Tag Archives: rio de janeiro

  • The Favela Painting Project

    Posted on 02/10/2013 by A Rum Fellow

    The Favela Painting project started in 2005 when dutch artists Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) had the idea of creating public artworks in favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Not just to beautify, but also to create a dialogue with their surroundings. Now they want to paint an entire favela covering a hillside above the city. They have a kickstarter page and aim to raise $100k to get the project going in 2014. More than just creating the worlds largest artwork, the project will repair and re-plaster buildings, train and engage the community, and ultimately transform one of Rio's poorest neighbourhoods.

    The duo at Santa Marta favela which was painted in 2010 by a team of 25 in just one month. It has rapidly changed from a dangerous area to a popular tourist destination.

    In 2008 the duo teamed with a famous tattooist to make this Japanese inspired design. Sprawling over exposed concrete that protects the hill from landslides, the work took 8 months to achieve.

    Support this amazing project here, and next time you visit Rio de Janeiro you can feel pretty satisfied with yourself as you enjoy the spectacular view. The kickstarter finishes 31st October.

    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with art, rio de janeiro, favela, favela painting project, rio, haas, hahn, paint, colour

  • Escardaria Selaron by Jorge Selaron - King of the mosaic!

    Posted on 16/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    Chilean artist Jorge Selaron has been creating this evolving art piece since 1990. Collecting tiles from all over the world, many dontated, he has coverered over 250 steps in a brightly coloured mosaic that runs between two neighbourhoods, Lapa & Santa Teresa, in Rio de Janeiro.

    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with ceramic owl, geometrics, Jorge Selaron, mosaics, rio de janeiro, Tiles

  • A little preview of some Rugs we have collected- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Posted on 16/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    We stumbled across this array of floor rugs in arguably one of the worlds most stunning cities (miles of sandy beaches flanked in by dramatic mountains makes a good argument) -Rio de Janeiro. The designer uses a similar technique to what you may know as 'rag rugs' with the weaving together of recycled fabric off cuts. This collection have a modern twist in the design with geometric intarsia patterns woven in using carefully selected colour combinations. Wooden floors are calling..

    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with blankets, check, floor, geometric, rio de janeiro, Rugs, tassels

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