June 04, 14

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The art of Handcrafted Jewellery

Handcrafted jewellery is not easy to find in stores and It is even more difficult to find and buy it online in the Internet. There is plenty of online jewellery sites with standardized products, places that advertise original jewellery content, which indeed are simple reproductions without soul.

They are like empty shells, with uniform characteristics.

Is The beauty of uniqueness lost?  Almost!

Where is the art of getting something unique, a jewel? 

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When we talk about quality handcrafted jewellery, every piece is different than the one before. This is particularly noticed in the attention that the artisan gives to it. The artisan prints its own personal signature on its work, his feelings, his thoughts, his imperfections, his ideas, are reflected on every genuine jewellery piece. 

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A really handcrafted piece is by itself an experience, a feeling... every piece give us an unique and special emotion. 

When you buy Handcrafted Jewellery, you gets: Unique pieces, quality materials, artisans skills, design awareness, inspiration on the beauty of the things and soul.

Bebijouly, fine contemporary handcraft jewellery made in Barcelona 

May 22, 14

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Barcelona, Mediterranean Jewel

Barcelona is a Mediterranean city and the capital of Catalonia.

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With over a million and a half inhabitants, Barcelona is the eleventh largest city in the European Union.

The climate is predominantly Mediterranean, what it means short cool winters and long hot and very suggestive summers. Rainy months are October and September, the driest months are February and July.

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Snow is a rare phenomenon in the city but when it snows, in Barcelona all people becomes crazy.

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The first traces of human population date back to the Neolithic period, but in the strict sense, Romans founded the city at the end of the first century BC.

At the beginning of the 3rd century the Roman 'Barcino' population is estimated between 4,000 and 8,000 inhabitants.

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In the middle of the 11th century, Barcelona has become an important commercial center where trade with all kind of goods; agricultural products, salt, spices,  weapons, wool, leather and local handicrafts products such as clothing and jewelry.

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In the 14th century the city begins a period of decline that extends over the following centuries with two wars, but in the 18th century Barcelona starts its economic recovery, it is at the end of this period when industrialization begins.

An engineer and visionary town planner born in 1815, Ildefons Cerdà, carries out urban reform of the city in the 19th. century. His work received the name of 'Eixample' and Its orthogonal grid covers the area around the old city of Barcelona, connecting it with neighboring towns and making the city that we know today.

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Nowadays you can find some of the most famous streets, squares and buildings of Barcelona in The ‘Eixample’ district.

In 1888 the first universal exhibition is organized and during the second half of the 19th century until 20th century Barcelona becomes one of the main cities of Spain.

In 1929 Barcelona built underground and returns to organize a new Universal exhibition.

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In the summer of 1936 the Spanish civil war broke out and Barcelona is bombed several times.

Once restored democracy, Barcelona is reborn with a new urban and cultural development and establish itself as a European avant-garde, cosmopolitan and modern metropolis.

In 1992, Barcelona celebrates with a success without precedents Olympic Games of the XXV Olympiad, and the city again enjoy its best internationally.

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In 2004, Barcelona becomes one of the world's cities with the highest income per capita. The Barcelona brand has established itself as a global benchmark, and the city becomes one of the best places in the world to live, do business, shopping, enjoy leading cuisine restaurants and sightseeing.

Barcelona is the second best shopping destination in Europe, the second European city as a top-shopping destination outside of London, according to Global Blue.

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According to a Suggestme.com study, which analyzed 6.3 million messages from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Barcelona is the fourth city in the world with more 'selfies'. In the Catalan capital, places that urge to press the button are the Beach, the 'Sagrada Familia' and Football Club Barcelona Stadium the 'Camp Nou’.

The city where there are more 'selfies’ is London. New York and Amsterdam are in second and third place respectively. After Barcelona, we found Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sydney, Istanbul and Athens.

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Currently in Barcelona there are 10 urban beaches, where you can practice surfing, windsurfing, sailing and of course be seen and take a sunbath. The beach is easily accessible by subway.

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Barcelona is well known for the large number and quality of treasured architectural gems: Roman Ruins, gothic buildings and palaces, cutting-edge contemporary architecture and especially Modernism.

Barcelona is the capital of modernism.

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The Modernism is a movement associated with other European avant-garde of the late nineteenth century as the Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, the ‘Secession’ Vienna or the British ‘Liberty style’.  But in Catalonia, modernism takes on its own distinct personality to the rest of Europe to be the stylistic point of reference for its capital, Barcelona.

Catalan Modernism is the name of a mainly architectural style, but also takes place in other arts such as painting , sculpture, jewelry and decorative arts.

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In Barcelona you can enjoy, among others, jewels like 'Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau' and 'Palace of Catalan music' by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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But undoubtedly the most famous and recognized is the great modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Among his works are 'La Sagrada Familia’ the 'Casa Mila' and 'Casa Batlló' all in the district of ‘Eixample’.

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Barcelona also has outstanding examples of contemporary architecture: the German Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and works by other renowned architects such as Arata Isozaki, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

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Barcelona is awarded the gold medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The award is given to distinguished architects for all his work, in 1999 for the first and only time, it is awarded to a city.

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Since 2007, Barcelona has a sharing service of bicycles, which extends to the entire city (420 stations, 6,000 bicycles, 120,000 registered users). Thanks to this service, Barcelona prevents the issuance of 9,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a 2011 study. The city also betting on electric vehicles to reduce pollution.

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Geniuses such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró have lived and have been inspired in and by Barcelona.

March 14, 14

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cool, what does it mean?

What do we mean when we say someone, someplace or something is cool? Cool carries a social charge of rebellious self-expression, charisma, edge and mystery.

Cool is a sensibility and a global obsession also.


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