quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2011

the handmade Portuguese possession (take 2)

Hi everyone! =)
Here we are again with this new topic - a portuguese handmade object.
Today we present the selection of our team mate Miriam (elefante, é a vida!).

elefante, é a vida!, can you share with us the handmade Portuguese possession you most cherish? Tell us a bit more about it.

I have a lot of portuguese handmade objects in my home. I really like to mix industrial new objects with vintage and handmade ones. It gives personality to the space and it contributes to became really a home. I love the portuguese baskets and I have a few here in my home as like in my parents home. So today I choosed three of it to show you. The biggest one is very very old and I found it in my parent's attic, I use it to put some magazines and newspapers but it was perfect to to put some needles and yarn. The littlest one, with details in green and red, I usually use to keep little things in my work desk.  And the rounder one with the cover, my favourite, I use to keep some tape measures =) This last one, as well as I know, is a traditional basket from Algarve and it was given to me almost 30 years ago by some friends of my parents.

sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2011

the handmade Portuguese possession

Hello everyone, we are starting a new weekly feature, short and graphic, introducing our team members and to know a little more about them, through a simple question:

Fric de Mentol, can you share with us the handmade Portuguese possession you most cherish? Tell us a little bit more about it.

 painted rocks

I love the rocks my parents (both Portuguese) used to paint on the summer vacations. These ones were painted in 1975, 3 years before I was born and there's a special one dated 'September 1st', it's their wedding anniversary. There are plenty more, at my progenitor's home. They are so colorful, with happy patterns and shapes that inspire my work everyday.