09 December 2014

Contiqua

The one thing that I truly love about writing this blog is the constant, never-ending process of discovery of young talented designers. In fact, I come across so much talent that I don't even have the time to cover them all on my blog. And to think that I'm just focusing on ONE country...

Today was another one of those revelations. I came across a company called Contiqua, founded by the 25 year old Jindřich Fialka. The concept of the company is quite simple: "We use design to deal with waste." I know what you may be thinking right now, another one of those companies that manufactures women's purses from used tires...But Contiqua is anything but that. Yes, they reuse old materials but they use materials that are difficult to recycle like traffic signs, leather scraps and pianos and the way they use them is not like anything that I have seen before.

Their final products are breath-taking: top quality and top design. What makes the company even more interesting, is the fact that they work directly with the companies that the scrap materials come from (3M, Petrof, etc.), as these companies understand their own products best. THAT is a unique concept.




    
Photos courtesy of Contiqua

25 October 2014

Marshal Apparel

Have you heard of Marshal Apparel yet? Launched only a few days back, this young fashion brand comes straight out of the streets of Prague. Its signature look? Monochromatic minimalism. Beautiful combinations of black and white contemporary minimalistic design and attention to production and materials. That's what makes Marshal Apparel unique. And we love the look!

The brand was founded by Jiří Marshal (graphic designer and film director) and the famous albino model Shaun Ross is the face of the new collection. Below is a teaser of what you can expect. Check out the Marshal Apparel online store or showroom for more.



     Images courtesy of Marshal Apparel

26 September 2014

Designblok 2014

Are you ready for this year's Designblok (Prague Design and Fashion Week)? Starting October 7th and running till 12th. More info here. We'll be watching closely, so follow us...


 

25 September 2014

Čezeta

Have you heard the great news? The legendary scooter from Prague - Čezeta is planning a comeback! The original 501 model, also known as 'the pig' (due to its shape) first appeared in Czechoslovakia in 1956 and was designed by J. F. Koch. Today a new company, registered as Čezeta motors s.r.o. is testing and developing the production of a 506 model - five electric scooter prototypes inspired by the 50s design. There is a website entirely in English dedicated to Čezeta, where you can read more about the history of the scooter, as well as browse through the original models for sale... Wouldn't this be a great souvenir from Prague?

Below are a few pictures and videos that will take you down memory lane...careful, you will fall in love!








The new 506 model will look like this:

Photos courtesy of Čezeta

05 September 2014

Building of the year 2014

As always, we're following the Czech 'Building of the Year' competition closely and this time, we're very thrilled to find some exciting nominees among the top 15 buildings. Our votes are in and below are our top 3 personal favorites. Have you cast your vote yet?   



1/ The Science and Technology Center in Ostrava





2/ The Krkonoše Mountains Center for Environmental Education in Vrchlabí





3/ The New Pavilion of the Kindergarten at Kostelní 37, Prague 7


All photos courtesy of Stavba roku 2014

12 March 2014

Top Young Czech Talents in Fashion Design

Are you a fashionista looking to spend more money than you can afford, just for the love of textile? We've compiled a list of the top young Czech fashion designers that stand out of the crowd and provide a nice relief from the hordes of mullets and bleached blondes out there.* 

Enjoy!


Petra Ptáčková

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Jakub Polanka

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Jana Mikešová

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Hana Frišonsová


HANA FRIŠONSOVÁ // BLOOMING SS13 from Hana Suus on Vimeo.


Some of these (and more!) you will find at the Molo 7 online store here.







 * No offense intended.  ;)

13 February 2014

Top 6 Vegetarian Restaurants in Prague


What if I told you that you could find great vegetarian food in Prague...would you believe me? You should. And here is a list of the top 6 restaurants serving the best greens out there. Whether you're vegetarian or you've had your fair share of goulash and are looking for a change, you should drop in - these restaurants serve not only great food but will also dazzle you with their unique interiors.

And if you're not vegetarian, you're gonna wish you were. Promise! :)


Maitrea
Týnská ulička 6/1064
Prague 1
www.restaurace-maitrea.cz

Photo courtesy of Maitrea

Lehká hlava
Boršov 2/280
Prague 1
www.lehkahlava.cz

Photo courtesy of Lehká hlava

Radost FX
Bělehradská 120
Prague 2
www.radostfx.cz

Photo courtesy of Radost FX

Secret of Raw
Seifertova 13
Prague 3
www.secretofraw.cz

Photo courtesy of Secret of Raw

Plevel Restaurant
Krymská 126/2 101 00
Prague 10
www.restauraceplevel.cz 
 

 Photo courtesy of Plevel Restaurant

Bílý jeřáb
Štefánikova 51
Prague 5
www.bily-jerab.cz
 
Photo courtesy of Bílý jeřáb


 

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