Marta Caro is a Barcelona-born graphic designer and art director currently living and working in New York, USA. Coming from a classic graphic design background, her work spans from interactive, branding and editorial design to art direction. Nowadays she works at The Line as lead designer. Say hi! hello(at)martacaro.com
Sunny days I like to go to the Palau Robert Garden. Is an small garden placed in the middle of the city. The palace works today as an exhibition space, so after reading the newspaper under the sunshine, you can visit an exhibition. I love to go there to feel myself surrounded of abundant vegetation and the songs of the birds. It makes me be in a good mood.
La Parada is an outdoor art gallery, art accessible to all. It is located in the market of Gracia, there are photographs and books next to the typical market products as tomatoes, bread, artichokes..It’s a really nice place.
Former headquarters of the "Textil Algodonera Foundation", an emblematic building of the XIX century of neoclassical style that is a reference in the city of Barcelona. They have an excellent restaurant where you can make a good brunch and a terrace ideal for summer evenings, I usually go to design when I need tranquility and that they treat me with professionalism, ideal also for an informal meeting or a drink with a good friend.
The 3.000 square meters space used to be a parking lot and was transformed into an exquisit palace of food. The venue is divided into four restaurants, each specialised in something else. Meat, fish, tapas & rice, delicatessen. And in the center, four counters specialised in cava, wine, beer and cocktails. There’s even an oyster & champagne bar, for the chic & fancy.
Salvador Dalí often visited Cadaqués in his childhood, and later kept a home in Port Lligat, a small village on a bay next to the town. A summer holiday here in 1916, spent with the family of Ramon Pichot is seen as especially important to Dalí's artistic career. Other notable artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Hamilton, Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Antoni Pitxot, Henri-François Rey, Melina Mercouri and Maurice Boitel also spent time here. Cadaqués is mentioned in the story "Tramontana" by Gabriel García Márquez.