2/7/12

Printa, Budapest

Printa, Budapest


I've really fallen in love with Budapest. I know I was whining in my last entry but I've made an effort the last few days to do what I originally set out to do with my trip, that is to live my life in another country. By this I mean I've taken time to chill out, sleep in, design, wander the neighbourhood, laugh with girlfriends, drink coffee and eat good food rather than bustle around from place to place. I'm staying in the Jewish quarter of Pest, which is an amazing neighbourhood full of cafes, bars, cheap food and independent shops. It feels good to be here and there is still much to explore. So, for now, I think I might stay awhile.

While out and about today I came past Printa, a design shop, gallery, silkscreen studio and café just down the street from where I'm staying. Their coffee is some of the best I've had and the space is incredibly inspiring for getting work done. I ended up staying for way longer than intended, making me late for a coffee date down the street, but it was totally worth it. I bought their limited edition Printa's Pest map, pictured below. It highlights some of their favourite spots in the city and is a beautiful example of their silkscreening. It also came with four postcards, which I have been doing so well with lately! It's such a cool project to share your city and it got me thinking of how I could do the same for Calgary when I return in the summer.

Looking forward to a bit more time to check out some of Printa's recommendations and for returning for a few more coffees at this beautiful shop.

Printa, Budapest      Printa, Budapest

Printa, Budapest      Printa, Budapest

Printa, Budapest      Printa, Budapest

Printa's Pest, an illustrated guide to Budapest
Printa's Pest, an illustrated guide to Budapest
Printa's Pest, an illustrated guide to Budapest
Printa's Pest, an illustrated guide to Budapest
Printa's Pest, an illustrated guide to Budapest

5 comments:

  1. This post was 100% eyeball arousal. That map delights the heck out of me.

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  2. lovely - can't wait to see this in person. xo

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  3. You're so fitting in with that culture!

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  4. I love your Budapest posts and this one is by far my favourite. I think I have looked through them and read them 3 or 4 times. You are inspiring Chelsea! I think it is so wonderful that you are following your love for travel, adventure and creating beautiful things. I have really enjoyed snooping around your blog and seeing your adventures. I might have written this in one of your posts before but it is all true.
    I hope you are having a wonderful time in Poland and enjoying your Poland.
    Have a delightful weekend.
    Crystal

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    1. Crystal I really hope you can make it to Budapest someday soon! I didn't know much about it going in and it has been a highlight of my travels. When you go please let me know, I have lots of other recommendations! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog and leave a note, much appreciated!

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