Berlin-based communication designer Malte Jensen has created a birdhouse in the style of Berlin’s most ...
Currywurst has been a Berlin snack staple since 1949 when Hertha Heuwer combined the ketchup, ...
Emerging from the U-Bahn station on the west side of Mehringdamm in Berlin Kreuzberg, you’d ...
In autumn sunlight the abandoned industrial laundry and dyeing factory on the Spree, previously home ...
Loxx Miniatur Welten Berlin is on the third floor of the Alexa Shopping Centre so I’m ...
Love it or hate it, there is something very striking and instantly recognisable about the pattern of the seats on the Berlin U-Bahn and thanks to Kreuzberg-born Vinzent Britz you can wear your own piece of it in the shape of his Tarnbeutel (camouflage bag). The designer was initially pleased to supply his friends but […]
With a soundtrack created from samples of the sounds made as its creators explored an abandoned swimming pool and leisure complex in Berlin, Blub: Urban Sound Exploration, is a clever alternative to the usual shaky camerawork and whispered narratives of the majority of urban exploration videos. Blub, or Berliner Luft- und Badeparadies (Berlin Air and […]
What would you do if you found a baby squirrel alone in your garden or on the street? Until recently I would have had no answer to this question but in the last week I’ve had some insight into caring for squirrels in Berlin and the work of Eichhörnchen Notruf eV, a charity responsible for […]
My Döner guru (yes, I have a Döner guru and everyone should have one) Cihan is responsible for introducing me to two of my favourite Berlin Kebap options: the Spezial Döner at Konyali and the Dürüm Döner at Balli. I can still remember how excited Cihan was when we were discussing Kebaps a couple of […]
Tim Richardson spent three days in Berlin and he decided to create a video of his trip inspired by Leoardo Delessandri’s Watchtower of Turkey and Watchtower of Morocco films. The style was out of Richardson’s comfort zone and to make life even more difficult for himself he decided to film it all with his iPhone […]
Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files is a documentary from Fraunhofer IPK, the company commissioned by the BStU (Bundesbeauftragten für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik or Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic) to develop the “e-Puzzler”, a tool for the virtual […]
The water was drained from the pool at the Franzosenbad years ago and now it’s littered with parts of the ceiling, lockers and some of the discarded wooden panels that at one point kept the abandoned swimming pool in the north of Berlin secure. The Franzosenbad is in the former Cité Foch, built in the […]
Watch street artist Fin DAC at work on his huge Magnificent 7 mural, a series of 7 beautiful portraits, at The Point Village, Dublin during an art residency at The Gibson Hotel, filmed and directed by Trevor Whelan for Dragon Armoury Creative. Fin DAC has been one of my favourite street artists since I saw […]
As a Brit I am naturally fond of a sandwich and finding one in Berlin is not an easy task but that’s where MJ’s Foodshop comes in, not only is the Roasted Turkey Club sandwich delicious, it’s a thing of beauty and massive to boot. Juicy turkey is backed up by bacon (and as we […]
Shown on the History Channel to mark the 15th anniversary of the fall of the wall on 9 November 2004, Declassified: Rise and Fall of the Wall is a documentary peppered with facts gleaned from then recently declassified files about events. The documentary starts with a famous quote* from Nikita Kruschev: I consider Berlin to […]