tisdag 18 maj 2010

My favourite spots in Barcelona


Since Barcelona is a cultural place with great art everywhere I will concentrate on the food instead!
Head for breakfast at teteria teahouse Caj Chai, a nice laid back place with great chai coffee or tea. Bring your book and just relax. Then maybe lunch at La Cuina dén Carriga, nice little small shop selling Karin Eriksson ceramic from Sweden. I never tried the food there but the atmosphere felt nice so I will definitely try it out next time. Then after all shopping you might have a break at La Pineda. Wonderful old men operating a small xarcuteria where they serve you delicious cheese, salami, jamón, wine and liqueur. A great place to gather some energy for moving on to Tintoreria Dontell.
This is a restaurant with a fun concept. You head for the dry cleaner, you will get a secret code there that you will press, behind all the hanging clothes. A wall will open up and you are about to enter the secret restaurant "Don´t tell". A James Bond mystic feeling with great food and atmosphere!

Caj Chai
Sant doménec del call, 12
barrio gotico, Barcelona

La cuina dén Carriga
Consell de cent, 308
Barcelona

Xarcuteria
La Pineda
Carrer del Pi 16
Barcelona

Tintoreria Dontell
Aribau 55, Barcelona
to be sure...book a table!
T. 934520720

Another nice restaurant with superb food is:
Mercado Santa Caterina
Avda. Francesc Cambó, 16
Tel. 932689918

torsdag 6 maj 2010

Curious displays

Here's an amazing concept Julia Tsao has developed for her thesis at the Art Center College of Design. It utilizes half-inch pixel mini-robots that are aware of each other's position, yet independent in their reaction. Watch as the display shifts around the room!

Curious Displays from Julia Tsao on Vimeo.