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Żurnal<br />Volume 1
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chylak, we’re happy to share with you the inaugural printed edition of Żurnal.
Małgosia Bela
I miss the creative exchange for which we used to have time at work.
Zoe Suen
Regardless of the geopolitics and all the prejudice that shapes how we think about China as a market, it’s important to understand that it is just people on the other side of the world.
Natalia Grabowska
To understand architecture, you need to enter and feel it, not just talk about it.
Zofia Jaworowska & Michał Sikorski
A crisis is the best moment to try to make the world a better place.
Natasha Pickowicz
Baking is my way of bringing people together – says Brooklyn-based pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz, whose old-school community bake sales raise money for nonprofits.
Flisacy and their rafting culture
Tycka, Odpychacka, Pojazda – How the Rafting Culture is Still Alive Today and Rafting on the Dunajec River Still Awe-inspiring.
Magdalena Karpińska
I think a lot about the absurd nature of reality, and you can see traces of these ruminations in my work. There are days when the thought that the world is more and more absurd is terrifying, and there are days when it is reassuring.
Vava Dudu
Drawing is the best way to say what you want to say without all the “blah blah blah” – says Parisian polymorph artist Vava Dudu, who merges fashion with drawing, painting, and music.
Lesia Khomenko
To rethink what is happening, why is it happening in the 21st century, how this became the new normal. That’s how I see the role of an artist.
Rosh Mahtani
I started designing jewellery out of loneliness, to start a dialogue and to help other people feel less alone – says Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani, who talks with us about her wax sculptures, living in London, and finding light in the dark.
Julia Haghjoo
I believe that everything happens for a reason and that I’ll always find my way.
Gunia Nowik
Buying a work of art is such an intimate transaction, it requires one-on-one contact between the piece and the viewer. You can’t convey those emotions through the internet – says Gunia Nowik, the founder of a new contemporary art space in Warsaw, the Gunia Nowik Gallery.
Monica Ainley de La Villardière
I appreciate the trends, I don’t think it’s anything bad to dress trendy, but it has never been my thing. I’m more about finding what works for me.
Ramya Giangola
The best advice is to keep your eyes open, don’t judge or avoid looking at things that may not be totally connected to your personal style, because this is how you can refine your eye.
Chloé Harrouche
You have to have your own identity, you’ll never succeed if you copy other people.
Karla Gruszecka
Fashion should be a reprieve.
Géraldine Boublil
People are attracted to interior design in the same way they are attracted to art — it’s very emotional.
Shini Park
To be be amazing at storytelling you need to see past trends, past what people are doing right now.
Marta Cygan
It’s really not cool, especially now, to be expensively dressed.
Jen Azoulay
My advice for anyone who wants a career in fashion is to start at the very bottom, because that’s how you learn things.
Agnieszka Grochowska
Mistakes are vital to art.
Lotta Nieminen
The quiet lets me hear my own thoughts.
Maria Karpińska
Books are a reliable antidote to stress related to the overwhelming situation around us.
Maria Jeglińska-Adamczewska
I dream that one day we’ll be able to outfit a house solely with Polish brands.
Ola Niepsuj
Sometimes I manage to convince a children’s book publisher to make the mayor of a town a woman instead of a man, or to have a boy pretending to cook instead of pretending to race cars.
Ania Jóźwiak & Stanisław Boniecki
In New York you always feel like everyone is doing something cooler than you.
The House Under The Firs
The Polish town of Zakopane in the beginning of the 20th century was a place where you could suspend the norms that ruled the rest of the land.
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