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it’s the blog

This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and events, dinners and a lot more.

it’s cookbook design

Words from the designer, Helle Marietta

December 18, 2017

  “Food that make people talk to each other, Camillo’s Kitchen”, written by Jørgen Smidstrup, designed and illustrated by Helle Marietta. The Camillo cookbook project has been an amazing “con amore” project for Jørgen and me and a big part of our lives for the last years. While Jørgen (aka Camillo) has been developing all

looking at art

La Biennale di Venezia 2017

December 11, 2017

Some beautiful, sunny and cold November days the Lower East delegation visited the Biennale in Venezia – enjoyed all the art, the pavilions, the Arsenale areal, and most of all the exhibition ‘Intuition’ in Palazzo Fortuny. A wonderful experience to be surrounded by such fantastic art for days! At the same time we loved hanging out

let’s talk art

Graphic stuff for the museum

December 10, 2017

For the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum in Denmark we did the graphic stuff for the exhibition A Fabulous Encounter (Rencontre Fabulous in the French, and Eventyrlig Dialog in the Danish). The exhibition is a meeting and a dialogue between paintings of the CoBrA artist Carl-Henning Pedersen and the sculptures created by H.R.H. Prince Henrik. It was

on tour

Visiting Venice 2017

December 6, 2017

– As told by the Lower East Interns. At our recent four days trip to Venice with our Lower East family – the agenda was as followed: Art Biennale, Italian food, more art, sightseeing and perhaps a Spritz to finish up the days (in respect of the local tradition, of course). A pretty good agenda if

film shooting

Stuff happening in the lab

November 21, 2017

Last week we had the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin visiting the lower east lab for a one day film shooting. Over and over again the hard working team did the scenes for the tutorial video – recording, sound, acting, light and the manuscript all came together during the day, and suddenly everything was done, and

poster

Gone fishing

October 12, 2017

For our ‘con amore’ project Camillo’s Kitchen we have created a poster with fish – illustrated by the creative Juliana Toro. You find almost 40 different fish on the poster, and their names in english, danish, german, spanish and italian. “Gone Fishing. Camillo’s Kitchen“ is the perfect kitchen or restaurant poster. We have the posters in A3 and

workshop

How to communicate your business

September 19, 2017

Last week Lower East facilitated the Climate-KIC Nordic Bootcamp: “How To Communicate Your New Business – and Build a Community Around Your Startup” in Copenhagen, Denmark. Around 30 nordic Greenhouse and Accelerator startups participated in the workshop, arranged by Climate-KIC Nordic. The theme was: “Being able to communicate your new, and often still “un-finished” business, to the world is a

History ...

Roman Ondak

August 29, 2017

The exiting exhibition ‘Roman Ondak. History Repeats Itself’ are running until September 17th at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. We had the pleasure to design the book for the exhibition by the Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The book is enriched by very good photos from the opening days of ‘History Repeats Itself’ and

the cookbook

work in progress – cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen

August 27, 2017

During the next week or so we will finalize the design, the writing and the editing of the cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen. Then we’ll send it off to the printing house – and cross what ever we have that everything will work out in the best way. Launch and tour dates to be announced very soon. The

50 Years

50 Voices of Design

August 24, 2017

The Design School Kolding has 50th anniversary this year – to celebrate that they have (among a lot other activities) published a very fine book 50 designers, graduated from the school, tell their story in the book, and give an insight in the world of design and designers – Lower East’s Helle Marietta Pedersen is one

57 glass artists

Young Glass 2017

August 16, 2017

Lower East attended the big opening of the exhibition YOUNG GLASS 2017 at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. We met a lot of  talented glass artists from all over the world. The exhibition is amazing and playful – showing surprising new directions in glass art. On show in Ebeltoft until 29th October 2017. photo: Artwork by Sarah Gilbert.

50th anniversary

Beyond Icons

August 9, 2017

“Beyond Icons“, the Design School Kolding’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Museum at Koldinghus in Denmark exemplifies how design creates, affects and moves our lives. Lower East paid the excellent and very interesting exhibition a summer visit. “Beyond Icons” celebrates the anniversary “by going behind the well-known design icons and focusing on the human factor

design museum

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

August 2, 2017

A short Lower East visit at Museum für Gestalting, the design museum in Zürich. Switzerland’s leading design and visual communication museum. While the main building are being renovated, all activities are placed in the Schaudepot. The museum is always worth a visit! Next very interesting exhibition will be “Stefan Sagmeister. My Collection“. Opening in October 2017. Check

behind the scenes

Words from the intern

June 21, 2017

Hello, my name is Manne. I am 30 years old and from Copenhagen, Denmark. I am studying my master degree in co-design and visual communication, at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. As a part of my education, I have been doing an internship at the Lower East Lab, a creative workspace

food’n’joy

Camillo’s Kitchen

May 30, 2017

We are working on the cookbook Camillo’s Kitchen; writing, developing, cooking, designing, illustrating, and now also doing the photos for the book, that’s gonna be published in September later this year. We have teamed up with the talented photographer Malthe Ivarsson from Copenhagen. He is doing all the photos of the dishes for the book. In a fantastic team

the editions

Sigmar Polke

May 30, 2017

We had the chance to visit the exhibition “Sigmar Polke – The Editions“ at me Collectors Room in Berlin recently. Polke, one of the most important contemporary German artists, experimented with a wide range of styles, subject matters and materials. In periods he concentrated on photography, then returning to paint, where he produced abstract works created by chance

good taste

Vilhelm Lundstrøm

May 10, 2017

A quick reportage from the excellent and beautiful exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm – The Epitome of Good Taste“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag). Lower East designed the book for the exhibition, a damn fine book, and almost 300 pages. Go, check out  the ‘epitome of good taste’ yourself, and buy the book of course. From

aalborg, denmark

tough little big city

April 26, 2017

Aalborg is not the Aalborg it was before. This, lower east designed, prospect tells the story of a transformation of a city. Aalborg has developed from an industrial center to a city for knowledge-based high tech businesses within IT, software, biotech and a lot more. The former ‘tough’ city has changed into an open and lively city, with

go for inspiration!

18 incredible design museums

April 19, 2017

We just stumbled over this blog; Creative Bloq, with a blog post where they have collected “18 incredible design museum trips“. Go check the museums out, there’s a lot of interesting places to visit. We at Lower East have managed to visit five of them so far – still 13 to go! The list includes Museum of Modern Art,

eat better meat

Website Butcher’s Manifesto

April 5, 2017

Q&D DONE!! We designed a quick & dirty visual identity around a fine logo already designed for Butcher’s Manifesto. We also created the website for the organisation, it’s here, it’s up and running! Butcher’s Manifesto is a newly established international NGO aiming to collect, preserve and pass on traditional butchery methods and knowledge. Since the founding in