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Design against the invisibility of homelessness
Design against the invisibility of homelessness

The map created by the designer, shows the reality of homelessness in Porto and want to draw society’s attention to the subject. Andreia is looking for partners to continue the project. When passing on Praça da Republica in Porto, after an outing with friends, Andreia Barbosa ran into about 30 people to sleep under the […]

Contest chose the top 3 cooking blogs
Contest chose the top 3 cooking blogs

Teka, multinational kitchen equipment, organized a contest where you chose the three best blogs in Portuguese cuisine. Of the 41 registered bloggers, anointed himself finalists Lucia Fernandes to the blog “O barriguinhas”, Celio Cruz with the blog “Sweet Gula” and Luis Patricio with “Minutos com os Tachos” blog. The three finalists will undergo the assessment […]

Catherine Sobral wins international prize for illustration
Catherine Sobral wins international prize for illustration

The Portuguese illustrator Catherine Sobral won, on Wednesday, an international prize for illustration, awarded by the Children’s Book of Bologna (Italy) Fair, with the book “My grandpa”. The prize, worth 21,000 euros, is sponsored by Fundación SM publisher and is intended for young illustrators who have been selected for the annual exhibition of illustration Children’s […]

Inês Lobo wins International Award for architecture
Inês Lobo wins International Award for architecture

The architect Inês Lobo won the international award ArVision – Women and Architecture, worth 50,000 euros. The jury found the Portuguese, they will still be entitled to a stage a fortnight in which multinational organizes the prize, “a versatile architect”. Among the ten members of the jury of the prize, sponsored by the Italian multinational […]

Works of Miguel Januário and Vhils in exhibition in Brazil
Works of Miguel Januário and Vhils in exhibition in Brazil

The Portuguese Miguel Januário with the project “MaisMenos” (that means MoreLess) and Alexandre Farto, who signs as Vhils, participating in an exhibition opened on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and which will also be reflected in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. “Street Art – An Urban Panorama”, curated the Portuguese Leonor Viegas, features works by […]

Portuguese wins the Press Cartoon Europe award
Portuguese wins the Press Cartoon Europe award

The cartoonist, Rodrigo de Matos, was the winner of the Press Cartoon Europe award. The Portuguese won the competition that distinguishes the best cartoons published in newspapers, magazines and online media across Europe. Rodrigo de Matos caricature football and Portuguese economic crisis. Hosted by Press Cartoon Belgium, the Press Cartoon Europe award a prize worth […]

CTT resend children letters to Santa Claus with a toast
CTT resend children letters to Santa Claus with a toast

CTT will divert approximately 180,000 letters from children addressed to as Santa Claus, Lapland, the North Pole or the Toy Factory, accompanied by a toast. The initiative dates back 80 and has as a principle the referral of letters addressed to Father Christmas for each of the senders, along with “a game of glory and […]

Portuguese Designer conquer the North American market
Portuguese Designer conquer the North American market

A Portuguese designer is taking the U.S. market, having been a presence in several films and television series and sells their fashion accessories and decor store in the prestigious Barneys in New York. Ana Romero Monteiro graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Belas Artes of Lisboa, having started his career creating patterns that […]

Portuguese Comics nominated for three awards
Portuguese Comics nominated for three awards

The comic book “The infinite love I have and other histories”, the Portuguese author Paulo Monteiro, is nominated for three awards BD in France. Already awarded in Portugal, the project was launched in the country in June, Six Pieds Sous by publisher Terre and since then it has received favourable reviews from the media. That […]

Katia Guerreiro honoured by the French Government
Katia Guerreiro honoured by the French Government

On 20th December, the singer Katia Guerreiro will be honored by the French Government with the insignia of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the highest titles to foreign citizens. The distinction will happen by 18:30 at the Palace of Saints, by the hands of the Ambassador Jean-François Blarel. In recognition […]

Portuguese wins international photography award
Portuguese wins international photography award

The photographer Marcos Sobral won the prestigious International Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the category of Urban Wildlife. With the title “Momentos Primatas”, the photograph depicts the Portuguese coexistence between people and monkeys in Varanasi in northern India. Over hundreds of years, the monkeys ‘rhesus’ adapted and lived side by side with the people […]

Portuguese street artist on the way to Guinness
Portuguese street artist on the way to Guinness

The Portuguese Mr Dheo was one of eighteen international artists invited to perform that, which would be the largest “graffiti” mural of the World and prepares to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. For fourteen days in September, the Portuguese artist worked alongside seventeen other professionals in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, over 3,000 square […]

Portugal on the top of the world
Portugal on the top of the world

In recent days, Portugal had great sport victories. The latest achievement is the Portuguese bicyclist Rui Costa, who was crowned world champion on Sunday cycling, for winning the Cycling World Championship in Florence, Italy. It is the first time a Portuguese wins the competition. It was a difficult stage almost always rain. In a closely […]

Portuguese writer makes literary residence in the U.S.
Portuguese writer makes literary residence in the U.S.

The Portuguese author Patricia Portela was selected to participate in prestigious international literary program at the University of Iowa, USA. Were invited to this year’s program 34 writers from 31 different countries. The residency will take place between August 24 and November 6. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of […]

Portuguese film triple award winning in Locarno
Portuguese film triple award winning in Locarno

The documentary “E agora? Lembra-me”, Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel, was triply honored at the 66th Locarno Film Festival, which ended this weekend in Switzerland. The Portuguese production won the special prize of the jury, the international association of film critics and the Young Jury. The film with a duration of 164 minutes depicts the […]

Portugal as seen through the eyes of Australian researcher
Portugal as seen through the eyes of Australian researcher

The Portuguese speak good English, understand the Spanish, have sun and good wine, they treat good of their cities but underestimate the potential of the country. These are the findings of Erin B Taylor, an investigator from the Australian Institute of Social Sciences, who recently published an article about Portugal a website devoted to anthropology. […]

Portuguese photographer exhibits work in São Paulo
Portuguese photographer exhibits work in São Paulo

An exhibition of 41 images of the Portuguese photographer João Pina was in the past week-end, inaugurated in São Paulo, Brazil. The show, which will be on display until August 9 at Instituto Tomie Ohtake in that city, brings together a series of photographs made in the Tapajós Arapiuns, in the Brazilian Amazon. This photographic […]

Céline de Azevedo – Creating Colors
Céline de Azevedo - Creating Colors

Céline was born in France 32 years ago. Daughter of Portuguese parents, is only eight years ago in Portugal, so there are still many words that come out in French when she excitedly talks about the work. Céline de Azevedo is, since 2004, responsible for the Department of Design Color ink group CIN. But the […]

Modern Cuisine by Portuguese Master Chef
Modern Cuisine by Portuguese Master Chef

Tiago Santos, Head Chef of O Bairro restaurant in Aveiro, is a young creative chef in central Portugal who’s quickly becoming one of the country’s top talents on the culinary scene. His contemporary interpretation of Portuguese cuisine, comprised of regional ingredients, is satisfying customers, astounding critics and earning him a deserved moniker of Gastronomic Rising Star. From the beginning, […]

Architecture superstar at Belgrade Design Week 2013
Architecture superstar at Belgrade Design Week 2013

The 8th Belgrade Design Week will be held from 3rd to 9th June 2013. As part of the Design Week from the 6th to the 8th of June, famous three-day educational conference at Museum of Yugoslav History, this year under the name INNOVATION², will once again present the leading global creative thinkers of the 21st century. The […]

The house of the Portuguese Surf champion
The house of the Portuguese Surf champion

The U House located in Ericeira, a World Surfing Reserve, was designed for José Gregório three times national Surf champion and a well known big wave rider, his wife and two daughters. This 300 Square meter house was design by the portuguese architect Jorge Graça Costa, it occupies a big lot surrounded by a dense […]

Iconic projects of Andy Warhol, in Lisbon until 11th July
Iconic projects of Andy Warhol, in Lisbon until 11th July

32 of the most iconic works by legendary pop artist Andy Warhol and colleague Pietro Psaier are presently on a unconventional display, made by the portuguese Architecture Studio LIKEarchitects, in Lisbon. The Colombo Shopping Center in the Benfica neighborhood of Lisbon plays host this art exhibition. Masterpieces such as “Campbell’s Soup” and “Marilyn” are part of […]

George Mendes transforms portuguese cuisine in NY
George Mendes transforms portuguese cuisine in NY

The young chef of Aldea at New York, has a knack for transforming Portuguese classics into attention-grabbing dishes at critically lauded Flatiron restaurant Aldea. A first-generation American born to Portuguese parents, George Mendes has fond memories of the elaborate, festive meals his family would prepare while he was growing up in Danbury, Connecticut. From a young […]

Ana Fatia wow’s Italy at Milan Design Week 2013
Ana Fatia wow's Italy at Milan Design Week 2013

Ana Fatia was the only portuguese designer invited to be in Tortona Design Week, a design event, part of the Milan Design Week 2013, from 9th to 14th April. Ana Fatia and her collection, Mother Mine & All Of Us, were invited by Superstudio to integrate the 100 Best Young Designers of the year and represent the […]

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