Portugal

04
AUG
2017
Wood interior of luxury cabin for rent Cabanas no Rio

Cabanas no Rio idyllic cabins for rent on the Portuguese coast

One of my new guilty pleasures, usually whilst half making lunch, is watching YouTubers reveal their journey towards a simpler, greener and more streamlined lifestyle (currently binging on Use Less and The Girl Gone Green). From Hygge to Minimalism, lifestyle trends can trigger a... Read More →
17
NOV
2016
Centre Stage at Web Summit 2016

Sustainable fashion at Web Summit Lisbon 2016

Exhausted and buzzing. That’s how I would describe my digital hangover after recently returning from Lisbon for Web Summit 2016. One of the world’s biggest technology conferences, Web Summit is now in it’s 8th year and saw 53,000 people descend on the Portuguese... Read More →
21
SEP
2015
Pedro-Barata

Pedro Barata’s upcycled shipping container periscope

An architect with offices in Brazil and Portugal has created a 12m high periscope out of a shipping container. Superiscópio by Pedro Barata took just over a month to design and assemble and is described by the architect as the world’s largest periscope. The device offers... Read More →
09
JUN
2015

Trash assemblage art by Bordalo Segundo

A Portuguese street artist Bordalo Segundo creates assemblage art from trash found on the streets of Lisbon. Using old tyres, scrap metal, steering wheels and other car parts, he adds oil paint into the mix to create giant 3D animal portraits that add a striking splash of colour... Read More →
02
FEB
2015
nespoon

Lace graffiti by NeSpoon

Delicate street art by Polish artist NeSpoon can be found in abandoned urban spaces all the way from Warsaw to Tunisia. Decorative lace touches are given to bins, parking metres and dilapidated buildings, resulting in a stunning and unexpected aesthetic effect which the artist... Read More →
16
AUG
2013

Pop-up Warhol exhibition made from paint tins

Earlier this month, Portuguese architects LIKEarchitects created The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum in a Lisbon shopping mall to celebrate the artist’s birthday, August 6th.  The exhibition space had both pop and industrial references with a structure made from raw aluminium... Read More →
02
AUG
2012

Colourful canopy made from repurposed umbrellas

Reminiscent of the Mary Poppins moment in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, this colourful street scene was photographed in Águeda, Portugal.  During the month of July hundreds of brightly coloured umbrellas float above the promenades, offering shade to pedestrians.  See... Read More →