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Warsaw’s Neon Museum: What A Dazzler!
When the switch was flicked on Warsaw’s first neon in 1926, few could have predicted that the city’s love affair with this groovy form of marketing would endure well into the following century – especially given its near total disappearance by the turn of the millennium. Its resurgence, however,... Read more
The Perfect Chemis-tree: Warsaw & The Palm!
Asked what public art should ‘achieve’, Joanna Rajkowska is surprisingly dismissive. “Nothing, really,” she replies, “it should just be a part of our everyday lives” It’s perhaps a startling admission given that Rajkowska, it could be argued, started Warsaw’s mania for this form of art. First appearing in the... Read more
Street Art: NeSpoon

Street Art: NeSpoon

Features 24 September 2019 0

Famed for her work with lace patterns, the Insider speaks to NeSpoon about her captivating style of street art… WI: You’re often quoted as saying you were reborn in 2009… NeSpoon: I’ve been painting since I can remember, since kindergarten. I wanted to be a ‘real artist’ at the... Read more
Street Art: The Lost World Of Fort Bema
The Insider enters the unknown to discover a secretive world of long lost street art… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT As art initiatives go, it was wild and weird and crazier than most. An attempt to “reconcile the independence, spontaneity and anarchy of street art with... Read more
Alpha Mail: Wacky Stamps Go Viral
A series of stamps commemorating the oddest holidays you’ve never heard of have earned a young Polish designer worldwide attention… A Warsaw-based designer has had his work thrust under an international spotlight after creating a set of stamps celebrating bizarre, little-known holidays. Titled ‘The Calendar of Unusual Holidays’, the... Read more
Modernists Outraged!
Architecture buffs and urban conservationists were left outraged after a protected building found itself temporarily redecorated with a lace-like pattern by the famed Polish street artist NeSpoon. Touting a cosmic form inspired by the Soviet Union’s forays into space, the former ticket booth at PKP Powiśle was completed in... Read more
Reset Point

Reset Point

Shopping 18 July 2019 0

The influence of the golden years of Polish design is never far away. Pluck through everything from retro screen prints to the kind of handle-less cups made famous by Poland’s milk bars. Stashed amid these, find gems such as pre-war German SABA radios repurposed as bedside tables, classic circus... Read more
8288

8288

Shopping 20 April 2019 0

The graphic art of co-owner Robert Kuta; hard-to-find scents by Andrea Maack; stationary by Midori; and beautiful jewelry pieces by the likes of All Blues and Otiumberg await inside this thrilling, fresh-minded concept store. Blending the functions of a gallery and shop, the aesthetic value of 8288 is impossible... Read more
In Memoriam: Ryszard Kaja
Acknowledged as one of the most influential Polish artists of recent times, news in April of the premature death of Ryszard Kaja was met with widespread shock around the country. Born in Poznań in 1962 to parents Stefania, a painter, and Zbigniew, one of the founding fathers of Poland’s... Read more
Slou

Slou

Shopping 15 April 2019 0

Founded from a love of simple, beautiful things, this suburb treasure is an enclave of design-minded items that range from ceramics and plant pots to stationary, clothing, cosmetics and art. Diverse as it is, all objects are linked by their extraordinary aesthetics. Polish designers are prominent, but by no... Read more