Chromophilia

Luminous sculpture in David Batchelor's color-centric Rio de Janiero show

Though not quite as spectacular of a juxtapoistion as Murakami’s current show at Versailles, London-based artist and writer David Batchelor’s current exhibition Chromophilia positions his colorful sculptures in the context of the historic Paco Imperial in Rio de Janeiro this month. Once the residence to Portuguese royalty, Paco Imperial now serves as a cultural center showcasing the art work of contemporary artists. Chromophobia, a cultural …

Q

A sumptuous Brazilian chocolate bar designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer

Q elevates the chocolate bar to new heights of gastronomy. The recently launched confection owes its rich taste to Brazil’s finest cocoa beans and equally sensuous curves to Oscar Niemeyer, the country’s celebrated modern architect. Q was concocted by Samantha Aquim, chef and head of the chocolate division at her family’s eponymous restaurant business. After studying with renowned chocolatier Thierry Alain in Paris, she visited …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bonde do Rolê

Cool Hunting Video visits Rio beaches with baile funk band Bonde do Rolê

This video visits DJ Gorky and Ana Bernardino of the Brazilian band Bonde do Rolê on a beach in Rio. We also get an impromptu bedroom performance by the duo, along with some insights into their concert style, influences and the origins of their name.