“Direction Courtesy” campaign ads

Monday 14 September, 2015

One of the first things I noticed upon coming to Warsaw this summer and getting around by trams, were blue digital posters of cartoonish characters representing common types of bad behaviour on public transport. As I later found out, these ads are part of a recently launched second edition of a campaign called Kierunek życzliwość w…

Women in Chanel N°5 film ads

Monday 07 September, 2015

I admit that I have a soft spot for trailers and cinematic adverts. The challenge to tell a story (of a film, book, exhibition, or a product) in a highly condensed fashion to intrigue the audience and make them emotionally engaged, is a fascinating one. A recent search for a new fragrance became an excuse…

New website & the icon challenge

Tuesday 01 September, 2015

Here it is—my new website. The previous one was entirely hand-coded, and as much I liked its simplicity, the lack of a content-management system became too tiring after a while. Plus, I wanted to have a blog that is more design-focused than my personal essay-style blog. Being a big fan of WordPress, I had no doubts that I would…

Faith, delusions & Woody Allen

Monday 27 July, 2015

In the time of emotional turbulences in my life, I tend to become a bit of a film addict. I often turn to my favourite directors and re-watch old movies. Recently, it was Woody Allen, who I have been a fan of ever since I was old enough to watch “adult” films. The two films…

Left, right and wrong: political labels & biases

Saturday 02 May, 2015

In just a few days, polling booths in the UK will open for the general election. For the past weeks, all social media platforms have been buzzing with excitement and anger. “Scandal! Lies exposed! So-and-so must go!”, shout people as they share the newest cartoons mocking those they hate. Since most of my friends are…

Unlikely homes: Jing Jin City & Miracle Village

Monday 05 January, 2015

The Jing Jin City and Miracle Village exhibition, which opens at Daniel Blau gallery in January 2015, is likely to arouse discussions. Very important, and quite possibly very heated discussions. The gallery has invited two very ambitious and courageous artists. Andi Schmied and Sofia Valiente, who were among the winners of 5 Under 30 competition in 2013 and 2014 respectively,…

Beautiful obsession of Indie Game Designers

Monday 27 October, 2014

Imagine that you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal disease. What would be the one thing you would want to do that would make you accept your fate? One thing, one project, one goal that would make you feel more at ease with dying because you would have accomplished it? A goal that has simply been…

In search of La Dolce Vita: Breaking with the nine-to-five

Saturday 27 September, 2014

I celebrated the end of this year’s summer in Italy. This last-minute and fairly spontaneous holiday trip provided a much needed break after several weeks of hard work and disappointing weather. Deprived of work tools and all sorts of big city-type of stimuli, I turned to the simple pleasures: food, swimming, sunbathing, reading. And I…

Black Dogs, Storms & Rhapsodies

Thursday 28 August, 2014

“(…) How very trying I was—all agog, all aquiver; and so full of storms and rhapsodies…” wrote Virginia Woolf in 1936 in a letter to Violet Dickinson, her older friend and correspondent. This and many other letters can be found at an exhibition devoted to the life of Woolf which is currently on at the…