Design: A Tour Of Top Artisans In Portugal

We unearth the country’s burgeoning design industry. From a ceramics studio in Lisbon to a nautical-inspired clothing brand in Porto, we meet the creatives putting the country on the map.

A walking tour

Gaia Lutz meets woodworker Ricardo Jerónimo of Rival at his Lisbon workshop, and the duo behind ceramic studio Sedimento. Plus: furniture-maker Miguel Saboya.

Hugo Passos

The designer reflects on how attitudes in manufacturing have shifted now that many international companies produce goods in Portugal.

La Paz

We catch up with Jose Miguel de Abreu, co-founder of Porto’s nautical-inspired fashion brand La Paz, to discuss the benefits of basing his business in the city.

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

The founder of design studio Made In Situ discusses recent projects and how he is inspired by the landscape and the artisans he collaborates with.

News: Five Top Stories – April 13, 2021 (Video)

Five stories to know for April 13: Protests continue after Minneapolis shooting, Knoxville school shooting, Japan nuclear waste water, Derek Chauvin trial and Russia warns U.S. on Crimea.

1. Minnesota police released body camera footage that shows police officer Kim Potter apparently drawing her gun by mistake, instead of her Taser, when she shot a young Black man, Daunte Wright, to death during a traffic stop. Protests continued overnight in Minneapolis following the incident.

2. A Knoxville school shooting ends with a student shot and killed by police and one officer wounded. Police said the high school student opened fire on them in a campus bathroom, wounding an officer.

3. Prosecutors neared the end of their case in the Derek Chauvin trial. George Floyd’s younger brother Philonise Floyd gave emotional testimony about how his sibling grew up obsessed with basketball and doting on his mother.

4. Japan will release more than 1 million tons of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, the government said, a move China called “extremely irresponsible,” while South Korea summoned Tokyo’s ambassador in Seoul to protest.

5. Russia warned the United States to ensure its warships stayed well away from Crimea “for their own good,” calling their deployment in the Black Sea a provocation designed to test Russian nerves.

Outdoor Recreation: Why ‘Polaris’ Is Going Electric

Polaris Inc. is a dominant player in the off-road vehicle market, selling top-of-the-line ATV’s, snowmobiles, and utility vehicles, among others. Unlike many other companies, Polaris saw its revenue increase in 2020 thanks to an unexpected boom in powersports and increased interest in outdoor activities. While it rides this high, however, some doubt how long it can last. In the past year, Polaris has begun expanding its electric vehicle line-up, hoping to gain some further momentum from the rapidly-growing market. However, some analysts are skeptical of the company’s ability to push into the electric space, which may be challenging given consumer hesitation regarding comparative performance, as well as fierce competition from other leading brands.

Ocean Views: Saving ‘Kelp Forests’ In South Africa

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features. The documentary focuses on a film-maker who befriends an octopus – but the unsung star of the show is the kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town. It is one of the richest ecosystems in the world. The makers of the film are part of a campaign to preserve the aquatic forest.

Nordic Views: ‘Hardanger Waterfalls – Norway’ (4K)

Driving in Hardanger takes you to the waterfalls (“foss” in Norwegian). The most famous are Vøringsfossen in Eidfjord (route 7), Steinsdalsfossen in Norheimsund (route 7) and Låtefoss in Odda (route 13).

VØRINGSFOSSEN
The best-known waterfall in Norway. See vast quantities of water plunge 182 m from the Hardangervidda plateau into the Måbødalen valley. Excellent viewing point at Fossli Hotel, on route 7. The hotel is open around 20.05-15.09. Season: 01.06 – 15.09. During the winter the water is used for generating power. Trail to the foot of the Vøringsfossen, 90 min. round-trip. Parking at the upper end of the Måbø tunnel on route 7. National Tourist Routes started construction work for viewing platforms and more in 2015. First stage to be finished in 2017, last stage to finish in 2020.

STEINSDALSFOSSEN
One of the most popular waterfalls in Norway. The Steinsdalsfossen has a fall of 50 m and is special because you can walk safe and dry behind it. The fall occured in 1699 when the river changed course. There is a footpath from the car park up to and under the waterfall. Along National Tourist Route Hardanger.

LÅTEFOSS
The twin falls of Låtefoss were already a popular tourist attraction back in the 1800s. The falls drop 165 m, and are easily accessible on route 13. Floodlit in the evening.

FUREBERGSFOSSEN
The Furebergsfossen waterfall is situated along route 551 between Årsnes and Sunndal. The waterfall flows under the road and directly into the Maurangerfjord, and arm of the Hardangerfjord. The waterfall follows the steep mountain side towards the fjord, and the free fall part is 20 meters high. Since the waterfall ends up under the road, you can get very close to the waterfall.

Ocean Wildlife: Green Sea Turtles Of Hawaii (Video)

Hawaii is home to the largest hard-shelled sea turtles in the world.

Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, are native to Hawaii. They are the largest hardshelled sea turtle in the world, reaching lengths of four feet and weights over 300 pounds. Out of the seven types of sea turtle, the Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common turtle in Hawaii.

Walking Tours: ‘Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy’ (4K)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.

The origin of the village is linked to the need of the populations who lived on the Gulf of Gaeta to move to new settlements in a protected position on the surrounding hills, to defend against Saracen raids. Maranola is mentioned for the first time in 1029 and again in 1045, when it is indicated as castrum, a place fortified with walls and towers. In 1041 the existence of a “via carraria de Maranola” is also attested. Under the Caetani a new wall with three towers was then built, the only access to which was the so-called “ravellino”, demolished at the end of the 19th century. The village was placed under siege in 1347 by Nicola Caetani as part of the clashes conducted to regain Mola, Castellone and Traetto. His son, Onorato I Caetani, had a castle built there which took from him the name of “Castello Onorato”. In April 1400 it was besieged by the troops of Ladislao I of Naples. In the 15th century it had the status of a *university* and the statute states that it included the hamlets of Mamurrano, Ponzanello and Trivio in its territory. In 1414 the property was sold to Pietro Origlia, count of Caiazzo, but Cristoforo Caetani took it back by force. In 1428 it became an autonomous municipality together with a quarter of the territory of Maranola. In 1491 it was in possession of Caterina Pignatelli, in 1504 by Prospero Colonna and in 1691 it passed to the Carafa, who kept it until the abolition of feudalism in 1806.

Walks: ‘Hirado City Castle Nagasaki, Japan’ (5K Video)

Hirado City is the administrative area of Hirado Island and its surroundings in the northwestern part of Nagasaki Prefecture. The central Hirado district is the castle town of the former Hirado clan Matsuura, and before the isolation, it was an international trading port with China, Portugal, the Netherlands, and so on.

Video timeline: 00:00​ タイトル(Title) 00:16​ 平戸港交流広場(Hirado Port Square) 00:49​ 幸橋 – オランダ橋(Saiwaibashi Bridge) 01:11​ 宗陽公のお墓(The Grave of the Lord Matsura Takanobu) 01:55​ 城下町(Castle Town) 02:26​ 大ソテツ通り(Dai Sotetsu Street) 02:30​ 六角井戸(Rokkaku Ido Well) 02:34​ 観音地蔵堂(Kannon Jizo-do) 02:38​ 松浦史料博物館(Matsura Historical Museum) 02:42​ 大ソテツ(Dai Sotetsu) 02:57​ 平戸オランダ商館(Hirado Dutch Trading Post) 03:43​ 薄香の町並み(Usuka townscape) 06:00​ オランダ塀(Dutch Wall) 06:32​ 崎方公園(Sakigata Park) 07:54​ フランシスコ・ザビエル記念碑(St. Francis Xavier Monument) 09:20​ 三浦按針の墓(The Grave of William Adams) 09:40​ 崎方公園展望台(Sakigata Park Observatory) 10:08​ 大ソテツ通り(Dai Sotetsu Street) 11:13​ 寺院と教会の見える風景(View of temples and churches) 12:00​ 平戸ザビエル記念教会(St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church) 12:12​ 平戸城(Hirado Castle)