interiors

Sugar or Glass? When Gastronomy Meets Glass, Positive Ideas Crystallise. (Photos)

Chef Christian EscribĂ  making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: Poldo PomĂ©s, oh!BCN

Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual assoc…

A Cork Floor for the Sagrada Familia, Visited by Millions Each Year. (Photos)

Photo credit: Wicanders

Finally, the inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is done. The church, set out to build 125 years ago and expected to be finished in 2026, attracts millions of visitors every year. This is no surprise due to the breathta…

Living Wall Is A Map of Central Park

Images credit Parker Urban Greenscapes

Don’t know how I missed this the first time around. In 2009, LTL Architects designed offices for the The Open Planning Project (TOPP) in New York. The highlight is an 84′ long walnut bookshelf that is a map of …

Hand-Made EcoDesign: A Magical Table, A Napkin Vase And An Elegant Flower Pot (Photos)

Image Credit. Joan Rojeski

Joan Rojeski was back at Valencia Design Week this year, although it turns out that Joan Rojeski is not a person or designer for that matter, but fiction. The Valencia-based designers have made a beautiful short film about …

5 Little Designs That Make Life Nicer, Fresh from the Valencia Design Week (Photos)

Papercraft Hospital exhibited at Valencia Design Week, designed by Lobulo Design. Photo credit: La Merienda

Different themes seemed to be embedded in the Valencia Design Week. After spotting 6 great wooden flat-pack designs, I also found these little…

6 Great Wooden Flat-Pack Designs Spotted at Valencia Design Week (Photos)

The Desmon chair by Oriol Barri. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus.

At the Valencia Design Week I spotted quite a few new flat-pack ideas, of which a surprising number were made of wood. My favourite are Mr Simon’s chairs that fold away into a table to sav…

New Sink Lets You Recycle Your Greywater & Saves Space

At the Gala for the best designs of the Valencian region 2011 by the Valencian Design Association this week we saw a lot of flashy projects but not many that I would classify as best, meaning functional, attractive and eco! The student award for indu…

Ethical Rugs by GAN Make Any Space Cosy (Photo)

Today FEED, the international blogger meeting at the Valencia Design Week, took us on a pleasant visit to GAN, Gandia Blascos’ rug showroom. Laura Mora explained us how all their rugs are hand-made under fair-trade conditions in India with 100% natur…

Dvelas. From Boat Sails To Furniture (Photos)

Just back from Feria Habitat, the main fairground of the Valencia Design Week, I must admit I am a bit disappointed with the larger Spanish furniture companies so far and the lack of innovative good (meaning gorgeous and green) design. However, like …

LZF Lamps, A Charming Visit To Their Factory

For the second year around I have been invited to FEED (the international design media and blogger meeting) by the organisers of the Valencia Design Week. It kicked of yesterday with a rather warm welcoming; a picnic-dinner in the lush garden of the …