Monday, February 25, 2013

New URL, new life

We are moving. We hope a bigger flow of content posting, now in the Tumblr platform. Please stand by while we brew more content. We promise the same standards you got used to, AND MUCH MORE.

For now, you can update your fav-blog with this URL

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Write On!

You're never ever too bold when it comes to gigantic lettering. And if you love type, do consider paying a visit to Kidimo, either for inspiration, or to buy something from one of the best collections around. Patine-free garantee! Just plain collectionism and the promise of original, history-drenched pieces to enrich your living room. Click below to have a look at the collection.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Photo by Ana

Café Vitória in Porto, Portugal, and why the hell we missed this?... Till now! It's already marked on the map! For the food and for the sake of relaxation. Enjoying the urban scenery, cute furniture, the humanly possible patio, dashes of beautiful colours, chit-chat and a coffee, please. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Beautiful eclectic objects in tha house. Take a good look at them. They are either intelligently refurbished gems, like the Paul Smith seats. Or incredibly awesome finds, like the Eames chair found on the street (there is zero-chance of that happening here in Portugal). More images after the jump. Cats in the corners!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ethereal Italy

The Malatesta house in Pergola, Pesare e Urbino province in Italy. Nice architectural finishings and a clean interior combination with soft colours, almost ethereal, here and there with vivid slashes of colour. A very effective design for a peaceful stay, and the location is delightful.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Brit Art House

Terrace: inspiring... Curved study room: hot!

Kensington, heart of London. It might as well be placed in paradise, as you can't reach a clear sight of the urban paraphernalia... Beautiful and inspiring remodel by Gumuchdjian Architects. More below!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paper & Tea

A beautiful store in Berlin dedicated to tea lovers. And as you can see, it was crafted to soothe the soul and open the mind to creativity. It's almost like entering a museum where herb is like... Art... Which then connects to the stationary. Beautiful papers with contemporary graphics in the form of greeting cards and wrapping paper.

The store design is powerful! A reduced but balanced colour palette. A clean and deceptively simple display system. And all things effectively organized in rational matrixes. A good combo. More below!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ready Made by Bouroullec Bros

Nice colours, huh?... Bouroullec brothers steeped up again onto the easy living landscape. This new curtain system not only comes with great textiles, but it's also easier to apply/remove than the existent majority. Instead of the traditional full pole, it has a firmly stretched cord where you'll hang the pegs holding the curtain. Simpler than Ikea, easier than most, and the aesthetic result is quite nice. More fabrics, please!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

And a Warmth Heart

Farmhouse in Skåne, Sweden. White and rustic, the way of the humbles in love with nature, tradition with a special knack for crafts. Nice carpet!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wall Afflatus

Quickie post with some cool walls for ya.
Chaps, don't forget to use scotch tape. And, when in doubt, apply art in 45º degrees.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Humble World Bundle

A good idea to fill your house: history. Cues of culture, some memories and connections with different parts of the world. Inevitably your guests will cling into a couple of stories for the rest of the night. Also this trick for the almost overly eclectic, along the house, gather your things by colour, culture, style, so to make connections and to order things up. Don't hoard.

Now go forth and see the rest of it!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Concrete Business

Hello, fellow citizens! We missed you! Happy new year! We believe this one will be tremendously special, full of the new and the wonderful. Seriously, big things will happen! Stay tuned, we'll collect no less than the best fo ya. Word!

The Tin, in Berlin, a restaurant/bar. Neutral enough, cold, a tad harsh on the surface, but see how magic flows interwoven in warmish light. It misses a little more green, to pound the balance into a more human and less cavernal side. But it's no sci-fi-faceted crap, just a romantic, spirituous eat-out where you'll be no less than inspired. Check it out!