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Lisa Rackstraw & Javier Delgado Esteban

Lisa Rackstraw & Javier Delgado Esteban

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.

What our visitors say about us

SpaceWhale
5.0
Based on 12 reviews
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Sarah Jane Robinson
Sarah Jane Robinson
2020-03-18T17:29:05+0000
Thank you to SpaceWhale for the home delivery today. Perfect.
Sylvie Nunio Auger
Sylvie Nunio Auger
2020-03-04T20:40:11+0000
Une pépite ! Amazing place owned by two passionate and interesting people, full of treasures at very affordable... prices!! I fully recommendread more
Annelieke Ettema
Annelieke Ettema
2019-10-26T18:05:32+0000
Great art, curiosities and photographs combined with good stories of far away travels and nerd-level knowledge of... paper, printing and artists. Lovely!read more
Evine Emily
Evine Emily
2019-10-26T11:44:36+0000
One of the most interesting and inspiring shops I have ever been into. My son could have spent all day in there... chatting with Jose and learning so much. Beautiful items for sale too. A real gem in the beautiful village of Frigiliana.read more
Marnie Crowder
Marnie Crowder
2019-10-04T19:33:34+0000
Absolutely amazing find in Frigiliana. It is like a small cave crammed with beautiful photographs, sounds, smells and... unusual items of interest. Owners are an amazing couple who photograph underwater experiences with the wonders found under the sea. They have amazing tales to tell of their adventures and photographic evidence of their experiences and awards. On-line shopping too. Fantastic! Many thanks Lisa and Javier for your warm welcome and help and advice in choosing our items. See you next year.read more
Daisy Mae Pearson
Daisy Mae Pearson
2019-08-30T10:12:36+0000
Lovely owners! Gorgeous prints, one of the best shops in Frigiliana! X
Estrella Clavero Matas
Estrella Clavero Matas
2019-08-25T18:15:45+0000
*Preciosa y original tienda en Frigiliana, muy recomendable, gracias por vuestra profesionalidad y amabilidad *
Seán Rogers
Seán Rogers
2019-08-22T14:31:05+0000
Incredible shop, owners were open and welcoming and very interesting. Can't rate this place highly enough. I wish them... all the success in their endeavours.read more
Raquel Lopez
Raquel Lopez
2019-06-29T20:54:34+0000
Lovely and unique shop in Frigiliana. It is a must
Robt Leturno
Robt Leturno
2019-06-13T18:58:55+0000
Just wandered in today and was mesmerized by all the wonderful objects de Art, amazing smells and lovely owners ❤️... I had to go back twice today and am so happy with my treasures! I will return soon! SpaceWhale is a must visit for sure!!!read more
Ami Lasikari
Ami Lasikari
2019-06-12T12:46:14+0000
Fantastic art and craft shop! Exclusive; the owners own deepsea fotography of whales!
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