A Parisian Winter Tale

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.

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Photo Collages by Lola Dupre

"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

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The Street Art of Portuguese Azulejos

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

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Teresa Freitas Photography

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

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Três Marias Loft in Lisbon by AVA Architects

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." Tres-Marias-Lisbon-AVA-Architects-0

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iCork Case for iPad by Pomm

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.

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Pedro Matos "Heritage"

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

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