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From Bátonyterenye Straight to the Runway

We've all heard about fashion's transformative power— in theory. However, the aim of the "Threads of Fate" project is to prove in practice that the world of sustainable fashion can provide breakout opportunities and careers even for the youth in the smallest villages. The motto of the sustainable fashion studio
Legendary lineup and musical discovery - the 2024 edition of Budapest Ritmo

Legendary lineup and musical discovery - the 2024 edition of Budapest Ritmo

April awaits with the next dose of global beats and local talent: Budapest Ritmo lineup boasts Salif Keita, Gérald Toto, Gaye Su Akyol, resident faves Duckshell and a rare live cinema treat by Vincent Moon. Organized by Hangvető as part of Bartók Spring International Arts Week, Ritmo promises a 3-day
The 13th Budapest Central European Fashion Week Concluded With a Record Number of Visitors

The 13th Budapest Central European Fashion Week Concluded With a Record Number of Visitors

The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA) organised the Budapest Central European Fashion Week (BCEFW) for the thirteenth time, between the 22nd and the 28th of January. 29 brands, including ten regional designers, unveiled their newest collections at the region’s main fashion event. There was a greater interest in the
From Wood to Plate: The Art of Ukrainian Pasta

From Wood to Plate: The Art of Ukrainian Pasta

Trupasta is a story of passion and coincidence, of culinary creativity intertwined with a love of pasta. The journey celebrating the creativity and craftsmanship of Ukrainian woodworkers was sparked by the unexpected purchase of a simple ravioli cutter. The colorful pasta, boards, rolling pins, and ravioli molds in the Trupasta
80 years of creating joy for human beings–interview with Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager of IKEA Sweden

80 years of creating joy for human beings–interview with Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager of IKEA Sweden

This year, the world is celebrating several important anniversaries, including the 80th birthday of theinfluential Swedish furniture brand IKEA. The celebrant hosted us in the small Swedish town of Älmhult,where the company's history began 8 decades ago.Here we spoke with Johan Ejdemo, co-head of one ofthe world's most
The cohesive force of the creators - Ajándék Terminál 2023

The cohesive force of the creators - Ajándék Terminál 2023

The Ajándék Terminál (Gift Terminal) is the origin of the meeting of design, art and gastronomy, the energy, spirit and talent of the creators are the most important cohesive force. The goal of Hybridart Management, which has been creating the pop-up fair for years, is to represent Hungarian designers widely
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Canteen #8—Pickles
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Canteen #8—Pickles
From factories to the fashion world: the blankets of our childhood are back in SAPO’s collections
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From factories to the fashion world: the blankets of our childhood are back in SAPO’s collections
NiLu: A friendly companion in the night | Interview with designer Eszter Hankó
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NiLu: A friendly companion in the night | Interview with designer Eszter Hankó
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World-leading defence technology in Hungary

With our radio helmets on, we are sitting in the cockpit of one of the world’s most advanced infantry fighting vehicles. The ramp closes, and the unique atmosphere created by the red light that breaks the darkness of the interior is broken by opening a hatch. Turning is quick
One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest
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One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest

Glass is still relevant even in the age of new high-tech materials | The (Czech) glass phenomenon
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Glass is still relevant even in the age of new high-tech materials | The (Czech) glass phenomenon

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Book+covers | Antal Szerb: Journey by Moonlight
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Book+covers | Antal Szerb: Journey by Moonlight

Budapest 150 Issue
Budapest 150 Issue

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

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Worldleaders from nearly sixty countries will participate in the 32nd Economic Forum

One of the mos important conferences of the Central and Eastern European region, the Economic Forum will be held for the 32nd time in Karpacz, Poland from 5 to 7 September where about sixty country's leaders will participate. This year’s conference was given the theme „New Values for the
How has the Russian speaking minority in Estonia changed?
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How has the Russian speaking minority in Estonia changed?

Interview with Andrey Makarychev, Russian professor living in Estonia, who said that the number of applications for Estonian citizenship has risen since the start of the war among the Russian speakers. Our interview from Estonia where society changes significantly since the war started. The Russian border is only about 55
Tensions on the Polish-Belarusian border have reached a peak
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Tensions on the Polish-Belarusian border have reached a peak

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka talks about an „excursion to Poland” with the Wagner Group, Vladimir Putin accuses Poland of revisionist plans, and the Poles started massively strengthening their eastern border. The situation between the Russian-Belarusian alliance and Poland became extremely tense. But what exactly is going on in this region?
The Russian ‘culture of death’ — interview with Andrey Makarychev

The Russian ‘culture of death’ — interview with Andrey Makarychev

Russian society is fragmented and atomized, and does not believe in collective public action—said Andrey Makarychev, Professor at University of Tartu, who left Russia a decade ago. He explains how Russia lost huge parts of its population during the last century, and much more. Interview on Hype&Hyper. You
Poland’s rival parties campaign in the same way
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Poland’s rival parties campaign in the same way

Poland is in the midst of the election campaign: the main challenger to the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) will be the Civic Coalition (KO) led by Donald Tusk. The election will be held in the autumn, and the battle for votes is intense, but it is difficult to
China is not our ally–interview on Sino-Russian relations
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China is not our ally–interview on Sino-Russian relations

China is pro-Chinese and not pro-Russian–says Dr. Mikhail Karpov highlighting that BRICS is a paradoxical unity. Insight to the Sino-Russian relations by an expert coming directly from Moscow. How do you see China from the point of view of Russia? Is it an ally or maybe someone who is
The humanitarian agenda is an entry point into peace–interview with Peter Maurer

The humanitarian agenda is an entry point into peace–interview with Peter Maurer

Peace is a long road to go, often involving communication between many parties, says the former president of the Red Cross. Interview on international humanitarian law, prisoner exchanges in Yemen and diplomatic tricks to assist and protect hundreds of thousands of lives. You were the president of the International Committee

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Glass is still relevant even in the age of new high-tech materials | The (Czech) glass phenomenon
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Glass is still relevant even in the age of new high-tech materials | The (Czech) glass phenomenon

Design lightings are one of the strongest segments of the Czech glass market and one of its most important contenders is Bomma glass manufacturer. The progressive brand’s monumental, sculptural crystal light installations create a distinctive atmosphere in any space. Their minimalistic yet bold aesthetics are favoured by international architects
Ukrainian refugees boost Central Europe’s economy
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Ukrainian refugees boost Central Europe’s economy

It has been almost a year and a half since Russia attacked Ukraine, forcing millions of Ukrainians to flee their homeland to start a new life. Ukrainian refugees are integrating and boosting the CEE region’s economy with their labor. Around 14,000 Ukrainian citizens established sole proprietorship businesses in
Turning cultural signals into business models | Interview with Sem Devillart, cultural analyst and futurist
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Turning cultural signals into business models | Interview with Sem Devillart, cultural analyst and futurist

„I am not calmed down by waiting for a solution from the top” – a zero waste activist to Hype&Hyper
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„I am not calmed down by waiting for a solution from the top” – a zero waste activist to Hype&Hyper

The Hungarian startup market faces a series of challenges and misguided responses
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The Hungarian startup market faces a series of challenges and misguided responses

I am constantly trying to break out of my own bubble - interview with Eszter Gózon
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I am constantly trying to break out of my own bubble - interview with Eszter Gózon

design

From Bátonyterenye Straight to the Runway

We've all heard about fashion's transformative power— in theory. However, the aim of the "Threads of Fate" project is to prove in practice that the world of sustainable fashion can provide breakout opportunities and careers even for the youth in the smallest villages. The motto of the sustainable fashion studio
From Bátonyterenye Straight to the Runway
The 13th Budapest Central European Fashion Week Concluded With a Record Number of Visitors

The 13th Budapest Central European Fashion Week Concluded With a Record Number of Visitors

The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA) organised the Budapest Central European Fashion Week (BCEFW) for the thirteenth time, between the 22nd and the 28th of January. 29 brands, including ten regional designers, unveiled their newest collections at the region’s main fashion event. There was a greater interest in the
IKEA 80th anniversary: assembling a better future, together

IKEA 80th anniversary: assembling a better future, together

On 28 July 1943, Ingvar Kamprad, then only 17 years old, founded IKEA in the small town of Älmhult in Småland, Sweden. Now, IKEA is celebrating 80 years of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and co-creation with a curious, humble, and positive outlook for the future. In the beginning, IKEA was a
80 years of creating joy for human beings–interview with Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager of IKEA Sweden

80 years of creating joy for human beings–interview with Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager of IKEA Sweden

This year, the world is celebrating several important anniversaries, including the 80th birthday of theinfluential Swedish furniture brand IKEA. The celebrant hosted us in the small Swedish town of Älmhult,where the company's history began 8 decades ago.Here we spoke with Johan Ejdemo, co-head of one ofthe world's most
The cohesive force of the creators - Ajándék Terminál 2023

The cohesive force of the creators - Ajándék Terminál 2023

The Ajándék Terminál (Gift Terminal) is the origin of the meeting of design, art and gastronomy, the energy, spirit and talent of the creators are the most important cohesive force. The goal of Hybridart Management, which has been creating the pop-up fair for years, is to represent Hungarian designers widely
lifestyle

Legendary lineup and musical discovery - the 2024 edition of Budapest Ritmo

April awaits with the next dose of global beats and local talent: Budapest Ritmo lineup boasts Salif Keita, Gérald Toto, Gaye Su Akyol, resident faves Duckshell and a rare live cinema treat by Vincent Moon. Organized by Hangvető as part of Bartók Spring International Arts Week, Ritmo promises a 3-day
It doesn't disappear, it just transforms.

It doesn't disappear, it just transforms.

The ONYX Metamorphosis will end in a few months and, alongside the Onyx Workshop, the former restaurant, ONYX is also opening its doors. Over the past three years, the Creative Community has worked to make the return of ONYX worthy of two Michelin stars. Numerous directions have been considered and
From Wood to Plate: The Art of Ukrainian Pasta

From Wood to Plate: The Art of Ukrainian Pasta

Trupasta is a story of passion and coincidence, of culinary creativity intertwined with a love of pasta. The journey celebrating the creativity and craftsmanship of Ukrainian woodworkers was sparked by the unexpected purchase of a simple ravioli cutter. The colorful pasta, boards, rolling pins, and ravioli molds in the Trupasta
On the same latitude as Burgundy: a sparkling wine champion from Transylvania

On the same latitude as Burgundy: a sparkling wine champion from Transylvania

Carassia: a rising star of Transylvanian sparkling wine, from Szilágyság, a recently rediscovered wine region. Four devoted friends and a Hungarian investor was needed for the success. If you think about sparkling wine, the first region coming to your mind is probably not Transylvania. Nevertheless, this region – previously part of
You're also in it: the Sziget aftermovie has arrived
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You're also in it: the Sziget aftermovie has arrived

This year has been a significant milestone in the history of Sziget. Thanks to the developments in 2023, including the evolving convenience services, the unique program offerings and visuals, the Island of Freedom continues to be an unmissable experience according to the feedback received. We can relive it again with
One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest
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One day with Beton.Hofi & Miki357 in Budapest

With two mixtapes and around fifty tracks under his belt, the rap career of Beton.Hofi has really taken off in the last three years. Constantly being in the public eye requires a lot of work, but luckily enough, he shares the load with co-creator Miki357 who’s also become
VYF’s latest collection arrives: a fusion of contemporary Hungarian design and Renoir’s art
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VYF’s latest collection arrives: a fusion of contemporary Hungarian design and Renoir’s art

VYF is the first Hungarian silk scarf brand, which has been dazzling fans of the genre for almost 10 years. Their latest collection, Ordinary Paradises, was presented at an exclusive evening at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest. The signature accessories for Autumn 2023 capture the evergreen themes of Renoir’
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DIALOG | Levente Trellay

The founder of Budapest Bagel and Telep considers himself a renaissance man and if a title should be attached to his name, he feels that ”man of solutions” is the most appropriate. Even when traveling, Levente Trellay only uses his GPS device as rarely as possible, and he doesn’t
DIALOG | Levente Trellay
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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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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