Little Britain in Millenium City
The photographer and artist Lilya Corneli and stylist Olga Schloemer launched the Project “To Be a Muse” after Corneli was inspired by Vienna’s great portrait painters, like Klimt and Schiele. She took a look-alike selfie, posted it on instagram and the concept was born. She then invited friends to reenact the artwork and now she offers two-day experiences for visitors to Vienna. tobeamuse.art
Science fiction meets wearable aesthetics at Vienna’s tallest skyscraper. Futurist colors and natural fabrics combine in a marriage of utility and beauty. Urban utopia, or brave new world?
Vienna has succumbed to the concept market: a compilation of fashion, design and food vendors brought together for their new, trendy or popular offerings.
Fair fashion made in Austria, finally a trend that’s sustainable
Thoughts from our expert on design, gadgets and joie de vivre
Functionality and harmonious aesthetics are combined in this beautiful, all-purpose Japanese-style knife. A trusty friend in any kitchen, its blade is crafted from micro carbide powdered steel for premium use. Incredibly thin, yet impressively stable and durable, the blade is honed on both sides, with a birch grip for a good hold.
As captivating as a flourishing garden, this perfume harnesses exotic floral scents in a celebration of the vitality, authenticity and joyful energy of women. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, Gucci Bloom Acque Di Fiori comes in a vintage powder pink box with herbal motifs and features notes of green galbanum, natural tuberose, jasmine and the exotic Rangoon creeper.
Procure yourself some serious attitude while keeping it genuine with these no-nonsense, ethically made frames. Largely handmade, these Swedish glasses cater to those shrewd enough to not spend too much but still need to look sharp.
Need a reprieve from the heat during Vienna’s short-but-sweltering summer? This smart fan keeps air cool and clean, and its sleek and modern look won’t throw off your decorating scheme either. Powerful yet quiet, this fan is perfect for those with allergies as its charcoal filter can reduce irritants in the air.
Manufactured on Wallensteinplatz in Vienna, these pillows are designed to help you beat the heat. The Tencel (a renewable wood fiber) cover retains sweat and controls heat while the stuffing keeps you cool and dry while you slumber, with natural latex, horsehair, spelt shell and millet shell available. Owning one of these responsibly made pillows will ensure you’re rested and ready for summer fun.
Hoping to bring Victorian-era fan language back to the mainstream, Danish designers Hoppen and Borberg have created a stunning line of traditional birchwood-and-cotton fans to communicate with. At your next garden party, simply hold the fan over your mouth to tell everyone you’re single, or throw the fan on the floor to say, “I hate you.”
Stylish, yet rugged and durable, this three-person tent has three entrances to ensure you’ll remain friends and never step on each other in the night. A mesh ceiling allows you to gaze at the starry sky. With storm protection and a “tentertainment” center, you can be a true city slicker in the great outdoors.
An amphibious must-have, these whimsical shorts can follow you on land and sea all summer. Quick-drying DWR-coated fabric affords a seamless swimming-to-hiking transition while its ingenious design allows for practical packing – you can fold it into its own pocket.
You’re proud of your favorite city, so why not make a public statement? Wear a map of Vienna as well as coordinates on the sleeves, just in case you forget where you’re from. Different cities available
These stunning and soft towels/sarongs/beach mats are a versatile addition to your next beach excursion. Designed by brothers Grigoris and Constantinos Samaras and produced by Greek weavers, these tasseled beauties are made out of Tencel, a quick-drying natural fabric. Even better, they’re even sand-resistant for blissful sunbathing sessions.
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Sleep like a Victorian on a bed of your personal collection of pressed flowers! This print on 100% cotton bed linens features natural specimens to admire on your way to dreamland. Melancholy yet beautiful, revel in some summertime wistfulness. Single