In early 2010, designer Marianne Costa and her partner Olivier, both of French-Catalan descent, were busy scouting locations for their store. When they discovered this remarkable, rustic space in the Gràcia district, they knew the search was over. Named after a wooden sculpture depicting the letter “A” that a previous tenant had left behind, la-a is a handicraft shop specializing in artisanal objects with a modern design touch. The impressive selection of new and old tools, leather goods and decorative objects encompasses both the highly functional and the purely ornamental. Beyond the products themselves, what makes la-a such an interesting shopping experience is the quirky locale. It includes a garden with an antique outdoor kitchen, which were used by another previous storeowner to grow and cook vegetables. In addition to hosting concerts and other events, la-a’s garden is now home to various plant life (as far as we can tell the cacti look very content), some of which is also for sale.Show lessRead more

    C/ del Torrent de l'Olla 86 , Barcelona


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    L3 (Fontana)

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