New take of the old masters


The other day I came across this post from Boooooom and it really made me laugh. A brilliant idea from Booooooom & Adobe, a competition to recreate any famous piece of art in a real photography. Some of the submissions are amazing, others… not so good – but funny though.

This challenge is aimed to students in the UK is worth £10,000 cash prize. The rules are only recreate the original picture with photography and this means no painting or drawings and the deadline end soon, so if you are interested, hurry up.

Designer, Barcelona by birth, makes a mad tortilla, talented and rather able


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November 2011


London Design Festival 2011


From Saturday 17th of September to the 25th September, London city is going to be immersed in the design culture.

Over nine days, the London Design Festival features hundreds of events that take place across London, showcasing the city’s pivotal role in global design.

First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 280 events and exhibitions from around the world.

The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, installations to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free for the visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.

For the first time, this year, St Paul’s Cathedral will play host to an exhibition. Minimalist architect John Pawson has installed a new work entitled ‘Perspectives’, in one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. The designer has collaborated with crystal experts Swarovski to create a precision-made meniscus – the largest lens possible to manufacture.

Get your Design Festival Guide or go to  http://www.londondesignfestival.com/ to know what is going on around the city, but if I was you I won’t miss the ”Barcelona design meets London Design”.   The contemporary art gallery The Vyner Studio is hosting this exhibition featuring 4 professional studios from Barcelona and 2 studios based in London: AloyMas, Causas Externas, GR Design, Tomás AlonsoOscar Diaz and OutOfStock.

Don’t miss a thing!

Designer, Barcelona by birth, makes a mad tortilla, talented and rather able


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September 2011


Firedog trip to a Papermill


At Firedog we love learning new things every day and if this involves being out of the office, then, we love it even more!

Recently, we were invited by GFSmith on a trip to the Lake District to show us the James Cropper Papermill.

GFSmith is an independent British company that provides lovely and distinctive coloured and textured papers. They work hand-in-hand with James Cropper creating Colorplan, a premium range of papers indispensable within the design industry. And they do it well, really well. Each paper is unique, has a different texture and personality and its own beauty.

Designer, Barcelona by birth, makes a mad tortilla, talented and rather able


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September 2011


Inkling from Wacom


Wow! I can only say Wow!

I wish Santa was arriving tomorrow with this new gadget from Wacom, the new ”Inkling”.

The Inkling is a ballpoint that transfers sketches to a computer via a USB. While you are drawing, all strokes are recorded electronically which can then be imported as raster or vector artwork in to your preferred graphics application for further editing….woooooow! Check the video! So, when is Santa coming? You’ll make Firedog very happy :)

Designer, Barcelona by birth, makes a mad tortilla, talented and rather able


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September 2011


More is more


As you may know, I love the work of Alex Trochut. Maybe because he is from Barcelona like me, maybe because we studied in the same University

Maybe because his work is just awesome.

He just released a new book, More is More, where he tells his secrets: his inspiration, his influences and all his ideas.

Looking forward to having it in my hands. For now, take a look at this video. Enjoy it!

Designer, Barcelona by birth, makes a mad tortilla, talented and rather able


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August 2011