You like fantastic themes, centaurs and high-precision glacing technique paintings? Let me introduce you to the German artist Erich Kissing. As a part of the artistic movement “Leipzig School” Kissing knows his business. He composes fantastic, mystical and disturbing situations with a style and elegance that I have rarely seen before. This exquisite painter impresses […]
Yes, vintage is all the rage now. It makes us roll our eyes skyward sometimes. But if you threw a mini bar cart repurposed from a 1920s German iron bulb tester our way, we aren’t going to turn you away. Bring it to us. Bring it!
A night spent clicking deeper into the digital rabbit hole, clutching at fickle interactive works and embraced by ambient electronica, I discovered ICASEA. A British, Japanese and German collaborative, ICASEA music distribute crunchy and fragmented walls of distortion alongside lush and funky digital beats, all disseminated via digital delivery with occasional vinyl and cassette (yes, […]
This is Dieter Besuch. He has an incredibly unique talent. He can grow beards and sideburns like nobody’s business. And everyone in Germany knows it. Say hello to the winner of the International German Beard Championship 2013. Besuch won gold in the Whiskers Freestyle category and we can all see why. This man is awesome.
German photographer Patrick Hübschmann captures the unearthly feel of frozen trees in Winter in his series, Frost. The collection captures the moody feel of a dusky, frozen landscape. The half light and lacy effects of the delicate, icy branches lend to the feel of the supernatural. If I had to pick a mythological place for […]
We eat too much. And we drink way too much. That makes our livers sad. This weird little bottle of bitters makes them happy again. It brings you out of a food coma in about two minutes. Also, mixed with a splash of soda in the morning (or early afternoon) following a big night of […]
In his surreal Handicapped Cars series, German artist Beni Bischof takes de-wheels uber cool autos and turns them into hovercraft-like cars. Sadly, these cool vehicles only exist in the form of manipulated images, and clearly aren’t functional. At least, not to our knowledge. Of course, if anyone out there can build us one of these, do it and our loyalty is pledged to you for, oh, this lifetime and the next ten to go.
I know many people have strong opinions about how important ‘the artist’s hand’ is in a piece of art. I think pulling polygons is not considered as pure as old-fashioned sculpting with hand tools. Or using assistants, for that matter. German band Kraftwerk always tried to be in the forefront of technology. It works when it’s fresh. But […]
German fashion designer and scientist Anke Domaske has created fabric out of milk, called QMilch. It washes like cotton and feels like silk. It’s hypoallergenic, water-efficient to produce, and she’s getting ready to mass-market it using the organic milk that doesn’t pass Germany’s saleability tests. No wonder she’s getting innovation awards.
Pixel is a 22-year-old small-town blogger. Everyone can read about him and his friends online. His blog Pixelschatten used to be the hippest thing in town, but now the local fame has faded away. His friends go to college, have new friends and interests, and his girlfriend Suse is irritated by the private issues revealed on the blog. When Pixel realizes that everyone but him is moving on, he changes all their lives with just one post.
Sarah Lüdemann is a German artist living and working in Cambridge, England. Of her work she says: ‘the connection point between all my pieces of work is the concept of identity. Initially I started exploring my own ‘self’ through traditional self portraits. But soon I started investigating the notion of the self-portrait in wider terms […]