SpaceWhale® & Company's Crew
Lisa and Javier are multi-award-winning visual artists and photographers and have travelled the world to bring you a Cabinet of Curiosities where you could buy Fine Art Photography, Original Artworks, Vintage Natural History and Space Illustrations, Selected New and Second-hand books, Organic Fair-trade clothing, Naturally dyed Indigo fabrics, Hand-poured Artisan Perfumery and, Home-grown Ornamental Plants and other Beautiful objects to make life more agreeable.
Lisa Rackstraw and Javier Delgado Esteban mix the best of both worlds with their Australian and Spanish backgrounds and lifestyle making Spacewhale an eclectic mix of creative style, serving up a unique offering of art, home décor and beautiful originally created items with plenty of soul sourced from around the globe.
Both passionate about culture, environment and beautiful imagery with classic simplicity Lisa and Javier have ensured Spacewhale is designed to bring a little something different into your day.
SpaceWhale ™ flagship store is located in the beautiful picturesque township of Frigiliana in Andalucia. Frigiliana one of the most beautiful pueblos blancos of Andalucia is nestled into the natural park area of The Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama a stunning, protected area bordering the Spanish provinces of Málaga and Granada.
Frigiliana, is known for its Moorish old quarter and narrow streets decorated with flowers and ceramic mosaics bringing another rich cultural facet to the selected items you will find at Spacewhale, yet differing in style from traditional stores.
Lisa studied photography and is passionate about social issues, taking her inspiration from the tradition of Street and monochromatic photography. Having been invited to Madrid Spain for a week in the early 1990´s, the pull proved too much, living between Australia and Spain for many years.
In his early professional life in Spain, Javier developed a strong interest in all aspects of photography, moving image, environmental, space sciences and natural history.
With an eclectic background, Javier studied Contemporary Art and Photography and have worked as an editorial photographer and video producer.
Javier holds a First Class BSc (Hons) in Biological Imaging and have worked for The EU, The British Council, The British Library and The Natural History Museum.
Javier was the New Media Manager at The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from July 2006 until January 2018.