Hi! I’m Natalia, a creative crafter from Barcelona who loves her city, traveling and DIY lifestyle. I’ve got a curious eye and I like sharing what happens around me through my blog. I think it can always be interesting and useful for someone who has a similar taste to me!
What do you do and what excites you about it?
I’m a graduate of Journalism, I work as a creative and graphic designer in a communication agency. In fact, before working in that job, I was a Social Media Manager, so what really excites me about what I do is always being motivated about what I’m doing and always learning new things.
Are you working on any personal projects?
Yes I am! I’ve got a little personal brand called Le Petit Pot with an Etsy shop and a blog where I share my work and all the things and activities related to my lifestyle. Thanks to Le Petit Pot, I’m involved in different Barcelona collectives related to DIY life, crafts and street art such as La Guerrilla de Ganxet (urban yarnbombing movement). I like sharing all my passion for DIY and handcrafted items through my social network profiles and my blog; Le Petit Pot, where I share with the world -handcrafted stuff, my trips (I’m a urban lover) and other finds (food, cute, Barcelona places and events…).
DIY Tutorial: Tea Towel Tote Bag
What are you passionate about when you're not working?
I really love sewing; crocheting and everything related with DIY culture and handcrafted stuff, always with a contemporary and design view. Apart from my hobby and passion for that, I really love travelling and writing about my trips in my blog (you will find there; London, Paris, Singapore, Iceland and Japan guides). While I’m not at home sewing, I love walking around Barcelona, looking for new places, activities and events.
What do you find most inspiring about your city? And what would you recommend a visitor should see or do?
Barcelona has plenty of interesting activities for sharing all my passions. In the last few years, DIY lifestyle has gained importance in Barcelona’s society in many categories (fashion, décor, food, gardening…). It’s easy to find people, workshops, openings, shops, and other activities to take part in DIY life. If you’re interested in that world, please, contact me! I’ll tell you where to go!
Barcelona has plenty of tourists attracted by the sun, beach and parties. But what I recommend to everyone in Barcelona is to visit the town like a local. So, leave your travel books in the hotel or apartment and let’s get lost on the streets of Barcelona. If you’d like to come to Barcelona, don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll tell you the best places to go, visit and eat! I’ve already shared Barcelona finds on my blog and I’ve got a Gracia (a Barcelona area) city guide that you can also download from my blog.
Advert and map from Petit Pot's Cutehunting Photowalk of Gracia. More than 40 people joined to walk the streets of Gracia, on the hunt for 'cute'! You can download a copy of the map here.
Are there any trends, cultural shifts or movements emerging in Barcelona right now that really excite you?
There are lots of independent illustrators and art collectives in Barcelona. You can check their work in many galleries and fairs that take place in the city. There’s also a DIY and craft resurgence in the city. Duduá is an initiative that works in recovering old hand craft techniques and adapts them to nowadays.
What kind of projects would you like to get involved in with the sense network?
Everything creative related with people talent or projects that want to connect with real people.
Which brand would you most like to have an influence on and how would you like them to change?
Lots of brands! I would like them to be clearer in what they are doing (materials, process, origin, labor conditions…). As a great fan of hand made work, I just want to know that a brand is following a fair process for their product.
Is there anything you'd like to share with the rest of The Sense Network?
I just want to tell you that if you are coming to Barcelona or you are involved in any Barcelona project, just contact me! I usually share what’s going on in the city in my blog (www.lepetitpot.com), so don’t hesitate to check it if you’re coming to my city!