Kasama Rum Blends Contemporary Ideas With Family Heritage

Distilled in the Philippines, bottled in Poland and intended to shake up ideas about the tropical spirit

Tradition and modernity collide with Kasama, a new rum brand founded and helmed by Alexandra Dorda. In many ways, Kasama was born from Dorda’s family history. The daughter of one of Chopin Vodka and Belvedere’s co-founders, Dorda says, “I joke that I’m 29, but I have 27 years of experience in this industry. I was two when my dad started his businesses.” After working for …

Regulars 02 by Thisispaper

Pared down, go-to bags handmade in Warsaw

Warsaw-based Thisispaper is an adventurous design studio that’s thrived in not only crafting local pieces (with fervent care toward environment and makers) but beautiful online and print content as well (which rarely features the brand, instead focusing the spotlight on other interesting makers of the moment). The small team has recently released their second iteration of Regulars: simple, everyday bags made to order by hand …

Designing Polska at Tent London

Our interview with the show's curator on the current boom of Polish design and where it's headed next

At Tent London, part of London Design Festival, some of the most interesting spaces to visit for design-hungry visitors are the country pavilions, delivering an overview of what the creative talents in each place are working on right now. Among them are 100% Norway (which we covered last month), and our new favorite Designing Polska, which offers an extensive look at the best graphic designers …