Last weekend I hopped on the Berlin-Warsaw Express train and headed over to the capital of Poland. I want to try and get round all the capitals in Europe and I thought it made sense to head to Warsaw whilst living in neighbouring Germany.
As soon as we arrived I knew that the place was going to be full of loads of design inspiration that I wanted to share on Creaty.
Warsaw comes with the same array of quirky design that I’ve come to expect from most capital cities these days, but it is quite unique in the way the architecture is so varied. You’ve got pretty old town buildings standing side-by-side with Communist-era 1960s blocks, alongside a couple of high rises that went up in the 90s and noughties.
Whilst wandering around the city and in and out of cafes I came across a few really cool design ideas that I wanted to share.
The library-cum-serving hatch: Cafe Kafka
This café was a recommendation by a friend who is a Warsaw native (dziękuję, Adam). We went twice and the food was brilliant and cheap both times – 21 Złoty (£3.50 ish) for a stupendous full English. But the thing that I really loved about this café was the library wall featuring a serving hatch.
Now, any ideas how I can work this into my 34m2 appartment are very welcome.
Washing Machine Drum Lampshade: Best Seler Wegańskie Burgery
This lunch place served us brilliant vegan burgers which were available in all kinds of variations and with different sauces. I loved the interior design of the place which was very much going for an upcycling look with sofas made from pallets and stools fashioned from old bikes.
My favourite was the lampshade made from an old washing machine drum. I have been on the hunt for a lampshade for my flat for ages and although I don’t think something quite this imposing would work in my teeny flat, it’s definitely great inspiration.
Aside from all the mega cool interior design I found, there was also loads of street art to be found in Warsaw: