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Portugal

TRAVEL
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal
by Ross Belfer As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Porto
by Ross Belfer Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-style architectural structures and seven river-expanding bridges—not to mention its renowned...
DESIGN
Artist Collaboration Rugs by GUR
Of all the words one might associate with rugs, “fun” isn’t usually one of them. But Portuguese designer Célia Esteves definitely manages to spice up the floor covering with her collection Rug by GUR. The colorful and intriguing artist collaborative...
CULTURE
Call Sign: Pegasus
In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man's extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film's subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material...
DESIGN
Puxxle
Growing up, sisters Luisa and Catarina Lente were as fascinated by classic jigsaw puzzles as they were by complex virtual games like SimCity2000. Drawing connections between the pixels that made up their online worlds and the pieces of their favorite...
DESIGN
Boca do Lobo Limited Edition
Portuguese design brand Boca do Lobo has once again created a statement piece incorporating extravagant, modern design details with grand stature. The heritage sideboard emulates the historic blue and white tile-work used in the brand's previously...
CULTURE
The Walkmen x Etsy
For their new album Lisbon, Brooklyn band The Walkmen wrote several songs during their many visits to the Portuguese capital. But when it came time to think about merch, the group looked a little closer to home, tapping the DIY experts at Etsy...
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Muxu
Barcelona label Muxu designs durable attire suitable for cycling, yet refined for urban environments. Recently launched, they make their limited line of comfortably lightweight shorts, shirts and accessories in Portugal out of cotton and spandex...
DESIGN
MoMA Design Store: Destination Portugal
Tapping Portugal as their next port of call, the newest in the MoMA Design Store's Destination Series will highlight products from emerging and established designers. Launching in May 2010 with a limited run of a few months, the collection showcases...
DESIGN
Boca do Lobo Furniture
by Richard Prime Fusing local craftsmanship traditions with modern techniques, designs and colorways, Portuguese design brand Boca do Lobo's furniture never fails to charge the senses. Crochet, the latest and a masterstroke of overindulgence...
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Quinta da Romaneira in Northern Portugal's Winelands
by Juliet Kinsman Cobbled and colonial but also contemporary and quirky, I recently had the chance to stay at the brand-new Douro Valley hotel, Quinta da Romaneira. From one look at the interior design it's clear that super-picky attention to...
DESIGN
Lutz Pankow: S_Lights
Last week during New York's design fair, Bernhardt Design teamed up with ICFF to present the ICFF Studio , an exhibition space for showcasing prototypical work by young designers. One of these talents was the highly-skilled Lutz Pankow , a Portuguese...