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Ephemerality cast in porcelain—Štefan Sekáč’s art
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Ephemerality cast in porcelain—Štefan Sekáč’s art

They are at once delightful and thought-provoking, while also remaining functional: Štefan Sekáč’s objects are shaped by aesthetics, experimentation, and, not least, criticism. The Slovak designer says that his love of ceramics and porcelain began to develop after he was accepted at the secondary school of arts in Košice.
Faces of cities | 32nd Bratislava Month of Photography
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Faces of cities | 32nd Bratislava Month of Photography

Every November, the Bratislava Month of Photography presents exhibitions that reflect current events in the world and showcase the values of photography. This year, the Slovak capital will once again host a number of exhibitions, mainly by Slovak and Central European artists. Let’s take a look at three of
Like a local Bratislava 2 | FACH, SUVENIR, Chez Balzac
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Like a local Bratislava 2 | FACH, SUVENIR, Chez Balzac

Ahoj! In this gourmet edition of “Like a Local” in Bratislava, we’ll guide you through places that are more than meets the eye, that have hidden value, and where you can, as we say in Slovak, “kill two flies with one blow.” Anyway, let’s start in the heart
Brutalism and personal stories in the spotlight | Film and Architecture Festival 2022
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Brutalism and personal stories in the spotlight | Film and Architecture Festival 2022

During the event, 34 short and feature films will be screened in 24 cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and participants are invited to discussions with filmmakers and experts. The festival aims to draw attention not only to renowned figures in the profession, but also to the lesser-known creators
Five must-read contemporary Slovak books
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Five must-read contemporary Slovak books

The International Book Festival Budapest, which takes place between 29 September and 2 October, focuses on the literature of a selected country each year, alongside the latest Hungarian releases. This time the guest is Slovakia, so here are five books to look out for! Pavel Vilikovský: The Story of a
Scenic lakes in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Scenic lakes in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

In the first suffocating heatwave of the summer, all we can think of is a refreshing dip in the water surrounded by nature. Luckily for us, our country and our neighbors are also rich in beautiful lakes, perfect for a carefree swim. And if you’re looking for an active
The wonderful linen | TOP 5
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The wonderful linen | TOP 5

In the heatwave that lasts for weeks, one of the hardest tasks is figuring out what to wear that is at once breezy yet comfortable to wear. The dress made of natural linen is not only comfortable, but also really pleasant and always fashionable for summer wear. In our selection
Locked in panel blocks | Michal Zahornacky
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Locked in panel blocks | Michal Zahornacky

Regular blocks in pastel tones and strange, dense compositions: Slovakian photo artist Michal Zahornacky have placed the feeling of isolation into a new dimension. Michal Zahornacky started to form an interest towards photography ten years ago, as a means of artistic self-expression: he sees it as a medium allowing him
The transition of two countries in one: Czechoslovakia | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VII.
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The transition of two countries in one: Czechoslovakia | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VII.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
A meditative hiding place: Elysium Spa, Bratislava
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A meditative hiding place: Elysium Spa, Bratislava

Elysium Spa in Bratislava provides relaxation and tranquility: the wooden furniture, the tiles and the relaxation rooms offer different space experience and impulses. The urban bath was designed by the team of Slovak Grau Architects. Let’s see! In Greek mythology, Elysium is a conception of the afterlife, where those
An extraordinary bookshop, the Slovak way
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An extraordinary bookshop, the Slovak way

It is not only the range of books on offer but also the business model that is quite unusual for Brot Books Deli in Bratislava. There is no girls’ fiction or Scandinavian crime fiction, but plenty of exciting books and magazines that would make a creative lick all ten fingers.
Rare bird species can also be watched from this rest stop along the Danube in Slovakia
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Rare bird species can also be watched from this rest stop along the Danube in Slovakia

Not far from the Slovak capital, alongside the Danube, among the reeds and bushy trees, a wooden shelter overlooking the horizon welcomes bikers and hikers, but it’s a great spot for observing birds nesting on the river, as well. The project is the result of a workshop in cooperation
How Lithuanian elves fight Russian disinformation trolls
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How Lithuanian elves fight Russian disinformation trolls

Fake news, fake demonstrations, and incitement against NATO. The war is also being waged online. Russian, often paid, internet trolls are being countered by a secretive Lithuanian volunteer group: the Elves. From less than 50 Lithuanians at the beginning, there are now thousands of active elves in Lithuania and abroad.
Scenic lakes in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Scenic lakes in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

In the first suffocating heatwave of the summer, all we can think of is a refreshing dip in the water surrounded by nature. Luckily for us, our country and our neighbors are also rich in beautiful lakes, perfect for a carefree swim. And if you’re looking for an active
Education for Ukrainian refugee children – how European countries help
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Education for Ukrainian refugee children – how European countries help

Children must receive education, including those fleeing the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. Many of them are still not back in the school system, but some attend online classes, and throughout Europe, several Ukrainian schools were established to provide education and community for refugee children. Report from Hype&Hyper on how different
“How happy the people living here must be!” | Leaving the city part 2—Vaskapu Kastély Pince, Mohács
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“How happy the people living here must be!” | Leaving the city part 2—Vaskapu Kastély Pince, Mohács

Someone can have several homes in life: Géza Galán’s story began in Bratislava and continued in Budapest before a fateful Búsójárás (meaning “Busó-walking”, a tradition which includes the Busós of Mohács wearing masks, listening to folk music, parading and dancing—the Transl.) in Mohács made him fall in love
Exceptional tastes with fabulous surroundings—the best street food places in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Exceptional tastes with fabulous surroundings—the best street food places in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

The dilemma is familiar to everyone when we want to have a delicious lunch or dinner with our family, friends, or perhaps a larger company, but we can’t find a solution when choosing the right restaurant, because everyone wants different kinds of food. However, it is not worth getting
The Visegrád Group is neither a geopolitical nor a military entity | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4
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The Visegrád Group is neither a geopolitical nor a military entity | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4

Hungarian experts discussed the war’s impact on the Visegrád Group, the refugee crisis, the oil and gas embargo, and Ukraine’s road to EU membership. Hype&Hyper’s conference coverage from Budapest. It seems the Russo-Ukrainian war has undermined the unity of the Visegrád Group, and the alliance lost
Rebuilding Ukraine is an enormous opportunity | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4
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Rebuilding Ukraine is an enormous opportunity | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4

Central Europe is an ambiguous concept, and future challenges might further strengthen the cooperation of the Visegrád Group members, despite the current conflicts. Czech, Slovak, and American experts debated on the Visegrád Group and Central and Eastern Europe. Conference coverage from Hype & Hyper. The first question is if Central Europe
Ten thousand IT experts are missing from Slovakia | Innovation and startups in the CEE region - Part III.
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Ten thousand IT experts are missing from Slovakia | Innovation and startups in the CEE region - Part III.

The Russo-Ukrainian war has put Central and Eastern Europe in the international spotlight; our region has great potential, but many problems hold back innovation. Unfortunately, Slovak education’s quality is below par, and 10.000 IT experts are missing from the job market. But, regarding environmental protection, Slovakia might be
The most stylish cosmetics of the region | TOP 5
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The most stylish cosmetics of the region | TOP 5

Conscious skincare starts with choosing the best lotions for you. But it’s easy to get lost in the sea of cosmetics, so it pays off to look for the most effective ingredients on the boxes of different serums and facials. Fortunately, more and more brands are finding that minimalist
A régió legstílusosabb kozmetikumai | TOP 5
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A régió legstílusosabb kozmetikumai | TOP 5

A tudatos bőrápolás a számunkra legmegfelelőbb krémek kiválasztásánál kezdődik. A kozmetikumok tengerében azonban könnyű elveszni, ezért érdemes minél hatékonyabb összetevők után kutatni a különböző szérumok és arcpakolások dobozain. Szerencsére egyre több márka gondolja úgy, hogy egy minimalista csomagolás sokkal jobban mutat a fürdőszobánk polcán, a letisztult arculattal rendelkező tégelyek jól
Like a local Bratislava—Pán Králiček Priestor, WERK, After
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Like a local Bratislava—Pán Králiček Priestor, WERK, After

Our Like a local series conquers Eastern Europe! In our latest special episode, our resident Marika Majorova takes us on a tour of Bratislava’s city center to show us the most exciting little spots. Welcome to Bratislava. Ahoj! If you’ve just arrived to Bratislava via the recently opened
Stylish showrooms in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Stylish showrooms in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

It is important for all brands to address potential customers not only with their high-quality products and ingenious online campaigns, but also to make the purchasing process an experience in some way. One of the best ways to do this today is to design a stylish showroom, where visitors can
Stílusos showroomok Kelet-Európából | TOP 5
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Stílusos showroomok Kelet-Európából | TOP 5

Minden márka számára fontos, hogy a potenciális vevőket ne csak a kiemelkedő minőségű árucikkeivel és az ötletes online kampányaival szólítsa meg, hanem, hogy a vásárlás folyamatát élménnyé tegye valamilyen módon. Napjainkban erre az egyik legjobb módszer egy stílusos showroom kialakítása, ahol az érdeklődők egy – a szokványos, egyhangú bolti környezettől merőben
3 interior designers from the region who are worth keeping on your radar—V.
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3 interior designers from the region who are worth keeping on your radar—V.

It’s no secret that we’re fans of interiors with esthetic and pleasant atmospheres; where the colors, textures, furniture and objects create something that’s hard to replicate and can instantly influence the mood of the moment. However, when it comes to interiors, the focus is often on the
Practical and stylish backpacks from Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Practical and stylish backpacks from Eastern Europe | TOP 5

Backpacks are undoubtedly one of the most practical accessories, because wherever you go, you can find the right piece for every occasion, be it theatre, work or shopping. In addition to the sporty, casual and elegant styles, you can choose the most ideal size for you, from very small city
Praktikus és stílusos hátizsákok Kelet-Európából | TOP 5
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Praktikus és stílusos hátizsákok Kelet-Európából | TOP 5

A hátizsákok kétségkívül a legpraktikusabb kiegészítők közé tartoznak, mert bárhová is igyekszünk, minden alkalomhoz megtalálhatjuk a megfelelő darabot, legyen az színház, munka vagy egy bevásárló körút. A sportos, laza és elegáns fazonok mellett az egészen kicsi városi hátizsákoktól a nagy túratáskákig megannyi méret közül választhatjuk ki a számunkra legideálisabbat. Mai
Will Slovakia be a frontline country? | Czech and Slovak security policy experts to Hype&Hyper
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Will Slovakia be a frontline country? | Czech and Slovak security policy experts to Hype&Hyper

The war in Ukraine makes the consolidation of NATO’s eastern flank particularly important, as the future of the region is unpredictable. Accordingly, the development of military forces in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has also became a priority. Our interview with Jakub Wiśniewski, Secretary of the GLOBSEC Board of
Our answer: EAST UNITE
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Our answer: EAST UNITE

We are Easterners, we live in a shared destiny, we move forward together and we create. The towers of Kyiv were hit by missiles, to which there is only one answer: EAST UNITE. This is the vocation of the Hype&Hyper editorial team and we believe it is our shared
Blending 20th-century and contemporary needs during the reconstruction of a church in Bratislava
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Blending 20th-century and contemporary needs during the reconstruction of a church in Bratislava

After more than seventy years, in 2020, the interior of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Snows was renovated in Bratislava. The conversion was carried out according to the plans of architects Tomáš Bujna and Matúš Gibala. Beyond the modern and bright look, the main intent was to
Remarkable public installations in the region | TOP 5
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Remarkable public installations in the region | TOP 5

Public installations often appear unexpectedly, and because of their peculiar nature, they are able to fascinate us completely. At the same time, they can be a part of a larger concept or a reminder of history. Kulturlandschaft Paasdorf | Mistelbach, Austria The main square of the small “street village” called Paasdorf
City within a city—exceptional housing estates in the region | TOP 5
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City within a city—exceptional housing estates in the region | TOP 5

Perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that there are two kinds of people in the city: who are truly enchanted by the atmosphere of the hundred-year-old condominiums, and who are more than impressed by the milieu of the residential parks. In our selection, we now present modern, characteristic building
Slovak flying car has been granted an airworthiness certificate
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Slovak flying car has been granted an airworthiness certificate

It looks like we will soon see flying cars in real life, not just in the movies. The AirCar, a convertible car-to-aircraft vehicle, has been granted an airworthiness certificate in Slovakia. The Slovak Transport Authority granted Klein Vision’s flying car an Airworthiness Certificate after the vehicle completed more than
A breathtaking book about the unexplored treasures of Slovakia
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A breathtaking book about the unexplored treasures of Slovakia

Čierne diery—our favorite community repping Slovak industrial architecture and design—has come out with a gigantic, 400-page publication. The book, featuring abandoned mining towns, reservoirs, and crumbling country mansions (as well as their wider surroundings), is also worth taking a look at for those who don’t speak the
Modern yurt house as a creative studio | JRKVC
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Modern yurt house as a creative studio | JRKVC

Taking the world of traditional yurts as a starting point, the aim was to create a modern studio—the dream of a creative couple came true with the help of the JRKVC architectural firm in Slovakia. The unusual building is located in a fabulous environment in Vojka nad Dunajom, only
Slovakia—the possible innovation capital in CEE
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Slovakia—the possible innovation capital in CEE

After reading about the flourishing startup ecosystem of Hungary and Poland, you now have the chance to dig deep into another fascinating scene since we continue our series of articles about the Visegrad region. It’s your turn Slovakia! Amaze us. This should not come as a surprise since Slovaks
Radio tower in the spirit of brutalism—through the lens of Alexandra Timpau
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Radio tower in the spirit of brutalism—through the lens of Alexandra Timpau

Alexandra Timpau has been interested in photography and architecture since she was a child. She graduated from the latter in Romania and then decided to combine her two passions. The architectural photographer has been living in the Czech Republic ever since, but she captures known or forgotten buildings in many
The colors of health—regional restaurants and cafés with superfood on the menu | TOP 5
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The colors of health—regional restaurants and cafés with superfood on the menu | TOP 5

The name superfood includes nutrient-rich plant-based foods—and certain fish and dairy products. However, there is no precise definition of what falls into this category, in fact, many say it is just a marketing ploy. But one thing is for sure: superfoods are healthy, so we need them. Exotic-sounding quinoa,
City in the city: BIG unveils plans for ESET Innovation Centre in Bratislava
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City in the city: BIG unveils plans for ESET Innovation Centre in Bratislava

BIG unveiled plans for ESET’s new headquarters in Slovakia. Construction of the electricity-based, artificial intelligence and innovation campus is expected to start in 2024, with a planned opening in 2027. ESET’s new headquarters will be located on the site of the former military hospital in Patrónka, in the
Shopping for the future—packaging-free stores in the region | TOP 5
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Shopping for the future—packaging-free stores in the region | TOP 5

As we increasingly address the issue of sustainability in our day-to-day lives, various packaging-free stores are emerging in response. By choosing zero waste stores, we are opting for a more sustainable future, while also supporting local businesses and, in many cases, getting better and healthier ingredients. Transparent offer, peaceful atmosphere,
“Positive news isn’t actually that rare”
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“Positive news isn’t actually that rare”

Have you heard of the concert that was played in an auditorium full of houseplants, or when the school classes were moved to the Spanish coast during the quarantine? How about the oldest man in Australia who knitted sweaters to protect penguins? If this news has escaped your attention so
A guy from MOME who brings us the monumental ceramics of Slovakia
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A guy from MOME who brings us the monumental ceramics of Slovakia

Mátyás Zagiba launched an Instagram account with the name LEN HLINA, or “Clay Only” to promote the unfairly forgotten building-decorating ceramics. Mátyás Zagiba, a second-year ceramics student at MOME, came to Budapest from Jovice, a Slovakian village with barely eight hundred inhabitants. In March of this year, during the pandemic,
Award-winning confectionary brands in the region | TOP 5
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Award-winning confectionary brands in the region | TOP 5

As the largest and most reliable food and drink accreditation system, Great Taste awarded the best applicants again this year. A panel of more than 500 experts evaluated 14,113 products from 108 countries—across various categories and awards. In this selection, we present regional confectionery brands whose certain products
Traces of memories compressed into collages— book by Rita Koszorús released
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Traces of memories compressed into collages— book by Rita Koszorús released

Artist Rita Koszorús created collages during her travels and residency programs, which were published in a book in August this year. The atmosphere, views, and memory traces of Paris, Berlin, Békéscsaba, or even Selmecbánya are compressed in abstract compositions. In her art practice, Rita Koszorús, a Hungarian artist from Slovakia,
A mixed bag of towers in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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A mixed bag of towers in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

The cultural and architectural diversity of Eastern Europe is tangible: buildings of many styles and ages alternate and complement each other on this field. Perfect examples of this are the towers of the region, which not only differ in terms of their function, but also show great variety in appearance.
The home of the future comes to Hungary—interview with the inventor of the Ecocapsule
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The home of the future comes to Hungary—interview with the inventor of the Ecocapsule

Between 9-10 September, at Brain Bar, the Hungarian public can finally try out the invention of the Slovakian architectural startup, the self-sustaining, intelligent Ecocapsule, which is being referred to as the living unit of the future. The capsule has its own energy generator system and can be used practically anywhere
An extraordinary bookshop, the Slovak way
design

An extraordinary bookshop, the Slovak way

It is not only the range of books on offer but also the business model that is quite unusual for Brot Books Deli in Bratislava. There is no girls’ fiction or Scandinavian crime fiction, but plenty of exciting books and magazines that would make a creative lick all ten fingers.
Interested in the region’s modern and contemporary architecture? Look for these databases
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Interested in the region’s modern and contemporary architecture? Look for these databases

Assorted architectural collections not only offer the professionals resources for research and references for buildings of the future, but they also give the general public great opportunities to explore cities and go on long walks and present the tourists exciting places that are not mainstream in the slightest. We have
Sleeping Beauty’s dream in Ipolytarnóc | Hype X Field of Sparks
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Sleeping Beauty’s dream in Ipolytarnóc | Hype X Field of Sparks

An installation that evolves into a stage through interdisciplinary collaboration to further enrich the Field of Sparks site in the countryside of Ipolytarnóc. The initiative provides space for creation not only for architect studios but also for university projects and students. In the latest part of our mini-series, we focus
Stylish meeting of past and present | Apartment 1903
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Stylish meeting of past and present | Apartment 1903

Located in the southwestern corner of Slovakia is the small town of Trnava with fabulous architectural monuments and an excellent wine region. This is where the new project of the Kilo / Honč architectural studio took place: a more than a hundred-year-old upper-middle-class apartment was converted for a young family. Here
Monochrome harmony | SOHO BB
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Monochrome harmony | SOHO BB

Known for its sophisticated projects, the Slovak studio Grau Architects is also at home in the world of interior design: one of the latest proofs of this is the refined, yet characterful design of the bistro in the small town of Banská Bystrica. The SOHO restaurant and bistro is located
Pet-friendly luxury apartment by Sadovsky & Architects
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Pet-friendly luxury apartment by Sadovsky & Architects

How can the spaces of a modern house be aesthetically designed so that they are cozy to the people and pets living there as well? In the new project from Sadovsky & Architects, this challenge could be solved. Slovak-based Sadovsky & Architects was commissioned by a private individual to design the apartment
The wonderful linen | TOP 5
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The wonderful linen | TOP 5

In the heatwave that lasts for weeks, one of the hardest tasks is figuring out what to wear that is at once breezy yet comfortable to wear. The dress made of natural linen is not only comfortable, but also really pleasant and always fashionable for summer wear. In our selection
Handmade chocolates | TOP 5
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Handmade chocolates | TOP 5

In our selection today, we will guide you into the exciting world of chocolates. All five brands are characterized by a craftsmanship process and an eternal spirit of experimentation to create the most perfect sweets possible. Lyra Chocolate | Slovakia For starters, we recommend the Lyra Chocolate manufactory in Slovakia. In
The eden on earth | Slovak Paradise National Park
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The eden on earth | Slovak Paradise National Park

Nothing proves Slovakia’s fantastic natural endowments better than the fact that dazzling national parks are hidden in many corners of the country. The youngest of the many treasures is the Slovak Paradise National Park, which hides many specialties. The biblical reference is not accidental, as walking here makes one
Fairytale castles | TOP 5
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Fairytale castles | TOP 5

The most spectacular monuments of Central Europe’s extremely rich historical heritage are the towers and castles that proclaim the creative power of their predecessors in film-like locations. In our selection today, we have brought you five of our favorites. Castle of Visegrád | Hungary Our list starts with the Visegrád
Summer house | totalstudio
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Summer house | totalstudio

Simplicity, airiness and closeness to nature: these are the main features of a summer house, which makes it possible to create a symbiosis with nature in such a way that it provides the greatest comfort. This is no different in last year’s totalstudio project: the Summer House next to
Craftmanship, art and technology | Wnoozow
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Craftmanship, art and technology | Wnoozow

Meeting the past and the future in the present: the Wnoozow studio is a really exciting example of how the technologies of the last century can be brought closer to today’s trends. Daniela Danielis and her colleagues create a world that allows for the collaboration of design, tradition and
Finding the balance between client and author works | interview with illustrator Simona Čechová
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Finding the balance between client and author works | interview with illustrator Simona Čechová

She studied advertising design at university, but soon regained her childhood passion for drawing: Slovak illustrator Simona Čechová has been living on visualizing special characters and fantasy worlds ever since. Among other things, she has already illustrated for Forbes and is currently working on her third storybook. We talked about
Natural minimalism | Mach & Krovina
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Natural minimalism | Mach & Krovina

In the Slovak design studio Mach & Krovina, simple sophistication plays a major role. The work of the two creators, Barbora Machovičová and Adam Krovina, combines traditional solutions with groundbreaking ideas. The Mach & Krovina seeks perfection in simplicity, both in terms of objects and raw materials. The main profile of the
A century of theater | Zelená Lúka
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A century of theater | Zelená Lúka

The Zelená Lúka design studio has created a jubilee publication in honor of the centenary of Slovak acting. The studio, run by Martin Mistrik, builds on customized visual solutions, primarily to create brand identities and cultural publications. Once again, the studio worked on a complex cultural project: they created a
The best paper brands | TOP 5
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The best paper brands | TOP 5

Despite the fact that digitization is dominant in almost every field today, in some things the analog solution is still the winner. Quality paper products are experiencing an increasing renaissance: in our selection today, we highlight five manufactories that combine practicality and durability with cool aesthetics. Lebo Mädved‘ | Slovakia The
Slovak furniture made by you | Variedo
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Slovak furniture made by you | Variedo

Although the furniture brand Variedo is cheekily youthful, it turns to decade-old family carpentry traditions with the utmost respect. They would like to end stereotypes about Slovak furniture armed with an excellent taste and personalized solutions. On their website, we can design our dream cabinets ourselves: with the help of
In style for a prettier smile | Curaprox Pop-Art edition
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In style for a prettier smile | Curaprox Pop-Art edition

Brushing your teeth is usually no more than a monotonous daily routine that blends into the gray of everyday life. This everyday activity is made special by the collaboration of Curaprox Slovensko and Michaela Chmelíčková or Mikaela Lilhops as per her artist alias. The Curaprox toothbrush brand launched its most
Diverse nature trails | TOP 5
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Diverse nature trails | TOP 5

Hiking in all seasons is good, but in spring the nature is especially inviting. For those who not only want a simple excursion, but would like to learn about the natural and cultural values of a landscape, an exciting nature trail may be the best choice. Let’s show you
All the world's a stage | IKS board game
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All the world's a stage | IKS board game

Last year, the Slovak IKS Theater celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding, in celebration of which theater fans were surprised by a special board game. The timing could not have been better than this, as the pandemic means the lack of performances, but the board game was the perfect
Lángos reinvented
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Lángos reinvented

A new restaurant opened in Bratislava with a characteristic repertoire and a unique interior. Langoš Bar’s assortment features both classic, traditional treats and reinvented flavors. Langoš Bar is a tiny street food bar in Bratislava, located in an old market hall in the historical part of the city center.
SOC/MOD Part 4 | University of Agriculture, Nitra
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SOC/MOD Part 4 | University of Agriculture, Nitra

In the fourth episode of our SOC/MOD series, we invite you to explore this emblematic building of the city of Nitra, Slovakia. The architect duo in charge of the University of Agriculture was inspired by the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and the so-called “Brazilian style”, which spread
The city as a gallery | Čierne diery
architecture

The city as a gallery | Čierne diery

If you thought Piešťany primarily known for its thermal spas could only give remedy to those suffering from rheumatic symptoms, you couldn’t be more wrong. Here’s a book that will prove that unjustly abandoned public statues also deserve the spotlight! We have been keeping an eye on Čierne
Tubusba zárt desszert | Kolatch
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Tubusba zárt desszert | Kolatch

Michal Slovák grafikus a mértéktartó tudatosságot és a prémium érzést ötvözi az új Kolatch tubus kivitelezésében. A Kolatch egy olyan, minőségi alapanyagokból készülő krémdesszert, amelyet mesterséges aromák használata nélkül gyártanak Szlovákiában: egyszerű, akárcsak a csomagolása. A márka fő megkülönböztető jegyei közé tartozik a pasztell színek használata, ami az ízeket és
Dessert in a tube | Kolatch
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Dessert in a tube | Kolatch

Graphic designer Michal Slovák combines moderate awareness and a premium feeling in the design of the new Kolatch tube. Kolatch is a cream dessert made from quality ingredients and produced in Slovakia without the use of artificial flavors: as simple as its packaging. One of the main distinguishing features of
Visual storytelling through the eyes of Daniela Olejniková
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Visual storytelling through the eyes of Daniela Olejniková

Text and image, book and illustration are closely intertwined: neither is subordinate to the other, they acquire their full meaning together, in their relationship with one another. We asked Slovak illustrator Daniela Olejniková about children’s books, creation and visual storytelling. Interview! You are an illustrator who works in several
Monument in a First World War cemetery | Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
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Monument in a First World War cemetery | Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Lookout, chapel, wall, tombstone and reverent place—Monument Majer erected in the old, First World War cemetery of Banská Bystrica fulfils all these functions all at once. In the latest episode of our PACE X HYPEANDHPYER series, we explore this contemporary building from the category of recollective architecture. In 1915,
Conscious planning, on paper | madebythe:
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Conscious planning, on paper | madebythe:

The Slovak madebythe: may seem like a minimalist stationary brand, but it is far from (being just) that. The purpose of the company is to supply users with products allowing them to plan their day-to-day life consciously and in a focused manner. After four years and ten thousand sold products,
Košice buildings inspired the new souvenirs of the city | Pattern designs by Tamás Grešo
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Košice buildings inspired the new souvenirs of the city | Pattern designs by Tamás Grešo

Famous sights of the Slovak city inspired Tamás Grešo’s pattern designs, which he created for the contest called by the tourism organization Visit Košice, and which we can soon spot on various souvenirs in Košice. When thinking of souvenirs, usually mass-produced postcards and fridge magnets come to mind, bordering
House with a terrace | beef architekti
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House with a terrace | beef architekti

The harmony of concrete, brick and timber combined with simple and airy geometric shapes: the clean and elegant solutions of the house designed by architecture studio beef architekti are prominent examples of Slovakian architecture. The weekend house was built for an elderly couple in the outskirts of Bratislava, in the
IPA or NEIPA? | Veronika Pažická
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IPA or NEIPA? | Veronika Pažická

Vivid, refreshing colors combined with joyful and figurative elements and unique shapes: a little summer feeling in wintertime. This is what it’s like when two Slovak breweries and a Slovak illustrator join their forces! Veronika Pažická studied illustration in England; her visual world and language are characterized by the
Here are the shortlisted projects of the Slovak Design Award
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Here are the shortlisted projects of the Slovak Design Award

Our northern neighbors have announced Národná cena za dizajn, that is the Slovak Design Award competition for the 17th time this year. The members of the international jury had to select the best projects out of almost 500 applications this year. Here are the ones that made it to the
Locked in panel blocks | Michal Zahornacky
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Locked in panel blocks | Michal Zahornacky

Regular blocks in pastel tones and strange, dense compositions: Slovakian photo artist Michal Zahornacky have placed the feeling of isolation into a new dimension. Michal Zahornacky started to form an interest towards photography ten years ago, as a means of artistic self-expression: he sees it as a medium allowing him
Snowy terraces and unmatched views | Ski center in Bachledova Valley, Slovakia
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Snowy terraces and unmatched views | Ski center in Bachledova Valley, Slovakia

The recreation center designed by Compass Architecti hardly stands out from its environment, yet still looks spectacular with its glass walls emerging from the snowy landscape. Situated on the Spiš Magura, Bachledka Ski & Sun ski center and its area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
Nádvorie, the courtyard | Trnava, Slovakia
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Nádvorie, the courtyard | Trnava, Slovakia

A massive change is taking place in Trnava old town in recent years: a community and cultural center is being built amidst the historical buildings. In the latest episode of our PACE X HYPEANDHYPER series, we brought you another sustainable community project: a special public space renovation. Nádvorie (literally meaning
Harmony of concrete and wood | Archholiks
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Harmony of concrete and wood | Archholiks

Architecture studio Archholiks designed a special family home in the village of Mošovce, at the foot of the Veľká Fatra mountains. The layout, roof structure and use of materials of the building all draw on the particularities of the local vernacular architecture. One can find many barns and sheds in
Unusual conceptuality | Andrej & Andrej
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Unusual conceptuality | Andrej & Andrej

Experimental visual language without unnecessary elements: the projects of Slovakian design studio Andrej & Andrej are made appealing and unique by raw and bold solutions, odd and unusual ideas and their progressive visual world. We interviewed founders Andrej Barčák and Andrej Čanecký. The story of the artist duo with the same
Architecture of Care | The forgotten baths of Slovakia
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Architecture of Care | The forgotten baths of Slovakia

The thermal baths extremely popular in the Socialist era have been transformed or disappeared completely by today. A photographer and an architect set out to explore the forgotten baths of Slovakia to show us that our built heritage deserves some care, too. Photographer Andrea Kalinová and architect Martin Zaiček have
Eco micro-house | Ecocapsule
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Eco micro-house | Ecocapsule

Oval-shaped, retro-futuristic looking, self-sustainable housing unit on only 6.3 square meters. Meet SPACE, the latest eco-house of Slovakian globally renowned startup Ecocapsule! The micro-house called SPACE is an intelligent, self-sustainable living unit, utilizing solar and wind power. This allows it to be installed at remote places far from infrastructure,
Venerable threads
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Venerable threads

Slovakian craft maker Kristína Šipulová takes weaving traditions on a whole new perspective.Conserving, sharing, transmitting. Three focal points of a promising œuvre of delicately crafted natural materials and clean lines. We met Kristína Šipulová during the Bratislava Design Week in 2018 and have been following her journey in the
EAST COMPASS | Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
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EAST COMPASS | Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

It’s wondrous, exciting, and right in our neighborhood. Here come all the hidden marvels of Banská Štiavnica. Banská Štiavnica situated on the territory of today’s Slovakia preserves the important events of long centuries: this is where gunpowder was first used in mining, and this where the world’s
Saving the past with a twist | Martin Skoček
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Saving the past with a twist | Martin Skoček

House V designed by Martin Skoček is perhaps the most spectacular project in Bratislava aimed at saving the past, and a vivid example of a radically new approach. Traditionally, the outside of a house is covered in brick and mortar, while the walls inside are generally painted – in this case,
Sustainable fashion from Slovakia | BAGBET
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Sustainable fashion from Slovakia | BAGBET

Alžbeta Irhová has never studied fashion design, and yet she owns one of the most well-known eco-conscious clothing brands in Slovakia. BAGBET launched in 2017 gives new life to neglected clothes intended to be thrown away, without overthinking it. Men’s shirts altered into crop tops, comfortable dresses and a
Artists sitting at home | Domased
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Artists sitting at home | Domased

In April, a group of Czech and Slovak visual storytellers and producers had a simple but spectacular idea: they created a unique online gallery on Facebook called „Domased,” meaning „stay-at-home” or „homebody” in Slovak language. You have already seen some artworks from the Domased-artists in a special edition of our
Slovakia’s built heritage | Čierne diery
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Slovakia’s built heritage | Čierne diery

Čierne diery promoting the built heritage of Slovakia grew out to be one of the most popular initiatives of the country in only a few years. Old industrial buildings, factories, rural mansions and tunnels that we wouldn’t find on any maps even if we tried – they explore them and
V4PLUS | Our favorite Slovakian brands_05
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V4PLUS | Our favorite Slovakian brands_05

We won’t forget about our Slovakian neighbors even during the quarantine. So much so that if we could, we would teleport ourselves to the “Jurányi house of Bratislavan youth” right in this moment. Until then, we try out a set of games designed for kids living in panel housing
Lakatos Tibor | Three centimeters per hour
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Lakatos Tibor | Three centimeters per hour

That is equal to 2 meters in 3 days. That’s a lot of snow. The story of a magical winter sunset in the High Tatras. > “After 3 hours climbing, we arrived in to this amazing set. Clouds were gone and a magical sunset was ahead of us. I couldn’
Pinus Restaurant | Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
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Pinus Restaurant | Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

We have long suspected that it was worth keeping an eye on young Slovakian architect studios but with Pinus Restaurant, ARCHITEKTI even managed to surprise us. A culinary experience on 1000 square meters, at the foot of the Low Tatras. While browsing through the website of ARCHITEKTI [https://www.architekti.
Bus Station | Nitra
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Bus Station | Nitra

This time, the Czech mmcité+ designing and implementing different bus, train and tram stations designed a bus station for the city of Nitra, Slovakia. Here it comes. The new, elegant and modern bus station was built based on the designs of designcité+ creative studio, having almost 30 years of experience,
Buszpályaudvar | Nyitra
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Buszpályaudvar | Nyitra

A különféle pályaudvarok, vonatállomások, villamosmegállók tervezésével és kivitelezésével foglalkozó cseh mmcité+ ezúttal a szlovákiai Nyitra városába tervezett buszpályaudvart. Mutatjuk. A közel 30 éves szakmai tapasztalattal rendelkező designcité+ kreatív stúdió tervei nyomán készült el az új, elegáns és modern pályaudvar a városlakók és a környező településekről ingázók nagy örömére. A kivitelezési