In the navy: Sway Lights by David Derksen

Sway Light by David Derksen is an ultra light paper lampshades balance on small heavy bases. Inspired by kites and sails, the lights oscillate when you walk by or give them a little push. A breeze will let it sway gently. The paper lampshades owe…

The Book of Palms: 1400 miles through the Amazon

Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), was a professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden. Somewhere between 1823 and 1853, von Martius published his groundbreaking book, “Historianaturalis palmarum: opus tripartitum” (Natural History of Palms: a work in…

Let’s go Bananas

In sunshiny Barcelona, in the El Born area opposite to the famous Mercat del Born, restaurant and bar Bananas is located. Here interior designers Yolanda Vilalta and Helena Jaumá created a playful atmosphere that will turn grumpy pessimists into lively stargazers. The establishment is divided…

Fiesta Flexiteriano

Flax & Kale — ‘restaurante healthy flexiteriano’ — is situated in the northeastern part of the old Gothic city of Barcelona, close to the university and not far from Plaça Catalunya. Do not expect paëlla, calamares or jamón platters: twenty percent of chef Teresa Carles’ menu…

Francesco Librizzi gives form to light

Setareh, this is the name of the family of lighting fixtures that Francesco Librizzi, a young Sicilian architect working in Milan, has designed for the first time for FontanaArte. Nevertheless, in a way the lamps refer to iconic  Italian design lamps from the 1960’s and…