Portuguese toy designer Marco Fernandes reuses parts from computers, televisions, DVD players, stereos, old toys and other old electronics to build unique robot toys, all by improvising with what he has. The R³bots light up and come with a display case created from jars, old lamps, plastic boxes and other assorted parts.
The entire R³bots series is here on Behance where Marco writes, “reuse, recycle and customize instead of mass production.”
via Laughing Squid.
In the archives: art from found beach plastic.
One more from a música portuguesa a gostar dela própria, a project created to celebrate and archive the variety of music made in Portugal. This video was shot in Riachos, Torres Novas and is charming and super catchy. We watched it twice after watching quite a few other videos from the project.
This kind of endeavor is so great for capturing music, tradition, culture, language, history, storytelling and so many other aspects for both adults and kids. I wish there were many, many documentation projects like this.
h/t Rosa Pomar.
We love this video of the Chamarrita, a dance and music style in the Azores, nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. This one was shot on Pico Island by MPAGDP, which stands for a música portuguesa a gostar dela própria, a project created to celebrate and archive the variety of music made in Portugal. What a wonderful site! There are many videos, almost all shot outside to create an energy for the music and to show the world as a giant stage.
We watched these videos, too: Pauliteiros de Miranda, Marujinho da Palmela, and the kid’s favorite, É p’ra Amanhã (António Variações), to name just a few, but there are so so so many other excellent videos to check out…
via Rosa Pomar.