Humans of Prague Book
Czech travel photographer Tomáš Princ, the creator of the Humans of Prague blog, has released a glossy photo book presenting the most interesting stories from the past five years. The 370-page full-color tome (Labyrint) is available for 790 CZK in both Czech and English language versions and presents the residents of the Czech capital city as thoughtful observers and storytellers as well as witty commentators on their own lives. See our interview with Mr. Princ here.
My Czech Map Photo Cork Board
The intrepid traveler, nature lover, and blogger Zuzana Cabejšková designed this adhesive cork board in the shape of the Czech Republic as a distinctly non-digital repository for Czechia memories. Display photos, tickets, and other souvenirs on 14 individual cork regions that can be assembled into one large (79 x 45 x 0.4 cm) wall map. A truly sustainable souvenir—the packaging acts as a postage box. Price is 590 CZK; purchase here.
Miluju Prahu 2018 Calendar
Fans of MilujuPrahu.cz have once again chosen their favorite images of Prague from top Czech photographers which were then compiled into one stunning 14-page wall calendar. The majority of the proceeds from the calendar will go to support the children of Hostivice Klokánek, an orphanage outside of Prague. At 250 CZK, it’s a steal for lovers of the dramatic European cityscape. Order here.
Natalie Gray Design Textiles with Prague and Czech Republic Motifs
Prague-based designer Natalie Gray has created a lovely collection of textiles—wallpaper, purses, wallets, pencil cases, and more—inspired by the Czech lands. The Pigeons of Vršovice motif features architectural gems from the streets of the artist’s own neighborhood while the Klara from Moravia doll is a tribute to Moravian folk costumes. Also worth a mention: pillow covers adorned with the peacocks of the Senat Gardens and a large pocket mirror patterned with the Koi carp of Baroque Kroměříž, a UNESCO heritage site. Order via Etsy or nataliegraydesign.com.
Tickets for the Pub In the Glade (Hospoda Na Mýtince)
The English-language productions of Zdeněk Svěrák and Ladislav Smoljak’s Cirmman plays have become quite the sensation on Prague’s English-language theater circuit and beyond—the talented Cimrman players even took their act Stateside last year. In October, the troupe debuted a new show The Pub in the Glade, the story of a pub in the middle of the forest and its colorful regular customers. Tickets to the December 29 performance will make a nice stocking stuffer for Czech culture buffs, particularly those who appreciate the absurdist comedy of Cimrman, the greatest Czech who never existed. Order tickets online here.