Tag Archives: Lisbon

Shopping in Lisbon

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

Window of a wine shop in Lisbon
Shopping in Lisbon is fun because there are many independent shops including vintage and traditional shops that are disappearing fast in London. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to shop, but I did manage to visit a few 'essential' shopping destinations and stumbled across [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Design, Vintage, Lisbon, Portuguese design and was tagged with shopping, Letterpress, illustrations, Shopping guide, vintage shopping, Portugal, Lisbon, portuguese design

Lisbon's art deco & art nouveau architecture

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Interior of Cais do Sodre station
Lisbon has a fantastic variety of architecture from different periods, including one of my favourites: Art Deco.
I was quite pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Lisbon's Cais do Sodre station to catch a train towards Cascais. Opened in 1928 and designed by Pedro Botelho and Nuno Teotónio Pereira [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Modernist & Art Deco, Portugal, Lisbon and was tagged with art deco architecture, Portugal, Lisbon, art nouveau architecture

Lisbon's Brutalist architecture

Posted on March 2, 2015 by Toothpicker

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

In recent years, Brutalist architecture has made an unexpected comeback. Eyesore or masterpieces? It is all relatively subjective. In Lisbon, there are some fine examples that are worth exploring if you are interested in this type of architecture:

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The foundation is a vast complex that houses Museu [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Design, Modernist & Art Deco, Lisbon, Portuguese design and was tagged with Brutalism, modernist architecture, Portugal, Lisbon

An unguided tour of Lisbon's urban art

Posted on February 28, 2015 by Toothpicker

Av Fontes Pereira de Melo - Top & 2nd row: Os Gemeos and Blu
Before coming to Lisbon, I was a bit clueless in regards to Lisbon's street art scene. Over the last few years, I have been documenting street art during my travels and in London; and it brings me immense [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Street art & graffiti, Art, Lisbon, Portuguese art and was tagged with graffiti/ street art, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art

Streetscape of Lisbon

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Toothpicker

I don't believe in love at first sight; lust or instant attraction perhaps, whereas love I believe requires time to develop. Nonetheless, I have fallen in love with many cities on my first visit throughout the years, like New York, Berlin, Venice, Antwerp, Tokyo, Helsinki, Porto and Lisbon etc. My relationships [...]

This post was posted in Photography, Travel, Portugal, Lisbon, Street life and was tagged with Portugal, Lisbon, street life

Portuguese doors, windows & tiles

Posted on February 22, 2015 by Toothpicker

I have a slight obsession with doors and windows of façades, as well as staircases. I can't remember exactly when I started photographing them, but I took the 'mission' slightly more seriously over the past few years esp. during my travels. I must have taken hundreds of photos over the years from [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Traditional arts & crafts, azulejos, Portugal, Lisbon and was tagged with architecture, azulejos, Portugal, Lisbon, portuguese design

Art & design exhibitions in Portugal (Jan 2015)

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Casa Das Historias Paula Rego
Lisbon offers an abundance of world class museums and galleries, and on my previous trip, my friend and I visited some excellent ones like National Museum of Ancient Art, National Tile Museum, Fado Museum and the wonderful Puppet Museum. On this trip though, the seaside resort Cascais turned [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Fashion, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Anything Japanese, Design, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography, puppetry, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art

Food, wine & markets in Portugal

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mercado da Vila, Cascais
When I travel, if possible, I would always try to visit a local food market as I believe it is the most authentic place to be in any city/town/village. At the food market, not only you would find the best local produce, but you would also see how [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Travel, Markets, Portugal and was tagged with Food & dining, Portugal, Food markets, Lisbon

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