If bags could talk, they would certainly tell us many stories. But what stories can someone tell us who has been designing bags herself – and has been doing so successfully for a long time? We asked designer Ina Kent for an interview and found out what her first bag looked like in the 1970s, what she thinks of gender-specific bags and that she regularly carries watermelons…

Inspired by the magic of the moment, the One Life Group’s state-of-the-art location „Ziizuu“ is a hideaway for the mind and palate. Here you can enjoy a cosmopolitan fine dining experience in the centre of the city. Inspired by the metropolises of this world, with an out-of-the-box interior, atmospheric light installations, green plants, smooth DJ beats and Euro-Asian fusion cuisine, Ziizuu is the hip #placetobe for summer nights in Vienna’s city centre.

“Hey Vienna, At least one concept from Berlin made it to the neighbourhood” could be read on the red backlit notice board at the opening of the new Shiso location. The burgers with an Asian twist are now also available in Vienna. But it’s not just the culinary side of things that’s best of both worlds here. Thanks to the renowned architecture studio Tzou Lubroth the interior is very stylish – including a pinch of Viennese style.

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HOW TO MAKE GUESTS HAPPY? WITH THEIR FIRST HOSPITALITY PROJECT, NILS AM SEE, VERENA WOHLKÖNIG AND JÜRGEN HAMBERGER FROM MEZZA-MAISO HAVE PROVEN THAT THEY KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE HOLIDAYMAKERS SMILE. IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT HOTEL DESIGN, THE FOUNDERS OF THE VIENNESE INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM REVEAL HOW ROOM CATEGORIES AND COOKING INGREDIENTS ARE CONNECTED, WHAT THE SALT IN THE SOUP HAS TO DO WITH ART AND WHY IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT FEELING.

An oasis of tranquility in the bustling heart of the metropolis. A place of contemplation and retreat, serving as a counterpoint to the bustling activities of the urban surroundings. The historically preserved ensemble, consisting of a former courthouse and a women’s prison, has been redesigned, expanded, and repurposed by the architects Grüntuch Ernst. It now houses the Hotel Wilmina, the Lovis Restaurant, and an art and cultural space called Amtsalon.

Between the forest and the orchard is the perfect place at the Apfelhotel to
unwind, and there’s now a new Yoga- and movement room to do the same.
The natural shades in the light-filled space ground you, the wood provides
strength and the floaty curtains allow negative thoughts to be carried away
on the wind. In addition to yoga or tabata sessions, meditation is another popular option with chanting, singing bowls and harmonium. Would you like a taster of what to expect? Yoga teacher Silvia takes us on an enlightening voyage through our bodies.

Vienna, 18 April – The Calle Libre Street Art association, known for its artworks on façades in urban spaces, is surprising us with its latest initiative: the exhibition “Comm:unity – a female street art exhibition” brings street art to the renowned Galerie Hartinger. From 25 April 2024, the gallery will be presenting a diverse selection of works by six talented female artists from the street art scene.

In the realm of haute couture, few names command as much attention and admiration as Nana Kwame Adusei. Renowned for his exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, and celebration of African heritage, Adusei has emerged as a trailblazer in the world of fashion, captivating audiences with his bold designs and uncompromising vision. From the runways of Paris to the streets of Accra, his creations transcend borders, bridging the gap between tradition and modernity with effortless grace.