15 Jul
Robert Whitworth's photo time-lapse European city tour

Rob Whitworth‘s time-lapse photographic work is like a compressed tour, seen through the eyes of a dimension traveling sorcerer. Or as NPR put it: “What Cezanne did for apples, Rob Whitworth does for city traffic.” With an artful eye and all-reaching camera, hours and hours of vivid city scape are compressed into just minutes. Whitworth’s […]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of […]


14 Jun
Freddi C once again tackles Spain's ultimate musical throwdown

I’m so ready for this! All of our friends here in Barcelona are begging for the weather to be great over this week and into the upcoming Sonar weekend. Why, you ask? Well it’s been unusually wet and cold here in BCN for this time of year — putting a bit of a damper on […]


21 Sep
Barcelona-based designer Beatriz Fabres shows her wares

While hanging out at an opening with a bunch of local Barcelona-based female artists I noticed they were all wearing these beautiful pinky rings. On closer inspection and inquiry I was told they were handmade by Chilean-born artist Beatriz Fabres. So a few days later I went to visit the impeccably put together Beatriz at […]


2 Aug
LIAS interviews the Barcelona-based graffiti & street artist

When recently catching up with Barcelona-based artist Max Ripo I had an uncanny feeling that I’d somehow, somewhere met him before. It wasn’t until a few meetings later that Max told me about his twin who I just happened to meet while he was helping Anthony Lister do a performance at my old Lab 101 Gallery a […]


26 Jul
"Lo Ultimo en Pop Art " Exhibition opens at the N2 Gallery

One of the first things I had to do when arriving in Barcelona was to contact local artist extraordinaire Uri and bug him to take me by his freshly opened exhibition Lo Ultimo en Pop Art at the very posh N2 Galeria. Meeting up with Uri is always the highlight of my trip — you’re […]


29 Jun
Freddi C's recap on the Sónar Barcelona madness

As we previewed a couple weeks back, LIAS correspondent Freddi C braves the wilds of Sonar Festival in Barcelona, and lives to tell the tale… Well, I’ve finally recovered from Sonar and already the weekend here is madness again. It sounds like I’m in the middle of a war zone — loud, and I mean […]


20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the […]