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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.

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

immerse yourself

History Repeats Itself

April 3, 2017

Lower East were at the opening of the exhibition Roman Ondak – History Repeats Itself, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg. Here are some of our impressions from our tour into the interesting and beautiful space the artist have created at the museum – it is a very rich and engaging, thoughtful and playful

wauv mexico

“Sloth” at the Glass Museum Ebeltoft

February 10, 2017

Lower East visited the Glass Museum in Ebeltoft for the opening of the wild and fabulous exhibition SLOTH. The two mexican brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre have turned the museum upside down with glass, fur, crazy founds from the local vintage shops in Ebeltoft, lenticular prints. etc. They interpret the prejudice of the “lazy

meet the butcher

Butcher’s Manifesto

February 8, 2017

We just designed a new series of postcards for Butcher’s Manifesto – a growing professional network of representatives of the butcher’s craft. The main goal of the movement is to preserve traditional butchery methods and techniques and to pass this knowledge and know-how on to future generations. A Butcher’s Manifesto Summit will be taking place in August 2017

overview of chaos

Chaotische Überflieger

January 17, 2017

A fine reportage from our friends KaosPilots Switzerland. Published in the Austrian version of Forbes Magazine. Also showing up in the article is “Der vom dänischen Kommunikationsdesigner und externen Lektor Jørgen Smidstrup“ from Lower East. Enjoy reading if your German is not too bad… Attached as a pdf here Kaospiloten_01_17.

building the future

Bauen mit Holz

January 9, 2017

Still some days to experience a wonderful exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin “Bauen mit Holz“! In english: “Building with Timber – Paths into the Future“. It is a very inspiring and fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber. “Bauen mit Holz“ runs until January 15th – better hurry up, if you

blooming

Cy Twombly in Paris

January 2, 2017

Lower East went to Paris for a first meeting about a new exiting book project. During our stay in Paris we visited the Centre Pompidou, who is presenting a major retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly. From the museum website: “Organized around three major cycles – Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty