December 7, 2009
Barcelona is without a doubt one of the coolest cities I have every visited. The level of design in that city is truly beyond anything I have ever seen. From the logos and fonts used on store fronts to the Gaudi architecture along the Passeig de Gracia. There is a design and style that is truly unique to Barcelona. We found some really amazing shops in the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona.
This very cool vintage clothing shop on Calle Doctor Dou.
As Judy at Atlantis Home noted, this coat and jacket belong together…looks like they found each other in Barcelona!
The owner told me these navy blue satin Christian Louboutins were off the runway and never actually produced. They even had the name “Gisele” written on the inside…I wonder…Too bad I couldn’t zip them over my calf. Definitely a Cinderella moment more form the Step-Sister’s point of view.
Edward Scissorhand gloves!
Scarf and fabric weaving artisan shop
Love how they display the scarves
I went nuts in this furniture store. I guess they are not technically antiques, but to see actual Mid-Century modern pieces and not Design Within Reach reproductions was very fun.
A Barcelona Chair in Barcelona!
Saarinen tulip chair in black
More great displays
You want egg? (inside family joke :) )
Lovely Ceramics – very Jonathan Adler-esque
Chrome candle holders
We got a few of these fun chrome candle holders. You can add and stack them in many different configurations. We figured they were the perfect honeymoon treat. One we would always have in our home to remind us of our wonderful trip. The tag said “Nagel”, which I assume was the designer but have not had much luck finding information upon my initial web search.
More Photos of Barcelona
Gaudi Architecture – Casa Milà, or La Pedrera
I can’t believe he was doing this beautiful biomorphic stuff in the early 1900’s. What a visionary.
We also go to enjoy some time with friends who live in Barcelona.
(L-R) Rodrigo, Steve, Me, Justine, and Avery
It was an amazing honeymoon, and that was just Barcelona! More to come…