On my non-stop search for furniture for my new apartment (and more specifically for chairs for the dining table) I stumbled into Fetiche Design, a collaboration between designers Carolina Armellini and Paulo Biacchi. Their studio is based out of Curitiba, Paraná, but their pieces are available in São Paulo at Micasa, as well as in Belo Horizonte and Salvador. Make sure to check out their website to see their entire range of furniture, which I am now a big fan of.
I noticed that some of the boys we have been working with lately have been wearing some really cool handmade jewelry. When I asked them about where to get it, I found out that they were created by model David Pimentel, who we shot for Made In Brazil Magazine #2 and also happens to be a great tattoo artist.
David created the jewelry line along with his wife Angelica Mantuan, and they called it Skull. Their first collection is composed of pendants, rings, and bracelets, in materials such as silver, wood, leather, skins, bones, and stones. Several pieces are handmade and one of a kind, and their leather bracelets with handwoven detailing and silver wire are incredibly cool and chic. Add Mateus Verdelho shirtless to the equation and you certainly have a hit.
Skull is available at Surface To Air in São Paulo or through firstname.lastname@example.org. View more pictures of the collection after the jump.
Melissa has launched its latest project entitled Melissa Academy at the fall/ winter 2011 shows in Rio this week. The project aims to develop partnerships with design students through schools around the globe, and for its first edition the label worked with Head Gèneve in Switzerland. The goal was not to just design a shoe, but to create a "walking object" or a "body accessory." Out of the three winners unveiled this week on Melissa's website, my favorite was designed by Julie Simon and inspired by a rubber duck.
The winning designs will be produced in limited editions and sold at Galeria Melissa in São Paulo and online at Melissa's website starting on April.
Brazilian furniture designer Rodrigo Almeida, whose work I am a little obsessed with lately, has created a very cool new series of chairs inspired by Japanese fashion designers Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo.