Us and Them, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Helmut Newton Foundation, the exhibitions us and them and sex and landscapes, originally curated by Helmut before his death, have been re-exhibited. 
Instrumental in redefining fashion photography, the Berlin born photographer is best known for his provocative black and white female imagery.
us and them acts as a joint photographic journal of Helmut and his wife June Newton’s life together during the 80s and 90s. In a series of portraits documenting various prominent international personalities, the individual vision of each photographer is revealed.
The exhibition continues until the 16th of November, 2014 in Berlin. 

Us and Them, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Helmut Newton Foundation, the exhibitions us and them and sex and landscapes, originally curated by Helmut before his death, have been re-exhibited. 

Instrumental in redefining fashion photography, the Berlin born photographer is best known for his provocative black and white female imagery.

us and them acts as a joint photographic journal of Helmut and his wife June Newton’s life together during the 80s and 90s. In a series of portraits documenting various prominent international personalities, the individual vision of each photographer is revealed.

The exhibition continues until the 16th of November, 2014 in Berlin. 

Reawakening the Punk Era of White Trash
Through his lens, Christopher Makos recorded the punk era in NYC in the late 70s. He released his photographic collection in a book called White Trash while the scene was still fresh and booming.
Now, with the release of White Trash Uncut, Christopher is rekindling the fire of the subculture that gave rise to so many iconic characters today. 

Reawakening the Punk Era of White Trash

Through his lens, Christopher Makos recorded the punk era in NYC in the late 70s. He released his photographic collection in a book called White Trash while the scene was still fresh and booming.

Now, with the release of White Trash Uncut, Christopher is rekindling the fire of the subculture that gave rise to so many iconic characters today. 

FvF Interview with Photographer Pascal Grob, Zurich
Pascal Grob founded the fashion blog fashionbitsandbobs.com in 2009 when he was almost 20 years old. Today he has moved away from this online presence in order to pursue a career in photography.He talks with us about the perks of fashion blogging and how every medium – digital or print – serves its own purpose. Walk around his atelier in Zurich’s Seefeld, a temporary place for creation and exchange, on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you John P Walder and David Torcasso. The interview with Pascal is also part of the second issue of Companion Magazine. Grab your copy at a nearby 25hours Hotel. 

FvF Interview with Photographer Pascal Grob, Zurich

Pascal Grob founded the fashion blog fashionbitsandbobs.com in 2009 when he was almost 20 years old. Today he has moved away from this online presence in order to pursue a career in photography.

He talks with us about the perks of fashion blogging and how every medium – digital or print – serves its own purpose. Walk around his atelier in Zurich’s Seefeld, a temporary place for creation and exchange, on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you John P Walder and David Torcasso. The interview with Pascal is also part of the second issue of Companion Magazine. Grab your copy at a nearby 25hours Hotel

I Want to Speak to Somebody!
Artist and filmmaker Miranda July wants you to speak to somebody away from your phone screen – but, admittedly, your phone is the one who’s going to help you do it.
The new app ‘Somebody' is a messaging service that lets you send a message to a friend through a stranger that's near them. It might sound a bit stalker-ish at first, but actually it's a pretty good way to meet the people around you and get a nice – or not – message vocally.

I Want to Speak to Somebody!

Artist and filmmaker Miranda July wants you to speak to somebody away from your phone screen – but, admittedly, your phone is the one who’s going to help you do it.

The new app ‘Somebody' is a messaging service that lets you send a message to a friend through a stranger that's near them. It might sound a bit stalker-ish at first, but actually it's a pretty good way to meet the people around you and get a nice – or not – message vocally.

Public Possession is Label of the Month On Resident Advisor
In our newest Munich Cityguide, graphic designer Paul Putzlar shows us his ultimate destination for vinyl records: Public Possession – a Munich-based label, record shop, graphic design studio and catering company – where, every Saturday, music and drinks are served up.
Oli Warwick from Resident Advisor has met the founders Marvin and Valentino to talk label curation, production, DJing and graphic design as they were picked ‘Label of the Month’.
As a celebration, you can download their 17-track Mixtape that goes hard on the interludes, on Resident Advisor here.

Public Possession is Label of the Month On Resident Advisor

In our newest Munich Cityguide, graphic designer Paul Putzlar shows us his ultimate destination for vinyl records: Public Possessiona Munich-based label, record shop, graphic design studio and catering company – where, every Saturday, music and drinks are served up.

Oli Warwick from Resident Advisor has met the founders Marvin and Valentino to talk label curation, production, DJing and graphic design as they were picked ‘Label of the Month’.

As a celebration, you can download their 17-track Mixtape that goes hard on the interludes, on Resident Advisor here.



Kickstarter Project in Focus: Dirty Furniture Magazine

Dirty Furniture is a new independent biannual design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with.

Each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it as a springboard to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, psychology, manufacturing, art – and the plain weird.   

Only 4 more days to go, their Kickstarter project already surpassed its fundraising target and that notion already should convince you of it’s potential! So hurry up and pre order the launch issue here.

Handmade in Germany – World Tour’Handmade in Germany' is an exhibition tour of 100 German manufactories, artisans and designers – including our friends and supporters for the FvF Apartment: Schindelhauer, Mikili Bicycle Furniture, KPM, , Burmester and Dornbracht just to name a few – all around the globe.
It displays a journey through the objects and people of modern and traditional Germany, from those of the Alpine foothills of Bavaria to the Frisian Islands of the North Sea and aims to tell the story of the historical tradition of German craftsmanship.
The exhibition starts its journey in Berlin and makes its first stop in Saint Petersburg from 19th until 28th of September, from there it will travel to Asia, America and the Middle East, before finding its way back to Europe. More info here.

Handmade in Germany – World Tour

Handmade in Germany' is an exhibition tour of 100 German manufactories, artisans and designers – including our friends and supporters for the FvF ApartmentSchindelhauer, Mikili Bicycle Furniture, KPM, , Burmester and Dornbracht just to name a few – all around the globe.

It displays a journey through the objects and people of modern and traditional Germany, from those of the Alpine foothills of Bavaria to the Frisian Islands of the North Sea and aims to tell the story of the historical tradition of German craftsmanship.

The exhibition starts its journey in Berlin and makes its first stop in Saint Petersburg from 19th until 28th of September, from there it will travel to Asia, America and the Middle East, before finding its way back to Europe. More info here.

FvF x MINI: A Munich City Guide by Paul Putzar
We are happy to introduce Munich in our bespoke city guide series supported by MINI. Graphic designer Paul Putzar shows us a creative side of Munich from his agency, neighborhood and favorite retro bistro, followed by a visit to a chilled out secret crystal clear lake on the outskirts of town.
See all the spots and read the interview in our newest interactive feature on Freunde von Freunden.If you need more insider recommendations from other German cities, feel invited to discover Berlin with Max von Senger and Hamburg with Onur Elci. Next up will be Frankfurt and Cologne, so stay tuned. Thank you Rainer Spitzenberger and Annette Walter for the support in Munich.

FvF x MINI: A Munich City Guide by Paul Putzar

We are happy to introduce Munich in our bespoke city guide series supported by MINI. Graphic designer Paul Putzar shows us a creative side of Munich from his agency, neighborhood and favorite retro bistro, followed by a visit to a chilled out secret crystal clear lake on the outskirts of town.

See all the spots and read the interview in our newest interactive feature on Freunde von Freunden.

If you need more insider recommendations from other German cities, feel invited to discover Berlin with Max von Senger and Hamburg with Onur Elci. Next up will be Frankfurt and Cologne, so stay tuned. 

Thank you Rainer Spitzenberger and Annette Walter for the support in Munich.

Spotlight on: Photographer Henry RoyHenry Roy is a French photographer born in Haiti, who moved to France at a young age. The influence that his international background has had on his work is clearly visible. He created some kind of a hybrid language that helps him express the profoundness of his personal inner world.
Henry talks about his way from growing up in Haiti to becoming one of the most remarkable and sensitive portrait photographer of our times at the online thisacult magazine here.

Spotlight on: Photographer Henry Roy

Henry Roy is a French photographer born in Haiti, who moved to France at a young age. The influence that his international background has had on his work is clearly visible. He created some kind of a hybrid language that helps him express the profoundness of his personal inner world.

Henry talks about his way from growing up in Haiti to becoming one of the most remarkable and sensitive portrait photographer of our times at the online thisacult magazine here.

SIT. LIE. ROCK – Furniture From Thonet
Thonet's rocking chair, which became famous under the name Schaukel-Fauteuil No. 1, is a masterpiece of craftsmanship: the first rocking chair in the world that was manufactured from bentwood.For almost two hundred years the family-owned firm Thonet has been writing the history of furniture. For the first time, an exhibit will display not only Thonet`s classics of yesterday, but also focus on the firm’s development since 1945. Even those well-acquainted with Thonet are in for a surprise until 14th of September at GRASSI Museum, Leipzig. 

SIT. LIE. ROCK – Furniture From Thonet

Thonet's rocking chair, which became famous under the name Schaukel-Fauteuil No. 1, is a masterpiece of craftsmanship: the first rocking chair in the world that was manufactured from bentwood.

For almost two hundred years the family-owned firm Thonet has been writing the history of furniture. For the first time, an exhibit will display not only Thonet`s classics of yesterday, but also focus on the firm’s development since 1945.

Even those well-acquainted with Thonet are in for a surprise until 14th of September at GRASSI Museum, Leipzig.