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FOOD-DRINK
Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
DESIGN
Interview: Typomaniac Erik Spiekermann
Few individuals within the design community deserve as much acclaim as Erik Spiekermann—and even fewer typographers at that. Throughout his storied 30-year career, the prolific German typographer, designer and entrepreneur has influenced contemporary...
DESIGN
Song of the Car: 2016 Smart ForTwo
In the summer of 1998, bright orange cranes speckled the Berlin skyline. Young Europeans flocked to the streets by the thousands for the dance party called Love Parade and, after dark, they disappeared inside the dark corridors of a club called Tresor...
CULTURE
Kate Steciw's Manipulated Stock Images
In her first solo exhibition in Germany, artist Kate Steciw manipulates a very limited number of stock images into unique layered compositions, blurring the line between representation and abstraction. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-born and now Brooklyn...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Ai Weiwei
The upcoming exhibition (opening 3 April 2014 at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau) by the multi-talented and outspoken Ai Weiwei promises to be his biggest solo show yet. Spanning over 3,000 square meters in 18 rooms, a huge variety of the Chinese artist...
CULTURE
Tokyobike Spring 2014 New Singlespeed
As longtime supporters of Tokyobike and their "less is more" approach to bicycle building, we took special note of their upcoming spring 2014 release: the New Singlespeed. While aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the fresh release will introduce...
DESIGN
FvF Apartment, Berlin
International interview-based magazine Freunde Von Freunden (FvF), which chronicles creatives across all fields in their home and work environments, has made a leap from the digital world to the tactile. Only, this isn't a new print edition—it's...
DESIGN
Berlin Lofts
The German capital counts its nightlife among the best in the world, not just because of the sheer volume of clubs, but due to the wide variety and quality of music and "only in Berlin" attitude. The recently launched Berlin Lofts outpost of private...
STYLE
Potipoti
Designing unique apparel that appeals to both the home crowd and international shoppers is easier said than done. But when two artists—Nando Cornejo and Silvia Salvador—decided to transfer their ideas from the canvas to a new medium of knits and...
FOOD-DRINK
Bonaverde Coffee Machine
In our continued quest to find the very best coffee, we came across the Kickstarter of Berlin-based start-up Bonaverde. Their revolutionary new machine not only grinds and brews with the push of a button, but also roasts raw coffee beans first. The...
TRAVEL
Rapha City Cycling Guides
Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides...
DESIGN
Melbourne Furniture Project by Sigurd Larsen
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When MINI Australia tapped Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen to exhibit furniture as part of their temporary concept space, little did they know the Danish-born architect would translate his wanderlust memories of Australia's deserts...
CULTURE
Rats Pop-Up Shop, Berlin
by Jen Miller Last summer, art director Gabriel Kuo was at a party in Berlin when he noticed a German guy wearing a Patrick Ewing Knicks Jersey. Encountering this celebration of American culture—and one so seemingly out of context—was inspiring...
TRAVEL
The Berlin Design Guide
Being bored in Berlin is really difficult. After playing a major role in German (and indeed world) history, the city is now home to thriving creative industries. A cultural and political capital with an international, cosmopolitan vibe, Berlin can...
CULTURE
WeAreUnlikeYou
Certain things come to mind when the words "modeling agency" are mentioned. Rarely do those things include cabaret artists, stand-up comedians or burlesque performers. The new Berlin-based agency WeAreUnlikeYou aims to change that by finding individuals...
CULTURE
World Map Archive
Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged...
FOOD-DRINK
Five Elephant
by Jason Kenny There’s a corner of Berlin where three canals meet, separating the über desirable Kreuzberg, the increasingly trendy Neukölln and the largely ignored Treptow. While one of the canals between Kreuzberg and Treptow once served as a...
STYLE
Himo
by Jason Kenny In the bustling Neukölln area of Berlin, about a block down from a stretch of small bars on Weserstrasse, milliner Mimosa Pale creates irreverent hats in her small studio and shop, Himo. The name of the store comes from the...
CULTURE
Endbahnhof by Kate Seabrook
by Jason Kenny In 2011 Melbourne photographer Kate Seabrook moved back to Berlin looking for a new project. She found her muse in the 173 stations of the city's underground subway system, the U-Bahn. Aptly titling the series "Endbahnhof"—...
CULTURE
The Humping Pact
Artistic works addressing the relationship between the human body and its environment are not a new concept. The Berlin-based duo behind "The Humping Pact" fit into this tradition while establishing new methods to distinguish itself from past attempts...
DESIGN
Union Sozialer Brushes
The Institute for the Blind in Berlin workshop produces a line of grooming brushes demonstrative of both their rich heritage and sense of humor, using the same materials and techniques passed down for the last 120 years. Housed in the former Home...
DESIGN
Gestalten Space
As ardent readers of Gestalten's stellar art and design books, we've been wanting to visit their storefront, Gestalten Space, ever since it opened last year in Berlin. Tucked away in a cobblestone alley in Mitte, Gestalten Space sells the imprint...
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