Probably one of the most sufficiently hidden gastronomic gems of Vienna, Loca offers world-class food in a homely, welcoming atmosphere in the first district near Stadpark. An exclusive experience, and a refreshing concept that combines diets in a tasteful manner, the simple elegance translates from the plate to the interior to the branding without a glitch. Continue reading
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As a kid I always wanted one of these roll-up pencil cases but for some reason never got one. And now the time has come to correct this short coming: my own special Design&Paper Roll-Up Tyvek® Pencil Case. I decided to make it out of Tyvek® because it’s durable, washable and easily sown. You can use the Roll-Up Case for pencils, small tools or other small nicknacks, and personalize it any way you want!
Was it not yesterday when the summer had just begun, the first swimming trip that turned into a whole night of adventures? Yes, it was a great summer but there is no time to be nostalgic as it’s time to get excited for the new season. For so many people the autumn season comes with new beginnings, and for many more it means – Back to School! Continue reading
We’re all in the middle of either enjoying or planning our summer holidays, browsing through maps to see which corner of the world we want to explore, which route to take to our next destination. Inspired by yesterdays beautiful cut-out maps by Claire Brewster I gathered together a sequel to last years DIY Maps post. 10+1 fun map inspired DIYs for you to try out! Continue reading
There is definitely a connection between burgers and great design! Le Pied de Mammouth, a burger restaurant in Strasbourg, France, is our latest proof for that. Serbian designer Nebojsa Matkovic rebranded the place giving it a cool and playful edge. Continue reading
Fine letterpress, beautiful design and Italian charm – this is Carissimo Letterpress. The design and print studio situated in Vienna’s 12th district is run by Ana Kaan and Alessandro Carissimo. On a German printing press called Maria Addolorata, which they transported all the way up from Southern Italy to Vienna, they print their own stationery line as well as customized products for clients. We are happy the two of them took the time out of their busy schedule to answer our questions and show us some of their fabulous products.
Last April we introduced you to the soulful paper designs of Czech stationery brand Papelote. The team of friends based in Prague just launched their magnificent new correspondence collection called Carta, which inevitably makes you think: To whom could I write one of those beautiful letters? See for yourself!
Last week’s Inspiration + Paper post was all about CRUSH, an eco-friendly paper containing residues from fruits and nuts. Sofia-based designer Liliya Gateva chose exactly this paper for the branding of My Nature, a raw vegan restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. The result is an environmentally oriented, sustainable and absolutely delicious design. Continue reading
Absoloot was born from the love for paper and design. In 2011 the two friends, Judit Hantos and Andrea Hermann, set out to found their own design and print studio in a loft-like old mill a 30-minutes walk from Budapest’s inner city. Since then Absoloot has grown into a design brand, which manufactures beautiful paper goods and works with young designers from all over the world. We took the chance to talk to Andrea Hermann about how everything began, the selection of artists, studio routine and the future of Absoloot.
Our latest interview guest, Magdalena Tekieli, wanted to have it all and decided to combine her two biggest passions: furniture and graphic design. She is very successful in both, her award-winning designs were featured among others in ELLE Decoration, RUM Magazine and The Sunday Times. Her latest baby is the stationery brand Paper Love, which was born from her passion and love for paper. We met the Polish wunderkind and talked with her about her work and inspiration, Paper Love and the importance of ecological design. Continue reading
Since the beginning of time people have been inspired by nature in many ways, and it has always been a huge source of creativity in the world of design. Every year it is present in the current trends, and as we learned at Creative World 14 – this year it comes in the form of rubber stamps, more specifically in the shape of the fern. Continue reading
One of the coolest new calendar designs for 2014 is the paper craft calendar by the Nearly Normal creative agency. Each month is represented by a fruit made entirely out of paper, cut in half and the number of the ongoing month shown inside. The month of February comes in the shape of a juicy orange, and we can’t wait to get to the other exotic fruity flavors of the year.
Le Shop is a lovely little design store right in the heart of Neubau, hiding in a little snook on Kirchengasse. It’s a gold mine for all design and art lovers, and what is common among most of the unique designs and products sold there – they are sustainably produced. The welcoming atmosphere and the feel-good designs make this shopping experience above the rest, so if you’re looking for something special for Valentine’s Day, take a look around!
Paperworld, one of the most important trade fairs for the paper, stationery and crafting industry, took place from January 25 to 28 in Frankfurt, Germany. As last year we paid a visit to the fair and made our way through halls filled with thousands of greeting cards, notebooks, pencils and decorative accessories to check out the hottest trends for 2014/15 for you.
In July I spent a long weekend in Lisbon, Portugal’s charming and vibrant capital. It was already my fourth visit to the city when a friend of mine brought me to a very special place: A Vida Portuguesa. It is a shop located in the heart of the Chiado neighborhood, which sells the most fabulous artisanal Portuguese products, and a real Eldorado for lovers of vintage packaging.