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.
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
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
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 outside. Here
This blog was built on the tears of people who suffered from lack of good delivery food. It’s unfair: six months per year, darkness reigns in Berlin, and there’s no way people are leaving their apartments for this outside depression. Except: you can’t stay inside forever, #hangryness is not a happy mood. You think that good
(Big) city life sucks sometimes. Even in moments of clarity and calm, something or rather someone is going to pass by and fuck up your day. Of course, most of us have become jaded enough. Most of us know all the Simmel theory there is about big cities. Most of us have given their last
Big City Life sometimes gives me the feeling of losing my connection to nature or what our romantic imagination of it might be. As it happened, looking out of my window into the rather bleak courtyard of my apartment made me feel trapped in concrete. On a global scale, the ongoing urbanization makes it more and
Making decisions has never been my strong suit. Especially when they are related to concluding contracts. As soon as I’m to be pinned down to a monthly paying membership, I freak out. I always wanted to do Pilates, Yoga or a dancing class, but again I couldn’t really decide which way to go. Doing all of the three would be too expensive and what
Germans don’t do dates. Either they magically fall in love at school or their workplace, or — standard procedure - they get wasted, randomly hook up and simply end up staying together for a long, long time. I like dating culture, though. Personally I think it’s one of the most exciting (read: catastrophic) ways of getting to know someone. First of all, the
Berlin is a big enough city, and Facebook has been a great platform to share overviews of what’s going on in your network of friends. Whether someone is hosting an exhibition opening or playing a set in a club, if you have friends who’re in the cultural scene of Berlin, you’re probably drowned in Event invitations all the time
A couple of months ago a Korean food restaurant opened up on Reichenberger Straße next to where I live. It looks like it’s been there since the 70’s or something, a shabby, worn-out, completely undecorated place that smells and looks grimey as fuck. I don’t know how it can be legal (or somehow even possible) to establish a restaurant like this.
My friend Ari is a great person. She always texts me to get a drink and I always fall asleep before I can get back to her. Ari is crazy in a good and academic way. Her art happens in her mind first, and when she feels she can share with you the processes and thoughts that spark her creativity,
Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t really like shopping. No wait, let me correct myself: I don’t like shopping in the real, non-online world. As a true materialist, I of course like having stuff, but the downsides of physically buying it are just fear inducing. Spending hours running through the city or — God help me — a shopping center, masses of people moving
My favorite activity in the world, next to actually eating food, is ordering food. Especially in this muddy piss weather, there’s literally nothing better than ignoring the world outside and have someone take care of your dietary needs while you’re binge watching ALL the US TV shows that you missed when you were never home in the summer