For many Berlin-based artists, those weeks of self-isolation opened the doors to wholly-new creative inspiration. The cloud of financial, existential and every other kind of panic that was lockdown feels like it’s behind us. Now it’s time to ask: how did Berlin-based creatives fare during this time and what did they get up to? These … Read more What Berlin Artists Created During Lockdown
Greetings from the closing-in walls of my quarantine bedroom. Here we are, together but apart—in the greatest city in the world, a wide metropolis of closed bars, once-great clubs, shuttered cafes, and fenced-off parks. What a bummer, hey? To begin this article, I suppose we have to dip into the reason we liked Berlin in … Read more What’s to Like About Berlin in Quarantine?
Keir Edmonds’ Mr. Flamingo Goes to Berlin sees a flamingo struggling to make friends and “fit” into our weirdo, oftentimes bleak city. Berlin can be a formidable place. The winters are long, the clouds tight overhead—a prison from the sun, from memories of anything bright and alive. And what’s more, if you’re an expat or … Read more An Illustrated Children’s Book about Berlin Loneliness
It’s easy to disconnect from yourself in Berlin. Time is seamless and brews are cheap. But when was the last time you nourished your soul with something actually reflective of your mind or your inner, creative side? It’s not too late to craft this idealistic artistic retreat. After all, it’s Berlin. It’s where the artists … Read more Life Drawing Class in Neukölln with Burnt Sienna Berlin
Sisters Sarah and Rachel Waxman are San Francisco-born entrepreneurs, helming their gender-neutral footwear company, Matriarch, from Berlin and New York City, respectively. Together, they’re a powerful force in an already banner 12 months for gender rights: refuting the divide in fashion and in quality and demanding equality—and damn good shoes for all. Matriarch creates footwear … Read more Matriarch is the Genderless Face of Berlin Shoe Design
And no. It’s not all about the money. But sure, yes, a lot of it has to do with money. 1. London or New York rents in our gritty Berlin. Listen: I knew what I was getting into when I moved here. It’s glass shattered on sidewalks and rollies raining from the fourth floor above, … Read more 9 Reasons We’d Leave Berlin For Good