CNN Travel | 10 ways to crack Berlin's arts scene
The sheer amount and range of cultural activities available at any given time in Berlin is astonishing. Here are 10 destinations that'll help newcomers get up to speed with what's happening in a city that refuses to stand still. Read more.
ARTS & CULTURE | Image By NOSHE
AnOther Mag | Cy Twombly's celestial photographs
Cy Twombly’s ethereal photographic studies of flowers, objects and interiors provide a thrilling insight into the late American artist's life and creative outlook. Like his monumental abstract paintings, filled with rhythmic scribbles and evocative smears, his photographs contain a rich textural quality to imitate outbursts of expression. Read more.
ART & CULTURE
Dazed Digital | A Q&A with the founding editor of Adult mag
Adult isn't your typical adult magazine, nor is it "porn for women". The inaugural issue is a stimulating pastiche straddling erotics and literature. A vivid spread of masturbating models is interlaced with stirring short stories and a magical diary of a transgender woman going through hormone replacement therapy. Read more.
MAGS & CULTURE
Freunde von Freunden | A portrait of John Baker & Juli Daoust Baker, owners of Mjölk store in Toronto
The pair are the creative minds behind Mjölk (which means ‘milk’ in Swedish), a gallery and lifestyle store with a focus on artful Scandinavian and Japanese design. Read more.
LIFESTYLE & DESIGN | Image By Titus Chan
iGNANT | Digital art: Beyond the hype
If you think of the term ‘digital art’, you might conjure up images of twitchy GIFs or glitchy videos. You might think it’s a recent development, but in fact its practice has roots dating back to the 1960s. So – what is considered ‘digital art’? And why are people paying for it? Read more.
ART & CULTURE
Protein | Bare Essentials
For a long time, buying women's underwear meant choosing between stereotypically sexy, frilly lingerie or bland, frumpy basics. Middle ground offerings were a narrow space of overpriced pieces and underwear that often included infantile patterns or threadbare stripes. But with the rise of online businesses has come a proliferation of retail startups and independent labels tackling this gap. Read more.
FASHION & CULTURE
Lit in Berlin | A newsletter-zine about literary goings-on in Berlin
Lit in Berlin is a bimonthly newsletter-zine bringing you a curated selection of events in the realm of reading, writing and publishing
in Berlin. Subscribe here.
Format Magazine | Studio Swine designs with hair, garbage and discomfort
From creating eyewear made of human hair to transforming plastic flotsam into luxury objects, designers Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami are no strangers to pushing themselves into unfamiliar territory in order to produce extraordinary work. Read more.
BRYGG Magazine | Mottainai
For this issue focusing on creatives dealing with taste and flavour, we had a conversation with Tainá Guedes, the founder and CEO of Entretempo Kitchen Gallery about how combining food and art can tap into changing habits. Buy the mag here.
FOOD & ART | Cover by Erika Hebbert
Berlin Film Journal | Revisited: Ingmar Bergman's 'Persona'
'Persona' (1966) is a film that can be watched over and over again without losing its power to scramble the brain and stir the soul. Here, we explore the psychological aspects of the perplexing film. Read more.
iGNANT | Anne Duk Hee Jordan creates moving sculptures
From a mummified cat standing on a shelf to medicinal jars filled with unidentifiable objects, artist
Anne Duk Hee Jordan‘s studio appears to be part-natural history museum, part-metal workshop. You can
hardly walk through the space without encountering strange stone specimens or striking contraptions.
ARTS & CULTURE | Video by Ana Šantl
Maisonneuve | Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan and your digital data doppelgänger
“There’s an unusual situation where there’s a hair growing sideways in my left nostril and it’s driving me crazy... that’s called too much information,” remarked Canadian author, visual artist and Maisonneuve contributor Douglas Coupland during the opening of his speech at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin. Read more.
LITERATURE | Image By Gord Iverson
VentureBeat | Can spending on a Google-style office make employees happy (and more productive)?
Google’s unconventional office designs are well-documented and there’s no doubt they play a role in its organizational culture. But for startups, this raises a question: Can an individualized office space with sleek design really help to create that elusive feeling known as “great company culture”? Read more.
TECH & DESIGN | Image By Marcel Wichary Via Flickr
Edition F | The ultimate guide to staying motivated in Berlin
Some say Berlin is a place to escape adult responsibilities. Others say it's a place that creatives flock to in the name of Work ...but then get sucked into a vortex of distractions, produce nothing and eventually return home overwhelmed by overindulgence. Read more.
OPINION & CULTURE
iGNANT | Artist Alicja Kwade creates mind-bending sculptures
In the 1920s, Alicja Kwade's workspace was a film studio where the iconic title 'The Blue Angel' starring Marlene Dietrich was shot. Nowadays, it's jam-packed with curious objects that seem to take a life of their own. We talked to Kwade at her studio about how she began working with sculpture and how a lot of her pieces happen through meaningful coincidences. Read more.
ART & CULTURE
Freunde von Freunden | Alan Shapiro on the future of knowledge
The rise of the Internet has given us the ability to tap into an ever-growing pool of resources in various disciplines, including art, design, engineering, anthropology and psychology. So, why is there still a divide between the sciences and the humanities? Read more.
TECH & CULTURE | Image by peter bender