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 …

Inside The Macallan’s Sherry-Producing Partners in Jerez, Spain

Touring cooperages and bodegas for the sweet, spiced fortified wine

You may be one of the rare ones; a person occasionally taking a sip of sherry or using some to cook. Yet despite emphatic attention to detail and quality, sherry has more or less fallen out of favor. Gone are the days of Edgar Allen Poe’s macabre tale “The Cask of Amontillado.” But its influence has not disappeared. Scotch drinkers know this more than many, …