From 16-21 July 2012 Lev Bratishenko, Becky Quintal and I will be coordinating a workshop dedicated to talking, writing, and publishing critically about architecture.

Monsieur Hulot and his plan

Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle premiered May 10th, 1958. Exactly 54 years later, I revisited its modern, over-designed world in my op-ed … More

Design e Cidade

A convite da Guimarães 2012 – Capital Europeia da Cultura e do projecto Use-it, estarei em Guimarães esta sexta, dia … More

A Gente Transforma

Durante a pesquisa sobre design brasileiro que comecei com a minha tese de mestrado conheci vários designers que, em todo … More


I won’t make it to Weil-am-Rhein for the Fernando and Humberto Campana 20-year retrospective, but its rich catalogue is already … More

Brazil com S

O Ricardo Hartmann mandou-me ontem a letra deste dueto entre a Rita Lee e o João Gilberto, para inspiração. Entretanto … More

Rockefeller Magic

I have to say there is something special about this place. Merry Christmas.

Betty Grable

Countering the one-way street of mechanical and structural determinism, [Raymond Loewy] declared that ‘there is as much [to be gained] … More


“There are times when we are perhaps visited by a mild nostalgia for the harmless and leisured times before the … More

Cold Glass

Our visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House was great, but it was a very cold Connecticut Fall day and I … More


Last Wednesday I went up Park Avenue with Ada Louise Huxtable’s guide in hand. All this is pure Jacques Tati. … More

Shake Shack

Last night I had my first hamburger on American soil: having arrived in New York exactly two weeks today, one may say it took me quite a while to eat one.

2 weeks

Celebrity sightings so far: Dylan McDermott at Pastis Tilda Swinton at the Met David Byrne at The Kitchen Patrick Wilson … More