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ArtFlat

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ArtFlat

Beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of the famous Albert Street, like a string of pearls adorn the center of Riga. City guests and architecture aficionados fill the street with praising buzz of voices and many pointing fingers try to follow winding lines of Art Nouveau details, tracing shapes of leaves and floral patterns, lions, sphinx and graceful feminine figures that bedeck these façades. Tourists exchange exclamations of admiration and numerous photo cameras send air kisses of their flashes towards the beautiful stone formations. Window panes, like shields of glass, cast them back, hiding apartments from inquisitive glances and camera lenses. Yet you still have a chance to enter one of them and even stay there for a day or two.
ArtFlat on 12 Alberta Street is one of the most unusual lodgings in Riga. It's a guest studio-gallery that has a special story about art and books to share. Its hostess is Inga Eglīte, a graphical designer, illustrator and a founder of ArtDuce publishing company for children's books. ArtFlat is intended to simultaneously serve as an apartment and a showroom of Latvian art and design. Featuring a pleasant fusion of an art gallery and an apartment, ArtFlat surrounds its guests with truly warm and cozy atmosphere, providing equally well for their bodily and spiritual comfort.
Among other things, you'll be able to find ArtDuce books, catalogues of art exhibitions and sets of postcards there. Mammalampa handmade lampshades offer a relaxation for eyes, tired of the gaudy lights of plastic civilization, while fragrant and colorful soap and bath cubes of Art Soapworks, a company located in Liepaja, is a nice and playful change from the accustomed hotel bathroom cosmetics. an&angel glass and crystal dishes surprise with almost infinite variations of shapes and forms but MINT furniture speaks an eloquent language of pure functionality. ArtFlat also houses constantly changing expositions of Latvian artists, with artworks available for sale as well.
Delicious cakes and a cup of aromatic coffee await at the nearby Art Cafe Sienna, www.sienna.lv, 3 Strēlnieku Street.

For more information about ArtDuce publishing company and its activities, including children's illustration camp and electronic sculptures of books, visit the website www.artduce.com

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