Tree pits in NYC

Ever since I visited NYC for the first time I have been intrigued by the look of the tree pits.  In most European cities they look more or less the same. The councils decide on the type of tree, brickwork and iron tree guards; therefore there is only one general look around the city. But…

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Terrace in Barcelona – Casa Gracia

It’s been quite a while since the last post. This time of the year is the busiest and most hectic. But Hunt for Design is back. This time I want to show you a small project in Barcelona. Casa Gracia is one of the coolest hostels in the city, if not the coolest one. Jardinets…

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TASCHEN books-Tree Houses. Fairy Tale Castles in the Air

  One of my favourite places for sniffing around is the TASCHEN shop in Duke of York Square (Chelsea). I usually visit the Saatchi Gallery and then have a look around this shop. There are very interesting books all the time; travel, design, architecture. Photography ones are some of the best. So this time I…

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Tim Walker-Somerset House

Here is a small sample of one of the fantastic exhibitions you can see in London these days. My friend Adolfo recommended it to me and it is so worth it that I wanted to share it with you. The exhibition will be open until 27 January 2013 and the admission is free. “Tim Walker…

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David Nash – Exhibiting at Kew Gardens

David Nash is exhibiting his work at Kew Gardens. Not only sculptures but visitors can admire drawings and installations throughout the open spaces, glasshouses and exhibition rooms. From April to September 2012, David Nash worked at Kew using trees that had falled ir died naturally. Building up one of the exhibits at Kew: The main…

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W Barcelona

After a short break in NY, Hunt for Design is back. This time I wanted to share with you this fabulous hotel that has changed and enhanced the skyline of Barcelona. Very controversial at first, there was a considerable amount of people against it. For a start is too close to the sea under Spanish…

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The LowLine-NYC

The High Line in NYC has proven to be a very successful project. Cities like New York lack available space, therefore  finding new and innovative places has developed into this great idea. The High Line reclaimed overground railways and The LowLine will transform an abandoned tube station into a very singular green space. The Lower…

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Maria USB – Luis Eslava

A very kitsch piece. The designer claims this item fights back against the dehumanization by technology. Like a prayer, Virgin Mary will keep our data safe like no other. Visit Luis Eslava‘s website to find many other interesting and unique pieces. “Water for the Frogs” will be the workshop during Tenerife Design Festival.

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Apparatu – Pottery with a twist.

This month there is something going on in the Canary Islands. Tenerife Design Festival will take place between 11th and 14th October. Amongst many activities there are a few very interesting workshops. One of them is the one by Apparatu, a cutting edge pottery company based in Barcelona. “The process began with the deformation of…

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Union Jack Madness

We have witnessed many events during 2012. The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics. The year before, we had the Royal Wedding. Both royal celebrations came with a bank holiday and street parties spred across the UK. Merchandising, souvenirs and lots of products with the Union Jack on them filled the shops all…

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Welcome on board, just relax and enjoy the flight.

Travelling is one of the most enriching experiences and for some of us there is never enough of it. But the process of getting there could be a nightmare in many cases. Once we get the best offer and tickets have been booked, we look forward to departure. Heading to the airport, double check passports…

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The High Line – NYC

This structure was built in the 30s as part of a project called the West Side Improvement. The idea was removing trains from ground level, making this part of Manhattan a safer place. The trains stopped running in 1980. Instead of demolishing the structure it was preserved and transformed into a public park with the…

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