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“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am | No comments

Go ahead. Jump into “The Pool”! This art installation requires your participation. “The Pool”, by American artist Jen Lewin is an innovative public art sculpture creating swirling light and color. Users step, skip, and jump across concentric rings of circular pads to...

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Sabonete de Cerveja Sovina – Soap Made from Portuguese Beer

Sabonete de Cerveja Sovina – Soap Made from Portuguese Beer

By | July 29, 2014 at 11:31 am | No comments

We know Portugal has a rich tradition of handcrafting beautiful and fragrant soaps. We also appreciate the country’s heritage of producing artisanal beers. So it makes sense when we learn that the top companies in both these industries have joined together to create a unique...

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Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

By | March 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Creative and innovative Portuguese product designer Ana João is at it again. She has designed lamps resembling peacocks, marigolds and black widow spiders. She has created whimsical stools in the shape of raspberries. Already on the drawing board are contemporary design,...

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Limited Edition Joana Vasconcelos-Designed Green Boots

Limited Edition Joana Vasconcelos-Designed Green Boots

By | March 15, 2014 at 11:14 am | No comments

Who said you can’t own a creative work by popular Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos? You can! In fact, you can wear it on your feet! Available now, in shops and online, are limited edition Green Boots-brand footwear, designed by Joana herself. Only 599 pairs were produced...

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Lisboa by Tiago f Moura

Lisboa by Tiago f Moura

By | October 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm | No comments

Lisbon is an artist’s dream. Around every stone corner, down every calçada street, on every historical monument, and in every neighborhood praça, is a unique perspective of the city. Every artist captures the essence of Lisbon in his own individual style. Now, an innovative...

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Cave de Vinhos – Secret Wine Cellar at Vila Vita Parc

Cave de Vinhos – Secret Wine Cellar at Vila Vita Parc

By | October 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm | No comments

It’s hidden underground. It’s only open a few hours each day. Its guardian has years of specialist training. And, it holds vast treasures collected from around the world. This very special place…some might call it a secret place…is located below the grassy knolls on the...

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