Tag Archives: Blinds

Blinds with personality

27 Sep
Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Llibertad

Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is here, and I am in the mood for some fun. So how about I leave you with some blinds with personality? Some show cartoon characters, while others feature those well-known from real life or fiction…

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Junta de Comerç

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Plegamans

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Grunyi

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Martinez de la Rosa

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Bailen

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Floridablanca

… and some are just made up for the occasion. In any case, I hope you like them! Have a great weekend!

Cartoons and other characters on blinds in Barcelona

Carrer Paloma

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Selling during closing hours

27 May
Merchandise images on Barcelona blinds

Umbrellas and parasols – Carrer Riera Alta

Happy Monday, everyone! I have a busy day ahead, so I’m going to keep this short but sweet… just wanted to share a handful of beautiful blinds with you, that were made with the purpose of selling during closing hours.

Merchandise images on Barcelona blinds

Thick, hot chocolate – Carrer Banys Nous

A great and very simple way to advertise one’s wares with the blinds down, don’t you think? Plus, it adds some interest to the streets when shops are closed.

Merchandise images on Barcelona blinds

Jewellery – Carrer Banys Nous

Oh, and nice art work to boot! Always a welcome thing on a Monday morning – it helps brighten up my day… I wish you all a great start to the week!

Carrer Banys Nous

Men’s shoes – Carrer Banys Nous

Vroom vroom!

14 Jan
Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Martínez de la Rosa

Vroom vroom! Are you ready for a new week? I am, and yes, I’m back! Have a good one everyone!

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Doctor Dou

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Carders

Let’s kick some…

12 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mae and her admirers – Carrer Pas de l’Ensenyaça

Happy Monday! Let’s kick some … this week, shall we? I’m in that kind of mood. Luckily, I have some images to go with that, images of blinds that were painted by Kenor and his pal Pez (you know, the one who does the grinning fishes). But these blinds are not just any old blinds, no! They belong to a shop on Carrer Ferran that specialises in all things  martial arts. Just the thing for me, right now…

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Blue garb vs black belt – Carrer Ferran

Pretty cool, aren’t they, these blinds? There’s more!

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2 gorgeous birds and 1 diamond

9 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Caravelle’s blinds

Funny how you can walk past things and not see them, and then suddenly ‘discover’ them, right? Well that happened to me, when I recently discovered 2 gorgeous birds and 1 diamond. Total stroke of luck. And having my eyes wide open, of course!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Steve did a great job

The 2 gorgeous birds can be found on the blinds of Caravelle (when it isn’t open, naturally – so that means during the night and on Mondays) and were created by Steve Cross.

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Music for your eyes

16 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

A tooting horn and a drink on ice – Carrer de la Mercé

From dusty blinds and a rusty door, I bring you music for your eyes. Drink it in and let is soothe your soul while you imagine the tunes to go with the images…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Soulful recordings – Carrer d’Ataulf

Is it working? If not quite yet, there’s more…

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Two tone

25 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Blush – Carrer d’en Tarrós

Two tone. A term I haven’t heard in a while, but that I feel is appropriate to give this selection of painted blinds a common denominator.

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One eyed girl – Carrer Lluis Vives

I hope you like these two pretty girls (above), the image of paradise (below)…

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Blind ladies

30 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Hair and beauty – Carrer d’en Bot

More and more shops and other businesses are having their blinds painted as a way to advertise, but especially to avoid tags and graffiti. Many blinds depict images of ladies, so I thought I’d share a selection with you today. Here goes: blind ladies

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Having a cuppa at Carrer Cardona

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Artful shutters

28 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Baixada de Viladecols

Today, I feel like sharing something quite special with you: painted blinds and shutters. But not just just any old paint, these paintings were commissioned, and so the result is a series of artful shutters. Enjoy!

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Blind beauty

13 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Canvis Nous

That the humble blind can be a thing of beauty is a fact, here in Barcelona, and today I am going to show you a few examples of blind beauty.

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