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By my new favourite Barcelona based fashion photographers, Bela Adler and Salvador Fresnada… I love the Spain inspired fashion, flavoured with some wintery flowers. Can’t wait for spring, can’t wait for spring, can’t wait for spring….

Have a lovely weekend!

Two weeks left till Christmas. It’s hightime we start thinking about what to put under that Xmas tree and i think this really is the last week i’d dare to order anything online (Especially from the States)! I’m just getting to know Etsy (i know i’m quite late), the web’s nr 1. website to buy/sell all things handmade but it seems to be a great place to buy original gifts which are one of a kind and truly unique. Not surprisingly Barcelona seems to be a source of inspiration for many amateur and professional artists so here is my handpicked Barcelona gift guide by Etsy.

For Her

Barcelona Necklace by JustaGirl27

28.5 USD (shipped from Germany)

A large brown carved horn leaf, an aged copper ring, light blue sea glass nuggets, buri root beads, facetted black Onyx rounds, filigree copper and last but not least – wooden components – all teamed up via brass links to create this fantastic OOAK long necklace.

Hanging from antiqued brass chain, closing with a decorative antique brass toggle clasp.

 

 

 

 

 Barcelona Copper Filigree Necklace from Vintage Tooling by chinacherie

16.5 USD

This dramatic filigree pendant was made from vintage toolings. It has a spanish moorish feel to it. The brass stamping was copper plated and oxidized to highlight the rich details for the filigree pendant. It measures 2 1/4″ across and it stands 2 7/8″ high. It is hung from a fancy copper chain with toggle clasp

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Lucite Silver Etched Beads – Barcelona by bythebead

18 USD

Beautiful intricate silver etched lucite beads are the centerpiece for these earrings. If you didn’t know, you would think they old metal beads, but they are wonderfully lightweight The are accented with a rustic silver plated lucite teardrop dangle and hang from sterling silver ear wires. They will easily go from glam to casual.

 

 

 For the New Mommy

Barcelona Baby Bag by loveleestudio

119 USD

This super chic Barcelona Baby Bag is a beautiful combination creme and black foral. The exterior of this bag is a combination of creme and black floral accented with elastic side pockets in the same material for easy access of bottles, keys and wallet. The interior lining of the bag is adorned with electric royal blue dupioni silk fabric. The six interior pockets are floral cotton for easy access of contents and storage. Black grosgain ribbon completes the look of the bag. Fabric straps are floral on the exterior with electric blue on the interior for an extra pop. The bag has a magnetic snap closure to keep everything inside. This bag is truly fabulous!

 

For HIM

Barcelona Moleskin Pocket Cashier Ruled Notebook by Acreativesoul

10 USD

This Moleskine cahier is embellished with a lovely frame and assorted vintage button. The frame is a recycled slide frame (outer dimensions 5X5 cm i.e 2X2″) covered with cork contact paper. It displays a photograph of Barcelona (Spain) taken by my boyfriend (Damien Lacroix) and computer-edited. Both the frame and button are durably glued to the front cover with archival gel medium (no stitches).

Each journal is handmade so that the journal you will receive can slightly differ from the one you see here (particularly the vintage button).

 

 

Handmade Leather Barcelona Photo Album by leathermaps

14.9 USD

HANDMADE, HAND TOOLED AND HAND PAINTED PHOTO ALBUM – This album is entirely done by hand. The front is decorated with one of my designs and my initials are burned on the back. The album becomes more beautiful the more it is touched. It is a work of art and it makes unique gift, unforgettable souvenir of your travels or handsome decoration. Enjoy it.

 For the whole Family

Barcelona painting by marmas

350 USD

(my absolute favourite!! 🙂

Oil on vintage, un-stretched canvas. 20×16 inches. Unframed. Will frame on request.

 

 

 

 

To be continued tomorrow with the Barcelona Gift Guide – Books!

Lately i’ve been mad about Mad Men, the US series about Madison Avenue advertising executives set in the ’60s and i spotted the gorgeous sofa/bed that Betty is lying on while at the psychologist…. Well turns out it is a famous piece of furniture called the Barcelona day bed!

My other addiction lately…. Chocolate! Hmm so comforting to buckle up under a blanket and open up one of those Santa chocs!  🙂

But look at that! Someone crafted the Barcelona day bed entirely out of chocolate!

Created by Leandro Erlich and Guido Mogni it’s a piece of art to die for!

“Walking closer, one realized that the couch was made of chocolate, each pleat, button, and stitch lovingly rendered with a thick coating that looked (and felt) eerily like leather. As the maid brandished serving utensils and sliced into the couch, she revealed the glorious truth: a moist, buttery layer cake with hints of cream, coffee, and liquor buried inside. The pillow was even softer, fashioned from an airy angel food cake spiked with vanilla. Viewers had difficulty deciding whether to stare or eat, but quickly settled on the latter.”

Oh how i wish i could rip that button off with my teeth!

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As an attempt to bring this blog to the next level, time to time i want to share some up and coming BCN artists with you.

I adore digital art and therefore, the first one on my list to share is HEY, a Barcelona based design duo specialized in brand management, editorial design, packaging and interactive media! I LOVE LOVE LOVE their work and hope that they start selling their prints online soon! (Check out that B letter design! One day i’ll ask them to design an M too and i”ll have my BarceloMIA logo :))

Check out their work and website HERE

I got all the pics from HERE

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