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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Surreal wallpapers by Philippe Morillon | THE WEEKLY WANT


There haven't been the weekly want for a while, have it? :) Today see Philippe Morillon wallpapers. Colorful, quite bizarre actually. They make me think of Salvador Dali, do you have the same thoughts?

Surreal Philippe Morillon wallpaper

Surreal Philippe Morillon wallpaper

Surreal Philippe Morillon wallpaper

Surreal Philippe Morillon wallpaper

Surreal Philippe Morillon wallpaper



źródło zdjęć: theartstack.com
tapety do kupienia na przykład tutaj


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lublin - the capital of lubelskie region - a charming city IN MY LENS


After Kazimierz Dolny, about which you read in a previous post with a lubelskie map, it's time for beautiful Lublin. Lublin probably surprised me most of all the places during this holiday -  I knew that Kazimierz and Zamosc are beautiful, but I did not expect the same after Lublin!

Although once Lublin wanted to be like Warsaw - thus eg. the main shopping street has the same name as the main shopping street in Warsaw, and there is a Hotel Europa - clearly strongly inspired by Warsaw's Bristol - it should not have any inferiority complex. It is simply a  smaller city of a completely different character.

Lublin perhaps shoud enhance its marketing - it is incredibly friendly, charming and quite well maintained. Its cobbled streets are picturesque. Around the market there are plenty of interesting restaurants with local food, you can see that the city is alive. Over the city, on the hill, there is a "castle" - or more precisely a former prison built in 1826 on the place of previous castle - in English neo-gothic style. To me it looks like fairly kitsch architecture, but at least it is consistent within a reasonable color (for architecture with a very unreasonable scroll down!;)) . On Castle Hill there it is also one of the most valuable Polish monuments - Chapel of the Holy Trinity with polychromy from the fifteenth century! Add to that the local food and cider Lubelski and great weather, which we got, and our time in Lublin was perfect :)


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
The Old Town and remnants of an old church - which is now a great spot to sit for a while

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
stunning Renessaince detail of Konopniców townhouse

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
a view of the Castle

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
The XIV century Cracow Gate, closing The Old Town

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
very interesting detail of The Cracow Gate

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
it this beautiful townhouse there is a Jewish restaurant

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
cute Old Town nooks

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
castle - the former prison


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the castle's court and a Roman keep  (XIII century!)

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the Chapel of the Saint Trinity

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
the Chapel of the Saint Trinity

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Handmade medieval brick with traces of fingers on it

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
This is what I call street art! It enhances , not destroys, the environmenet!


What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Lublin at night

What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Dominicans' church and its baroque interior 
What to see in lubelskie region, Poland. Lublin and its architecture.
Great idea - a cute eco-horse is promoting throwing trash to garbage



So, when are you coming to Lublin?? :) 



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HOW ARTISTS LIVE: Bold and colorful architect's apartment in Lisbon


Bold colorful apartment, interior design

Adriana Yazbek, the owner of the apartment


Today in the series "How artists live" we'll  see an apartment very feminine. And very modern. And very colorful. This flat in general is "very much". Very happy as well. Dominated by saturated colors, here and there toned with cool white. Only the bathroom is fairly calm (perhaps simply adapted to the already existing tiles).
How Adriana advises to select colors to achieve a good result? Toning, or contrasting. In his apartment he applied this second method - all colors are saturated and contrast to each other, here and therecool white  raises their intensity . Note that there are no pastel colors. The whole is dominated by purple and fuchsia, turquoise, white + brown floor, there are also yellow accents.


Let's look at the plan ... now here you can see that the interior is energy. Look at how diverse are the floors!



Bold colorful apartment, interior design



Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


Bold colorful apartment, interior design


source: http://casa.abril.com.br/materia/apartamento-pequeno-colorido-e-descolado#8



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kazimierz Dolny. A stunning Renessaince town of lubelskie region. | IN MY LENS


Though I was planning to visit Prague for May holiday, I forgot that my toddler is also a human and needs an ID to be able to go abroad! So we decided to go visit a part of Poland we've never visited before, called lubelszczyzna (this word is a killer, right? ;)) or easier lubelskie.

Plan wycieczki, z punktem początkowym w Gdańsku i końcowym w Zakopanem, przedstawiał się tak - z noclegami w Kazimierzu Dolnym, Lublinie i Zamościu:
This is the plan of the whole trip (starting in Gdańsk, at the sea, where I live and ending in Zakopane, in the mountains, where I have a summer house)
Gdańsk - Kazimierz Dolny - Puławy - Nałęczów - Lublin - Kozłówka - Lubartów - Zamość - Jarosław - Łańcut - Zakopane


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Poland :) 


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.


I'm going to divide the trip for several posts - as the first one goes a charming town Kazimierz Dolny. 

Fortunately visited it just before the holiday, allowing us by one day to admire his charm without the crowds of other tourists. Kazimierz Dolny is located at the riverside of Vistula River. Its main development was during Golden Age in Poland (XVI century.), in the Renaissance era. The former splendor is proved by impressive granaries that remained untouched.

Buildings in Kazimierz Dolny were made of local limestone that is easy to shape. Characteristic of Kazimierz are decorative high attics (very characteristic of Polish Renessaince architecture), and numerous Polish-style roofs, like the one below:


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Polish-style roof, Kazimierz Dolny

Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
a view from a hill


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Renessaince granary


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
limestone


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
view for the main square


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
a lot of Polish-style roofs


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
At the  main square


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Stunning Renessaince townhouses with beautiful attics

Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Amazing vault of church built in 1586-1589


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Synagogue. And the Polish-style roof.


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Local specialty - delicious!


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
The main square


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
Renessaince townhouse Kamienica Celejowska


Lubelskie, Poland, what to visit. Architecture of Kazimierz Dolny.
view over our beautiful Vistula river




Monday, May 11, 2015

Oskar Zieta innovative inflated steel furniture | IN MY LENS


Do you know a Polish designer named Oskar Zieta?

 I am extremely proud of him and his designs. He invented a completely new technology of making furnitue - inflating steel. Though the technology itself had been known earlier, it had never been used this way before. As you'll  see the metal furniture created by Zieta is really beautiful.

The stools are made from hydro-formed metal; two sheets of metal are welded together following the outline of the stool, which is then filled with fluid under pressure. The legs of the stool are then bent into place, creating a form that Zieta likens to inflatable furniture." - as Dezeen says.


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture
here he is: Oskar Zięta (on the left)

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture
copper is really impressive here

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Zięta meble, dmuchany metal, stołek Plopp, stołek Zięta

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture
I love this inflated steel mirror

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture
Yes, the chair was really comfortable :) the stool...was not

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture

Zięta furniture, Plopp stool, Oskar Zieta, inflated steel furniture


Do you like them? 



Psssst, here are other posts from Lodz Design Festival:

1. 10 fresh ideas from Łódź Design Festival | W MOIM OBIEKTYWIE
2.  Amazing and supermodern lamps I spotted at Lodz Design Festival
3. Industrial interiors and lamps in trendy OFF Piotrkowska, Lodz. IN MY LENS.
4.  Ładne i praktyczne, czyli zachcianki zakupowe z Lodz Design Festival | ZACHCIANKA TYGODNIA
5. 9 designer trends at Łódź Design Festival | IN MY LENS
6. Fascinating architecture of Lodz, part 1
7. Fascinating architecture of Lodz, part 1