Creative director Alvaro Beamud Cortés is at the helm of the sleekest fashion magazine in Spain, 5 magazine at only 28 he has a great vision for what is going on in fashion. Alvaro´s eye for detail has enabled the magazine to lead the pack and constantly deliver fashion editorials that convey beauty, style and a fresh point of view–with the newest models in every issue.
Forever the multitasker, Alvaro has managed to juggle parallel lives as the creative director of 5 and as a well travelled photographer. His journeys in Italy and Morocco are a major influence on his work, and it is this creative balance that has allowed him to publish in international magazines: Flair, L´Officiel, Biba and Ponytail–to name a few.check out more about the magazine at
El Arco Blanco
All photos by LA VANGUARDIA
Located in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, OBJETO DE DESEO has caught the eye of the international magazines and has even made Tyler Brule take proper notice of this Wonderland inspired house of genuine oddities and artistic nonsense. A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities, the store boast an impressive list of global artists and taste-makers housed in one extraordinary pristine setting.
Objeto de Deseo has become the first object gallery in Barcelona, to carefully curate an eclectic selection of limited edition pieces for the home or office . Effortlessly blending styles in a sort of high-end KITCH, the shop is perfect for those who have a sense of humor when it comes to home decor and are on an eternal quest for the perfect conversation piece.
Littered with white pedestals bathed in white light this is a place where Rock and Roll dented ming vases stand silently under white porcelain deers while futuristic garden gnomes vie for your attention and wallet.
Open Mon-Fri, this avant-guard home accessory emporium is a must stop for those who collect one of a kind pieces rather than cheap plastic snow globes and magnets when travelling abroad.
Get a sneak peek into the W Hotel Barcelona, fantastic pool area! This is sure to be the place to be come summer.
“Nothing of this will inspire pity in twenty-first century men”
ATOPIA_From 25 February 2010 to 24 May 2010
The exhibition explores a kind of unease—the awkwardness that exists between the city and the individual.
With the modern-day citizen now connected 24/7 and massive exchange of information what happens when you ride the subway and all you hear is quiet. As commuters pop in their headphones, update their Facebook and twitter their every mood the urban jungle has become a vacuum, just the sound of thumbs texting and iPhones being tapped…
_OLEG DOU “Glasses 2″ (Moscow b.1983)
Atopia is the feeling of unease experienced by the individual faced with a city that does exist, but which in no case represents the paradise dreamt-of or promised, for the simple reason that the monster that is now the city has taken on a life of its own.
_Erwin Olaf “Grief” (Hilversum b. 1959)
Calle de Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona, Spain
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