Alvar Aalto is an author of many iconic modernist buildings around Finland. But this one we have seen for the first time when we were in Helsinki one month ago.

This functionalist block without typical Aalto's organic curves and volumes is the Finnish forestry products company Enso Gutzeit headquarters built by Aalto between 1959 - 1962. Radical architecture includes strictly geometric facade as well as some typical Aalto's features such as integrated lightning and wooden details.



We love conceptual graphic design work from our friends Zuzana and David from Ex Lovers studio based in Prague. One of their last graphic projects is a poster brochure dedicated to the unique architectural treasures of The Prague Špork palace.

Originally Sweerts-Špork palace was built at the end of the 18th century by Antonín Haffenecker and Ignác Palliardi. During the 1920s, famous Czech architect Josef Gočár had added new building to it and created monumental modernist palace of The Anglobank with the spectacular decorative interiors inside.

Now, the building is owned by Room, creative development agency, which has ordered small brochure from Ex Lovers some time ago. Designers have created very inteligent layout as an unique guide through the bulding discovering some of the original or other interesting features still on the place.

Great form and concept! Congratulation!






We love conceptual graphic design work from our friends Zuzana and David from Ex Lovers studio based in Prague. One of their last graphic projects is a poster brochure dedicated to the unique architectural treasures of The Prague Špork palace.

Originally Sweerts-Špork palace was built at the end of the 18th century by Antonín Haffenecker and Ignác Palliardi. During the 1920s, famous Czech architect Josef Gočár had added new building to it and created monumental modernist palace of The Anglobank with the spectacular decorative interiors inside.

Now, the building is owned by Room, creative development agency, which has ordered small brochure from Ex Lovers some time ago. Designers have created very inteligent layout as an unique guide through the bulding discovering some of the original or other interesting features still on the place.

Great form and concept! Congratulation!




Iman in Mary Mcfadden
Iman in Mary Mcfadden
Mary McFadden herself...
Mary McFadden herself...

We are celebrating original fashion talent and vision of the American fashion and jewellery designer Mary McFadden (born in 1938).

Heydays of her New York-based brand we can find during the 1970s and 1980s. Passionate traveller, art and exotic artefacts collector, MacFadden has created her own world of surrealism and exoticism. Her jewellery, fashion or home decoration are significant with the influences of accident civilizations or African nature. She had worked in Johannesburg as an editor of South African Vogue during the 1960s. Her work is decadent, decorative and sexy as the time in which was originated. Jungle disco was born.

Iman in Mary Mcfadden
Iman in Mary Mcfadden
Mary McFadden herself...
Mary McFadden herself...

We are celebrating original fashion talent and vision of the American fashion and jewellery designer Mary McFadden (born in 1938).

Heydays of her New York-based brand we can find during the 1970s and 1980s. Passionate traveller, art and exotic artefacts collector, MacFadden has created her own world of surrealism and exoticism. Her jewellery, fashion or home decoration are significant with the influences of accident civilizations or African nature. She had worked in Johannesburg as an editor of South African Vogue during the 1960s. Her work is decadent, decorative and sexy as the time in which was originated. Jungle disco was born.




There is another mirror project which was designed by mischer'traxler studio from Vienna for our The Mirror exhibition held in Prague last month.

From Katharina and Thomas we have received these sketches illustrating their concept. As they say: "Layered Me mirror consists of several layers of spy mirrors and one colourfull glass placed in an oak base. The distance between the layers and the different dimensions distort the reflection of the person looking in the mirror. The user can alter this reflection by changing the composition of the layers in the grooves. By sliding, rotating and flipping, as well as using another colour for the glass, several variations are possible."




There is another mirror project which was designed by mischer'traxler studio from Vienna for our The Mirror exhibition held in Prague last month.

From Katharina and Thomas we have received these sketches illustrating their concept. As they say: "Layered Me mirror consists of several layers of spy mirrors and one colourfull glass placed in an oak base. The distance between the layers and the different dimensions distort the reflection of the person looking in the mirror. The user can alter this reflection by changing the composition of the layers in the grooves. By sliding, rotating and flipping, as well as using another colour for the glass, several variations are possible."







We have received nice brochure about our friend Matylda Krzykowski's project for Passionswege during Vienna Design Week.

Borste & Horn is a research project created in collaboration with two unique producers of brushes and horns. The brush manufacturer Norbert Meier and Thomas Petz, producer of horn were connected by Matylda to create a series of timeless brushes with the horn body.

Influenced by the heritage of Carl Auböck and his horn products as well, Matylda pays homage to craft and people who are still working with the tradition.













We have received nice brochure about our friend Matylda Krzykowski's project for Passionswege during Vienna Design Week.

Borste & Horn is a research project created in collaboration with two unique producers of brushes and horns. The brush manufacturer Norbert Meier and Thomas Petz, producer of horn were connected by Matylda to create a series of timeless brushes with the horn body.

Influenced by the heritage of Carl Auböck and his horn products as well, Matylda pays homage to craft and people who are still working with the tradition.














History of architecture in Finland is significant by many amazing churches and chapels. We have visited one of the latest adventures in Finnish sacral architecture.

Kamppi chapel of Silence by Finnish practice K2S architects situated in the center of Helsinki is the wooden sculptural mastepiece. Windowless facade made out of solid wood and glass and concrete entrance corridor create together spiritual space in the heart of busy Scandinavian metropolis. Inside, the round main space with the ceiling windows is warm and silent. Custom made furniture from the same wood is also included.