Insiders' Secret

Every interior designer in São Paulo has MiCasa on speed dial. This cult-favorite gallery and shop—imagine a chic Soho home store crossed with your hometown flea market—celebrates design both high and low: Castiglioni chairs, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, vintage signs, toy cars, sixties TVs, a wall-mounted bookcase in the shape of a fish by the young collective Triptyque Studio. The store partners with local fashion designers—Adriana Barra contributed a mod wing chair—as well as the resident artists of the Leme Gallery. Those works include glass by Raquel Kogan and Paula Boechat photographs. This month MiCasa will open a cultural center (designed by Márcio Kogan) that will exhibit a range of international design. The debut is devoted to the Italian studio Vitra. At 2109 Rua Estados Unidos; 55-11/3088-1238.