Joann Plockova is an American design and travel journalist based in Prague. She writes for publications like the New York Times, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveller and American Craft Magazine.
Backed by months of research, she wrote the Sense of Style and Interior Cachet chapters for the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide to Prague. More recently she contributed to The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways.
In addition to contributing to leading consumer publications, Joann writes for respected trade magazines like Hospitality Design and Landscape Architecture Magazine. She also writes for brand publications that don’t feel like brand publications including WHY (Herman Miller) and Introspective and The Study (1stdibs).
She has interviewed top names in architecture like Sou Fujimoto, Chad Oppenheim and photographer Iwan Baan. She has visited a 100-year-old workshop and the production facility of a leading street furniture company in the Czech countryside.
Beyond Prague, her stories have taken her to Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Miami, New York and L.A.
Joann is currently writing her first book. A very personal look at her life in Prague which she first visited in 2001 and has called home (the second time around) since 2007.
New York Times, 2019, Architects Design Homes for Multiple Generations
New York Times, 2019, Durable, Adaptable Cork
New York Times, 2019, A Residential Tower Inspired by a Tree
New York Times, 2017, An Austrian Penthouse with Wrap-Around Views
New York Times, 2016, Mixing Old and New
New York Times, 2017, Five Places to Go in Prague
New York Times, 2018, A Prague Restaurant Celebrates Classic Dishes With a Novel Approach
T, 2015, Prague's Cool New Crop of Collective Showrooms
T, 2015, Rent a Room in Austria, Ride in a Maserati (or Jaguar)
Monocle, About Time, Issue 98
Monocle, Master of Modern, Issue 83
Monocle, New Benchmark, Issue 115
Monocle, Style Directory: Nehera
American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan 2018, Wide World of Craft: Copenhagen
American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan 2014, Please Touch the Art
American Craft Magazine, April/May 2012, In Her Element
AFAR, Jan 2018, Prague's New Generation of Entrepreneurs
Introspective, 2016, Vitra's Massive Furniture Collection
WHY, 2016, Social Furniture
Financial Times, 2018, Czech glassmakers recruit young talent
Financial Times, 2015, Golden Era Czech Design
Azure, 2015, Miami's Perez Art Museum Brings the Outdoors In
Azure, 2013, Berlin's Museum for Architecture Drawing
Conde Nast Traveller, 2017, Best Things to do in Prague
Christie's International Real Estate Magazine, 2016, Nurtured by Nature
Luxury Defined, 2018, Iwan Baan: Architecture’s Favorite Photographer
Luxury Defined, 2018, Spirit of Place: Architect Chad Oppenheim
Virtuoso Life, 2015, Full-Color Prague
Wallpaper, 2016, Chris Forsyth Photographs Europe's Metro Stations
Fresh Cup, 2013, Building Brew-hemia
Supper, 2017, The Lobby Fizeaustraat, Amsterdam
The Study, 2018, A Walking Tour of Dessau, The Capital of the Bauhaus
Green Building & Design, 2014, Storm-proofing Pierhouse
Next City, 2011, Power Meets the Arts in Detroit