WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák

Decorative toy concept embodies natural elements and draws on simplicity, thoughtfulness and whimsy

Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy’s dream come true. “We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys,” describes Vladimír Žák. He and his partner Roman Vrtíška have run their design and architecture studio for more than 8 years, working mainly on commercial interior projects. “This is …

The Mirror

Okolo shines with an exhibition of diverse reflections for the Czech Designblok 2012

As a part of Prague’s annual design show, Designblok 2012, the Czech creative firm Okolo unveils its new exhibition, “The Mirror,” based around the relationship between design and mirrors. Opening today, 1 October and curated by one of Okolo’s founders, Cool Hunting contributor Adam Štěch and Klára Šumová, the exhibition features works by more than 30 artists and design studios. The diverse interpretation aims to …