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Monday June 30th, 2014

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Bright and Airy in Madrid

Four years ago, when Margarita and Antonio found this apartment in Madrid, Spain, they knew it would be perfect for their growing family – after a few renovations, that is. But because the apartment had been built in 1932 and designed by renowned Spanish architect, Antonio Palacios, it was an historically protected building, and so…

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Monday April 21st, 2014

Friday August 23rd, 2013

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A Mediterranean-inspired Spanish beachhouse

For most of the week, Federico Gimenez lives  in Almería, a Spanish city with a population of 150.000 that boasts a moorish fortress, a cathedral and a port. But whenever he can pull free from his graphic design job and city life, he drives 40 minutes away to his Mediterranean beach house,  in the heart…

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Monday February 14th, 2011

Monday February 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: judy kaufmann

sneak peek: judy kaufmann

Chilean illustrator Judy Kaufmann now calls Barcelona home. After experimenting in several styles of illustration and working in different design studios, she decided that freelancing from home was the way to go. The home she shares with French sculptor and boyfriend, Marc, is located in a modernist architecture neighborhood called Eixample in a building built…

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Monday December 20th, 2010

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sneak peek: casa radas / MisMAS

sneak peek: casa radas / MisMAS

Five years ago, Cecile Carré founded MisMAS, an interior design studio, and adopted the concept of interior design for everybody. Based in Barcelona, the company provides a tapas-style “menu” with a lot of “plates” to choose from, depending on your budget. As with Cecile’s own home, “Casa Radas,” MisMAS mixes contemporary design with old things,…

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Monday December 6th, 2010

Monday September 20th, 2010

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sneak peek: lila & tom

sneak peek: lila & tom

Kathleen Boonen is half Belgian and half Dutch, a stylist and a former editor for Vogue and Elle, and Jan Donhardt is a German who grew up in Ibiza and provides the entrepreneurial vision behind the couple’s agency, Lila & Tom. The two met in the south of France and together gave birth to Lila…

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Monday April 5th, 2010

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sneak peek: rocío fueyo

sneak peek: rocío fueyo

rocío fueyo, an advertising art director in madrid, spain, has always had a love for interior design.  longing to decorate a blank space from top to bottom, rocio’s all-white apartment became the perfect opportunity. the neighborhood where rocío lives, malasaña, was originally created as low income housing, but has become the “it” place for creative…

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Friday May 8th, 2009

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sneak peek: blanca gomez

sneak peek: blanca gomez

today we’re traveling to madrid to the home of the talented illustrator blanca gomez of cosas minimas (which translates to “tiny things”). her work is often described as colorful, playful and whimsical, so it’s so fun seeing those bits of fun work their way into her home (which doubles as her studio). we’re so glad…

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Monday March 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: alan the gallant {ana}

sneak peek: alan the gallant {ana}

whenever i think of barcelona, i can’t help but think of one of my favorite movies, l’auberge espagnole. while much more sophisticated than the “catch all” apartment of foregin roommates in the film, ana montiel’s (the “an” and designer/artist of  alAN the gllant) just says barcelona to me. i completely envy her view out to…

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sneak peek: alan the gallant {alex}

sneak peek: alan the gallant {alex}

today’s first sneak peeks give us an inside look at the triple treat behind the barcelona-based multi-talented design and pattern boutique, alan the gallant. alex bedoya makes up the “al” in ALan and heads up the business development side of things. originally from ecuador, alex has lived a bit of a nomadic life with time…

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