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THE ART OF SCREEN PRINTING — BROWSE AND BUY HANDMADE POSTERS, CARDS AND BAGS FROM ZWÖLFER

THE ART OF SCREEN PRINTING — BROWSE AND BUY HANDMADE POSTERS, CARDS AND BAGS FROM ZWÖLFER

Among the cafes, chirping birds and passers-by of Prenzlauer Berg sits the Zwölfer screen printing workshop with its attractive blue facade. There, owner Anna von Gwinner has been printing unique textiles and papers since 2010. During her art and architecture studies, Anna developed a fascination for screen printing and has been working with the medium ever since. She is particularly interested in how the method influences design: unlike digital, screen printing requires the designer to think additively. Each color has to be printed individually; each layer prepared separately. It’s through this layering that a pattern emerges. Anna’s space is mainly taken up by her studio, with just a small, kiosk-sized area for selling works.

The focus here is on making – Anna prints her own motifs on textile and paper and creates greeting cards and posters to order. A new addition to her range is the large “Baden Gehen” bag, perfect for summer trips to the lake or pool. Anna’s collection also includes linen and cotton towels which feature the “fish of the year” (Atlantic Herring) and are almost too beautiful to use. The works are filled with dedication and precision, with the analog process almost palpable. Next time you are on Oderberger Straße, pop in the blue shop and discover this art for yourself.

Text: Anabelle Grundmann / Photos: Arundhati Shenoy

Zwölfer, Oderberger Str.56, 10435 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Tue–Fri 16–19h 

@zwoelfer.siebdruck

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“UNABHÄNGIG” — A BOOK ABOUT FREEDOM AND ALCOHOL BY EVA BIRINGER

“UNABHÄNGIG” — A BOOK ABOUT FREEDOM AND ALCOHOL BY EVA BIRINGER

A glass of red wine to accompany your radicchio risotto? Or perhaps a nice whisky or fancy cocktail after dinner? We tend to think alcohol consumption is okay if it’s controlled. But what if it’s not? This is the thesis Eva Biringer puts forward in her 2022 book Unabhängig – vom Trinken und Loslassen (“Unhooked: On Drinking and Letting Go”). Eva Biringer is a personal friend and has written for Cee Cee for many years. I greatly appreciate her clever observations about food, travel, culture and leisure in newspapers like the Standard, Welt am Sonntag and the Tagesspiegel. I am, therefore, proud of her and this book, which is a very personal plea to not drink.

It’s a story of experience peppered with facts and knowledge from many studies. But it’s also a pretty good description of how women deal with the pressure to perform and modern beauty ideals. Eva starts with art: she discusses Edvard Munch and his view of “the woman” and uses it to explore how she views herself. The author, who commutes between Vienna and Berlin, weaves together Joan Didion quotes and fruit tea associations within the space of a page – quite a feat. She talks about childhood trips to Spain, eating disorders, waking up after parties with panda eyes, pilates stress and 50-hour work weeks. There’s entertainment value too: I had to smile when reading her anecdotes about day drinking slogans shared on Instagram. I’ve yet to finish the book, but given how readable “Unabhängig” is, it won’t take long. The title is a reminder of the value of being independent – both in general and in the sense of being free from the influence and coercion of alcohol. Eva’s book is an important one we should all read.

Text: Nina Trippel / Photos: Florian Reimann & Monstera

Unabhängig – vom Trinken und Loslassen (“Unhooked: On Drinking and Letting Go”) by Eva Biringer (2022, Harper Collins, 350 pages, in German) 

On 12.05.2022 20h you can join Eva Biringer in conversation with Daniel Schreiber at the Pfefferberg Theater.

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PLAN THE PERFECT ART DATE WITH OUR GALLERY GUIDE FOR TWO — THE CEE CEE X BUMBLE ART LOVERS MAP, NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DIGITAL

PLAN THE PERFECT ART DATE WITH OUR GALLERY GUIDE FOR TWO — THE CEE CEE X BUMBLE ART LOVERS MAP, NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DIGITAL

Art is a pretty powerful thing: it can inspire, provoke and even set off sparks – particularly when you add a little romance to the mix. We think the best dates blend culture and chemistry, letting the conversation flow and the emotions heighten. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Bumble to create The Art Lovers Map – our latest Neighborhood Map that’s packed with gallery tips that will have you and your partner vibing via art. Besides ten gallery selections, the map features four walking tours – Schöneberg, Mitte, Kreuzkölln and Fischerinsel – offering both all-day adventures and around-the-corner art spots. Oh, and fret not: if you’re feeling peckish in between your doses of art or just need a moment to contemplate, we’ve selected some favorite eateries for a convenient pit stop on the way.

You can pick up the printed map at selected spots in Berlin or view it online. Inside you’ll find highlights that include the Schöneberg route, which starts with a scoop or two at Jones Ice Cream before taking you to “Die Blüten von Berlin” at ChertLüdde’s newly-opened space in former costume shop Deko Behrendt. The Mitte route, meanwhile, is all about non-traditional art, with Lauren Lee McCarthy’s NFT “I Heard Talking Is Dangerous” at Eigen + Art Lab. The digital discovery continues with a dive into the world of memes at Galerie Nagel Draxler, home to Christine Wang’s exhibition comprising hyper-realistic paintings of Covid-era social media posts. Next up, the Fischerinsel route features heavy hitters like Gerhard Richter, who appears in the “Château Province” group show at Spree-side gallery Die Möglichkeit einer Insel. It’s followed by a culinary stop with small plates and natural wine at Bar Freundschaft. Last but not least, the Kreuzkölln route takes you to K-T Z for some surrealism from Pieter Schoolworth and Neukölln’s Weserhalle for Andy Kassier’s playful and vibrant new show. This art-filled jaunt culminates with wine and a film at the intimate Wolf Kino. To check out the routes in full, pick up your copy of Cee Cee x Bumble The Art Lovers Map. Happy hand holding! 

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Arundhati Shenoy

Cee Cee x Bumble The Art Lovers Map
The map can be picked up at selected spots across town or viewed as a digital version online.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: JOIN THE CREW AT OMR FESTIVAL IN HAMBURG AND WORK ALONGSIDE MARKETING STARS AND TECH PROS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: JOIN THE CREW AT OMR FESTIVAL IN HAMBURG AND WORK ALONGSIDE MARKETING STARS AND TECH PROS

Imagine getting the chance to take part in an event attended by the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Ashton Kutcher and getting paid to be there. If that sounds like a good deal, then you might be the right person to join the crew at this year’s OMR festival in Hamburg. After a two-year break, the conference for digital marketing and technology is back with a two-day program of talks, masterclasses and exhibits hosted by industry stars. As one of the 1500+ crew members, you’ll be right in the center of the action at the Hamburg exhibition halls, getting a behind-the-scenes view of the expo and gaining insights into the digital industry (festival access and food is included). Of course, it won’t be all fun and games: you’ll have the important job of making sure the 60,000 attendees have the best time. Whether it’s offering a warm welcome to guests, helping masterclasses run smoothly or looking after VIP speakers, there are numerous roles to pick from. Want to get involved yourself or know someone who does? You can find the signup link online.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Julian Huke

P.S. If you are interested in joining OMR as a guest, you can purchase your festival pass on the website.

OMR festival is taking place at the Hamburg exhibition halls on 17. & 18.05.2022. To join the crew, follow the signup link online.

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BAUHAUS BUNNIES, BEAN-TO-BAR TREATS AND EXCELLENT EGGS: THREE CHOCOLATE TIPS FOR EASTER

BAUHAUS BUNNIES, BEAN-TO-BAR TREATS AND EXCELLENT EGGS: THREE CHOCOLATE TIPS FOR EASTER

Berlin’s blooming blossom signals that most indulgent time of year: Easter! Let us share our top treats for the season, from classic chocs to luxe specialities. Made with love in Berlin, you can channel the city’s love for Bauhaus with the chocolate bunny from Pars, artist Omer Polak and Michelin-starred restaurant Nobelhart & Schmutzig. The 82 percent cocoa creation is handmade by chocolatier Holger in’t Veld for a touch of fine dining elegance. You can order the egg online for delivery in time for the special weekend. Meanwhile, if you are into craft chocolate, you might want to check out Komma. Manufactured in small batches of 85, these bean-to-bar chocolates are the creation of Californian-native Jaimee Storm, who learned the technique back in San Francisco in 2017. Her small-scale production sources beans from ethical suppliers. You can find stockists here or buy online at Labels.

Now for a Berlin classic: the Easter specialities from Sawade, Berlin’s oldest chocolatier which nonetheless serves up highly innovative cocoa-based creations. We particularly like the Sawade Egg, which is an Easter treat with a twist: the shell is filled with a decadent trifle-style layer of brittle nougat rum-cream truffle, maraschino cherries and a marzipan topping. Need we say more? The seasonal selection also includes bags of individually-wrapped eggs in different flavors and chocolate boxes in alcoholic, non-alcoholic and vegan varieties. Have fun hiding, hunting – and of course snacking.

Text: Rosie Gilmour / Photos: Arundhati Shenoy, Sophie Doering & Sawade

ParsSawade & Komma

@parspralinen
@sawade.berlin
@kommachocolate

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