Ukraine’s “100 years ago in the future” restaurant combines past and present

Balbek Bureau has designed the interiors of a restaurant in Kiev that incorporates traditional Ukrainian forms, materials and colours in a contemporary way. Called 100 Rokiv Tomu Vpered, which translates from Ukrainian as “100 years ago in the future”, the restaurant has a menu featuring modern updates on traditional Ukrainian dishes. Kiev-based Balbek Bureau said that it wanted […]

Six multi-tasking Ukrainian studios moving the country’s design industry forward

Ukraine is finding its place on the global design stage with multi-disciplinary studios that blur the boundaries between architecture, interiors and furniture. Here are six studios to watch. Yuriy Zimenko Interior and furniture designer Yuriy Zimenko has been active on the Kiev scene for 15 years. Known for his luxurious and minimal style enlivened with […]

Atomik is vodka brewed from grain grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Scientists have created Atomik, a bottle of artisan vodka made from rye grown on land in Ukraine abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to prove that it’s safe to farm. Atomik vodka has been triple distilled then diluted to 40 per cent using uncontaminated groundwater drawn from an aquifer in the town of Chernobyl, 10 […]

Yakusha Design applies dark tones throughout its Kiev offices

Mottled grey walls meet black-brick partitions to form the monochromatic interiors of Yakusha Design’s self-designed office and showroom in Kiev, Ukraine. Named Ya Vsesvit, the office accommodates Yakusha Design‘s own studio, a showroom and an 80-seat lecture room for events. The studio is lead by Ukranian architect and designer Victoriya Yakusha, who wanted to create […]

Ukrainian design brand Faina makes furniture from clay and flax

Kiev design brand Faina looked to traditional local materials for items of furniture made from clay, wood, willow and flax that tell the story of Ukraine‘s design roots. Cabinets with doors crafted from clay and seats made from flax covered with a special biopolymer coating are some of the designs produced by the brand. Set up […]

Sivak & Partners create cosy corners inside Odessa’s Daily cafe

Deep red walls and dark furnishings are some of the features that interior design studio Sivak & Partners used to create a cosy atmosphere inside this cafe in Ukraine. Located to the south of the country in the port city of Odessa, the Daily cafe has been designed by Sivak & Partners to be a […]

UFC 240 Fight Live Reddit