East European Music Conference//Sibiu 2017

This summer we were invited to make the lounge for the first East European Music Conference in Sibiu. Powered by Banca Transilvania. We also took care of the stage design, keeping it minimal so the speakers would be totally in the light. Great conferences, good vibes and most interesting people. Thank you, ARTmania Events!!!!

Sibiu is a great place and I am glad there is this new project: Sibiu-festival city! Hope it will grow nicely.

The team: Ioana Trantea, Tibi Anghel, Liviu Revnic and Ciprian. All the love for the effort and ideas!

Natura Fest 2017

It’s almost summer so we start with a shadow structure for Natura Fest 2017. Parcul Izvor//Bucharest//26 may-28may. If in Bucharest, come enjoy!

Team: Ioana, Cristi, Florin, Buze, Vidi, Tibi.

Seaside travel // waiting for summer

Another post I forgot to post. Better late than never:)

Summer is almost over, but we started traveling in may and ending it in September, so it’s cool, we still got time to chill. I’ve been going to the Bulgarian seaside; it’s more empty and wild than the Romanian one. Also good for wild camping, with forests, large empty beaches, beautiful country roads, fields that go on forever and an emptiness that soothes the soul.

We usually stay in Krapets and from there you can take your bike and just go for miles and miles. Last time we went from Krapets to Ezeretzs, taking the not so traveled country roads, between pine forests and sunflower fields, stopped on the beach in Ezeretz, than moved on to Shabla, a comunist seaside resort, funny and sunny, lots of contrast there too… Ezeretz is a village, with fruits and small roads, stone houses and beehives. The smell reminded me of the place i grew up in, in the country side, middle of Romania; summer smells the same everywhere. Like hot animal loo, fruits and the thirsty earth.

Then you can go on from Shabla to Tyulenovo, on a nice road…the only thing here is that we met some dogs on the way and was a little difficult to get pass them. After…my bike broke…so we had to do 35 km with a broken bike, in the dark, on a main road, was quite freaky but we made it home in the end. alive. trembling, but alive. Lucky me, Andreea gave me her good trek bike and she struggled with mine, as i was already on a breaking point.

In may we were in Greece, also biking  a lot on our magic island. This we’re planning to do again in a couple of weeks, so…will be continued.

 

Waha Lounge @ street delivery 2016

I’ve been taking long breaks from this blog. I want to write more, maybe on daily basis, but I need exercise and clarity. So wish me luck, I hope it will happen at least weekly in the beginning.

So remembering summer…another yearly project that I love and enjoy making. It’s the Waha Lounge @ Street delivery festival. Street Delivery is an urban festival in Bucharest, one that draws attention to the public life of the city, trying to make the people come together and use the streets for learning, playing, creating small communities. The community feeling is quite lost in the big cities, and in Bucharest is getting lost also. So this festival is making something concrete. It closes one street in the center of the city, for cars, and opens it for people and their activities.

Everybody wants to be there. In the first years, cause I’ve been participating since it started, it was more money oriented, but in the last years something changed and the whole gathering took a nice artsy turn.

My friends that are making the Waha festival, one lovely festival in the Romanian mountains, wanted to be present again this year with a forestry lounge, to let people know about the location and line up of the festival. The challenge is to cover more than 200 square meters in only a couple of hours, as the  street starts closing only that morning.

And of course, trying to use the old walls and fences and everything there is around. After we finished, we met a really nice Norwegian writer, by accident, and also by accident he told us he came to Romania especially to go to Waha Festival. So good energies attract good people. It was a nice preview for the summer festival, where we ended up in July, but that is another story.

love&light&easy living

 

Creative Fest 2016

The lounge area we made for Creative Fest 2016.

The place looks better with people chilling, so I won’t show you the making off process.

I like the contrast between the huge metal structure in the back and the happy place we created. Bucharest is still a city of contrasts.

the Happy team: Ioana, Vidi, Buze and Cristi.

 

Agora InCotroceni

AGORA INCOTROCENI a insemnat activarea comunitatii locale printr-un eveniment public, desfasurat intr-o intersectie, pana atunci plina de masini parcate si cam atat.

Impreuna cu UNNU am realizat mobilierul urban care a imbracat pentru o zi intersectia, transformand-o intr-o piata urbana in adevaratul sens al cuvantului.

Ziua a fost plina de activitati si ateliere dedicate copiilor cat si ateliere participative in care s-au luat decizii legate de cartier, totul fiind coordonat de tinerii inimosi din Incotroceni.

InCotroceni  inseamna o mana de oameni care si-au propus  sa faca din Cotroceni un spatiu mai bun de locuit, un cartier mai primitor si mai armonios. Din cate am vazut pe 2 iulie, sunt pe drumul cel bun si eu una sunt fericita ca am putut ajuta! 

Blaj Alive 2016 Stage Deco

Summer has started for us!

First stop was Blaj Alive Festival, a small but strong festival in Transylvania.  Thanks the organizers for having us there and the great atmosphere!

Met some good old friends and made new ones, feels like a great summer ahead.

The beautiful team:

Ioana ~ the witch

Zino ~ the shaman

Tudor ~ the flying elf

Green cat pouf

Meet Sonia’s green cat pouf. She is learning to climb and walk with the help of the mighty cat!

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Bohemian Square//Brasov//2015

Another summer installation. This time in Brasov, Romania, for Bohemian Square Festival.

I called it ” squares in squares”. My idea was to make the place warmer through colors and interaction. So we put together some wood structures to define the new space, filled them with recycled pallets and fluffy pillows, and colored the sky. The Urban Lounge became the place to meet for that weekend! It was a lot of work for us and the people who helped, especially cause the weather was cold and we had one week of continuous rain to finished the work, but, at the end, the sun started to shine and of course, like it always happens, everything turned out just fine!

Many tkanks to Restauratorii & QUIB for all the wood work. Thanks the organizers for inviting us, and to the magic team: Vidi, Raluca, Tibi, Ioana, Moise for the textile work and to Ioana and Laura for giving us a great house& time in Brasov.

Much Love!

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La Obiect – “piete in piete” – instalatie efemera pentru Bohemian Square, Brasov.

Airfield Festival 2015

Location design for Airfield Festival 2015//Sibiu//Romania.

The festival is happening on an airfield and there’s a lot of flying and floating around:)

We tried to keep it simple and relaxed. Mandalas were looking good as seen from above.  Can’t wait for next year’s adventure~!

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magic team: ioana, mihaela, zino, margi, ciprian, radu, stefi, irina, tiganu, rares, andrei, dani  & wonder jo & all the great volunteers from Sibiu!

Electric Castle 2015

It’s been a long time since I wrote something here. Didn’t have time and didn’t feel like writing. It’s winter and I dream of summer and remember all the cool things we’ve done 😀 around the country. The first was Electric Castle Festival, the magic festival near Cluj, on a beautiful castle site. It’s my third time at the castle and I already feel like home there. About last year’s experience you can read here.

It’s like a dream being there for more than one week and working on the chill areas. Colours, hammocks, shadow, lights…music. If you’re not into music you can still spend some time there, going to  Restoration workshops happening all summer//powered by Transylvania Trust.

magic team: ioana, andrei, cristi, marcel, andrei i, gabi, carla, andrei g, oti & a big, big help from the logistics team of the festival. Thanks beautiful people!

I’m just gonna leave here the pictures people from all over the world took @ the festival.

 

Shadow @ Coresi Mall Brasov

This spring  Brasov called us again, for a nice project @ the newest mall in the city, Coresi Mall. The architect, Iulian Calen designed a green area with a bicycle parking place and a skate park, and a wood structure, that we had to colour and construct our shadow on.

When we started there were no people coming to sit on the grass, but, as we built our shadow and layers, people started coming and relaxing there, looking at the mountains and having lunch.

We are not fans of shopping resorts, in general,  but we do like this spot in the city, a free green spot with a twist. And it’s nice to see that a Mall tries to give something back to the city.

And we’ll be back in august for Bohemian Square, the urban culture festival taking place in the center of the city!

Thanks to our brave helpers from Alpine Zone and collaborators from Alpinisha!

The magic team:

Ioana Trantea: witch

Cristo: shaman

Razvan, Ionut :  elves

Bazar Pub in Brasov

Our idea of a RuinPUb. La Obiect @ Bohemian Flow // 2015 // Brasov // Romania

One month in Cambodia

This winter I was for one month in paradise. And paradise is in Cambodia. I’ve documented the journey in a little journal, but now I only feel like sharing the pictures I took. If you want to know more about some place that you see in pictures, or traveling info, please leave a comment. Enjoy!

The Rainbow Caterpillar

The Rainbow Caterpillar is an object we made for Oscar After School in Tg Jiu. There are over 15 kids resting and playing with it as we write. It has many many little legs and all the rainbow colours!

For this kind of spaces we have also other versatile objects prepared. One of them is the textile hop-scotch. It can be easily used inside and moved around.

Let’s play!