Rio Designs is a for profit small business, socially responsible ECO brand that is committed to empowering artisans through creative design and sustainable economic opportunities. Founded in 2012 via collaboration partnerships by mutual friendship, Debbie Abazia, “Professional Model” and Christine Feldmann, “Founder” of Rio Designs was created as a platform to utilize the combined passions of ethical design and […]
Rio Designs Love * Shop * Live * Life is a small business dedicated to supporting communities in need by working together with the Brazilian Artisans and their Eco- Friendly products alongside Sol and the Fair Trade organization. By promoting the Brazilian cultural splendor, contributing to the economic development, sustainability of the up and coming communities in […]
Jersey Shore aspiring green fashion photographer Christopher Bossio is a professional artist known for his glamorous, sensual fashion photography and intricate use of light. Christopher’s 20 years of experience shows to be the perfect marriage to communicate the way to think through photography and design. His inspiration and vision for his Eco-Extravaganza exhibits an array of […]
Italian beauty of the Jersey Shore – Fashion Model Debbie Abazia, is known nationally for her array of accomplishments, exquisite sophistication and distinctive work in the modeling industry. One of Abazia’s projects includes becoming an eco-fashion model and advocate to the growing demographics of green fashion in the New York metropolitan area. Green is […]
Brazilian Dragonflies Black, Blue, Raspberry & Turquoise Dragonflies are found in Amazon Rainforest- Brazil. Aeshnidae, Cordulegastridae, Gomphidae and Libellulidae are some of their families. They eat mosquitoes, flies, bees and butterflies. Adult dragonflies are harmless insects to humans but nymphs deliver the painful and harmless bite. A dragonfly is a symbol of sense of self, […]
Kakau Höfke is known for incorporating beautiful landscapes and iconic sceneries from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in her exquisite paintings of warm colors – with contours of graphic arts patterns, accessories for the home items and furniture pieces. One of her current projects includes designing the famous shopping bags for the Macy’s department store chain leader in […]
The Brazilian society is well known for finding artistic solutions to a great variety of issues concerning recyclable plastic materials. Brazil is the world leader in innovative alternatives for reusing PET bottles after their consumption. With vast creativity and growth within the communities it has shown to be an exceptional tool in bringing awareness to the world. ECO […]
Brazilian Artist Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz, known as “Vik Muniz”, partakes in various projects with recyclable materials. Vastly known for working with recycled garbage using unconventional materials as its main source of his landscape designs. Muniz’s creations surround strong awareness to reduce pollution within the communities in Brazil. Partaking in the United Nations Conference on […]
Rio+20 ~ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ ECO GREEN Fish Sculptures The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Short term) “Rio+20”, is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2012. Rio+20 goals are to bring awareness and define pathways to a greener environment. Thus focusing to discuss sustainable development and closing pseudo-agreements between the […]
Diego Limberti known for his creations of concept art, graffiti, illustrations and paintings has a vast direction of branding his work. One of his exquisite landscapes of designs called “Oasis” has launched in the Macy’s project collection called Brasil, Magical Journey. His work has an urban touch to his style which is highlighted by compositions made […]
Marcelo Rosenbaum has been designing for over 20 years and his work is inspired by the Brazilian cultural values. One of his projects includes the- Lar Doce Lar, “Horta Vertical Bottles” made with PET. This is a true ECO Green Vertical Garden that overtakes the side of the building with an outlay of a beautiful floral display. This beloved […]
BOA MISTURA –“Good Mixture” Specializes in graffiti, street murals, illustration, graphic design, studio painting and outdoor installations. A true diverse group of designers-artists come together and create extraordinary works of art; Artist – Architect Javier Serrano Guerra, Artist – Photographer – Videographer Juan Jaume Fernández, Artist – Graphic Designer Pablo Ferreiro Mederos, Artist – Illustrator, Advertising – Public […]
Carlos Alberto Rezende Sobral is known for working with recycled plastics to produce polyester resin material (s) and has fine tuned his techniques by developing exquisite Designs of Jewelry, Home Décor, Accessories and Furniture Pieces. This material emulates amber, wood, pearls, precious stones and ivory. The entire production process from start to finish is ECO Green including […]
Roberta Rammê currently Partner and Creative Director at “Maena Arquitetura e Design” in Porto Alegre, Brazil specializes in creating strategic and conceptual designs applicable to various environments in brand visual identity to the point of sale. The Concept Form of the All-in-One Wave Chaise was designed with extreme technological functionality at its best for the global hi-tech […]
Carlos Drummond de Andrade is considered one of the most important Brazilian poets. Born in the mining town of Itabira on October 31, 1902 and died in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 1987. The Statue of Poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade was installed in 2001. The monument is made of bronze, life size, and reproduces the figure […]
The extraordinary work of art displayed by JR – French Artist – shows the vast size of his canvas. JR’s creations spread out in the poverty areas around the world by exhibiting freedom, identity and passion for life. His large, vast of creativity, brings Photography and Art together in a complete new light of expressive […]
Brazilian Artist Jarbas Lopes from Nova Iguacu – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil works and lives in Marica – RJ. This great sculpture of modern art, “O Bem e Mal Entendido Fuscas”, The Good and Evil Understood Beetles – created in 2006 shows an expressive unique value of the VW LOVE Bugs. The “A Gentil Carioca”- Art Gallery, displayed the “Fuscas” within the exhibit.
Courtesy of Brazilian photographer Claudio Lara
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Domingos Tótora is known for working with recycled cardboard – paper as the source material for his work. All of his creations with recycled cardboard become sculptures of functionality in the home.
These exquisite designs of recycled cardboard vases are crafted by hand. The beauty of Domingos Tótora’s work brings the final touch of the design to be unique and functional.
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Brazilian Agate Stone – Comes in various shapes and forms. The stone exhibits unique sizable geodes of layered nodules. Original stone color shows to be in brownish tones layered with white and gray patterns/ layers. The quartz forms within these nodules create a striking specimen when cut opposite the layered growth axis. The Agate Stone when Hand Crafted is often dyed in various colors to the final product design. It is available in reds, browns, yellows, oranges, and blacks, sometimes with banding, stripes or zoning.
* This stone also is known to stimulate analytical abilities and perception, while eliminating negativity.
Courtesy of: RabLabs – In this photo each coaster is uniquely cut from a Brazilian agate stone which may vary in size and tone is designed by Anna Rabinowicz.
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A True “Carioca”, Painter Beatriz Milhazes is known for her “Magic of OZ” (2001) exquisite art work. With a large scale of vivid shapes and bright colors it brings the dynamics of the artistic design together. This particular painting was auctioned in the famous Sotheby´s in New York and received the highest bid ever conquered by a live Brazilian artist.
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