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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.

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

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

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

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,

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

4 x postcards

The Four Agreements

December 13, 2016

Earlier this year we created this series of postcards based on the Mexican, spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements“, which we find very inspiring, both in our professional life, as in our private lives. The cards are illustrated and designed by the talented, newly graduated graphic designer Hejdi Pattey, who we had the pleasure

now for sale

The lower east lab tote bag

May 30, 2016

We have created a Lower East Lab tote bag. We have for some time wanted to have our ‘own’ bag, now it’s here and we are happy with it. So happy we even want to sell it. If you want to be the happy owner of one of these already popular bags, let us know. For only 12 €

it’s ornaments

Opening “Ornament” Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

April 24, 2016

On the 21 April Lower East went to the opening of the new exhibition “ORNAMENT – A Panorama of Colours and Patterns” at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. The first impression we got from strolling from our hotel was seeing the whole museum covered in an artwork by Danish Artist Niels Nedergaard. Amazing, wonderful and extraordinary to wrap

fine things

Museum of Things

April 6, 2016

Museum of Things, or Museum der Dinge as we say in Berlin. Just around the corner from Lower East Lab you find this little pearl; a museum with things! Beautiful things, storytelling things, strange things, design things…. Besides shifting exhibitions Museum der Dinge is the archive of the Deutsche Werkbund. The organization was founded in 1907, and became one of the

two trainees

Meet the new ones

February 15, 2016

We love to have trainees in the house, they add to the picture, they come with open minds, tons of questions and tons of good ideas and loads of good energy. We have stuff to share, we have the space, and we can add to their education and fill out any lacks and gaps they

it’s magic

Lower East in Venice – PROPORTIO

November 17, 2015

Being in Venice for the 56. Biennale, we went to see the exhibition PROPORTIO at the Palazzo Fortuny. Having read Mette Sandbyes enthusiastic review in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen we went with high expectations. And YES it was AMAZING. The old beautiful Palazzo Fortuny with both a sense of decay and glory to it housed

it’s in chianti

Cookbook research #2 Panzano in Chianti – meat, wine & graphics

October 27, 2015

As part of the research for our cookbook “Camillos Kitchen”, Lower East went to the village Panzano in Chianti where we visited the famous butcher Dario Cecchini and the high quality winery Candialle. On the trip we were also looking into graphic design and branding. Dario Cecchini is a butcher from “head to tail” –

it’s tuscany

Cookbook research – Fattoria La Vialla in Tuscany

October 22, 2015

As part of the research for our cookbook “Camillos Kitchen”, Lower East went on an inspiration and photo trip to Tuscany, Italy. Our first stop was the organic farm Fattoria La Vialla in Castiglion Fibocchi. The farm produces wine, olive oil, sauces, pesto, jam, balsamico, pasta, cakes, sausages etc. Everything is organic and made with

it’s a bike

A beautiful bike

June 10, 2015

Diamonds are blue. The German bike company Diamant created their first bike in 1895. This blue beauty, probably from the late eighties, we found in Kreuzberg, Berlin. It had a short and good life in Lower East Lab (also as a photo model) before if continued it’s travel to happy new owners in Denmark.  

Danish glass

April 7, 2015

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft are showing “DG15 – 40 years of contemporary glass in Denmark” – an exhibition, which document and show the development of Danish glass over the past 40 years as well as the current trends and the direction of glass today. Lower East did the graphic design of the book as well as the logo for

Posters for KaosPilots Switzerland

March 12, 2015

Voila! A new series of posters for the KaosPilots Switzerland. Design by Lower East and very fine photos by Rahel Krabichler. With short text portraits of students from the school, an insight in their motivations and reasons to attend the three year education and information on the school. And a reminder that deadline for application for the new team