Stunning view from the Ljubljana skyscraper Nebotičnik which was built by Vladimir Šubic in 1930 - 1933.
Stunning view from the Ljubljana skyscraper Nebotičnik which was built by Vladimir Šubic in 1930 - 1933.
Architectural Press on the street: Hiše advertisement
Architectural Press on the street: Hiše advertisement
Emil Medvešček and Oton Jugovec, Headquarters of the Main Cooperative Assciation, 1953 - 1955
Emil Medvešček and Oton Jugovec, Headquarters of the Main Cooperative Assciation, 1953 - 1955

Vladimir Šubic Nebotičnik skyscraper is the finest example of the American influences in the 1930s.
Vladimir Šubic Nebotičnik skyscraper is the finest example of the American influences in the 1930s.
Edvard Ravnikar, Ferant Garden residential and bussiness complex, 1964 - 1973
Edvard Ravnikar, Ferant Garden residential and bussiness complex, 1964 - 1973

Jože Plečnik, National and University library, 1931 - 1941
Jože Plečnik, National and University library, 1931 - 1941
Custom designed lamp in the library
Custom designed lamp in the library

In Ljubljana we met a lot of nice people who are interested in architecture very much, as well as many extraordinary buildings.

Ljubljana has very well preserved and rich architectural history from secession to contemporary creations. Here is only our brief view what we saw. Stay tuned! The second part arrived very soon.


When the American mountain cycling brand Rock Shox arrived with its Paris Roubaix Road SL fork into this classic European road competition, it was sensation.

In 1993 and 1994 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and Andrei Tchmil won this extremely hard road contest famous for rough terrain and cobblestones with Rock Shox forks and American mountain cycling brand symbolically defeated the traditional European bike hardware.

Picture here shows period advertisement of this fork which was later named as Ruby and was in serial production. But forks struggled to find a niche in the market and the idea of suspension forks for road bikes has been abandoned.

At least, this original advertisement is the nice period comment of the design and meeting of the classic European road cycling with hi-tech American technology developed primarily for mountain cycling. Old masters meet new era.


When the American mountain cycling brand Rock Shox arrived with its Paris Roubaix Road SL fork into this classic European road competition, it was sensation.

In 1993 and 1994 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and Andrei Tchmil won this extremely hard road contest famous for rough terrain and cobblestones with Rock Shox forks and American mountain cycling brand symbolically defeated the traditional European bike hardware.

Picture here shows period advertisement of this fork which was later named as Ruby and was in serial production. But forks struggled to find a niche in the market and the idea of suspension forks for road bikes has been abandoned.

At least, this original advertisement is the nice period comment of the design and meeting of the classic European road cycling with hi-tech American technology developed primarily for mountain cycling. Old masters meet new era.




In October we will present curated exhibition called Light Sculptures, Czech Table Lamps 1950 - 1990 at Lodz Design Festival in Poland.

As an international context we present here some original lightning designs from this period. This time we have here very elegant floor lamp by Italian designer, Oscar Torlasco.

Torlasco designed it around 1955 for Milan-based company Lumi. He used very nice decorative style with the beautiful details and use of materials such as brass and steel.







Some time ago we have discovered two issues of Czech airplane magazine called Civilní Letectví (Civilian Flying).

Both issues are from 1947 and both they have the same cover designed in very nice pure and light modernist style. The magazine was official monthly publication of the Flying department of the Ministry of Traffic.







Some time ago we have discovered two issues of Czech airplane magazine called Civilní Letectví (Civilian Flying).

Both issues are from 1947 and both they have the same cover designed in very nice pure and light modernist style. The magazine was official monthly publication of the Flying department of the Ministry of Traffic.


London-based design company Minimalux, which was founded two years ago by designer, Mark Holmes, launches its first light.

Called Bulb, the light comes in the brand typical minimalist style combining precise craftsmanship, archetype shapes, as well as quality materials, such as silver, copper and brass. The Bulb is made out of brass and hand-blown opal glass to create the new generation of light. "The lamp is fully compliant with a varied and fast changing array of energy saving light bulbs, whilst housing them in a form that subtly reminds us of their heritage and evolution."

The lamp, as well as another products by Minimalux show very successful symbiosis of the ordinary and luxury, the simple and precise and heritage and ultramodern. Nice work at Minimalux!


















We were going to Venice, because we wanted to visit Venice Biennale exhibition. At the end, the best experience from the trip was a visit of the restored and newly opened Olivetti showroom, which was designed in 1957 - 1958 by amazing Carlo Scarpa (1906 - 1978).

Showroom is now the museum and all original fixtures as well as legendary products by Olivetti you find on their places. The interior is wonderful exercise in Scarpa`s typical detailed modernism, which is, in the shop, completed to its perfection. Work with wood, marble, Murano glass and steel create together one big interior sculpture. More in our photo essay.

Next stories, as well as video about Scarpa soon.

Photos by OKOLO















We were going to Venice, because we wanted to visit Venice Biennale exhibition. At the end, the best experience from the trip was a visit of the restored and newly opened Olivetti showroom, which was designed in 1957 - 1958 by amazing Carlo Scarpa (1906 - 1978).

Showroom is now the museum and all original fixtures as well as legendary products by Olivetti you find on their places. The interior is wonderful exercise in Scarpa`s typical detailed modernism, which is, in the shop, completed to its perfection. Work with wood, marble, Murano glass and steel create together one big interior sculpture. More in our photo essay.

Next stories, as well as video about Scarpa soon.

Photos by OKOLO


Come and see exhibition of the photos by Jan Kloss and newly released magazine about cycling and much more!