Antiques and Boutiques | Barcelona Personal Shopper | Barcelona Shopping Tours Barcelona Personal Shopper | Barcelona Shopping Tours Fri, 16 May 2014 15:40:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bamboo Love Fri, 16 May 2014 15:34:00 +0000 lisa IMG_1751








Our treasure hunt continues for our current interior project and has brought us to the beautiful studio of a French sculptor.  Working mainly with bamboo to create beautiful pieces that play with resistance and tension, the equilibrium and sensuality of the bamboo.

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Palau Casa Vells Mon, 05 May 2014 13:17:10 +0000 lisa IMG_1746 IMG_1750 IMG_1748 IMG_1735 IMG_1742 IMG_1738


On a  recent trip up the coast on the hunt for some beautiful objects for our interior project we made an appointment to visit Palau Casa Vells. This restored Palau showcases original pieces from Jean Prouve, antiques and modern art. An inspiration!

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Art Hunting Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:43:48 +0000 lisa hqdefault


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We are just back from a busy few days in Madrid where we  will be setting up our interior tours very soon. We were so inspired by all the wonderful interior shops in the city and found some beautiful pieces for our current interior decoration project. We  popped to the Antiques and Art Fair on Sunday where we made a few more purchases, including a beautiful shelving unit from the 1950′s! We also found a lovely 70′s print from the artist and sculptor Amadeo Gabino, and are now on the hunt for more!

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Cy Twombly, photographed at home for Vogue, 1966 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:09:21 +0000 lisa 51ba19bbd9127e0c3a000310._w.540_s.fit_51ba19c2dbd0cb03df000270._w.540_s.fit_ 51ba19c7dbd0cb02e4000217._w.540_s.fit_ 51ba19bed9127e0c160001e2._w.540_s.fit_51ba19bcdbd0cb02e4000216._w.540_s.fit_

As we are always looking out for inspiring spaces a friend sent me these pictures of American painter Cy Twomblys apartment in Rome , taken in 1966 for Vogue by  photographer P.Horst. An incredible space with simple tiles floors, classic sculptures scattered around the rooms, traditional furniture and his own artworks, love it!

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Feather finds.. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:54:11 +0000 lisa IMG_0778






This is just a small  selection of some of the beautiful hand dyed feathers we recently found in a flea market in France

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Lighting by Bert Frank Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:40:06 +0000 lisa Bert Frank Revolve Pendant Blue Brass Bert Frank Revolve Rise and Fall Blue Brass Bert Frank Revolve Table blue for web

On the hunt for the perfect lighting for our Beijing interior project we came across these beautiful lights by Brit designer Bert Frank , who showed at the Decorex design show in London last year.We will definitely be heading to the Decorex design festival this year to hunt down any other treasures for future projects.

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Come tour Florence with us.. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:59:13 +0000 lisa 4 copy

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Florence is one of our favourite places in Italy, I was fortunate enough to work there 10 years ago, in a beautiful design studio overlooking the Arno. I bought a bike and spent my weekends exploring the little cobbled streets each side of the river. I found  the city was brimming with artisans and ateliers, from shoe makers, jewellery designers, leather workshops, perfumeries, little vintage stores, antiques and cosy enotecas for aperitivo in the evening. On Sundays I trawled the flea markets from Santo Spirito to Piazza Chompi finding treasures for my home. Naturally Florence felt like one of the next places to set up our bespoke city tours. In more recent visits Niki and I found specialist interior stores, private antique showrooms in old palazzos and local designer studios, we were more than in love. Combining all this with the insider knowledge of my friend Indigo, a local of more than 10 years and freelance designer we felt ready to launch our bespoke tours in Florence..

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Beijing Interior Project Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:31:19 +0000 lisa IMG_0117 IMG_0121 IMG_0122 IMG_0118

Just working on an exciting interior project in Beijing..

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Interiors Dimorestudio Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:29:09 +0000 lisa 06 04 03 0107

Love these interiors by dimorestudio, moody blue tones, faded grandeur and a mix of mid century. antique and contemporary furniture.

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imperfettolab, Italy Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:03:32 +0000 lisa SEMIgoccia2esopo1 bulbo1

Love this collection of design objects by imperfettolab, inspired by the imperfections of the raw materials,

“Each piece is made from a common mould, which is then sanded, painted and hand-polished. The working process differs for each type of object, thus becoming unique in its genre. Thanks to such a personalized approach to items, they acquire identity and uniqueness, as well as showing exceptional attention to details that derives from an expert and skillful craftsmanship. “

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