Drink at this bar in Berlin, Germany, and pay whatever you want

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Thursday 13 November 2014

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In Berlin, you can be sucked into paying quite a few euros for a meal, let alone a glass of wine. But if you’re coming to this city, there’s a restaurant you need to try, not only for its food and wine, but for its ancient honour code. At Weinerei, you pay what you want.

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Creative couture fashion design by Ebru Özyürek

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By Ralph Lagoi in New Fashion on Thursday 8 August 2013

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 […]

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Pictorial Grammar: an art series by Matt Arbuckle

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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 […]

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Gourmet To Go: Berlin’s gourmet 24/7 vending machine

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 June 2013

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 […]

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Bucketlistmap makes exploring the world more fun

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Thursday 20 June 2013

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, […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Berlin

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Tuesday 18 June 2013

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.

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Projections of Berlin’s city landscape in rooms

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 26 April 2013

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 […]

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Europe’s first music hotel: Nhow Berlin Hotel by Karim Rashid

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By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Thursday 11 April 2013

Nhow is Europes first music hotel. This gem is located in the center of 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.

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Pictoplasma: a contemporary character festival in Berlin

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By Andy Martin in New Events on Thursday 11 April 2013

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.

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Beautiful Japanese-inspired surrealist paintings

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 11 March 2013

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 […]

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New art by Berlin’s Vermibus

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By Travis Garone in New Art on Saturday 1 December 2012

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.

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Anke presents Berlin fashion from another planet

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By Nils Frahm in New Fashion on Friday 23 November 2012

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.

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New tumblr: posters and art found on Berlin streets

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 October 2012

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.

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Berlin architecture by Matthias Heiderich

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 28 September 2012

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.

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Musical tragicomedies by Rudi Zygadlo

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By Callum Twigger in New Music on Wednesday 26 September 2012

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.

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