Fab 40: The Lab Room Spa, Madrid

A pioneer beauty spa since opening in 2000 in Madrid, The Lab Room launched its own range of beauty products and fragrances last year. The real story behind this beauty brand, however, is owner Monica Ceno Elie-Joseph, an ex-journalist with stints at MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York.

A powerhouse of salon secrets, Elie-Joseph is responsible for a bestselling self-help book and writes a successful blog. Her most recent venture, The Lab Room Beauty Collection, is a niche cosmetic brand with botanical and aromatherapy benefits.

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Established by Ignacio Fernandez Rodgriquez in 2003, Aspid Cars has brought the Supercar to Spain

View of car from the drivers seat

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Exterior view of Aspid car

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Aspid Cars has brought the Supercar to Spain

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Exterior view of Aspid cars

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Front view of Aspid car

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Read the Article: Hotel Consolacion, Aragon (opens in new tab)

Interior view of Hotel Consolacion

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Exterior view of The Cubic rooms of Aragon's Hotel Consolacion

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The Cubic rooms of Aragon's Hotel Consolacion perch high above Aragon

View from Hotel Consolacion

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A high-design boutique hotel, Consolacion sits atop a rocky ravine in North East Spain

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Espadrilles, the stylish Spanish footwear of choice

Shoes and wedges stacked

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The stylish Spanish footwear

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Shoes and wedges stacked up

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Studio House Acoran II, by Gyp Arquitectos

Exterior view of Studio House Acoran II

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Interior view of Studio House Acoran II

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Interior view of Recycling centre

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Recycling centre by Hidalgo Hartmann architects

Exterior view of Recycling centre

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Recycling Centre, Barcelona by Hidalgo Hartmann

Recycling centre of Barcelona

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Exterior view of Recycling centre

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Read the Article: Hotel Ferrero, Valencia (opens in new tab)

Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

Exterior view of Hotel Ferrero

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Interior view of Hotel Ferrero

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Interior view of Hotel Ferrero

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Exterior view of Hotel Ferrero

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View of Hotel Ferrero at night

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

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Night view of Hotel Ferrero with floor lights

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Swimming pool area of Hotel Ferrero

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Bathroom with white bathtub

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Room with double bed

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Bar counter in the room

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Read the Article: Villa Julia Playhouse, by Javier Mariscal (opens in new tab)

Villa Julia Playhouse

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Black and white house

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Villa Julia Playhouse, by Javier Mariscal

Exterior view of Ultzama Equestrian Centre

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Valdermorillo House, by Padilla Nicas

Exterior view of Valdermorillo House

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Interior view of Valdermorillo House

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Inside Valdermorillo House

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Read the Article: Women's Institute Mostoles, by Nodo (opens in new tab)

Women's Institute Mostoles, by Nodo

Exterior view of Women's Institute Mostoles

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Exterior view of Women's Institute Mostoles

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Women's Institute Mostoles

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Read the Article: Pamplona Fiesta Posters (opens in new tab)

One of the 2009 Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

Pamplona Fiesta Posters

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Pamplona Fiesta Posters

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Pamplona Fiesta Posters

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Poster of Bull head

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Poster of Bull's head

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One of the 2009 Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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White washing machine

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Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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Read the Article: Ricardo Bofill Architect (opens in new tab)

Building exterior view

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Exterior view of Muralla

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Muralla by Ricardo Bofill Architects

Exterior view of Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Architects

Sketch of a dress from Dior Couture

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Simil Jesus sketch

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Simil Jesus by Ricardo Fumnal

Work for GIles Deacon

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Work for GIles Deacon by Ricardo Fumnal

An artwork sketch of a girl in open hair for Mango

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Artwork for Mango by RIcardo Fumnal

Read the Article: The Lab Room Spa, Madrid (opens in new tab)

The Lab Room Spa, Madrid

Interior view of The Lab Room Spa

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The Lab Room Spa goodie box

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Read the Article: Tomas alonso, Designer (opens in new tab)

Trestle table by Spanish designer, Tomas Alonso

Trestle table

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Trestle table made by a Spanish designer

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Trestle table by Spanish designer

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Read the Article: Luis Venegas, Publisher (opens in new tab)

Erotic publishing from Spanish creative, Luis Venegas

Erotic publishing from Spanish creative

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Erotic publishing from Spanish creative

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Erotic publishing from Spanish creative

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Wind farms help keep things running at the Aire de Bardenas Hotel

View from the window of Aire de Bardenas Hotel

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Inside the room of Aire de Bardenas Hotel

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms