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Author: Heloisa Righetto

Ultra Hotel, Buenos Aires

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Ultra Hotel, Buenos Aires

I don’t know why, but I love researching for images of boutique and design hotels around the world. Maybe it’s because I rarely get to stay in one, I just imagine how cool would be be to be pampered and spoiled when travelling. Oh well, sometime soon! Anyhow, I got — Continue reading

Haldane Martin

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Haldane Martin

I came across with South African designer Haldane Martin‘s work this week, researching for a feature. We exchanged a few emails and I got to know a bit better about his collection. I particularly like the Zulu Mama Café Chair, made from woven recycled plastic onto a steel structure. What — Continue reading

James Joyce’s prints

Categories: Art + Graphics
James Joyce’s prints

I just love the vibrant colours in London based artist James Joyce‘s prints, and how pop-art and contemporary they look. You may recognize his style, since his list of clients include Wallpaper Magazine, The New York Times, GQ France, Esquire and Nike, just to name a few. I know some of — Continue reading

Disegna un cucchiaio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Disegna un cucchiaio

The Italian gastronomic magazine Il Cucchiaio d’Argento is celebrating its 60th anniversary and invited 5 designers to come up with a design for a spoon (that’s what cucchiaio means!). These were the 5 “competitors”: The winner, announced a couple of months ago, was Inga Sempé: the French designer entered the — Continue reading

Donna Wilson

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Donna Wilson

Everybody loves Donna Wilson! The British designer creates to cutest knitted pieces and recently won an important award: she was chosen Designer of The Year by interiors magazine Elle Decoration UK in 2010. I love how she mixes geometric patterns with whimsical characters, that’s such an unique style! I can’t — Continue reading

Mindcraft, Milan Design Week

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Haiku Sofa by GamFratesi

I can’t even believe I`m arriving in Milan just one week from today. It seems so surreal, and now that I`m not a Milan Design Week hookie anymore I’m trying to organize my schedule a bit better, although I’m sure I’ll miss most of the thing I want to see. — Continue reading

London Orchid Show

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
London Orchid Show

Well, this post is going to be all about the images. I mean, really, do I need to say anything when I have these stunning images to share with you?

More triangles

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
More triangles

A while ago, Adrienne posted about triangles as trend for furniture and accessories, and since then everywhere I look all I see is… triangles, of course! My latest find is this stunning cabinet collection, by A2 design studio, in Sweden. The patterned doors are just mesmerizing and the bright colours — Continue reading

SMP lamps by Studio Sergio Mendoza

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
SMP lamps by Studio Sergio Mendoza

I just love when I find great products made from unexpected things! Especially when these things were supposed to be disposed of… Take a look at the lamps made from discarded wood, by Studio Sergio Mendoza: What I like the most about this kind of products is the fact that — Continue reading

Rebecca Wilson

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Rebecca Wilson

Cute, cute, cute. That`s what I have to say about these ceramic wall lamps by designer Rebecca Wilson. First of all, I like the idea of hanging wall lamps: mix of functionalities always interest me. Other than that, the fact that the lamps are made from a hard material but — Continue reading

The Solo Bench by Domingos Tótora

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Solo Bench by Domingos Tótora

This past week the Design Museum in London opened a new exhibition, showcasing this year`s nominees for the Designs of the Year awards. It is a very eclectic mix of products, as the awards embraces 7 different categories, but my favourite (I know I`m biased) is the Solo Bench, by Brazilian — Continue reading

Delicious design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Delicious design

I’m doing a big research about the influence of food in product design–that’s so in right now, isn’t it?–that I had to share one of my discoveries here.  Actually, I consider this particular case not an influence, but a merge between these two amazing worlds. Delphine Huguet came up with — Continue reading

Open source by Max Lamb

Categories: DIY + How To
Open source by Max Lamb

I`m a big fan of British designer Max Lamb and his exquisite creations. Usually one-off projects and with a very conceptual foundation, they have interesting stories behind them. And, although Max’s works aren`t quite affordable and have a sculptural status, he does share his knowledge in a very democratic way. — Continue reading

Maison&Objet

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Maison&Objet

After two weeks (including weekends) I’m finally back home after travelling around and visiting some important trade shows. Yes, it is an amazing opportunity, but it can be exhausting! There are so many emerging trends and we are still in January, so I can’t wait for the Salone del Móbile — Continue reading

How to describe your used furniture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
How to describe your used furniture

I`m having a busy Sunday organizing everything to travel to Cologne tomorrow. I`m attending the very well know IMM furniture fair, and although knowing I`ll be exhausted by the end of the week, I`m looking forward to see the new releases and feel the “design buzz”. Next week I`ll post — Continue reading

Cercado chair

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Cercado chair

I know it`s hard to think “outdoors” during winter, when the only thing you want is to stay indoors. But I couldn`t resist! At least it will cheers us – in the northern hemysphere – up ! I don`t really know how to describe this product: chaise longue? Sofa? Lounger? — Continue reading

Mendes-Hirth

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Mendes-Hirth

I`ve decided to share with you guys a few designs of one of my favourite Brazilian designers, Mendes-Hirth. Fernando Mendes de Almeida and Roberto Hirth are based in Rio and have been working together since 2002. Both are industrial designers and carpenters with loads of experience. The mid century influence — Continue reading

Berlin Xmas Markets

Categories: Local + Travel
Berlin Xmas Markets

Ok, I know Christmas Markets are old news but I`ve spent quite a few days in Berlin this month and took plenty of pictures of the hundreds of markets spread along the city!! These are so beautiful and whimsical that we can start dreaming about next Christmas!!! Call me crazy!

Saints and sinners

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The basic saint shape

Religious figures are a very strong tradition in Brazil. Mostly a catholic country, lots of people like to decorate their houses with saints and transform small spaces into worship areas. But this have influenced other people, who may not be that religious but do like to personalize their homes with — Continue reading

Taking inspiration from Peter Rabbit

Categories: Uncategorized
Taking inspiration from Peter Rabbit

I know I`m biased, but London is an amazing inspiration, and you can experiment it everywhere. Of course the amazing design shops and magnificent buildings can be mesmerizing, but if you have more time and may want to protect yourself from the cold weather, choose one of the museums spread — Continue reading