A rescued dog was the inspiration for the name Café Flo, located between Eberswalder Straße and Mauerpark. The restaurant was founded by sisters Lea and Rachel after they finally decided to turn their dream of running their own café into a reality. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by the smell of homemade croissants, and the shimmering green tiles, homemade bar, and comfortable chairs that invite you to linger a little longer. On the menu you’ll find childhood dishes, such as eggs in a glass with fresh herbs, butter, and baguette, as well as stuffed papaya with coconut yogurt and berries. We especially recommend the croissant with pear, melting goat camembert, honey, and thyme. In addition to the in-house creations, there are also cakes from What Do You Fancy Love and other baked goods from all-time favorite Albatross. A little tip for sunny days: find a spot on the terrace – it’s the perfect place to people-watch. (Text: Luise Schmedes / Photos: Ramona Razaghmanesh)
How exactly does one give color to concrete? Berlin-based artist Duo Jeschkelanger made it their task to find out. When multi-colored glass fragments meet concrete, an unmistakable, dazzling neoterrazzo is created. Basis Rho is the material that was developed when the duo decided to give new life to the leftover glass fragments produced by Germany manufacturers by using them for their works. Their translucent surfaces are so finely crafted that the sharp edges between glass and concrete are barely visible. You can use Basis Rho to liven up your interior, and it’s also available for use on your walls or floor tiles. Jeschkelanger is constantly experimenting and creating new pieces, such as the prêt-à-porter vases, which add that extra touch. They are building a bridge between industry and art and are ready to break new ground. (Text: Ramona Razaghmanesh / Photos: Jan Brockhaus & Tabea Mathern for Basis Rho)
The recently opened Osterberger, right next to Schinkel’s St. Elizabeth’s Church in Mitte, is already predestined to become a new favorite restaurant and meeting place for creative spirits. Between classic tables set on the sidewalk and a window facade that can be opened completely, there is a welcoming, casual ambiance here. The curated materials and sophistication with which the interior was designed to prove class and timeless elegance. Also reflected in their seasonal menu: baked eggplant with finely prepared tomato sauce, roasted cod with white wine foam, pea puree and limes, and delicious French rosé. To finish, a chocolate mousse with raspberries and candied ginger. The Osterberger is bistro cuisine at the highest caliber. (Text: Angie Ziehmann / Photos: Nina Trippel, Osterberger Restaurant & Jules Villbrandt)
Angie Ziehmann (Pink Action) is a Berlin and Paris based architect and creative director, working worldwide.
The environments and circumstances that meet and interact in large cities are complex and diverse. The exhibition “Living the City” in the former Tempelhof Airport aims to make them tangible and accessible: Starting tomorrow (25.09.2020), 50 stories about and from urban spaces will be presented there for three months. For each exhibition, 70 participants from 20 European countries will playfully convey their very own view of the city on topics such as love, life, and travel. Among the participants are Tue Greenfort, whose installations revolve around the relationship between man, nature, and the environment; the Belgian firm Alive Architecture; and the Canadian Larissa Fassler, who works with urban geography. An expanding cityscape collage, which also demonstrates our active relationship to socio-economic and political activities in the city, will come to life in the former terminal. An accompanying program will also bring music, workshops, talks, and tours to the airport. Trend-setting souvenirs will be made in the Torhaus workshop, the TU Berlin lecture will focus on methods of sustainable urban design and after a performance by the inclusive DJ collective Supastar Soundsystem, you can even learn about freestyle rap. “Living the City” is like the city itself – different every day, and never boring. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Credit: Airport Berlin-Tempelhof © Membeth; Zones Urbaines Sensibles, Luchtsingel, Rotterdam, 2014 © Ossip van Duivenbode; S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Swim-City © Lucia de Mosteyrin)
Living the City was created on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Homeland Affairs as part of the National Urban Development Policy.
Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin-Tempelhof; map
Tue 10–20h, Wed–Fri & Sat–Sun 12-20h, Thu 12–22h
Like any good idea, Supersmash paddles started with a beer. Graphic designers and friends Frédéric Savioz and Ramon Valle would often play ping pong after work when they decided to put their skills together and create designer paddles. Three years after that beer, Supersmash was born. Designed between their Berlin and Switzerland homes, each Supersmash paddle design has a concept: from Black Hole (to draw in the ping pong ball), Dazzle (animalistic camouflage to go undetected by your opponent), and the marbled Alabaster. Their new collection features seven new paddles including Woman and the Sea illustrated by Carmi Grau. These ping pong paddles are made with Spruce and Rosewood and are as enjoyable to use as they are to look at. Using this interactive ping pong map you can find your nearest spot for a serious tournament, a friendly game with friends, or simply flaunt your stylish Supersmash paddle. (Text: Scarlett Peeters / Photos: Savannah van der Niet, Supersmash)