I am still quite overwhelmed with feelings of joy, especially now going through all the fun photos of our special night (if you have more photos send them to us!). 10 years is a very special number, but I’m glad that we could do this big number justice. Teaming up with the Olympus Perspective Playground was an amazing opportunity that I am so proud of and thankful for. Being surrounded by the amazing artworks of this immersive exhibition and the stunning venue of Kraftwerk was just much better than I imagined it to be. And by the amount of euphoric faces that I saw during the night I am confident to say I was not the only one.
photo: Katja Hentschel
10 Years of iHeartBerlin! How did we make it so far? I wonder sometimes when I think back to all the crazy shit that happened in the last 10 years. And especially when I look at Frank and me who were two very different people back then. Of course, everybody was a bit different 10 years ago… but believe me… we were unrecognizably different.
Not to show you how much we changed, but rather to show how it does not matter how old you are and how cool you look to make amazing projects happen, I will guide you back to the dawns of time and when Frank and I were still two little puppies playing with bits and bites and with no idea whatsoever that we will stick around so long with each other delivering to you the best stories about our beloved city.
After our weekly event guides have been such an integral part of the blog we thought it was about time to improve a bit on that level. It was quite restrictive to only publish the events of one week in one article (two articles with the party guide by Suz). Many event organizers promote their events either way ahead of time or very short notice so having a weekly editorial deadline proved to be a bit impractical for that matter. So I decided to introduce a proper events listing page that we all update on a daily basis and that is not restricted to the current week. We also improved on the design of the listing, finally pairing the event info with a flyer thumbnail (if you click on it you will get a larger view), we also added links to the event organizers and to the Facebook events, if available.
Overall we hope you enjoy our new Berlin events page!
After we revealed our Anniversary Scarf Collection with Front Row Society last week at our 5th Birthday Party in a big multimedia installation we are now happy and proud to present you the photoshoot we did with our lovely readers Marie-Louise and Christoph. The 5 winning scarf designs are now available to buy at the Front Row Society online boutique. We also added a couple of the designs that did not make the final cut in a very small limited edition of 5 pieces each. All scarves are quite large (2×1.3m) and are made of 100% Modal. Enjoy the photo spread shot by Julia Heuse and with hair & make-up by Maria Ehrlich after the jump. Thank you to everyone involved!
This week is all in the name of a bloody sacrifice! Karfreitag and Easter is coming up on the weekend, which means for us four work-free days (ideally, we know how that never really works out…). But before that we have movie screenings, free dinners, store openings, art exhibitions, magazine launches, naked performances and more, before everything culminates (ideally) in our annual iHeartBerlin Easter Special that we are doing with and at food gallery Merkezi. Check out the events after the jump.
It has somehow become a little bit of a tradition for us to do an event for the Christmas. This year we have a very special gif(t) for our readers: A big group exhibition of animated GIFs titled GIF. ME. BERLIN.
Animated GIFs have turned into quite a movement on blogs and tumblrs all over the internet this year. With our animated party photos we also had a lot of fun with this old and dusty image format that was developed in 1987 as the first digital file format for color images.
On December 14th we are taking the animated GIF out of the internet and put it into a live exhibition at the .HBC Kino. We asked 11 talented Berlin-based photographers and artists to show us and our collaborating media partner smart urban stage their vision of the future in the form of an animated GIF. The results are as diverse and impressive as the artists themselves.
At the event we will not only show you the artwork, but we will also pamper you with drinks by Absolut Vodka, our famous delicious cupcakes and fingerfood and music by DJs Eliza Foxxx and Hara Katsiki. And as a special treat we will give you the chance to turn into an amazing GIF yourself in the GIF Photo Box. A little preview of the exhibition, the full line-up of photographers and artists, and all the details after the jump.
Last Thursday we celebrated our 3rd anniversary over the rooftops of the city at La Mansarde enjoying a wonderful menu that featured Barbarie duck and filled Zucchini flowers. Yummie! And as a special treat we had the delicious cupcakes by our Cupcake Lady Dawn.
It was once again a great experience to meet some of our readers and I want to say thank you to all of you that came for making this a lovely evening. We will do this again soon! I also want to say thanks to my co-authors Suz, C.R. and Jens, as well as all the other authors who have contributed to our blog. More impressions of the evening as well as the great dinner after the jump.
Immer wieder fällt mir auf, dass viele Leute gar nicht realisieren, dass dieser Blog sowohl auf deutsch als auch auf englisch von uns geschrieben wird. In der oberen rechten Ecke der Seite könnt ihr mit den Fähnchen zwischen den Sprachen wechseln. Interessant für euch zu wissen: Oftmals sind die korrespondierenden Artikel keine Übersetzungen sondern eigene Texte, insbesondere in unserer Stories Kategorie ist das so. Lohnt sich also da mal in der jeweiligen anderen Sprache reinzuschauen. Für die Leser der deutschen Seite sei empfohlen, die Partytipps auf englisch zu lesen, denn da steht viel mehr drin, als in der abgespeckten deutschen Version.
Die deutsche Version von iHeartBerlin.de findet ihr unter dieser Adresse: http://www.iheartberlinde.de/de/
Again and again I notice that people don’t realize this blog is in both English and Deutsch. Up in the right corner of the header you can switch languages. What might be interesting for you to know is that the articles are not the same sometimes. Instead of translating we write a different text in the corresponding language. Especially the articles in the Stories section are worth checking out in German also, while the party guides for instance are way longer and more detailed in the English version.