How fun are these little creatures! You can find them at the good machinery an Italian based etsy shop .
This year for Christmas, my boyfriend and I decided to skip the gifts and traditions and head to Barcelona for a simple and sweet christmas the Catalan way :) We explored the city in the most beautiful weather, and ate tapas after tapas. The highlights of our trip were by far the Gaudi architecture scattered throughout the city. My personal favorite of his is the Casa Batillo. I love how the exterior is molded in a skeletal form and the upside down heart noses for the skull like balconies. After a long day of roaming around, we would stop for a local beer ( Estrella! ) it’s one of the best beers I have ever had. Light and crisp. But be sure to have it with spanish olives!! I wish I could find that combo here in New York… Our favorite areas for vintage clothes shopping, art, and bookstores was for sure El Ravel. It was kinda the more hipster/alt scene. Also, where the MACBA and CCCB are conveniently located. Some of our favorite places for tapas in the city are: Tapas 24 ( get the ruso salad and crochets! ) , Safra 18′ ( get the black squid ink paella ) and make sure to get the Christmas Chicken at Origens! Also, don’t forget to check out the store Vincon for really great home and office design products.
While enjoying the twinkling lights and charming Catalan Christmas, I couldn’t help but to notice all the lovely and varying tiles used throughout the city of Barcelona. I found these tiles mostly used in common or public squares, busy sidewalks, park benches, terrace walls, and decorative details on facades. I loved how different they all or from each other ranging from clean lines and geometric patterns, to broken gradients, and of course the trademark Barcelona flower tile – I found them so sweet . Click on more to see all :)
Last year at this time I was in Ha Long Bay Vietnam, visiting some of the coolest caves I’d ever laid eyes on! Just stumbled across the pic’s and thought I’d share with you :)
Isn’t she a gem! We’ve been noticing the clay geometric bead trend and think it’s an amazing idea. Click below to see how we made our own!
I got the opportunity to help design the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of The Block Magazine with the art director Mickey Pangilian. The theme of this issue was 90′s minimalism, so Mickey looked at a lot of Ray Gun for inspiration. I still can’t get over Guy Aroch’s amazing shoot with Ashley Smith. Take a look!