Era













Some time ago we had a great time at the legendary Era café in Brno, which belongs to the finest modernist examples of Brno architectural school of the 1920s and 1930s.

Designed by Josef Kranz (1901 – 1968) in 1928 and 1929, Era is an exciting exercise in a composition and architectural balance. Built in a quiet residential area of Černá Pole, the building is simple cubic volume with the dominant facade inspired by abstract painting as well as influences of De Stijl art and architecture movement.

After many years in teh bad shape, the café was restored to its original state with beautiful facade and colorful interior.

More about the interior in the next post!


Era













Some time ago we had a great time at the legendary Era café in Brno, which belongs to the finest modernist examples of Brno architectural school of the 1920s and 1930s.

Designed by Josef Kranz (1901 – 1968) in 1928 and 1929, Era is an exciting exercise in a composition and architectural balance. Built in a quiet residential area of Černá Pole, the building is simple cubic volume with the dominant facade inspired by abstract painting as well as influences of De Stijl art and architecture movement.

After many years in teh bad shape, the café was restored to its original state with beautiful facade and colorful interior.

More about the interior in the next post!





Our Maastricht-based friend Matylda Krzykowski has learned us how to used her unique Carl Auböck comb from the 1960s.

Our friend, multi-talented curator, organizator and designer Matylda has prepared special project called Borste & Horn with Vienna-based producers of horn products and brush manufacturer to create a collection of elegant brushes during Passionswege at Vienna Design Festival two months ago. More about it here.

In her research, she has discovered some horn stuff from our very own Carl Auböck, modernist designer and producer of accessories, furniture, lightning and much more about whom we have made an article in our Vienna Only issue.

Now we have met Matylda again in Tel Aviv with this amazing 1960s vintage Auböck comb made out of horn. Timeless form and unique material present small design treasure documenting typical postwar Auböck's style based on free-form shapes and precise decorative language.







Our Maastricht-based friend Matylda Krzykowski has learned us how to used her unique Carl Auböck comb from the 1960s.

Our friend, multi-talented curator, organizator and designer Matylda has prepared special project called Borste & Horn with Vienna-based producers of horn products and brush manufacturer to create a collection of elegant brushes during Passionswege at Vienna Design Festival two months ago. More about it here.

In her research, she has discovered some horn stuff from our very own Carl Auböck, modernist designer and producer of accessories, furniture, lightning and much more about whom we have made an article in our Vienna Only issue.

Now we have met Matylda again in Tel Aviv with this amazing 1960s vintage Auböck comb made out of horn. Timeless form and unique material present small design treasure documenting typical postwar Auböck's style based on free-form shapes and precise decorative language.




Daniel Emma, Bookends
Daniel Emma, Bookends
Daniel Emma, Mouse pad and Penpot
Daniel Emma, Mouse pad and Penpot
Jonah Takagi, Hex cutting board
Jonah Takagi, Hex cutting board
Oscar Diaz, Loop bottle opener
Oscar Diaz, Loop bottle opener
Jonathan Hale Nesci, GMT-13 table
Jonathan Hale Nesci, GMT-13 table

We are very happy with the great collection of everyday products from new American brand Field.

Timeless and durable products from our friends Oscar Diaz, Jonah Takagi, Daniel/Emma or Jonathan Hale Nesci create together very beuatiful and strong collection of minimalist everyday design products produced by selected American craftsmen.

Highlights include Oscar Diaz's bold Loop metal bottle opener, as well as series of abstract shaped functional objects for desk or office by Daniel/Emma or Jonah Takagi. Jonathan Hale Nesci has designed strictly minimalist GMT-13 side table.

Very nice visual style and friendly presentation caught our eyes very much. Congratulation!












Designed by kinetic artist Yaacov Agam for Dizengoff square in Tel Aviv in 1986, this fountain is situated in the heart of the biggest Bauhaus style city in the world.

Spotted during our Tel Aviv visit, the Fire and Water Fountain is the kinetic street installation featuring typical colorful geometric motives from the repertoire of the work by our favorite kinetic Israeli artist. Agam (born 1928), known for his reliefs, sculprures, moving images, as well as actions and happenings, added the fountain to the modernist square designed by Genia Averbuch during the 1930s and featuring some of the most valuable Tel Aviv functionalist buildings.

More about Tel Aviv modernism soon.











Designed by kinetic artist Yaacov Agam for Dizengoff square in Tel Aviv in 1986, this fountain is situated in the heart of the biggest Bauhaus style city in the world.

Spotted during our Tel Aviv visit, the Fire and Water Fountain is the kinetic street installation featuring typical colorful geometric motives from the repertoire of the work by our favorite kinetic Israeli artist. Agam (born 1928), known for his reliefs, sculprures, moving images, as well as actions and happenings, added the fountain to the modernist square designed by Genia Averbuch during the 1930s and featuring some of the most valuable Tel Aviv functionalist buildings.

More about Tel Aviv modernism soon.


Right now we are heading to Design Museum Holon in Israel to see the opening of the Common Roots exhibitions showcasing the best from historical and contemporary Central Europe design.

We have collaborated with curating of the Czech section as well as with some text inside very nice catalogue published by the museum.

For now we are presenting this poster with our friends Jerry and Anička Koza's son Alfik riding on their design of the rocking boat.

More about the exhibition and something from our Tel Aviv adventures next time.


Right now we are heading to Design Museum Holon in Israel to see the opening of the Common Roots exhibitions showcasing the best from historical and contemporary Central Europe design.

We have collaborated with curating of the Czech section as well as with some text inside very nice catalogue published by the museum.

For now we are presenting this poster with our friends Jerry and Anička Koza's son Alfik riding on their design of the rocking boat.

More about the exhibition and something from our Tel Aviv adventures next time.







Everybody knows surrealist Frida Kahlo, but who knows another female surrealist artist Leonor Fini?

Argentinian-born Leonor Fini (1907 – 1996) raised in Trieste, Italy. After that she moved to Milan and Paris, where she joint surrealist movement. Also she was working for fashion designer Elsa Shiaparelli, for whom she designed amazing perfume bottle.

Her paintings from the 1940s - 1970s are dedicated to her specific personal magical realism. Dreams and fantastic visions in the poetic and lyrical scenes, at the first view, become opressive drama in the frozen time and space.