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A Swiss Account

A Swiss Account

Features 4 March 2015 0

A beautifully sensitive paean to the quirks of Warsaw life, Fanny Vaucher’s Pilules Polonaises (Polish Pills) began life as a blog, before evolving into a book. We speak to the Swiss-born artist to hear her side of the story… What was the idea behind the blog? When I came...
Bombki Away

Bombki Away

Features 20 December 2014 0

Tree not looking right? Check out these Insider favs to add something special this year. Bombkarnia (ul. Emilii Plater 47, bombkarnia.pl) Founded in 2006 by Małgorata Esse, Bombkarnia’s success has been such that their baubles found themselves in the official gift packs given to President Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy....
Powiśle Now

Powiśle Now

Features 21 November 2014 1

Once a decrepit no-man’s land, Powiśle has matured into the area all others aspire to be: welcome, you might say, to the future of Warsaw. (Text: Alex Webber | Photos: Kevin Demaria)  Not that far back in time the streets of central Powiśle were best skirted. Not because they were...
The Past is a  Foreign Country
Coinciding with the close of ‘John Vachon: Three Times in Poland’, Dom Spotkań z Historią are set to release an album inspired by this noteworthy photographic exhibition… When American photographer, John Vachon, visited Poland in 1946 it was to record the activity of the UNRRA humanitarian mission. He returned...
Gnome Man’s Land

Gnome Man’s Land

Features 4 October 2014 0

Set over an acre or two off the E30 near KFC in Wesoła lies a Gnoman Empire of enchanting garden figures. This is the story of one man and his remarkable passion. If you don’t love what you do, then there is no poindoing it”. It’s on this set...
Free time for free art
Art doesn’t mean shuffling around in silence and stillness. We reveal three places that encourage interaction… Museum of Modern Art (artmuseum.pl/en/muzeum) Whilst city planners bicker over this 1970’s glass fronted building’s listed status, I recommend taking the family to what was previously a furniture shop and getting acquainted with...
Cultural Poster Series
Calling fans of poster design – take a prowl along the al. Ujazdowskie side of Łazienki this summer to see works by two prominent Asian artists: U.G. Sato and Jianping He. Runs until the end of August For further details check the Łazienki website: www.lazienki.pl        ...
Pardon To Tu

Pardon To Tu

Going Out 8 July 2014 0

Decorated in voluptuous brothel colors, the design involves mismatched seats, tilted lampshades and a relaxed arthouse look popular with creatives and other fringe dwellers. The live talent ranges from moody quartets to jazzy chanteuses, while a perfect marriage of late hours and great bottled beers helps along the enthusiastic...
The Original Arty-Techt
Looking at a modern building in Warsaw and thinking, “that’s pretty good actually,”? You’re probably looking at the work of Stefan Kuryłowicz… A 1972 graduate from Warsaw University of Technology, Kuryłowicz opened an architectural studio in 1983. Although commie bureaucracy rarely mixed well with creativity, Kuryłowicz and his associates...
Neighborhood Prowl: Saska Kępa
With Saska’s annual day winding up for another year, the Insider takes a look at the architectural details that make the area so unqiue. Saska’s interwar architecture borders the magnificent. Katowicka 7A (above) was designed by Bohdan Lachert for his father. Lachert himself lived next door in what is...

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