Take a stroll down the most beautiful street in the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 23 January 2014

Porto Alegre, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is being called ‘the most beautiful street in the world’. Why? Take a look at these photos and see for yourself. Each side of the street is lined with trees, with some as tall as the 7th floors in adjacent buildings. […]

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Roll up this magazine for a free iPhone amplifier

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 25 October 2013

Just roll up this super slick magazine ad, tuck in the tab, pop your phone in, and listen to some tunes. Thank to JWT, this campaign to bring attention to the new Coca-Cola.FM in Brazil means a free iPhone amp. What better way to encourage magazine readers to tune in?

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Labirinto: an exhibition made from recyclable materials

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

The Labyrinth exhibition appears in Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was made in the form of a geometric maze from 60 tons of recyclable materials (PET bottles, plastic containers, tetra packs, among others). It occupies 400 square meters, with acrylic mirrors inside.

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Bob’s fast food restaurant wrapped their cheeseburgers in edible paper

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 July 2013

What’s better than a delicious burger? Paper wrapping that tastes just like the delicious burger it envelopes. Bob’s, a Brazilian fast food joint, conducted a case study where they wrapped all their burgers in edible wrapping. Customers loved the edible paper, and they claimed it tasted just like the burger. It’s a great idea for […]

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Aya: the finest Japanese cuisine in São Paulo

Didu Losso Contributor

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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Echoes of an Industrial Past: photo series by Barry Cawston

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By Anthony Garratt in New Photography on Friday 7 June 2013

I met Barry Cawston a couple of years ago during filming for a television production and have since been following and enjoying his work. His recent series of photographs from Avonmouth, an industrial port on the West coast, caught my attention. The series is called, Echoes of an Industrial Past and there is something other-worldly […]

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Astounding street art in Beco do Batman, Sao Paulo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 21 May 2013

I recently got to know about Beco do Batman (Batman’s Alley), a heavily graffiti-ed zone in Sao Paulo, from watching one of these Anthony Bourdain travelogue shows. The sheer vibrancy of the street art there is just astounding, as you can tell from these photos taken by travel blogger Ling Ge.

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On-the-go furniture folds up for easy transportation

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 7 May 2013

For those of you who love well designed furniture but don’t want to be tied down with lots of stuff, this nomadic furniture series will be right up your alley. You’ve seen the old movies where Victorian-era people travel with huge, clunky trunks. Well, imagine those same traveling trunks except they also unfold to be furniture. Thanks […]

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Benihana Brasil: the finest Japanese restaurant in Brazil

Didu Losso Contributor

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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Porno Klan: American pop hits meets Brazilian funk

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By Sublime Silence in New Music on Thursday 2 May 2013

You have to hear it to believe it. Porno Klan is a weird music project from a Brazilian producer that likes to mash-up pop artists like Beyonce with underground dirty Brazilian funk or carnival songs. Sometimes he even releases a music video to illustrate the lyrics. And to top that, he creates exotic 80s inspired […]

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Rothko: a new restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Didu Losso Contributor

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

Didu Losso Contributor

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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100 phone booths paraded as art in São Paulo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 5 April 2013

Some bright telephone operator in São Paulo, Brazil decided to commission 100 artists to paint 100 public phone booths some time back. It helps that the booths look like oversized helmets to begin with. It makes us want to dunk into the one painted like naked brains immediately for an instant reboot. BRAINSSSSSSSS.

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The First Eco-Friendly Hair salon in Brazil

Didu Losso Contributor

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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