Lisbon people: Sandra Guerreiro & her wonderful designs by reusing plastic bags

Sandra Guerreiro was born in Lisbon, where she still lives. Graduated in Fashion Design, she soon started to do what she really loves, reusing materials to other purposes, instead of designing clothes…

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Starting with recycled paper, cardboard and other materials, ended up reusing plastic bags to create new bags, wallets, lamps, laptop cases and much more… Sandra’s Myspace

Sandra Guerreiro designer Lisbon atelier reusing plastic bags

Plastic bags were chosen just because they ‘’grow up’’ like mushrooms in our kitchens… everybody knows, and Sandra really had the feeling to do something with that !! Such a waste of material… But it wasn’t easy: the very first experience didn’t go very well…

Sandra Guerriero Designer Lisbon atelier at work

Sandra took one month to grab it again and finally she created something attractive, useful and satisfactory: a small purse. The feedback was fantastic!She just had to think about how to improve a few things.

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I bought this beautiful wallet (13 euro). You can also find Sandra’s work at ‘Ladra Alternativa’  (Alternative Fair), where very creative Portuguese designers show their work like jewellery, arts and fashion accessories.

Sandra Guerreiro Designer Lisbon atelier Rua Augusta

Atelier Sandra Guerreiro: Rua Augusta, Lisbon. Mail Sandra. Phone (00351) 962344385.

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You can see all models and sizes in Sandra’s album ‘’WORK’’ at Facebook… 

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Sandra’s website  

Sandra Guerreiro designer reused plastic bags lamps Candeeiro Cubo

SHOPS: LISBON Embaixada LomográficaRua da Atalaia, 31 (Bairro Alto), Fabrica Features Lisboa – Megastore United Colors of Benetton, Rua Garrett, 83

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More shops in Portugal: PORTO: ‘Muuda’ – Rua do Rosário, 294 ‘Corações Habitados’ – Rua Nova da Algândega, 65. SINTRA: ‘Maria Saudade’ – Rua da Ferraria, 15. COIMBRA: ‘Mau Feitio’ – Rua do Quebra-Costas, 42/44. TOMAR: ‘Uff Portugal’ – Rua Serpa Pinto, 139. BRAGA: ‘Conceito X’ – Rua Nova de Sta. Cruz, 30 – loja 5. FARO: ‘Líbido’ – Rua Concelheiro Bivar, 81/83. LAGOS: ‘Portugal the Best Of’ – Rua Cândido dos Reis, 47. MADRID: Reina Sofia Museum. NEW YORK: MoMA (soon).

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Lisbon at Christmas time: X-mas kitsch, a giant tree, eco-decoration, sexy X-mas lingerie & ‘Maria Temptations’ restaurant

In December, thousands of colorful lights decorate Lisbon. Portuguese people love ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, celebrating Christmas with a lot of X-mas kitsch. Everywhere you look you see blinking neon lights, Christmas markets and decorated shops. If you are a Christmas hater, maybe it’s a better idea to visit this fascinating city some other time of the year 😉

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Rua da Prata, in December…….

Movie Christmas decoration

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National Theatre Teatro Nacional Doña Maria II.

Christmas time in Lisbon is similar to everywhere else in the world, except that the decorations has a higher kitsch factor.

Lisbon Christmas 2009 sexy window dressing

Rua da Palma,

lingerie shop close to one of my favorite restaurants in Lisbon, RAMIRO

Lisbon Christmas 2009 Hermes window dressing

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Purtuguese really love  Christmas window dressing with animals! (Christmas 2008)

 

Lisbon Chirstmas window dressing 2009

Further, there’s a giant 44m Christmas tree (You Tube video), set up on the highest point of Eduardo VII park, with 1.625.000 (!!) mini lights, lighting up the tree’s decorations from 17:30 pm – 1am.

Of course, children love it!

Feira da Ladra alternativa recycled Nespresso cups

Lisbon’s unique & original Ladra Alternativa (Alternative Flea Market ).

Christmas decoration made from recycled Nespresso caps (3 euro)

Lisbon December 2009 Christmas and baggers

A creative idea to make some money at Christmas time……

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Benetton shop Lisbon, window dressing,  Rua Garrett

The clothing market shrinked this year because of the crisis, as well as the sweaters of  Benetton in the window 😉

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Maria dos Angos (Maria of the Angels) & Jesus Lee

Nowadays 😉 Maria & Jesus own a famous restaurant in Mouraria, a historical area of Lisbon. Cook is Jesus Lee (Goan origin) and owner is Maria dos Angus (Maria of the Angels). The genuine Goan family food is created with Jesus’ love! “Tentações (Temptations) de Goa”.

A nice holiday  3-bedroom apartment with patio in this area

NEW YEAR: on the night of December 31, Lisbon is one big street party! Live music and a fantastic fireworks display at Parque das Nações , ( EXPO 98).  The famous square Praça do Comércio will be filled on the night of December 31st with concerts by Portuguese bands and with the lights of the fireworks at midnight. Cultural agenda Lisbon

According to the Portuguese tradition, twelve wishes are made to the sound of the twelve bell tolls, toasting with champaign to the new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! FELIZ ANO NOVO!

Sunday flea, vintage, stamps, coins & (eco)handicraft market at Praça do Comércio Lisbon

Do you enjoy flea market shopping? Every Sunday morning there’s a small market at square Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square’) , where you can find antiques, books, collectioner’s items, vinyl music albums, stamps, coins and (eco) handicraft. In summertime this market also take place on Saturdays.

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March 2009

This outdoor market is held every Sunday from 9am to 3pm (summer hours are 8am to 2pm) at Lisbon’s most famous square, near the Tagus river, with imposing arcades, close to the majestic Triumphal Arch (Arco do Triunfo), the gateway onto the interior of ‘downtown’ Lisbon.

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June 2009 Carlos Lages – erotic fantasy art ‘Father of the Humanity’ , 8 euro

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Manuela Nunes creates hand made jewellery (website Bijutaria Artesanal) and very beautiful recycled shopping bags (10 euro)

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Fernando del Pretti – video on his blog with a wonderful vintage magnetic collection (from 2 euro) and 20th Century Portuguese magazines. Mail: ffcc15@hotmail.com

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You can also see Fernando del Pretti’s work on Saturdays at the legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’

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June 2009

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Famous Lisbon Cannery store ‘Conserveira de Lisboa’: hundreds of colourful tins of Portugal’s favorite fish & nostalgic power

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store) has been covered in many many newspapers, tv-programs and on the internet, never paid for any promotion but is listed by many touristic guides. Why? Because this is a wonderful preserved-fish store with hundreds of colorful tins of the Portuguese favorite fish. It’s been open for 80 years and well worth a visit, even if you don’t like fish!

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Maria de Jesus Silva, Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

The shop opened in 1930 under the name ‘Mercearia do Minho’and changed it’s name to Conserveira de Lisboa in 1942. In the beginning days the company sold all kinds of alimentation, concentrating on canned foods.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiroa Conserveira de Lisboa canned fish shop Luís Vieira

Luís Vieira,Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

In 1942 the company applied for the registration of the first two brands of conserves: TRICANA and PRATA DO MAR. Tricana was registered in 1948 and Prata do Mar in 1956.

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Macquerel (filetes de cavala), tummy (atum), squid (polvo) and cod (bacalhau).

During the second world war the industry of conserved fish products developed rapidly and it helped the company to evolve quickly, reaching it’s peak with the colonial war in ’74. After this period, the conserves market shrinked steadily, frozen food became a more common way of conservation.

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Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

Confronted with this perspective of a further declining market, the Conserveira chose to remain operating on this niche market and offer only quality products. This way the shop also survived the aggressive low prices by the supermarkets.

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa Manuela Preira

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

Two nice ladies in the shop are wrapping the various preserves: Manuela Pereira….

Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Conserveira de Lisboa Maria Manuela Neves

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

…..and Maria Manuela Henriques Nunes

Lisbon Conserveira de Lisboa no plastic bags

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

I bought 4 cans: 2 fillets macquerel (€ 4,54) and 2 tummy fillets (€ 3,63). Happily no plastic bags! If you like you can write a nice note in the guest book.

Lisbon Conserveira de Lisboa guestbook

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

In June 2004 Armando Jose Cabral Ferreira and Regina Maria da Silva Monteiro Baptista Cabral Ferreira became the owners of the shop.

Famous cannery shop Conserveira de Lisboa street

Conserveira de Lisboa, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 34 (the store’s website).

E-mail address: info@conserveiradelisboa.pt

Telephone: (351) 218 871 058. Rua dos Bacalhoeiros means ‘street of the cod fish sellers’……). More.about this street..

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Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store)

Hotspot ‘A Capela’ (the chapel) bar in vibrant area Bairro Alto Lisbon & owner Pedro Silva

Rua da Atalaia, Bairro Alto  in Lisbon at 02:00. This area is a hotspot for people who love nightlife

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Bairro Alto in Lisbon is posssibly one of the best spots in Europe for a night out!

Wander through the lanes of bars, fado houses and clubs – every night hundreds of people are drinking mojitos and cheap beer out of plastic cups, listening to everything from samba to African rhythms, but mainly electro and techno.

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‘A Capela’ is one of the most popular bars in Lisbon’s heart of funky bars and restaurants.

Of what was once a chapel (Capela) only some stones remain.

Bairro Alto Bar Capela Pedro Silva

Owner and DJ Pedro Silva

Club and wine bar ‘A Capela, Rua Atalaia, 45 Lisbon. The eclectic selection of musical combines the environmental sounds of electronic music, dub, groove with the classics of all time, from Madonna to Kraftwerk.

Miguel Sá, Nuno Bernardino, Pedro Silva, Luis elgris Paul NUPI, Fernando fadigaz Pregal and Rui Cunha, among others, are responsible for the sound quality.

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Everyday there’s a different DJ, mainly electronic music but very eclectic and super competent.

Check it on Pedro’s myspace website

Bar A Capela Lisbon Rua Atalaia June 2009

Bairro Alto district, Rua da Atalaia, in June.

June is the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints). The Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center.

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Area Bairro Alto, Lisbon.

Picture: René van Gijn

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Bairro Alto Lisbon. Picture: René van Gijn

‘A Capela’ bar on Facebook

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Picture: René van Gijn

‘A Capela’ bar is open every day.

Monday to Thursday: 18:00 till 02:00, Friday and Saturday: 18:00 till 03:00 Sunday: 18:00 till 2:00 a.m.

I love Bairro Alto