Tag Archives: Lisbon

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.

Views: Landscapes And Cities Of ‘Portugal’ (4K)

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. 

Sunday Morning Podcast: Latest News From Zurich, London And Bangkok

The weekend’s biggest discussion topics with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Gillian Dobias, Cornelia Meyer and Urs Bühler. 

We also check the headlines in Bangkok and find out which titles have been flying off shelves at Lisbon’s Under The Cover book and magazine shop.

Arts & Culture: ‘The Azulejos’ – Portugal’s Colored Tiles (Video)

Anyone who has ever been to Portugal will probably know them: the small, mostly blue square ceramic tiles, the so-called ‘azulejos’. Especially in the capital of Lisbon they decorate many houses. Even today, the decorative tiles are still made by hand. The word azulejos does not come from the Portuguese word “azul” for blue – as one might think. It comes from Arabic and means something like “polished little stone”.

Travel: ‘Top Ten Places To Visit In Portugal’ (Video)

Portugal is one of the world’s most beautiful countries! From boating on the Algarve Coast to exploring the castles of Sintra, Portugal offers so much variety to experience and witness!

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

Classic Car Roadtrip: 1968 Renault 8 Gordini – Lisbon To Algarve In Portugal

In the late 1960s, Portuguese racing driver Heitor de Moraes took his Renault 8 Gordini from Corsica to Poland, rallying all across Europe. Now, the ocean blue car has found a new owner and a new sportive duty – carrying surfboards in style from Lisbon to the Algarve.

22 January 2021

The year was 1968: six years before the so-called ‘Carnation Revolution’. Life in Portugal at that time could be tough. Not for Heitor de Moraes, though: this was the year he became the first owner of a pretty special blue car. Fast-forward to 2020, and another chapter of the car’s history was written, with its third owner also driving it along the curving roads of southern Portugal. Only this time, with surfboards on the roof.

The car was purchased from Timeless Garage in Lisbon (which had carried out a full restoration) and that’s why the story you see in the pictures starts there. A few days later, after some small mechanical corrections and a surfboard roof rack installation, the real mission began: the blue car hit the curves of the Algarve once again. It quickly became clear that even after more than 50 years, Amédée Gordini’s great engineering talent still shines through.

Read full article in Classic Driver

Aerial Travel: ‘Lisbon – Portugal’ (4K Video)

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. 

Travel: The ‘Top 100 Cities In Europe’ (Video)

The cities of Europe remain unmatched to the rest of the world! From the canals of Venice, to the Ancient ruins of Athens, it’s impossible to beat the history and architecture of Europe’s cities. I’ve spent the last few years traveling Europe and I want to show you my favorite cities! This video was months in the making and i’m so excited to finally share it with you! I tried to include cities from all parts of Europe.

Timestamps: 0:34 – London, UK 1:17 – Edinburgh, UK 1:43 – Lisbon, Portugal 2:23 – Valletta, Malta 3:05 – Tallinn, Estonia 3:50 – Milan & Venice, Italy 5:01 – Bologna & Rome Italy 6:48 – Vatican City, Vatican 7:27 – Naples & Positano, Italy 8:34 – Palermo & Catania, Italy 9:08 – Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland 10:28 – Grindelwald & Zermatt, Switzerland 11:33 – Prague & Cesky Krumlov, Czechia 12:53 – Barcelona, Spain 13:32 – Toledo & Cordoba, Spain 14:22 – Ronda & Granada, Spain 15:07 – Obidos & Porto, Portugal 16:11 – Cologne & Rothenburg, Germany 17:35 – Munich & Berchtesgaden, Germany 18:19 – Salzburg & Hallstatt, Austria 19:04 – Innsbruck & Vienna, Switzerland 19:36 – Bratislava, Slovakia 20:53 – Paris & Etretat, France 22:00 – Colmar & Lyon, France 22:34 – Carcassonne, France 23:08 – Monte Carlo, Monaco 23:52 – Kyiv & Odessa, Ukraine 25:25 – Lviv, Ukraine 25:47 – Luxembourg City 26:45 – Brussels & Bruges, Belgium 28:20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29:04 – Rotterdam & The Hague, Netherlands 29:40 – Copenhagen, Denmark 30:21 – Malmö & Gothenburg, Sweden 31:20 – Stockholm, Sweden 31:52 – Helsinki & Rovaniemi, Finland 32:40 – Oslo & Bergen, Norway 33:36 – Alesund & Tromso, Norway 34:30 – Reykjavik, Iceland 35:18 – Dublin, Ireland 35:43 – Warsaw & Gdansk, Poland 36:54 – Wroclaw & Krakow, Poland 37:40 – St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia 38:58 – Vernazza & Verona, Italy 39:34 – San Marino 40:24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia 40:58 – Dubrovnik & Rovinj, Croatia 42:15 – Zagreb, Croatia 42:59 – Riga, Latvia 43:28 – Vilnius, Lithuania 43:49 – Minsk, Belarus 44:25 – Budapest, Hungary 45:02 – Bucharest & Brasov, Romania 45:53 – Kotor, Montenegro 46:20 – Sarajevo & Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 47:50 – Belgrade, Serbia 48:16 – Athens, Greece 48:47 – Istanbul, Turkey 49:55 – Tbilisi, Georgia 50:33 – Berlin & Hamburg, Germany 51:52 – Frankfurt, Germany 52:18 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 52:47 – Valencia & Seville, Spain 53:52 – Madrid, Spain 54:19 – Bern & Geneva, Switzerland 55:29 – San Gimignano & Siena, Italy 55:54 – Pisa & Florence, Italy

Walking Tour Video: ‘Rua Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal’

Filmed on August 12th, 2020. A walk in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Road Trip Travel: ‘Curves – Portugal’ (2020 Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Stefan Bogner

The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.

It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.

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