Interview with Planningtorock

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By NotAHipster.com in New Music on Saturday 28 May 2011

Planningtorock is the stage persona and creative form of Bolton-born Janine Rostron, whose powerful and haunting electronica was born in Berlin where Janine has lived for the past ten years. We checked in with her to ask a few questions about her music and her style. [Listen to her new single Doorway at the end of the interview]

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Clever interactive campaign by KKLD*

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Wednesday 18 May 2011

The New York and Berlin-based creative agency, KKLD*, has developed an awesome integrated campaign for its client, MINI. Until June 29, anyone can become a star in the new ‘It’s Personal’ campaign and appear live on Germany’s largest video screen, which is on the famous Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard in Berlin. Even better, every participant has the opportunity to win their own personal MINI model from the advert. Fun!

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Berlin Stencil Art Challenge

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By Henry in New Art on Friday 29 April 2011

Blek Le Rat did what Banksy did twenty years before Banksy did. And that’s according to Banksy himself. Now creatives around the world have the chance to be flown to Berlin to take part in a live stencil art session with him. Upload a JPEG of your own stencil art to Hugo Create to take part.

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Kvast Berlin

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By Flux Magazine in New Products on Thursday 21 April 2011

Creating collections in their Berlin-based studio since 2007, designers Britta Knüppel and Verena Kern find gems in unexpected, humdrum places. From plastic toys, to fruit and veg, the pair have excavated Australia, stripped down Italy, and ventured through the Netherlands, turning everyday items into 24-carat gold masterpieces.

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Photoautomat: vintage photo booth fun!

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Thursday 21 April 2011

A vintage photobooth in London and Berlin shooting black and white photos during dubious opening hours? That, or something very similar to it, pretty much sums up the idea behind this new photography blog. We all still remember those famous four photos, of which at least one had to be thrown away because you either weren’t properly prepared when the release initiated or your face wasn’t doing what it was supposed to.

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Daniel Kingery

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 13 April 2011

Berlin-based American ex-pat Daniel Kingery, an old college friend of mine, ditched his homeland almost a decade ago and has become a rather amazing artist. I hope to drop in on him sometime. I hear Berlin and Baltimore have a lot in common.

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A celebration of Ignatz Bier in Berlin

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By The Urban Grocer in New Events on Saturday 5 March 2011

This is the story of Ignatz Nacher. In 1905, Nacher invented the pasteurization of beer, which was followed by the opening up of his own brewery in Berlin. And not just any brewery; here, the first production of the now famous Pilsner beer was celebrated. But, being German and Jewish, the Nazis claimed it for the regime and Nacher eventually died poor in Switzerland, while the brewery helped fund the war. It’s not a real happy story.

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Zoe Keogh exhibition at Artspace Gallery in Perth

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By Kathy Johnston in New Events on Friday 11 February 2011

Illustrator and mixed media artist Zoe Keogh returns to her hometown, Perth, for a solo exhibition entitled Behind Closed Doors at Artspace Gallery in Nedlands. Now based in Berlin, Zoe creates contemporary works based on personal identity and gender role.

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Lunette Eyewear 2011 Kollektion

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By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Friday 4 February 2011

Lunette optical frames look so stunning that the Berlin-based eyewear company does not need to employ a ‘sex sells’ strategy to their latest advertising campaign. The 2011 series focuses on casually sophisticated and classic looking frames for all face shapes and sizes. Ooh wee! Goodbye daily contact use.

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Igloo built from 322 fridges

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Wednesday 3 November 2010

Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg built this igloo out of 322 refrigerators to comment on the energy we waste on a day to day basis.

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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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Christoph Niemann illustrates a nightmare flight

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By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 18 August 2010

New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann has created a brilliant visual diary outlining the peril and pitfalls that beset the everyday passenger based on his recent experience flying from New York to his home town of Berlin.

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Andrew Abbott

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 13 August 2010

Andrew Abbott’s work looks like it could have been produced in Berlin between world wars, but there’s a disaffected New Wave streak in his images, evident in some of the cathode-ray hues he chooses and the humorous titles he gives his paintings.

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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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