photo: Sascha Kohlmann
A few weeks ago I was spontaneously invited to be part of a video shoot by Huawei for their new #humantouch campaign. The video is all about sending people some positive messages, touch their hearts and give them a smile. It’s a very minimalist concept, yet it’s emotionally loaded.
Seeing the finished video now got me thinking. I like the spirit of it, taking one moment of our busy lives and write something sweet or funny to a stranger to give them a piece of happiness. We need this, especially in the cold and dark season we are in right now, especially here in Berlin were everyone is grumpy and complains. We need a bit of light-heartedness and optimism here right now. So I wondered about what could give the Berliners a smile, even if it’s just a small one, or maybe even a laugh?
After the jump I prepared some positive messages for Berlin. Let them brighten your day a bit 😉
photo: Flughafenmuseum Finowfurt *
If you think the Tempelhof Airport is the only airport in and around Berlin that has found a new meaning and a second life, you probably haven’t heard of the former military airport of Finowfort that is about an hour outside of Berlin near Eberswalde. I first heard of this airport through our blogger colleagues from Dandy Diary who shot the lookbook for their amazing travel backpack with Harris Tweed and Johnnie Walker Black Label there a couple of months ago. In the haunting photos you see what looks like an abandoned old airport with a couple of overgrown hangars and rusty old military planes. In fact the airport is not quite as dead as it looks in the photos from the lookbook as it is home to an airport museum showing a lot of classic small planes and technical equipment of the old airport. They also host a couple of special events over the course of the year such as old timer fairs and car races, miniature plane model conventions and more. I think the place has a lot to offer in terms of stunning visuals and interesting historic memories. Check out some impressions from the airport including some of the lookbook photos from the Dandy Diary backpack.
What do we really need in Berlin? I mean, do we really need a giant O2 World stadium? Or ugly shopping malls like Alexa. And what’s with the castle? Who the hell really needs a fake Walt Disney castle in Berlin? Since the Tempelhof airport was closed last year there is a giant landmark free for new architectural horror shows. Just to make it look like they listened to different ideas there was a competition for architects who could offer different ideas. We had the chance to meet Jacob Tiggs – one of the competitors – and we had the pleasure to listen to his smart idea for a mountain in the center of Berlin called The Berg. Find out what’s that all about and more pictures after the jump.