Latin America – Brazil

Front Runners November 2015: Bonbon, Brazil

As chocolaty as a truffle yet more tender and delicate, the Brazilian brigadeiro seems destined to steal cupcake-loving hearts in the United States. Originally created to promote Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes’s presidential campaign in the 1940s, the candy was a hit with Brazilians (even if the candidate was not) and is now ever-present during celebrations there. […]

Design Portfolio: Mineral Rites

The lapidary Bernd Munsteiner employs age-old techniques to uncover nature’s hidden works of art. The small German village of Idar-Oberstein, which is renowned for its surfeit of highly skilled gem cutters, traces its history in this exacting trade to the 15th-century discovery of once-bountiful agate mines. While these sources have all but been depleted, the […]

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