Branca by Marco Sousa Santos

It’s always inspiring to see creatives starting new companies, especially in this climate where a lot of businesses are floundering. One thing that’s great about creativity is that it doesn’t cost you anything, as long as you have a passion for something you can make a go of it and come up with an interesting concept that has longevity. In this case a fantastic range of furniture under the name ‘Branca Lisboa’ caught my attention, and is definitely one to look …

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Cutlery by Portuguese Company Cutipol

Alongside some of the handcrafted goods that we talk about on the site, I also like to mix in manufactured or commercial goods from time to time, there’s just one caveat, each project has to have a strong emphasis on functionality and simplicity. One company that instantly caught my attention through their striking design was Portugese cutlery maker Cutipol, and they certainly cover the two areas that I’m talking about suffic …

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Ficalho House by John Cassian Santos

I don’t know if anyone has noticed within our format but I’ve slowly been trying to learn more about architects who operate in warmer climates. Previously I brought across work from Brazil and today we visit Portugal through this house by architect John Cassian Santos. The minimalistic home seen above and below is for the most part completely pure white and can be found in the hill top town of Sepra, where the majority of the …

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