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Vegan Madrid

Spanish cuisine is recognized world-wide and some of the most famous chefs come from this magic country. That being said, we want to show to our vegan followers, a few but good options of veggie-friendly restaurants so that future travelling vegans and vegetarians can travel with peace of mind, that they’ll find something great to eat... other than Jamon and chorizo. Today, our recommendations if you are visiting Madrid are: Rayén Vegano (Calle Lope de Vega, 7, Madrid, Spain 28014) Rayén Vegano is a cafe/bakery that offers a relatively small menu, but the selection they prepare fresh whilst you wait is done well and with an attention to taste. With a nice selection of organic wines, artisan beers and traditional desserts, Reayen Vegano is a great...

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CHIC AND BASIC RAMBLAS HOTEL IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

We're so smitten with the '60s vibe of the Chic and Basic Ramblas Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The hotel's interior is the work of Lagranja Design. "To give the hotel’s guests the taste of it, we transformed each corridor into a little exhibition on a particular issue of that decade: Culture and Society, Design Icons, Tourism, Mass Consumption, Folklore, Intellectual Jet set… using room’s doors as exhibiting panels." We're particularly like the Seat 600 ("seiscientos"), the first mass produced Spanish car, parked inside the hotel and their reception desk of vintage suitcases.  (found via Yatzer / images via Lagranja Design)

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Pocket-Sized Cycling Guides to European Cities

If you've ever dreamed of exploring some of Europe's most exciting cities by bike, these City Cycling Guides are your go-to resource. The series of pocket-sized guides from the cycling brand Rapha and publishing house Thames & Hudson were written and designed by Max Leonard and Andrew Edwards. The series includes editions for Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Milan and Paris and are illustrated by local artists from each city.

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Street Art!

We love street art. The color, beauty, and inspiration of the art express the same passion we feel when designing our shoes.  Whether the piece is for pure enjoyment or a call to action, street art has a sort of raw power that can be hard to find in a gallery.The fact that this beautiful piece is out in the open and accessible to all makes it even more commanding. This particular mural was painted a couple of years ago in Linares, Spain. One of the artists is the famous “Anarkia”, whose real name is Panmela Castro. Nominated by Newsweek as one of “150 Fearless Women”, Castro uses graffiti to change the world.Check out more pieces, including other beautiful murals...

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