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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...
CULTURE
Sébastien Tellier: "Ma Calypso" Premiere
Always sensual and always grandiose, electronic music veteran Sébastien Tellier recently released his sixth studio album L’Aventura this past July via French independent label Record Makers. As longtime supporters of the artist, we're happy to host...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2013: Brazil ArtFair
A new fair has entered the landscape of Miami's ever-expanding art week. Opening today, 4 December 2013, the Brazil ArtFair is housed in a spacious 25,000 square foot exposition tent, located near the Wynwood Art District. There, 15 Brazilian galleries...
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Zee.Dog Leashes
While there's an impressive offering of high-quality leashes four four-legged friends on the market, like RESQ/CO's rope leash, sometimes a bit of attitude is what the dog park lacks. Recently launched Rio de Janeiro-based Zee.Dog creates high-quality...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Campana Brothers
On the eve of their first solo show in the United States, the infamous Campana brothers sat down with us for a chat. With a series of new work on display until 3 July, 2013, the brothers discussed their childhood, inspirations and their ethos on...
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Martins Cafe
Inside the colorful cardboard boxes by Martins Cafe, you'd expect to find retro wind-up toys. However, once you tear off a flap from the robot-printed package you're hit with the rich smell of ground coffee instead. The unexpected element marks...
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Artisanal Beer in Brazil
by Roberta Graham As one of the largest markets for beer in the world, Brazil grew tired of the same old choices and started to seek out higher quality options. In order to supply this new demand, small businesses began to brew their own artisanal...
CULTURE
Heri, Hodie, Cras
The son of an Evangelical minister, Stephan Doitschinoff is a Brazilian artist with a penchant for religious iconography and bright graphic styling. His scope includes installation and video, though Doitschinoff is perhaps best known for his paintings...
DESIGN
Ovo
by Felipe Meres São Paulo design duo Luciana Martins and Gerson de Oliveira of Ovo have recently released Mobiliário_OVO, a book about their furniture design, iconic objects and art projects. For more than a decade the designers have developed...
DESIGN
Factory
Like the results of mineralization—when organic sources meet and meld with other substances that then embody the form of the original—artists Chen Chen and Kai Williams' cross-sectioned pieces interpret what happens when the mountains...
DESIGN
Ricardo Filomeno
Having just sold his first framed piece and a short-film project getting underway, Sao Paulo-based Ricardo Filomeno is poised to turn his whimsical papercraft hobby into a profession. Filomeno and his girlfriend, art director Carol Bella, who also...
STYLE
B. Luxo Instagram Fashion Editorial
Here's one of the more ingenious ways we've seen people use Instagram: instant fashion editorial. Paula Reboredo and Gil França, the couple behind Sao Paulo vintage store B. Luxo, have come up with a way to market their goods and get a response...
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Coffee Lab
While the U.S. is going through an artisanal coffee movement, Brazil—already the world's largest producer of coffee—is seeing a revolution of its own, with shops like Sao Paulo's new Coffee Lab at its center. Working with one roasting...
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