Tag Archives: Colours

Funky tiles

11 Sep

Funky tiles in Barcelona

It is a public holiday here, so just a quick and short post today. Some time ago I spotted some funky tiles on a street in the Sant Antoni area.

Funky tiles in Barcelona

Their indented decorative elements caught my eye for their simple and playful nature.

Funky tiles in Barcelona

I could see myself having tiles like this in my home. Perhaps in a matte version, in shades of black, greige or white…

Funky tiles in Barcelona

Don’t miss tomorrow’s post, for it’s a new installment in the BCN at home series, and I will take you to a cool pad in the Eixample.

Funky tiles in Barcelona

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The colour of Summer

19 Jun
Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Banys Vells

There is no colour that evokes Summer to me quite like the colour aqua does. And after yesterday’s post, in which so many details appeared in this lovely color, I was in the mood for more example of the colour of Summer.

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Sant Francesc de Paula

Aqua is a crisp colour that appears to exude coolness, or like this glass, reminds of crystal clear waters in shallow parts of the sea lapping onto a sandy beach.

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Badajoz

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Àngels

It is also the colour that sets off a suntan like no other colour does, especially for those (like me) who have eyes in green or blue tones.

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Rera Palau

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Santa Anna

Here’s an aqua reminder to myself that I need to get into shape, and (below) a reflection of my love for ice cream – that most summery of pleasures.

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Passatge de Sant Bernat

Just two more days, and Summer will be officially here! Enjoy it to the max, everyone!

Aqua - the colour of Summer in Barcelona

Carrer Jovellanos

Barcelona goes pink

14 Jun
Fashionable pink from around Barcelona

Pretty parasol – Carrer del Pi

Lately I have been seeing pink everywhere. In magazines, shops, the clothes that people wear, and it was even the colour of a pretty girl’s hair! Barcelona goes pink too, just check out these snapshots from around town…

Fashionable pink from around Barcelona

Hot socks – Carrer Grunyí

Fashionable pink from around Barcelona

Delicate sgraffito – Carrer Minerva

Fashionable pink from around Barcelona

Pink chick – Carrer Ciutat de Granada

Is it me, or is pink in fashion? In any event, and whether you like pink or not, have a wonderful weekend! If you are in Barcelona, enjoy Sónar!

Fashionable pink from around Barcelona

Sunrise – Carrer Nou de la Rambla

Simply red

15 May
Red details around Barcelona

Barceloneta

Red details around Barcelona

Estaciò de França

Red details around Barcelona

Estaciò de França

Red details around Barcelona

Carrer Grunyì

Red details around Barcelona

Carrer Roc Boronat

Red details around Barcelona

Carrer Sadurnì

Red details around Barcelona

Port Vell

Orange in Barcelona

30 Apr
Spotting orange things around Barcelona

Palau de la Mùsica

For Dutch nationals around the globe, today is a very special day. The queen is abdicating in favour of her son, and orange is the couleur du jour. I thought I’d join in the celebrations, with images of orange from around this wonderful city: orange in Barcelona.

Spotting orange things around Barcelona

Butano gas – Rambla del Raval

Butano gas bottles are so common in Spain, that their name (butano) has become the adjective of their orange colour. Wrapped around a couple of posts to alert of their presence, bright plastic webbing adds a touch of orange to the everyday.

Spotting orange things around Barcelona

Plastic alert – Carrer Minerva

Spotting orange things around Barcelona

House of Orange – Ronda de Sant Pau

A two-tone jigsaw pattern creates a striking effect on this house of orange on Ronda de Sant Pau, while an FGC sign stands tall, like a beacon, at the base of Tibidabo mountain. For those of you in the Netherlands: happy Queen’s Day! And for everyone else, happy Tuesday!

Spotting orange things around Barcelona

It’s a sign – Plaça John Kennedy

Golden

22 Apr
There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Marbles- Plaça Sant Jaume

Happy Monday! It’s a new week, filled with golden opportunities…  or perhaps just the chance to spot golden details (like these from my archives) around Barcelona?

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Sunrise – Carrer Nou de la Rambla

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Flaky – Somewhere in Gracia

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Fortuitous – Passeig de Gràcia

Have a good one, folks!

There is gold to be found in Barcelona

Golden brown – Tibidabo

Spring at your feet

26 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite presents: EVA vs MARIA SS 2013 collection

Sexy red

From yesterday’s oriental setting, I am taking you to a sub-tropical one today, to show you Spring at your feet! A few of the shoes from the new SS 2013 collection by EVA vs MARIA (whom you might remember from last year’s post?).

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: EVA vs MARIA SS 2013 collection

Nude now

Colourful and sexy, these are hand-crafted leather shoes with an attitude! But that is no surprise, for EVA vs MARIA designs combine both the feminine and delicate as well as the resilient and tough qualities women all have.

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: EVA vs MARIA SS 2013 collection

Wanna wedge?

I love that they are handmade from beautiful leather and have openings at the toes and/or sides, to keep my feet fresh when the weather gets hotter, and already have my green eyes on a pair! What about you? Are there any of these EVA vs MARIA shoes that tickle your fancy?

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: EVA vs MARIA SS 2013 collection

Peep say your toes!

Lovely, aren’t they? It’s pure Spring at your feet! These are just a few shoes from the collection, so make sure to check out the EVA vs MARIA website, as well as the online shop. And to keep up to date on all that’s new with these gorgeous shoes, check out EVA vs MARIA’s Facebook page. You can now also follow them on Instagram.

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: EVA vs MARIA SS 2013 collection

Well heeled

All images: EVA vs MARIA

Red hot!

15 Feb
Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Badajoz

Isn’t red a gorgeous colour? Depends on which shade you are thinking… fair enough! Let’s stick to shades of red hot today and see what examples can be found around Barcelona…

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Martínez de la Rosa

Barcelona Cute Suite

Caixa Forum

Barcelona Cute Suite

FGC Plaça Catalunya

What do you think? Good selection? Do you like red? Which is your favourite shade? I like them all, but my heart goes out to Pippi!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Torrijos

More from Alice

25 Jan
Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Doctor Dou

To wrap up this artsy week I have some more from Alice for you… You may remember Alice from a former post I dedicated to her? Well in recent times I have spotted more of her work on Barcelona’s streets and have been delighted by it. Have a look, and see what you think…

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Joaquin Costa

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Joaquin Costa

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Floristes de la Rambla

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Ferlandina

Do you like Alice’s  style? Does it remind you of another graffiti artist? If it does, let me know. I’d love to hear from you!

Barcelona Cute Suite

Carrer Aurora

I hope you all enjoyed this artsy week here, on the blog, and wish you a wonderful weekend, my dear blog friends!

BCN Handmade – Edu J. Montoya

23 Jan
Barcelona Cute Suite

Edu J. Montoya

Hi everyone! Today I have the first BCN Handmade of this year in store for you. I am delighted to present a wonderful illustrator and all-round lovely person:  Edu J. Montoya!

Barcelona Cute Suite

The one that caught my eye

I don’t remember exactly where or how, I suppose it was somewhere online, but this illustration (above) caught my eye one day and drove me to search out who it was by, get in touch, etc. I am so very happy that I did! For it gave me the chance to meet Edu, who is the most humble person I have met in a while, and all the lovelier for it. Friendly too. And generous, with his time, with his information…

It was at his home in the neighborhood of Gràcia, where he showed me his studio, with its musical inspirations on the wall and the shelves full of graphic novels and comic books. But also the room where he and his girlfriend Montserrat (who makes beautiful necklaces which I hope to be able to show you soon) screen print totes and t-shirts. And at the dining table, where he works on his illustrations when his studio is occupied by his recording and editing tools (he is a passionate musician who makes recordings and edits video), he showed me prints of his past works, which Edu sells for a very attractive price, at festivals and fairs, as well as his note books full of annotations and sketches, a painting he rescued from the street and is transforming in a very interesting way, and of course illustrations he is currently working on.

I think that is introduction enough, don’t you? Check out the slideshow with images from my visit to his home, and afterwards, this multifaceted and very talented man will tell you more about himself, in his own words…

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