All posts in "Urban"

Skate film Take back the city of Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2014-06-23

Get outdoor skate park made possible by Vodafone Firsts. Balazs used mobile technology to crowd source hundreds of skaters to appear in his video. He has recruited hundreds of skaters to make his first film and revive skateboarding in Budapest. Vodafone has created a documentary about his drive to refurbish Europes largest skate park.  


Spotted in Budapest: Sled Christmas Tree

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-12-15

Hello Wood stacked 365 wooden sleds to form a Christmas tree in front of Palace of Arts in Budapest. Once the tree is dismantled each sled will go to a child in need at SOS Children’s Villages,.  The tree is 11 meters tall and from the inside if you look up it looks like a […]


Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts 30 Squats As Payment

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-11-13

As a way exercise and the 2014 Olympics, Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine at one of Moscow’s subway stations. Instead of accepting money ticket machine only accepted 30 squats as means of payment. Would you do squats for free tickets? What do you think of the idea?


Losing a PARK for a PARKing

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-07-30

Zagreb is in headlines, and not for a good thing! Resolution has been brought by the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning is to put down the DIY pool sculpture. This skateable piece of art was designed by Sergej Vutuc and built by the skaters themselves back in 2007 as part of “Art of Asfalt” […]


Free bookstore: The magic of books available to everyone

By Ivana Petrić / 2013-06-19

The Lolas Atomica creative duo, Marko Štrok and Ivona Komorčec, made a decision three weeks ago to start the Free bookstore project in Zagreb’s Prečko area. The purpose of the project was to make people more aware of the beauty of books and the written word. Bookstores are often a haven for the ones who […]


Sziget Eye – Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-06-14

We have a new thing on our skyline. For exactly one week today Sziget Eye ferris wheel is turning in Budapest downtown. We went for a ride last Saturday, on a beautiful sunny day. The ferris wheel is situated on Erzsebet square. 65 m high wheel, with 41 (+1 VIP) air-conditioned cabins (each seating 8 […]


Dancing everywhere AND ANYWHERE in Bucharest, with Dani Ionita

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-05-24

I have a new favorite person! Dani Ionita is Bucharest born and raised graphic designer and freelance photographer who in September 2011 (yes, some great things also happened at that time) dreamed up a beautiful thing and decided not to leave it at that. He takes photos of professional dancers in most unusual (or common) […]


100 years old buildings, parkours and fashion

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-05-13

Budapest100 is project that was  launched by Open Society Archives and KÉK Contemporary Architecture Centre to celebrate 100-year-old buildings in Budapest. The aim of the program is to present old and new Budapest and the main idea is to have an open house weekend annualy, on 100th day of the year to buildings built 100 […]


Spotted in Rijeka: Goodies on the side of the road

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-23

Little treasure island on the streets of Rijeka, Croatia. Somewhere on the sea shore, near the piazza. I want to enter that pic, sit in the neon chair, put  that vintage diving helmet on my head and go: “We meet again at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but […]


Reviving literature

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-11

It is National Poetry Day in Hungary today. Celebrated ever since 1964 to commemorate the birthday of  Attila Jozsef, the poet. Sounds like those times in primary school when we learned to recite poems on Tito. What I am trying to say is, there is a slightly boring connotation to it. When I read: poetry […]

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