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6 non-touristy souvenirs made in Spain

We don’t tend to encourage our guests to do a lot of shopping, but because occasionally someone wants to take a gift back home or treat themselves to something special from Barcelona, we decided to sell some of the things we have […]

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The Perchök, social design made in Barcelona

We are launching our first product this month, the Perchök. It is a hanger for people who have a wall to install it on, made by people who experienced homelessness. Having a purpose and feeling useful is crucial to leaving life on […]

Looking back: our Casas by photographer Carme Masià

When Mari and Petz found the space that is now yök Casa + Cultura in 2013, it was pretty much as it had been built in the year 1900, although covered in a think layer of history and dust. The different textures […]

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Long live our sofa thanks to the upholsterer

This is Rocio, the wonderful upholsterer and furniture restorer from across the street from us in El Born. Thanks to her, the sofa in Casa A is nice and soft again. Apologies to all our guests who sat a little hard the […]

Fresh photos by Tanya Khvorostiana

Here are some lovely photos of yök and us, Mari and Petz, by Tanya Khvorostiana (the girl with the cup in the bottom photo :)

Hand-made flowerpots made in Barcelona

If you want to know more about these natural clay flowerpots, or rather “nests for plants”, check out (Bas). They are all hand-made in Barcelona by Xènia. Now available at yök, like all the eco-designs you find in our apartments.

The making Off of Pedro Azevedo’s video about yök

Here is Pedro Azevedo Dias’ story of the making off his video about photographer Benjamin Julve’s vision of our space. “In the beginning it was definitely very spooky to be inside but as soon as I started to film it, I became […]

Before and After Photos of the eco-renovation

Here are some before-and-after photos of our 3 Casas. The building dates back to the year 1900 and the space we renovated had not been changed much since then. Here you can read about what we did and do to make our […]

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Real plants and locally-made flower pots by Bas

We love plants and believe that even apartment rentals should not be without them. They look good and filter the air. These flower pots are hand-made in Barcelona by Bas Barcelona, and for sale at yök, or directly via their web site. […]

Instagram reposts of our casas

Here some of our favourite Instagram reposts from guests and visitors. Follow @yokbarcelona.

The yök Hanger, upcycled from 100-year-old hangers

We designed some hangers for the bedrooms! They are made from 100-year-old wooden hangers we found at an old dry cleaner’s. Now available at 45€.

Damon Bopp’s wall art

Wall artist Damon Bopp, BoppArt, did some stunning features in our entrance. The pattern is the same one from the building’s facade, built in 1900, using the colours from the mosaic floor tiles. Damon hand-painted the walls, doing his own stencils. Visit […]

Greening our bathrooms without sacrificing the experience of our guests

It seems there is more to tackle than saving water when you want to go green in the bathroom. A while back, I wrote about why reclaimed sinks were the most eco-friendly option for wash basins at yök Casa + Cultura. © Carlos Barruz for yök Regarding mirrors, […]

All the details about our green office in Barcelona

The eco-renovation of yök Casa + Cultura is still in full swing but this week we moved into our office. This small (35m2) yet multi-functional space, equipped with a kitchen and toilet, serves as our reception as well as event space. The best thing […]

Look & feel of our spaces

These renders by Marcelo Cannarsa  will give you an idea what the spaces will look like when we finish eco-renovating.