Visit at Corso Como 10

If you ever go to Milan, please please please don't forget to pass at Corso Como 10.

For me the best concept store around the globe.

I recommend to visit the terrace to check the amazing artworks.



Manet Club, Beijing

To celebrate the Women´s day on the 8th of March Manet Club, Beijing invited, fashion designer,  dancer, painters, furniture designer and decorators. Here the decoration we have made representing Dara Lifelounge.

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This is my first collaboration here in Beijing.

This time was a decoration and stylism as V.M. for the life style concept flagstore DARA Life Lounge. The beautiful furniture, original attrezzo and amazing pictures, really contributed for the success of the project. 

The flagstore and design department are located in the 798 art district. The aim of the project was to show in the most appealing way the products of the partner brands and explain the concept for the newcomers.

Here the link for DARA: http://www.dara.com.cn/

Here the link for 798 art district: http://www.798district.com/

 

Project Management

Last months apart from develop some design projects as freelance I was also working in the  project management of several booth design projects for the company Pro-Expo in Barcelona.

http://www.pro-expo.net/

I was in contact with so many clients from all parts of the world and traveling around Spain and Europe and control the high standards of the company was one of my many functions. Time always  was our worse enemy but after all our team always succeed. 

Here some projects from my new section, Project Management. 

http://www.dsousadesign.com/pro-expo/

Chairman Interior Gallery

Please seat! This is the meaning of Chairman word for the Japanese furniture brand that I recommend here in the blog.


It's all about feeling..


First you have to take your shoes.. and walk around the thoroughly decorated spaces of the gallery and store. As the sales consultant explained, here everything is natural. All the flowers and plants, and the fishes (yes they had some mirrored tank fish).
And this to represent the pure essence of wood and upholstery. Please seat down, and try the chairs..


When you seat you touch the wood and seems like you are in the middle of the forest, feels so good.. so right.. The upholstery has the most beautiful colors and is made of cotton and lino..

All and made..


Please see.. 

http://www.chair-man.cn/

And also follow the Hida Woodworking Federation which Chair-man brand belongs too. 

http://www.hidanokagu.jp/english/index.html

Porto = Bonito

Sendo para mim a cidade mais bonita de Portugal (patriotismos de parte ou talvez não), o Porto mudou.  Cada vez que visito a cidade observo lojas, cafés, hotéis e bares novos. E tudo desenhado com muito gosto! Realmente dá vontade de arrumar as malas e voltar, para poder fazer parte desta mudança. Como designer, a minha vontade é reabilitar a cidade inteira.. vontade é mais um sonho.

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De verdade, parte-me o coração ver uma cidade tão bonita ainda tão degradada, mas as obras no Porto já começaram! Por todo lado vemos obras de restauro e agências imobiliárias a vender a baixa reabilitada! Porque afinal o metro quadrado no Porto, só vale 1.000 euros, enquanto em Barcelona vale 10.000 euros! Só mais um zero.. coisa pouca!

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Pois é mesmo este o cenário que podes encontrar na baixa.. pé direito de 3 metros, clarabóias, portadas clássicas e altas, tectos de parar a respiração, soalho de madeira, azulejo na fachada e tudo isto do sec. XIX. Acho que já me entendem, quando digo, que a minha vontade é restaurar o Porto TODO!

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O café Vitória é um exemplo claro de uma reabilitação bem conseguida, que respeita e enaltece a arquitectura portuense.  http://www.cafevitoria.com/

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Adoro!! O jardim de Inverno com o mobiliario vintage colorido, e as paredes de azulejo. Dá vontade de viver aqui.. não é?

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Una tarde de sol bien pasada en la compañía de amigos, solo puede dar en cosas bonitas.  Aquí os dejo el trabajo en conjunto con el chef Rudi Ploetz, dirección de arte y fotografia de mi autoría. Primavera time! Para veren todas las fotos es solo clickar en el link abajo:

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Dejo aqui también el link directo a la pagina web del chef, Rudi Ploetz (en la foto), donde cada día nos enseña como se hacen sus recetas yammi: 

http://pirate-cooking.com/wp/ingl/2013/

One door One story

New project preview and first experiment! A collaboration between fashion, art direction and photography.

You never wonder what is behind some doors? Well, I´m !!! That´s why.. one door, one story.. 

The first story is about.. Waiting! 

 In collaboration with Meryt, the blogger from: http://www.thesoftauthentic.com/