The sensation of diving into the water. That freshness that seeps through every cell of our bodies. Appreciate the vastness of a fascinating world in which we are but miniscule guests. Feel the embrace of the water. Discover the multitude of wondrous forms and underwater landscapes. Swim back to the surface and float there. Close your eyes and soak in the incredible beauty. Feel the heat of the sun on your skin. Know that summer has arrived, and with it, the jewellery collection that bears its name.
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Mi&Co is a swimwear, beachwear and daywear clothing brand based in Barcelona and inspired by the island of Formentera. 100% Mediterranean, the brand’s philosophy is based on capturing the essence of the island and sharing it, with a touch of bohemian style, through its collections. As they themselves describe it: ‘fashion with its feet in the water’, which we couldn’t wait to see shimmering in our sea of jewellery.
For centuries, Mediterranean cultures have explored the craft of mosaics. Our Greek, Roman and Mesopotamian ancestors used them to decorate their walls, and the fascination towards creating art from these tiny pieces has prevailed until today, with magnificent examples from artists such as Gaudí, Franz Spohn, Pete Manson and Emma Karp. Today, jewellery designer Berta Riera exhibits her special tribute to this craft in the Moitie Aribau collection.
Mid-afternoon. The sun kissing your skin. Summer clothes, light jewellery and comfortable shoes. A book in your hands and a spot near the sea. Few plans are better on a summer’s day. Rings on your fingers, necklaces around your neck and espadrilles on your feet. Joid’art for jewellery, Castañer for footwear. The Mediterranean vibe is as true as a stroll along the beach.
A full moon and a sky full of stars. Distant planetary orbits trace the outlines of spherical jewels. Tiny lights illuminate the earth. Planetary collections, such as Eclipse and Anais, dazzle in a dance of eternal shadows. A beauty that only shines more brightly as the night draws in.
Congratulations, Mum! Today is your day. Or rather, it’s a day for all of you. Because being a mum is about them too. About your little ones. These tiny little people that turn your world upside down, transform your mornings, evenings and nights, throw your emotions into disarray, change your priorities, clutch at your heartstrings and make you feel unconditionally proud.
To stroll through Barcelona is to lose yourself in a sea of contrasts; a contemplation of contemporaneity and design, past and future, dazzling light and deep shadow, vibrant colour and stone grey. It is to feel the Mediterranean. It is to trace the path marked out by Gaudí to discover its soul, which is precisely what jewellery designer Noemi Eggenschwiler has done…
This Valencia-born, Barcelona-based artist, who is also a new mum, is one of the best illustrators on the international scene. Her unique style and distinctive technique grace the pages of numerous books, are displayed in exhibitions worldwide and form part of major brand campaigns.
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There are secret gardens where life is slower, the air is fresher and the sky looks bluer. They are natural areas where the light gently caresses. And the flowers grow happy. And jewellery designers, like Sara Domènech, tend to their magnolias and create amazing collections of the same name.