Lithuanian Llamas’ Valley is one of my favorite digital magazines though. It is an interactive iPad magazine about perfect places and imperfect people. It’s about inspiration, creative ones, joy, coziness, delicious life.
I had been in contact with editor-in-chief Alge Ramanauskiene when she was looking for a photographer in Spain. One day, Indre Blauzdžiūnaitė who is a free lancing writer for Llamas’ living in Barcelona since last fall contacted me and we spent some time together having a nice coffee chatting about this and that. Since the new issue was in the pipeline, I thought an article about the Slow Shopping Tour in Barcelona could be a nice idea. We have this cool barrio in town called Gràcia where everything “slow” is getting so interesting now! In fact, we talk about a real trend.
We visited 5 shops, Indre did small interviews with the owners, Tim Adami took the pictures and here goes the result starting with the cover of Teresa Sapey, Italian architect and interior designer living in Madrid and who has been named one of the 10 most famous architects in the world. I guess that’s a good starting point to see her work, right?
There is a slow shop tour of 20 shops in Gràcia. The makers behind have printed a map where you can follow all kind of shops from flowers, to clothes, food and design.
But this is just a sneak peak of giving you a feeling of the tour and article (and there is a little interview with me too)! It has been interesting to read what “Slow” means to different people from all sort of disciplines. But I’d say the common factor is that “slow” is about living a more conscious life and just (very obvious) slowing down. And that affects every single part of your life.
But you have so many other great interviews, according to Alge, it is their best issue so far and I couldn’t agree more. You’ll find articles and interviews of the Owner of getting famous “Sukha Amsterdam”, Fiora Gandolfi with colorful pictures from her Venetian palazzo, gorgeous pictures of ballet dancer and food blogger Marcello Arena from Mela e Cannella, and so much more.
And what a surprise when reading that Caroline Swift is living in Barcelona! You’ll know her by her bone china spoons. And I can relate a 100% when she explains why she is living here. And how she thinks about ceramics. I guess I have to meet this woman one day…
The best things about this issue? The mix! The really outstanding photography is nicely balanced with interesting texts. Congrats to Lllamas’ Valley and very happy to have contributed a tiny bit!