After I went to this ball room birthday party last Friday (dresscode was something like “baroque with an animalistic twist) I’m hooked on costume balls – or just dressing over the top.
There’s a special ambience in a room full of men in Black Tie and women in baroque dresses, luxury label couture, big wigs and all wearing masks. Of course the setting has to be right too – it was.
Maybe the forecasted finacial crisis and the never ending lectures on “how to be a decent citizen, taking social responsibility” will lead to “nocturnal escapism”.
If I were in Berlin during the upcoming internationales literaturfestival berlin (September 7th–17th) I would go listen to award winning author (and critic of the Chinese government) Liao Yiwu and Omar Akbar (former director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) discuss the development of Chinese mega cities and urban atmospheres (on September 8th).
Here’s a short blog entry on Chinese megacity Chong Qing by Damian Carrington for The Guardian. A metropolis planned to take up a 16,000 sq mile urban area (geographically 26 times larger than Greater London) with a population of 42 million people(!). Scary!!
Das Geld hängt an den Bäumen is a great initiative that reduces food loss, supports local “farmers” and employs disabled people.
Basically, if you have apple trees in your garden, that provide more fruit that you can eat yourself, you can let them know and they’ll pick it up. The employees are disabled people or people from the “disadvantaged groups” of our society.
Also if your garden needs a loving hand, they offer to tend the garden as well.
More information on their website! Unfortunately only in German.
Summer is around the corner = more bare skin.
Uschi Obermeyer. Model, actress and 60′ies sex symbol.
Sort of. Use your imagination. The Botanic Garten in Berlin. Get out there. Smell those plants – actually it’s not just the smell I love it’s the unique – somewhat humid – green house air, too.
And I never thought I’d say this but they have quite an interesting program in May; Bonsai trees, creative writing, Berliner Kakteen Tage…maybe I should get out more?
Haven’t been to MADE since the opening last year so it’s about time to return. Two great screenings coming up by the end of this week. I’m up for David!
Spotted in Oranienstraße the other day.
Release of the second issue. On Wednesday. Info on FB page
5 € support fee.
No entrance under the age of 21.
No guest list. No V.I.P. treatment.
I’m off to the beach in a couple of hours. Yes, the beach! That’s the advantage of having parents that live 3 km from the ocean instead of inland Berlin.
Wish I had a rubber duck like this…or I have to get a rubber duck like this. MM, it’s like the super size of our disco ones!
(and what category do you give a post like this?? I chose “wellness”)
Sticker seen in Prenzlauerberg (of all places)