Great morning with the international ladies, topped off with a trip to a decor and design show. Thanks, Joanna, for inviting me. There are actually two connected events taking place. The show we visited with admission of 20 zl, and what appears to be a larger furniture show – admission 100 zl. Both run through Friday, March 8th. The entrance for the decor and design show was a 100 meters down Bukowska.
Most of the exhibitors are Polish, many from Warsaw, but a few are from Poznan. I was very impressed with the innovation and greenness of the featured companies, a lot of very talented folks. Let me show you what caught my attention:
|An extensive display of Polish design books|
|Many vendors offering beautiful light fixtures made of recycled materials|
|Design students at work|
|Versace for Rosenthal|
|Andy Warhol by Rosenthal|
|Electric kettles or art for your kitchen?|
|For the plein air artist – designed by a student at our own Politechnika|
|More light from none traditional materials|
|Ekoista’s flower petal earrings and rings made from plastic bottles – they look like glass, delicate in appearance, pretty much unbreakable. I picked up a few things for our daughters here. Don’t worry, they don’t read my blog; they’ll be surprised. You can also find this mother/daughter duo’s work on etsy.|
|Ekoista’s light fixtures – from plastic bottles|
|Should have used a flash – bobble’s reusable bottle with its own filter|
|Goshico – beautiful unique handbags from two sisters! Many bags have designs inspired by Polish folk art on felt. Oh, yeah, and the felt, it’s made from recycled plastic. I was shocked; it hadn’t occurred to me that it wasn’t wool, and I’d purchased one. It would be fair to say Joanna and I did our part to stimulate the economy at this booth.|
|And how about these little Christmas trees that separates into three candle holders? Part of the Well Done inventory – an international project combining student designers with previously unemployed workers with profits supporting a foundation whose focus is providing education and work for the unemployed.|
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.