One of the tours of architect Gaudi’s famous cathedral La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has now become the home of a family of falcons. Peregrine Falcons had disappeared from the city in the 70ies, but reappeared in 2005 by moving into the unfinished
Last week, Construmat, the leading construction fair held in Barcelona, Spain, every two years, attracted some 153,000 visitors. Amongst the most interesting works exhibited was the Casa Barcelona,an innovative, social and sustainable housing
An absolutely fascinating seven minute film of the streets of Barcelona in 1908, taken with a camera mounted on the front of a streetcar. The streets are dominated by bicyclists and pedestrians, many of whom appear to be in a non-stop game of chicken
As you could read in our first post about Barcelona’s bike sharing system written in May 2007, Bicing started with a bang: 30,000 subscribers in the first 2 months; 15 stations and 200 bicycles to start with.
TreeHugger Petz dominates the home section of the New York Times with a profile of her amazing green renovation of a flat in an 18th century building in Barcelona. When she started it had no heating or
We told you about an innovative wine-lamp box Cavallum: a sustainably designed holiday gift commissioned by a Spanish company. The designers at Ciclus have recently announced another simple, yet practical design to
In bike-sharing mecca Barcelona, there's a new way to make waste - put a pair of bike condoms onto the handles of the shared bike you are just about to take for a spin. Perhaps these are necessary gear for the germ-phobic who haven't yet read right here
This year, Barcelona city council decided to set an example and opt for low energy Christmas lights around town. The most intriguing ones are the 6 metal Christmas trees that are either solar or bike-powered. The Barcelonans however believe they are
Today's TreeHugger Deal comes to you from San Francisco-based Night+Day Guides. The Night+Day, Cool Cities Series is the platinum (and green!) standard for sophisticated urbanista travelers. Printed on high quality recycled paper and containing the
Casa Decor, the international interior design show, chose "Pathway to a Sustainable Environment" (or Rumbo Sostenible in Spanish) as this year's theme for their exhibition in Barcelona. We already wrote about the elegant recycled restaurant by
In our previous article about Casa Decor, the international interior design show taking place this month in Barcelona, we weren't sure they stuck to their self-implied title Pathway to a Sustainable Environment (or "Rumbo Sostenible" in Spanish).
We were delighted when Casa Decor, one of the leading interior design shows taking place in cities like London, Miami, Milan, Madrid or Lisbon, chose sustainability as this year's theme for the Barcelona edition. After more than 38 exhibitions all
This week at the Global Eco-Forum in Barcelona, Spain, we had the pleasure to witness some interesting debates by Michael Braungart, co-father of the Cradle to Cradle concept, Gunter Pauli from the Zeri Foundation, Francesco Tonucci from The City of
It is nice to see that Sinnamon, the organisers behind the yearly music festivals Daydream and Summercase in Barcelona, are keeping up the green efforts even without Radiohead asking them to do so. Like for the
For those of you who are fed up with consumerism or simply don’t like shopping and are looking for another way to acquire things or get rid of stuff, check out Vols Tens in Catalonia, Spain. Similar o Freecycle, this web site let’s you find or give
You can find a few second hand markets in Barcelona, such as Antiguos Encantes, but finding cool stuff at a decent price is not easy, especially when you are not a local. On the other hand however, we all (Barcelonians are no exception) have a few too