Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Photo of the Day: Way back when

Monday, 9 February 2015

Décio Araújo and his mesmerising take on São Paulo

Décio Araújo is an architect and the author of some refreshing Instagram art. We say art, because his choice and manipulation of São Paulo images is absolutely dazzling. Geometry, symmetry, surrealism form the basis of his at times claustrophic, other times liberating, work.

He is, by trade, an architect, so as you might expect there are lots of images of buildings, façades and urban structures in general. But it is the way that Décio slices and dices them, interspersing animal forms as he goes, which really cathes the eye.

The output is a series of beautiful and abstract interpretations of a city otherwise not famed for its beauty or its visual inspiration. In this sense Décio is more than just a cool artist, he forces us to rethink São Paulo, even to rethink urbanism in general.

Be sure to catch all of his work on Istagram @dearaujo 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Meet Letícia Bufoni, pro skategirl from São Paulo

Born on the 13th April 1993 in São Paulo, Letícia Bufoni e Silva, is a young Brazilian skater who is taking the skating world by storm.

She moved to live in the US at 14 to be close to her sport and although she spends a few months a year in Brazil, most people back in her home town of São Paulo have never heard of her depite her impressive skate record.

She hit fame when she was shot doing the so-called rockslide, an already perilous-sounding activity involving skating down a stair hand rail, in high heels. Glamour magazine USA promptly hired her for their ad campaign in a replica skate shot. But even before that she had already won a bunch of tiles and boasts a high profile array of sponsors including Nike, TNT, Oakley and GoPro.

By the age of twenty one Leticia had already been ranked the #1 women’s street skateboarder by World Cup Skate for four years in a row. And in 2013, she became the only female athlete to win three separate X Games Gold Medals. In the words of the International Skateboarding FederationLeticia is what the world of skateboarding has been waiting for. A kick-ass athlete that can hang with the best (including the boys), great looks and a magnetic personality.

We think it’s about time she was known back in SP.

Below is a recent video she shot for Nike in which she describes her passion for skateboarding:

You can follow Leticia here:

Facebook: facebook.com/LeticiaBufoni
Twitter: twitter.com/LeticiaBufoni
InstaGram: LeticiaBufoni
YouTube: youtube.com/leticiabufoni

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

VIDEO: Amigo Gringo spends his vacation in São Paulo

Do you already know the New York Times columnist Amigo Gringo? Well, if not, you should check out his tips on what to do (and not to do) in São Paulo.


Check out his Youtube Channel for other great videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/canalamigogringo/

Sunday, 1 February 2015

VIDEO: São Paulo is a Little Planet

São Paulo is a Little Planet is a short film by Idrone.tv, a pioneer in Brazilian drone filming. The company develops drones which are custom built for high quality filming from the air and include independent tilt, roll, and infinite pan functions. 

The drones they make are able to send video back to earth in real time and are operationally silent to eliminate vibrations during filming. 

Enough about the technicalities. Check out the clip below, we think it is the coolest video of São Paulo we've seen this year!

São Paulo is a Little Planet by Idrone.tv
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