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Author: Heloisa Righetto

Enter without knocking

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Enter without knocking

If you fancy quirky contemporary architecture and interior design, you have probably heard of Marcelo Rosenbaum. The Brazilian Architect has been doing outstanding projects for the past few years and his unique, colourful and modernist style became his signature, alongside his passion for Brazilian crafts, recognised by his fans from — Continue reading

Orgatec

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Orgatec

Last month the lovely German city of Cologne hosted one of the most important events for the contract furniture market: Orgatec. The fair happens every two years and brings together some of the most important manufacturers, such as Herman Miller, Haworth and Giroflex. Although the fair has been much bigger — Continue reading

Cersaie, Bologna

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Washbasin at Rapsel

For me, 2010 has been all about visiting trade shows. I don`t think I`ve ever visited so many before, most of them for the very first time. September was a busy busy month, and I flew to Bologna (Italy) to take a look at Cersaie: the biggest bathroom furnishings and — Continue reading

Lelé celebrates 50 years as a great Architect

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Lelé celebrates 50 years as a great Architect

João Figueiras, best known as Lelé, is a Brazilian architect who started his career alongside world renowned Oscar Niemeyer during the construction of the country`s capital, Brasília. With hundreds of amazing projects, he is celebrating 50 years working, and MCB (Museu da Casa Brasileira),put together a great exhibition with some — Continue reading

World Cup posters

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
World Cup posters

Yes, I belong to the big cliche that all Brazilians like football (or soccer, whatever..). I do love it, I`m a fervorous supporter and and get really nervous when Brazil plays. There`s no other place in the world to watch the games as Brazil: the country literally stops, we all — Continue reading

Bakery

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bakery

I absolutely love this chair, designed by Israeli design studio Bakery. This organic pattern created with the foam injection is very very interesting! The candy colours add a charm to it, and I`m pretty sure I could use itat a home office as well as for dining.

Here they are!

Categories: Art + Graphics
Here they are!

The Elephants were finally unveiled!               Many thanks to my friend Marina – the elephant chaser – for the images!

Plastic bag shoe

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Plastic bag shoe

I have to admit that i`m kind of a shopaholic. I`m not at all an expert on the subject, but I do love fashion and read loads of blogs and magazines. Of course my budget is not enough to keep up with all those gorgeous Balmains and Miu Mius, so — Continue reading

Elephants in London

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Elephants in London

I know we all love Cow Parade, but now it`s time for the elephants! Oh yeah, the Elephant Parade will be on London streets from tomorrow, and I can`t wait to take a close look on all of them! "Elephant Parade is a conservation campaign that shines a multi-coloured spotlight — Continue reading

Illustrated cups

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Illustrated cups

I was brownsing through a great design blog when I came across the work of Cheeming Boey. There are literally no words to describe how cool these illustrations are! Instead of using a regular canvas, Boey uses styrofoam cups to give life to his art. It`s a really interesting idea, — Continue reading

Having fun with: signalling plaques

Categories: Art + Graphics
Having fun with: signalling plaques

The least we can say is that these interventions in NYC are interesting. The least, of course! I think it is quite an inteligent way of making people pay a little more attention in their day to day stuff, like walking to work. I really don`t know who is the artist, — Continue reading

Lovely table

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lovely table

Isn`t this a very suitable name for this coffee table? Designed by Roberta Rampazzo, it has 7 hearts and it`s handmade! Roberta says that "this is the concept I wanna work with, emotional design, which not only plays with people`s emotions but also brings beautiful things to our lives". The — Continue reading

Sérgio Matos

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Sérgio Matos

I didn`t really know Sérgio Matos until the day this website posted a couple of images of his work. I trully like his innovative way to work with wood, his environment concernings and his inpirations in Brazilian nature. He has just been invited to exhibit at Salone Satelite in Milan! — Continue reading

Salão Design Movelsul

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Salão Design Movelsul

One of the biggest Brazilian furniture fairs, Movelsul, also has a design contest, and they finally announced the winners. Check them out here! I`ve selected a couple of images so you can have a preview…    

Cowparade

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Cowparade

Cowparade is back in São Paulo, and I remember being there when the lovely cows visited the city for the first time. For now, I can only  of look at them via internet. Aren`t they cute? I really love this exhibition and I hope they come to London very soon! — Continue reading

Calu Fontes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Calu Fontes

These illustrations by Calu Fontes are just breath taking! So detailed, so colourful… amazing! These pieces are for me like works of art, not only simple tableware.                   

Cute kids clothes

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Cute kids clothes

Folhinha is the name of this brand, which aims to do kids clothes with a sparkle of "granny did it". In onther words, they don`t look like they were made in a big factory (and they are not) and you certainly won`t find another thousand kids wearing the same piece your — Continue reading

Cucampre

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cucampre

It`s really nice when a designer can develop a simple product and achieve success and recognition with it. Olavo Machado Neto is a Brazilian designer, who has also studied in Milan, and his company (Cucampre) has a few interior products, such as this key holder and hanger. It is made — Continue reading

Jader Almeida

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Jader Almeida

I had a hard time today searching for something to post here, and then I remembered I saw a beautiful red bench in a magazine a couple of months ago, and what a pleasant surprise to find out that Jader Almeida has many other nice pieces.I really don`t know, but — Continue reading

Pencil sharpener

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pencil sharpener

It`s so nice to find good design in simple and day to day stuff, like a pencil sharpener. Faber Castell is one of the companies which trully invests on design, and that`s why their collection is such a success! This product, designed by Brazilian studio Chelles & Hayashi, brings together — Continue reading