Creative Lithuania: The Lithuanian Design Block

Friday, January 9, 2015



Sometimes, living in Lithuania can be a challenge, so I wanted to focus on forgetting about the challenges and enjoying the positives. I've decided to start a monthly post (the second Friday of each month) on the more creative side of Lithuania. In previous posts I've written about Uzupis, which is truly a creative mecca. For this series I wanted to focus on creative events, unique aspects of the culture or language, and cool places that I find around Lithuania. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

If you would like to participate in sharing creative things about where you live, tag your photos on Instagram or tweets on Twitter with #CreativeLithuania or #CreativeLocale. I'd love to see the creative side of every country!



a seller with her beaded goods


Welcome to another Creative Locale post! This week I'm going to focus on the Lithuanian Design Block. The Lithuanian Design Block is something I've been hearing about since I moved to Vilnius, but never had the opportunity to visit. The Lithuanian Design Block is a collaboration between local designers and is a space for small designers to show their goods.

Right before Christmas, the Lithuanian Design Block hosted a Christmas design sale that featured local designers and their handmade goods. From my stroll around the Lithuanian Design Block I became familiar with some local designers who created things that I love. If you are interested in purchasing some local designs you can find links to my favorites below.

Muni is a local accessories design brand that has cute and casual bags (bonus - they are available on Etsy).  The Basic sells incredibly cool rings and earrings. I also finally (I've looked but the store front is a bit confusing to find) was able to try the amazing cupcakes from Tie Kepejai!


a creative talking to customers at the Lithuanian Design Block

A crowded Lithuanian Design Block

incredible cupcakes from the Lithuanian Design Block


Do you have a favorite local designer? What creative things have been going on where you live?

6 comments:

  1. This place looks neat! This is exactly the kind of thing I like to visit when I travel! x

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    1. I need to figure out its regular hours because it was very awesome!

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  2. How cool! We have something quite similar in Moscow although there's no set location - it's so nice to see things like this in cities where it isn't the norm!

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    1. That sounds awesome! How are the local designers there?

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  3. That looks like a really neat place. www.eatallovertheworld.com

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    1. It was great. I'm glad I finally made it there.

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