Leo Justi of the Waxploitation label just dropped his new Heavy Baile mixtape as more proof that Brazil is always bringing the heat. Sure Baile Funk was a phenomenon that took over global dancefloors back in 2006, but that doesn’t mean the producers of Rio de Janeiro haven’t been shaking up the favelas ever since. Take a listen to […]


Perhaps in honor of Brazil hosting the World Cup and coinciding with the Brazilian backdrop of its recent advertising, luxury luggage designer Rimowa has released its Bossa Nova collection. Jet green polycarbonate shells with cowhide trimming in either same-tone green or natural, with a padded inner lining comprise the notable attributes of this luggage series. Starting […]


This past month two automotive legends ceased production, their spirits rising into the Great Pantheon of Iconic Cars in the sky. Two vehicles that defined terminally opposite points of the spectrum, different in pricepoint, performance, utility, powertrain, spirit… well, just about everything. Even the reasons for ending their lifecycle could not be more different, but […]


19 Jun
The French spirit & Brazilian graffiti twins collaborate

After collaborations with American artists KAWS and Futura, the French cognac brand Hennessy turns south and commissions the great Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos to design their latest special edition bottle. The twins from São Paulo dig deep into their native culture to design the “Very Special” bottle, combining their unique somewhat surreal style with traditional […]


It’s time you found out who Butcher Billy is. According to his Twitter, there’s a special place reserved for him in hell. Nintendo World, the Brazilian outpost of the Japanese Mega Star asked the artist Butcher Billy to bring his own personal vision to one of their characters. Taking a surprisingly twist, Butcher Billy has […]


Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff will soon be releasing his second monograph, CRAS, through German publishers Gestalten. The book showcases paintings, sculptures, installations and performances that the self-taught São Paulo artist has created over the four years since his first book, Calma. Son of an Evangelical minister, much of Doitschinoff’s work offers a critique of society, […]


Skateboarding brand etnies is partnering up with Trees for a Future creating an environmentally-minded one-for-one initiative for their Summer 2012 ‘Eco’ shoe line. Similar to the TOMS shoe-for-shoe social activist platform, for every pair of The Jameson 2 Eco shoes purchased (above) or Caprice Eco for women, a tree will be planted in Brazil’s endangered Atlantic […]


It’s not often that you have the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of a $134 billion brand. But such was the case when we met up with Carlos Ghosn, leader supreme of the Nissan Motor Company — currently the world’s 6th largest automaker. As we’ve said earlier, we were asked to be part […]

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