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Magnesia

21 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite Barcelonashopping Magnesia

Magnesia

On a rather bland, chamfered corner, at the top end of Gràcia, a delightful surprise lies in store for those who enter Magnesia. For this surprisingly bright shop, with its triangular floor plan and stunning floor tiles, converts this unobtrusive spot into a haven of all things (well) illustrated.

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Beautiful illustrations are everywhere you look in Magnesia, applied to paper, embellishing tea towels, coasters, note books, pretty trays…

Barcelona Cute Suite Barcelonashopping Magnesia

Well-rounded collection

Magnesia also offers a very lovely range of ceramics which tell stories thanks to the illustrations that have been transferred onto them.

Big fans of Letterpress and Hammerpress, it is no surprise that at Magnesia you can find many items printed with this artisanal technique, ranging from charming cards to nifty calendars and pretty paper doll packs.

Barcelona Cute Suite Barcelonashopping Magnesia

Travel-ready

Magnesia also boasts a textile corner where you can find bolts of fabric (mostly from Japan and the US – some of which were designed by Lisa Congdon), cushions, and pretty handmade handbags with delightful vintage fabrics.

Local illustration artists but also many from abroad are represented at Magnesia, displayed with great taste in a space that feels uncluttered, despite having a great deal to offer.

Barcelona Cute Suite Barcelonashopping Magnesia

Illustrated ceramics

There is so much to be discovered at Magnesia! Tea towels, placemats, jewelry (not shown), puzzles, cards, posters, plates, bowls, funky totes (you know that you need another to add to your collection, right?) and pretty handbags.

You can find Magnesia on Carrer Torrent de l’Olla 192 (at the top end of Gràcia, just opposite to Lukumas). It opens Mon-Fri: 10.30-14.00 + 16.30-20.00 and Sat: 10.00-14.00. For more info and updates check out their blog and Facebook page, and feel free to follow them on Pinterest and Twitter.

Barcelona Cute Suite Barcelonashopping Magnesia

Carrer Torrent de l’Olla 192

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Fashionable blinds

7 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite - Fashionable blinds

Baixada de Viladecols

In Barcelona there are some very fashionable blinds indeed. I kid you not, for if  you check some of the latest street fashion shots by The Sartorialist you’ll see that this ethnic blanket motif (above) is one of the big things on the street right now.

Barcelona Cute Suite - Fashionable blinds

Baixada de Viladecols :: 2

Popular online shops such as J Crew, are showing some prints and motifs in hot pinks, yellows and azure blues  that could have been inspired by these two blinds (above and below). Or were these fashionable blinds inspired by fashion? We’d have to ask their creators to find out…

Barcelona Cute Suite - Fashionable blinds

Carrer Joaquin Costa

Two in One

4 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Peu de la Creu 25

In a city where, due to the current economy (among others), many shops are closing their doors and being replaced by the high street giants of our global world, it is very refreshing to see new, and different businesses open their doors. Today I have one such venture to share with you, a two in one shop, located on Carrer Peu de la Creu 25.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Vintage and more

The two are Grey Street and Satan’s Coffee Corner. The one is the lovely shop space they have found on this leafy street not far from the MACBA. Don’t miss the slideshow (and more info) after the page break!

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