Entries in Brazil (72)
A few months back simone had left a comment about a site called RIOetc that features "hipster houses in Rio de Janeiro". I had totally forgotten about it until recently and I was pleasantly surprised to find not necessarily what I would call "hipster" homes but some really fun and creatively decorated spaces. The site was started back in 2007 by Renata Abranchs (fashion consultant) and Tiago Petrik (journalist). At the time Rio had a bad rap so they wanted to praise their beautiful city through its inhabitants and their creative capacity in a positive, colourful way (or something along those lines says Google Translate). And they feature all sorts of other Rio goodies like streetstyle, music, and street art. My fav new site!
My Sunday posts have been and will continue to be pretty random, as Saturdays I usually end up outdoors trying to enjoy what little summer we Canadians get and then am left scrambling at the end of the night - like now! But you gotta give me points for effort! ;) Anyhoo, it has been a while (see here) since I visited Casa dos Outros, one of the best 'everyday people's homes' type of sites (IMHO), from Brazil. Here are a bunch of my favourites as of late...
There is a part of me deep down that will always love mid-century homes decorated top to bottom in retro furnishings. Brazilian architect/designer Guilherme Torres has been featured here several times (my last post here) and often creates vibrant, modern, industrial spaces filled with colourful elements. This time he has the colourful elements in al their glory, but this time the architecture has a more mid-century vibe. Super funky.