There are some fantastic, wildly unusual and overwhelmingly creative spaces and places in Berlin. Whether it’s a restaurant or a secret hideout for a romantic picknick, we love strolling around our little Metropolis to find fresh places with an exciting story.
Our expectations about the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Gärten der Welt in Marzahn weren’t particularly high. We were excited to get out of the usual routine for once and escape into a new world. A world in which we would wade in cherry blossoms and soft light, with likeminded fellow romantics and a soft Asian soundtrack in
When I stepped out of my door last evening, a flying rock missed my face only by inches. I looked around the corner to see hooded Antifa rioting on Reichenberger Straße. At first I thought I had missed the 1st of May. I finally summed up the moxy to go and see what was happening and asked a passerby. “The Antifa is
Katies Blue Cat has never been a secret. Ever since opening their “Kreuz-English-Bakery” with a kick-ass variety of snacks and coffee on Friedelstraße, all the local blogs and certainly the coffee aficionados have been writing about it. On a nice springtime afternoon, you can see many people strolling down the Kanal with Katies’ signature all-white to-go cups.
The Schillerkiez is in constant transformation. Ever since the former airport Tempelhof was opened to the public, the adjacent quarter on the Neukölln side has been subject to change. New cafés and restaurants are testing those new grounds continuously while long-term residents are shaken up. Until only a while ago, this was their territory;
If you know where to look for it, you will find an extensive network of creativity in Berlin. Beyond the established structures of the art market (i.e. famous galleries, museums and exhibitions), there is still place for off-locations that celebrate creative subcultures and possibly ideas that will not make the cut to success. Yet they
It’s not exactly spring yet, nor is it winter anymore. The hazy weather is getting me seriously moody and the city is, like every year, tightening around me. I thought cleaning the windows and letting desperately needed sunshine in would suffice, but nope, I’m still grumpy. So I thought maybe a short trip out of the city could
Getting deeply involved with Berlin sometimes means taking a step back and diving into history. Not only visually, but symbolically, some places that we visit today are unique in their existence. One of those places is definitely the former airport Tempelhof. For most of us, the area is nowadays nothing but a vast park, larger than any
It’s pretty obvious nowadays that Berlin is undergoing fast change. Some of it is critically manipulating the face of the city. All gentrification issues and xenophobia aside, it’s interesting, mesmerizing and shocking to see how fast even one street or Kiez can completely re-invent itself. It can be good, sure, yet most of the time
Well if that isn’t a pearl on the web. My friend Paul just shot me a link over via Twitter that turned out to be a treasure of time documented by a photographer called Chris John Dewitt. His work is an astounding collection of photographs taken from the early 80ies of Berlin, before the wall came down. Although we’ve
The following photographs were taken during a trip to Portugal in 2010. It was my first time shooting with a borrowed Nikon F801s and a rather trashy Lubitel 166B film camera and developping the film roles back home in my bathroom (to be honest i shot around 10 to 15 roles and the outcome wasn“t always perfect in terms
Berlin has many communities, some in and some out of sight of the general population. Whether these communities are held together by their neighborhoods, their aspirations or their taste in music isn’t relevant. What’s relevant is that these days, Berlin Community Radio is trying to be the meta-narrator of the stories and the art that
We did suggest some good partys for Fashion Week. Why not show what it looked like? Kreuzberg club Prince Charles was booked out for the whole week and every party looked different. Tassili decided to check out what the Patrick Mohr afterparty had in store. — His show was provoking, his after party extremely cheerful. Patrick