Posts Tagged: Brasil

Culture
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
October 11, 2018
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Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. However, it took me a lot longer to write this post than I initially anticipated. I knew from the outset I didn’t […]
Design
Walk the Rio Sidewalks – Calçada Portuguesa
March 2, 2018
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Walk the Rio Sidewalks – Calçada Portuguesa
Wander the mosaic Rio sidewalks, across the globe and through history, to see how thoughtful design can bring joy to everyday objects! A Samba beat bounced its way into my hotel room from Copacabana Beach below.  It was my first day in Rio and this area of Brazil was exactly what I grew up imagined South America […]
Travel
2016 Duende Readers’ Favourites
December 22, 2016
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2016 Duende Readers’ Favourites
As another year of travel adventures draws to a close, I’m packing my suitcase and heading home Downunder for the first time in 18months. If you are fortunate enough to put your feet up over the silly season and are looking to catch up on some reading, may I suggest you begin with the Duende readers’ […]
Design Nature
Roberto Burle Marx – Brasil’s Painterly Landscape Designer
August 18, 2016
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Roberto Burle Marx – Brasil’s Painterly Landscape Designer
I first discovered Roberto Burle Marx on a quest to learn about the decorative mosaics that line Copacabana’s promenade in Rio de Janiero. What a superstar I found! He’s not only responsible for those gorgeous calcada portuguesa. but over two-thousand garden designs across twenty countries. Not to mention the inspired jewellery collections, theatre sets and costumes, art […]
Culture Design
Colours of Rio Carnival
August 11, 2016
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Colours of Rio Carnival
I was hoping this year would signal my return to Brazil. It’s been far too long since my first Rio Carnival experience and I would like to go back and party like only Brazilians know how – with music, colour and drama, that doesn’t stop for a tropical deluge or two. I’d like to sip […]
Travel
2015 Duende Readers’ Favourites
December 3, 2015
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2015 Duende Readers’ Favourites
As the year draws to a close, I will be packing my suitcase and heading to where the sun is shining on new inspiration. If you are fortunate enough to put your feet up over the silly season and are looking to catch up on some reading, may I suggest you begin with the Duende […]