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on my radar: cementiles collection by bisazza | o regresso em grande dos azulejos hidráulicos


They are back and I love them — even if in Portugal we have a long tradition of making tiles, I must say that I have a thing with cement tiles. Fortunately, Bisazza, the well-known Italian producer of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decoration, has the same crush on this decorative style of the past (cement tiles were quite popular during the second half of the 1800s and early 1900s among privileged classes) and has launched Cementiles, a very exclusive collection…

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spot alert: ladurée quai des bergues | geneva

Our collective imagination was already wild when it comes to French luxury pastry brand Ladurée, best-known for its mouth-watering macarons (among other things), but director Sofia Coppola has definitely raised the bar in the film “Marie Antoinette” — she…

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spot alert: andré lisbon wall

It’s almost too good to be true, but apart from Tuesdays and Saturdays, when Feira da Ladra (flea market) takes place at Campo de Santa Clara, it’s common to find ourselves alone in front of Andre Lisbon Wall. Nevertheless,…

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spot alert: dear hotel madrid

I’m the living proof that social media are changing the way we travel. During my last trip to Madrid I’ve elected Dear Hotel after seeing it on several Instagram feeds that I follow for tips and inspiration. Located on…

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spot alert: potato head hong kong

If you are into design and architecture, you probably know Sou Fujimoto for interventions like the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London or, more recently, for his collaborating with COS on a Forest of Light installation during Milan Design Week. What you probably don’t…