Cee Cee Creative, the agency behind this newsletter, is looking to expand our interdisciplinary team. If you’re openminded and enthusiastic, with experience in one of our four main business areas — creative consulting, content, design, and events — then get in touch with us! We are currently looking to fill the following positions: project manager (3-4 days per week), a native German speaking editor (3-4 days per week), a social media copywriter / manager (3-4 days per week) and a native German speaking accounting supervisor (8-16 hours per week). All of these positions would be based in our Berlin studio in Mitte. Take a look at our website for more information on the open positions, drop us a line, or pass on to a friend. We look forward to hearing from you!
Swirling a sip of Dr. Jaglas fragrant artichoke elixir around in our mouths last week, we were in awe of the complicated mix of flavors that were manifest in the beautiful amber liquid. Created through decades of optimization by the Jagla family of pharmacists, this artichoke elixir is based on a monastery pharmacy digestif recipe dating back to the 15th century. Using only the finest quality plants, herbs, and spices — all of Dr. Jaglas elixirs are macerated by hand, made in small batches, slowly aged, and retained in beautiful, light-protected apothecary bottles that recall ages of the past. With a sweet smell and vigorously bitter, earthy taste — you can simply sip on the chilled elixir after a meal, or masterfully mix it to create stimulating cocktails. Try it out for yourself at the likes of Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Rutz, Ora, or Tier Bar; pick it up in person from Manufactum, Whatever Spirituosen, or Von und Zu Tisch; or order it online from Dr. Jaglas’ own website. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: c/o Dr. Jaglas)
Each year the German Design Council, an expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award to a select number of German brands and companies who are identified as presenting the best in innovative, international design trends. For the year 2018, we are proud to announce that our second book, Cee Cee Berlin No.2 has won this award in communication and product design. We’re honored to have our latest book stand amongst other great examples of German design, and couldn’t have done it without such a supportive community of Berliners and Berlin-lovers.
Some say simplicity is the hardest thing to perfect, and a new Berlin-based beauty line for men and women is clean and simple in both design and product. Named after 19th century German traveler and explorer, the Heinrich Barth brand is made up of high-quality products that pay homage to beautiful places around the world. While the base line of creams, lotions and cleansers revitalize without a trace — the Destinations Line was created with the likes of Mykonos and Dakar in mind. Reminiscent of the Greek island with subtle scents of figs, olive trees, rosemary and wild herbs, the Mykonos skin softening body cleanser is endless summer in a bottle — perfect for the unnamed season that will soon be upon us. Paraben, SLES, PEG, and artificial color free, with no animal derivatives — the unisex beauty line has captured our attention with its straightforward invitation to explore new beauty territories. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Heji Shin, Heinrich Barth)
Print is far from dead, and the proof of that lies in the ever growing creativity found in world of independent publishing. We’re always keeping our eyes out for the newest publications to come out of Berlin, and while browsing one of our favorite book shops, Do you read me?, Nansen caught our attention. Their first issue, “Aydin Akin: Olé, Olé, Olé,” was released just last month (9.17) and tells the story of Turkish immigrant Aydin Akin, who came to Berlin almost 50 years ago and fights every day to improve the lives of Berlin’s many migrants. Through articles, photos and illustrations that cover everything from Akin’s personal efforts to a day at the dreaded (trust me, I’ve been there) Ausländerbehörde, the first issue of Nansen leaves us only wanting for more. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Devan Grimsrud, Nansen Magazine)