Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wasting Your Money on Fun

I had to travel urgently this month home to the UK, and as always, used EasyJet to fly (fortunately avoiding the bloody Volcanic Ash cloud, twice!). I'm always keen to have a look at the in-flight magazine which has a page for each destination, and I always lñook at Barcelona's page, to see if there's anything new, and if I still have my finger on the pulse, so to speak.

So this month's had a great little article about Barcelona-based vendor, mitemite. MiteMite - means look look in Japanese, apparently - is described as "an unecessary objects lab" and is the brainchild of Ana Marti. She has designed just a handful of products, really, which aim to bring a bit of a chuckle into the mundane life we lead. With the very useful newspaper bag/laptop case, surely inspired by the terrible petty crime rate in the city making Paris Fashion Week and the New York Times, there are some which are not quite as practical but just as fun.

MiteMite Lazy Sunday Pants - BarcelonaSights Blog

The lazy Sunday pants are great, with big pockets for the remote controls and tablecloth right on the lap for your dinner in front of the box (even velcro removable - how cool is that?!). I also like the crime scene duvet cover and the Mother Teresa towel, but by far the coolest invention is the paper plane hanger for the walls! With only 3 shops in Barcelona stocking mitemite goods, you'll have to snap them up when you see them!

Coolest Coat Hangers going, courtesy of mitemite - BarcelonaSights Blog

Thinking of visiting the city this Spring? The weather has taken a turn for the better and it's great to wander the streets in the sunshine. Why not rent an apartment in Barcelona for a real taste of the city life? And for a great look into the best Barcelona parks and gardens to relax in, follow the link.


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