The Brotherhood of the Paradise Children
In 1969, thirteen hippies–refugees from campus riots, war protests and police brutality–fled to the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai to build “Taylor Camp.”
They lived off the land and built their own beach-front tree houses. Some of these structures were quite elaborate with large bamboo pole foundations, clapboard siding, and windows facing the sea.
John Wehrheim’s 1970s photographs of the camp reveal a community that created order without rules and rejected materialism for the healing power of nature. Read their story and find the book here.

The Brotherhood of the Paradise Children

In 1969, thirteen hippies–refugees from campus riots, war protests and police brutality–fled to the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai to build “Taylor Camp.”

They lived off the land and built their own beach-front tree houses. Some of these structures were quite elaborate with large bamboo pole foundations, clapboard siding, and windows facing the sea.

John Wehrheim’s 1970s photographs of the camp reveal a community that created order without rules and rejected materialism for the healing power of nature. Read their story and find the book here.

Growing up Amongst Sun, Colors, and Flavors: Gerardo Ruiz-Musi, Paris
A master at existing within his own eccentric fantasies, Mexican fashion designer Gerardo Ruiz-Musi has an inexhaustible and exceptional imagination, expressed in the designs of his distinctive bags.
Gerardo passionately converses about his Mexican upbringing, his new life in Paris and why it is necessary to sometimes gracefully escape the daily bullshit on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Claire Plush and Lara Konrad!

Growing up Amongst Sun, Colors, and Flavors: Gerardo Ruiz-Musi, Paris

A master at existing within his own eccentric fantasies, Mexican fashion designer Gerardo Ruiz-Musi has an inexhaustible and exceptional imagination, expressed in the designs of his distinctive bags.

Gerardo passionately converses about his Mexican upbringing, his new life in Paris and why it is necessary to sometimes gracefully escape the daily bullshit on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Claire Plush and Lara Konrad!

‘Casa Tomada’ by Rafael Gómezbarros at Saatchi Gallery
More an infestation than an installation, Rafael Gómezbarros’s ‘Casa Tomada’ comprises hundreds of 50cm-long ants crawling across the gallery walls.
Look closely and you’ll notice that each one is made of two joined casts of human skulls tied together using stripes of dirty white cloth to depict how the world often sees migrant workers - as vermin. 
The piece will be on show at ”Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America”, Saatchi Gallery, London until 31th of  August, 2014.

‘Casa Tomada’ by Rafael Gómezbarros at Saatchi Gallery

More an infestation than an installation, Rafael Gómezbarros’s ‘Casa Tomada’ comprises hundreds of 50cm-long ants crawling across the gallery walls.

Look closely and you’ll notice that each one is made of two joined casts of human skulls tied together using stripes of dirty white cloth to depict how the world often sees migrant workers - as vermin.

The piece will be on show at ”Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America”, Saatchi Gallery, London until 31th of  August, 2014.

Araki Teller Teller Araki

At the initiative of OstLicht Gallery and Peter Coeln in Vienna, the exhibition ARAKI TELLER TELLER ARAKI brings together two of the most important photographers of our times.
Nobuyoshi Araki and Juergen Teller show new works conceived for this joint exhibition and enter into an artistic dialogue. 
For those in Vienna, the opening of the exhibition - running until the 25th of May - is tonight, the 3th of April, at 7 pm and Juergen Teller himself will be present! More info here.

Araki Teller Teller Araki

At the initiative of OstLicht Gallery and Peter Coeln in Vienna, the exhibition ARAKI TELLER TELLER ARAKI brings together two of the most important photographers of our times.

Nobuyoshi Araki and Juergen Teller show new works conceived for this joint exhibition and enter into an artistic dialogue. 

For those in Vienna, the opening of the exhibition - running until the 25th of May - is tonight, the 3th of April, at 7 pm and Juergen Teller himself will be present! More info here.

FvF Explores: Venice Beach with Claire Cottrell
When visiting LA, part of the FvF team got together with our dear friend, FvF contributor and former FvF guest, Claire Cottrell, who let us tag along for her favorite day trip in Los Angeles.
From Abbot Kinney boulevard passing Rose Avenue, ending up at boho Boulevard to watch the sun go down on Silicon beach, read the full report on one of the most famous seaside towns in the world on the FvF Journal.
Thank you to the amazing Claire Cottrell for showing us around town.

FvF Explores: Venice Beach with Claire Cottrell

When visiting LA, part of the FvF team got together with our dear friend, FvF contributor and former FvF guest, Claire Cottrell, who let us tag along for her favorite day trip in Los Angeles.

From Abbot Kinney boulevard passing Rose Avenue, ending up at boho Boulevard to watch the sun go down on Silicon beach, read the full report on one of the most famous seaside towns in the world on the FvF Journal.

Thank you to the amazing Claire Cottrell for showing us around town.

Gabriel Orozco at Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Gabriel Orozco is one of the most widely recognized artists of his generation who’s oeuvre paved the way for a new form of conceptualism that embraces both deep contemplation and precise craftsmanship.
Moderna Museet presents in ‘Natural Motion’, the ground-breaking work, La DS from 1993 (a radically compressed Citroën car) in a new version and a 15 meter long whale skeleton, meticulously drawn in black graphite.If you’re in Stockholm, check out Garbiel’s work -  which hasn’t been shown in the Nordic countries until now - until the 4th of May. More info here.

Gabriel Orozco at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Gabriel Orozco is one of the most widely recognized artists of his generation who’s oeuvre paved the way for a new form of conceptualism that embraces both deep contemplation and precise craftsmanship.

Moderna Museet presents in ‘Natural Motion’, the ground-breaking work, La DS from 1993 (a radically compressed Citroën car) in a new version and a 15 meter long whale skeleton, meticulously drawn in black graphite.

If you’re in Stockholm, check out Garbiel’s work -  which hasn’t been shown in the Nordic countries until now - until the 4th of May. More info here.

Running Wild: Realizing Teenage Dreams

Running Wild is a coming of age story about Liza (Zoë Worth) and Eli (Alden Ehrenreich), childhood friends with a disastrously dependent, sexual-tension-laden relationship.

The pair and their team of young artists started shooting the film three years ago, and now face the chance to get it distributed. 

We’ve definitely not heard the last from these two - also the founders of The Collectin -  watch their trailer and join their world here

Hannah Hallermann: The Light and the Heavy Collide in Brandenburg
Although it’s weight is not immediately perceptible, artist Hannah Hallermann's highly polished prayer bench clocks in at 100 kilos.
Similarly, it takes a second glance to see how effectively the artist’s interventions interrupt the cloister’s architecture in her latest solo show at Brandenburg’s Landesmuseum. 
The Light and the Heavy collide in Hallermann’s exhibition ‘Sunday' which opens this Friday the 4th of April at 7.30 pm. More info here.

Hannah Hallermann: The Light and the Heavy Collide in Brandenburg

Although it’s weight is not immediately perceptible, artist Hannah Hallermann's highly polished prayer bench clocks in at 100 kilos.

Similarly, it takes a second glance to see how effectively the artist’s interventions interrupt the cloister’s architecture in her latest solo show at Brandenburg’s Landesmuseum

The Light and the Heavy collide in Hallermann’s exhibition ‘Sunday' which opens this Friday the 4th of April at 7.30 pm. More info here.

FvF Interview with Tomas Skoging, Stockholm
With aspirations of making a living from his own ideas and projects, Tomas Skoging left his normal job in 1996 to pursue a career with three friends. 
Today, as a single father, Tomas maintains a balance between family and work life while managing the pioneering creative agency ACNE.
Look into Tomas’ loft apartment located in the charming Söder district of Stockholm where light floods into its interior and find out about the company’s history on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Hanna Skoog, Elin S. Kann and Philip Berger.

FvF Interview with Tomas Skoging, Stockholm

With aspirations of making a living from his own ideas and projects, Tomas Skoging left his normal job in 1996 to pursue a career with three friends. 

Today, as a single father, Tomas maintains a balance between family and work life while managing the pioneering creative agency ACNE.

Look into Tomas loft apartment located in the charming Söder district of Stockholm where light floods into its interior and find out about the company’s history on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Hanna SkoogElin S. Kann and Philip Berger.

FvF Item of the Week Special: Wishbone Chair, Hans J. Wegner
As a tribute to the late legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner on what would have been his 100th birthday, we looked for his iconic work within our portraits and found the Wishbone chair in photographer Magnus Reed's mind-blowing 500sqm apartment in Schöneberg.
The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Hans’ most celebrated work. A light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with the characteristic Y-shaped back.
See if you can find any other design treasures in Magnus’ apartment on Freunde von Freunden. 

FvF Item of the Week Special: Wishbone Chair, Hans J. Wegner

As a tribute to the late legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner on what would have been his 100th birthday, we looked for his iconic work within our portraits and found the Wishbone chair in photographer Magnus Reed's mind-blowing 500sqm apartment in Schöneberg.

The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Hans’ most celebrated work. A light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with the characteristic Y-shaped back.

See if you can find any other design treasures in Magnus’ apartment on Freunde von Freunden