Ecorkhotel in Évora, Portugal, by José Carlos Cruz Architect

Portuguese architect José Carlos Cruz has unveiled photographs of his Ecorkhotel, the first hotel in the world with external walls clad entirely in natural brown cork…  

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Portugal Fashion: unravelling innovation in fashion and design on the global arena

In spite of having established a solid international reputation as a manufacturing nation of clothing and footwear dating as far as back as the late 19th century, Portugal has not always been a country associated with sartorial creativity…

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Lisbon Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Portuguese fashion breaks ties with the past and embraces a diverse modernity

Even though Portugal has had a long-standing history as a manufacturer of textiles, clothing and footwear, very few Portuguese fashion designers have grown to become familiar names in the international sartorial arena. This hasn’t certainly been for lack of trying…

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Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

Amongst the short list of Portuguese menswear designers, Nuno Gama is probably the most influential. A graduate of the fashion design course from CITEX in Oporto, Gama founded his eponymous label in 1991 and went on to open nine stores throughout Portugal within five years…

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Quinta de Lemos in Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

Portuguese architecture and design studio Carvalho Araújo have completed a building for wine makers Quinta de Lemos that comprises a restaurant, a three-bedroom guest house and wine showroom designed to provide a holistic experience about wine and wine making…

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The most beautiful homes in the world: Villa in Quinta do Lago, Portugal, by De Blacam & Meagher Architects

Paulino Spectacles: honouring tradition in eyewear manufacturing

The Most Beautiful Homes in the World: U-House by Jorge Graça Costa, Portugal

Senhor Prudêncio Men’s Footwear and Accessories

The brainchild of Portuguese designer João Pedro Filipe, Senhor Prudêncio is a new and promising brand of men’s shoes and accessories recently shown during London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2013 (with the support of support of the European Capital of Culture, Guimarães 2012 through the platform Fashion/Hub). A graduate of Fashion Design by the Institute Français de la Mode (IFM) in Paris, Filipe was also a winner of a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award, and owns a design studio that has developed products for several brands.


Villa Extramuros by Vora Arquitectura

The Style Examiner recently came across what may have taken the top spot on our holiday destination wish list: designed by Vora Arquitectura, the Villa Extramuros is a small villa-hotel located in Arraiolos, in the Alentejo area of Portugal, and very close to Évora, a Unesco world heritage city.