At the recent Berlin Fashion Week, I met with Ebru Özyürek, a multi-talented fashion and couture designer based in Berlin. I love that she has a open conception of fashion, seeing it more like a celebration of art and visual love instead of squeezing it into strict boundaries. Quite fittingly, then, she titles herself a […]
By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013
Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand. These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]
Late last year, Mitte’s Floris Feinkost shop launched Berlin’s first 24/7 one-stop gourmet vending machine. The automatic delicatessen offers freshly stocked, high-end products such as pint size bottles of Legras & Haas Champagne, a selection of Peter’s pralines and Dutch stroopwafles. The price range is between two Euros and 20 and can be paid by […]
Berlin-based Simon Schuetz has created the Bucketlistmap with a fairly ambitious vow to to make maps awesome again. Essentially, it’s a range of colorful illustrated maps that feature the best sights, smells, sounds, eats and to-dos — such as base jumping into the world’s deepest cave — sorted by adventure themes such as surf trips, […]
Steeped in history, rich in culture, and awake all night long: breathtaking Berlin is the city that keeps getting better. Since its infamous Wall fell, Berlin’s creativity has flourished, with art galleries, bars, theatres, and iconic architecture springing up all over the formerly Soviet-era cityscape.
We had our sights on French artist Clement Briend when he projected a hell lot of faces on trees for his Cambodian Trees project. Well, we are just as intrigued by his Berlin series. Here, he projected images of the city landscape in a much more intimate settings: people’s homes. In a way the projections […]
Nhow is Europes first music hotel. This gem is located in the center pf Berlin and features two music studios. This is the place to stay if you want to do some recording, collaboration, or just soak up some inspiration.
The world’s leading festival of contemporary character culture, Pictoplasma kicks off today for three days of inspiring talks, screenings and more. It all happens in Berlin and runs until April 13.
These gorgeous photorealist paintings by Moki deserve a second look. And then a third and fourth. The Berlin-based artist specializes in camouflaging people into breathtaking, northern landscapes. Rugged mountains, untouched rivers and the like have human elements cleverly woven into each image. My favorite is the mountain range. It took a moment to recognize the […]
If you live in Berlin, you’re lucky. I like youth against establishment, I like defacing things, especially with moustaches. However, Vermibus, an artist and fast thinker from Berlin, has taken it to the next level. Do yourself a favor and go to Berlin.
Anke makes clothes from another planet. I love her designs. Her pullovers are your best friend for the Berlin winter. Yes, it gets freakin’ cold here, so you want to be packed in wool.
Posters of Berlin is a tumblr showcasing posters and art found in the streets of the German capital. Some of the featured works are commercial, others are just meant to make the viewer hesitate and think. All of them provide a great visual footprint of the unique cultural scene of one of my favourite cities.
Self-taught Berlin-based photographer Matthias Heiderich recently showed an exhibition of his works at Gallery Carte Blanche in California. He powerfully captures both West Berlin and East Berlin architecture in a way that is just too poetic for words.
Scottish-born Berliner Rudi Zygadlo’s music is the sound of a smashed ballerina box that’s been patched up by a producer of experimental electronica. Tragicomedies reflects a maturation of what can soberly be called the post-dubstep sound. Zygadlo’s second album demonstrates the genre no longer needs to cling to the novelty of obnoxious and overblown electronic instrumentation; a novelty that unfortunately mainstream producers are yet to tire of. Zygadlo’s baroque piano progressions are integrated into fractured time signatures, and electronic production is applied with discretion. It’s a pretty perfect record; comparable with ease to the work of pop-rock extremophile St Vincent. Melpomene, Russian Dolls, and Catharine are the standouts if you’re pressed for time; although longtime listeners will recognise Catharine from the earlier Achtung EP.
Northern lights, strobe lights, fairy lights; aren’t lights just the best? From October 10-21, you can see lights in all their illuminated glory in Berlin during the annual Festival of Lights. Taking the whole light show craze thing to the next level, the entire city will be lit up like Christmas: from park benches to churches, bridges and trees. The 12 days will open and close with ceremonies, and are filled in between with other arts and cultural events, live jazz and shopping sales. You can choose to view the extravaganza by bus, boat, balloon or (wait for it …) Segway. All in all, a splendid reason to visit Berlin.