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MEADOWS AND MOUNTAINS — CHRISTIANE LÖHR AT HAUS AM WALDSEE

MEADOWS AND MOUNTAINS — CHRISTIANE LÖHR AT HAUS AM WALDSEE

German sculptor Christiane Löhr opens your eyes to the things in the natural world you would otherwise overlook in her exhibition at Haus am Waldsee, which runs until 05.09.2021. Collecting inconspicuous weeds from the roadside, Löhr transforms them into graceful sculptures and spatial installations that you approach with caution and wonder. The precise, architectural plant formations that result are not contrived. On the contrary: Löhr allows herself to be guided in her form-finding by the organic nature of the flora. Löhr often works without sketches during her experimentation, following instead the natural bends of blades of grass. In the 1990s the artist began working with animal hair taken from the tail of her own horse, and today horsehair remains an important source material. For her first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin, she has incorporated grasses from the magnificent garden at Haus am Waldsee into new works.

Running until autumn, the exhibition immerses you in a fairytale cosmos: delicate plant stems form fragile domes, seeds tower into miniature mountains, and cushions of dandelions appear to want to float away at the lightest touch. Using ink that spreads out rhizome-like on the paper, Löhr continues her botanical movements into two-dimensional forms. Her quiet arrangements never force themselves on you and yet – despite their often small format – assert space for themselves. With roots in the arte povera, minimal and land art movements, Löhr creates dreamlike parallel worlds that combine the romantic image of a pastoral utopia with geometric clarity.

Text: Laura Storfner / Credit: Exhibition view of Christiane Löhr – Organising the Wild, Haus am Waldsee, 2021 / Photos: Roman März

Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin–Zehlendorf; map
Christiane Löhr – Organising the Wild, until 05.09.2021, Tue–Sun 11–18h
@hausamwaldsee

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EXPLORE BERLIN WITH A NEW (GREEN) PERSPECTIVE — THE ALLBIRDS X CEE CEE NEIGHBORHOOD MAP

EXPLORE BERLIN WITH A NEW (GREEN) PERSPECTIVE — THE ALLBIRDS X CEE CEE NEIGHBORHOOD MAP

Now that Berlin is back open for business, it’s the perfect time to (re)discover all the places we’ve been missing – and hopefully some new ones too. To celebrate the latest edition of our map series we have teamed up with sustainable footwear and clothing brand Allbirds for a blooming surprise this weekend (18–19.06.2021). Keep an eye out for the Allbirds cargo bikes passing through Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte and Kreuzberg and bag yourself a free eucalyptus bouquet from local florist Marsano as well as a freshly-printed copy of the Allbirds x Cee Cee Neighborhood Map. It features a brand new selection of handpicked spots – this time from all across Berlin – that do better things in a better way, including tried-and-tested independent cafes, neighborhood shops, natural wine boutiques, bakeries and more. Don’t miss the five walking tours taking you on day trips around some of the city’s best spots. Pick a route that fits your vibe – a gallery-filled cultural walk maybe? Or perhaps a sustainable shopping spree? – grab your favorite person and some comfy shoes and get exploring. To see where the Allbirds flower bikes, our maps and a free pair of shoelaces are stationed, check out our Instagram @ceeceeberlin, where you will also find our guide for a preview of what’s in the map. See you there!

Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Sophie Doering

Allbirds, Alte Schönhauser Str.28, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Thu 12–18h, Fri–Sat 11–19h 

For the latest information check out our Instagram @ceeceeberlin:

Flower stops:
18.06.2021 in Mitte: 9h30 Hackesche Höfe, 12h30 Rosenthaler Platz, 14h30 Monbijoupark
18.06.2021 in Kreuzberg: 9h30 Görlitzer Brücke, 12h30 Markthalle Neun, 14h30 Paul-Lincke-Ufer

19.06.2021 in Mitte: 11h Weinbergspark, 15h James-Simon-Park, 17h Gipsdreieck 
19.06.2021 in Prenzlauer Berg: 11h Mauerpark, 15h Teutoburger Platz, 17h Platz am Wasserturm

@allbirds

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DESIGN-FORWARD FRAMES WITH HIGH-TECH LENSES — HANDMADE IN BERLIN BY MYKITA

DESIGN-FORWARD FRAMES WITH HIGH-TECH LENSES — HANDMADE IN BERLIN BY MYKITA

Ever been to a sunglasses shop or optician and been overwhelmed by the options? Offering you a helping hand are the specialists at Mykita, who know the secret to finding the right eyewear: time, personal advice and expertise. The Berlin-based brand has been creating and manufacturing cutting-edge frames in the Mykita Haus (formerly in Mitte, now in Kreuzberg) since 2003 and has gained a global reputation for forward-looking designs and high-quality craftsmanship. Their network of shops extends from NYC to Tokyo, LA and soon Mexico City. Whether you want sunglasses for summer or daily-wear spectacles, the shop staff will ask questions, study your face and use your feedback to help you pick the perfect model. It’s a process that can be long (they say to plan at least an hour) but also fun.

As for the designs, they are best appreciated in person, not least the head-turning MM6 sunglasses, which are made in collaboration with French fashion house Maison Margiela and feature an ultramodern “sunshield” design. Other collabs have included Helmut Lang and most recently Leica, who have brought their 150 years of optical experience to a range of stainless steel frames which, like most Mykita designs, can be matched with either sun or clear lenses. Speaking of lenses: the brand’s nine-layer Polarized Pro lenses don’t just shield the eyes from the sun but dramatically improve the clarity of your vision so those summer days look even more sharp. Whichever combination you go for, the price of your (sun)glasses includes a detailed in-store eye test and individual frame adjustment.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Sophie Doering

Until the end of July 2021 you can add a blue light protective coating for free with any glasses design.

Mykita eyewear is available at their two Berlin shops and at selected retailers.

Mykita Shop Berlin Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str.6, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Sat 12–17h

Mykita Shop Berlin West, Bikini-Haus, Budapester Str.38–50, 10787 Berlin-Charlottenburg; map
Mon–Sat 12–17h

@mykitaofficial

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KANSHASAI — THE JAPANESE FESTIVAL OF APPRECIATION WITH GIVEAWAYS AND INSPIRATION FROM UNIQLO

KANSHASAI — THE JAPANESE FESTIVAL OF APPRECIATION WITH GIVEAWAYS AND INSPIRATION FROM UNIQLO

When the sun starts to shine more and all the flowers are opening, I start to appreciate things that little bit more. The same goes for Uniqlo, who are spreading a little love this month with a program of specially-curated activities and giveaways. The Japanese apparel brand known for minimalist, clean-cut styles calls it Kanshasai. This Japanese word is broken down to mean Kansha – appreciation – and Sai, which means festival. Thus: the Appreciation Festival. Over two weeks (10.06–23.06.2021) the retailer has lined up dozens of giveaways including eco-friendly tote bags (get yours today, 10.06.), bags specially illustrated by artist Laura Breiling (17.06), vouchers for online floral shop Bloomon plus your chance to win a bike. The celebrations continue with in-store artworks from Berlin creatives including artist Ju Schnee, who has created a sculpture inspired by AIRism, the innovative keep-cool material from Uniqlo. The sculpture stands tall at the center of the Tauentzienstrasse store, mimicking the free flowing and lightweight form of the material. Blending Berlin art with Tokyo fabric technology, the installation is a worthwhile stop on your next shopping trip for summer basics (speaking of which: check out Uniqlo’s range of linen shirts, shorts and dresses while you are there). Pop by one of the six Berlin stores today or next Saturday (19.06.) where the team is serving up vouchers for free gyoza from Takumi-Ramen. We’ll be first in line!

Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Bloomon, David Böll for Uniqlo & Rodnae Productions

Check out everything Uniqlo has on offer during their Kanshasai Festival here. Gifts are available while stocks last. Special offers and gifts can be found in stores across Germany

Uniqlo, Tauentzienstr.7b/c, 10789 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Mon–Sat 10–21h.
Uniqlo, Leipziger Platz. 16, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Fri 11–19h, Sat 10–19h
Uniqlo, Rosenthaler Str.42, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Sat 10–20h
Uniqlo, East Side Mall, Tamara-Danz-Str.11, 10243 Berlin–Friedrichshain; map
Mon–Fri 11–19h, Sat 10–19h
Uniqlo, Alexanderhaus, Alexanderpl. 2, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Sat 10–20h
Uniqlo, Schloßstr.110, 12163 Berlin–Steglitz; map
Mon–Sat 10–20h
@uniqlo_de

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FLINK: FRESH FOOD AND ORGANIC STAPLES DELIVERED VIA SMARTPHONE APP IN AS LITTLE AS TEN MINUTES

FLINK: FRESH FOOD AND ORGANIC STAPLES DELIVERED VIA SMARTPHONE APP IN AS LITTLE AS TEN MINUTES

We all know the feeling: it’s the end of a long working day and you still have to make the trip to the supermarket to get your dinner supplies. That’s life, right? Well, perhaps not. If you like the idea of swapping those hectic streets and crowded shops for a few taps on a smartphone app, Flink might be the thing for you. Launched in February 2021, the Berlin-based platform promises to deliver groceries to your door in as little as ten minutes without you even having to leave the house, giving you time for more enjoyable things. While you chill out, one of the pink-suited riders will be hustling to deliver your food and drink in a flash.

The app’s selection of groceries has everything you will find at your local supermarket, including pantry basics (no more trying to substitute missing recipe ingredients!) and a good selection of fresh dairy and meat. The standout is the fruit and vegetable section: you can order from a big range of organic produce – from rocket to raspberries – all of which is sourced from Demeter-certified farms. The bakery goods meanwhile are taken care of by the sourdough pros at Gragger on Potsdamer Straße – we particularly recommend the perfectly-baked Weckerl organic rolls. As for the drinks cupboard, you can stock up on well-selected wines and beers including brews from local favorites BRLO and Berliner Berg. You can get a €10 discount on your first order by quoting CEECEE (applies to baskets of €15 or more). Happy shopping!

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Fresh Push Berlin for Flink & Tran Mau Tri Tam

Flink currently delivers in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Schöneberg, Charlottenburg, Tempelhof, Wilmersdorf, Moabit and Friedrichshain.

@flinkgermany

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