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.

ART & 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.

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Freunde von Freunden | A portrait of John Baker and Juli Daoust Baker, owners of Mjölk store

I spoke to the creative duo behind Mjölk — a gallery and lifestyle store in Toronto with a focus on artful Scandinavian and Japanese design — about their holistic approach to design, the proximity of their work to their home life and the strong relationships they've built with their artisan suppliers. Read more.

DESIGN & LIFESTYLE | Image By Titus Chan

BRYGG Magazine | Mottainai

For this issue focusing on creatives dealing with taste and flavour, I 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 magazine here.

FOOD & ART | Cover by Erika Hebbert

Amuse by i-D | Fashion to violence: Meet MoMA's provocative design curator

Arguably one of the most provocative design curators of our time, Paola Antonelli isn't afraid to ruffle some feathers in order to push the definition of design beyond beautification of objects and into real life. Design,  for Antonelli, permeates every facet of human activity and plays a crucial role in helping people deal with societal change across disciplines. Read more.

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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

AnOther Mag | Delving into the subconscious with Ballen and Carlsen

For NO JOKE, American photographer Roger Ballen and Danish artist Asger Carlsen collaborated to produce a series of  enigmatic photo collages that attempt to divert out gaze inwards, towards the darkest recesses of the psyche. Read more.

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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

Offscreen | Interview with Amy Webb

For issue 15, I interviewed Amy Webb — founder of the Future Today Institute — about the role of futurism during the Cold War, her algorithm on finding love and why it's increasingly important for businesses of all stripes to stay on top of technological changes.   
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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.

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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.

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AnOther Mag | Exposing Nobuyoshi Araki's most sentimental series

For many, the name Nobuyoshi Araki is synonymous with Kinbaku — the artful form of Japanese bondage to which he dedicated many photographic projects. The provocative image-maker has dedicated his life to erotic photography, but there's a lesser-seen element to his work that exudes softness. Read more.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY | Image By Albert Bonsfills

 
 
 

AnOther Mag | Beneath the surface of Nan Goldin's most personal work yet

For American photographer Nan Goldin, photography has always been about capturing moments with complete
honesty, revealing life as it was happening. "The camera was like an extension of my hand. I shot all day and never
moved anything. For me, it was a sin to move a beer bottle out of the way because it had to be exactly what it was,"
Goldin said in a 2013 interview about her impulse to photograph. Read more.

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iGNANT | Poetic furniture designs by Sanghyeok Lee

We visited Sanghyeok Lee’s studio and workshop to learn more about his award-winning projects, where he draws inspiration from as well as how architecture and urban spaces inform his pieces. Read more.

DESIGN | Image By Ana Šantl 

Factory Magazine | Empowering refugees to become creators

The non-profit organization Anna Kjær Riechert co-founded with Ferdi Van Heerden aims to provide refugees with programs to gain tech skills and access to a network that’ll get them job-ready. Read more.

TECH & SOCIETY | Image By Ben Fuchs

 

Amuse by i-D | Indie magazines from Berlin you should be reading

There's a power in combining words and images in particular proportions in print that can evoke a wildly haptic, almost hypnotic, sensation in readers. More often than not, this feeling emerges after spending time with pages from independent magazines... Read more.

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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

CNN Travel | Art and the Berlin Wall:
8 places to visit

Berlin has long been a magnet for artists and art fans from around the world, so it's no shock it crams about 300 public and privately owned galleries into its city limits. Scattered across the city are intriguing artworks related to the Berlin Wall — many of which are often overlooked by both visitors and residents.  Read more.

ART & CULTURE

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.

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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