If you have ever wondered what Czech Mid Century Modern interiors look like, then today is your lucky day! In 1967, Czech architect Ladislav Mašek and illustrator Harry Löwit teamed up and published Úprava bytového interiéru, or in English, Modification of the Home Interior. The book featured a wealth of information including an informative introduction, a thorough...
Today we’re looking at retro Czech tea sets in the typical mid century style between the late 1950s to the late 1960s. When we think of Modernist Czech pottery, we have to think of Jaroslav Ježek. He’s probably the most famous designer. We featured a post about him back in September which you can read here if you...
Today we are looking at Pestrý týden from 1926 – Vintage Covers from Czech Weekly News. Pestrý týden (Variety or Varied Weekly news) was a popular illustrated magazine during the First and Second Czechoslovak Republic during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. It was published November 2, 1926 to April 28, 1945 and it maintained a very high standard...
Czech trampská hudba, also known as Czech tramping or tramp music and tramping songs, known as trampská píseň, or trampske písničky are a style of song and music associated with an activity known as tramping. Originating in the early 1900’s, many say it was right after WWI that the sound came to then called Czechoslovakia....
Today we are looking at some retro covers from Časopis Domov (Home Magazine) from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This Domov Czech Magazine has existed for 56 years and it’s still a popular item on newsstands today. Oh, what we wouldn’t give for some of these very old editions of the magazine! So modern for the time, despite...
Today I wanted to share some lovely Czech Art Deco pottery by Ditmar Urbach from the 1930s. Karel Rudolf Ditmar lived from May 3, 1818 to March 22, 1895. In 1839, he and his brother Friedrich moved to Vienna where they began trading in oil lamps. As the Ditmar Brothers, they opened their own metalwork facility...