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Didu Losso

Didu is a fine art painter, curator and musician, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, but who has also lived a long time in Los Angeles, where he's back and forth all the time. His own work reflects his personality: simple, clear and direct, from Japanese traditional paintings with acrylic ink and sand, to pointillism and airbrush.

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Dusters California x The Doors Skateboard collaboration

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By Didu Losso in New Design on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The 1967 debut of The Doors changed much more than the popular music scene. The genre-defying band and its music helped transform youth lifestyle and usher in the rebellious counterculture that came to define the late ’60s.

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Aya: the finest Japanese cuisine in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 11 July 2013

Launched in July 2011, Aya Japanese Cuisine is the finest place in São Paulo for authentic Japanese sushi. It’s classy, contemporary, clean and intimate. The Chef, Juraci Pereira, aka Jura, and his investor, Beto Ganme, are the people behind this amazing restaurant, which was designed by the talented architect Carolina Rocco

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Cão Véio: dog-themed Brazilian cuisine in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 10 July 2013

São Paulo restaurant Cão Véio has a theme of dog. That’s right, dog. Indeed, the name is inspired by the loyalty between dogs and their owners that always grows over time. The items on the menu are named after different dog breeds, and every week at lunch time, they create four different dishes and one […]

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Furniture designed by skateboarders from skateboards

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By Didu Losso in New Design on Saturday 22 June 2013

In 2008, Etnies footwear owner and former skateboarder Pierre Senizergues presented the Skate Study House, a line of furniture designed by Gil, also a skateboarder designer for Etnies. Composed of skateboard decks and wheels, and influenced by the most iconic furniture designs of the last century, Skate Study House furniture is unique and custom made.

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Benihana Brasil: the finest Japanese restaurant in Brazil

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By Didu Losso in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 May 2013

Since Brazil was announced as the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, it brought a lot of attention to the country, and especially to São Paulo, which is considered one of the finest places for gastronomy in the world. Benihana Brasil opened its doors in December 2012. Its kitchen is […]

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Rothko: a new restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Rothko is a São Paulo restaurant inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko and the passion for gastronomy of Diego Belda. From the rock clubs he owned, Casa Belfiore and CBBAR, to a unique restaurant in the heart of São Paulo’s nightlife, Belda is also a painter but in parallel discovered the world of gastronomy […]

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Escola São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in Cool Travel on Thursday 25 April 2013

Founded by Isabella Prata in 2006, Escola São Paulo is an institution that offers very special courses in the creative world, entrepreneurship and innovation. Prata is a Tate Modern member of International Acquisitions Committee in London, President of the Committee to Support the ‘Glass House Project”, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, among other great projects […]

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The First Eco-Friendly Hair salon in Brazil

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By Didu Losso in New Eco on Thursday 21 March 2013

Marcos Proença was born in Sorocaba but moved to São Paulo in 2001. Over 20 years, he has become one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the luxury market in Brazil and also a pioneer for creating the first eco-friendly salon in the country, launched November 2009. His place offers an unique experience combining […]

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Sal Gastronomica in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Sick of working in a bank, Henrique Fogaça quit his job and got a burger trailer. After that, he opened a cafe within the courtyard of an art gallery near Paulista Avenue, which is one of the most important thoroughfares of the city of São Paulo. It quickly became a charming and exclusive restaurant called […]

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Brian Castleforte’s Papertoy Monsters

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By Didu Losso in New Products on Thursday 7 March 2013

Brian Castleforte is a independent artist, creative director, motion graphics designer, and animator based in Los Angeles and the founder of NicePaperToys, the first papertoy social network. For anyone who hasn’t heard of papertoys, think of it as a mash-up of origami and designer toys, a viral Internet art movement that used to be limited to […]

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Vibrant and colourful artwork by Michael Kortez

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By Didu Losso in New Art on Saturday 2 March 2013

Los Angeles artist and tattooist Michael Kortez has been displaying his work publicly since the age of 8 at various galleries throughout California, New York, and as far as Mexico. This includes group shows such as Laluzapalooza 2013 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and two collaborations with Dogtown’s skate icon Tony Alva at Exhibit […]

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Maison Georges Larnicol: chocolate becomes art sculptures

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By Didu Losso in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 January 2013

An incredible discovery on my recent European trip was in Paris, where chocolate becomes art sculptures at Maison Georges Larnicol. You’ll find a wide variety of art forms on a chocolate: from ladybirds and spiderwebs, to stilettos, fish, cars, musical instruments, frogs, and even an NBA basketball. All edible, of course. You can also try a delicious macaroon at his latest store at 132 Blvd. Saint-Germain, or at his first location, at 14 Rue de Rivoli.

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São Paulo photographer and artist Flávio Samelo

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By Didu Losso in New Photography on Thursday 24 January 2013

Since 1992, Flavio Samelo has walked through the streets of São Paulo photographing skateboarders, which allowed him to introduce to his own artwork graffiti, pixação, and other urban elements. Today, the works of Samelo have two fronts: the photographic output, an image with a circulation of one print, creating an indisputable original, and his works that mix his concrete studies with the urban images. Using photography as a base for the paintings allows Samelo to push the limits of his images through the use of shape, line, and color, and to communicate a new graphic reality.

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Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid: a foodie’s paradise

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By Didu Losso in Cool Travel on Wednesday 16 January 2013

I discovered the most amazing place while visiting Madrid. This ancient food market, born 1916, with its iron architecture designed by architect Gustave Eiffel, became a space of multiple destinations in gastronomy. Within its 33 stores, beautifully arranged and decorated products are sold from amateurs hobbyests to chefs: from cheeses to wines, paellas, burgers to icecreams for local consumption (tapas). It’s both a very special gourmet market and tourist attraction in the historic Plaza de San Miguel.

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Brazilian-inspired fashion from Sarah Chofakian

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By Didu Losso in New Fashion on Wednesday 19 December 2012

Inspired by her travels, artistic upbringing and passion for shoes, Chofakian’s dream has always been to give the sophisticated women of Brazil something more than charm and glamour. With her creations, she pushes the boundaries of contrasting materials and unique mixes of colors, while always emphasizing comfort – all her shoes are handmade with premium leather and accessories – fulfilling the desire of contemporary women to wear authentic creations to enjoy their day with elegance.

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