"Picturesquely built upon a hillside on the east bank of the Rio Mondego, the Portuguese city of Coimbra is known for its university, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world, but its charm lies in its kaleidoscopic architecture that features a mixture of buildings spanning nearly a millennium. Part of this historical spectrum is the “Redondo”, a four-storey terraced house built at the beginning of the 20th century which has been thoroughly renovated by Portuguese architects João Branco and Paula del Río of Branco-Delrio Arquitectos and artfully photographed by Lisbon-based architectural photographers do mal o menos."
Portuguese student of ESAD School João Xará visualizes the invisible concept of force through his design of glass vessels. The pre-blown glass shapes squeezed by clamps demonstrate the action of force in an intuitive and direct way through the materiality and given direction.
Creative Carbon is a creative studio specialized in branding, graphic design and CGI with clients around the world. Recently they finished a new packaging design for Japanes Sake brand "Brave Bear". Its special Junmai Daiginjo variety is the first product of its kind to incorporate a soft note of honey, providing a somewhat "wild" experience. The visual identity, packaging and communication exploit this unique feature of the product, further enhancing the experience.
Yamaguchi prefecture is tucked away in the south-western tip of Japan’s main island Honshu. Among the sake - uninitiated, is best known for the pleasant tourist town Iwakuni. When it comes to sake, Yamaguchi prefecture is known as the home of gorgeously scented, delicate, delicious and super-premium products.
Tiago Galo is a portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon. He started his work as an illustrator collaborating in small fanzines and exhibitions, before finishing his degree in architecture at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. After some years working as an architect he engaged in some kind of soul-searching wondering and returned to his work as an illustrator.
Contrived Structures is a series of photographs created by Nick Sellek depicting detailed models, embracing the contrived structures that surround us in our overdeveloped urban environments. They are close up, exaggerated studies of architectural components, severed from context to emphasise the absurdity of their design. The models are also intended to be displayed as freestanding objects, and to be viewed from all angles.
..Located in the upper part of Rua do Rosário, from which the house takes its name, Casa do Rosário resembles a typical Porto building.. Margarida Leitão and Luís Sobral, the duo from the collective depA architects approached the project as a work of preservation keeping the original references intact and repurposing most of the parts found on site..
Photography by José Campos
Agency Salon Alpin has brought to life Tatiana de Rosnay’s story using animation, VFX and sets made out of paper. This Christmas campaign, created for Montblanc is a heart-warming seasonal story. Text via Howww
The South Alpine production studio wanted to create a campaign that sticks to the Montblanc motto, “made by hand”. The concept was to use only handcrafted sets and the only limitations stylistically was that the setting needed to tell a story that clearly reflected a beautiful and charming Christmas tale.
"Lola Dupre manipulates photographs sans photoshop, cutting and pasting them into new images entirely by hand. Last time we covered her on the blog, she had taken a break from her figurative works to concentrate on monochromatic, Op Art-inspired abstract designs. But with her latest body of work, Dupre has returned to portraiture, this time unveiling a new body of work in full color. Apart from her personal projects, she recently created a fashion editorial for the Spanish fashion magazine Vein using her signature style". via Hi-Fructose
Illustrator and street artist Diogo Machado transformed this plain looking electrical box on the streets of Lisbon into a surprising illusion by making it look like a cracked exterior is revealing a blue tile interior. The piece is an extension of Fuel’s ongoing Street Ceramic work, where modern interpretations of tile patterns (Portugues Azulejos) are installed onto building facades
Young Instagram photographer (accept this term, big-lense photographers) from Portugal Teresa Freitas is inspired by the ocean and everything around it. "Teresa Freitas's output far from reality, she indulges in imaginative scenes featuring stars, dust and colorful spots. Enjoy the following Q&A" on IGNANT and check Teresa's Instagram now
Via Yatzer: "The Lisbon-based architecture studio AVA is behind the interior design and renovation of this eye-catching apartment in Portugal’s capital city. Situated on the first floor of a 1983 building, the so called ‘Três Marias Loft’ is owned by a married couple of engineers with two small children. The designers chose to intervene upon the existing space as little as possible, preserving much of the apartment’s old wooden floor and the existing layout of the rooms, with the only exception being the installation of two bathrooms in what used to be the pantry. Harmoniously combining contemporary elements with the property’s history, the designers have created an airy and calm living space that also exudes a sense of playfulness and humour."
Photos by José Campos.
Au is the chemical symbol for gold. Au Prints is a set of prints with gold ink manually applied. Limited to 100 copies, all prints are reproductions of Teresa Esgaio original drawings that represent moments that really happened in the past.
Portuguese Pomm.Design.Studio has created an iCorkCase with a jaggy modern look made entirely of cork. The POMM - iCorkCase, at first sight, it hides its goal. Elegant and with a modern look, the eyes guess the forms and can’t resist it. Inspired by the merge of geometric shapes, the design is "simple and visually interesting”.
Our purpose was that design should also take in consideration that the transportation and protection of a gadget so important in our daily lives had to be a goal. "We have chosen cork due to its properties: it is durable, versatile and highly resistant to daily use, shock absorber and water resistant. Its modelling is easy, and it’s an ecological and biodegradable material." Pomm.design.studio implemented for the first time a geometric-design that goes beyond the formal visual plan.
“From the beginning we wanted to make something entirely new to revolutionize the standard products currently on the market”. To meet this goal, we have produced several models for the product development, to understand how it would work as a whole, the design was refined until reaching this final stage to meet the requirements of producing such an influential product.
Pedro Matos is an Artist and Curator born in Santarém, Portugal. After moving to UK and completing a painting course at Central Saint Martins, Pedro went on to pursue his career there in London, where he currently lives and works nowadays. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the world, such as the University of Arizona’s Museum of Modern Art, Philips de Pury in London, White Walls gallery in San Francisco and Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Pedro Matos also works as a curator and was responsible for shows in Lisbon, London, Atlanta and Miami, having also recently co-founded Ivory&Black Soho in London.
Regarding the new work, Pedro states – “Through this exhibition I am trying to question my personal and cultural heritage, and how these values and conditions evolve and change over time in our society…” He is having an exhibition opening tomorrow in Ivory&Black titled "Heritage", watch the video below