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Coolhunting Barcelona_Objeto De Deseo

9 Mar

 

Located in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, OBJETO DE DESEO  has caught the eye of the international magazines and has even made  Tyler Brule take proper notice of this  Wonderland inspired house  of genuine oddities and artistic nonsense.  A  Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities, the store boast an impressive list of global artists and taste-makers housed in one extraordinary pristine setting.

Objeto de Deseo  has become the first object gallery in Barcelona, to carefully curate an eclectic selection of limited edition pieces for the home or office . Effortlessly blending styles in a sort of high-end KITCH, the shop is perfect for those who have a sense of humor when it comes to home decor and are on an eternal quest  for the perfect conversation piece.

 Littered with white pedestals bathed in white light this is a place where Rock and Roll dented ming vases stand silently under white porcelain deers while futuristic garden gnomes vie for your attention and wallet. 

Open Mon-Fri, this avant-guard home accessory emporium  is a must stop for those who collect one of a kind pieces rather than cheap plastic snow globes and magnets when travelling abroad.

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Vinçon Presents The “Pirelli Calendar” Of Shopping Bags

27 Dec

The design force which is Vinçon is a classic store housed in a stunning modernista building on Passeig de Gracia.  Originally the CASA of Ramon Casas, friend (and mentor) of Picasso. The store is a must stop, when in Barcelona. With two floors, an art space and a spectacular terrace- Vinçon is a shrine to design.  Which brings forth design enthusiasts like moths to a sleek designed flame.

It is only fitting that such an iconic store would have an equally iconic bag. Every year  the store releases a holiday version of their bag which has become a holiday tradition for over 30 years.The Vinçon holiday bag has become the equivalent of the Pirelli Calendar. Designed by America Sanchez, these bags have won countless awards for their originality and humour.

2009 HOLIDAY BAG

Mariscal, Latin Pati Nuñez and Sanchez are some of the professionals who have routinely transform business ideas into images of the company  which have left the building and spilled out onto the streets of Barcelona

As far back as 1972 -Vinçon has been awarded the trophy for:” best Laus corporate identity” honoring the graphic image of Vinçon.  Sanchez, who has since become responsible for maintaining the image often re-tweaking the bags, with only subtle changes noticeable to the public. The design of the bags, however, is renewed twice a year and has become somewhat of a collector item for the people who love their Mariscal wallpaper and  Jean Nouvel Chandaliers.

To see the amazing catalogue of Vinçon shopping bags morph through the years click {HERE}

Passeig de Gràcia, 96
08008 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 215 6050

Recdi8_An International Design Treasure Chest In El Borne

23 Sep

logoIf  “design” is your drug of choice; then look no further for a supplier.

Design shop treasure chest  recdi8, will satisfy the urge of even the most jaded cool hunter.

This small store located in the painfully cool neighborhood of EL BORNE,  carries the latest and greatest from such great designers as Tom Dixon, and Barcelona’s latest  “IT”  deisgn force MITE MITE (http://www.mitemite.es/),  whose crime fighting bag made headlines around the world. ( **The crime bag can also be found at recdi8)

The store’s playful approach to design is a welcome sight in an area populated with hipper than thou shoe stores and modern tapaterias. 

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 The brainchild  of owners Alex Baeza, Albert Vuidez, Norbert Frei; recdi8 is a shop that makes design readily available to the masses. With over 15 years of design experience, the shop in the Borne is an extension of their  design firm which has been dressing up Barcelona’s slickest spaces to date.  With an eye for global trends and their calibrated eyes every piece in here is worth it’s weight in gold.

If you are searching for limited edition pieces and unique home accessories; head over to recdi8 and get your fix.

Recdi8_Design Shop:  C/Espaseria 7,  El Borne  www.recdi8-shop.com

Recdi8_Showroom:  C/ Flor del Lliri, 4, El borne www.recdi8.com