Tag: portugal

Away . . . Home. Hello! We have been away soaking up some vitamin D, and enjoying the patterns and colours of lovely Portugal. There, everything was bright blue and red-brown. The contrast between those shades and the familiar green of home has seemed very striking to me over the past couple of days. There […]

One of the many things I admire about Portuguese culture is the way that pattern and design are part of everyday life. There are beautiful tiles everywhere. Most interiors are tiled, and almost every public space is enriched by a particular experience of the decorative. Even Brutalism approaches the ornamental. Wandering around Funchal – Madeira’s […]