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…

Bar Botanique: Tropical the island breeze

Enter the rainforest realm at Bar Botanique in Amsterdam. Located near the upcoming Javastraat, local firm Studio Modijefsky transformed a former dime a dozen café into a vibrant botanical indoor garden. The bar is covered with plants and little mirrors that reflect daylight on scenery…

10 classic bookcases

Every book collection deserves to be presented in the best way possible. We selected 10 of our all-time favorite bookcases, each with a unique approach in design. 10. Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1960’s) 9. Molteni&C  by Gio Ponti (1956-1957) 8. Tomado bookcase, by A.D. Dekker (1959)…