April 24, 2019
A Place to Stay in Porto?
Above is a picture of photographer Uli Schade, looking out of 157 Republica Guest House, our favourite place to stay in Porto. It's located in the centre of Porto, in front of the Teófilo Braga garden. It's a 5 minute walk from the historic city centre and all the main points of interest as well as shops, restaurants and bars. Also close to the Central Trindade metro station and the main square of Porto, the Avenida dos Aliados - all are 500 metres away. For those with an appreciation of design and architecture, this is a perfect place to stay and easily access all the best bits Porto has to offer.
Boasting some amazing parquet floors, original wooden staircase and furniture, this beautiful guesthouse is an old building that has been designed for a mix of original and modern, the perfect setting for Tracey Neuls' timeless shoe designs.
We created a Tracey Neuls photoshoot in the sun drenched guest rooms with original parquet floors and original furniture features. Shoe Style on model: OPEN TOP Apple Orchard. Photographed by Uli Schade, styled by Dick's Edinburgh.
One of our favourite things in Portugal is the Broa bread. Similar to Soda bread but so good, we always seek it out when there. Pictures are from our meal at:
Germano Da Costa Alemeida
Vila De Cucujaes
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Note: This place isn't in the centre of Porto, it's much further out so a car is needed but the Sardines are worth it.
Pick your fish, fresh as the day.
The onions in Porto are so sweet, enjoy eating them raw in a salad. (Not so much in London!)
Grilled squid with a splash of lemon....Say no more.
Also directly next door to Republica 157 there is a cafe next door called BuUh. They do the best Pastel de Nata, perfect for breakfast and well, any time! Also their cheese and honey platters are superb.
Our favourite restaurant in Porto is called Camafeu. It's in a nice area for walking and a very cool tiled old factory is on the same stretch. Food was delicious. Bit 80’s but we like a bit of that.
Praca Carlos Alberto no.83
There is an area called Matosinho that has a famous fish market street and behind the fishermen's stalls they often have restaurants. Great fresh, fresh seafood in a different area of Porto. Not designer at all but worth it to see another side of Porto.
These are 2 of the best ones.
September 13, 2021
London Design Festival | Elpo x Tracey Neuls
For London Design Week, Tracey Neuls Coal Drops Yard Boutique is playing host to a science powered eco system that purifies and humidifies the air indoors. This past summer, we have been growing vegetables, feeding passers and it seemed apt to continue in this theme with an organic approach to improving the air we breathe - naturally. Join us as we welcome Elpo Biofilter - a smart biofiltration system with an innovative design solution, a piece of ‘furniture’ that works for you.
London Design Festival: 18-26 September
September 11, 2021
Muscle Beach at Kupfer Project Hackney
Kupfer in Hackney are currently presenting the exhibition Muscle Beach, featuring London-based artists Ana Kazaroff and Hannah Bays. The show, which brings together a series of sculptures and furniture by Kazaroff and paintings by Bays, explores how inanimate objects tell stories of human desire. On until September 25th
September 07, 2021