Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’


Oct05

Stay at a Mario-themed room in Portugal

2016 at 04:24 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleMarioRoom1
ArticleMarioRoomc

Tourists in Lisbon, Portugal are now being offered the chance to stay at a fanciful Mario-themed hotel room, thanks to the efforts of one dedicated fan! The room was put together by programmer and homeowner André Farinha, who wanted to share his love for Nintendo and its classic icon with tourists and locals alike. The room is decked to the brim with a variety of Nintendo merchandise and memorabilia, including built-in gaming stations for Nintendo’s 3DS and WiiU consoles! Also included in the room are a variety of the collectible Amiibo mini-figures, murals, posters, wallpapers, and even a decorated bathroom! Though the room cost Farinha over $11,000 to furnish and customize, this fun getaway can be rented on Airbnb for the low cost of just under $40 a night!

ArticleMarioRoom2
ArticleMarioRoomc

ArticleMarioRoom3
ArticleMarioRoomc

Jul27

Spinning art installation in Portugal

2016 at 06:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleGira1
ArticleGirac

Collaborative artist group Micro Atelier de Arquitectura e Arte, or MAARQA for short, have come together to create a spinning interactive art installation in Porto, Portugal. The piece, titled “Gira”, was created in commemoration of the the annual St. John Festival, and consists of a giant sphere made up of hundreds of children’s plastic hammers in a wide arrange of colors. The installation, which can be entered by passerby and viewed from within, can be spun manually from within, transforming the art piece into a spinning globe of color. As MAARQA’s latest work in art installations, with previous works displayed in Canada, Amsterdam, Sweden, and other countries, Gira is a fun way for citizens and tourists alike to experience Portugal’s festive culture and atmosphere!

ArticleGira2
ArticleGirac

ArticleGira3
ArticleGirac

Jun28

Art turns building into wormhole

2016 at 05:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleAstroArt1
All images © Loures Arte Pública

Graphic artist Astro has lent his hand to a public art initiative in Loures, Portugal by transforming a building into a psychedelic wormhole! The mural, which was created over the side of a residential building and surrounding walls, employs the use of hue shifting and depth in order to fool the eye into seeing a deep tunnel, covered in Astro’s signature style of geometrically-themed graphic design. The design also bleeds out onto nearby walkways and ramps! The art was created for the Loures Arte Pública project, and also includes a bus that Astro covered in his artwork as well! This year’s Loures Arte Pública debuted on June 25th, featuring a number of artists alongside Astro, so make sure to check it out to see more of the latest international street art!

ArticleAstroArt2