Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Yard Sale

As an aspiring designer, I find it heartening to see other creative-types emerging from their studios and actively creating opportunities to engage the wider public. In Krakow, they seem to be doing a great job of it. Similar to Targi Dizajnu, which I posted about a little while back, Yard Sale Cracow is organized 4 times a year by local artists to show and sell the fruits of their labor amidst a laid-back atmosphere complete with music, food and drinks.

This year's summer edition of Yard Sale Cracow was held in the outdoor courtyard of Betel Klub. Thanks to facebook, I did a better job identifying all the artists whose work is pictured, so you can check out their online stores too.

Some humorous decor by GarazShop

Wallets, pouches by Mybag and custom gear for your bike by Distanz Bikes

How cool (and patriotic) is this bike?

More waterproof accessories for your bike  /  Lego accessories for your self by Agabag

Pretty hand-painted cups by Magda Barcik, and coinpurses by Maua in the background

Colorful dolls and a whale-print tote by Miszko Maszko

Meanwhile, the bright colors and playfulness seemed to spill out onto the square (Plac Szczepański)...

Some hip rides

The obvious place to cool off

All images taken by me - Copyright 2012 CozyCity. Please cite if borrowed.
I wasn't able to identify all of the products shown in my photos. If you see your product, please let me know so I can tag you.


  1. Hi Justyna!
    Looking at how close u are to art, I guess u might help me. I live in Krakow now and would like to take courses on design computer programs (Adobe family). I know, it's a bit far from handcraft that you show in this post, but anyway u look like a person who might know the right place. Could u please advice some good one in Krakow to study design programs from 0?
    Thank you in advance!

  2. Hi Lena!
    I personally haven't taken any such courses in Krakow, though I know a bit more about longer-term comprehensive studies if that's something you're considering...

    My preference is learning Adobe from free online tutorials, like via youtube, which I would recommend especially if you want to learn in English. Another option is finding an English-speaking tutor, for example through,illustrator

    I'm not familiar with any local courses in English, though it's worth a google search.

    If you speak Polish, these are some schools that offer intensive or two-semester courses:

    I hope that helps!


  3. Great! Thank you so much Justyna for info:)

    Will look at youtube again, got impression that tutorials expect some basic knowledge already.

    Will check out your tips, thanx!

    Have a beautiful summer!