Three bowler hats take a break from flying on a rosebush; a woman follows a cloaked creature with a mirror for a face through Hollywood; a crazed man crawls towards his wife, held back by their apartment furniture. This, dear readers, is what you will find at the cinema of the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin’s magnificent museum of Surrealist art located just opposite Charlottenburg castle. [READ MORE]
If you’ve walked along Unter den Linden up to the Brandenburg gate, chances are you’ve walked past or been inside the Neue Wache, which since German reunification houses the sculpture of a mother and child dedicated to all victims of war and human violence. The sculpture was made by German Expressionist artist Käthe Kollwitz, who lived and worked at 56a on the street we now know as Kollwitzstraße. [READ MORE]
It’s her final FW assignment. Berlin&I, a little bleary-eyed, snaps away at the runway of the Ethical Fashion show at Postbahnhof. Enter a hunky group of lads wearing nothing but pairs of ethically manufactured underwear. The faces look familiar… [READ MORE]
A stranger suddenly accosts Berlin&I in the U-Bahn. Berlin&I is distracted, trying to buy a ticket whilst holding a nice-looking Canon camera. Berlin&I, at this particular moment, does not have the time for strangers.
Stranger: “Are you a Fashion Week photographer?”
Berlin&I: ”No, not really.”
Stranger: “Oh. We were just wondering if you could help us. We’ve got a casting and we’re lost.”
Berlin&I looks up suddenly realises she’s talking to a huddle of male models.
Berlin&I: ”Where do you need to go?” [READ MORE]
The Berlin of the twenties had an intense lust for life and experienced an incredibly fruitful time for art and culture. The pulsating global city was the centre of the avant-garde and home to the some of the world’s most famous artists and academics. Revolutionary cultural movements like Dada and Bauhaus architecture made their mark on this era just as much as inflation and the Great Depression. [READ MORE]