Posts Tagged ‘ Brazil ’

Aryane Steinkopf – Brazilian Bombshell.


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Aryane was a member of the “Panicats” model crew on Panico na TV, and her list of credits include a cover appearance on Playboy Brazil last year. She is also a Brazilian DJ with extremely round….uhm…turntables.

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Major Lazer At The World Cup.


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Deutschland has become the country of the World Cup Winners, but soccer wasn’t the only excitement in Rio during the tournament.  Diplo and Major Lazer had quite an electric performance on the rooftop of the Budweiser Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.  Check out the video below.

Modern Mirindibas Residence In Sao Paulo Brazil


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The Brazil based team at Studio MK27 specialize in sleek, modern homes found all throughout South America, and they continuously deliver some of the most stunning residences. The latest project from the architectural firm comes to us in the Mirindibas Residence. The home was completed a few years back in 2006, and is located in beautiful Sao Paulo, Brazil. The ultra contemporary home spans just under 9,000 square feet, and was spearheaded by designer Marcio Kogan. The home utilizes massive sliding window doors to connect the outdoor space with the indoor space, and features an open floor plan throughout.

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Dai Macedo Has Brazil’s Best Booty.


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A 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom has been crowned Brazil’s new Miss Bum Bum.  Dai Macedo, who represented the central state of Goias in the nationwide search for the woman with the most bodacious butt in all of Brazil, was chosen from among 15 finalists by the contest’s grand jury in Sao Paolo this week.  “It’s a lot of work, a lot of devotion,” Macedo told Agence France-Presse by way of an interpreter. “I denied myself a lot of things. No nightclubs. No sweets. I went to the gym Saturdays and Sundays.”  The sacrifice is well worth it. Miss Bum Bum winners become instant celebrities in Brazil, and receive a fortune in endorsements.  But the glamor comes with its share of drama. Earlier this year, a columnist for Brazilian newspaper O Dia accused Miss Bum Bum contestants Mari Sousa and Eliana Amaral of bribing judges in attempts to win.

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In a note published in October, well in advance of the winners being announced, the newspaper reported that Sousa had secured top honors by paying thousands of dollars to judges. It also claimed Amaral paid $32,000 to judges and would come in second.  Those ethically suspect predictions did not pan out (although Amaral was awarded third place), but even the future bum-bum queen became embroiled in the scandal at the time. Angered by the accusations, Macedo joined other contestants in lashing out against corruption in Miss Bum Bum via social media, according to News.co.au.  Macedo distanced herself from the outburst after winning the competition.  “I’m all emotional. I didn’t expect to win,” Macedo said, according to News.co.au. “All hell broke loose on social media sites but now I can say the contest was real.”

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Check out what the Bum Bum competition is like to be a part of.

Hope Super Push Up: Right and Left Together


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The main goal of the advertising campaign is to be catchy. If people remember the print ads they will remeber the company for sure. One of the best way to be catchy is to bring lots of fun. And today’s print ad by Hope, a push-up brand, brings fun. Their slogan for this advertising campaign is “Right and Left together”. And the creators of this campaign advertising agency Giovanni+Draftfcb from Brazil in funny way shows world leaders like Bush, Castro, Chavez etc.

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Miss Khloe Terae.


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Beautiful and Intelligent, Khloe Terae is a Playboy Playmate and Bikini model born on May 7th 1993. Inspired by her mother, Khloe started modelling at the age of sixteen. Being the eldest daughter with 4 younger brothers, Khloe has always considered herself a leader and a role model.

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The Brazilian Clube Disco.


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The 12-year-old Clube Disco night club in São Paulo was reborn this fall. It now carries its past proudly yet offers a completely upgraded experience.  Brazilian architect Guto Requena worked with architect Mauricio Arruda on this project. The retro custom-designed furniture that gives a nod to the 1970s Brazilian style is incredible, and mixes nicely with the black-leather, exposed-pipes underground disco feel. And the tunnel was re-envisioned by Brazilian artist Kleber Matheus.  The lighting of the dance floor consists of 250 linear meters of metallic rails with LED tape that run as a frame along the perimeter of the space. This allows for an endless variety of lighting programs and color mixes to create and accentuate different effects based on the music. The entire system is controlled by the MADRIX software.  Check the method.

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The Contemporary Adriana Varejão Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil


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São Paulo-based interior design and architectural practice Tacoa Arquitetos have completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery project. The contemporary property is  located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Adriana Varejão Gallery was commissioned to shelter two works of the artist acquired by the museum and exhibited at Cartier Foundation: the sculpture Linda do Rosário and the polyptych Celacanto Provoca Maremoto. The project occupies a hillside with a small slope partially surrounded by the native forest, an area formerly used to store containers. The original topography was modified for this new use: a huge displacement of earth has cut it, creating the great horizontal plane necessary to the storage. The orientation of the project aimed to recompose the site’s original topography and inserting on it an artificial element: a regular block in reinforced concrete, partially inserted in the hillside. The building structure and interior design is composed by an irregular retaining wall that gains the space in the ground floor and receives the loads of the block, in its deepest part, trough two beams, in the middle, trough four columns integrated in the wall.

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Contemporary JPGN Residence, Brazil


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Brazilian architectural practice Danilo Matoso Macedo have completed the JPGN project. Completed in 2012, the contemporary property belongs to a young couple in Brasília, Brazil. This contemporary Brazilian property looks onto Lake Paranoá, with the monumental area of the city on the opposite bank. According to the architect: “The contemporary house was almost fully elevated on stilts at the edge of the height permitted by law, allowing the desired view over the roofs of the neighbours. The property belongs to a young couple without children, the basic programme (room, office, bedroom, kitchen and service area) was distributed only at the top level, facilitating rapid paths everyday, more frequent when children are small. The indoors were arranged to prioritise the vision of the landscape, now converted into a central motif of the project – reverence complemented by a ‘panoramic deck’ provisions freely on the cover slab.

Contemporary-Property-Design-Brazil-08 In order to avoid the ceiling topping due to elevation of the main block, the ground floor was treated with staggered landfills. The garage is an intermediate level, along with a service equipped with hoists and installing temporary employee in order to hide the vehicles for users from the balcony above. A small two-bedroom flat was designed for future occupation of stilts, second family life, in which the children would demand more independence – Early prediction of execution by the client in the first moment of the work, providing functional autonomy to the area leisure and allowing its use for any guest. It opens directly to the view the room, the office, and the double bedroom – mediated by a balcony – and indirectly the kitchen connected to the dining room for large sliding panels. The integration between these two environments is enhanced by continuous bench, topped by a set of adjoining cabinets and windows that open yet frontal view of the street.
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Lisalla Montenegro


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Lisalla Montenegro was born and raised in Goias, Brazil. Although she had dreams of being a doctor, there was another bright future that awaited her. At a young age Lisalla was encouraged to pursue modeling. After participating in a competition for Miss Goias, she met with modeling scouts who saw a star and brought Lisalla to America where she would begin her career.

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She has walked the international runways for some of the most prestigious designers, among them: Hermes, Michael Kors, Nannette Lepore, Nina Ricci, Armani , Kenzo, Gottex, Alberta Ferretti, Luca Luca, Vena Cava, and Pinko. Lisalla has appeared on inside pages of Vogue (Brazil, China and American), Glamour (American and German), Italian GQ, Nylon, Cosmo Girl , Stilletto, A Magazine, Style Monte Carlo, among others. She has had the pleasure of working with the industry’s most renowned international photographers including, Mario Sorrenti, Kenneth Willardt, Tom Clayton, Alexi Lubomirski, Patrick Shaw, Peter Beard, Miles Aldridge, Bruce Weber, Warwick Saint, Paul Cruz to name a few. She has also starred in advertisement campaigns for Emanuel Ungaro, Baby Phat, H&M, Wolford, Dooney & Bourke, UGG Australia, Michael Stars and Yamamay. Lisalla has also appeared in a variety of hair campaigns. Lisalla is currently the face of Maybelline Cosmetics.

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Marlos Lima – Typography


Marlos Lima is a great illustrator living in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His work is quite impressive, whether it’s in the character design, cartoon creations or typographic publications.

The Itiquira House In Rio de Janeiro.


Aaaahhhhhh… Relaxing and breathing deeply. It may not come as a surprise to anyone that this would be our reaction this exquisitely refurbished residence, located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  It has so many of the features we love. The structure seems to belong to the site. The indoor spaces connect with the outdoors, and the subtle surface textures and materials showcase the art and the mid-century modernist vibe of the furnishings.  There is visual room to breathe, to see. There’s space to enjoy the art, distance to appreciate the gardens.  It lacks all of the typical design-magazine photo-session set-ups; the painfully over-staged vignettes, the overly sterile designer look. There is no ego or bravado, just ease and style. This is cool without trying to be cool; dramatic without all the drama.  This is that confident, mature style that is so difficult to achieve and impossible to fake.  The white, colonial-style house has good bones to start with: unobtrusive scale and proportions, spectacular site with access to views, natural building materials.

It is also surrounded by sublime mature gardens originally designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx, the designer of the Copacabana Beach Promenade with its distinctive, black-and-white Portuguese geometric wave pattern.  But the already great structure of this house was improved by a recent, complete overhaul by Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto.  The 1,500 square-meter (about 16145 square feet) house consists of two blocks. The larger block is the main family residence, the smaller one accommodates staff rooms, laundry, garage, home theater and the spa that is directly connected with the outside pool and patio area.  Taranto retained this division of functions, but rearranged most of the rooms and built two additional spaces on top of the existing ones: a home office with a roof-top garden on top of the residence, and an additional two-bedroom apartment for staff on top of the other block.  To provide better access to the outside, new, much larger windows and sliding glass doors were created. Wooden exterior slat screens and a wide canopy all around the house were built to provide protection from the extreme sunlight and heavy rains of the area.  High-quality natural materials, such as corten steel, limestone, marble and peroba do campo wood are used throughout, but they remain as a subtle background for the art and furnishings.  In this project, Taranto collaborated once again with Brazilian lighting designer Maneco Quinderé and landscape designer  Gilberto Elkins.

Brazil With A Twist.


Looking at David Copithorne’s images is sort of like wearing those drunk goggles police officers make you wear for five minutes in high school to scare you out of having a good time and potentially killing yourself with booze, if those goggles were also mixed with acid. At a glance, the photographer and filmmaker’s landscapes look normal, until you realize they’ve been distorted and disrupted through obscure effects that offer a new perspective on our reality.

His latest series, 3D Geometric Photography, was shot on location in Brazil and consists mostly of beaches and rainforest landscapes, with geometric-shaped digital interferences layered on top. The shapes act like virtual magnifying glasses, highlighting parts of the photos. The artist says, “My motivation and dedication is to capture these amazing scenes that are not perceived by nonprofessional eyes.”

Acid Illustrations By Zansky.


Zansky it’s a Brazilian illustrator and designer with a really peculiar style, having a degree in Design and Fine Arts and focusing a lot on graphic arts as letterpress, woodcut, screen printing, offset and digital printing. He developed a really psychedelic and complex style, I can’t even dare to label him in any way, his art it’s just marvelous.

Had Any Odd Facebook Requests Recently?


What if you were cruising Facebook on any particular day, and you got a friend request from you future son or daughter?  Lets not forget that more effective than the threat of hideous diseases is the threat of responsibility. Olla Condoms in Brazil sent friend requests to single dudes from fictional love children.  A sort of scared straight viral marketing campaign to get guys to wrap it up, this is one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve ever seen.  Check the method below.

The Josefine/Roxy Club.


Brazilian architect Fred Mafra, no novice to night club design, was given the unusual opportunity to redesign his earlier work, the night club Josefine/Roxy.  Since 2007, the club has been a strong player in Savassi, the night life area of Belo Horizonte, the capital of and largest city in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil.  The 955m² space has two dance floors, three bars, plus four VIP areas that can be combined into one larger VIP space. In addition, it has two lounges and smoking areas with a retractable roof.

With his new design, Mafra went to town with the hexagon and triangle forms.  By using them in the honeycombed ceilings and black-and-white floors, by including padded-vinyl seating and walls, and by lighting the space with creative LED, he’s created an angularly sinful madhouse effect that is destined to help guests forget the outside world.  Roxy Club is open on Wednesdays and Fridays when the DJs play techno and e-music to a straight crowd. Josefine Club is open on Thursdays and Saturdays when the DJs play tribal and pop music to gay/hipster crowd.

Loft 24-7.


Ideally, wouldn’t we all like to live in a climate where outdoor living is possible year-round? And wouldn’t we love to live in a space where the divide between indoors and outdoors is non-existent? São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques achieved this idealistic balance in her Loft 24-7 residence, presented at the CasaCor exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil.  In the 250-square-meter (about 2,700 square feet) space, Marques has erased the barriers by using “outdoor” elements inside and “indoor” elements outside and creating easy visual links between the two. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings that speak to the architect’s modernist style, all create a harmonious, seamless environment where you are never quite in and never quite out.  Fernanda Marques is the chief architect at Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados that is involved in both residential and commercial architecture, interior design, furniture design and real estate.

Pop Them’ Thangs.


Everyone remembers the old flip books you’d try and make during a boring class in middle school.  Well apparently the marketing folks over at good old MTV Brazil have decided to ‘fill’ the idea with an interesting air.  The video below is an ad that consists of hundreds of balloons set up in a line, each with a slightly different illustration on it. They simply moved the camera forward, which caused the balloon in front to pop, and reveal the next in line.  An incredibly strenuous illustration process I’m sure, but an incredible effect at the end.  Check the method below.

Get Dad Drunk This Fathers Day.


Absolut 100 is unveiling luxurious and exclusive limited edition gift bottles released just in time for Father’s Day in Brazil (Aug. 8, 2010).  The vodka brand, has teamed up with three renowned artists to develop a new limited edition line of black bottles to be sold exclusively in São Paulo.  Famed jewelry designer Pedro Brando has created two designs – one with a silver skull pendant on the neck of the bottle and another one with a silver ring ($650).

Stone Bonker’s designer John Henry Cooper created two designs as well, but his versions feature another kind of accessories.  He used a key element of a classical man’s outfit, a tie (made of Italian silk), and bound it around the black bottle’s neck in two different ways ($350).  Finally, we have the bottle design from Optica Ventura. The two bottles comes with big sunglasses and a black case  featuring white inscription “Absolute 100” ($490).