‘Home and Design’ theme month launched by Portugal Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai

Laying its focus on creativity and design, the Portugal Pavilion has come up with a ‘Home and Design’ theme month at the Expo 2020 Dubai that will commence from next month.

Bringing the best of Portuguese furniture, design and decorative objects, the month will feature a daily live showcase of ancestral arts, with Portuguese artisans working on pieces in the pavilion’s amphitheatre.

So far, two Portuguese designers – Alda Tomás, designer at Vista Alegre, and Artur Soares, interior designer, and founder of Designer’s Mint Studio have been in the spotlight.

Talking about the ‘Home and Design’ theme month, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portugal’s Ambassador to the UAE said, “It is important to show in this part of the world what we do, our know-how, and how we can distinguish ourselves. Indeed, know-how and quality are characteristics of the national products that the wood and furniture sector represent well.”

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The Hearst Estate in Beverly Hills Is Heading to Auction Next Month

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Photo credit: The Agency

This story was originally published on 3/4/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

The Beverly House boasts a rich cultural history. It’s been featured in The Godfather, The Bodyguard, and most recently, Beyoncé’s musical film Black is King. In addition to its time on screen, a few notable guests have walked its halls. Publisher William Randolph Hearst once called this Spanish-style pink terracotta mansion home, while Jackie and John F. Kennedy spent their honeymoon there.

Designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon Kaufmann, this Beverly Hills estate is undoubtedly a trophy home. In August 2020, it hit the market for $125 million but struggled to sell. Why, you may ask? The answer is quite simple: Most people can’t afford it.

Photo credit: The Agency

Photo credit: The Agency

Back in March, the price dropped again to $119 million. Still, no one was jumping out of their seats to

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