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RAS Barcelona, An Oasis Of Silence In A City Of Chaos.

17 Nov

On any given saturday afternoon, you can find me at RAS.

A simple concrete space  that, over the years, has become the go to place for all creative minds.Often copied but never reproduced RAS is the original Barcelona design bookstore.

With the symphony of chaos outside- once inside its door RAS, feels like a decompression chamber.  A temple dedicated to those with on a hunt for trends and inspiration. Sitting quietly on Doctor Dou Street, the shop  is unique due to its vast collection of magazines, design books and an art/ lecture space in the back. Just a few steps from the MACBA and CCCB, it has become upper Raval’s  epicenter of art and culture in an area that up until a few years ago, was the sort of place that you avoided at all costs.  With countless books to choose from Ras will make a believer out of anyone.

RAS BCN

C/Doctor Dou 10- Barcelona  _ Tues-Sat 11am-9pm_93.412.71.99

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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