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Made by the Ekobio Group, this is a pen that decomposes naturally within 180 days, without any impact on the environment. The refill and nib once used should be disposed of as materials for recycling. Amongst other ecological products, the Ekobio Group also produces Papel Semente (Seed Paper), which once cut into small pieces and moistened, germinates and grows into a plant. The seeds available are: Arugula, Cress, Basil, Parsley, Clove of India, Lion Mouth, Fennel or Chamomile. More information: http://www.ekobio.com.br

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Last Thursday (21 April), Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag) had its official launch party at the Embassy of Brazil in London. The event, which started at 6:30pm and went on until 10pm, was a fantastic success, with over 140 guests taking part, including English and Brazilian entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers, artists and lots of friends! Publisher Glauco Chris Fuzinatto made a presentation about the magazine to the guests  highlighting the editorial and cultural potential of BBMag. Afterwards, Fuzinatto and some contributors – such as the chef Luciana Berry, the dancer and choreographer Douglas Gomes and the writer and translator Ed Freeman, amongst…

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Pilot Project – Format The Pilot Plan for Brasília, in Brazil’s Federal District, was drawn up by Lúcio Costa, whose plan won the 1957 urban planning public contest to design Brazil’s soon to be new capital city. Initially, its shape was thought to be based upon that of a cross; it is also commonly compared to an aeroplane. However, there are those, including the late Costa himself, that consider it more similar in shape to a butterfly, rejecting earlier comparisons. National Congress – Some meanings for its distinctive shape The National Congress is one of Brasília’s most famous icons.…

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