Lu Ink is a shop-workshop-gallery where you can buy handmade products. The owners began selling their own pieces, and then expand the market with objects from other artists. Fabrics, pillows, serigraphs, photographs, paintings, t-shirts, iron and wood objects...


C: Madrazo, 141
FGC: Muntaner
Monday to Saturday:  10:00h - 15:00h + 17.00h - 20:30h



There are a few movies that I'm more than just excited to see at the cinema this year 2012, but I think I'll have to wait until december.  Well, we can take a look at the trailers while we wait, no?

First one, a new adaptation from The Great Gatsby, by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet) with Leo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. It definitely has style!

The next one is another classic, Anna Karenina. Directed by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Hanna) with Keira Knightley and Jude Law.  The images are really stunning...

And finally, my favourite one, The Hobbit. Directed again by Peter Jackson (The Lord of Rings). To see Gandalf again, and Galadriel! Oh, the waiting...




Hi! Today I let you some photos about the lamps I'm looking for my home, I love them!

See you!



As you all know,  Marina and Albert  are travelling through Norway.
Today's song is dedicated to them and to everybody who is in love with this beautiful nordic country.

Kings of Convenience - Me in You (Official Video) from eirik bøe on Vimeo.

Enjoy the journey!



Here in Catalonia, it's a tradition to celebrate the night of June 23rd, Sant Joan's Eve. Since ancient times, just at the arrival of the summer solstice, the longest day and the shortest night of the year, on the evening of June 21st, people have welcomed in the warmer weather with celebrations of fire, the ritual flames consuming all as a sign of rebirth and renewed life.

It's our magic night. People build and burn bonfires, light firecrackers and fireworks,  and eat suit "coca" with fruits and cream.

We are going to spend the night with some friends in their country house. There'll be a bonfire, "coca" and maybe some magic rituals, so fun!

Have a magic weekend!



Nido de Abeja is a shop and workshop located in Torrent de l'Olla St. number 23 of Barcelona city. This store is aimed at "modern mothers" who like to do crafts for home. But of course everybody who likes crafts can go there. They do crochet or printing workshops... and have products to sell like Japanese books, children's fabrics, materials for making crochet... and lots of other things.

Go there, it's worth it!



BOOKS: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

A few weeks ago I finished the book "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton.  

"A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WWII. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it..."

Before reading the book I saw some reviews about it. Some people said that her writing was reminiscent of the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen. Well, I would'n go that far.  To me it's more like Diane Setterfields "The Thirteenth Tale".  In fact, both books are very similar... Read it if you love old time stories, with secrets, abandoned castles and dark and decadent sceneries. A perfect evening book, to read just before falling sleep.




Albert and I will soon visit Norway. We stayed there 8 years ago and we were very happy those days, so we have a special feeling, we are nervous and excited as we were 8 years ago.

We will cross the country from north to south, by car and airplanes. These days we are preparing the routes, accommodation, visits... to have the most important things reserved from here, although we want to improvise some things there.

If you do not know how large is this country, I let you here a map to see its size compared to the whole Europe.

I made a map with the places we will visit, and after the trip I will explain in detail what we've done. I think this kind of information is very useful if someone wants to do something similar, at least it was for me to find “esperits viatgers” (a travel website in our language).

See you soon,



Today, two great voices with new songs and new videos...

Regina Spektor:

And Fiona Apple:

Have a great day, 



Today Silvia turns 28!!

She is the one behind the "Dream Wardrobe" posts.

Have a  lovely birthday Silvia!!!

A little present for you:

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Norman Palm on Grooveshark

Lots of love,

Marina and Mònica


I started looking desk chairs and dining room chairs. For the desktop we want a comfortable chair, of course with wheels.

And the dining table chairs had to be comfortable and each one different.

Photos via & via

I give you some ideas to see what you think about.

See you soon!



I propose you a plan for lunch and eat dessert at different places. You can have lunch at ROURE RESTAURANT and then eat some ice cream in TOMO II, both in Barcelona.
ROURE is one of those restaurants where you can still eat good and cheap food, with an esthetic that reminds you an old family bar. They make daily menu and tapas too, all homemade and so tasty. Both sites are in the Gràcia neighborhood, in the non tourist area.

After lunch, you can take a delicious ice cream in TOMO II and eat it walking or sitting in any square of the neighborhood. In TOMO II you can find natural ice cream, with no preservatives, no colorings and no artificial flavorings. Even for people who are intolerant to lactose, gluten or for diabetics.

The ice cream shop is located just outside the restaurant; in fact the picture is taken from the table where we had lunch.

Hope you like it!

See you.



Yesterday I asked Marina for two songs. Here you have her choice:

First one, Metronomy: 

And now, one of her favorites...

Have a nice day!


LINKS LOVED (wedding edition)

Summer is approaching, the perfect season for weddings.
Here you have some links with wedding inspiration, in case you are planning one or just enjoying watching them:
  • Starting with the proposal. Here you have a lip-dup proposal. What an incredible way to include their friends and family in one of the best moments of their lives. Impossible to say no!!
  • Oh, this video! I love the music, the images, and all the wedding atmosphere. You can follow the adventures of this couple and their family in Bleubird vintage blog.
  • Another original wedding. This time, form  A Beautiful mess blog. Watch the video!
  • And what about elopements? You can have a beautiful but also private and personal wedding. Watch  this video  and this one.
  • This is a very popular video but I always enjoy  watching it.
  • And last one, take a look at the web LITTLE TÚ. They make personalized handmade figures. A great idea for the wedding cake but also for a gift.They are from Barcelona.
Well, that's all friends. 
And no, I'm not planning a wedding ;-P

Have a lovely weekend!!!



This is a perfect place if you are looking for a quiet and special bakery in Barcelona. Any reason is good if you want something sweet. CUP & CAKE is a small shop/cafe on Enric Granados Street of Barcelona, near the Diagonal. They are specialized in cupcakes but they also make cakes which you can choose the coverage and tastes. It’s not cheap, but you must know that everything is done by hand and a cupcake takes work and dedication. Nothing is precooked, all is done whit their own hands.


Enric Granados, 145 (Barcelona), Spain - Tel.932002872


These days I'm searchin for home desks inspiration, a table to put the and some space to write or read. What do you think about this examples?

What I think is that I don't have this big spaces and high ceilings in our house, but you can always get good ideas from the photos, and adapt it to your possibilities, don't you think?

See you soon.


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