In the current Moncler V Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the significant "mountaineering style" reach its style peaks.

Moncler is the great ambassador of this specific fashion style which today fills all the fashion blogs and e-shops. The latest collaboration between Moncler and Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura from Visvim is the great study of the vintage high durable outdoor equipment transformed into the contemporary fashionable garments. Called Himalaya 1977, the collection is inspired by the 1970s Himalayan expeditions, as well as traditional Himalayan folk art and fashion. Down jackets are combined with wool patterns and specific shaped accessories which echoed Buddhist monks hats and coats for example.






In the current Moncler V Fall/Winter 2011 collection, the significant "mountaineering style" reach its style peaks.

Moncler is the great ambassador of this specific fashion style which today fills all the fashion blogs and e-shops. The latest collaboration between Moncler and Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura from Visvim is the great study of the vintage high durable outdoor equipment transformed into the contemporary fashionable garments. Called Himalaya 1977, the collection is inspired by the 1970s Himalayan expeditions, as well as traditional Himalayan folk art and fashion. Down jackets are combined with wool patterns and specific shaped accessories which echoed Buddhist monks hats and coats for example.



Despite these lamps look very fresh and modern, they were designed in 1951. Their creator is the less known American designer Ben Seibel (1918 - 1985)

He was a prolific designer in his time. He designed everything from clocks to glassware and flatware. But today he is best known for his elegant yet minimalist collection of lamps calles 5000 series which he created for company Raymor. His detailed simple style is also evident in these table or floor lamps with perforated and colorful shades and round bases which represent distinctive style of American 1950s lightning design.

Right now we are preparing the curated exhibition about Czech table lamps from the period of 1950 - 1990 for Design Festival in Lodz in Poland. So on our blog, you will se more another lightning designs from this period as one of our favorite interest, as well as our inspiration and rerseach for our exhibition. Stay tuned and see more from modernist lightning design.




We are enjoying the brand new product from Vanilla Cycles from the USA very much. Their boots are really nice product for all professional mechanics and people behind the scene in the cyclo-cross sport.

Run by Sacha White, Vanilla Cycles from Portland is one of the most important custom bike brands in the USA. So, it is no news that their products are always very original, new, durable and looking forward.

And this is why they did these ultimate boots. As they say: "So we've been dreaming of a rubber boot that would help us skate that delicate line between the practical (wanting to have dry cozy feet) and indulgence (looking good). We wanted a boot that would both nurture our sensitive side, while maintaining that hard-man exterior that a crew needs to wear in the pits of the pro racing circuits. Our dream boots have been in development for about a year now and and we finally got 'em. The Speedvagen Pit Boot!"

Congratulation! Very nice and original product from bike builder.




We are enjoying the brand new product from Vanilla Cycles from the USA very much. Their boots are really nice product for all professional mechanics and people behind the scene in the cyclo-cross sport.

Run by Sacha White, Vanilla Cycles from Portland is one of the most important custom bike brands in the USA. So, it is no news that their products are always very original, new, durable and looking forward.

And this is why they did these ultimate boots. As they say: "So we've been dreaming of a rubber boot that would help us skate that delicate line between the practical (wanting to have dry cozy feet) and indulgence (looking good). We wanted a boot that would both nurture our sensitive side, while maintaining that hard-man exterior that a crew needs to wear in the pits of the pro racing circuits. Our dream boots have been in development for about a year now and and we finally got 'em. The Speedvagen Pit Boot!"

Congratulation! Very nice and original product from bike builder.


We love interesting things for ordinary and very clever use. One example is also this eraser shield, which is the perfect product for drawing enthusiasts. With this you will not have any mistake during your drawing session. Every erasing will have its own exact field to protect the rest of the drawing. Nice product!


South American modernism is really our taste. Important modernist organic movement of the 1950s Brazilian architecture is not only one which played important role in the postwar architecture.

The capital of the Venezuela, Caracas, was also one of the busiest centre of the postwar South American architectural avant-garde. Carlos Raúl Villanueva (1900 - 1975) and his celebrated university building, Gio Ponti and his modernist palace, villa Planchart, are among others most significant buildings of the international modernism.

One less known, but not less impressive is the spectacular villa Monzeglio, which was built by the architect, Nigra Montini, in 1953 for the grocery store owner, Monzeglio family. Cantilevered structure nestled in the hills of Caracas is the bizarre example of the European modernist influences transforming into the very original form.


As a part of her graduate project at AAAD in Prague, our friend and designer Michaela Tomišková, has created this glass object symbolizing her journeys between the glass manufactures.

Why? Because her collection of glass lamps called Breath Made which is the main part of her graduate project is made out of different glass making techniques in two Czech legendary glass manufactures between them is the distance almost 200 km.

"I have created this object as a symbol of my traveling between two different glass manufactures.", says Michaela. Her light objects were made at Moser in Karlovy Vary and at Kavalier in Sázava. In the first were made all the crystal parts which are connected to the very subtle Simax glass of Kavalier.

The result is a very poetic collection of the glass table lamps, as well as this object symbolizing glass factory in the Czech landscape.


Ross Lovegrove, LDN bicycle for Biomega (2010) and Pod Lens lights for Luceplan (1998)
Ross Lovegrove, LDN bicycle for Biomega (2010) and Pod Lens lights for Luceplan (1998)
Christophe Machet, Camioncyclette (2010) and Mipmap stool (2009)
Christophe Machet, Camioncyclette (2010) and Mipmap stool (2009)
Luigi Colani, Bicycle (1974) and TV-Relax lounge for Kusch & Co (1968)
Luigi Colani, Bicycle (1974) and TV-Relax lounge for Kusch & Co (1968)
Jean Prouvé, Bicycle (1941) and Standard chair (1934)
Jean Prouvé, Bicycle (1941) and Standard chair (1934)
Richard Sapper, Ellettromontaggi SRL Zoom bicycle (1995) and Tizio lamp for Artemide (1972)
Richard Sapper, Ellettromontaggi SRL Zoom bicycle (1995) and Tizio lamp for Artemide (1972)

OKOLO Design ride is our very own graphic series which we have created for the cycling-themed exhibition Velocypedia at the Prague National Technical library in collaboration with artist Jana Trávníčková.

Five graphic prints present five original bike creations by five different interior designers of the past and today as well next to their signature furniture or lightning design. Bikes are confronted with the interior objects and represented the another view on the work of these design heavyweights.

Ross Lovegrove, LDN bicycle for Biomega (2010) and Pod Lens lights for Luceplan (1998)
Ross Lovegrove, LDN bicycle for Biomega (2010) and Pod Lens lights for Luceplan (1998)
Christophe Machet, Camioncyclette (2010) and Mipmap stool (2009)
Christophe Machet, Camioncyclette (2010) and Mipmap stool (2009)
Luigi Colani, Bicycle (1974) and TV-Relax lounge for Kusch & Co (1968)
Luigi Colani, Bicycle (1974) and TV-Relax lounge for Kusch & Co (1968)
Jean Prouvé, Bicycle (1941) and Standard chair (1934)
Jean Prouvé, Bicycle (1941) and Standard chair (1934)
Richard Sapper, Ellettromontaggi SRL Zoom bicycle (1995) and Tizio lamp for Artemide (1972)
Richard Sapper, Ellettromontaggi SRL Zoom bicycle (1995) and Tizio lamp for Artemide (1972)

OKOLO Design ride is our very own graphic series which we have created for the cycling-themed exhibition Velocypedia at the Prague National Technical library in collaboration with artist Jana Trávníčková.

Five graphic prints present five original bike creations by five different interior designers of the past and today as well next to their signature furniture or lightning design. Bikes are confronted with the interior objects and represented the another view on the work of these design heavyweights.