In our line of work we’re lucky enough to meet a lot of interesting and
like-minded people. Let’s introduce you to some of our friends,
collaborators and customers, who truly believe in Meyba.

Mireia Ruiz

In collaboration with thecreative.net we would like to introduce you to new and emerging talents from Barcelona. Each week a new artists is put in the spotlights. This week we would like to introduce you to Mireia Ruiz: a multi talents who is mastering art direction, graphic design, photography and painting. Mireia Ruiz owns 50% of Cocolia, a creative studio that was born in 2008. Their philosophy? Less computers and more hands. They are all about abstract brushstrokes, solid colors and expressivity. And a lot of creative freedom. 

 

I like to
mix colors.

I hate
conformism.

I admire
nature.

It pisses me off when
people don’t listen to my opinion.

I dream of
new work space.

When I work
I need to listen to music.


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Write & Sketch

Time for a little chat with Angela and Matteo, the brains behind Write & Sketch: a bright Italian stationery brand that creates notebooks that will cheer up anyone by just looking at them. We collaborated with Write & Sketch to spice up our Instagram flat-lays and you might even find one of their colourful notebooks with your order. Let’s get to know them better!

How did Write & Sketch start as a brand?
We (Angela and Matteo) spent more than 10 years working together, doing art direction and brand consultancy at our studio Officemilano (www.officemilano.com). This was great fun and we still work as art directors for other companies. At the same time we wanted to feel the thrill of working on our own project. Our passion for graphics and fashion has deeply influenced the WS& project, a true mix between Italian design and the experimentation of the fashion world.

What do you hope to achieve with Write & Sketch?
To bring some optimism and fun to everyday life!

Where does your inspiration come from?
Our first collection of notebooks, called Super! Collection, is a tribute to Ettore Sottsass, Nathalie Du Pasquier and the Memphis Group: their products were pure fun. Colours were crazy, super saturated, shapes and patterns came from pop culture and some of them were barely usable. It was a reaction to modernism and good taste. We had a similar feeling against a particular kind of stationery that is mainly black; that`s why our designs are colourful, ironic and naïve. After all we want to have fun designing them and we want people to have fun using them.

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Carlotaoms

Today we present: the talented Elisabet Carlota and Elisenda Oms. Founders of Carlotaoms, an upcoming Spanish clothing brand that has been taking the world by storm. In collaboration with Meyba during Barcelona Fashion Week, every model in their show wore Meyba sneakers on the runway. The clothes and sneakers were like a match made in heaven and Carlotaoms won the 080 Award for best collection. Let’s see what’s on their mind!

How did Carlotaoms start out?
CARLOTAOMS is a brand that arose from the fusion of two creative designers, Elisabet Carlota and Elisenda Oms. We studied fashion design together and after graduation decided to start our own brand. We share the same idea of what fashion should be; an entrepreneurial spirit and we both have the need to satisfy our creative curiosity.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Our inspiration comes from everywhere; daily things that happen around us influence us. We also find inspiration in painters, artists, architecture, poetry, writers, social problems, music, cultures and food. We work with mood boards where we add all these inspirations up and we try to find connections between them. This is how the story of a collection starts.

How do you celebrate success?
With a glass of red wine and a plate of ceviche with lots of lime.

What was your last (day) dream about?
Elisenda Oms:  An invasion of aliens on Earth, dressed in green leggings with lilac dots. Elisabet Carlota: Rain of sweet pink popcorn on a sugar cloud.

If you had to pick three objects to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?
We would pick an art history book, a lot of chocolate bars and a comfortable deck chair.

If you could travel back in time, what era would you like to explore?
We would like to explore the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century or Paris in the beginning of the 20th century.

What are your favourite emoticons?
Pink hearts and the dancers. 

Pick one: Colourful or Black & White
Black & White always.

@carlotaoms
www.carlotaoms.com

Olga de la Iglesia

Meet Olga de la Iglesia: photographer, visual artist and art director. For our Club Meyba, Olga shot portraits of almost everyone you will find here on the website, including the street style pictures that we shot in Barcelona. So, Olga, tell us all about yourself!

‘I became a photographer from the need to create images from an idea and my desire to capture images that catch my attention in the street. Creating an image and its development stimulates me and keeps me alert to details, lights, forms and colours of life. Daylight has a great influence on me. I find my inspiration in all that nature and life offers: chance, fate, sunsets, changes, my friends… Besides photography, I love to travel, especially anywhere by the Mediterranean Sea. My goal in life is to strive to get to know myself and be at peace with myself.’

@olgadelaiglesia
olgadelaiglesia.net

Sandra Semburg

Get to know more about Sandra, the photographer who shot the wonderful street style pictures in Berlin, Paris and London!

‘Photography is one of the most beautiful professions I can imagine: I can express myself creatively, interact with people and get to know new places all the time. My days can be very diverse. During Fashion Week, I will be out shooting 4-8 shows a day and edit until 1 in the morning. If I am not shooting I work on the picture archives, emails, new projects and blog posts. Ideally my office day would end at around 19 but often it goes until midnight.

My inspiration comes mostly from traveling. I also love to study languages and I don’t know if you can call it a passion, but I’m also very much into food and healthy nutrition.

I dream to continue my work on a higher scale and with brands I love. I also dream of simplicity: finding a balance between work, nature and happiness.’

@sandrasemburg
aloveisblind.com

CAFÉ COMETA

The small café Cometa, situated in the fashion district of Barcelona, is actually Galeria Cosmo’s little brother. Café Cometa is a cosmopolitan café and art gallery, which came to be after the union of a Dane and a Mexican: Thomas and Regina. It was during this time they met Maria, a Basque girl. The three joint forces and came up with the idea to start a coffee place. Nearly three years ago now, our second café opened its doors.

In our place, which is opened almost the entire day, you can enjoy your breakfast with Danish specialties and Nømad coffee, made with a special micro independent coffee roaster. At lunchtime you can enjoy one of our salads or sandwiches that go very nicely with our freshly squeezed natural juices. If you’d like to have something in-between meals, feel free to order our well-known Chai Latte. It goes very well with our home-made cakes like the carrot cake, the chef’s specialty. In the evenings you and your friends can taste our beers or natural wines.

In Café Cometa, we look after every little detail, from our products to the music that you hear. We want every customer to experience a unique and special visit.

Carrer del Parlament 20 | 08015 Barcelona

@cafecometa
cafecometa.com