• Techno detectives

    14 February 2019

    Under clear skies we never think about this category of technologies, but that's the right time to do so. Instead of panic, the cases of "I lost something, help!" are cleared out by several clever heads. We're talking about the various anti-theft technologies: bluetooth trackers for your bike, wallet or ever cat; mobile apps that will protect your phone or help you find it; and even backpacks with clever zippers that will not let you down.
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  • A Rainbow of Stories

    7 February 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photos Sevda Semer

    "I knew that I felt attracted to men but I didn’t have that word to describe it until I was 14-15 years old", remembers Florin Buhuceanu, an LGBTI rights activist since the 90s. He's from Romania - a country that is so similar to ours but did you know that, while we decriminalize homosexuality in 1968, Romanians stop throwing people in jail for it in 2001? Many other parts of Florin's story turn our idea of his country around and that's one of the things that brought us to Cedric and Aline Feito - the gay twins who travel the world to collect personal LGBTI stories like Florin's as part of their project PAINT.
  • Time to go to bed

    10 January 2019

    As much as you'd like to, you'd never get a medal for "I don't speak before my first cup of coffee" or "I've not slept enough". Actually, in the epidemics of insufficient sleep (a problem for nearly every second person), the only people who win are the ones who know how important sleep is - and why they need to focus on getting it. Between podcasts that get you to sleep, gently spraying lavender on your pillow in order to relax, and blue light filters for your phone, do you know which of those will actually work? Time to get serious about going to bed.
  • Three Extreme Days

    29 November 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova

    If something sounds extreme to you, it's probably an everyday thing for the people we'll meet at the Days of the Challenges forum. There'll be live presentations, workshops and film screenings on themes like climbing, cycling, windsurfing and more.
  • Smart converstions

    1 November 2018

    text Kristina Yordanova

    This fall's Ratio gives the microphone to topics, which cover Earth, Space, insects and even things we thought for a fantasy fairytale not long ago. We are gaining knowledge from scientists mainly in english and after that we are celabrating with an afterparty.
  • Sofia Game Night

    1 November 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova

    Оn November 3rd we press the start button of Sofia Game Night or the first big event for video-, board- and all sorts of other games, which brings together 19 locations and even more organizations (lead by Goethe Institute and Game Dev Summit).
  • The things of life: Folch Studio

    1 November 2018

    In their office with huge windows in Barcelona for a moment it seems like they have everything: both powerful design projects and enough time for surfing and innocent side entertainment like the erotic magazine Odiseo.
  • Before The Night of The Games: Martin Kadinov

    25 October 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova photos Sevda Semer

    "We do clean our rooms!", he says through laughter when we take on the awkward theme of stereotypes about gamers.
  • High-energy buddies

    18 October 2018

    If you look them sideways, the phones are only getting thinner - and the battery suffers from this diet. If you'd like to say "I'm at 1%, be quick" less often, we try out a few smart ways to give some juice to your device.
  • Under world

    4 October 2018

    "Dark, and dusty, and dirty, and scary". Kind of paradoxical that this is a line out of a song with the name of Sofia, my love, no?
  • Graf Ignatiev - igniting public opinion

    4 October 2018

    One would hope that after the enormous mishap when the new renovation of Dondukov Blvd was uncovered, the municipality would be more careful with renovations - but alas.
  • Frederik and Sophia in Sofia

    4 October 2018

    text and photos Sevda Semer

    He’s from Denmark, she’s from Brazil, and it shows in their temperatment and style. He’ll say hello with a handshake, she – with a cup of warm mate (a traditional tea and ritual that she brought from home). Together, they find perfect balance in their live and in a mutual business by the name of Homs Arthaus: a brand for male jumpsuits, in which Sophia Dias is a designer and an illustrator, and Frederik Vincent – the mind for business (and a model of the brand, at least for our photo today). While they’re putting up and installation in Aether by the principle of "show – don’t tell" about the idea behind their new collection, we ask who’s the kind of guy who’d find himself in a floral jumpsuit, how did they chose to live and work in Sofia, and why expressive gestures can be a reminder of home.
  • New LIfe Str.

    20 September 2018

    by Nikola Shahpazov

    While Ivan Vazov Str. is all under construction because of the ancient water system, a project for reconstruction has been created by young urbanists place.make.
  • Park ≠ Parking

    30 August 2018

    text Nikola Shahpazov photos Natalia Ivanova

    We're skeptical about every new decision of the Sofia Municipality and you can hardly blame us. We admit, however, that it sometimes surprises us with adequate actions, the only criticism for which we have is that they could have been taken 10 years ago. Currently, we're talking about the parking space around the National staduim which is finally being cleared out, shrunk and made paid.
  • Nominate 2018's Heroes

    16 August 2018

    text Violeta Ivanova photo Yana Lozeva

  • The endless conversation about time

    19 July 2018

    An hour forward or an hour back did we turn the clock tomorrow? We are sure that you hear this question twice a year, but now we need to think about it third time - till August 16, the European Commission asks how much we like Daylight Saving Time. Vote here: bit.ly/2J0d6Ig
  • Don't Miss This Championship

    19 July 2018

    photos Gregor Znidarsic

    If the Finals with 22 on the field still keep you going, maybe it's a good idea to change the pitch. Here's a suggestion: Тhe World Footbag Championships runs from 22 to 28 July in Sofia hall in Borisova Garden so don't miss it.
  • The House of Contention

    5 July 2018

    This is how the new thorn in the eyes of the conversations about our urban environment look like. We like it. Not because it was built on time, the concrete at its base is perfect or is the ideal sculpture we want to see in the garden next to the Palace. The Bronze House of Plamen Deyanofff is not all that. But it is a lion's jump over the recent traditional outbursts around the European presidency (yes, we're talking about the lion in front the National Palace of Culture). And in fact, it fulfills the main task of contemporary art - to burn up controversy and wake us up to think.
  • June 1: Better Than Birthday

    23 May 2018

  • Grab The Cocktail by The Tail

    10 May 2018

    "And they lived happily, drinking cocktails for seven days" - this could be your summary of the week between May 14 and May 20, if you follow World Class Cocktail Week around the city.

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