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enable appreciation of form, function and design in all things.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore
There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, with music in it’s roar
I love not Man the less, but Nature more
– Lord Byron
P I C T O R I A L
The Differences between us …Differences between us are being highlighted, exploited and used to manipulate and influence our opinions and decisions. In tandem with the 50/50 phenomena that crops up in many of the more ‘popular’ world changing events that are unfolding on our doorsteps and that will affect us most directly. Santa Ceclia – […]
SANTA CECILIA – SEAN SCULLY INTERVENTION DOCUMENTARY FILM This is the documentary film that we have published to display the artistic intervention of Sean Scully in Santa Cecilia of Montserrat. Screenplay by Albert Mercadé, the video shows interviews with the artist and the promoter of the project, the director of the Museum of Montserrat, Josep […]
Barcelona (/ˌbɑːrsəˈloʊnə/ BAR-sə-LOH-nə, Catalan: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona]) is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
Window shopping was synonymous with being in the city and moreover offered women a legitimate reason to be able to move around in public without a chaperone. In the late 1800s it was a minor scandal to be seen in public without a chaperone because not everyone was happy about the emancipation of women in urban life. Many looked down on females who walked the streets alone and even newspaper columnists condemned their shopping habits as “salacious acts of public consumerism.” – Aleks Selection – http://walkowska.com
The world goes by at a head spinning pace and the little details get left behind – missed opportunities and moments meant for contemplation
The Island of Ireland • Ireland (/ˈaɪərlənd/ listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen); Ulster-Scots: Airlann [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the […]
Design Does* is a co-production between Elisava and the Barcelona Design Museum in collaboration with Domestic Data Streamers. The project collectively explores how design tackles the challenges faced by society, at times offering improvements and, at others, doing just the opposite. Conceived to transcend the limits of space, time and conventional formats, this project […]