photos: Ailine Lietfeld
Mitte has a fabulous new place for coffee at Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. But Type Hype is not just about coffee, even tough theirs is really nice. The new concept store by the label of the same name is specialized in typography-related product design, so you will find things such as pillows, posters, wine bottles, mugs and stationary with big letters in different styles on it. Such a simple idea, but the design is so contemporary and clever that you just want to stack up on the A, B and Cs and decorate your home with it. By the way, you can only see a small selection of the width of products and letters in the shop. On the Type Hype website you can get much more as well as order sets of products with your own letter combinations. Get some first impressions of the beautiful shop after the jump along with the details.
When it comes to Fashion Week you have two choices: Be a good fashion blogger and rush to all the shows and write about the collections later. Or you can skip the hassle of the shows and enjoy all the relaxed side events taking place all over town with free drinks, snacks and other amenities.
The Samsung Fashion Cool Downer at the #Inland pop-up shop offered exactly this last Thursday and I was happy to drop by to cool down a bit and enjoy some Thomas Henry cocktails and Glacéau vitaminwater. At the event I was once more educated about the coolness of Scandinavian fashion with the #Inland showroom presentation of a group of Finish designers who make amazing fashion and clever products. The collaboration with the Samsung Food Showcase also introduced the terminoligy “kitchenista” to me which pretty much means that you do not only use your fridge for food but also for make-up and lotions as well as leather and cashmere goods which apparently keeps them look fresh and new. The huge deluxe refridgerator offers lots of space for exactly that in their practical showcase shelf in the double door. Nifty!
The #Inland showroom has now turned into a proper shop once the Fashion Week was over, so now the general public can shop some great Finish design and check out the fancy Samsung Food Showcase until the end of August. Some impressions after the jump.
The huge success of the street food market Bite Club is coming to Mitte! In addition to the big version at Arena that is happing several times over the course of the summer we will have a regular smaller edition with a selection of booths at the Platoon Kunsthalle in Mitte. This Saturday there will be a soft opening starting at 14h with booths by Buns Mobile, Jolesh, Mogg&Melzer, Pic Nic 34, Bun Bao, Heisser Hobel, Maria Maria Arepas and Orlando. Which delicious street food is behind all those names you can check here. After this Saturday there is going to be a little break of one week, but starting from June 7th there will be a Mitte Bite Club every Saturday during summer. Yeay! Get a preview of whats expecting you after the jump.
Darklands, Berlin’s number one concept store for high-end avant-garde labels, is currently hosting another one of their temporary pop-up sale shops in Mitte. At the second edition of the Nag Nag Nag shop you will be able to get pieces by designers such as Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Damir Doma, Rad Hourani, Obscure, Raf Simons, Henrik Vibskov, Patrick Mohr, Ute Ploier and many more for up to 80% off the original price. Now if that’s not a convincing argument to head over there I don’t know what it is. The sale shop is only open in May 2014 so be quick and don’t miss the incredible avant-garde bargains. The details after the jump.
The delicious baked potatoes of Bixels are dearly missed since the cute little restaurant at Mulackstraße had to close a few years ago. Luckily the Bixels potatoes pop back up every once in a while and we are always glad to get another chance to taste them. This week they have another one of those pop-ups at the Club der Polnischen Versager in Mitte. More details about after the jump.
Murals are one my favorite forms of art in public. I just love it when artists turn buildings into giant canvases. Not only do these artworks stand out by their size, they also change the city landscape into something creative that is much more than just concrete, steal and glass.
As part of Converse‘ SNEAKER CLASH series of artistic installations in 16 cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa the three Berlin-based street artists and illustrators Wurstbande, Gogoplata and Rylsee will create the CLASHWALL here in Berlin. The CLASHWALL is a big mural covering the entire front of a house on Torstraße in Mitte with drawings that have been especially created based on the suggestions and sketches of street art and sneaker fans. Find out more about the artists, how to be part of the mural and the big live event here in Berlin after the jump.
One thing that is really amazing in this city: The options for design are limitless. Yes, we have a lot of mass produced products here as well, but we also have countless shops and labels that sell very individualistic and unique designs. This does not only apply for fashion, but also for interior and product design. Especially here in Mitte we have great shops, one of them being the showroom of sustainable design label Supergrau.
Their line of products has some truely beautiful and original pieces, all of them made of high quality, sustainable materials such as stainless steel and local woods. I personally love their lamp collection Furore that comes as a table lamp and a ceiling lamp in a variety of colors and materials. I’m also a big fan of the high chair Love15 that is like a slick designer version of the ones in front of the St. Oberholz. This coming Thursday you will have a great opportunity to take a closer look at the Supergrau products at their Christmas party in their showroom at Gartenstraße in Mitte. More imressions and details after the jump.
Only a few months ago the lower end of the Weinbergsweg at Rosenthaler Platz got a brand spanking new fashion store called Superconscious. I was quite surprised to see something new pop up in this area as this street is mostly filled up with quite established bussinesses that never seem to change. But here we go, hello newbie!
I pressed my nose against the window of the interesting looking space quite a few times before I finally went in during their opening hours. It turned out to be more than I expected. The store is particularily interesting for men, even though they also have some womenswear. The selection of brands is what makes it so appealing for me: Unlike comparable shops like SoTo and Civilist this place has mostly upcoming street wear brands with different styles while maintaining a similar aesthetic. I’m always interested in labels that are either brand new or not so overly popular, so this is just my cup of tea. And I did sip of that tea quite a bit lately You’ll find great pieces by The Hentsch Man, Enclave, Topo Design, Muttonhead, Sheriff & Cherry and many more.
Get some impressions of the store after the jump and do drop by at Weinbergsweg 22.
RATS is an exciting new temporary store concept that popped up recently at Torstr. 68. With their fine selection of items the charming New Yorker creatives Keren and Gabriel pay tribute to the thriving underground creative culture of the Big Apple. In their cute shop they present an interesting variety of independent and innovative jewelery and product designers, zines and art books, ceramics and hand made products and unique objects that they have collected during their travels.
This Thursday, as part of their event program, they host an exhibition opening titled CUSTOMS that features the artwork by David Black, Agnes Karin, Jeremy Liebman, Olivia Malone, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Keren Richter, Ben Roth, Alessandro Simonetti, Justin Sloane, and Tina Tyrell. The works range in media from portrait photography to collage to color silkscreen. Some more impressions of the awesome store and the details after the jump.
The Hot Tub Cinema hasn’t made it from London to Berlin yet, but the times of watching movies in a theatre with red velvet seats or cuddled up in bed are over none the less. We want to get out, sit in a deckchair or a blanket underneath the stars while the films flicker on an outside screen. Summer has finally come and it’s time for some Open Air film fun! Recommendations after the jump.