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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.
Robots build a stone tower with one piece of thread
A jammed rock structure built by machines is a prelude to the future of sustainable architecture.
Vienna gives same-sex love the green light
Same-sex couples in the place of the ordinary traffic light figure are becoming a permanent fixture in European cities.
The Travellers: Ireland’s nomads struggle to find a place in the modern world
A German documentary photographer documented the daily life of a Traveller family, Irelands forgotten minority group.
Painter Titus Schade finds inspiration in Leipzig – a post-industrial city described as an artist’s paradise
Freunde von Freunden is taken on a personal tour of Titus Schade’s studio and creative hotspots in his hometown.
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.
Cécile Dormeau laughs off body image issues through illustrations
French illustrator Cécile Dormeau's illustrations and GIFs are a colourful reminder that our bodies are all different and imperfect, and that's okay.
Something Borrowed: Collage artist B. D. Graft goes back to paper and glue
German collage artist Brian de Graft started creating art as a pleasant distraction from his studies and it soon became his obsession.
Self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids about healthy living
Interactive, self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids how to grow and cook food.
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.
Behind Adjaye's facades
Oliver Hardt, director of "David Adjaye - Collaborations" at Design Indaba FilmFest, on getting to know the architect's work through the eyes of others.
Kartell dedicated its flagship store in Cologne to Patricia Urquiola with an exhibition rounding up all of her designs for the brand.
The Salt of the Earth
This Oscar-nominee by New German Cinema's Wim Wenders chronicles the life and work of influential photographer Sebastião Salgado.
Six launches in Cologne
Patricia Urquiola unveils her first kitchen design at international furniture fair IMM Cologne and Passagen Interior Design Week.
David Adjaye is subject of first major exhibition
Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Art Institute of Chicago join forces for "Form, Heft, Material", an in-depth survey of the acclaimed architect's career.
Gilda B by Jacopo Foggini
Italian designer Jacopo Foggini sculpts an elegant chair using an unlikely material.
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.
Tuffy by Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic's Wild Bunch collection of furniture for Magis gets a new addition.
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