Artist of the Month: Irina Neacșu

Irina Neacșu’s latest project was presented at the Botanical Garden of the Bucharest University, between the 17thof May and the 10th of June–the botanical illustration exhibition named “Life of Bulbs” and it wa...

Ode to the Feminine Spirit

OZB spoke with fashion designer Adrian Oianu who is in love with and in awe of the traditional Romanian costumes and is recreating them in his craft. By Anda Ene   Adrian Oianu, you are a well k...

Letting the Light Through. Hand Painted Porcelain

Wagner Arte started in 2005 when artist Ana Wagner released to the public her hand painted porcelain cups and teapots for the first time, in a little shop on Carol I Boulevard. Her sister Irina Wagner was by he...

AIL- Bespoke Bags

OZB met designer Anca Irina Lefter in her office on Luigi Cazzavilan St, a creative space hosting several other creative people – an architecture office, a tattoo artist, a designer and a Romanian brands only s...

Life on The Open Sea

By Liviu Bugu It all started with a childhood dream. I was 13-14 years old and I would skip school and go down to Constanța’s Tomis Harbor. I really enjoyed seeing the boats and the yachts there. They made m...

The New Pension Bomb

By Clare Nuttall in Bucharest   It must have been every civil servant’s worst nightmare; publishing a document on a ministry website that gave unwelcome insights into the Romanian government’s intent...

The Month That Was – May

By Dean Edgar   And so it continues, the ongoing battle between Klaus Iohannis and Liviu Dragnea, with the latter seeming to have the upper hand. The CCR (Constitutional Court) has decided that after bei...

Jazz in the Wild

Behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious open-air jazz festivals in Eastern and Central Europe - Gărâna Jazz Festival By Oana Vasiliu   There is a small village in Romania, hidden in the Car...

Bike Boy

Andrei Botescu sits astride what is fast becoming one of Romania’s most iconic brands–Pegas. The bicycle company had, for all intents and purposes, expired following the revolution but Andrei breathed vital new...