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.

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.

DESIGN & LIFESTYLE | Image By Titus Chan

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 & CULTURE | Image by Albert Bonsfills

 

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

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 

 

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.

DESIGN

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

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

 

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.

FILM

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

 

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.

LITERATURE

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 

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

 

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

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