wish list - Brazil
Written by Oryx
This book takes readers on a curated tour of the most important symbols of modern and traditional Brazil. From artists and architects, models and screen stars, to festivals and cultures, Brazilian Style features the best of Brazilian culture, including legendary icons from the past, as well as contemporary, cutting-edge trendsetters. The mesmerising photography and concise text captures the spirit of one of the most vibrant nations on earth.
A former apprentice of jewellery designer Silvia Furmanovich, young Brazilian jeweller Rodrigo Massot is fascinated with the art of the ancient world, creating accessible fine jewellery of exceptional design and beautiful stones.
Chez Oscar Brazil
Housed inside a sculptured stack of container-like boxes clad in glass and mirrored steel, Chez Oscar overlooks the scar Freire neighbourhood of So Paulo. Originally designed by FrenchBrazilian architecture office Triptyque as a concept store for Levis and Calvin Klein Jeans, a refit at the end of 2013 transformed the building into a five-storey café-bar-restaurant, including an outdoor dining space.
The boat-like shape of Hotel Unique rises above the city of So Paulo like an urban work of art. The architectural mastermind behind the building is Ruy Ohtake, who is known for his dynamic and unusual architectural designs. The jewel in the crown of the copper-clad hotel is its rooftop Skye Bar & Restaurant, helmed by French celebrity chef Emmanuel Bassoleil. At 25m high, it has views over the city’s skyline, and a red-tiled, 24m-long pool with an underwater sound system.
Caju Collective is a design studio made in Brazil, based in Brooklyn, New York. Brazilian creators Patricia Bomeny and Gustavo Prado bring the creativity, playfulness, and warmth of their culture to the NYC design scene, bridging art, design, and fashion. The brand specialises in textile print design; caju in Portuguese means cashew, an exotic, colourful fruit, and these themes are reflected in their collections.
Tales You Lose
Tales You Lose is an initiative by Andre Levy, a Brazilian designer currently based in Frankfurt, Germany. He paints over the faces on coins with other famous characters to unleash individual alternative stories, posing the question: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it?
São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 11,874 km
Flight Time: 14 hours, 45 minutes