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B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989
The documentary film is a first-hand account of West Berlin’s decadent and chaotic nightlife from before the curtain fell.
It doesn't look like it, but this is a massage chair
The Roll Collection is a seating system that consists of rotatable aluminium sticks, which massage whilst sliding from left to right.
CUCULA opens doors for refugees in Berlin
German organisation CUCULA is using design, education and community to create second chances for foreign immigrants.
Using your cellphone and pocket change, you could feed Syrian refugees
This United Nations mobile app allows donor’s to give as little as $0.50 to feed Syrian refugees attending school at the Al-Za’tari refugee camp in Jordan.
An eco-friendly textile dye made from algae
Blond and Bieber’s Algaemy project investigates the creative possibilities of various forms of algae.
Ariane Spanier: The evolution of FUKT magazine
Design director Ariane Spanier talks digital versus print and the evolution of FUKT magazine.
Katharina Grosse paints herself an imaginary world
This Berlin-based artist uses colour to distort surfaces and objects, creating otherworldly installations.
Alternative grocery store eliminates waste with self-service gravity bins
The Original Unverpackt eliminates packaging to cut waste and offer customers a buy-what-you-need alternative.
Sci-fi jazz with Onyx Ashanti
Self-proclaimed "cyborg musician" Onyx Ashanti has designed a set of futuristic musical instruments using open source information and 3D printing.
Step into Erik Spiekermann's world
Find out what makes prolific typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann tick as Freunde von Freunden take us into his home and studio in Berlin.
Refugees Welcome is becoming known as the Airbnb for refugees
Refugees Welcome is a Berlin-based non profit that connects displaced refugees to citizens with spare rooms in European cities.
In conversation with illustrator Christoph Niemann
With his characteristic wit, the Berlin-based illustrator chats about the blur between personal and public work, social sharing and children’s books.
The classic wooden toy gets a technological twist
Avakai embraces the best of both worlds – artisanal children’s toys of the past and the technological advances of today.
Ido Garini’s adventures into the art of eating
Chef and industrial designer Ido Garini wants you to eat make-up and consider what you look like eating a strawberry.
John Stezaker: The collage of subtraction
In this interview by Gestalten.tv, British artist John Stezaker talks about the "universal amnesia" created by visual culture and how his art subverts it.
Here is a look at Danish architect Bjarke Ingels's winning proposal for the Axel Springer new media campus in Berlin, Germany.
Modern Cultural Curators: Geza Schoen
#FilmFestFridays presents "Modern Cultural Curators: Geza Schoen", a short film offering a glimpse into the talents of perfumer Geza Scheon.
Christoph Niemann's current solo exhibition showcases some of his digital work in tangible drawings and prints for the first time.
Urban-Think Tank's "TORRE DAVID - Informal Vertical Communities" exhibition is currently on display in Berlin. Here's a quick look.
The "Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities" exhibition by Urban-Think Tank looks at how to improve life for informal communities.
Christoph Niemann's Google Doodle for the winter solstice illustrates some of our favourite seasonal activities in his distinctly quirky way.
United Visual Artists create an interactive installation that invites visitors to explore the concepts of perspective and space.
Scent expert Sissel Tolaas uses aspects of science, art and design to research and create works that relate to the human experience of smell.
Professor Hartmut Esslinger is founder and co-CEO of frog design inc, having studied industrial design at the College of Design in Germany.
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