Category: Romania

Romanian IA

The Romanian IA – The Fashion Icon Designers #GIVECREDIT

The brief story of how the Romanian IA turned from an ethnic blouse into a fashion icon. Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Philippe Guilet, just to mention a few, found a genuine source of inspiration in the Romanian traditional folk costume. Truth to be told, it all started with Matisse’s paintings and French Designer Paul Poiret.

Garlic protection

The Magical Garlic of All People

Garlic protection goes much further than the vampire repellant reputation. All over the world garlic-related traditions are closely linked with abundance, crops, women, children, soul, good luck & much more …

Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

June 24 has a special significance for both Romanians and all those who appreciate the beauty and meaning of the traditional folk costume. Every year, on June 24, we celebrate The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse and this is what happens around the world this year.

The Magical Garlic

The Magical Garlic – Vampire Stories

Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, made famous Romania’s belief that garlic wards off the vampires. But, when you start really looking for the truth, things look very different. Romans, Greeks, Indians, Mongolians, Egyptians and so many more share the same belief.

La Blouse Roumaine

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

The Romanian IA or La Blouse Roumaine as it came to be known has a long lasting love story with French painter Henri Matisse. This is their story …

A'topia

A’TOPIA

A’TOPIA is Ciprian Istrate’s first solo show at Galateca Gallery exhibition space. In case you are in Bucharest, take the time and go see A’TOPIA exhibition which is open between July 13 – September 3, 2017.

Vintage Romanian IA

Vintage Romanian IA Exhibition at ParkLake  

June 24 of each year is the day when The International Day of IA is celebrated all over the globe. This story is about Iulia Gorneanu’s exquisite vintage Romanian IA collection. 

MVP Academy

2017 MVP Academy – Applications Now Open

The MVP Academy acceleration program, developed by TechHub Bucharest, recently announced that applications are open for the 4th edition of the accelerator dedicated to tech businesses. Startups can apply by Sunday, February 9, 2017.

FitBit

FitBit Acquires Vector Watch

In March 2015, I was writing on my blog about the pre-order launch campaign launch of Vector — the smartwatch with Romanian DNA which promised customers 30-days battery life. One year, just few days after CES, FitBit announced Vector’s aquisition.

Biodiesel locomotive

The First Biodiesel Locomotive in Romania

It took over a year for a team of engineers at Reloc-Electroputere VFU Craiova to build the first the first locomotive in Romanian running exclusively on pure biodiesel (B100) or vegetable oil.