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Sorry for all my loyal readers out there for keep checking my blog and always noticing the same old thing.

1. Don't know if I mentioned before but I'm ENGAGED!!!! tam tam taaa daaamm!
2. Finally finished UNIVERSITY with an amazing project that I will talk about it later on (it's an awesome electric bicycle made out of recycled materials)
3.My graduation exhibition was a SUCCESS!
4.My project is at the Design Biannale in Korea thanks to LINES LAB
5.Learning great things at my new job as Design Assistant at LINES LAB doing awesome projects related to fashion and product design

So here are some images in Korea taken by the organizers of 'MIRAGE'.
LINES LAB were invited to be part by curating a exhibition under the team : CITIES COMMUNITY

Mirage is by definition an optical phenomenon and the origin of the word comes from the latin mirare, meaning “to look at, to wonder at”.
Macau is a city of constant change and frantic development, no landscape is the same for too long and as designers we wonder about its future.
Designers in Macau are working to answer to theirs city communities expectations and “wonders”, through Design. As the discipline that foresees the development of multidisciplinary systems and methods by blending processes and creating new networks aiming for innovation, productivity and sustainability.
In this exhibition the group of professionals, institutions and events represented are participating in a new way of dealing with the creative industries, in a local dimension but also designing “NEW MIRAGES” for a new era of Asian creative development.

San Lee + Nuno Soares + MO Design + Cindy Ng + João Ó + Manuel CS + Lines Lab + USJ Design Course (CINTIA LEITE) & +853 Cultural Association/This Is My City

Later on I'll be posting more about my beautiful electric bike made of bamboo and recycled materials.
Also would like to thank everyone that help me giving me heaaaps of support and strength to keep going.
Amore, gracias meu anjo xxx
For more info about Gwangju Design Biennale 

Also If you get interested in checking up my work : Cintia Milk Portfolio

P.s Made a commitment with myself that I will be posting at least 3 times a week! So keep checking!

beijooos Tchhau x


!! what kind of future you want ? ?


Living in a place such as Macau for 20 years I could see a lot of differences. More land, new structures, less green spaces, more buildings, more cars, more motorbikes, more people.
On the bright side, streets got cleaner, traffic were some how more organizes, laws were applied and are followed more precisely.

What happened in Macau, I believe it has happen to the whole world.
We are growing up in a world that people are ambitious to have more, in greater quantities and careless about others but themselves.

People are busy all the time. Busy to care, busy to stop, busy to appreciate and look around. Like everyone says and knows, ‘time is money’. The question is, how far and how much of a follower a person wants to be of this saying?!

I believe that if the society doesn't start caring about simple moments in life and appreciate more one another, the world will keep going down…

Therefore in my future perspective, I can talk about the future with a contradicted position towards what the world tend to be in case change doesn't occur.

1-    A busier future
2-    A better future 

For n.1: A busier future

I see people talking less to each other, building an individual society- people commuting on individual vehicles that are already designed ‘for the future’.
By consequence, new infrastructures are going to be built. Holes will be drilled to construct tunnels in order for the cars to commute. People will have a smaller horizon view, due to all the bridges built for people to cross from one side to the street to another.
And if they get an opportunity to ‘cross the street’ and I mean, by walking, I guess that will be a privilege. Designers are developing vehicles that ‘saves people time from walking’ to transport them from their domiciles to the public transportation.
Men are getting smarter with all the education provided until today, but the problem is with what goal will they show to the world what they know?
Men kind with all his knowledge will find a way to his ambitions.
But what will be his ambitious about?!

With up to 80 percent of the world’s humans projected to live in cities within a few decades, their mobility needs will rank high for automakers. Academics and theorists have long predicted that new modes of urban transport would emerge to meet those needs.
Here is an example, called PUMMA (Personal Urban Mobility), combining electric drive with both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and autonomous driving and parking.


Result? Well, Pixar movies already predicted in an animated motion movie, Wall-E, what I believe, a possible future:
Human beings are permanently strapped into car-chairs, and plugged into computer messages. In the film’s futuristic world, people have ceased using, or being able to use, their legs for mobility.

For n.2: ‘A better future’

This I believe is if the world truly starts paying attention to what is happening in the world. How Mother Nature is responding to everyone’s behaviors.
Of course, buildings and infrastructures are still going to rise from the ground, holes will probably be done in consequence for a better commuting system for the new population predicted.
But we can make it better. Sustainable ideas can be done and used in everyday’s life.

I want to believe in a future that people will need to share their life style, their ambitions and their behaviors.
A future that once a person does something, he or she is aware that a simple action will affect A or B. And I am not only talking about ‘greener actions’, but also society care for example, to support fair trade.
Awareness and care is all what I believe the world needs to focus on.

As a designer, I don’t want to do things to be rich, or famous. I want to do things that I know it will help someone, somewhere.
If I get the blessing of profiting from that, that is a bonus!!
Imagine if at least 50% of the world could think like that…

Tomorrow I'll post some of my ideas, something that I will focus on for this vehicle design project ;)

Beijinhos xxx


Commuting the best way x

Sorry everyone!!
Having been posting anything lately for innumerous reasons, and trust me, this time got a pretty good one!! Anyways, university has started and is my final semester!! Can’t believe I’m going to be graduating soon!! Yohoooo!

This semester we have to develop a design project concerning our commuting life.
We have to not only research about urban commuters but also make one! The project is to design a vehicle that would satisfy the lucky ones here in Macau (China) in 2023, 12 years from now.

Challenging I know, specially because I do nothing concerning automobiles and so on… To be honest, I reaaaaally don’t like anything to do with that. I have my 17-year-old manual car and I never had to change a tire by myself.. I would know how to, but if there is someone willing to help, GREAT! Hehe

So I am striving to find motivation to even start this marvelous project and the only thing that starts my enthusiasm is the idea of developing something to help Macau’s traffic jam and the community.
Develop something that the citizens can be proud by helping the environment and themselves.

Here is a design concept that I found really interesting:

Designed by Jinsik Kim and Boseung Seo, the Re:energy is a concept bicycle that helps you reduce your carbon footprint and generate some power for your handheld devices and notebook computers. The idea behind the Re:energy is simple – you ride the bike and its wheels convert kinetic energy into usable electricity.

 The energy generated by the bike’s wheels is stored in an onboard battery, which can later be used to power your cellphone, MP3 player, GPS unit or even your laptop.

So yeah, I'll probably be posting stuff about this since I have to do a lot of research!!

Please, if you do have any material or information about urban mobility, feel free to post a comment or something ;)

Take care,
beijos xxx

| images from:http://www.yankodesign.com |


Green Celebraties

Since September 2009, Gisele Bundchen she has been named the UN’s Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment Program. Nothing better than creating your own eco-friendly to live up such title:

"When you find something that makes you feel so good, share it. Sejaa is a part of something I'm concerned about, which is my skin and what I put on my skin. I have a voice and I feel I have to share this -- something that has been so beneficial for me in my life and has helped me be a more complete person," said Bundchen, in a statement.

The name of the line is Sejaa which means ‘to be’ in Portuguese.
Expect anti-oxidant rich formulas that include ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, ginseng, jojoba and argan oil. The mud treatment is a combination of natural clays which pull pore-clogging impurities from cells and leave skin with a hydrating touch of glycerin. 

Their products, including packaging and manufacturing, have been well thought out to fully stick to its green values.
- Labels are printed with soy-based VOC-free inks.
- Manufactured using post-consumer waste paper.
- 100% recyclable Forest Stewardship Council certified fibers.
- Manufactured with clean hydroelectric power. Hydroelectricity produces no waste and does not produce carbon dioxide a greenhouse gas.

You’r probably thinkng, of course, shes rich and she can do it, bla bla bla… but at least she is doing something with what she’s got. And you?! I bet there is something you can also do to ‘destroy less’ our beautiful world :)
Just stop for a few minutes and…..think x

Fact Since 2008 the percentage of ‘green products’ has raised 73% ;)
You create your own future xxx

tchauu xxx


one more chapter :)

While seating at the airport, was thinking of my 5 months in Taiwan.. Amazing experience. So grateful to God for giving me this amazing time xxx
Next post I'll be in Macau. Kinda exited, because in a couple of months I'll finally graduate :D A lot of plans in mind, a lot of dreams to live! so lets dooo itttttt!!!!!!

tchauuuu x


what is ur shirt made of?

wanted to share this short video that I found while researching and reading about organic cotton ;)

hope you enjoy and start thinking about these things...

beijos xxx


back in the game!!

Claudia and me x
Hey everyone!!
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So sorry for not posting for a couple of weeks...but I bet you are also just recovering from the holidays mood ;)

Since I got back form home, I basically can't stay home and 'stay still'.
Today, me and my 2 beautiful 'Italian sisters' were strong enough to fight the cold that is now in Taipei and went to the Floral Expo that opened a couple of months ago.

We were on site walking around on the cold rain seeking for warm spots.
Well, this was the last thing that we saw (we ended up going also to the Fine arts museum) but I was amazed once we got close to this structure.

So here you go some amazing info that made me feel quite proud to look at it!!
I'm talking about the EcoARK (Pavilion of New Fashion) :


Claudia inside the pavilion x
The EcoArk serves as a showcase pavilion for new ways of constructing buildings. With solar panels for energy and open water circulation instead of air condition, it does not consume a lot of energy, which makes it quite different from most buildings in Taiwan.

Since discarted plastic bottles is a major threat to our world since most of it is not recycled and become non-biodegradable garbage, the Taipei International Flora Exposition's Pavilion of New Fashion is the World's first building constructed entirely from garbage. A
130 meters long and 30 meters high structure made from 1.52 million recycled PET bottles (plastic bricks)

The idea of using plastic garbage as building material seems to give the idea that Taiwan could turn into a industry of itself. This structure can dissembled and moved to another place just like a Giant Lego.  

Hope you guys are just as amazed as I was and share with your friends that things like this are possible to be build ;) 

beijos xxx