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Naše Maso: Our Meat, Prague
Naše Maso (meaning: Our Meat) is František Kšána Jr's latest project, opening earlier this year in the old center of Prague. It's a butcher shop, meets deli, meets bistro—and the popularity of the venue proves the combination is working. "I started...
DESIGN
Czech Designer Tadeáš Podracký
Tadeáš Podracký completed his studies at the glass studio of the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM) under the leadership of great Czech designer and artist Rony Plesl earlier this year. And he's already garnered attention with a number of...
DESIGN
The LaVista Bedroom Collection from Jelínek
Though family-owned furniture brand Jelínek (based in the Czech town of Valašské Meziříčí) was founded in 1897, this is the first time in its long history that the company has worked with a designer to produce a contemporary collection of solid wood...
STYLE
LOCAL ICONS: Reviving Industry with Apparel
During Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend, fashion editor Veronika Ruppert—along with fashion business insider Katarina Kral—presented a new project called LOCAL ICONS. The small yet impressive installation inside Prague's Charles University revealed...
DESIGN
Jakub Berdych's Robot
The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings...
FOOD-DRINK
Becherovka Herbal Liqueur
There's nothing new about Becherovka—and that's its great value. Since way back in 1807, the recipe has remained steadfast and true, continuing to define many late nights for locals and tourists alike in the Czech Republic and beyond. Becherovka...
DESIGN
Fatra Re-Edition Inflatable Toys
Designer Libuše Niklová contributed to one of the major chapters in the history of modern Czech design through her collaboration with Fatra, a brand founded in Napajedla that has engaged in plastic processing and the production of plastic products...
DESIGN
Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...
STYLE
Menswear in Prague
by Adam Štěch Prague isn't exactly known as a city for menswear enthusiasts. Not long ago, there was a severe lack of high-quality stores to visit, and pieces from interesting international brands were all but nonexistent. But now the situation is...
CULTURE
Komfort Magazine
by Adam Štěch Komfort Magazine was founded in 2008 by an industrious group of Czech creatives, including typographer Radek Sidun, graphic designers Olga Benešová and Robert V. Novák, editor and writer Pavel Turek and director Tomáš Luňák. All of...
DESIGN
Bomma's Hi-Tech Crystal
by Adam Štěch The Czech Republic is famous for traditional handmade glass. Czech glass is associated with precise, handmade work created in old-fashioned factories using time-honored techniques. But two years ago the forward-thinking company Bohemia...
STYLE
Young Czech Shoe Designers
by Adam Štěch There is a fresh new wave rising in Czech fashion. Relatively young names have come onto the scene, and several new events have been established to showcase their work. In recognition of the talent, we've gathered three exceptional fashion...
DESIGN
Papelote Stationery
by Adam Štěch Founded in 2009 by Kateřina Šachová, Filip Šach and Denisa Havrdová, Papelote is a Czech stationery company specializing in the production of quality accessories for work and everyday life. Born from the passion for paper and graphic...
DESIGN
The Mirror
As a part of Prague's annual design show, Designblok 2012, the Czech creative firm Okolo unveils its new exhibition, "The Mirror," based around the relationship between design and mirrors. Opening today, 1 October and curated by one of Okolo's...
DESIGN
Nanovo
Adam Štěch Providing arguably the most comprehensive collection of salvaged modernist design from the former Czechoslovakia or Eastern and Central Europe is Prague-based Nanovo. Founded by Adam Karásek and Jiří Mrázek...
DESIGN
The 25th Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
by Adam Štěch In its 25th edition, the Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, Czech Republic, takes a radical turn in its new organizational team, exhibition concept, and a more curated approach to the selection of artworks and accompanying...
DESIGN
Made by Breath
by Adam Štěch Two different stories of Czech craft heritage have come together in two different types of glass for a collection of lamps, "Made by Breath", from young Czech designer Michaela Tomišková. The 2011 Prague AAAD graduate...
CULTURE
Křehký Festival of Art Design
by Adam Štěch Nestled among the beautiful landscape of the Pálava hills near the border of the Czech Republic and Austria, Mikulov is a romantic town in the heart of Moravian wine country. Between 1-3 June 2012, the ancient chateau...
DESIGN
Antonín Hepnar
by Adam Štěch American artists like J. B. Blunk, Wendell Castle and Jack Rogers Hopkins are established heavyweights in the world of design and certainly represent the "haute couture" style of woodworking, but Czech master craftsman and...