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Olivae, Natural Soaps
Olivae, Natural Soaps

The Olivae arises from the hands of Elza Neto and Carla Janeiro, and their willingness to contribute to the enhancement of local resources existing quality in Portugal, especially in the Alentejo region, where they reside. With the care of artisan methods to produce Olivae from the finest virgin olive oil, goat breed streamer, beeswax and […]

Portuguese atelier receives honorable mention in international award
Portuguese atelier receives honorable mention in international award

The Portuguese architects João Araújo Sousa and Joana da Silva received an honorable mention in an international architectural competition in the United States. The “Flagship” project was awarded thousand dollars (around € 737) in Sunbrella Shade Future of Competition, sponsored by Architizer platform and the company brand Sunbrella fabrics. Both with age 34 and trained […]

Villow – A different pillow design
Villow - A different pillow design

Today we talk about a project that was born this year at the hands of Andreia Constantino, a graphic designer who has always worked in design and advertising agencies but that created Villow and will tell us about that project. “When spent afternoons talking with my grandmother while she was forming skirts, pants and coats, […]

Deka: A skate board a day…
Deka: A skate board a day...

You don’t know the good that could be for you! It isn’t, but it could be the motto of Deka, a project that gives everything for the “deck”, or rather for skateboarding. Born of thinkers little heads Diogo Valente and Diogo Soares, designers of Porto, it began as a work for the MA Illustration and […]

Persono conquer the world with the “mattress of future”
Persono conquer the world with the “mattress of future”

A Portuguese company is conquering the interest some of the main markets in the world with an innovative new and 100% portuguese. The same is a “completely manufactured and custom” mattress with built-in sheets, which aims to raise the object on which the sleep status piece of decoration and design. The idea is of the […]

Portuguese watches Grande Complication
Portuguese watches Grande Complication

The vision of Florentine Ariosto Jones, a watchmaker and engineer, led to the establishment of this prestigious watch house. His idea was to combine the mechanical precision with the modern and antique, aesthetical distinction of Switzerland. His objective is to create high-quality horological wonders for the connoisseurs. It has created timeless classics that impressed even […]

Portuguese design shines in international competition
Portuguese design shines in international competition

There are several Portuguese works among winners of A’Design Awards, an international competition that recognizes the best of what is done in the field of design worldwide. Boxes for CDs and shelves vodka bottles and chairs, the Portuguese talent did not go unnoticed to the jury of this competition. In the category of Packaging Design, […]

Largest exhibition of LEGO fans at Campo Pequeno
Largest exhibition of LEGO fans at Campo Pequeno

From 25 April to 4 May, from 10am to 21h, the Campo Pequeno will stage that it is the largest international exhibition ever staged by fans knew the brand of LEGO toys. According to officials, taking Lisbon, there is no other place in the world where you can visit, simultaneously, multiple spaces as the gigantic […]

Art On Chairs: Chairs that reach highest European award
Art On Chairs: Chairs that reach highest European award

The contest was created in 2008 by the European Commission, to distinguish inspiring regional development projects and good practices in the application of Community funds, and it is obvious that the jury’s decision knew last Monday, assign the Art Chairs On Walls premium also know as the “regional development Oscar” in the category Smart Growth […]

An artist that gives human form to their work
An artist that gives human form to their work

Iknie is just amazing idea. It is the first symbolic world. Have thousands of images and gameplay features, writing, signs and code. Iknie is to see the human being at the centre of a new way to communicate and see is our human body as a symbol. For 16 years I work with this idea. […]

The inspirational design of UPTEC.
The inspirational design of UPTEC.

Signage Innovation Center of UPTEC, created byStudio Claan as an example of the “more inspiring” design, highlighted “Computer Arts”. The year could not have started better for the UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, which recently saw the number of its signage Innovation Center to be honored by the prestigious magazine […]

Young designers have free showcase in international fair
Young designers have free showcase in international fair

The international design fair “Tendence”, which this year takes place once again in Frankfurt, Germany (from 30 August to 2 September), will host a special show, called the “Talents” for young designers. Taking into consideration that these professionals still early career have difficulties in exposing, by his own means, the work hitherto developed and spread […]

Pelcor and Fine & Candy joined to create a Notebook
Pelcor and Fine & Candy joined to create a Notebook

The object speaks of extravagance, manufacturing, innovation and Portuguese design. Those are part of the DNA of these two prestigious brands and are now joined to create an amazing notebook. Among the minute details, this is a notebook cover with cork recorded and reflected and metallized side. Result of a craft process, this notebook is […]

Portuguese Cork shines again on exhibit in London
Portuguese Cork shines again on exhibit in London

Until the 4th of May, the Portuguese cork will shine again in London. Thanks to a partnership with Corticeira Amorim and the Design Museum in the English capital, cork stopper Lusitanian occupies a prominent place in the exhibition “In The Making” patent that museum and dedicated “to the aesthetic of the unfinished object”. In a […]

Portuguese creative are finalists at New Yorker Festival
Portuguese creative are finalists at New Yorker Festival

The Portuguese Sponge Creative Hub are among the finalists category of productions under $ 10,000 (€ 7,300) of the New Yorker cinema festival, One Screen. Targeted at creatives from around the world, announced the contest, the nine appointed last week that part of the ‘short-list’ of each of the award categories, with the short film […]

Herb Pack: Make your urban garden
Herb Pack: Make your urban garden

At 20, João Amaro wanted to create his own business. But the young student of Landscape Architecture had certain criteria: it had to be something that could finance alone, to reconcile with the studies and of course though it was originally. He remembered the urban gardens and wanted to create a solution for those who […]

MONA: gallery store that only sell good ideas
MONA: gallery store that only sell good ideas

What is sold here are, first of all, ideas. It can be a sofa, a t-shirt, a lamp or the simplest of pencils. All of them have, however, something that distinguishes them as the clock that start running when the alarm goes off. Or as the bucket of Nuno Vasa, turned into a lamp. The […]

Portuguese footwear reinforces international campaign
Portuguese footwear reinforces international campaign

The Campaign “Portuguese Shoes” unveiled the new image designed for 2014 and to reinforce the presence of that which is the most internationalized sector of Portuguese industry – footwear – in new markets. With a renewed and in an ethnic fashion, language, the new campaign is preparing to conquer China, USA and Latin America. Since […]

Luxury gift with Persono in a Solidarity Christmas!
Luxury gift with Persono in a Solidarity Christmas!

Christmas is the most cozy and comfortable holiday, the whole house should be decorated for Christmas, not only for the rooms where they receive guests or having a meal with his family, we must pay attention to the small details, the harmonic design, and of course, rest and comfort. Rooms must never be forgotten! To […]

Lisbon oldest cinema reopens to the public in 2014
Lisbon oldest cinema reopens to the public in 2014

The oldest film Lisbon will reopen to the public, in Chiado, since the spring of the next year, this time by the name Ideal Cinema. With programming that focuses more on independent cinema, hitherto known as the ‘Cine-Paradise’ will re-open the doors, a partnership between Midas Filmes and Press House. In a press conference, the […]

Joana Vasconcelos shines at Dior Exhibition
Joana Vasconcelos shines at Dior Exhibition

Stars of art, fashion, and film gathered at the Grand Palais in Paris last week to celebrate the legendary fragrance Miss Dior, as interpreted by 15 top international female artists. Guests—including the brand’s current muse, Natalie Portman; her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied; and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld—were treated to a selection of works ranging from […]

Graphis distinguishes João Machado with silver, gold and platinum
Graphis distinguishes João Machado with silver, gold and platinum

The Portuguese designer back is among the best international designers to be awarded the Platinum Award by Graphis, in category Poster Annual 2014. João Machado, distinguished by the publisher in several editions the last 20 years, won the Platinum Award (Poster Annual 2014) with the work “Petinga em azeite”. In the same category, the designer […]

Three Portuguese brands in the top 100 in the world
Three Portuguese brands in the top 100 in the world

Three brands of the Portuguese company MeninaDesign are among the 100 best designers of 2013 according to a selection of French magazine AD Collector, considered the ‘Oscars’ of Design. Boca do Lobo, Brabbu and Delightfull were the selected brands, the first one had already figured in the list of AD Collector in 2012. “It’s an […]

Portugal Fashion looks for new talents
Portugal Fashion looks for new talents

The Portugal Fashion is promoting a contest to find new talent in the fashion. The winning designers receive a strategic financial support and still have access  to the passerelle emerging creators. The initiative by the name Bloom and follows on from the Alliance project, nowredesigned to provide an opportunity for young artists to assert themselves […]

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