Archive for the 'Berlin' Category

Kraftwerk 3D Concert: Radio-Activity

January 8th, 2015

Yesterday I had the chance to see Kraftwerk, on of my all-time favorite bands, in Berlin. They’re currently performing their 3D shows “The catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8″, each representing one album, at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum. As you might know, that building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and is a true classic. It’s fair to say that seeing Kraftwerk playing in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is a one time opportunity, especially as the building will be closed for renovations for the next five years.
Yesterday was concert #2: Radio-Activity (1975), not their best album in my humble opinion. The 3D visuals made the first 30 minutes fly by quickly, so that Kraftwerk could play their greatest hits for the next hour and a half: Autobahn, Spacelab, Das Model, Die Mensch-Maschine, Tour de France, Die Roboter, Boing Boom Tschak …
I don’t know if it was a concert or an art performance, it was for sure something I’ll remember for a long time. If Kraftwerk ever plays in your city, get tickets!

Disclaimer. I was invited by Volkswagen, a partner of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who supports the concerts.

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Man Machine

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Tour de France

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Die Roboter

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Boing Boom Tschak

Little Big Berlin

August 25th, 2010

Little Big Berlin is beautiful edited film by Pilpop. It’s not just some shots of Berlin landmarks in tilt shift style, but also some nice observations of people in the city.

A Guard to Guard the Guard

November 9th, 2009

This is a photo from 1976 of the Waldemarstrasse in Berlin. The wall was still white because they had just rebuild it. A few years later it was full with the typical wall paintings. This Flickr set shows you an artist in action a little further down the street.
I’m currently living in that street but I’ll soon move to a new place exactly between those 2 white walls. Weird.

waldemarstrasse

photo by photo_secessionist

Solebox x adidas Berlin

October 4th, 2009

It’s been a while since I saw a sneaker that got me interested, but my next pair will be the Solebox adidas Berlin. They’re part of the adidas Consortium City Series and I guess adidas didn’t really had a hard time to come up with a Berlin partner for their adidas Berlin model. The Solebox brothers did a great job with the design, details like their birthdays and the original colorway on the inside give the sneaker the real Solebox touch.

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

club.unlike beta

August 14th, 2009

Over a year ago I recommended you this website called berlin.unlike. When I’m asked to describe it, it would be something like this: “the definitive city guide for the mobile generation”. Exactly like they describe themselves.
It’s quite impressive to see how they evolved over the last months. They added 10 other cities to their service like Barcelona, London and Paris. You can now buy iPhone apps for each city or one for all of them; they support offline browsing and a future feature will be offline maps. For those of you who don’t want to spend their time planning their trip, they even sell packages with all kinds of activities, guides and tours.
But today I received the login data for the club.unlike beta. When you’re logged in you can create your own custom tours, import your travel plans from other services, share everything with everything and you’ll get some extras at certain locations. So here is my tour: berlin by today and tomorrow. You can even download it as a PDF. The only critique I have, is the fact that you can’t add a location which is not in the unlike system.
Don’t forget this is a closed beta and there’s still some room for optimizations, but if you’re interested: sign up!

club.unlike

The Berlin adidas House Party

January 30th, 2009

Yesterday evening was the Berlin edition of the adidas House Party to celebrate the 60th birthday of adidas. It took place at the adidas No 74 Concept store. The shop was completly redecorated to fit the house party theme. There was no bar where you could get a drink, you just had to go to kitchen and fix yourself a drink. There were also regular pizza deliveries. It felt like a real house party. Of course the music was top notch too. It was a blast.
Besides the party, adidas organized a special sale yesterday. They sold 2500 pair of adidas Consortiums and adidas Originals sneakers for the amazing price of 20 euros a pair. This offer drew a huge crowd, but it went down in orderly way, you were only allowed to buy 3 pairs. The sales started at noon but there were still people waiting in line till very late in the evening.
I can only hope that this was just the start of adidas 60th birthday celebrations!

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

Berlin Says

January 21st, 2009

Berlin Says is a performance by Nasan Tur. Hundreds of graffiti collected from the facades of Berlin, sprayed onto one wall over and over again.

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Structures/Facades

November 12th, 2008

Tine Roeder and David Krings did a collaboration together called ‘Structures/Facades’. The inspiration for this sideboard (it is just a prototype for now) was the architectural history of East- and West-Berlin, rich in visions and utopias.

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Berlin Tempelhof International Airport 1923-2008

October 30th, 2008

Berlin Tempelhof International Airport

A month ago, we came back from a weekend in Belgium and we landed in Berlin Tempelhof. We knew it would be our last flight to Tempelhof, our beloved airport. That’s why we took this crappy picture.
Today are the last flights from and to Tempelhof, unfortunately the Berlin parliament decided to close it. I’m going to miss the 10 minutes taxi rides from and to the airport, the lack of shops, the architecture.

Berlin Calling

October 2nd, 2008

I just went to see ‘Berlin Calling‘, it’s a movie about a Berlin electronic music composer who got himself a little far into the Berlin scene. His DJ name is Ickarus, that should give you a hint. The soundtrack by Paul Kalkbrenner, who plays DJ Ickarus, is just excellent. Recommended!


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