Profile: The Artist Felipao: The Vivacity of Colour

By Spain for Design / April 7, 2020

“I think that art has a cathartic power and therefore the protagonist of my creations is color. I do not usually use sad colors, I want my work to convey optimism, light, strength and spirit”. Spain for Design interviewed Felipao, the artistic name of Felipe Garcia-Bañon Sanz-Briz. The son and grandson of diplomats, he was…

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Carved wooden door in Oliva, Valencia, Spain

Oliva Old Town, Valencia

By Spain for Design / April 1, 2020
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Oliva, Spain

Journal: A Month In Spain

By Spain for Design / March 31, 2020

July 28-August 5 July 28, 2019 Benidorm About a ten-minute drive from my father-in-law’s home in Cala de Finestrat, Benidorm is a town that is well-known in Spain and in certain circles abroad. Loved by some and loathed by others, it is notorious for mass tourism, cheap eateries, tower blocks clouding the skyline and drunken…

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Book Nook: Three Essential Books about Spanish Design

By Spain for Design / March 24, 2020

Design, interior design in particular, is an ever changing field; change for family needs, change for technological needs and change just for change’s sake. Despite some designers’, perhaps futile, attempt to design “timeless” spaces, interiors featured in period or old books written even just ten years ago may appear dated or generic to today’s Instagram-savvy…

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Casa Decor 2020

By Spain for Design / March 18, 2020

After temporarily closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Casa Decor 2020 reopened. Casa Decor is one of the most important design events in Spain. This year, for its fifty-fifth edition, over 200 exhibitors and 114 Spanish and multinational companies showcase interiors, product design, innovations and trends. With different Madrid locations for each edition,…

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Essential Books about Artisan Traditions, Design and Lifestyle in Spain

By Spain for Design / March 16, 2020

The links below may have affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. Please note this website is a participant in the Indigo Affiliate Program which allows it to earn commissions from Indigo if you make a purchase on after linking through this website. Artisans The books listed here provide an excellent overview of workshops…

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Oliva Old Town, Valencia

By Spain for Design / March 3, 2020

Spanish Doors

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Journal: A Month in Spain

By Spain for Design / February 25, 2020

This is the second instalment of my journal about my vacation last summer. July 21-July 28, 2019 July 22 Today is the first day of my son’s week long sailing camp at the Nautical Club of El Campello. El Campello is about a twenty-five minute drive from my father-in-law’s home in Finestrat. My husband and…

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Eyewitness Travel Spain

Book Nook: Three Essential Travel Guidebooks About Spain

By Spain for Design / February 18, 2020

Although many travelers search for the most current information about their destinations on the web, I believe that travel guidebooks still have their place as valuable resources. They save hours of research by providing readers with a one-stop overview of information about side trips, tips on saving money, accommodation and excursions that the reader may…

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Profile: Sol & Luna: The Art of Leather

By Spain for Design / February 11, 2020

“Committed to the luxurious craft of leather, best describes the artisans of Sol & Luna” Spain for Design interviewed Carolina Sánchez de Movellán, CEO, General Manager and co-owner (with husband, Carlos Ortiz de Zúñiga ) of Sol & Luna, creator, manufacturer and retailer of luxury leather furniture and decor. With a flagship shop in the…

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Wooden Entry Door in Madrid


By Spain for Design / February 9, 2020
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Chueca Neighbourhood, Madrid

By Spain for Design / February 1, 2020
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