The second publication of Berlin based independent publisher The Gentle Temper is out, and inside the beautifully designed pages of their Take Me to the Lakes — Weekender Edition Berlin, we’ve found fabulous places to stay near our favorite bodies of water around Berlin. Renovated farms to stylish apartments, idyllic hotels to architectural beauties — all the information you need to book a short holiday away from the city is found in this book. North, south, east or west Karolina Rosina and Nils Kraiczy have stolen our water bound hearts again and we can’t wait to get out there and discover these special stays. While the swimming might not be in season, it’s never a bad idea to book yourself a holiday out in the country — so get your copy of Take Me to the Lakes — Weekender Edition Berlin, and get inspired for your next getaway. Added bonus? Our favorite escape on the Ost See, Newhaus, is also included. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Emilie Wade, Take Me to the Lakes)
Picking up a copy of Berlin-based magazine Panta — published by Book a Street Artist, a quick flip through the pages gives views of visuals from photography to illustration, street art to rows of written words — the usual suspects. However, once you investigate further and read the stories that lie folded between the pages, you’ll see that it’s not like other publications. Panta is a tri-annual magazine that covers emerging artists around the globe, providing a specific platform for creative projects that shine light on issues that otherwise might be hard to talk about. For example, their latest issue (#12 Autumn 2017-Winter 2018, which you can pick up Do You Read Me?, Westberlin and Soda) features: a portrait photography book concentrating on the dark reality of visually-impaired children living in an orphanage in Beijing, a painter’s impressively detailed works that reflect the power relations of authoritarian archetypes, and more. Covering a wide variety of artistic disciplines which touch on issues all around the globe, Panta is a magazine for artists, and lovers of art, who aim to make a change in the world. (Text: Massimo Hartmann / Photos: Panta Magazine)
The trees are lit, the drinks are poured, the presents are wrapped, and Cee Cee is taking some time off to be with our family and friends this holiday season. With the warmest of wishes to you and yours, we hope you have fun, stay safe, and celebrate this time between the years in the best way you know how — we know we will! We’ll be back with more tips for you soon, so until then we bid you adieu, wish you merry holidays and a happy new year — we’ll Cee Cee you in 2018!
First launched in 2016, Projekt Glitter is a company that strives to do things differently. From London to Berlin, founder Jeen comes from a background in product design, making her skills an integral part of her company. Their unique glitter is made up of a special biodegradable film derived from plant cellulose meaning you can wear and dispose of the sparkles without guilt. Plus, the raw ingredients are ethically sourced and certified compostable. They sell all sorts of funky and classic color combinations and glitter types, but we found that their gel packets make it that much easier to dive right in. Conscious raver, festival follower, or something entirely different — Projekt Glitter will add a positive vibe to every party. (Text: Emilie Wade / Photos: Emilie Wade, Projekt Glitter)
Since April 2017, Maya Sriqui has been making and selling her sleek, 100% natural, soy wax candles under the brand name: Garden State. From the packaging to the scent creation to the production, Maya does everything herself – a true inspiration to creative entrepreneurs. Each candle is poured by hand, with simple scents selected for their therapeutic properties like floral jasmine, warm amber, and subtle green fig. Lighting up a Garden State candle leads to an effortless olfactory atmosphere that’s both luminous and pure. Sporting a logo inspired by her loving adopted dog, Louee — Maya donates part of the profit to support Tierschutz in Berlin, making a purchase from Garden State beneficial for more than just your living room. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Emilie Wade)