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New fashion by Roberto Piqueras

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By Andres Colmenares in New Fashion on Friday 5 October 2012

Roberto Piqueras, a young Catalan fashion designer now based in London, invited his friends and some press to the British Museum to enjoy his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, without permission, in the process filling this public space with his wonderful digital aesthetic.

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Klic-Klic: the 3.0 sex toy

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By Andres Colmenares in Tech on Friday 5 October 2012

During the latest Erotic Salon in Barcelona, a company based in Girona, Spain, launched, an innovative sexual toy designed to make long-distance sex possible. Klic-Klic users can sync their toys using an internet connection and bluetooth, connecting them through software which allows them to actually feel different speeds and vibrations.

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Blackbird: a new animation by Tugamovil

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 5 October 2012

This unofficial videoclip for Blackbird, a catchy song by Polish band Paula&Karol, created by Tugamovil, is all about the joy of travelling and drinking. Colors, drawings and Polish vodka are the basics of this inspiring visual interpretation.

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Music project about the tropical sounds of Colombia

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 20 July 2012

Ondatropica is a musical project led by Mario Galeano, from Frente Cumbiero, and British producer, Will Holland (aka. Quantic), to explore the tropical sounds of Colombia in a journey that connects stars from the past with upcoming musicians. It was recorded at the legendary Discos Fuentes studio in Medellín. The result of this amazing project about Colombia’s collective memory will be featured during the cultural programme of the London Olympics in collaboration with the British Council.

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Splash! a fashion show at the Barcelona Aquarium

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 20 July 2012

The ‘sport deluxe’ Barcelona-based fashion designer Krizia Robustella picked an unusual and inspiring location to present Splash!, her S/S 2013 collection: the Barcelona Aquarium. Sharks, fashion bloggers and journalists enjoyed this magic show, starring hip-hop mermaids and underwater hipster-like creatures, dressed in pure white with prints by illustrator Berto Martínez.

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The Eye Harp lets users play music with their eyes

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 20 July 2012

The Eye Harp is a free and open-source project created by Zacharias Vamvakousis, a Sound and Music Computing Master candidate at the UPF Barcelona, to allow people with paralysis to play music using only their eyes.

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Conrad Roset creates a new drawing app for iPad

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 20 July 2012

Conrad Roset, a freelance illustrator based in Barcelona, well-known for his female body Muses series, has launched a crowdfunding project on Verkami, the Spanish version of Kickstarter, to develop an iPad app which will allow users not only to explore the works of the artist, but also create drawings with Roset’s style.

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Kindness: music for romantic kids

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By Andres Colmenares in New Music on Thursday 14 June 2012

Kindness is the project of British musician Adam Bainbridge, a creator of elegant, romantic and funky songs, an exquisite cocktail of pop and funk. His debut-album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, is a collection of lyrics and vibes imagined between London, Philadelphia and Berlin, and designed for ‘kids, anyone from eight years old […]

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Primavera Sound Festival in Bacrelona

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By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Monday 4 June 2012

The sunny days are back as Spring begins to taste like Summer in Barcelona. Time to get ready for the Summer festival season, starting with Primavera Sound, the leading event (along with the Sonar Festival). This year’s edition includes more than 70 bands featuring big names like The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Wilco, Justice and The Rapture (Björk cancelled a few days ago) and a perfect selection of leading indie artists like Beach House, Atlas Sound, Beirut, Grimes, The Walkmen, The XX, M83 to name a few.

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De Juepuchas: The soundtrack of your life

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By Andres Colmenares in New Music on Thursday 7 October 2010

De Juepuchas is a Colombian duo created by Diego Maldonado and Andres Silva to explore, with a creative approach, the soundtrack of a generation raised in Colombia in the 80s and 90s.

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Daniel Santiago Salguero

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By Andres Colmenares in New Photography on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Young Colombian artist and photographer Daniel Santiago Salguero creates images from simple digital photographs to personal diaries which drive a world of imagination, colors and unique perspectives.

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The Take It Easy experience in Barcelona

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By Andres Colmenares in Cool Travel on Monday 19 October 2009

Two months ago, a very special and unique place opened in Barcelona: TAKE IT EASY, an anti-stress space. Inspired by The Eagles song, Ramón Regada created a comfortable area in the district of L’Eixample in which people can unplug and take a short nap in hi-tech massage chairs. It is aimed at workers with only short time after lunch to take the famous siesta. And all for just five Euros. Regada asks each customer to write down a phrase or word after taking the nap and each week he selects one as a banner in the front window of the space.

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El Cosmonauta: the first participatory film in Spain

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By Andres Colmenares in New Film on Monday 19 October 2009

Cosmonaut is a feature film project by Riot Cinema Collective and the first participatory film in Spanish cinema to date. The project uses the Internet collaboratively under free Creative Commons licences and, with the help of viewers, aims to create alternative finance, creation and distribution platforms for independent films. By inviting viewers to be a […]

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Lollapalooza 2009

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By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Thursday 27 August 2009

The dynamic and interesting metropolis of Chicago was the epicenter of a huge phenomena early this month. Heavy storms of rock and roll mixed with indie winds and intense electro sun rays smashed Grant Park. More than 250,000 people were reported wearing wristbands, fashionista hats, sunglasses and shorts. They danced for three days, non-stop. After an overdose of musical heat and good vibes, the only word they would say was Lollapalooza! [Photo via Frumpyali]

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Likemind: would you like some ideas with your coffee?

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By Andres Colmenares in New Events on Wednesday 15 April 2009

Like-minded people from more than sixty cities around the world gather the third Friday of each month to share ideas and enjoy coffee (or tea, check the recent trends) to network in a human way. Face to face. Likemind meetings don’t have structure: they are free, organic, and without agenda. Participants exchange ideas, projects, tips […]

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