The cornershop of yummy

The cornershop of yummy

Ever since coming back home from Sweden, we’ve been getting reacquainted with Lisboa, meandering familiar old streets renewed with brand new establishments based on more or less innovative business ideas and hip cafés catering for the busy young creative class of the emerging design districts – seems like every corner of Lisboa aims to be one nowadays. Desde o regresso da Suécia que nos temos estado a familiarizar de novo com Lisboa, percorrendo as antigas ruas refrescadas com novos establecimentos, baseados em ideias de negócio mais ou menos inovadoras e cafés da moda…Read more
Trunk flea market

Trunk flea market

There was a flea market a couple of weeks ago in a parking lot in Benfica. An unusual kind of flea market. A trunk market (Feira da Bagageira), to be more accurate. If you were registered, all you had to do was stuff your trunk with junk, park the car in a space and sell your junk. Of course, not all trunks were full of junk. Some of the vendors were noticeably professionals and antique traders. Their level of organization and point-of-sale design were top notch – with all the grandmother clocks, the…Read more
Adventures in technicolor

Adventures in technicolor

It's been a month now since Marina Grechanik's workshop in Lisboa and it's still kicking in. I've been experimenting a lot with ecolines, waterwashes as sketching base, big contrasts and form simplification. There's actually not much story about these two spreads. Just a bunch of people I don't know from the subway, the tram and the street. And a bunch of people I do know, in a bar. In a mixture of techniques very unlike me. Oh, and a couple dancing lindy hop. Or jitterbug. I keep forgetting which. Have a colorful weekend everyone!  Read more
Lagos by night

Lagos by night

During the winter, Lagos is but a small town in southern Portugal. When not working, the locals indulge in simple pleasures like hanging out with family and friends, usually at bars, coffee shops and terraces if the weather allows. In the summer the small town gets invaded with tens of thousands of tourists that feed the local economy for another year and turns into a bustling seaside resort. Local businesses go about like squirrels, stockpiling for the winter, making hay while the sun shines. The town fills up with new bars and restaurants that cater…Read more
Extra! Extra! Thousands perish in gory massacre!

Extra! Extra! Thousands perish in gory massacre!

If snails had headlines, today’s would have sounded like this. Their deaths were not our direct responsibility, mind you, but were indeed warranted by our craving! Portuguese have the knack of snacking hundreds of tiny delicious beings such as snails and fish eggs. Snails are rendered edible by being boiled in different herbs and vegetables, such as onion, garlic, mint or chili, and of course, their own goo! They should be washed down with beer. Fish eggs are boiled, cooled and turned into a yummy salad with onion, garlic [glitch in the matrix], parsley and…Read more
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