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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Exhibition Review: The Moser Crystal Story

Published on March 16th, 2017 in Entertainment

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know a thing or two about artisanal handmade crystal glassware (like ours)… so we’re pretty sure you’ve heard of a firm called Moser, no? Founded way back in 1857 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, it is among the world’s best-known luxury brands.

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If you’re like most people, your kitchen cabinets probably contain at least one item made of borosilicate glass (known in the USA as Pyrex). If not, then you’ve surely handled this type of heavy, clear glass at some point in a science class, as its unusual hardness and ability to withstand high temperatures have made it the standard material for laboratory equipment like beakers and test tubes – as well as a popular choice for measuring cups and casserole dishes.

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CONCERTO GLASSICO: The Czech Art of Glass

Published on January 24th, 2017 in Entertainment

If you’re a fan of Czech glass (or would like to become one), you’ll want to check out a new exhibition called CONCERTO GLASSICO: The Czech Art of Glass, on view at the Czech Centre Prague Gallery (Rytířská 539/31) through 31 January.

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Prague’s Largest and Loveliest Theater for Children

Published on November 03rd, 2016 in Entertainment

Your visit to Prague must include a visit to Divadlo Minor, a magical theater for tots. As someone who now considers herself a bit of a veteran on the kid's theater scene, I can honestly say that this is among the best. Centrally located and with a wide repertoire of inventive performances and workshops, Minor has it all—puppetry, musical theater, and improv in a fantastically-designed space.

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Retro-Fabulous Facebook Pages to Like

Published on October 03rd, 2016 in Entertainment

If you are on Facebook then you really must follow these retro-themed pages; spanning topics from architecture to fashion in Czechoslovakia and beyond, they are a visual treasure trove for design enthusiasts.

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