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CULTURE
SIGNAL Light Festival 2014, Prague
With Prague's incredible collection of pristine architecture, it's hard to imagine it possible to make this former Bohemian capital even more beautiful. The SIGNAL Light Festival however succeeds in doing just that. Wrapping up its second year this...
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...
FOOD-DRINK
Chimpanzee Bars
In the world of energy bars, the use of all-natural ingredients has become commonplace. While it's a largely positive shift for a host of reasons, the use of those ingredients doesn't necessarily result in a healthy product and can umbrella some...
CULTURE
The Forgotten Works of Miroslav Šašek
Miroslav Šašek (1916–1980) is an all but forgotten figure in the history of Czech illustration. While the artist has had books published from Japan to the US (in huge print runs) and even had his work adapted for film, his books had never been published...
STYLE
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
DESIGN
Port X
On the banks of the Prague's Vltava River lies one of Europe's most inventive housing concepts. Designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD, the modular, floating house dubbed Port X was first...
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
Lugi Furniture
by Adam Štěch It seems that Czech design production is well on its way to a full-blown renaissance. Several new companies emerged on the market last year, and older ones are innovating on production techniques, aesthetics and philosophy. One of...
CULTURE
Academy of Arts and Design Exhibition 2012
by Adam Štěch Founded in 1885, Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design is the most progressive art school in the Czech Republic today. Nestled among the ateliers and studios of prominent Czech artists and designers in the center...
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...
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
Okolo Mollino
Okolo has long been a favorite destination for great finds in Eastern Europe. One of their latest projects caught our attention when we ran into them in Milan during Design Week—a simply bound, spine-less book on the life and work of Carlo...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Prague
On a recent tour of Prague's experiential retail and gallery space Gallery by Minty Concept Club we had the chance to speak with the boutique's owner Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk, who suggested a handful of stops to make in the city she calls home. Here...
TRAVEL
Gallery by Minty Concept Club
Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk opened Gallery by Minty Concept Club in Prague less than a year ago and already it's become the city's go-to destination as an experiential retail and gallery. "Gallery is a space where people meet, browse through new magazines...
DESIGN
Prague Taxi Concept
Designed to embody Prague's renowned architectural past in a decidedly modern silhouette, the new Prague taxi concept offers a look at the possible future of city transportation inspired by its historical tram network. The creative concept, dubbed...
CULTURE
Jeremiah Palecek
Jeremiah Palecek can't help dreaming of video games. He believes that the dreaming world and the gaming world are incredibly close. The Prague-based artist is not only an avid gamer, but also creates oil paintings inspired by scenes from video...
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