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BLACK APRON — AMERICAN BAKED GOODIES, MADE IN MITTE

BLACK APRON — AMERICAN BAKED GOODIES, MADE IN MITTE

“Let them eat cake,” goes the infamous quote. Unlike Marie Antoinette, the folks at Black Apron know exactly what the people need. A delightful cafe-cum-bakery for American-style baked treats, Black Apron originates from Hildesheim, the hometown of its owner Özlem Sögüt. After a detour via Codos Coffee in Hamburg, it landed in Berlin in June 2019, captivating with excellent freshly-made baked goods (think cheesecake and carrot cakes galore) and a simple, modern interior – not to mention the delicious matcha and turmeric lattes. You can even watch the bakers at work at the back of the shop, where the pros are always experimenting, hence the novel and constantly changing range of food. At the bar is where classics like the “Great Tart” can be found – a vegan and gluten-free tart with almonds, homemade coconut-turmeric paste, lemon and raspberry puree, with no sugar added. And for something more substantial, they now do a comfort-food brunch at the weekend. We’re lining up already. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)

Black Apron, Invalidenstr.1, 10115 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Fri: 7h30–19h, Sat–Sun 10–19h
@blackapronbakery

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THE POETRY OF PRINT: HANSJÖRG MAYER AT THE KUNSTBIBLIOTHEK

THE POETRY OF PRINT: HANSJÖRG MAYER AT THE KUNSTBIBLIOTHEK

The young Hansjörg Mayer spent much of his time at his family’s print shop in Stuttgart. Fascinated with the misprints and the random byproducts of printing, Mayer began to collect things that would otherwise have ended up in the bin. His early enthusiasm was later translated into an experimental aesthetic that materialized in his “Druckprozessbildern” – printed typographic pictures. Both his typographic works and his seminal publishing house made him one of the most important protagonists of Concrete Poetry and 1960s art. Many of the most creative artist books passed through his hands, including from the likes of Richard Hamilton, Dorothy Iannone and John Latham. In the universal anti-artist Dieter Roth, Mayer found a partner with whom he consistently explored the boundaries of the printable. In addition early work “The First Alphabet”, the exhibition at the Kunstbibliothek features portfolios, film, records and books that explore Mayer’s printed universe. (Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin & Dietmar Katz)

Kunstbibliothek, Matthäikirchplatz; 10785 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
Hansjörg Mayer – Typoems and Artist Books, until 12.01.2020
Tue–Fri 10–18h, Sat & Sun 11–18h

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BRUTAL 54 FOR TASTY DRINKS IN A LIVELY SETTING — RECOMMENDED BY GEORGIE POPE

BRUTAL 54 FOR TASTY DRINKS IN A LIVELY SETTING — RECOMMENDED BY GEORGIE POPE

Since summer 2019 this cocktail bar has been the talk of the town, or at least Kreuzkölln. Brutal 54 was a previously hidden speakeasy, but its space in the Hobrechtstrasse is now open for all. Co-owners Silvan and Maarten transformed the former Raumfahrer bar into a sleek and concept-strong interior with beautiful lighting. Here, less is more, and the surroundings ooze with as much taste as the cocktail list. As a firm lover of both whisky and sake, one of my favorite concoctions brings these together with real panache, topping it off with a garnish of frozen kaffir lime leaves. Come to Brutal at the weekend and you’ll find the space absolutely buzzing. You can definitely arrive unaccompanied and find a space inside to call your own, settling down with a fresh and potent negroni. If it’s a casual weeknight beer you prefer, the bar seats provide the perfect perch. (Text: Georgie Pope / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Georgie Pope is a curator working for the likes of Independent Collectors and the Boros Collection.
Brutal 54, Hobrechtstr.54, 12047, Berlin–Neukölln; map
Tue–Sat, from 20h
@brutal54berlin

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EINHORN — CONDOMS AND TAMPONS WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

EINHORN — CONDOMS AND TAMPONS WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

Good news: As of 2020, the VAT rate on feminine hygiene products in Germany will be reduced from 19% to 7%. This didn’t simply happen: it’s the result of efforts from numerous social actors, brands and personalities, including one of our favorites, Einhorn. The Berlin start-up has been around since 2015 when its founders Philip und Waldemar sought to change the world through their “Fairstainable” condoms: produced under ethical conditions from natural rubber. They have now expanded their range to include period products, made from organic cotton in Tanzania with 50% of all profits invested in social and ecological projects. With this latest change, tampons and other care products are no longer regarded as “luxury articles” but as the necessities that they are. And the team aren’t stopping there: their podcast and Instagram are breaking down taboos about menstruation, while their next mission is to revolutionize sex education with a giant citizens’ assembly. We’re fans! (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Einhorn products are available online und at dm-drogerie markt branches across Germany. More information on Einhorn’s campaigns can be found here.
@einhorn.berlin
@einhorn.periode

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DESIGN BÖRSE BERLIN: CLASSICS AND RARITIES FROM THE WORLD OF INTERIORS

DESIGN BÖRSE BERLIN: CLASSICS AND RARITIES FROM THE WORLD OF INTERIORS

On the hunt for an industrial kitchen lamp or the perfect mid-century coffee table? Then the ninth edition of the Design Börse Berlin is perfectly timed for all your interior design needs. This weekend (15.11.–17.11.2019), on the second floor of the huge Loewe Saal in Moabit, you can browse, bargain and immerse yourself in this beautifully constructed world, with designs ranging from art deco to Bauhaus. Designers and vintage dealers from all over Europe gather here every year to offer collector’s originals as well as exceptional new items at reasonable prices. A preview on Friday offers early entry, and on Saturday (15–18h) the auction house Quittenbaum will gladly value your fancies. No matter whether you are looking for a special Christmas present or just want to sate your appetite for Le Corbusier, you will find it at the Design Börse. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Designbörse Berlin)

Design Börse Berlin, Loewe Saal, Wiebestr.42, 10553 Berlin–Moabit; map
Fri 15.11.2019 16h30–21h, Sat 16.11. 12–20h, Sun 17.11. 11–19h
Tickets are sold on the door

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