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Fusion of centuries | Lea House

Nowadays, an array of experiments has provided examples of the harmony existing between different eras: whether in the industries of fashion, product design or architecture, they all signal that this harmony is more than just a decorative solution. The blend of groundbreaking styles acts as a precedent for the symbiosis
Have you seen it? Here is the Budapest anti-city guide booklet!
architecture

Have you seen it? Here is the Budapest anti-city guide booklet!

Tourist attractions featured in guidebooks are almost without exception “wonderful,” “unique,” and often come even with a “Don’t miss it for the world!” notice. But what happens when we want to be tourists on our own home streets, and to top it all, less conventionally—without bias and without
The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács
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The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács

We have talked to fashion designer Adél Kovács before, and you could meet her already in the columns of Hype&Hyper when we interviewed NUBU in our artist duo series. After 8 years of collaboration with the brand, the designer of the 2020 Olympics formalwear was looking for new challenges,
Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital
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Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital

What does an average apartment in the Czech capital look like and how do prices compare to other European cities? These are among the questions that the exhibition Prague Tomorrow? Houses and Apartments seeks to answer. Prague is experiencing a housing crisis, with far more people looking for a home
Vilnius is celebrating its 700th anniversary
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Vilnius is celebrating its 700th anniversary

The Lithuanian capital was first mentioned in a record dating back to 1323, so there will be celebrations throughout 2023 to commemorate the anniversary. Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas first mentioned Vilnius in a letter dated 25 January 1323 and encouraged the inhabitants of the surrounding countries to settle in
A Gogol-inspired artist who is not afraid to show reality | Interview with Berta Valló
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A Gogol-inspired artist who is not afraid to show reality | Interview with Berta Valló

She presents consumer society in her own grotesque, satirical world. Her talent has earned her a place in the world’s 100 best illustrators by Taschen, and she has worked with many major companies, but the greatest recognition for her is when someone can resonate with her characters. Her personality
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Cold War from the mold | Interview with János B. Szabó
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Cold War from the mold | Interview with János B. Szabó
An empire built from lamps | The Solinfo Story
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An empire built from lamps | The Solinfo Story
Fascinating Kádár cubes, or the divisive architectural legacies of socialism in Hungary
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Fascinating Kádár cubes, or the divisive architectural legacies of socialism in Hungary
Visual narratives in orange and blue—Illustrations by Enikő Katalin Eged
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Visual narratives in orange and blue—Illustrations by Enikő Katalin Eged
Novi Sad has a lot to offer | Interview with Sara Vuletić
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Novi Sad has a lot to offer | Interview with Sara Vuletić
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Like a constant performance | Introducing Shotby.us

How does applied photography become a tool for artistic expression? How does the bizarre become the new normal? The creative duo of Lenka Glisníková and Karolína Matušková sometimes work as photographers, sometimes as curators, and sometimes even as creators of different worlds. Their visual language is complex and progressive, with
Creating with bees? Why not! | Beehive
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Creating with bees? Why not! | Beehive

Canteen #1—Sandwiches
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Canteen #1—Sandwiches

New Mediations: Analogue Meets Digital
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New Mediations: Analogue Meets Digital

Hard to find national consensus about historical narratives—interview on the Post Soviet heritage
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Hard to find national consensus about historical narratives—interview on the Post Soviet heritage

Issue NO. 6
Issue NO. 6

HYPE&HYPER MAGAZINE

A unique summary of all things exciting in the Central and Eastern European region in the fields of design, business, architecture and culture.

strategy
strategy

Hard to find national consensus about historical narratives—interview on the Post Soviet heritage

Georgia is a little Christian country in the heart of the Caucasus surrounded by enemies, mostly Muslims, who does not allow us to have the independence and abundance—interview with Nino Kotolashvili, a Georgian historian. In the post-Soviet countries, it is often difficult to interpret history, to explore its narratives—
The ozone hole may disappear in a few decades
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The ozone hole may disappear in a few decades

The UN’s latest environmental report, published on 9 January, says the ozone hole over Antarctica could disappear in around four decades and is already in the healing process. The positive developments result from the international regulations introduced in the late 1980s. But what changes if the ozone layer is
As a kid, I was unaware of what was a war—memories about the Russian aggression in Georgia
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As a kid, I was unaware of what was a war—memories about the Russian aggression in Georgia

After the collapse of the USSR, Georgia was able to declare independence, but apparently was threatened by the Russian Federation to make Georgia again under its influence—Nino Kotolashvili, Georgian historian about the Russian-Georgian War, imperialistic influence and Caucasian perspectives. Interview. Georgia's historical position in the Caucasus is unique: is
The evidence needs to be collected—interview on the genocide in Ukraine
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The evidence needs to be collected—interview on the genocide in Ukraine

You have to be able to really demonstrate genocide and in the war in Ukraine there's a lot of things we don't know—says Norman Naimark, American historian from Stanford University. Interview. I'll cut straight to the chase: how do you see the war crimes committed in Ukraine? Do Bucha
The collective Putin
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The collective Putin

How do they see us from Moscow? The leaders of Russia's struggle against the “decadent” West still believe in victory, and the collective Putin that permeates all layers of Russian society is still functioning. Read our interview on nuclear weapons, the German and Russian soul, and victory with James Sherr,
Mass migration could turn everything upside down
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Mass migration could turn everything upside down

280 million people are at risk of starvation in Africa. There have been six military coups in West Africa in the last two years. Three experts discussed the international political situation. Viktor Marsai, Head of Research at the Migration Research Institute in Budapest, focused on Africa’s grain crisis as
How to keep your New Year’s resolutions
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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is as common as waiting for summer in winter or winter in summer. Although increasingly more people look at those who make resolutions with skepticism or even a bit of mockery, probably this tradition will not disappear soon. But what motivates people to attach

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The recolonization by the comfort class—interview with M. Sornarajah
business

The recolonization by the comfort class—interview with M. Sornarajah

You find this duplicated society in almost every country in the world—says professor M. Sornarajah—who was born in Sri Lanka during the British colonial times—about the comfort class that is financed by multinational companies. You were born in Ceylon during the colonial times. It is Sri Lanka
An empire built from lamps | The Solinfo Story
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An empire built from lamps | The Solinfo Story

They started with a small downtown lamp shop and today they are associated with the world’s most important design brands. Zoltán Orbán, one of the founders and owners of Solinfo, told us how they built the Solinfo Group from a two-person business into a genuine design empire. How did
Bratislava’s GBC5 office building completed
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Bratislava’s GBC5 office building completed

What is Central and Eastern Europe’s economic outlook in 2023?
business

What is Central and Eastern Europe’s economic outlook in 2023?

Art is Business in Budapest launches training on corporate collections
business

Art is Business in Budapest launches training on corporate collections

Dozens of new brands came to Czechia in 2022
business

Dozens of new brands came to Czechia in 2022

design
design

Fusion of centuries | Lea House

Nowadays, an array of experiments has provided examples of the harmony existing between different eras: whether in the industries of fashion, product design or architecture, they all signal that this harmony is more than just a decorative solution. The blend of groundbreaking styles acts as a precedent for the symbiosis
Fusion of centuries | Lea House
The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács
architecture

The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács

We have talked to fashion designer Adél Kovács before, and you could meet her already in the columns of Hype&Hyper when we interviewed NUBU in our artist duo series. After 8 years of collaboration with the brand, the designer of the 2020 Olympics formalwear was looking for new challenges,
Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital
design

Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital

What does an average apartment in the Czech capital look like and how do prices compare to other European cities? These are among the questions that the exhibition Prague Tomorrow? Houses and Apartments seeks to answer. Prague is experiencing a housing crisis, with far more people looking for a home
A Gogol-inspired artist who is not afraid to show reality | Interview with Berta Valló
design

A Gogol-inspired artist who is not afraid to show reality | Interview with Berta Valló

She presents consumer society in her own grotesque, satirical world. Her talent has earned her a place in the world’s 100 best illustrators by Taschen, and she has worked with many major companies, but the greatest recognition for her is when someone can resonate with her characters. Her personality
Handcraft is here to stay
design

Handcraft is here to stay

Do you buy your furniture at IKEA and your clothes at the nearest fast fashion store? If you’re looking for a rarity to help you rediscover your cultural heritage, or if you’re open to discovering the heritage of others, you’ve come to the right place! Let us
lifestyle
lifestyle

Vilnius is celebrating its 700th anniversary

The Lithuanian capital was first mentioned in a record dating back to 1323, so there will be celebrations throughout 2023 to commemorate the anniversary. Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas first mentioned Vilnius in a letter dated 25 January 1323 and encouraged the inhabitants of the surrounding countries to settle in
Handcraft is here to stay
design

Handcraft is here to stay

Do you buy your furniture at IKEA and your clothes at the nearest fast fashion store? If you’re looking for a rarity to help you rediscover your cultural heritage, or if you’re open to discovering the heritage of others, you’ve come to the right place! Let us
Printed Pasts | Blessed Food and Hidden Cameras | Interview with James A. Kapaló
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Printed Pasts | Blessed Food and Hidden Cameras | Interview with James A. Kapaló

James A. Kapaló’s research has primarily focused on the history and experience of religious and ethnic minorities in Central and Eastern Europe. He works ethnographically with communities, archives and museum collections to explore vernacular knowledge, religious practices and local memory. He was also one of the editors of the
The heritage of blooming magnolias in a bottle | Magnolia Heritage Gin
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The heritage of blooming magnolias in a bottle | Magnolia Heritage Gin

A Polish artisan brand with generations of family legends, hand-picked herbs, and two endlessly devoted gin enthusiasts. We asked Marcin Czajkiewicz, who created Magnolia Heritage Gin with his wife Aleksandra. Your brand’s name is ‘heritage’—what’s the story about your heritage, and why did you choose to build
A whirl of quirkiness and tradition | NÁM—Taste of Asia
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A whirl of quirkiness and tradition | NÁM—Taste of Asia

Budapest’s gastronomic scene is a constantly changing and dynamically evolving universe. If one place closes, two others are likely to replace it, but there are restaurants and cafés that somehow leave an unfillable void. Chef Dániel Varga quietly returned to the capital, but his cuisine made such an impression
Underwater bicycle parking in Amsterdam
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Underwater bicycle parking in Amsterdam

Two new bike parking facilities are opening at Amsterdam Central Station, which are unique as they are located underwater. The two sites have a combined capacity of 11,000 bicycles, making it the largest bicycle parking facility in the city. The underground parking will be connected to the metro hall
Forming by hand what life suggests—Behind the scenes: ceramicists Eszter Gyalog and András Lukács
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Forming by hand what life suggests—Behind the scenes: ceramicists Eszter Gyalog and András Lukács

Some people are ready to accept a little guidance from life, while others take a more intricate path to their destiny. But when we are in our place, everything suddenly takes shape—sometimes out of clay. Discover the story of Eszter Gyalog and András Lukács (Luki), founders of the Marēk
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From fermentation to the philosophy of making ramen soup | Piqniq pack—Part 14
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From fermentation to the philosophy of making ramen soup | Piqniq pack—Part 14

How to ferment with the help of mushrooms and bacteria found in nature? When does a gastronomy enterprise communicate properly? What are the tasks of a restaurant owner’s everyday life? What is the philosophy of making ramen soup? Here is the fresh Piqniq pack part with questions and answers!
TASTE | Tibor Rosenstein & Róbert Rosenstein
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gastronomy

TASTE | Tibor Rosenstein & Róbert Rosenstein

They have hosted guests such as Robert de Niro, Steven Spielberg and Mark Ruffalo, but that’s not the only reason Rosenstein Restaurant is legendary. It’s not just a place to eat, it’s a place to be—a genuine family-run restaurant where guests have been welcomed with a
TASTE | Katalin Lőrinc
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TASTE | Katalin Lőrinc

Over the past decades, she has worked with several European companies from Stockholm to Brussels. Katalin Lőrinc is an iconic figure in contemporary dance, and not only when it comes to choreography. In her TED talk two years ago, she opened many people’s eyes to why it’s good
TASTE | János Mizsei—MÁK bistro
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TASTE | János Mizsei—MÁK bistro

We arrive at the MÁK bistro before the evening service, where we are immediately approached by the “chamber shelf” dressed in a modern guise—we speculate for minutes which jars can hide what. Later, the chef, János Mizsei, also comes in and offers us one of the jars: it contains