This sweetheart apartment by architect Eva Cotman in Raval at the District of Ciutat Vella in Barcelona, Spain has swept us off our feet with romantic touches of reclaimed barn wood. The interior walls sparkle white as a blank canvas for the young couple living here to play with colorful additions of their own. Like the inviting library which stores great heights of books taking on the shape of a staircase that also works as a passage into a guest loft. Its purity and humility suits the simple; still the design keeps those who hope for more in life well satisfied.

Via [archdaily] – photographs © Eva Cotman & María Ceballos

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.