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PLANT YOURSELF AT THE GREENS

PLANT YOURSELF AT THE GREENS

Needing a splash of color and a pick-me-up now that winter’s getting real? Head to The Greens, a leafy café and plant shop that’s part of the Alte Münze (old State Mint building) arts and events space. Among succulents and ferns (that can be purchased and taken home with you), The Greens offers a fresh lunch menu each day, with homemade soups and drinks guaranteed to bring the color back to your cheeks. The interior is lovingly arranged, with plenty of rustic wood to match the vibrant botanical life. Get cozy with a glossy cappuccino at a table near the crooked fig tree or tuck yourself away with a beetroot latte in the loft above the counter. Sage, peppermint, and rosemary herbal teas are all grown in the garden outside, as are the edible flowers dotting the fresh pastries and spongy banana bread. The Greens is also part of the Alte Münze community, hosting regular social events such as Drink and Draw Berlin. Marie, Alte Münze’s resident landscape architect, examined the yellow-striped leaves of an Alocasia Zebrina (Elephant’s Ear) while we talked. “It’s a family out here,” she explained, “there are a lot of artists.” Coffee, plants, inspiring people — this year, green is your antidote to the winter blues. (Text: Eric Bain / Photos: The Greens)

The Greens — Coffee and Plants, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin-Mitte; map

Mon–Fri 10-18h, Sat & Sun 12–18h

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AN UNCENSORED GAZE ON THE BODIES OF BERLIN

AN UNCENSORED GAZE ON THE BODIES OF BERLIN

“Your post has been removed as it doesn’t follow our community guidelines.” The controversial, arbitrary and often discriminatory rules governing which body parts can and can’t be shared on Instagram goes directly against the platform’s own mission to be “an authentic and safe place for inspiration and self-expression.” Rallying against this problematic digital reality with a showcase of images that would all transgress these censorship policies is the exhibition Uncensored Berlin (7.-10.12.2018) hosted by I Heart Berlin. The event features the work of artists such as Aja Jane, Cochon de Cauchemar, Ema Discordant, Spyros Rennt, Tea Marta and many more. Come by and indulge your voyeurism in celebration of the body positivity, gender inclusivity and sexual liberation this city, its artists and its muses have become renowned for. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos (clockwise): Mischa Badasyan, Spyros Rennt, Eylül Aslan)

I Heart Berlin presents Uncensored Berlin
Blogfabrik, Oranienstr.185, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
7.-10.12.2018, 12-20h. Facebook event

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NANDI CHRISTMAS MARKET: GIFTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

NANDI CHRISTMAS MARKET: GIFTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

With a range of handcrafted goods encompassing soft alpaca blankets, hand-carved tea lights, and delicately woven mittens, Nandi collaborates with artisans and workshops around the globe — from India and Uzbekistan to Morocco and Peru — to create their collection of fair trade “textiles, treasures, and accessories.” Leonie Arau and Vanessa Engelkes started the brand as an online shop before opening their first brick and mortar store in Prenzlauer Berg in 2015. This weekend (8-9.12.2018), you’re invited to their Christmas market for some ethical gift shopping. Also on offer will be textiles from Intrepid Shepherd, accessories from Project Três and home goods from Studio TR. Get into the holiday spirit with a glass of Glühwein, and receive a 10% discount on Nandi products while supporting talented craftspeople the world over. (Text: Michael Rice / Photos: Jules Villbrandt)

Nandi, Dunckerstr.11, 10437 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map

Mon-Sat 11-19h

Christmas Market: 8.–9.12.2018, 11-20h, Facebook event

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EUGENIA GÜETO GÓMEZ RECOMMENDS: NORN

EUGENIA GÜETO GÓMEZ RECOMMENDS: NORN

You know the feeling you get after you have a good conversation? When common understanding is reached in a matter of seconds, words flow effortlessly and a certain kind of magic happens. This is what I experienced over the course of an evening at Norn, a space and members club for coming together regularly for intimate salons and conversation dinners (members can also stay on residencies at the apartments in Berlin, London and Barcelona.) Back in September, I joined a dinner titled “On Gender Expression,” led by Jared Weiss from Touchpoint. The gathering was hosted at Norn’s Kreuzberg apartment where we enjoyed a delicious three course meal while discussing how we psychologically embody our own and other genders. I was sharing such intimate and stimulating discussion with strangers and somehow felt like I belonged to a tribe with whom I shared the same sense of curiosity and aspirations in life. Norn’s gatherings allow time to discuss beauty in all its forms and to approach topics that are rarely broached. The secret to its openness is the respectful and trust-filled atmosphere they create. Mental note: Culture does not make people. People make culture. (Text: Eugenia Güeto Gómez / Photos: Doro Zinn, Norn Berlin)

Norn Berlin: websiteInstagram

Eugenia Güeto Gómez was born in Spain and is based in Berlin. An art director in the making and a nomad by choice, her next stop is Japan.

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SOBER — SKINCARE MADE FOR MEN

SOBER — SKINCARE MADE FOR MEN

In a skincare industry largely catered towards women, men may struggle to find skincare products uniquely suited to their skin’s needs. Berlin-based brand Sober has taken this head-on. Founded by Simon Schier and Philipp Roth in 2017 and motivated by “honest and effective skincare for men,” the brand has developed a line of products covering skincare, shaving, and fragrances. The gentle cleansers and moisturizers are made from consciously-sourced ingredients to reinvigorate sensitive or stressed skin during these cold winter months. All Sober products are free from parabens, nanoparticles, and artificial fragrances. Even the brown frosted glass bottles match the high quality of the formulas. Find the ones that match your skin type in person at their pop-up box in Bikini Berlin or order from their online store. (Text: Michael Rice / Photos: Sober)

Sober: online storeInstagram
Bikini Berlin, Budapester Str.38–50, 10787 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
Mon-Sat 10-20h

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