The Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort has a lot to celebrate. the luxury resort has a world-class hotel. The five-star Evolutee Hotel with spa, conference rooms and Philippe Stark design, is a perfect getaway for weekend retreats or longer-term relaxation.
In the Algarve, good sushi is a rarity, with only a few reputable spots spread out across the region. So, we are happy to learn about a new Japanese restaurant that not only serves delicious sushi, but also delivers a delightful dish of architectural design. Sushi Pearl, on Avenida da Republica in Faro, is hip and cool, fun and yummy.
In a stupendous marketing concept, Renova have created a public restroom facility just off the highly-touristic Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon. For 50 cents, passersby can stop in and take advantage of a space that is both architecturally appealing…and extremely practical!
It’s kind of a cool contemporary cave, where local hipsters drink traditional cocktails from Madeira. It’s É Pra Poncha. This unique hangout on Porto’s popular Rua Galeria de Paris is a design devotee’s dream, a drink lover’s delight and a party person’s paradise.
You can never accuse our friends at Boca do Lobo of being shy. In fact, the Portuguese furniture design company is on their way to Paris to make yet another significant impact on the world of home design. At home fashion showcase Maison & Object, Boca do Lobo will premier their newest work, the Heritage sideboard.
Our friends at Delightfull are at it again. They’ve created a beautiful new, contemporary lamp that blends is ideally suited for many different styles of interior design. Yet, take another look. Does this lamp remind you of anyone? Here’s a hint: Amy!
Contemporary artist Pedro Valdez Cardoso has a unique way of expressing himself. With everyday consumer products for materials, he finds a way to blend classical styles of art and design, with iconography of folk and tribal art. Valdez Cardoso’s next show is at the Galeria Presença in Porto, 16 September to 29 October.
After 40 years of collecting, de Brito amassed a significant and respected collection. And now, 105 works, covering a period from1914 to present, are on exhibit at the Center of Art Manuel de Brito.