Pokretači #69 Kristina Cvjetičanin – Strength Training Pančevo / Pančevo, Beograd

Kristina Cvjetičanin iz Strength Training Pančevo, šampionka u powerliftingu, o tome kako je krenula da se bavi ovim, sve popularnijim, sportom, i kako joj je dizanje velikih težina ojačalo ne samo telo već i duh. Beleške Starting Strength – Mark Rippetoe Alan Thrall Barbell Medicine BuffDudes Interesuju vas sport i fitness? Poslušajte i moj intervju sa Nikolom Šimšićem i Milošem Erićem iz Sportifica. Pratite Pokretače … Continue reading Pokretači #69 Kristina Cvjetičanin – Strength Training Pančevo / Pančevo, Beograd

Pokretači #68 Slavimir Stojanović Futro / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Slavimir Stojanović Futro je jedan od najuspešnijih i najpoznatijih grafičkih dizajnera u Srbiji. Pored dizajna bavi se i pisanjem i predaje na Fakultetu Primenjenih Umetnosti u Beogradu.Pričali smo o njegovom razvojom putu, koji je išao preko Geteborga, Beograda 90ih i Ljubljane, kao i o vrednostima koje dobar dizajn (kao i dobro pisanje) … Continue reading Pokretači #68 Slavimir Stojanović Futro / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (44): Derelict Showcase of Modernity’s Greatest Evil

Staro Sajmište was built as an art-deco fairground to promote modernisation of Yugoslavia by providing the newest wares and technologies, mostly from the West. It was opened by a consortium of local businessmen on September 11, 1937, with a few expansions (notably the Turkish and German pavilion) constructed in 1938, based on the designs by Rajko Tatić, Miroslav Lučković and Đorđe Lukić. It was the … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (44): Derelict Showcase of Modernity’s Greatest Evil

Belgrade 2020: Three Things to Look Forward To

I got burnt last year by making a list of things to look forward to in Belgrade in 2019. Two out of four did not come to pass (Chinese Cultural Centre and St Sava Mosaics), and the restored Palilula market only opened in the last few days of 2019. Still, I decided to press on this year, out of spite to the general chaos surrounding … Continue reading Belgrade 2020: Three Things to Look Forward To

Magic of Epiphany in Serbia

The Feast of Epiphany, which according to the Julian calendar falls on January 19, is the day with some of the most colourful rituals in Serbia as it marks the end of Christmastide. Given it is the day when, according to the New Testament, Jesus’s divine mission became apparent to the masses after his baptism in the river Jordan, most of the folk rituals surrounding … Continue reading Magic of Epiphany in Serbia

How Ivan Meštrović brought the Kosovo Myth to life

In 1911, Ivan Meštrović, a Croatian sculptor raised in Dalmatian backwater and educated in Vienna, who was hailed as one of the greatest of his generation and a successor to Rodin,  caused the first of many political stirs in his life. Instead of exhibiting his monumental, secession-inspired works to show the glory and grandeur of the imperial Austro-Hungary during the 1911 international art exhibition in … Continue reading How Ivan Meštrović brought the Kosovo Myth to life

Pokretači #64 Stefan Lalić – Ćao Šećeru / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona ili pomozite jednokratnom donacijom preko PayPala! Ćao Šećeru je jedna od mojih poslastičarnica u Beogradu koja se specijalizuje za veganske kolače sa smanjenim sadržajem šećera. Stefan, koji sa svojom suprugom Jelenom, stoji iza cele priče je fascinatan sagovornik koji se bavio najrazličitijim stvarima, od fudbala, preko pisanja do copy-writinga. Beleške Stefanov blog About page Ćao Šećeru Moje preporuke … Continue reading Pokretači #64 Stefan Lalić – Ćao Šećeru / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (43): Last days of Yugoslav socialist consumerism

While many emphasise worker-ownership or its non-aligned anti-imperialist foreign policy as distinctive features of Yugoslav socialism, for me one of the most striking ways it differed from the countries behind the “Iron Curtain” is its deep openness to Western consumerist culture. Indeed, if you ask average former Yugoslavs what the main difference was between them and their supposed ideological comrades in the Warsaw pact, they … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (43): Last days of Yugoslav socialist consumerism

Hidden Belgrade (42): Art for The People!

Public art in Belgrade is back in fashion with many ambitious projects completed and planned. They range from the sculptural/architectural collaboration between Turner prize-winning Richard Deacon and widely acclaimed local sculptor Mrđan Bajić to the future gigantic monument to  the founder of the most successful of Serbian medieval states, Stefan Nemanja, made by the acclaimed Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. There have also recently been two … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (42): Art for The People!

Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Postanite mecena Pokretača i The Nutshell Times-a preko Patreona. Vanja Puškar je jedan od najuzbudljivijih chefova u regionu zbog svoje želje da (re)afirmiše lokalne proizvode i učini domaću, balkansku, kuhinju uzbudiljvijom. Pričali smo o njegovoj odluci da pokrene svoja dva restorana u Beogradu, Iris i Iva, insipiraciji iza koncepta New Balkan Cuisine, ali i o tome kako naš pristup prema hrani određuje i pristup prema … Continue reading Pokretači #59 Vanja Puškar – New Balkan Cuisine / Beograd

Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Dejan Vučetić, kustos u Kući Legata, o Olgi Jevrić (1922-2014, velikoj legatorki i skulptorki čije je revolucionarno delo osvežilo jugoslovensku umetnost i privuklo pažnju Tate Modern-a. Pričali smo o brilijantnoj karijeri Olge Jevrić, promociji njenog dela i tome kako izgleda biti kustos i štiti nečije delo. Njena dela možete videti do sredine novembra 2019. u Narodnom Muzeju u Kraljevu, a planirano je i postavljanje njenih … Continue reading Pokretači #58 Dejan Vučetić o Olgi Jevrić – Kuća Legata / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade

Given Belgrade’s long and bloody history it is almost a wonder that there is not a larger number of stories of hauntings and other occult occurrences. This is even more remarkable considering that Serbia has a long association with and interest in the occult – from being connected with vampire crazes since 18th century (we invented the word after all), to its prominent role in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (41): Occult Belgrade

Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Još od 2008-e, Studio AUTORI je jedan od najboljih reprezenata novog talasa u arhitekturi i dizajnu u Srbiji i regionu. Od njihovog prvog projekta, co-working huba Mokrin House (epizoda sa njima je na linku ovde), pa sve do dizajna splava Pristan, AUTORI su stvorili prepoznatljivu estetiku i vratili ambiciju i polet domaćoj sceni. U ovoj epizodi, Maja i Dijana dele svoja iskustva u stvaranju ovog … Continue reading Pokretači #56 Maja Necić i Dijana Novaković – Studio AUTORI / Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Built in 1936, on the spot of the former Batal mosque, and just across the road from the royal place complex, the National Assembly building, was built to impress the power and ambitions of the ill-fated Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The outdated, Belle Epoque grandeur of its exterior was based on a design by Konstantin Jovanović in 1892, (later modified by Jovan and Petar Ilkić in … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (40): National Assembly’s Grand Interior

Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Gosti su Srđan i Nenad Tomić iz Studija Keel, koji su svoju ljubav prema vaterpolu pretočili u sportski brend koji se od garaže na Voždovcu proširio na sve kontinente. Linkovi Keel-ov Instagram profil Andrija Prlainović Vaterpolovesti.com Keel škola vaterpola za decu Keel Cup u Beach vaterpolu Pratite Pokretače i na iTunesu, TuneIn, Stitcheru i YouTubeu,a i slušajte nove epizode na Radioaparatu svakog ponedeljka od 16h.   Za Pokretače i slične sadržaje, lajkujte The Nutshell … Continue reading Pokretači #53 Keel – Nenad i Srđan Tomić / Beograd

Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a list of Belgrade’s best spots for eating and drinking. Part of the reason is my laziness, and the other part is that in the past few years, there has been a boom in the offer. While before there were a few new places worth checking out every month, now there is enough to lose track (thankfully insta-fiends … Continue reading Best of Belgrade June 2019: Ultimate Belgrade Eating and Drinking Guide

Faces and Blossoms of Art Nouveau in Serbia

From the curvy floral beauty of the Subotica’s Synagogue to the Morava-style inspired rosettes on Belgrade’s telegraph building, Art Nouveau architecture takes various shapes in present-day Serbia. This diversity was in large part because this sensuous new style, originating in late 1800s France, was used as an artistic expression of national romanticism that gripped Europe those days. Back in early 1900s, north of the Sava … Continue reading Faces and Blossoms of Art Nouveau in Serbia

Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd

Pokrenut 2015., Koozmetik je sad već poznat po svojim prelepo dizajniranim prirodnim kozmetičkim proizvodima najvišeg kvaliteta, a od skora možete posetiti i njihovu prelepu radnju u Višnjićevoj 2 na Doćolu. Sa Danielom Staković i Jovanom Antić sam pričao o tome kako je izgledalo izgraditi brend u novom polju i o mukama s kojima se susreću perfekcionisti u Srbiji. Beleške View this post on Instagram Jedan … Continue reading Pokretači #52 Daniela Stanković i Jovana Antić – Koozmetik / Beograd

Smellscape of Belgrade

Faintness of wisteria in Krunska. Sweet roses on the Danube run. Endless evenings under the lindens in Palmotićeva. Chlorine and sunscreen at Taš. Damp asphalt and grass at Ušće. Muddiness of the last dip at Ada. Charred paprika skins, hinting ajvar. Crisp smog around Bajloni. Eau de Kafana and wool, tumbling through a December night. Smogless, snowy morning in an empty city. Dusty seats of … Continue reading Smellscape of Belgrade

Pokretači #50 Miloš Erić – Sportifico / Beograd

Sportifico je društvena mreža koja okuplja preko 8 hiljada fudbalera i trenera uglavnom sa prostora bivše Jugoslavije. Pohvaljena od strane Entrepreneur magazina kao jedna od 6 najboljih društvenih mreža koje suže posebnim nišama, ona je sjajan spoj Miloševe pasije prema fudbalu kao i njegovog znanja o digitalnom preduzetništvu. Beleške Sportifico ( Apple Store link, Google Play link ) Snimak Media Jam radionice u Impact Hubu (gde smo … Continue reading Pokretači #50 Miloš Erić – Sportifico / Beograd