// arthitectural / Portugal
  • “Simply … the SilverWoodHouse … any attempt to adjectives falls short of the final experience of contemplation … congratulations and thanks Ernesto” These were the words of my clients Rui and Marisa when asked about SilverWoodHouse. I could not be more impressed by the answer, on my way to see the architecture. A challenge, an […]


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  • Eighteenth century mansion located in the picturesque village of Oura, in Vidago, Trás-os-Montes region, in northern Portugal. Solar de Oura is a historic property and has a private chapel with gilt details. The 8 rooms have natural elements combined with a contemporary design that blends rustic stone walls, minimalist décor and white linens. All rooms […]


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The “Bottles’ Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. Located in the outskirts of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal, next to Minho’s University, the client required a system to display over a thousand different wine and spirits bottles, designed […]


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The Opie side table in shagreen and metal is from the spring/ summer 2015 range by Simon Orrell Atelier – a new retail division from the workshop of custom-made furniture designer Simon Orrell Designs offering a diffusion collection of pieces. With its eyecatching ‘Euclid’ geometric top and bold metal legs, this side table from Simon […]


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  Concept by the artist – The characteristic of the material used for this installation, which is aluminum, is that it is very thin and easily bent by hands, yet harder than cloth or paper. Therefore it possesses both soft and hard qualities.  By winding and sometimes extending this single, long strip of aluminum from the […]


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Lucky piggy bank with pink ears “Once upon a time there was a pig, that got upset each time people would call it ‘a pig’. It wished its name was ‘Rose’.” That‘s the way a popular children‘s tale begins. Deep inside beautiful Miss Monnipenni must have had similar aspirations and even though no one ever […]


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