FvF Interview with Nalden, Amsterdam
Nalden is the co-founder and initiator of the originally Dutch file sharing service WeTransfer, which spread like wildfire over the web to quickly become an international success story. 
We meet him at home in Amsterdam and find out how he is a man who lives in the present with an enterprising spirit directed towards the future and hear about Present Plus, his latest undertaking, where he puts his strong belief in innovative products for daily life into practice on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Jordi Huisman and Felicitas Olschewski.

FvF Interview with Nalden, Amsterdam

Nalden is the co-founder and initiator of the originally Dutch file sharing service WeTransfer, which spread like wildfire over the web to quickly become an international success story. 

We meet him at home in Amsterdam and find out how he is a man who lives in the present with an enterprising spirit directed towards the future and hear about Present Plus, his latest undertaking, where he puts his strong belief in innovative products for daily life into practice on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Jordi Huisman and Felicitas Olschewski.





Kate Bellm & Edgar Lopez: Nostalgia for Paradise
The first few lines introducing artist Kate Bellm in her FvF portrait were: “The girl has a teepee. That’s all you need to know to get a picture of who Kate Bellm is.”
For 2 whole years Kate and her partner Edgar Lopez were on the road, collecting special moments. Under the title of ‘Nostalgia for Paradise’ Kate and Edgar show their work existing of quotes, pictures, overdrawn images that come together to form a surreal, psychedelic mash of memory. 
The exhibition is being shown until the 26th of April at Pavlov’s Dog in Berlin. More info here. 

Kate Bellm & Edgar Lopez: Nostalgia for Paradise

The first few lines introducing artist Kate Bellm in her FvF portrait were: “The girl has a teepee. That’s all you need to know to get a picture of who Kate Bellm is.”

For 2 whole years Kate and her partner Edgar Lopez were on the road, collecting special moments. Under the title of ‘Nostalgia for Paradise’ Kate and Edgar show their work existing of quotes, pictures, overdrawn images that come together to form a surreal, psychedelic mash of memory. 

The exhibition is being shown until the 26th of April at Pavlov’s Dog in Berlin. More info here

FvF Interview with Albert Folch, Barcelona
Albert Folch is the founder of Folch Studio, the cradle of creative people and publishing projects that have gained international acclaim in Barcelona.
Look into his apartment located on a deserted alley off Barcelona’s bustling Plaça Catalunya while we talk about the future of paper publications and his time spent working on Apartamento Magazine, on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Silvia Conde and Kati Krause.

FvF Interview with Albert Folch, Barcelona

Albert Folch is the founder of Folch Studio, the cradle of creative people and publishing projects that have gained international acclaim in Barcelona.

Look into his apartment located on a deserted alley off Barcelona’s bustling Plaça Catalunya while we talk about the future of paper publications and his time spent working on Apartamento Magazine, on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Silvia Conde and Kati Krause.

The Power of Music: Hearpearience No. 1 in Hamburg
Our fellow MoreSleep studio colleague Lenz Meier and his good friend Elias Blank – the creative duo Meier&Blank behind Formcreek – aim to celebrate the power of music by hosting a range of events that take guests on a broad musical journey with their newest concept: Hearpearience.
Hearpearience is a series of musical events where music enthusiasts experience a diverse selection of sounds ranging from funk and world music, to blues, pop rock and hip hop.

Expect acts from LydKammerat, Moon Haze Ferry, The Entrepreneurs, Home Studio Productions and Luckyp, this Friday the 18th of April at Stellwerk in Hamburg starting at 10pm. More info here.

The Power of Music: Hearpearience No. 1 in Hamburg

Our fellow MoreSleep studio colleague Lenz Meier and his good friend Elias Blank – the creative duo Meier&Blank behind Formcreek – aim to celebrate the power of music by hosting a range of events that take guests on a broad musical journey with their newest concept: Hearpearience.

Hearpearience is a series of musical events where music enthusiasts experience a diverse selection of sounds ranging from funk and world music, to blues, pop rock and hip hop.
Expect acts from LydKammerat, Moon Haze Ferry, The Entrepreneurs, Home Studio Productions and Luckyp, this Friday the 18th of April at Stellwerk in Hamburg starting at 10pm. More info here.

FvF Cooks: Traditional Sabich Sandwich with Haya Molcho and Tiefschwarz
For the latest instalment in our FvF Cooks series we meet with chef and restaurateur Haya Molcho, who continues to infuse Austria’s capital with the eclectic culinary traditions from her native Israel.
To mark the occasion of Haya opening one of her restaurant concepts - Neni - at the 25hours Hotel in Berlin this year, we organized a communal dinner with DJ brothers Tiefschwarz and their mother, to get a taste of what’s to come!Find the recipe for Sabich - an Israeli sandwich, consisting of pita stuffed with fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs - on the FvF Journal.
Thank you Marlen Mueller for capturing a warm and culinary evening.

FvF Cooks: Traditional Sabich Sandwich with Haya Molcho and Tiefschwarz

For the latest instalment in our FvF Cooks series we meet with chef and restaurateur Haya Molcho, who continues to infuse Austria’s capital with the eclectic culinary traditions from her native Israel.

To mark the occasion of Haya opening one of her restaurant concepts - Neni - at the 25hours Hotel in Berlin this year, we organized a communal dinner with DJ brothers Tiefschwarz and their mother, to get a taste of what’s to come!

Find the recipe for S
abich - an Israeli sandwich, consisting of pita stuffed with fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs -
on the FvF Journal.

Thank you Marlen Mueller for capturing a warm and culinary evening.

Nido presents Telar; Artisan Textiles Handloom Woven
Nido is a sustainable knitwear and accessories brand from Argentina, who’s adorable lookbook makes us want to purchase their wool knitwear right away.

TELAR is their newest project, a small collection of blankets, carpets and scarves hand-woven on loom, a traditional handicraft that local Argentinean women have inherited from their grandmothers.
With Telar, Nido strives to keep the crafts alive, to recreate it and help it evolve, and fight against its industrialization. Snoop around their work here.

Nido presents Telar; Artisan Textiles Handloom Woven

Nido is a sustainable knitwear and accessories brand from Argentina, who’s adorable lookbook makes us want to purchase their wool knitwear right away.

TELAR is their newest project, a small collection of blankets, carpets and scarves hand-woven on loom, a traditional handicraft that local Argentinean women have inherited from their grandmothers.

With Telar, Nido strives to keep the crafts alive, to recreate it and help it evolve, and fight against its industrialization. Snoop around their work here.

Mastering the Creation of Magical Landscapes: Rhea Thierstein, London
Rhea Thierstein has become a respected and well known voice in set design. Her frequent collaborations with Tim Walker and experience working for some of the biggest names in fashion and editorial have allowed her creative talents to flourish.
We meet with her at her studio in North London, and hear about childhood memories, crazy deadlines and why it’s necessary to zone out once in a while on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Olivia Frohlich and Amelia Phillips for introducing us to such an inspiring character. 

Mastering the Creation of Magical Landscapes: Rhea Thierstein, London

Rhea Thierstein has become a respected and well known voice in set design. Her frequent collaborations with Tim Walker and experience working for some of the biggest names in fashion and editorial have allowed her creative talents to flourish.

We meet with her at her studio in North London, and hear about childhood memories, crazy deadlines and why it’s necessary to zone out once in a while on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Olivia Frohlich and Amelia Phillips for introducing us to such an inspiring character. 

I Want to Look Like An Eames, Plastic Surgery For Unhappy Chairs.
We met a special lady with a very fascinating design project and just couldn’t wait to share this with you.
As her graduation project at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Bora Hong from South Korea, investigated the striking number of aesthetic surgery procedures in South Korea, and linked the apparent longing for perfection to the aims of contemporary design.
Bora transformed herself into a plastic surgeon, helping ugly and overlooked chairs to become the chair of their dreams - the Eames LCW - and helping fed-up Eames Chairs to become a Maarten Baas clay chair.See here a video how the design-surgeon fulfilled unhappy chairs’ wishes.

I Want to Look Like An Eames, Plastic Surgery For Unhappy Chairs.

We met a special lady with a very fascinating design project and just couldn’t wait to share this with you.

As her graduation project at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Bora Hong from South Korea, investigated the striking number of aesthetic surgery procedures in South Korea, and linked the apparent longing for perfection to the aims of contemporary design.

Bora transformed herself into a plastic surgeon, helping ugly and overlooked chairs to become the chair of their dreams - the Eames LCW - and helping fed-up Eames Chairs to become a Maarten Baas clay chair.

See here a video how the design-surgeon 
fulfilled unhappy chairs’ wishes.

FvF Ipad Exclusive Story: Azuma Makoto, TokyoFlower artist Azuma Makoto believes that the beauty of flowers is heightened through different contexts, something that is clearly visible within his work. His studio Jardins Des Fleurs is a laboratory filled with man-made objects that are contrasted with flowers amidst the concrete jungle of Tokyo.
Download the iPad Magazine here and find out how Azuma is able to uniquely reveal the true beauty of flowers.
Just like all of our exclusive content this interview will be released on the FvF website a few weeks later.
Thank you Gui Martinez, Antonia Märzhäuser and Saka Matsushita.

FvF Ipad Exclusive Story: Azuma Makoto, Tokyo

Flower artist Azuma Makoto believes that the beauty of flowers is heightened through different contexts, something that is clearly visible within his work. His studio Jardins Des Fleurs is a laboratory filled with man-made objects that are contrasted with flowers amidst the concrete jungle of Tokyo.

Download the iPad Magazine here and find out how Azuma is able to uniquely reveal the true beauty of flowers.

Just like all of our exclusive content this interview will be released on the FvF website a few weeks later.

Thank you Gui MartinezAntonia Märzhäuser and Saka Matsushita.

Franz Erhard Walther at WIELS

Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition at WIELS - one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Belgium - offers an in-depth look at an influential German artist whose pioneering work straddles minimalist sculpture, conceptual art, abstract painting and performance.

Bringing together pivotal works made by Franz between the 1950s and the present, this exhibition runs until the 11th of May at Wiels, from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, more info here.