Rio De Janeiro

Google Mapping Rio de Janeiro's Favelas
From a foreigner's (or even many Brazilians') perspective, it's easy to label the "favelas" of Rio de Janeiro as slums run by drug cartels, racked with crime, violence and poverty—and terrorized by police. Despite many outer communities still...
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...
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...
Fourteen Black
The 30 mosquito bites that eventually landed him in the hospital from a Dengue scare didn't stop artist Tofer Chin from installing his latest show in Rio de Janeiro's Parque Lage. "Fourteen Black," as the Los Angeles native calls it, runs until...
Though not quite as spectacular of a juxtapoistion as Murakami's current show at Versailles, London-based artist and writer David Batchelor's current exhibition Chromophilia positions his colorful sculptures in the context of the historic Paco Imperial...
Q elevates the chocolate bar to new heights of gastronomy. The recently launched confection owes its rich taste to Brazil's finest cocoa beans and equally sensuous curves to Oscar Niemeyer, the country's celebrated modern architect. Q was concocted...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bonde do Rolê
This video visits DJ Gorky and Ana Bernardino of the Brazilian band Bonde do Rolê on a beach in Rio. We also get an impromptu bedroom performance by the duo, along with some insights into their concert style, influences and the origins of their...
Let's Colour
The pet project of paint company Dulux, Let's Colour is an international outreach project in which volunteers travel to drab and dreary corners of the world and enliven them with a fresh coat of paint. "Color your world" is the tagline for the program...
La Suite, Rio de Janeiro
Set on a cliff in one of Rio de Janeiro's most exclusive neighborhoods, staying at the seven-room boutique hotel La Suite is much like having a private residence in the city but with the amenities of a luxury hotel—and then some. Joel...