Pairing timeless design with thoughtfully sourced materials and radical price transparency, Hund Hund creates collections for men, women, and yes, dogs. Founders Isabel Kücke and Rohan Michael Hoole met in Mumbai, India where the environmental harm and worker exploitation they experienced firsthand armed them with the desire to create affordable clothing in a humane way. By partnering solely with producers who share their ethical integrity and aesthetic standards, the duo keep quality, fairness, and value at the forefront of their brand. And the transparency doesn’t stop at materials sourcing: from fine linen and viscose tops to Spanish leather dog collars, detailed price structures break down exactly why each piece costs what it does. Minimal, detail-oriented design matched with affordability and elevated quality — every soft jersey shirt or solid leather collar is a win win. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Lucas Christensen c/o Hund Hund)
For all the shopping options gracing our web browsers, platforms for high quality, fairly-priced statement jewelry still seem to be few and far between. We’re happy that one of the online boutiques paving the way is headquartered in Berlin: Juuls Juuls offers a tightly curated selection of avant garde pieces from both emerging and established designers that challenge the way we adorn our bodies. The online boutique’s recently-launched Spring/Summer 17 lookbook made our hearts beat a little faster with its chunky ear cuffs and hoops from ascendant designers like Kim Mee Hye and Maria Black, stacked together or paired with dainty necklaces and fine gemstones. The mood is refined, understated and elegant with a nod to the playful. Prepare for your accessory game to shine brighter this summer. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Juuls Juuls, Anna Daki)
Elevating the aesthetic standard for “upcycled” furniture with its purist design philosophy, industrial style and a refined approach to tactility is Johanenlies, a Berlin furniture maker with Dutch roots. Run by Mike Raaijmakers and Coco Prange, partners in work and life, Johanenlies repurposes salvaged wood into sleek furniture, from beds to side tables: all handmade in collaboration with joineries in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommen. Now you can experience the range for yourself in their stylish Mulackstraße showroom, which opened in March 2017. Alongside furniture, the store offers hand-picked interior accessories such as Klaas Kuiken & Dieter Volkers’ lamps made from recycled thermoses. The dusky pink or navy walls double as a rotating gallery space: Currently on show is the photography of Veronika Natter. And to top it all off, from next week, third-wave coffee darlings Fenster are opening an in-store café. (Text & Photos: Anna Dorothea Ker)
Laptops, smartphones: our everyday essentials are forever shrinking in size. Ultimately, the priority is portability, as today’s urban digital native is forever on-the-go, commuting between home office and co-working space, Airbnb apartment and part-time lover’s place. Here to make zipping around town all that easier are the guys behind Ucon Acrobatics. Their latest product range, “Paper” — as its name indicates — is featherlight yet extremely robust and rainproof, created from biodegradable material consisting of 100% cellulose fibres. The heaviness the bags spare our backs from is compensated for with dark color tones: the elegant “Grey” perfectly complements business black. Or perhaps “Brown” to offset your denims? If in doubt, invest in one of each and share with a friend or a lover — all models in the range are of course unisex. P.S. If you want to split one with us, we’ve already fallen in head over heels for “Hadwin”. (Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Tobias Faisst)
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Nineties style meets subversive youth culture in the latest collaboration between Esprit and cult fashion empire Opening Ceremony. The resulting Spring / Summer 17 collection offers a fresh take on activewear classics. Pastel tones, florals and stripes dominate the range, infusing denim crop tops, high waisted shorts and unisex sweats with a nostalgic touch. It’s the accessories that take the cake, though: think bucket hats, flat-brimmed caps and fanny packs that elevate the laid-back staples. Fun, carefree and made to move in, the collection hints at what’s in store for summer. Thankfully you don’t have to wait for the weather to improve before getting your hands on this apparel: the collection launches globally today (27.4.17) and will be in available for purchase in Berlin at KaDeWe from tomorrow. Industry insiders will be able to get a sneak peek tonight at an exclusive pre-launch event from 20.30h. Email us for the chance to win two places on the guest list. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: c/o KaDeWe x Esprit by Opening Ceremony)