Word of Mouth: Ibiza

Discover hidden beaches, wine bars and fine dining in the party paradise

Long before the ’60s hippie movement made Ibiza (or Eivissa in Catalan) a pit stop in their global migrations, the Balearic island held spiritual heft. The mythical home of the Carthaginian moon goddess Tanit has, for millennia, attracted those seeking a wicked good time. Nowadays, of course, the White Isle is known worldwide for its high-voltage nightlife—which segues into dazzling sunrise mornings into day parties …

Designer Oscar Viñals Imagines the Future of Flight

A wildly ambitious visual and technical exploration, Barcelona-based designer Oscar Viñals (whose background is graphic design for competitive motor racing teams) has proposed a series of concept aircraft for the future. Perhaps surprisingly, his lack of formal education in aerospace engineering grants unfettered imagination. And beyond the triple-decker structures or blended wings that simply don’t exist yet, he’s also touched upon everything from portable nuclear …

Barcelona Design Week 2018: Highlights

Exploring the pragmatic and esoteric by reconsidering various approaches to design

Design form Catalonia has an identity rooted both in regional tradition and contemporary icons. Javier Mariscals objects and characters (like Cobi, the 1992 Summer Olympics mascot), Jorge Pensi’s Toledo Stacking Chair, and Rafael Marquina’s Marquina Oil Cruet (apparently one of the most copied design objects in the history of Spanish design) are all of note. These familiar names, along with the future of Catalan design …