I needed to get out of the city, not for amusement, but to re-charge my batteries. My self-therapeutic measures (in a nutshell: a constant state of denial, combined with an overclocked CPU) can only last so long before I go completely crazy. The past few months were tough, really tough, but there’s still a long way to go before I can
Attention, sneakerheads: don’t forget to put the annual SOLEMART into your calendars. Since 2009, Solemart has become an institution for the sneaker community. It grew from a local flea market into an internationally renowned sneaker exhibition and trade fair. Like always, private consumers as well as businesses are invited to
I’m not going to lie: I’ve been running FindingBerlin mostly from my bed in the past five years. Every important phone call, every e-mail, and close to every blog post: yup, from my bed. But I have to grow up now if I want to be taken seriously. I can’t dodge the bullet of professionalism anymore, especially now that
Nobody likes winter. Not in Berlin, anyway. Cold dark streets and tired withdrawn people exist in a different city to the one so full of energy and spirit during these summer months. When the sky finally clears and the sun shines you have to make the most of it. With this in mind, a sunny Sunday morning
You know what really sucks? When people you’ve admired ever since you arrived in Berlin finally launch their own fashion collection and you actually like it, but then it’s already sold out after one hour. So here I am, one day later, promoting something that is probably as extinct as a motherfucking dinosaur, but I have to do it.
What is universally known as Gay Pride (parade) is mostly known as CSD in Berlin and resembles an explosion of colors, confetti and fabulousness (unless you’re going full techno, then it’s usually tough, rough and sweaty). My sweet spot, Oranienstraße, turns into a showcase of everything — every people, every gender, every color, every mood,
Berlin is a crazy place to be in the summer, and so different from the rest of the seasonal turns. It doesn’t really matter if the weather is crap, it usually is, but the rush of tourists flocking in and out, as well as an extensive list of traditional summer events that range from street food
My precious friend Georg just sent me over a list of apartment listings in Berlin from September 2006. He was looking for a new place to live back then, and for whatever reason, he saved a list of interesting places. People have been talking quite a while about how Berlin has become more expensive, but just how much more
Since 2014, Audi is official partner of the Berlinale — Berlins grande film festival. To celebrate the occasion (and a moody German summer), the German car brand has introduced an extremely unique concept to the city: the open air cinema, but in flashy Audi cars and front row seats (as opposed to make-shift public viewing in the park). We
Update: date changed due to crappy weather! The screenings will be held on the 10th of July! If you haven’t yet checked out our favorite TV guide for the 21st century, Mediasteak, it’s time now. This precious gem is the hand-selected Netflix of the (mostly, but not exclusively) German documentary craze. GERMANS LOVE DOCUMENTARIES! AND SHORTS!
I have a very special relationship to skateboarding: I tried it once and hurt myself really badly, so I decided to crawl back to my spot in the shade and keep drooling over the sweet boys who were doing tricks on the curbs. Ever since those glorious skatepark days of my hometown have passed, I haven’t really been in
Thank you, mother earth, for your generous variety of lovely vegetables, seeds and fruits. I was addicted to bad carbs and blocks of bacon grease once, but now I know that I have sinned. I can’t participate in those nasty gangbangs anymore. I say: enough with the burger-bukkake. I am not that kind of person now, I am new, I am real, I am
Have you seen Victoria yet? I will not tell you anything about the plot. It’s better if you don’t know anything — because this gigantically delirious idea of a movie can’t be told. It has to seen as a full composition of filmmaking and storyline. One night, one cut, one incredible German movie. In fact: one incredible Berlin movie. If
Let’s be honest: this summer is sure off to a slow start. Whenever the temperature drops below 20°, there’s a slight mass-panic to be felt in Berlins streets. Was?! SPARGELZEIT IST SCHON VORBEI UND ES IST IMMER NOCH SCHEISSWETTER? Well. One good thing: when the sun finally does show its pretty face, everybody throws spontaneous parties