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Kené art: Tradition and design from the jungle of Peru


Kené in the Shipibo language refers to the design system of the shipibo-konibo people (in plural it is called kenebo). These designs can be seen being used to cover the surface of the body, clothing and other material supports such as cloth, wood or ceramics. Among the materials they use to trace their designs are natural dyes, seeds, cotton, fabrics,…

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Art in the streets: how a mural transforms a city


Have you ever been surprised with a mural in any of the streets of your city or visiting a city for the first time? Specially those murals that are placed in the least expected places, but at the same time so necessary, otherwise it would be a large empty wall. They always call my attention and I love to appreciate…

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Peruvian frazadas: traditional ethnic textiles for home


These traditional Peruvian textiles are known as Frazadas, which means blankets or bed covers. But these Frazadas are thick handwoven and heavy enough to be used as rugs. Frazadas are 100% sheep wool textiles woven by hand and hand-dyed in the rural villages of the Andes by Aymara women in Peru. They use old techniques inherit through generations and it…

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How we decorate our TV wall


Note: As you know, I am not an interior designer, but rather an architect. Then the decoration of our house is a combination of suggestions from my sister who is an interior designer and our personal tastes, mine and my husband’s. (Our interior designer here on the blog is Alexandra, who brings us great decor ideas) The TV in our…

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The loft of Marianne in Casacor Peru 2018


CASA VIVA  The concept of Casacor Peru 2018 is CASA VIVA (Live home) and aims to achieve peaceful environments and that in the middle of the city it is possible to have a piece of nature. Recently we talked about how we can bring the outside to the interior. Here, Diego Olivero achieved it and in an extraordinary way.   One of the designs that conveys…

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A village between cultures: one of the most impressive designs of Casacor Peru 2018


Casacor is a big showcase of curated interior environmemts designed by world-renowned and emerging design professionals. It takes place in differents  cities as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Miami, Lima. Casacor Peru has just started in Lima, and we were cordially invited to the official presentation. Many decorated environments, a lot of inspiration and the last decoration trends in…

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Texture palette from Peru and a love letter


Dear Peru: It’s going to be 3 years since the last time I visited you. How fast the time flies and Thiago still doesn´t know you. Freja has few memories of you or almost nothing. But we hope that on a couple of years, when they get a bit older, all of us can visit you from north to south.…

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My illustrations: Peruvian animals inspo again


A few months ago, thinking about how to decorate Thiago’s bedroom, I started looking for cute animals illustrations inspired by the Peruvian fauna. I think I am obsessed with them or check at the mural I painted in Freja’s bedroom. I searched through social networks and several well-known crafts pages, but I did not find what I was looking for.…

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In love with ethnic textiles


Trine Skoller brings her love for ethnic textiles from her profession as a fashion designer into the decoration of her house. She is the owner and creative director of Stella Nova. A fascinating selection of colors, materials and patterns create an eclectic home with furniture and decorative pieces ranging from Eames chairs, vintage furniture to Peruvian rugs. This house is…

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