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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Little Miss Architect and interior design blogs in IN MAGAZYN




Yay, in the fresh issue of IN MAGAZYN (07/08.2014), digital magazine available for ipads and tablets, I am mentioned among the most interesting Polish interior design blogs :-)









Monday, July 21, 2014

Urban Design in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS



Targ Węglowy square is one of the biggest public spaces in Gdańsk city center, set between medieval (XV c.) and modern-era (XVII c.) fortifications. It is a stunning place, surrounded by precious monuments (The Great Armoury, The Golden Gate, The Prison Tower, The Upland Gate). Unfortunately nowadays it is mainly being used...as a public parking lot.

A year ago for the first time, as a project of GDYBY architects, the square was for 2 months transformed into a public space. Cheap modular OSB  furnishings were designed and made by the architects. This simple solution made it possible for the people to stop and rest on the square and the square  became an important place in the city. This year this project was implemented again, and I hope the Targ Węglowy square will be transformed in this way every summer.


light modular OSB furnishings in a form of cubic boxes - See more at: http://www.architecturelover.com/2013/10/targ-weglowy-square-by-gdyby-group/#sthash.Rmm6uu8I.dpuf

P.S. The pictures were taken with a phone this time ;-)

P.S.2 A post on temporary urban design in Gdynia, Poland.


urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk


urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk
source: polnocna.tv


And here's what the square looks like every day

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk
source: skyscrapercity



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cloudy lamp - a thunderstorm in your home | THE WEEKLY WANT



As a person who panics when the storm is coming I would never expect myself to be so fond of anything connected to thunderstorm. I was wrong!
This cloudy lamp is stunning, don't you think? It was designed by Richard Clarkson. With a remote we can control the light and sound effects.

From Richard Clarkson's website:

The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.

In a previous Weekly Want I showed you another creepy lamp.


designer lamp, lamp cloud, interior design


designer lamp, lamp cloud, interior design


designer lamp, lamp cloud, interior design


designer lamp, lamp cloud, interior design








You can buy the lamp here.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Urban Design on Gdynia Design Days | ONE PHOTO SUNDAY


Simple urban furniture can improve a lot the quality of public space.

In Gdynia, during Gdynia Design Days, a simple form was built from wooden pallets to create a place to spend time at. And it worked perfectly! The square for a couple of days became a vibrant place full of people.





Gdynia, Plac Kaszubski
photo: Little Miss Architect


And this is how this square looks like every day. Unfortunately.

Gdynia, Plac Kaszubski
source: maps.google.com






Monday, July 7, 2014

Gdynia Design Days 2014 and interior design bloggers' meeting | IN MY LENS



Gdynia Design Days



Gdynia Design Days is an important designer summer event in Gdynia, Poland. During this edition I had a chance to meet other Polish interior design bloggers (girls only!)- which was so much fun! I participated in a few interestinf conferences and workshops. 

Who else participated in our Bloggers Zone?

Dagmara, Forelements - THIS BLOG IS ALSO IN ENGLISH
Ania, NishaPoland- THIS BLOG IS ALSO IN ENGLISH
and I ;)

Thanks to the event we could all meet, talk and - what's most important - see and touch good design (See my pictures from Elle Decoration exhibition - design inspired by 50s and 60s).

What I liked most were DIY workshops and competition (which I won! :-)). We had been prepared to arrange the space by Małgorzata Szczepańska from ELLE Decoration Polska who taught us basics of how to arrange interiors and obtain interesting pictures.


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone

Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone

These is furniture and stuff from Amazingdecor.pl  Pufadesign.pl, FAMEG, BoConceptgdynia and Ladeco. We could use it in our works.



Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone

This work above is mine - and won the 1st place :-) I wanted to underline the clear shapes of the black lamps on the concrete wall.
The chairs are by TON.


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone


Second place -  Ania from Nishapoland.wordpress.com
Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone


Third place - Kasia from Home Glamour Now - I like a lot these TON chairs!

Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone


...and other works...

Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone
above: by Maria from Mieszkać Pięknie


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone

Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone
Marta from Fotostwory


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone
Marta from Lost In Time


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone
work of Diana from Szczęście Jest Wyborem


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone
Marta and Dagmara


Gdynia Design Days Bloggers Zone

All of us together. Photo: staffage.pl


 Thanks to the companies below we could enjoy our meeting. 
Thank you!
(click on the logos to see the webpages)


Moje Mieszkanie

Image Map




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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Young Polish designers - Elle Decoration Poland and Gdynia Design Days 2014 | IN MY LENS



 Gdynia Design Days


Młodzi Na Start


One of many many interesting exhibitions during these two weeks is an exhibition organised by Elle Decoration Poland. The exhibition presents works of yound Polish designers, the winners of Elle's competition "Młodzi na Start"The competition's subject was "The fifties and the sixties in contemporary design" and that's also the exhibition's title.

I present here only a few of the projects I saw today. If you happen to be in Gdynia this summer - go and see the whole exhibition, it's a must! It's open till 31 of August in Pomeranian Science and Technology Park.


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration
 
Lamm Armchair, Studio Robot
authors: Łukasz Wysoczyński; Karolina Chyziak i Krzysztof Czajka



Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

"Family table"
author: Łukasz Serej 
The table has a built-in chair for a toddler



Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

"Nova" Cabinet
author: Agnieszka Biesmer



Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

"Set for drinking tea"
authors: Piotr Marek; Piotr Stanisławski



Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

"All-inclusive table set"
author: Agata Marcinkowska


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

Anatol table
author: Olga Trapszyc


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

Kiwi birds - aren't they cute :-)
author: Agnieszka Tomalczyk


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

"3 skulls"
author: Bartosz Lesman


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration

Eco-chest-of-drawers 5060 - all from cardboard! this is my favourite project of this exhibition
author: Jolanta Grzebska


Polish design, Polish furniture, Elle Decoration




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #JUNE


cute dachshund heels! ;)
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Here they are, new articles on architecture, design, art, interiors from the web. This time - with picture of high heels. In Polish my blog's name's "Architect on High Heels" and the "Best of the Web" posts are called "Heels of the Month". They are much more amusing than spiders' "webs".


 #1. During past month I wrote two posts on neons - here on Neon Museum in Warsaw, and here on neons at home.  Look also at neons' pictures from Las Vegas Neon Museum on Pinterest. Amazing!


#3. In Paris there're always interesting events to see. When I was studying there it was difficult for me to find time to see them all.
The French have a lot of courage in combining modern art with monuments. They don't treat Paris dead serious, have sense of humour and know that cities are to live in. That's how they let Panteon, the church where Napoleon and Maria Skłodowska-Curie are buried, be covered with giantic "selfies" :-)


#4. An interesting topic - IKEA in popculture. The authors of the blog are looking for IKEA furniture in TV shows and movies.

#5.  
There's another good blog on IKEA, IKEAHACKERS. This one's very famous, it presents alternative ways of using Ikea furniture (like amazing Herringbone Patterned chest-of-drawers or a coffee table from magazine holders).

Recently Ikea wanted to sue the blog's author, Jules, for using their name in the blog's web address. Fortunately, thanks to protests of thousands of fans of Ikeahackers, they changed their mind and...invited Jules to cooperate with Ikea instead.

#6. Delicious juicy color palettes by Japaneese artist Naomi Okubo.


#7. Do you watch "Game of Thrones"? Oh yes, you surely do! I wanted to write a post on its architecture and filming locations but I found out somebody has already done it - and did it very well! This blog's author visited Dubrovnik (Croatia) too look for traces of the Game of Thrones.



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spotted! What inspires architects. Jean Nouvel and Barcelona. ONE PHOTO SUNDAY



Look at this amazing shot - in the background skyscraper Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel in Barcelona. I love the eye of the photographer. Isn't this what might have inspired the architect?




source: flickr, barcelonacitytour