I think every so often it’s a good idea to go out on the street for inspiration. Remember when I told you that it was Sao Paulo’s 459th’s birthday last week? Well I decided to come out to see what the city had planned for that special day. And somehow I ended up in a street market with food and music in Paulista avenue, the economic heart of Brazil. What’s great about Sao Paulo is that you can try different dishes from all parts of Brazil just within a block or two. I thought these baianas, typically from northern Brazil, were so cheerful that I had to take a photo. The photo below is blurry because i literally tried to take this photo while she didn’t notice but failed…it was a little awkward…but i’m posting it anyways.
Something i can definitely get used to is the abundant use of flowers for everything – as patterns on sheets, on women’s hair and house decorations.
This is my friend Lilian who went with me, I thought she looked great so why not include her here? I think she’s got the Brazilian style down to a precise science.
If you come to Paulista Avenue hungry for art and design, you’ve got a full plate awaiting you…seriously, apart from the market that I went to, I think these are other local treasures worth looking at if you are an inspiration-seeking geek like me.
- I seriously expanded my color palette by a factor of one thousand just by walking around Paulista avenue. The streets are filled with street art!
- The MASP museum building itself is already incredible, you wonder – how do only four pillars support the entire museum? Inside you can find work from the world’s most renowned artists in addition to seasonal exhibitions.
- The market sells so many different kinds of jewelry made from watermelon seeds, coconut, açai. This particular Brazilian jewelry designer , Maria Oiticica, always comes up with interesting and exotic pieces, mixing silver and gold with natural materials.
photos by pretty talk
See another local encounter post here.