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THE BEST OF THE OLD AND THE NEWEST OF THE NEW — ANDREAS MURKUDIS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

THE BEST OF THE OLD AND THE NEWEST OF THE NEW — ANDREAS MURKUDIS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

It’s Andreas Murkudis’s birthday – or rather that of his universe. Murkudis opened his first shop, back then still in Mitte, 20 years ago (yes, it really has been two decades!). For almost as long, he has been at the forefront of Berlin’s fashion and art scene and his name has become synonymous with quality and international flair – something hard to find in the city even today. There are three shops on Potsdamer Straße, each named after its house number: 77, 81 and 98. The most famous – Store 81 – is located in the backyard of the Mercator Höfe, surrounded by galleries in the rooms of the former Tagesspiegel print press. This space and two other premises in the immediate vicinity are to host various events over the next few days to mark the anniversary of a name known for design, fashion and art.

Saturday (20.08.2022) sees a presentation of the world’s largest Helmut Lang vintage collection courtesy of Endyma, a fashion archive founded by collector Michael Kardamakis. The fit is perfect, and not just because of the late 90s aesthetic: like Murkudis, Lang’s work has always crossed boundaries as with his acclaimed collaboration with artist Jenny Holzer who, among other things, designed Lang’s stores. Incidentally: the exhibits aren’t just for looking at – they’re also for sale. Saturday is also the launch of the latest cooperation between Raf Simons and Kvadrat in the Store 77 furniture shop, as well as a new edition of the exhibition Das Haus with objects from designer duo e15. Events continue during Berlin Art Week (14–18.09), World Coastal Cleanup Day together with the Feuerle CollectionValerie Objects and others. 

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Raf Simons/Kvadrat, ENDYMA/ Helmut Lang Archive & e15

Andreas Murkudis, Potsdamer Str. 81 / 77 / 98, 10785 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
Mon–Sat 11–19h
Anniversary events launch: 20.08.22, 12–18h

@andreasmurkudis

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CARTOONS, MYSTERY COMICS, ANIME RARITIES AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PICKS — INSTORE AND ONLINE AT MODERN GRAPHICS

CARTOONS, MYSTERY COMICS, ANIME RARITIES AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PICKS — INSTORE AND ONLINE AT MODERN GRAPHICS

Superhero stories, Japanese manga and limited edition action figures stacked as high as the ceiling. In Michael Wießler’s bookshop Modern Graphics on Kreuzberg’s Oranienstraße, you’ll find no shortage of gems from the world of Marvel, DC, Tintin, Asterix and the like. It’s a beautiful chaos that has existed since 1991. If you can’t find the comic you’re looking for or want to browse at home before you buy, Modern Graphics also runs an online shop on eBay. It comes courtesy of eBay Kleine Shops, where you can shop locally online and discover diverse traders from the comfort of your sofa 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re looking for that precious Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh! card you’ve been missing or have a nephew’s or cousin’s birthday coming up, you’ll find what you need here.

The physical shop has graphic novels in German and English plus merch from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. And then there’s the comics, which you could easily spend hours reading. There’s appeal for everyone, not just for collectors. In addition to his regular shop in the heart of Kreuzberg, owner Michael has opened two more branches in Berlin: one manga-filled shop at Europa Center on Ku’damm and another in 2016 in Prenzlauer Berg which is focused on French comics, graphic novels and children’s comics. And if you shop online with eBay, you can order special comics from the USA and see the entire range of the three Berlin shops at a glance. Let the deep dive begin!

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Arundhati Shenoy

Modern Graphics Buchhandel Berlin, Oranienstr.22, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Mon–Sat 11–19h

Modern Graphics Buchhandel Berlin, Tauentzienstr.9-11, 10789 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Mon–Sat 10–20h

Modern Graphics Buchhandel Berlin, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Mon–Sat 11–19h

@modern_graphics_xbrg
@ebay_de

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SCARLET SHOPPING — FASHION, ART AND CULTURE MEET AT 032C’S RUBY RED RETAIL AND EXHIBITION SPACE

SCARLET SHOPPING — FASHION, ART AND CULTURE MEET AT 032C’S RUBY RED RETAIL AND EXHIBITION SPACE

What is 032c? Is it a magazine? An agency? A fashion label? A gallery? An experiment? Or all of the above rolled into one? Founded in 2000 by creative directors Jörg Koch and Sandra von Mayer-Myrtenhain, 032c is, in its own words, a “media and fashion brand for the 21st century”. Its latest venture can be found nestled between Paris Bar and Schwarzes Café on Kantstraße, a street as wild, colorful and storied as the company itself. Looking through the windowed façade, you see plenty of red: designed by creative directors Jörg and Maria Koch in collaboration with Davide Rizzo Architects, the gallery-shop space draws you in with its signature scarlet hue. The exhibition space opened with the capsule collection from label S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. by Sterling Ruby, offering a platform for artists and creatives from the gallery’s own network. Jörg Koch calls the concept “culture in front, commerce in the back.” Once you pass through the art, you enter an intimate showroom, where the brand’s ready-to-wear styles – as well as archive pieces and exclusive out-of-print magazine issues – take center stage. But this being 032c, there’s more: special events, surprises and a forum for exchange are in the works – yet more bold plans from the many-sided brand.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: 032c

032c Workshop, Kantstr.149, 10623 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Thu–Sat 11–19h

@032c

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BLOCK PARTY FOR FASHION FANS: ROTHOLZ SUMMER STUDIO SALE WITH DRINKS AND MUSIC IN POTSDAM

BLOCK PARTY FOR FASHION FANS: ROTHOLZ SUMMER STUDIO SALE WITH DRINKS AND MUSIC IN POTSDAM

Time for a little getaway to Potsdam, where this Saturday you’ll find the Rotholz Studio Sale. This year it’s being styled as a “block party” with free beers from Brlo and Stiftung Hell, a falafel food truck, DJ sets and, of course, minimalist fair fashion pieces. You can get discounts on the current summer collection as well as the opportunity to grab last items and unreleased sample pieces at special prices. Since launching in 2008, the label has been all about conscious fashion and reduced Japanese-inspired design aesthetics that combine well with other items. The straight linen shirts, skirts, sweatshirts, jackets and caps are all made from climate-friendly materials and produced within the EU, with the organic merino wool knitwear produced in Germany. Winter isn’t a million miles away, so why not get that knitted sweater in preparation?

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Rotholz

Rotholz, Geschwister-Scholl-Str.94, 14471 Potsdam; map

Studio Sale & Block Party 06.08.2022 12–20h

@rotholz

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DROPS: ONLINE WINE FINDER FOR NATURAL REDS, WHITES AND ROSÉS

DROPS: ONLINE WINE FINDER FOR NATURAL REDS, WHITES AND ROSÉS

Do you enjoy a glass of wine but don’t know much about it beyond red, white and rosé? Don’t worry, because Retno, Oliver and Christian promise to help you find the perfect natural wine to suit your taste and any occasion with Drops. The site is simple: just take a short quiz (with no unfamiliar wine jargon) and you’ll be paired with personal wine recommendations that you can have delivered to your door. If you’re more of a fresh and juicy type, then perhaps a refreshingly quaffable Cuvee White 2020 with alpine herbs and lemon balm is just your style. Planning a dinner party with friends? The food pairing tool will help you find the right bottle for every dish. Whether you’ve an experienced palate or are a curious newcomer, you’ll find the right bottle (or two) here.

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Drops Contemporary Wines

Drops

@drops.contemporary

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