When you live in the same place for a long time, it’s easy to lose track of the months as they blur into years. We arrived in Berlin in June 2009, and have lived in the same apartment for pretty much the whole time. It’s almost impossible, with so much background consistency, to look back … Read more
Last night’s catwalk show by designer Charlie Le Mindu and make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival was spectacular–I think the photos speak for themselves. Thanks to Emily, who was left holding the camera while I was stuck at the bar (tbf there are worse places to be stuck).
For ‘the world’s biggest tech festival’, Campus Party Europe has already had a surprising number of ‘technical issues’ to contend with. A confusing website twinned with an equally baffling registration system meant we were kept queueing for an hour last night just trying to get in to see Hard Hob play the opening ceremony (which … Read more
It’s a dark night in dilapidated Berlin. The looming clouds part to reveal a dim, dubious and spherical light source as City Redevelopment Robot Deco4, alone and confused in the post-apocalyptic landscape, spots the crumpled, destroyed remains of a kindred droid and begins a panicked dash across the city. The Quest for a Real Hard … Read more
Berlin startup, Coffee Circle, began life in a humble corner of Betahaus. Two years later, they’re housed in a typically cavernous ex-warehouse office space shared with a handful of similarly youthful businesses. Plenty of room, finally, to host a Gidsy event to share their passion for coffee. This afternoon’s workshop was led by Robert, one … Read more
An eclectic line-up of apparently unrelated topics came together beautifully today at TEDx Berlin, with themes curving in a topical arc through this thoughtfully curated event. Katherine Lucey, CEO of Solar Sister, ignited our imaginative kindling with a moving account of the power of electricity to change lives in rural Africa. Her company provides people … Read more