this in mind, it's no surprise one of the most exciting companies in lighting at the moment hails from the coastal city. Though Marset...
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Odiseo Vol. 2
When viewing adult entertainment through rose-tinted glasses, the longstanding joke about "gentlemen's magazines" is that the pictures are nice, but one subscribes for the articles. While we all know this is hardly the case with most newsstand nudie...
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Emedemarta
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The ethereal yet down-to-earth ethos behind Emedemarta—Dreamt. Made. Loved—guides Barcelona-based designer Marta Marginet in creating her enchanting line of hand-carved jewelry. Her simple aesthetic has garnered...
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Make Lionel Bigger
Judging from their cheeky Kickstarter video, the Barcelona-based creative studio Hungry Castle has a major thing for Flock of Seagulls hairdos, Tom Selleck mustaches, bright pants, popped-collar denim, plastic grandma glasses and general vamping...
DESIGN
Mettsass Relaunch
To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Barcelona Design has just relaunched "Mettsass", a table design by Ettore Sottsass from 1972. The original table marks both BD's inaugural year as well as Sottsass's first design for the company, which would be...
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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: LoSiento
by Gregory Stefano While in Barcelona recently (thanks to Red) we visited Borja Martínez, the founder of LoSiento, a studio that specializes in 3D typography, packaging and product design. Young and imaginative, the small firm is constantly...
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Tres Tintas
Tres Tintas, a Barcelona-based company, was founded by three brothers, Jaime, Mitos and Daniel Bermejo. In part inspired by their father, Jaime Bermejo Sr. whose company Papeles Pintados Aribau has manufactured beautifully printed papers for the...
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Muxu
Barcelona label Muxu designs durable attire suitable for cycling, yet refined for urban environments. Recently launched, they make their limited line of comfortably lightweight shorts, shirts and accessories in Portugal out of cotton and spandex...
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Stick With Me Baby
The Stick With Me Baby stickers from imaginative Barcelona-based studio Herraiz Soto & Co cleverly liven up MacBooks. Playing off the glowing Apple symbol, the stickers come in the form of mos and bros. When you're ready to remove it or switch it...
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Me Hotel, Barcelona
Like most of our favorite hotels, Barcelona's Me Hotel rivals the city itself with the various amenities if offers. The one-year-old Dominique Perrault-designed hotel surrounds guests with glittering steel walls and sliding panels of vibrantly...
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Hotel Chic and Basic Born, Barcelona
For a holiday spent taking in Barcelona's seamless blend of old and new architecture, food and sounds, the sublime Chic and Basic Hotel couldn't be more well-suited. Located in the trendy Born area, it's an ideal jumping-off spot for wandering...
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Illustrator Oscar Giminez
Says Barcelona-based illustrator, Oscar Giminez, of his beautiful line drawings, "I used to be a big fan of fashion illustration. When I started illustrating, that's what everybody was doing, at least in Barcelona. But I get so easily distracted...
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Grand Hotel Central
I had the pleasure of spending this past weekend at the boutique Grand Hotel Central situated in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The Grand has pulled off the rare feat of blending in completely with the city, making a stay in the hotel a perfectly...
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