By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Translating the vibrant Carioca spirit with all its casual, colorful joie de vivre, into simple, stylish accessories has been artist and designer Gilson Martins' signature ever since his first 'bag-sculpture' of Sugarloaf mountain in 1993. Using the city and its landmarks as inspiration and motif, Martins' internationally acclaimed designs now have a showroom on the iconic patterned sidewalk of Avenida Atlântica in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here