“Kippenberger’s One Night Stand” is the theme for tomorrow evening at the Rosebud Supper Club. Held in a quiet small private apartment, this supper club is a truly intimate experience. Expect a cozy atmosphere, a charming host plus a menu that reads extremely funny; the hors d’oeuvres are called ”ey man ey”, the “dialogue with youth” will bring you homemade french fries and the following course will spare you from calories – it’s a match of card game ”Mau Mau”. The evening is inspired by artist Martin Kippenberger, known for his jocular approach to art. Where else but in Kreuzberg, Kippenberger’s favorite Berlin district, could this evening unfold? Join and experience a special night of food and fun. (Text: Nina Trippel / Fotos: Diana Djeddi)
With private vacation rental communities growing relentlessly,Kikirikey comes to your rescue. This new service by Alejandro Vidal and Anabelle Royo helps renters deal with arrivals of guests, check-outs and cleaning after their departure. No need to ask your neighbors to water the plants while you’re away or bribe friends for a favor to take your house keys to your guests any longer! Kikirekey will handle all of it for you. Their service has just launched but they don’t see themselves as another start-up company, but as a reliable and personal service. Currently available in Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. (Text: Nina Trippel / photo: Jalscha Römer)
This wonderful shop for colors of all types has been around since 1947. Because of its long existence, one would think that this place is no secret; but time and time again I am surprised to see that not many have heard of them. Enter their shop and you can finally kiss good-bye to your DIY chain store frustrations. You’ll find everything you could not find at your local “Baumarkt” here, starting with loose pigments for your various needs: from colors for candles and soaps to concrete. You’ll find a plethora of brushes and various glues. Browse through their wallpaper book collection (200 to 300!) with 50 swatches each. What excites me most: a color measuring tool offering individual tones, mixed from 180,000 different colors. And to top it off, you’ll be greeted by an incredibly friendly staff at this family-run business.
Just one week ago I was introduced to this classic Italian diner by my friend Tatjana Bilger, and I’ve already returned five times since then. Charlotte 1 is exactly what I was looking for - an easy going, down to earth lunch spot. This place makes you feel like you’re in a small neighborhood where half of your life takes place outdoors. It’s loud, super packed (I’m surprised that we manage to snag a spot every time) and the air inside makes you feel like you’re sitting in the kitchen. But all this is blown away by the lovely owner Frances. She always takes your order with a big smile, sometimes moving to the sound from their stereo. Then comes their amazing daily pasta (try the Linguini), small pizzas (get two if you’re hungry) and one of the best espresso macchiatos in town - why they only charge 1 Euro for it is beyond me. (Text & photos: Sven Hausherr)
Charlotte 1, Charlottenstr.1, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
If you don’t move, you won’t go wrong and if you don’t try you won’t fail. But how boring is that? Marie Egger, Birte Bösehans and Nico Schmidt gave a try. The trio has launched a magazine on the topic “Scheitern”; the German word for failure is the name of their printed magazine which successfully launched yesterday evening in Berlin. With a great line-up of writers and journalists like Niklas Maak (FAZ) and Silke Burmester, they have compiled various interesting views on lack of success. You’ll find the magazine sold at select dealers or online. The limited print edition contains an arty side of Martin Bothe. But if you don’t speak German, it fails in one area: it doesn’t come in English. (Text: Nina Trippel)