An urban loft atmosphere, delicious salads, sandwiches and sweets, great coffee, cool music and loads of books, that’s Urban House in Bratislava. Situated in Larinska street, the place is right in the heart of the old town and serves as a hang-out spot for locals and tourists alike.
Last year I took part in a DIY workshop by PaperPhine where I learned how to do my own paper yarn. I admit I was not particularly gifted, but nevertheless managed to roll two small bobbins of yarn which since then give the finishing touch to all my parcels. As Christmas is approaching I thought of stocking up on paper yarn and discovered the beautiful products of PaperPhine which range from various paper yarns and twines to accessories and jewelry made of this material.
One of the best things about being a designer is that you get to create new things or more precisely, new versions of things that already exists. German design student Katharina Hölz took a classic, the chess set which has been pretty much the same since it’s creation in the 6th century, and made a new modern DIY version of it out of cardboard of all materials. A brave move from a young designer, a checkmate!
Warsaw based illustrator and comics artist Agata Endo Nowicka began her career over 10 years ago by publishing basic Paintbrush style graphics on her blog. She quickly gained recognition for her pixelated lines and auto-ironic messages and is now one of the most active and best known illustrators in Poland. This is a sort of cross-section of her career, in the form of selected works from the past few years. Enjoy! Continue reading
We know you love origami lampshades! The DIY post from last year which taught you how to fold your own lampshade is one of the most popular posts in the Design&Paper history. It’s time for some new origami inspirations which come from a Czech company called Lampshado.
Multi talented designer Alina Rybacka created a new visual identity for the Polish life style magazine the ROOM. The black&white entirety consists of everything a full stationery set includes, which perfectly outlines the stylishly sleek and romantic style the ROOM represents. In the design typography is given the main stage while large lyrical photographs beautifully contrast the otherwise monochromatic appearance. Continue reading
Inspired by the twentieth-century Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti’s lyrical cycle titled Calendar, book designer Éva Somogyi has created a beautiful pop-up book named after Radnóti’s book of poetry. Following the theme of changes seen in nature through out the calendar year, Somogyi designed twelve paper compositions that open up to three dimensional spatial pieces when reading and opening the pages.
Typodarium is a must have calendar for all true typography puffs! 365 fonts by 223 designers from 31 countries on 384 pages, printed on both sides – that’s what you’ll get with the Typodarium. The neatly packed, black-white-yellow colored tear sheet style calendar is the creation of the Karlruhe based Slanted Publishers, who are famous for their cool and contemporary style, Typodarium being no exception!