Fernando Brízio

Last September I had the pleasure to visit Experimenta Design, Lisbon’s  biennale dedicated to design, architecture and contemporary creativity. I loved to see “Fernando Brízio: Inhabited Designs”,  the first retrospective of one of the most important portuguese contemporary designers. Fernando Brízio‘s work focus on the  relationship between object and user, always with a sense of humor. He creates multi-dimensional … Continue reading

the photographs of Frida Khalo

It was this summer, while reading the wonderful “Viva México” by Alexandra Lucas Coelho, that I first find out about this exhibition (initially in Casa Azul, Mexico DF) and its respective book. Turns out, that Frida’s private collection of photographs was trusted by her husband, Diego Rivera, to a close friend, in order for them … Continue reading

Tangerines in an iceberg

One of my all time favourite galeries, Dama Aflita is showing the artwork related to the books of the amazing portuguese children’s publisher, Planeta Tangerina. In “3 ilustradores em cima de um icebergue” (3 illustrators on top of an iceberg), they showcase  the work of three illustrators around 3 different books (one already published, another to be … Continue reading

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony

The latest collection from Rodarte is now available for pre-order in Opening Ceremony. The lookbook totally got me  – you can see the complete collection in Rodarte’s facebook. I would check the site as you can still get their past collection on sale and… some swimsuits! I recently read a nice interview with Olivia Kim … Continue reading

Planet Gaultier

Exactly 10 days ago, Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts opened Jean Paul Gaultier’s biggest show. His first retrospective exhibition pictures the kaleidoscopic imagination between classic and eccentric, traditional and rock influences, the mixing and redefining roles of both sexes. With his heart between London and Paris, he was pioneer in introducing high tech materials, recicling … Continue reading

Unravelling (my) love for knitwear

During an amazing week in Amsterdam, I finally could go to Antwerp to see the most exciting fashion exhibition of the year (well, at least on this side of the Ocean). I was amazed by it all, so well done, flawless. Beautiful works by Bauke Knottnerus (Phat Knits), Christian Wijnants, A. F. Vandevorst, Bruno Pieters, … Continue reading


Fashion designer and researcher Suzanne Lee has come up with BioCouture – a biological way to grow your own clothes. Certain bacteria will spin microfibrils of pure cellulose during fermentation which form a dense layer that can be harvested and dried. So, adding green tea, sugar and the right bacteria, she obtains a bio-fabric that can be … Continue reading