Seafood and live minimal synth as a starter and a dessert of coconut pancake with performative movement on the side. At a Soydivision event, experimental mixing of food and performance is a given. Developed by Indonesian-born artist and activist Ariel William Orah, these are pop-up dinners with a difference, creating experiences not just for your tastebuds but for your eyes and ears too. The series comes in two varieties: Soy & Synth, which combines relaxed cuisine with experimental music, and the longer Empathy Supper, which blends a full five-course dinner with both performance and visual art. In both cases, the Soydivision team’s Indonesian heritage informs both the food and performance curation. And like the art, the cuisine is radical: a vegan Tongseng curry with jackfruit sums it up well, while wines from Motif Wein complete an atmosphere that feels homely yet inquisitive. With this daring mix of contemporary cuisine and performance, the Soydivision collective experiment on two fronts, leaving your hunger satisfied and your mind inspired. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland)
You’ve done your spring cleaning: now’s the time to give your home a new look. If you’re looking for inspiration or better yet the right homewares, this week is your chance: Urbanara, purveyor of high-quality textiles and hand-picked home accessories has teamed up with online seller Monoqi for their latest big sale, featuring a wide selection of design pieces. From today (23.05.2019) until next Tuesday (28.05.2019) you’ll have the chance to browse their range in person right at the Urbanara showroom in Mitte. Your delivery man will be grateful, and so will your wallet: wherever you see a Sale tag you can expect a special price. And with over 10,000 items for all apartments and lifestyles on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice: cosy wool blankets for those chilly spring nights, accessories for your balcony, Instagrammable rugs, eye-catching lamps, not to mention the stylish bed linen of your dreams. The time for a home refresh is now. And if you miss the start, not to worry: the ranges are replenished daily. (Text: Rosa Künzler / Photos: Urbanara)
One of the nicest ways to spend a Sunday is strolling around the flea market on Arkonaplatz, looking for priceless one-offs with some friends. Staying local, you might follow this with some handmade cake at Du Bonheur or an exquisite espresso at Bonanza Coffee by Mauerpark. But perhaps you don’t just want to wander round here on Sundays – perhaps you want to make this area, between Arkonaplatz and Zionskirche, your home? If so, you should take a look at these lofts. The building, previously used as a brewery and textile factory – and, until the construction of the Berlin Wall the home of the Delta Filmtheater – now houses residential and commercial spaces. Under the leadership of Berlin-based architect Frank Schiffer and with inspiration drawn from the building’s history, new design elements have been gracefully integrated into these living spaces. The rooms have been created with floor-to-ceiling windows, letting in enough light so you can truly envision a beautiful life here. Moreover, if you are still looking for your dream roof terrace, it’s still available. (Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Christian Rudat, Joachim Wagner & Ivo Gretener)
If you are interested in viewing the apartments, there is an open house event on 29.05.2019 at 16-19h.
Wolliner Str.18, 10435 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
How do you recreate the energy and spirit of a big city in a perfume? Find out for yourself and save the date for the launch of the Berlin Collective Scent next Friday 24.05.2019. We’ll be infusing the Hallesches Haus space with our exclusive perfume, created in collaboration with Roe & Co Irish Whiskey and our friends and perfume experts at Aer Scents. We had a blast learning the fundamentals of scent making during our collaborative Roe & Co.llective meets Cee Cee Lesson with Aer Scents (see here), and knew we wanted to create a scent of our own. The result: a unique blend, that perfectly captures the diverse energy of the city we love and the place where it was created –inspired by our partner’s home town and city of constant reinvention, Dublin. The Berlin Collective Scent combines rhododendron, mandarin, juniper, and cardamom notes, to name just a few of the all-natural ingredients. Come by and celebrate our BerlinxDublin collaboration with us and get the chance to purchase one of the 100 limited edition bottles, designed by us of course. There will be drinks and music to enjoy alongside the Cee Cee, Roe & Co and Aer Scents teams. See you there! (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Johanna Rademacher-Flesland, Manuel Platzer)
What happens when beauty influencers meet architectural theorists to talk about Europe? We’re as curious as you are. Today – Thursday, the best day of the week – is Europe Day and thus the perfect time for an evening on all things Europe. The European elections will take place on 26.05.2019, hence the event’s hashtag: #thistimeimvoting, which serves as the evening’s leitmotif. The smart and personable Lisa Banholzer will moderate the event together with Marie Nasemann, while the architect role is filled by Dutchman Reinier de Graaf, partner at Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). It’s fitting then that the event is set in the architecturally exciting König Galerie. At the Cee Cee studio we all support this commitment to the election and see it as a chance to engage with the topic. We are a colorful, diverse, and international team; we love Europe and hope that Brexit will never come and that there are no new borders, fences or barriers. We are as excited as you are about this evening and the curious mix of people, not to mention music from Matilda Eyre. So what are you waiting for? (Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Nikk Martin, Roman März, Blogger Bazaar)