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06

Mar
2013

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In Bogotá

By ClaireGuilloton

Les amis Bizcocheria

On 06, Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | In Bogotá | By ClaireGuilloton

A friend of Mario, Julia, just started her business with two of her friends. The first time I went there, I thought: “I need to put it on my blog”… They are located in cra 14 con 86a segundo piso.

Basically, you enter like if you were entering in an appartement, and when you get there, it’s a lovely cute place with few places to seat but you can still have a coffee or tea and some fantastic patisseries. They obviously thought a lot about design before they even started the thing. It’s georgous!

But the most of the most is the food in itself. They have few items but you can feel that each of them have been thought for years before getting out of the oven PERFECT.

If you want to do orders from them (they have a delicious chocolate cake, yummy!), or simply know more, go to their facebook page which is quite active: Facebook page.

28

Feb
2013

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In Bogotá
Pattern
Product Design

By ClaireGuilloton

Hechizoo – part 3

On 28, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In Bogotá, Pattern, Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton

Loved it, loved it, loved it!
One day, I’ll be rich and I will be able to buy a nice carpet like those ones. Or buy myself a machine so I can make many!

Thanks very much to Jorge Lizarazo for his welcoming. We had a lovely time, felt really comfortable and my eyes are still overwhelmed…

Hechizoo’s website.

27

Feb
2013

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In Bogotá
Pattern
Product Design

By ClaireGuilloton

Hechizoo – part 2

On 27, Feb 2013 | One Comment | In Bogotá, Pattern, Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton

A bit more of Hechizoo:

A lot of things! Jorge took the time to take us everywhere, to show us a lot of different types of carpets and fabrics. He likes mixing the different materials and can use cooper fibres with leather without any problem. He uses in general a lot of metal in his compositions which gives a lovely effect to the carpets and makes them very strong.

26

Feb
2013

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In Bogotá
Pattern
Product Design

By ClaireGuilloton

Hechizoo – part 1

On 26, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In Bogotá, Pattern, Product Design | By ClaireGuilloton

I was very lucky yesterday to be able to go and visit the most beautiful carpet and fabric atelier of Bogotá, and probably of Colombia. Jorge Lizarazo is an amazing artist who let us enter in his world for a couple of hours.

The studio is located in a very poor area of Bogotá, which is called the 20 de Julio, in the South of the city.

Once you enter inside the atelier, it’s another world with people working by hand everywhere, and which such a good taste in everything that you feel straight away comfortable.

There are two massive floors, with different kinds of works. Some of the carpets (like the blue one below) is made by three experienced women at the same time.

More information on their website but more photos are coming…

04

Feb
2013

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In Art
Bogotá

By ClaireGuilloton

Street art – la Candelaria

On 04, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In Art, Bogotá | By ClaireGuilloton

Love street art. And I am following this blog for more than a year: Street Art Utopia. They show street art from all over the world.

That’s where I found those nice images taken in la Candelaria, one of the most beautiful place of Bogotá with its colonial style.


By Fin DAC. In La Candelaria. Bogotá, Colombia.

There are a lot of graffitis like this in Bogotá.

31

Jan
2013

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In Bogotá
Home
Pattern

By ClaireGuilloton

My chair

On 31, Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | In Bogotá, Home, Pattern | By ClaireGuilloton

A while ago, I bought this beautiful chair in the Mercardo de las pulgas of the street 26. The flee market is open on Sundays and you can find all sorts of old things.

I decided to make a cushion for it and chose a nice fabric in Telas & Tonos street 77 with 14. They have so much choice! We got an old sewing machine from a friend of us and I think I will try to use it more! I need to practice a lot…

Merci Ghislaine pour l’aide.

29

Jan
2013

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In Bogotá
Craft

By ClaireGuilloton

Calle 53

On 29, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Bogotá, Craft | By ClaireGuilloton

Just discovered another lovely place in Bogotá, for craft.

Along the street 53, there are little shops (from carrera 14 to 20) where you can find different types of craft technics. They are selling the products done, or rough so you can paint it yourself and decorate as your taste. Most of the shops also have courses so they explain you how to do.

A lot of things, and a lot of ideas. That’s quite nice!

A couple of shops I took photos in:

Casa del arte
Casona artesanal

28

Jan
2013

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In Bogotá
Tourism

By ClaireGuilloton

Calle 71 con 7

On 28, Jan 2013 | One Comment | In Bogotá, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton

A good walk to do from Bogotá. You can start in calle 71 with 7, and get to this beautiful footpath. In less than an hour, you are on the top and can see the whole city. You can even be lucky and see the snow top of the Nevado. This time, I wasn’t.

Some (the ones at 6.45) surely take less than half an hour to go up. They are running those bas*****!!!! …while I am suffering, having difficutlies breathing because of the altitude!

A very nice way to get away from the city. A link to know more about this kind of walk.

10

Jan
2013

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In Bogotá
Tourism

By ClaireGuilloton

National Museum of Bogotá

On 10, Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | In Bogotá, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton

The National Museum is quite nice to see the history of Colombia and to understand its origins. Worth having a look, and plus it’s free.

What I liked in terms of design were those funny faces made by the indigenes.

31

Dec
2012

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In Bogotá
Photography
Plants
Tourism

By ClaireGuilloton

Jardín Botánico

On 31, Dec 2012 | No Comments | In Bogotá, Photography, Plants, Tourism | By ClaireGuilloton

When we talk about design in Colombia, we have to include the design of Nature. Colombia is the second country after Brazil that has the most biodiversity.

Here are a couple of pictures of the botanical garden of Bogotá. It was badly flooded last year and has lost a lot of species, but still amazing. An incredible lung in the heart of the city…