INTERIOR DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
SINGULARES MAGAZINE #6 THE SUMMER ISSUE 2013
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Table of contents 6
P. 8 Only a few rods separate us from the sea
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KALEIDOSCOPE P. 20 Summer time P. 22 Heat school P. 24 Opened for holidays P. 26 A swinging through summer P. 28 Let’s go picnic! P. 30 Delicate and natural
CULTERY... FOR DESSERT Cold white chocolate mascarpone cream with summer fruits
SINGULARES SPACES P. 42 Looking to South
P. 68 “Scraper and brush” deco in the Cape of Gata
P. 100 El Oh!telito
P. 150 Valdirose
P. 124 Casa Daniela
Cover image Ă lvaro Leco
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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One of the most desired moments is the arrival of the summer season and of course, of the holydays. It is a pleasure to be able to disconnect for a few days and just fill them (and fill us) with many different things. Relaxation, sun, beach, or mountain, forget the phone and the computer and enjoy a good book under a good shade. What else can we ask for?
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Of course, in Singulares, not to be outdone, weâ€™re also going to give a small break before starting to prepare everything that will come with the new year, which I assure you is going to be very interesting. But we are not going to anticipate events. Singulares Magazine wanted to make to all of you who follow us a little gift that will help you to spend the month of August in a different
way. We suggest that you do with us a tour that, without a doubt, is going to be refreshing and rewarding, a trip that we will lead by olive groves, pine-clad mountains, to end at the edge of the sea. Four summer houses that will leave you breathless, all of them very different homes but with something in common: they will make us forget our day to day and reboot..
Bel茅n L贸pez Editor in chief
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ONLY A FEW RODS
SEPARATE US FROM THE SEA
PRODUCTION: MARIA MARCET.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: LUCÍA LÓPEZ.
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Scents that access from outside following the rhythm of the air that cradles the soft curtains and permeates our rooms of summer fragrances, keeping inside the smell of sea salt in the same way that a fragile glass does.
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Lusi Photography lusiphotography.com
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Añádenos a tu lista de intereses
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Ministry of Deco
Mes Caprices Belges
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Álvaro Leco Photographer
Ariana Ruglio Translator
Blas López Photographer
Lucía López Photographer
Marta Colomer Illustrator
Marta Fuertes Blogger
The illustration of Tutticonfetti, on the next page, summarises the fresh and playful image of summer that we all desire. * Download it as wallpaper in our blog.
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SUMMERTIME After a year waiting for it, now we can only enjoy summer.
Rattan armchair La Tienda a la Vuelta de la Esquina
Large basket Oysho
Tea cup Anthropologie
Sunglases Mango 20 | SINGULARESMAG #6
Towel Turtle Bay
Natural bone head Castelló 120
Naïve cushion Ocott
Atellier lamp Icons Corner
Dress Net a porter
Swedish buttet from the 60’s La Recova
Toscana vintage chair Icons Corner
Bikini Women’secret Suitcase Samsonite
Sandals Dolce & Gabbana
Jute and zinc basket La Tienda a la Vuelta de la Esquina SINGULARESMAG #6 | 21
heat SCHOOL Enjoying the summer days without forgetting the new year projects: these are a no-holidays full of concerns and ideas waiting to be put into practice.
Pink Vespa Vespa
Decorative carps Petit Pan
Mauri Orange Candy Real Fábrica Crumpled sky summer map Vinçon 22 | SINGULARESMAG #6
Decorative letters Factoría plástica
Gardenias Armchair with pergola BD Barcelona
Mint couloured lamp Kenay Home Zinc bucket Butlers
Casa Constante Anea stool Ekoideas
Missoni towels Yoox Midnight recovery concentrate Kiehl’s
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Leather carpe Kenay Home
Amazonia After Sun Olivia Soaps SINGULARESMAG #6 | 23
OPENED for holidays Although we are in the holiday period, the decoration and items that make heat more bearable do not lower the blind.
Mr. & Mrs dischclothes Decoratualma
Scandinavian jar by Alessio. 1954. Nitelshop
Soluble instant tea “Lemon & Lime” Bebe-Té Green Dalston sunglasses Mr. Boho
HK Living Rattan coffee table Saromu Daphne garden armchair Portobello Street 24 | SINGULARESMAG #6
HK Living cushion Saromu
Metal, industrial-style desktop calendar La Tienda a la Vuelta de la Esquina
Scandinavian buffet original from the 60’s Nitelshop
Decorative bird La Tienda a la Vuelta de la Esquina
Kids Rounded chair Zara Home kids Eau de toilette “Summer 2013” pour Homme Issey Miyake
Jute carpet Decoratualma
“Marseille” case Compagnie de Provence Saromu KALEIDOSCOPE
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A swinging through SUMMER Suitcases brimming of memories coming from places visited, flashes of holidays spent between highways ranging from Provence and its evenings to pools that invite to dips in a very tiki way.
Medium pink casserole from Corea Federica&Co
Round dining table Maisons du Monde
Rustic Pamela hat with dried flowers Lucía Be
Cardboard with clothing suitcase from Liberty Merci 26 | SINGULARESMAG #6
Water green tableware Zara Home
Retro car poster Smallable
Small side table Moka Decoración
Chaiselongue convertible in armchair Mù Restauración
Tärnö Foldable chair Ikea Two-tone glass Tumbler Zara Home
Inflatable float Forumsport The Beach O Bag Fullspot
Jelly ﬂip-ﬂop Kling
Vintage “Raspberries” wood box The Craftcake Mama KALEIDOSCOPE
After sun and lotion Hawaiian Tropic SINGULARESMAG #6 | 27
Let’s go picnic! There’s nothing like a couple relaxing weekend... with candles, a good wine to drink a toast, with a swimming pool near where to cool... and if you are surrounded by all these beautiful things, better than good! Heavy words 01 cushion Society6
Tilting Triangles cushion Society6
Rar Eames rocking chair replica Icons Corner
Picnic basket Sally Hambleton Delícies wine by BlancoRoto
Velvet cushion La Tienda a la Vuelta de la Esquina
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Nou Daus Hidraulic floor tile Huguet Mallorca
Snake Lua Nord
Mosquito net Ikea
Origami brooch Lua Nord
Bikini Pull & Bear
BBQ charcoal grill Ikea
Bag of light Merci KALEIDOSCOPE
Sandals Pull & Bear
Sarong towel Oysho
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delicateandnatural Shades and textures to spend a relaxing summer.
Fornasetti lamp Nitelshop
Bello velvet cushion Zara Home
Malati carpet Anthropologie
Cork stool Làpety Lipstick balm Siracusa
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Interwoven terrace cushio Zara Home
Fragile lamp Rue Vintage
Necklace Anthropologie Minigarden corner Ottoyanna
Chypre grey bench Maisons du Monde
Origami bird Zara Home
Biscuit Vase Objetology
Trocadero table Maisons du Monde
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Objetos para decorar y regalar www.latiendaalavueltadelaesquina.com
COLD WHITE CHOCOLATE MASCARPONE CREAM WITH SUMMER FRUITS
PRODUCTION: OLGA FERNÁNDEZ. RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY: MARTA FUERTES.
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GENIUS LOCI CULTERY... FOR DESSERT
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INGREDIENTS · 250g of mascarpone · 200g of white chocolate · 1 vanilla bean · 75g of raspberries
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· 1/2 mango cut in thin slices (you can use any fruit in season) · Pistachios or other dried fruit in small pieces (for decoration)
PREPARATION METHOD 1 Put the white chocolate to melt in bain-marie. 2 Once melted mix with mascarpone (left at room temperature so it is creamier and easier to manage). 3 Open the vanilla bean and, with the help of a knife, remove the seeds. Mix with mascarpone and chocolate. 4 Share out the mixture in small glasses and save in the fridge to cool and provide consistency to the cream. 5 Jus before serving, garnish with the desired slices of fruit and small pieces of dried fruits. 6 Serve cold. Mixing the cream with the fruit will lighten the dessert but the taste of vanilla and chocolate will prevail.
CULTERY... FOR DESSERT
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Mรกs allรก de 365 sonrisas martafuertesboto.blogspot.com.es
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多A 2.0? So it is Singulares Magazine
SOUTH Bordering the provinces of Granada, Malaga and Cordoba we found this spectacular country cottage of whitewashed walls that will make us change mind when we have a look inside.
PRODUCTION: BELÉN LÓPEZ.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: BLAS LÓPEZ.
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Located in an area with a strong gradient, this country cottage of two floors in Granada has now a splendid view to the sky and the fields thanks to the intervention of his owner, a Belgian in love with the light and sun of Andalusia that made the total refurbish of the house in just a few months. The access to the house is through a central courtyard that works as a hall 42 | SINGULARESMAG #6
to the majority of the rooms of the cottage. Another essential feature of this house was undertaken in main floor when they eliminate partition walls to achieve a space the most diaphanous possible in the large kitchen area and living room. The house doesnâ€™t have a hall as such, but it has a space enabled for reading and entertainment.
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All the facing, made in smooth finish mortar, are another key of the project. Its continuity throughout the house and also in outdoors spaces makes this material a true protagonist.
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White walls, in addition to enhance the brightness of the house, guides the gaze outward. The use of neutral colours creates the sensation of more spaciousness. Carpentry, painted in graphite colour, is present in
all the ambiences and gives them visual and aesthetic cohesion. In fact, woodworking deserves a chapter apart in this refurbish, as the vast majority has been recovered and re used, and as well as been
notable for its functional design it stamps a modern style to the house decoration.
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Another essential feature of this house was undertaken in main floo to achieve a space the most diaphanous possible in the large kitche
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or when they eliminate partition walls en area and living room.
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On the top floor was applied the same logic present in the rest of the house. The bedrooms come together
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in a hall that becames a useful space to integrate a portioned bath.
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The use of neutral colours creates the sensation of more s is present in all the ambiences and gives them visual and a
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spaciousness. Carpentry, painted in graphite colour, aesthetic cohesion.
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Outdoors a porch with a formidable cover with girder stands out, hosting a very fresh area, with a bench work, a rectangular one-piece table of smooth finish mortar and armchairs, which are perfect for gatherings or to fully enjoy the contact with nature.
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“SCRAPER AND BRUSH” DECO IN THE CAPE OF GATA We visit a house in an exceptional place, in which the owner has achieved a very effective and personal decoration with a very tight budget.
TEXT: FRAN SOGUERO.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: FEDERICO LANDIN.
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The origin of this story is Instagram. A few months ago, this application for mobile phones became a source of constant inspiration for lovers of decoration, among other things. This is where I discovered the house of Federico. Chance made me come to his profile and his photographs, among which I found one that powerfully attracted my attention: a beautiful cooler with blue doors was in the picture, typical of the kitchen of the 60â€™s and 70â€™s. So I decided to get in touch with him because I wanted to see more pictures of his house as I sense that it promised a number of decorative findings. And here they are...
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The house is located in an exceptional settlement, within the natural park of Cape of Gata, AlmerĂa, in a small village called El Pozo de 72 | SINGULARESMAG #6
los Frailes. The house is new construction duplex consisting in two bedrooms, living room/kitchen, a bathroom, a small courtyard at the
entrance of the house and a large terrace that was covered with a rustic pergola â€œmade with what they call here rollizos: natural unprocesSINGULARES SPACES
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Most of the furniture of the house comes from flea markets of the area, pieces that the owner has been selecting with care and an excellent decorative criteria. In the hall you can’t ignore the blue re-upholstering sofa from the 60’s and the coffee table that Federico commissioned to 76 | SINGULARESMAG #6
a blacksmith. For its lid a demolition hydraulic slabs was reused; in this room there is also an original poster from 1947 of the fiestas of Almeria, as well as a poster of the Barcelona’ Sala Gaspar from Miró bought in Seville.
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The built-in kitchen was done using a few doors from the 50’s kitchen of the grandmother of the owner. Turquoise tiles are hand made in Seville. The mentioned cooler comes from a flea market of the area: “It was painted in white and when taking away the many layers of paint its true blue colour came out. It just cost 30€!”, Federico tells me. There are some glass demijohns and an illuminated letter that he found in a container of work.
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The stairway was plastered with Cole & Son “Woods” paper and a rope of boat replaced the original handrail.
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In the master bedroom a couple of mirrors were reused â€œfrom one of these furniture so typical and so ugly in the 1970s that had at all entrances of the housesâ€?, says the owner.
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Most of the furniture of the house comes from flea markets of the area, pieces that the owner has been selecting with care and an excellent decorative criteria â€?
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In the other room the original bargue単o, a kind of decorated Spanish cabinet, done by Federico using of a coffee table and a few old pedestals stands out.
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When I ask Federico to set me in a few words the style of the house, not a moment of doubt: “in general what defines its decoration is the eco-
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nomy of means: I didn’t spend more than 100€ in any furniture, but if you think of the hours of scraper and brush...”
If you have liked the house of Federico you can rent it for your holydays. More information:Airbnb
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PRODUCTION: BELÉN LÓPEZ.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: ÁLVARO LECO.
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In Cercedilla, one of the most beautiful spots of the community of Madrid, a private villa of the 70s has been turned into individual apartments of one or two bedrooms. The local is situated right in the middle of a mount, protected by oak and ash trees, in the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama, less than an hour by car from Madrid and ten minutes walk from the nearest train station. When it comes to addressing the refurbishing project they respected the exterior architecture but they
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opted for claiming the open spaces, as if it were an urban loft. The rustic architecture, characteristic of the Sierra de Madrid, soon has been customized with a unique decoration. We can find everywhere rescued and recovered pieces by one of the owners of the house, Mara Matey, designer and Art Director in the world of cinema and advertising. With a mixture of vintage and country styles, furniture were combined with warm textures whose single vision makes us feel peace and quiet.
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The overall image of the house is enriched by a discrete diversity of pieces that connect with each other correctly. The current line complements are precisely what breaks the traditional rustic style and seasoned
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it with a touch of freshness and colourful. Just look towards the dining room, with a very particular decoration, to understand the amalgam of trends that are displayed there.
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The garden is a perfect backdrop for parts that we find in it. Natural beauty, peace and harmony intertwine in this suggestive outer space created slowly, with the intention to cause pleasurable sensations that facilitate rest.
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El Oh!telito elohtelito.webs.com
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We visit the house in Formentera of photographer Jordi Canosa and stylist Daniela Cavestany. A haven of peace and calm on the banks of the Mediterranean sea, free of artifice, where simplicity has been the key to integrate with the environment.
TEXT: BELÉN LÓPEZ. PHOTOGRAPHY:: JORDI CANOSA. STYLING: DANIELA CAVESTANY.
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Casa Daniela is a beautiful villa located in the Cape of BarberĂa in Formentera. It is bordered by a forest and boasts breath-taking views of the rest of the island and Ibiza. When their owners, Jordi Canosa and Daniela Cavestany, acquired this 126 | SINGULARESMAG #6
land they immediately got in touch with architects David Canosa and Daniel Duch (www.arqvid.cat), who made them a proposal that perfectly matched with the idea of integrating the house in the natural environment. They enjoy spending time at SINGULARES SPACES
home: they welcome lots of friends, they like to organize dinners and almost every afternoon they plan special activities and very playful with their children.
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All those plans are developed both outside and inside the house because this was the intention of the owners: create an open home where there were no differences between the inside and the outside. Already at the entrance there is a large window to see the trees and plants; the hall has been completed with the same finish as for the exterior of the house,
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as if it were part of the faรงade. In every end of the hall there are two doors that can be open for breeze to pass. In all the sliding doors curtains were added to provide privacy without losing the feeling of summer and freshness.
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Daniela has strongly added a small decorative touch in each room and has left the rest to be integrated with the nature of the terrain and architecture. The high ceilings, the light flooded spaces and wood from the Iroko hovering in the marquetry of doors and windows, speak for 140 | SINGULARESMAG #6
themselves. There are also a few noted pieces designed in wood by Jordi Canosa, contributing to add personality to the rooms: the shelving of salon, the dining table and bathroom countertop. Most of the lamps come from the Philippines, from where it is native his mother, where now lives
his sister and part of his family and a place, in addition, that they tend to visit at least once a year.
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A hotel in Tuscany where even clock’s hand stops.
PRODUCTION:: MARIA MARCET.
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PHOTOGRAPHY:: IRENE BERNI.
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We moved to the town of Lastra A Signa to discover Valdirose, a guest house located close to Florence, in a villa dating from the second half of the 19th century which has been recently restored by its owners, Irene and Paolo, who offer visitors a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital as a result of its strategic location at the top of a hill.
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Purchased in the 50s by her grandmother, for decades it was the family holidays house, a place that enjoyed its first owner the hospitality and whose granddaughter wants now to extend family know-how as well as the history of the place to each of its guests, thus returning to the splendour lived there in the past.
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Of a pronounced shabby chic style, this hotel combines objects from family inheritance with antiques bought in Tuscany and the South of France. Antiques are one of the SINGULARES SPACES
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Decorated with delicate flowers from the garden, objects and furniture periodicall offering each time a different appearance even it is the same space.
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ly rotate from one room to another,
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The attention dedicated to guests is reflected at the breakfast table, a beautifully presented table that represent an ideal start of a new day, 156 | SINGULARESMAG #6
which Irene and Paolo help planning between conversations around a good coffee and a freshly baked cake.
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Corresponding to the “Memory” room, hats wants to pay tribute to the profession practised by the members of her family, typical activity of Lastra A Signa town which has its own Museum of straw.
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Decorated with a delicate canopy with vegetable motifs, the room offers incomparable views of olive grooves that surround the house, as well as of Florence, located in the background.
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Valdirose Via val di rose, 35 50055 Lastra a Signa valdirose.com
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