• Mleko Living: Essential over Excessive

    Mleko Living’s recipe for an easier and more satisfying life is to possess fewer things and choose for the simple ones. Choosing quality over quantity and essential over unnecessary makes our life less complicated and our home a peaceful place. And “Mleko” means milk: a simple product for daily use. Katarzyna Załuska and Michal Załuski. [...] Read more
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    Meet our Makers: Kaaita

    We spoke to KAAITA’s founder Alenka Repič. Alenka is one of those people who immediately exude real passion for what they do and what they stand for. She is a loud advocate of design with purpose. KAAITA focuses on the sustainable production of smartly designed goods. That is why they are interested in details and [...] Read more
  • Thrifting Made Easier: 5 Simple Steps to Second-Hand Shopping

    Never sure what to take home when you are out second-hand shopping? Or even what to leave behind since there are SOOO many things there. I agree it can be daunting to make the best buying decision. While everyone’s décor needs are different, I have discovered in many years of second-hand shopping that preparation is [...] Read more
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    Homage to Niko Kralj: Unknown Famous Designer

    Unknown Famous Designer was the name of Niko Kralj’s anthological exhibition highlighting the lifetime achievements of prolific Slovenian designer, architect and lecturer few years ago. I used it as title of this story because it perfectly sums up the relationship we have with pioneer of Slovenian industrial design - he was often overlooked. Nearly every [...] Read more
  • Studio August spring/summer 17 collection - available at utopiast.com

    Endless Summer: Getaway Essentials

    Work is out, temperatures are hot, vacation mood is on. Pure fun, lots of ice cream and spending as many days as possible near the water are our only plans for the next two months. Summer is the season of simplicity so when it comes to packing think about versatile pieces grounded in light-colored neutrals [...] Read more
  • Decorating Don’ts: Utopiast Cheat Sheet

    We have all been there; it looked amazing in our mind, each piece worked perfectly by it self, but when putting it all together, nothing worked as it was supposed to. Designing a home is a form of art: It takes a lot of time, patience and sometimes a few bad choices before we get [...] Read more
  • 05 studio Effortless top - available at utopiast.com

    Effortlessly Modern: Intimate Layers by 05 Studio

    Effortlessly modern, comfortable, yet distinctive. There are few pieces in our wardrobes that need to meet higher expectations than lingerie. Beside flattering the body, the most intimate layers also need to support us in daily activities, impart confidence while staying comfortable.   Fortunately new generation of designers is approaching these wardrobe foundations with fresh inspirations [...] Read more
  • Summer Ready: Modern Workwear Essentials

    I know... your work style is probably the last thing on your mind upon the arrival of the sweet summer season. But the truth is although we look forward to our days off, we still spend most of the summer Mondays-to-Fridays in the office trying to look smart and polished. Therefore we've brought together a [...] Read more
  • Studio August spring/summer 17 collection - available at utopiast.com

    Modern Simplicity: Elevated Wardrobe Essentials by August

    Clean forms, refined lines, silent expressiveness. Harmony between comfort, practicality, and style is the the signature aesthetic of August, the clothing line created by Äli Kargoja. Born and raised in Talinn, Estonia, Äli created her brand after graduation from Studio Berçot Fashion School in Paris and work at the studios of Nicolas Andreas Taralis and [...] Read more
  • Milano Design Week Favourites

    Milano Design Week: Utopiast Favourites

    Milano design week is one of the biggest and most important fairs in the trade. It has been around since 1961, with the original focus on Italian furniture. The trade show grew in size and diversity over the years. Design week can be roughly divided in two main events. The ‘Salone del Mobile’ and ‘Fuorisalone’ [...] Read more
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