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Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori
Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls...
CULTURE
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
In a first-ever comprehensive look stateside, NYC's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is getting ready to launch "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” on 4 November 2014. The exhibition showcases the work of over...
FOOD-DRINK
Tuju, São Paulo
by Jorge Grimberg In São Paulo, a new restaurant has taken the search for local suppliers to the next level. “All we have planted here is eatable, from the greenhouse to the front garden," Ivan Raslton Bielawski—the eatery's 29-year-old chef—tells...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Paraty
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman Walking around the maze of streets paved with irregular stones, visitors can feel the Portuguese presence that first landed in Paraty 500 years ago. Situated in a sheltered bay at the edge of the wild Mata Atlantica...
DESIGN
São Paulo Design Weekend: The Love Project
by Jorge Grimberg Brazilian architect Guto Requena launched a project that is very close to his heart at Design Weekend São Paulo. Through a special software developed by D3 Studio, personal emotions are captured to define new shapes for everyday...
DESIGN
Design Weekend São Paulo: MADE Pop-Up
by Jorge Grimberg Part of many different events comprising Brazil's second-annual Design Weekend São Paulo, the MADE (Mercado+Arte+Design) pop-up featured an exhibition curated by investment banker-turned-collector Waldick Jatobá. Within MADE were...
DESIGN
Brazil Meets NYC in Joinery's Blankets and Rugs
Within the Brooklyn boutique's thoughtful selection of well-crafted housewares, vintage goods and hard-to-find clothing labels, one of Joinery's most popular pieces has been their own woven blankets and rugs which are, more often than not, out of...
FOOD-DRINK
Casa Fat Radish, Rio de Janeiro
Any monumental event—from annual art fairs to sports tournaments—is now a major playground for companies to leave their mark on a captive audience. The branded hoopla oftentimes feels awkward, but when lured by free swag and booze, it's rarely questioned...
FOOD-DRINK
Brazilian Sweet Treats by Simply Brigadeiro
by Eva Glettner Even though she has spent many years in Los Angeles, Sabrina Pires Kahn's Brazilian roots are deeper than just her Portuguese-tinged English. In fact, Pires Kahn is on a mission to bring brigadeiros—Brazil’s most loved confections...
LISTEN_UP
VF Mix 01: Andrew Ashong
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam.
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The Rosebuds: In My Teeth
The World Cup kicked off this week, and while Brazilian music is always welcome at CH, the myriad playlists made for the international football affair are far from samba-inducing. Instead, we turned to British-Ghanaian soul singer Andrew Ashong and...
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Rick Derringer: Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo
The Rosebuds (a Raleigh, NC-based indie rock duo) are back for their sixth LP Sand + Silence, with co-production from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (who played guitars and synths) and Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn on bass. The single "In My Teeth" gives us...
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Para One: You Too
French electronic artist Jean-Baptiste de Laubier (aka Para One) has been a figure in the Paris club scene for nearly a decade and his latest video for "You Too"—off his upcoming record Club—is a throwback to dance shows of the '90s. Somewhere between...
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Air: All I Need
We celebrated the news of Air's forthcoming vinyl-only release, Music For Museum, with a look back at one of their classic tracks, "All I Need" and its Mike Mills-directed video. It's been two years since Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin created...
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Air: All I Need We celebrated the news of Air's forthcoming vinyl-only release, Music For Museum, with a look back at one of their classic tracks, "All I Need" and its Mike Mills-directed video. It's been two years since Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas...
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Giorgio Moroder: Giorgio's Theme
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam.
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Theoish: Never Alone
It's difficult to overstate the impact 74-year-old producer, DJ and performer Giorgio Moroder has had on contemporary music. So when the Italian disco legend makes music (or talks), people listen. His latest release "Giorgio's Theme" is classic Moroder...
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Caribou: Can't Do Without You
The wistful new melody "Never Alone" from London's Theo Krish—a producer who writes and records under the moniker Theoish—carries you into a beautiful harmonic trance with its hazy, Nina Simone-like vocals and complementary tinge of perfectly placed...
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Georgia: Be Ache
Canadian musician Dan Snaith is back as Caribou (after dropping the dance-inducing LP Jiaolong as Daphni in 2012), and his new single "Can't Do Without You" feels like he's picking up where he left off in 2010. From his forthcoming third album as Caribou...
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Sonzeira: Aquarela do Brasil (Mark E Remix)
Georgia Barnes is a fierce female drummer who's played some serious live beats for Kwes, Kate Tempest and JUCE (a rad trio recently making waves for breaking girl group stereotypes), and she's slowly sidling her way into the compositional spotlight...
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Sonzeira: Aquarela do Brasil (Mark E Remix) Recognized by the BBC as the "Best Singer of the Millennium," legendary Brazilian chanteuse Elza Soares is an essential contributor to Gilles Peterson's new concept album Brasil Bam Bam Bam. Peterson tapped...
FOOD-DRINK
Avuá Cachaça
Cachaça—the national spirit of Brazil, made from distilled sugarcane juice—has a curious reputation outside of its home country. Often misclassified as a rum, the spirit is best known as the base ingredient in Brazil's trademark simple yet satisfying...
CULTURE
Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
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