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S’Olivera Chronicles: The Calm Before the Storm

A few years ago, Susan commissioned Regan Bice to give S’Olivera a contemporary relevance while retaining its original soul and spirit. The solution was to adapt the interior so that the very essence of emptiness revealed its purity. To take … Continue reading

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Learning from Nature

“Green exercise improves psychological health.” — Richard Louv Nature is our best muse. It is also our wisest teacher. This point of view echoes deep within BiniChic’s roots, permeating our designs and lifestyle. Today we’d like to place the spotlight … Continue reading

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BiniChic Bags: Prints with a Story

As some of you may know, earlier this year we launched our line of BiniChic Bags. We created the collection as a way to extend the BiniChic lifestyle into wearable goods — or in this case, exquisite bags — inspired by … Continue reading

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The Future of Living

In times of crisis, creativity and resourcefulness are invaluable assets. A slow economy can turn into a positive challenge as well as an opportunity to grow, build and create. (GRUPA) is a group of volunteer designers, artisans and architects actively … Continue reading

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Form Follows Function

“Good design is timeless. For me, the simplest and most economical design solution, is the most elegant one.” Regan Bice Binichic has known and admired the architect Regan Bice for many years. He had an architectural studio in Mahón during … Continue reading

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Breathing Space

Minutes away from the bustling center of Barcelona lies the word’s biggest metropolitan park. Covering a large part of the Collserola mountain range, the Natural Park of the same name is a balanced mix of natural and man-made spaces. BiniChic … Continue reading

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Doors & Details

One of my favorite pastimes when traveling — and sometimes in my own home town of Barcelona — is taking photos of details, colors and textures and turning them into collages. I try to capture the beauty of things that … Continue reading

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Walking on Art

The 19th Century brought many changes in lifestyle and design — amongst the most relevant were the Industrial Revolution and Art Nouveau. Modernist encaustic tiles were one of the many beautiful creations that came about from the fruitful marriage between … Continue reading

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On a Tuscan Afternoon

One of the things I love most is exploring ancient homes filled with history and endless kinds of objects from the past. I can’t help but imagine the story behind each piece, or how the various inhabitants might have spent … Continue reading

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Integrated Architecture

For many centuries, architecture was vernacular. Reflecting the environmental, cultural and historical context in which it existed, it used available materials to fulfill the local needs. Vernacular architecture, almost by definition, is a sustainable architecture, since it uses the locally … Continue reading

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