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Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

Design studio Estudihac serving horchata. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus

If you ever find yourselves in Valencia, have an horchata (or watch some polystyrene sculptures burn!). We were served plenty at the Valencia Design Week and grew quite fond of thi…

The Valencians Have A Problem: The Falles, Culture vs. Environment

Burning Falla. Photo Credit: Manuel Molines

During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the ‘City of Falles’. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles al…

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…

Simple Rustic, Designer Guillem Ferran Takes on IKEA

Less is more when it comes to Guillem Ferran’s latest collection of furniture he is presenting this week at the Valencia Design Week. Simple Rustic consists of 4 solid wood pieces that are totally screw-less and manufactured locally in Spain. Accordi…

Fresh Products from Valencia; These Designers Know How to Upcycle (Photos)

Yesterday night Valencia Design Week launched one of their new routes in the up and coming barrio of Ruzafa. We bloggers from the FEED discovered lots of fresh talent of which I particularly liked the show Dos de Surtido at the Hat Gallery. Surtido, …

Sonno, The Slow Alarm Clock Lets You Sleep The Hours You Need

For those of you who seriously want to (or are able to) join the Slow Movement, the designers at Ham&Cheese in Valencia have just created an alarm clock that might help you become s l o w. Sonno, a beautiful wooden device lets you sleep the hours you…