Word of Mouth: Lisbon

A bevy of new art, design and cultural enclaves embodying the Portuguese capital

From ritzy new gin-focused resto-bars to a rebirth of artisanal Portuguese craftwork in its truest form, plus endless music, fashion and design, there’s plenty to satisfy visitors to Lisbon. Its safe to say the city is rebounding from the depths of economic despair. With help from local taste-makersAntnio Querido of SeaMe and Daniel Kisluk of Village Underground Lisboa, among otherswe were led past tourist-heavy passages …

Village Underground Lisboa

Abandoned shipping containers turned into a creative hub and outdoor event space on Lisbon’s northern edge

In Lisbon, cultural prowess and creativity are as omnipresent as the prego sandwiches and Super Bock found on nearly every street corner. The Portuguese capital city has seen a surge in new innovative enterprises opening over the past year, indicating a slow crawl out of economic turbulence. From graphic design outposts and street art galleries to communal workplaces that double as event spaces, local entrepreneurs …

Antiga Barbearia de Bairro

Redesigning the face of Portuguese shave culture

Long known for its exemplary soaps and shaving supplies, Portugal’s grooming culture is being given new life in Antiga Barbearia de Bairro, a heritage shaving line from creative group 100ml. Marked by spot-on design and vibrant colors, the packaging alone might be a tenable selling point. Beyond the branding, the line puts local craftsmanship to good use, producing each product locally out of fine materials. …