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Puzzling street art from Berlin

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Travel on Friday 15 October 2010

Berlin seems to be a great place for street art in general, as we’ve reported before. This fractal graffiti however takes spraying artistry to a whole new level.

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Rigaer 105: non-commercial project room in Berlin

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By Vivian Mocellin in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 August 2010

Rigaer 105 is a non-commercial project room based in Berlin. It attempts to operate in a non-consumerist and non-capitalist way and it’s run on volunteer basis by young people from across Europe. The aim is promote cultural exchange and social understanding, making it an open and inclusive space for people wanting to exchange ideas, knowledge and abilities.

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Berlin photographer Matthias Heiderich

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 28 July 2010

Matthias Heiderich is a Berlin-based photographer. This work is from his series entitled Color Berlin. Along with photography, Heiderich is also a musician and records electronica-IDM-experimental music under the name, Massju.

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We Are All Made of Stuff store in Berlin

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 June 2010

Sharing a space with Australian designer, Anneliese Hauptstein, This is Make Believe, and other designers, Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto, the creative team behind We Are All Made of Stuff have recently opened a summer pop-up shop/studio/gallery/temporary event space rolled into one: ‘having lucked into finding the perfect location in the gritty and cool Reuterkiez district of Neukolln, the desire to make something interesting and fun was irresistible’.

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Guerilla Paint Action in Berlin

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Thursday 6 May 2010

Whether you think it’s a beautiful expression of civil disobedience/public art or a wanton act of vandalism, the cyclists who dumped thirteen gallons of paint at the busy Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin were ballsy, and they definitely made an impact with the passing traffic creating colorful lines all over the road.

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Smirnoff’s Berlin Experience

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Monday 3 May 2010

Poland’s notorious volcanic ash dilemma halted planes around the world, but one thing it couldn’t overshadow was Smirnoff’s Berlin Experience over the weekend. Complete with their self-built centred table loaded with synths and computers, headlining act Simian Mobile Disco treated vodka-induced Germans — and anyone else who could make it — to an epic set […]

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Liina Nilsson: Berlin-based video artist

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 29 March 2010

Liina Nilsson, aka NYX, is a Berlin-based video artist/VJ. I love this video she made for the song I Want To Fuck You by Italian noise musician Luca Murace, aka Murax.

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Kill Pixie’s Supreme Beings in Berlin

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Thursday 5 November 2009

My fellow Germans — or anyone willing to fly to Berlin — should go check out the solo exhibition Supreme Beings by emerging Aussie artist Kill Pixie (aka Mark Whalen). His latest series of geometric paintings are on display at Berlin’s Merry Karnowsky Gallery until December 19. I’m particularly intrigued by Kill Pixie’s use of […]

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Melting ice figures in Berlin

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Wednesday 30 September 2009

The problem with building ice figures is that the damn things are always so determined to melt. These remarkable looking ice figures were created recently by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about global warming. There were 1,000 figures all up, each of which melted throughout the day on the steps of the concert hall at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin.

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Blu’s Everyday Handcuffs project in Berlin

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By Zolton in New Events on Monday 14 September 2009

Street artist Blu is back with a series of new videos highlighting his recent large scale wall art animations, including this one above: painted by Blu in Berlin during November 2008.

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Berlin street art

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By Ari Stein in Cool Travel on Friday 24 October 2008

The street art in Berlin, where I’m living, is just amazing, as these photos suggest.

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Berlin’s Dense record store

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By Ari Stein in Cool Travel on Saturday 2 February 2008

One of the best record stores I have visited in recent times is the centrally located music store, Dense in Berlin. Their selection is impeccable, their staff are very friendly, and they know their music. I have visited many music stores around the world — including Ameoba in LA, Tower in Tokyo, Kims in New […]

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Berlin’s Jewish Museum

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By Yuko Shimizu in Cool Travel on Saturday 15 December 2007

I’d never before seen a museum where the building itself is the attraction more so than what is exhibited inside. Built by Daniel Libeskind in 1999, the Jewish Museum in Berlin is worth a visit even if you are not an architecture fan.

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Berlin Guide

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By Andy in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 September 2007

Most of us think about travel – a lot. As much as we love a fresh guidebook, nothing compares to staring through the eyes of a passionate traveller into a very real prism of people and places. From Berlin Guide; ‘Berlin is not my home town, nor my second one. But it’s a place which attracts me in such a strong way that I must spend some days there every year again’.

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This ‘lipstick’ was used as an assassination tool during the Cold War

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 6 October 2014

Look into most women’s purses and you’ll probably find a tube of lipstick. But during the 1960s, the KGB issued a very special kind of lipstick; one that hid secret-and lethal-powers. Known as the ‘Lipstick Pistol’, this bizarre device was used as an assassination tool during the Cold War and delivered ‘the kiss of death’ to anyone who crossed its owner.

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