What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.

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Leipzig: On An Entirely Different Scale

17.04.2014 · No comments

There is a proven cycle of city-hype and the for­mula goes some­thing like this: The mar­gin­al­ized, the poor & cool artists take over a shitty and eco­nom­ic­ally flawed neigh­bor­hood, trans­form it into a “cre­at­ive hub”, estab­lish bars, cafés, gal­ler­ies and bring all their ter­ri­fy­ingly cool look­ing friends to the party. Then, after a while, the wealthy
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A MILLION AT LUZIA

15.04.2014 · One comment

The Luzia bar on Orani­en­straße has always been a wet and wild place for parties, so without hes­it­a­tion, we jumped on the chance to actu­ally host our own night. Back in 2012 we star­ted our A MILLION series with a tight crew and the inten­tions to get fucked up with our friends. No man­ners, no reg­u­lar­it­ies, really bad
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New Berlin: Refugee Camp Oranienplatz

09.04.2014 · 7 comments

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
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Springtime Blues II

07.04.2014 · No comments

I’d men­tioned before how weird it is to feel spring creep­ing up. Nev­er­the­less, it’s more fun than ever to snap­shot the shit out of the city. The past month was very effect­ive in terms of “dusty light” and cherry blos­soms. So without fur­ther ado, here’s a per­spect­ive on our col­lect­ive spring­time blues that isn’t so blue-ish
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“PROJEKT U-BAHNTÜREN”

05.04.2014 · No comments

The east­ern seg­ment of Ber­lins U1 around the sta­tion “Schles­isches Tor” (built in 1901) is the old­est part of Ber­lins metro sys­tem and prob­ably one of the most vivid ones as well. If you hap­pen to enter a wagon at “Warschauer Straße” and ride through the urban jungle of Kreuzberg 36 (espe­cially in sum­mer time when
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Springtime Blues

02.04.2014 · 3 comments

I cooked up a the­ory. It’s about a gen­eral fatigue in my circle of friends. Every­body feels bummed out this spring­time, and I won­der why that is. We’ve got break-ups, new jobs and pro­jects, def­in­itely nice weather. Change is hap­pen­ing! That’s mostly good, isn’t it? We’re either get­ting older or the frowns are jus­ti­fied. Everybody’s talk­ing about tak­ing
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Schillerkisses

31.03.2014 · 2 comments

The Schillerkiez is all about the left-wing(ed) top­ics and gentri­fic­a­tion issues. We had a couple of mem­or­able kisses back in our Schillerkiez post (I don’t think any of them are left though), but these pic­tures were taken very recently in the hood. I’ll take the “Anti­fart” tag with a grain of salt; I kinda hope someone bought their
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No Schiller for the Kiez: Wilhelm Tell Restaurant

17.03.2014 · 2 comments

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;
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I Really Need To …

16.03.2014 · No comments

My new favor­ite piece on Her­mannstraße is also argu­ably the most ran­dom phrase any­one could think of. I like how the artist appar­ently fucked up the “S” and needed to cla­rify that “this is sup­posed to be an S” next to the piece. I’m a big fan of these little “Ber­lin kisses”. For a while now, we’ve only
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Getting Over Berlin

11.03.2014 · 9 comments

Lately, as you’ve surely noticed, many news­pa­pers around the world have been mak­ing Ber­lins cur­rent state of pop­ular­ity a topic. I was torn apart between say­ing some­thing and say­ing noth­ing. After all, this web­site has been part of the “hype”; there’s noth­ing we could say that’s at least remotely unbiased. But when I read Joseph Pearson’s art­icle on
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My Tempelhof Utopia

26.02.2014 · 4 comments

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
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25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

13.02.2014 · One comment

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