14-17.12 // FREE
This weekend is full of gift-potential events. You might as well treat them as Christmas Markets. Clothing, jewellery, DIY, music, food, design.. basically everything under the sun.
14-15.12 DIY FESTIVAL: PRZETWORY (Soho Factory, Mińska 25) It’s the 8th edition of the DIY Festival. The aim of the Festival is to convince designers to spontaneously participate in DIY action. It also promotes intresting Polish crafts and small design initiatives of young people. This year’s edition focuses on the colaboration between young people and elderly, experienced designers, who will be sharing their knowledge and passing on to the younger generation. From 12:00 to 20:00.
15.12 FASHION IN WARSAW (Museum of Modern Art, Pańska 3) Get some original gifts from some 50 independent Polish designers, both clothing and jewellery, in an extraordinary scenery. From 11:00 to 18:00.
Winter has made an impressive entrance this year. Even its biggest fans are probably not so eager to go out in the snowy wind. But sometimes, alas, hunger kicks you out of a warm bed. I’ve had several opportunities to test out what Głodomory has to offer: both for breakfast and dinner. The food is simple and good, but there’s a downside: prices. But, let’s start at breakfast: it’s served from 8 a.m., composed in sets (14-24 PLN) or not: you can get two eggs for 4 PLN, 2 sausages (10 PLN), a croissant for 6 PLN or porridge (12 PLN) and then make your own set. My grim morning companion and I both ordered set number 3 with scrambled eggs on bacon, bread with ham, cheese, tomato and cucumber slices. We’re both huge fans of eggs and maybe we weren’t swept off our feet, but overall the sets were good. Coffee/tea is included, so that’s great value for money. Plus, they give you a small bag of warm bread, and well, that always makes me happy. In terms of dinner options, mielony and schabowy (both 23 PLN) are a good choice.
We had a great pleasure of participating in this event due to a presentation of a special project realized by ‚LearnRaw’ – a cookbook being prepared with Warsaw’s greatest chefs. We know the Polish design scene from a slightly different angle - an observer / buyer one ( the Editor for some time worked as a design buyer for some European companies). So, with a great pleasure we see the Polish scene evolves and gains experience – it is not only about having ideas but it is about executing them. There are certain game-changers – same names pop out since few years now and we are always happy to see the new ones.
The event took place in Cinema Iluzjon which is an incredible building – perfect spot for such an occasion. We sat down comfortably to see ‚who is out there’ in 2013. We really liked the nominations – the commitee made sure to really analyze the market and see it from a different, mainly functional perspective.