The ever-cosmopolitan city of Barcelona continues to reign as the cool Catalonian destination pinned between the Mediterranean and an utterly chic urban scene, like along the glamorous boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia (Paseo de Gracia) in the district of Eixample.
Architect, city planner, painter, interior designer, writer, editor, photographer and amateur film-maker. Le Corbusier was a multidisciplinary artist who amazed the world with his creative power and unconventional ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
Mention the words “pavillion” and “Barcelona” in the same breath and undoubtedly you’ll think of Mies Van Der Rohe’s magical project erected for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929 (demolished in 1930 and subsequently rebuilt by these wonderful people between 1983 and 1986). Whilst we couldn’t help but draw a parallel, this wasn’t actually the pavilion we had in mind when writing this post. Being heavily into interiors and always on the lookout for interesting and unique products, a recent visit to Barcelona lead us to the much talked about Roca flagship building on the Carrer de Joan Güell.
The essence of Swiss Ski resort Saanen in the Canton of Berner Oberland, is, despite rubbing shoulders with glitzy village of Gstaad, all about the fusion of Bernese chocolate box allure dating back to the 16th century and cultural sophistication, a sort of Alpine menagerie of Bergkäs, fab wooden clad restaurants and concerts by former local resident, Yehudi Menuhin. Read the rest of this entry »