Alblanc is a floral design studio (and official distributor of the Frama brand in Spain) whose atelier is located in the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood of Barcelona with an industrial history that currently houses a large part of the city’s creative scene. The space was formerly a warehouse for batteries and light bulbs. The renovation was inspired by Catalan and Mediterranean farmhouses. I spotted this on Thisispaper and had to share this lovely space. (Photos from Thisispaper and alblanc website)
Like Jo always says, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend (for those not living the work from home pandemic life like I am) it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. San Francisco’s Monkey Inferno (a company I think now out of business) by Ken Fulk.
I really should stop real estate stalking. More to the point I really should stop lurking on The Modern House‘s website. Then I wouldn’t be blown away by this industrial repurposing. The amazing space was a once a brewery cooperage in Clerkenwell. Be still my beating heart. It’s my industrial ideal. But it’s not only the closed borders thanks to corona virus that are stopping me from buying this amazing home. It’s the price tag of £7,250,000. Sigh!
If you’re stuck going in to the office on a Sunday, it would be no sweat if it was as cool as the Oakland, CA office of Black Girls CODE (an inspiring organization trying to increase the number of women of color in the digital technology space by introducing girls 7-17 to CS – which I LOVE. 20 years ago when I was in the computer science program at a local college, I was one of maybe 5 women, and that included my twin sister. And we 5 were white or Asian). Designer Kīyonda Powell used such stunning, jewel tones in this space, and lots of fun patterns in fabrics and wallpaper.
Photos: Sen Creative Photography
Dreaming of lofts as I always do, and this 4700 sq ft 4 story former perfume warehouse in London is an absolutely gorgeous conversion. I am so relieved to see that most of the original architectural details were preserved. The floors and windows are exceptional. And with all that open space your furniture layout options are limitless. I’d spend my weekends thrifting and rearranging everything 🙂 For sale via The Modern House.