Berlin Weekend Tips: Coffee and Art
On Saturday, Berlin is getting its own Original Unverpackt supermarket where all the products are not packaged and, thus, you have to bring your own containers. If you’re thinking of weekend grocery shopping, do our planet a favor and head over there. For your high quality caffeine fix, make sure to stop by The Barn who’s having the Japanese glassware manufacturer Hario in the house for some special brewing workshops and a free Brew Kit.
Feel like partying? At night, Muscle House promises to get you warmed-up and pumping as if it were a training session.
On Sunday, if it feels like it’s time for your weekly gallery ingestion, we recommend the exhibition ‘Wall Works' at Hamburger Bahnhof to see artists’ approaches to the wall sine the 1960s and also our friend’s Katharina Grosse's dramatic artwork.

Berlin Weekend Tips: Coffee and Art

On Saturday, Berlin is getting its own Original Unverpackt supermarket where all the products are not packaged and, thus, you have to bring your own containers. If you’re thinking of weekend grocery shopping, do our planet a favor and head over there. For your high quality caffeine fix, make sure to stop by The Barn who’s having the Japanese glassware manufacturer Hario in the house for some special brewing workshops and a free Brew Kit.

Feel like partying? At night, Muscle House promises to get you warmed-up and pumping as if it were a training session.

On Sunday, if it feels like it’s time for your weekly gallery ingestion, we recommend the exhibition ‘Wall Works' at Hamburger Bahnhof to see artists’ approaches to the wall sine the 1960s and also our friend’s Katharina Grosse's dramatic artwork.

How Soon is Now: Tomorrow through Design
Twelve Berlin-based studios of architects, designers and engineers are coming together in one group show – entitled How Soon is Now – that will revisit the themes of the legendary exhibition This is Tomorrow which waspresented in London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 1956.
Through spatial interventions and manifestos, the participants will discuss today’s sensibilities and needs as well as the paths they’re possibly leading to. 
The vernissage of the exhibition will be held at Galerie Judin on the 12th of September. Find more info here.

How Soon is Now: Tomorrow through Design

Twelve Berlin-based studios of architects, designers and engineers are coming together in one group show – entitled How Soon is Now – that will revisit the themes of the legendary exhibition This is Tomorrow which waspresented in London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 1956.

Through spatial interventions and manifestos, the participants will discuss today’s sensibilities and needs as well as the paths they’re possibly leading to. 

The vernissage of the exhibition will be held at Galerie Judin on the 12th of September. Find more info here.

Let’s Mingle - Art in Vienna
Tonight is the opening of Let’s Mingle, an exciting art exhibition in Vienna by a group of fresh talent. At Franz Josefs KAI 3 gallery, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse at the most recent contemporary art coming from the historic capital.
Among the eleven young artists presenting work at the exhibition, we find our friend and previous Freunde von Freunden guest, Hanna Putz with amazing photography.
The show is opening on the 12th of September at 7pm and continues until the 5th of October. Find more info here.

Let’s Mingle - Art in Vienna

Tonight is the opening of Let’s Mingle, an exciting art exhibition in Vienna by a group of fresh talent. At Franz Josefs KAI 3 gallery, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse at the most recent contemporary art coming from the historic capital.

Among the eleven young artists presenting work at the exhibition, we find our friend and previous Freunde von Freunden guest, Hanna Putz with amazing photography.

The show is opening on the 12th of September at 7pm and continues until the 5th of October. Find more info here.

FvF Item of the Week: Critical Objects by Hello MeTipi’s are always associated with childhood and playtime so when those two elements are combined into a design object for grown-ups we’re immediately sold.
In our Hamburg portrait with urban developers Florian and Louise Kunth, we look inside their ‘personal gallery’ where we find one of the Critical Objects created by HelloMe Studio -  a Berlin-based design studio - headed by the talented Till Wiedeck.
‘Critical Objects' are colorful static re-interpretations of everyday objects where the functional properties of these objects are rearranged. See the full collection here and look around Florian and Louise’s loft space filled with remarkable objects on Freunde von Freunden.

FvF Item of the Week: Critical Objects by Hello Me

Tipi’s are always associated with childhood and playtime so when those two elements are combined into a design object for grown-ups we’re immediately sold.

In our Hamburg portrait with urban developers Florian and Louise Kunth, we look inside their ‘personal gallery’ where we find one of the Critical Objects created by HelloMe Studio -  a Berlin-based design studio - headed by the talented Till Wiedeck.

Critical Objects' are colorful static re-interpretations of everyday objects where the functional properties of these objects are rearranged. See the full collection here and look around Florian and Louise’s loft space filled with remarkable objects on Freunde von Freunden.

A Dialogue Between Martin Boyce and Pauline M’barek at FLEXTomorrow evening FLEX’s Round Three begins an elegant dialogue between negative and positive space. Works by Turner-prize winner Martin Boyce and Cologne-born Pauline M’barek consider the violence of curves and the softness of edges. Maybe we’ll see you there!
Their works will be on show until 30th of October, at Flex Gallery, Sophienstraße 21 in Mitte. Find more info here.

A Dialogue Between Martin Boyce and Pauline M’barek at FLEX

Tomorrow
 evening FLEX’s Round Three begins an elegant dialogue between negative and positive space. Works by Turner-prize winner Martin Boyce and Cologne-born Pauline M’barek consider the violence of curves and the softness of edges. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Their works will be on show until 30th of October, at Flex Gallery, Sophienstraße 21 in Mitte. Find more info here.

Bringing the Outdoors Inside: The Village by Norm ArchitectsThe Village on Paper Island in Copenhagen brings the outdoors inside and creates a theatrical and sensory experience. The showroom for the design company &tradition is a hybrid between an art installation, a warehouse, a small village and a larger cityscape. Designed by Norm Architects it consists of 12 minimalist houses inside an old rustic and rough industrial warehouse. See more of their creation here.

Bringing the Outdoors Inside: The Village by Norm Architects

The Village on Paper Island in Copenhagen brings the outdoors inside and creates a theatrical and sensory experience. The showroom for the design company &tradition is a hybrid between an art installation, a warehouse, a small village and a larger cityscape. 

Designed by Norm Architects it consists of 12 minimalist houses inside an old rustic and rough industrial warehouse. See more of their creation here.

Heroes in Hollywood

LA’s Hollywood Boulevard is a strange place of kitsch and glamour where tourists mingle with locals while superheroes, celebrity impersonators and extravagant personas parade around. 

In this short video for Boat Magazine, Columbine Goldsmith gets to meet the unique characters that are strongly linked to the area and find out what dreams brought them to the promise land of Hollywood.

FvF Interview with Zeynep Erekli, Moda, Istanbul
As a travel writer and publishing coordinator for Bone Magazine in Istanbul, Zeynep Erekli explores streets, uncovers histories and attunes herself with current tendencies.
When she is at home, you can be sure to find her in one particular part of town: Moda. With its easy-going character and streets that lead to the sea, it is the perfect backdrop for Zeynep to return to.
Rummage through Zeynep’s classic home filled with heirloom antique furniture on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Ekin Özbiçer Güney and Heval Okçuoğlu.

FvF Interview with Zeynep Erekli, Moda, Istanbul

As a travel writer and publishing coordinator for Bone Magazine in Istanbul, Zeynep Erekli explores streets, uncovers histories and attunes herself with current tendencies.

When she is at home, you can be sure to find her in one particular part of town: Moda. With its easy-going character and streets that lead to the sea, it is the perfect backdrop for Zeynep to return to.

Rummage through Zeynep’s classic home filled with heirloom antique furniture on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Ekin Özbiçer Güney and Heval Okçuoğlu.

Modernism at its Best: Casa Gomis by Antonio Bonet
Set in the La Ricarda estate of north-eastern Spain, Casa Gomis is a serenely beautiful modernist house designed by the architect Antonio Bonet Castellana in the early fifties.Its simple and harmonious details were as important as the whole design of the home which used to be a haven for Catalan intellectuals and artists. Antonio’s innovative ideas are reflected throughout with the linking of exterior and interior space, and the presence of landscape. 
Our FvF Contributor Salva Lopez - who introduced us to Andrew and Mari from OpenHouse in Barcelona - has shot his own interpretation of the house with stunning pictures here. Additionally find a book covering Antonio’s work here.

Modernism at its Best: Casa Gomis by Antonio Bonet

Set in the La Ricarda estate of north-eastern Spain, Casa Gomis is a serenely beautiful modernist house designed by the architect Antonio Bonet Castellana in the early fifties.

Its simple and harmonious details were as important as the whole design of the home which used to be a haven for Catalan intellectuals and artists. Antonio’s innovative ideas are reflected throughout with the linking of exterior and interior space, and the presence of landscape. 

Our FvF Contributor Salva Lopez - who introduced us to Andrew and Mari from OpenHouse in Barcelona - has shot his own interpretation of the house with stunning pictures here. Additionally find a book covering Antonio’s work here.

The Flower Burial by Photographer Lisa Sorgini 
Lisa Sorgini's photography is honest and emotive as it strives to capture not just the obvious but what it feels like to be in that particular moment in time.
We’re huge fans of this Sydney based photographer’s work and can’t wait to see what else she’s planning next. In the meantime check out her blog for her latest work here.

The Flower Burial by Photographer Lisa Sorgini 

Lisa Sorgini's photography is honest and emotive as it strives to capture not just the obvious but what it feels like to be in that particular moment in time.

We’re huge fans of this Sydney based photographer’s work and can’t wait to see what else she’s planning next. In the meantime check out her blog for her latest work here.