Summercase 2007

Sunshine, blue skies, sand, sea and waves—sound waves that is— are all elements of summers in Barcelona, the epicenter of summer music festivals. This past weekend the city danced to the happy sounds of Summercase. Now in its second year, the newer, lighter and fluffier festival on the block displayed its youthfulness with a decidedly upbeat line-up, in contrast with the darker edgier sounds of …

Casa Decor London 2007

Casa Decor (CAD) is nothing new to any up-to-speed designer and trend reporter located in either Spain or Portugal. This yearly appointment was established around 15 years ago in Madrid, with the goal to gather all the new trends for living spaces in one single building for a month, free of any creative limits. The temporary experiment, meant to be a display without commercial purposes, …

Volivik Chandelier

Made from Bic pens by Madrid-based design studio enPieza, the Volivik chandelier pays homage to "the movement of Charleston fringe and the rhythm of Baroque patterns…the shape of a bulb, [and] the Bic ballpoint pen as an 20th century design." The transluscent version does what chandeliers due best, refracting and casting delicate patterns of light onto the walls and ceiling. Limited to an edition of …