Rigaer 105: non-commercial project room in Berlin

Vivian Mocellin Reader Find

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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Granny Sandals

Jess Zaino Reader Find

By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Wednesday 4 August 2010

Not since the UGG has there been a shoe that is both equal parts comfy and ugly. Worishofer’s Granny Sandals are the newest favorite of the young celeb hipster set. With fans like indie-queen Maggie Gyllenahaal and Michelle Williams, the German-made sandal is made of the softest leathers and small wedge heel. Pair it with […]

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George, Gina and Lucy’s Satchel Bags

Tim Neve Reader Find

By Tim Neve in New Fashion on Monday 17 May 2010

We love the satchel bags of German label George, Gina and Lucy spotted at Australian Fashion Week’s Emerge Showcase. Here, innovative use of wetsuit fabric (how very Aussie) contrasts wonderfully with what looks like an old-school private school tie used as piping. Hence it’s name: Sophomore Love. An unexpected mix, but we reckon expect to […]

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Unilever Headquarters, Hamburg

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Monday 26 April 2010

The striking new building that houses the Unilever Headquarters for Northern Europe in Hamburg, Germany, is an attempt by the company to put sustainability at the forefront of their identity. The structure, designed by Benisch Architekten, consumes less than 100 Kwh/a m² of energy, and features a transparent “outer skin” to minimize heat gain from the sun and wind effect from the adjoining river.

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Oskar Schlemmer at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttsgart

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Events on Friday 9 April 2010

I was wandering around the permanent collection at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, which is really quite impressive — they have works from almost every important Western artist you can think of. The room devoted to Bauhaus painter, sculptor, and dancer Oskar Schlemmer was particularly striking, with an entire display of the costumes for his ‘Triadic Ballet’. I could barely believe the pieces were meant to be worn, with their various features and bulbous shapes impeding the dancers’ normal movement. I would love to see this performance replicated, maybe with a duplicate set of costumes.

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Morning Glory

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 31 March 2010

Through striking imagery of gravity-defying beans, toast, herring, and more, German photographer, Oliver Schwarzwald, has turned ordinary brekkie into something amazing. Originally shot for German magazine Feld Hommes, this series of beautifully composed photographs lovingly treats naked food — stripped of bowls, spoons, or cups — as its subject.

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Nicolas Arnold

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 7 January 2010

Nicolas Arnold comes from a small village in northern Germany, where he spent 19 years of his life. After he graduated from school he moved to Hamburg, where he currently resides. He had an apprenticeship at a multimedia studio until 2005 when he started studying at the Hamburg Academy of Arts. He now works as a motion designer and photographs for a motion graphics studio.

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Armin Rohr

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Thursday 26 November 2009

German painter Armin Rohr’s works look like stills from Stan Brakhage films, all acid-washed, scratched out, and ethereal like a sudden flood of memories.

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Roman Klonek

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Monday 19 October 2009

German illustrator Roman Klonek sucks you right into his topsy-turvy world of smiling cartoons and graphic woodcuts. I particularly enjoy his use of type to create images reminiscent of vintage eastern European ads.

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Sophia Martineck

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Wednesday 23 September 2009

German illustrator Sophia Martineck’s own description of herself as ‘The Sophisticated Pencil Girl’ is actually rather fitting. Colored pencils were always one those materials the professors always tried to steer us illustrators away from, but Martineck has me rethinking all of that. I really enjoy her flat use of the pencils and the subtle texture […]

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PostlerFerguson’s Paper Gun Model Kit

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Design on Tuesday 22 September 2009

London-based design studio PostlerFerguson has been creating super realistic and accurate looking paper guns and other arms. Three of them will be released by German design publisher Gestalten. So now you can make your own!

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Matchstick racing car

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Architecture on Tuesday 1 September 2009

German-based Michael Arndt spent six years and a bucket of dough constructing a McLaren Formula One car from 956,000 matchsticks and 1,686 tubes of glue. The car, which can be broken down into 45 pieces for transport, has a top speed of zero miles per hour. But damn, it looks fun to drive.

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Heinrich Kley

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Heinrich Kley was an illustrator working in turn-of-the-century Germany. Primarily remembered for his paintings of industrial landscapes and machinery as well as his satirical, humorous, and topical drawings that tackled the social issues afflicting his country between the two world wars, Kley gained some Stateside notoriety with his drawings appearing in Coronet Magazine and Walt […]

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OroVerde Invasive Species poster

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Friday 23 January 2009

OroVerde, a German non-profit dedicated to preserving the rainforests of the world, has unveiled a new poster that shows a wide range of bulldozers and heavy equipment, describing them as invasive species of the rainforest.

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The Edge of Heaven

Xavier Toby Reader Find

By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 22 January 2009

A university lecturer’s elderly father pays a prostitute to leave her profession and live with him, then accidentally kills her, kicking off a series of events with the only common link being those implicated attempting to do one good dead. The university lecturer attempts to find the prostitute’s estranged daughter, who is at the same […]

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