Next week Esther Perbandt will present her Autumn/Winter Collection 2012 at Capsule Berlin. What you can look forward to is a collection kept completely in black with recyclable chains and deconstructed tartan that reminds of elegant aesthetics in old Hitchcock movies. 60 % of the fabrics used for the sample collection are sustainable and with the final collection she aims to increase that amount even more.
The Capsule trade show started in New York in 2007 and made its debut in Berlin last summer. Now for the second time it provides a platform for contemporary fashion and young labels from the premium segment. Edina Sultanik, one of the main organisers explains how they came up with the idea for the new ‘anti’-fair. Unsatisfied with existing fairs, their aim was to create a new fair with an avant-garde touch and cool flair. The first Capsule became an instant success. Read the complete (German) interviewhere.
We are excited to participate this year and present Esther Perbandt’s new collection. So don’t miss stopping by when you come the city next week.
19.-20. January 2012 Thursday 10 am – 7 pm Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Which special meals do German fashion designers like to prepare at home? That was the question the authors from the BlogzineNahtlos asked themselves and there it was – the idea for a unique cookbook.
In German Fashion Kitchen 55 designers reveal their kitchen secrets, among them also Esther Perbandt with her favourite recipe, fillet of pork with radish, pomegranate and Parmesan. The money goes to the children’s and youth organisation “Die Arche” e.V. So you cannot only find out how to impress your friends with a special dish but you also support a good cause with this purchase.
The authors found it important to feature young design talents, as well as top names in the cookbook to create publicity for Newcomers and for well-established labels. If you are now curious what Wolfgang Joop’s, Hien Le’s or Marcel Ostertag’s culinary specialty is, get a hard copy for € 27,99 or the E-book for 19,99. Although the last one is going to be difficult to wrap as a Christmas present.
Utilité by Ellen Korth is no standard Do-It-Yourself book. Although we haven’t seen it in real life yet, the video presentation already made us love it. Ellen Korth visited 40 women and men at home and documented how passionate they knitted, crocheted or weaved. Utilité, which became more of an object than a book, is a piece of art on its own, with its incredible binding, personal stories and great image material. If you still need an unconventional Christmas present for someone, get this one. We hope to interview the author soon and tell you more about her work.
Tonight – we know it’s Monday – but tonight the first CLUBMOB will happen in Kreuzberg’s club SO36. So if you feel like it, join the party and dance the night away into a greener tomorrow! All money that is earned during the event will be reinvested to improve the energy balance of the club. Music – electronic beats of course – by Frieder Blume (Crossfrontier Audio), PaulLee (The Humants, PLSTC PPL) and Vittjas Thief (Kurzurlaub).
5500 Clubs exist in Germany and 300 of those in our capital – one of the main reasons why Berlin gets hyped all around the world right now. But all the Party-Hardy also leads to 90 tons of CO2, the average carbon dioxide emission of one club per year. As taz.de reported the SO36 paid 20.000 Euros for electricity last year, 20 times as much as a four-person household spends.
Saving money and energy in clubs without spoiling the fun is the CLUBMOB team’s vision and they managed to find a way to make sustainability more attractive for club owners. In return for the Party tonight, SO36 will get professional advice and consulting on possibilities to save energy in the future, even green electricity provider Naturstrom for the club is under discussion.
23:00 – open end
10999 Berlin – Kreuzberg
The title that sounds even better in German – Kochen ohne Knochen – already says it all, vegan cuisine for the hip eco-aware consumer. Cooking without bones is a booklet with recipes for people who don’t eat meat and want an alternative to conventional vegetarian cookbooks – or healthy diet magazines.
Besides recipes, a restaurant check for several German cities is part of the KOK concept, as well as interviews and articles dealing with a better and more sustainable way of eating.
Where you can buy the booklet? At many German station’s bookstalls, in selected Bio-stores or order it online here.
Maybe you can also take a glance next time you missed the train and wait for the next one.
Cooking without bones belongs to the Ox publishing house, which also publishes cookbooks and magazines ‘for punks and other people.’
For the last time this year the Holy Shit Shopping presents itself in Hamburg. This weekend in a hall of the Hamburg Messe 200 designers and artists will offer handmade products. From fashion and jewellery, books and photography through to organic olive oil from Greece you can chose from a colourful mix of treasures and find special Christmas presents. I visited the Holy Shit Shopping two weeks ago in the Alte Münze in Berlin but now I can’t tell you what I got there, because it should still be a surprise on Christmas Eve. What I can do is recommend this event with its cozy atmosphere. Only the food was quite minimalistic, so bring your own to survive your route through lots of creative products and interesting ideas.
Recently, a few new, consume-critical works by the famous street-artist Banksy popped up in the streets. With a mix of smooth irony and dark sarcasm, he’s irritating the consumer masses and those who are persuading them.. “Sorry, the lifestyle that you ordered is currently out of stock”.
Meanwhile, Banksy has become one of the most popular contemporary artists, his works are sold for hundred thousands of euros and his stencil icons used or copied in advertising, fashion and trend forecast blogs.
We’re living in a time where critical consumerism is an integral part of an urban intellectual creative socially-aware hipster lifestyle in which we like a consumer-bashing Banksy artwork on facebook and next day go shopping some cool new must-have-trousers. Where we support #occupywallstreet with our tweets and meanwhile keep our money flowing at the same old banks.
Maybe Banksy actually means the global mind of crisis is pushing some of the most posh swimming-pool-on-my-rooftop lifestyles to be out, out, out…
Or maybe just provoked: “even my well-receipted radical punk-ass got sold on auctions, but as long as walls eat my graffiti people buy my art and I keep getting more famous.” It’s nothing more then the best pop-art artists like Andy Warhol have created us: a post-consumer consumer-culture built on it’s own ironic icons. That’s in line with the Kate Moss portrait by Banksy in Warhol-style. And it might just be in your digital shopping wagon tomorrow!