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HIGHER, FASTER, FARTHER — THE SUMMER OF YOUR CAREER WITH IRONHACK

HIGHER, FASTER, FARTHER — THE SUMMER OF YOUR CAREER WITH IRONHACK

You might know the feeling: you want to broaden your horizons, develop new skills and grow personally, but it’s already June and you don’t know what you’ve been doing for the past five months. It’s kind of nice in your comfort zone, but a bit dull as well. Sound familiar? Then you’ve probably never heard of Ironhack. The International Tech School is your chance for a push in the right direction. Integrated in a global community, online and in BerlinIronhack offers qualified courses in exciting areas such as UX/UI design, data analytics and web development. Not only will they teach you to program your own website, but you’ll also gain professional opportunities: you won’t just climb the career ladder, you’ll run up it! The intensive courses let you learn everything you need to know and create your portfolio along the way, allowing you to showcase your new talents effectively. But that’s not all: Ironhack is much more than just training, and community and cohesion are very important. You receive coaching and support far beyond your bootcamp and become part of the network yourself. Don’t know which tech area suits you best? Then take the quiz from Ironhack Berlin. There is currently a ten percent discount for women interested in Data Analytics or Web Development Bootcamps. So what are you waiting for? Get hands on and go!

Text: Janina Schreiber / Photos: Ironhack & Polina Zimmerman

Ironhack, Storkower Str.132, 10407 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map

Find more information here.

@ironhack

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POWDER ROOM: DAILY GLOW WITH FACIALS AND KOREAN SKIN CARE

POWDER ROOM: DAILY GLOW WITH FACIALS AND KOREAN SKIN CARE

Is your skin dry, irritated, red? Do you want to give it some extra attention and care? The Powder Room is the right place for you. Since July 2021, you’ll find Daphne’s salon hidden in the backyard of Mitte’s Scheunenviertel. The owner, skin care enthusiast and professed lover of Korean Skin Care moved from Munich to Berlin in 2018 – and thus moved from the cosmetics and beauty industry to the practical craft in her own Powder Room: the ideal place for all questions regarding skin care and health, taking into account the individual’s (often hormonal) distinct needs. Daphne takes time for questions, addresses any acute issues and talks through your regular routine with you before you enjoy an individually tailored facial, extensive facial massages included. Hydrafacials with microdermabrasion rid the skin of impurities, boost cell renewal and provide an extra dose of moisture – without redness and downtime. It’s a lunchtime treatment, so to speak, because you can get back to work right afterward. In addition, the Powder Room, in keeping with the bright and minimalist interior, uses almost exclusively Korean products that have convinced many people, not just Daphne, with their natural ingredients and good tolerance. In other words, with high-tech facials and K-Beauty, you can say bye-bye to the 10-step beauty routine and hello to the perhaps “future” neighborhood esthetician.

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Sophie Doering

Powder Room, Almstadt Str.24, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
Tue–Fri 10–20h & Sat 10–17h

@powderroom_berlin

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FROM KYIV WITH LOVE — THE ANALOG PHOTO LAB FILM SPEED LAB

FROM KYIV WITH LOVE — THE ANALOG PHOTO LAB FILM SPEED LAB

The magic of analog photography of course is that you only get to see the photos you took on vacation days or weeks later – when you can reminisce over them. In principle, that’s quite nice. Unfortunately, I am far too impatient and can’t wait to see the pictures. Luckily, there’s the Film Speed Lab. A dropoff and pickup in 24 hours? No problem! Katya, Dima and their team are a seasoned bunch with close to ten years of experience. In addition to classic color and black & white development, they are also one of the few labs in Germany to offer ECN-2 cinema film development. The analog enthusiasts from the Ukrainian capital have only been living in Berlin for a year. Before that, virtually the entire FSL team worked at Fotovramke, an institution for film photography in Kiev. And then came the unthinkable. The worst thing imaginable. Katya and Dima, like so many, were forced to take themselves and their children to safety and flee their homeland. Fotovramke remained open against all odds due to the high demand. Everyone wanted to document the violations of international law. Even Dima and Katya could not simply give in to their felt helplessness and sit quietly waiting. And so, after much deliberation, they opened the Film Speed Lab in Berlin in October 2022. Since then, it has become a meeting place for Ukrainians and photo enthusiasts. Customers became friends and a photo lab became a community – ever grateful for this little piece of Kiev, far away from home in Prenzlauer Berg.

Text & Photos: Jonas Michel

Film Speed Lab, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Str.32, 10407 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Mon–Sun 11–19 Uhr

@film.speed.lab

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GUT ZU VÖGELN: THE BOOK (AND PODCAST) ABOUT LOVING BIRDS, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT FOR NATURE

GUT ZU VÖGELN: THE BOOK (AND PODCAST) ABOUT LOVING BIRDS, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT FOR NATURE

When the first rays of sunlight wake Berlin from hibernation, it’s not only the sparrows that sit on the rooftops whistling joyfully in anticipation of spring. What could be better than being awakened by the song of the returning birds? To this day, I’ve always been fond of bird migration, but in my urban world, swallows, sparrows, gulls, crows and turtle doves dominated. Until I discovered the podcast “Gut zu Vögeln” by two hobby birders Antonia Coenen and Philipp Juranek. In their podcast, they lovingly introduce species that have been with them and their friendship over the years: Swifts, wagtails, wrens, skylarks, chiffchaff – which are all species that live in our cities too. Their songs accompany us in our everyday lives but are often lost in the noise of sirens, trams and car horns. Not only are they all pretty songbirds, but each one has its own habitat and is an important part of our ecosystem that deserves protecting. Now the book “Vogel entdeckt – Herz verloren” (“Bird spotted – heart lost”) by the two has been published. Based on childhood memories and shared experiences, they introduce us to 14 different birds: their habitats, recognition characteristics and flight patterns: mallards in the park, blackbirds in their parents’ garden in Cologne, skylarks in Tempelhof, nightingales on Choriner Straße and cranes on Linumer Bruch. The book is a longing homage to the kings of the air and also stirs the bird-watcher in me.

Text: Milena Kalojanov / Photos: Antonia Coenen und Philipp Juranek (Gut zu Vögeln), Zabriskie Buchladen & Steve B

Gut zu Vögeln & Vogel entdeckt – Herz verloren

Berliner Stadtspaziergänge with Antonia Coenen and Philipp Juranek: 20.05.2023 13h – Zabriskie Buchladen. You can get tickets here.

@gut.zu.voegeln.podcast

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LITERAL — THE APP FOR BOOK TIPS, READING LISTS & AN ONLINE LITERATURE COMMUNITY

LITERAL — THE APP FOR BOOK TIPS, READING LISTS & AN ONLINE LITERATURE COMMUNITY

How many books do you read a year? Is it one or two, consumed at pace while on holiday? Or are you one of those who loves to start books that you never end up finishing? To be sure: unless you are doing a full digital detox, you are probably some way off completing an entire 300-pager every single week. But your book goals need not be a lost cause – particularly if you surround yourself with fellow readers to inspire and motivate. Berlin-founded reading app and website Literal is just such a space. It’s a kind of giant online book club – or rather multiple book clubs, since you can join lots of different groups based on genre or topic (“Cookbooks and Food Writing”, “Thriller Time”). As with sites like Goodreads, Literal lets you set reading goals, add the book(s) you are reading now, create reading lists, and review titles you have finished. Launched in 2021 by committed page turners Piet, Mihai and Sven, the platform is unique in its focus on community, linking you to other readers and letting you see what books your IRL friends (and their friends) are into. There’s also a quotes feature, letting you share favorite book passages with your followers. If you are looking to swap bestseller lists for personal recommendations and under-the-radar reads, this might just be your next online hangout. Speaking of recommendations: we have created our own Cee Cee account on Literal featuring our favorite books from the past year (we’ll be adding more over time). Check out our selection here and start ticking off your to-read list. Oh, and don’t forget to follow us!

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Cottonbro & Anna Shvets

Literal

@literalclub

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