Last month, I sent a bid to an architect on the interiors for an International brand that is opening it's first store in the US.

The brand is cool, young, hip. The vibe is punk, graffiti, a mix between an artist and designer that lives between NY, Paris and Berlin. The client wanted a mix of antiques, of modern, old and classic. Exposed walls, open space where the product would pop in its displays. The store is to be a communal space for artists and designers, including possibly a cafe and studio.


Bottle Top is an amazing organization creating beautiful products that focus on craftsmanship and empowerment of communities and artisans. Their product line  includes collaboration with designers like Narciso Rodriguez to name a few.

My work with the founders was to help out on the concept design: stimulating our creativity in brainstorming sessions with image/mood boards that would inspire the next steps to the creation of their stores.


Late last year, a friend approached me with a super challenge: He purchased a studio in Manhattan and had less than a month to make the space livable. He had only his clothing and some old pictures that were dear to him.

Mood Board I created to inspire our furniture search


So excited to work with the team on developing this POLO store in my old neighborhood of Jardins!
I grew up just blocks from Iguatemi and never thought I would be helping design and source the creation of a POLO RALPH LAUREN store.
Really fun to get to know all the teams in Brazil and bring a little of my Portuguese to use.


As one of my first projects at Ralph Lauren as a Decorative Project Manager was to open this beautiful and the first in Latin-America store in Sao Paulo - Cidade Jardim. 

The store, with both Men's and Women's, including a Bar has a hacienda feeling reminiscent of the store in Beverly Hills.
Definitely worth a visit!


After two incredible years at Peter Marino, I decided it was time to move on into new ventures and expand my skills to become a stronger designer and manager. 

PMA opened a door into the beauty of high-end luxury through the mind of talented Mr. Marino. I am very thankful for the experience during those years and as a result, I left with incredibly successful published projects with Louis Vuitton: Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany, Frankfurt (Germany), Hangzhou (China), among many others.

I decided to join to the Ralph Lauren team in order to understand the process of working from within (being our own client). As a Project Manager for Store Development, I will be managing and coordinating directly with the merchandising, product, and the architectural team.

EIM, Haiti - July 2013

This summer I embarked in a beautiful adventure.

Ever since my first trip to Thailand with CISV - IPP to work in post-disaster affected communities, I try to take time within my travels to explore, learn, and understand through social projects.

Leaving my comfort zone and being in a new environment, language and culture allows myself to focus on empathy and gather enough information to develop new projects with long term sustainable goals. In the next year, I want to return for a longer time and not only share with others this awareness but to also leave a footprint that is timeless.

EIM is a wonderful organization lead by Haitians in Port-au-Prince to teach adults English. Currently taking their TOEFL exams in the end of the year, these students are eager to develop their english in order to find better jobs, become stronger leaders to their communities or find a way to communicate with the transit foreigners that inhabits this magical island.

I cannot describe what a beautiful and inspirational time I had. As always, it is people's relationships and exchange of human energy that no matter where you, it is something more than special.

Breaking your everyday routine and taking a pause to "look, stop and think", is what makes every trip a changing moment, no matter where you go.

As a designer and builder, my mind was constantly moving, thinking of things to do, being inspired. In the area of design, the craftsmanship and tradition in the arts got my mind wondering. The abundance of strong pastel colours, the intrinsic details or metalwork, the opportunity of recycling and designing new ways to re-use trash. From the painting in the tap-taps to the voodoo influenced crafts, there was always something that catches your eye and radiates its unique beauty.

Revista KAZA, March 2014

Check out the March Edition of Revista Kaza from Brazil.
"She is one of the upcoming talent in NY for architecture. From Brazil to the world, the Paulistana Camila Ojeda studied abroad with the goal to understand better the universe of interiors. Graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara, the artists also concluded her masters in Italy. Currently, she works at Peter Marino, an architecture and interiors firm who designs for the major luxury retail brands. Mark this name."

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

July-August came with wonderful news. During a fantastic installation for one of our current works in China, I received the news that I was being awarded a one-week design workshop at the Domaine de  Boisbuchet with my chosen designer Nikolay Pollissky by Dezeen Magazine.

It was a beautiful experience and I must not only thank Dezeen Magazine but the team at Boisbuchet, especially Alexander von Vegesack for providing the the existence of this magical place.

Hanzghou, China

Peter Marino Architect, NYC
Project Management
Retail Design
Interior Design

Visiting China for the installation of a new Women's only shop. A very rewarding experience professionally and personally.

Proud of Year 2012

Peter Marino Architect, NYC
Retail Design
Interior Design
Project Manager

Started 2013 with the right foot.

LouisVuittonWoman'sUniverse (10)As part of the interior design team at PMA, I have so far as Project Manager, successfully completed the following stores:

LV Plaza 66, China (Assisting Logistics)
LV Saks, New York USA (Interior Design Project Manager)
LV Toronto, Canada (Interior Design Project Manager)
LV Munich, Germany (Interior Design Lead Project Manager)
LV Vienna, Austria (Interior Design Lead Project Manager)
LV Hangzhou, China (Interior Design Lead Project Manager)

LouisVuittonWoman'sUniverse (7)

Playing with the idea of writing down some encounters...
I started a blog. See where it goes...