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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.

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

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,

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

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

gigantesque

Louise Pommery and art

December 30, 2016

On the Lower East trip to France, we visited Reims to spend a weekend with our dear friends and champagne lovers John & Birgitte. One of the highlights of the weekend was our visit to the champagne house Pommery. After Mr. Pommery had run the champagne house for only one year from 1857-58, he died.

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

studies ...

Visiting Skagens Museum

October 19, 2016

Lower East dropped by Skagens Museum, Denmark and checked out the exhibition “Arven fra Anchers“ (“The Legacy of the Anchers“). The exhibition are showing works from the archives of the artist couple Michael and Anna Ancher’s home. We found a lot interesting and impressive stuff at the exhibition; sketches and studies on canvas and on paper,

food travels

research, photos & inspiration

October 5, 2016

Lower East on tour with camera, note books and (of course) the macbook; doing research, finding inspiration and taking photos for the forthcoming cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen. In Palma de Mallorca and in Lisbon. Especially the food scene in Lisbon was new for us, rich and very inspiring. In Palma we saw the food market, Mercat de Santa

a fantasy world

a fabulous encounter

October 2, 2016

From the opening of Rencontre Fabuleuse (A fabulous encounter) at CCA Andtratx at Mallorca, Spain. An exhibition where the sculptures of HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark meet the paintings of danish COBRA painter Carl-Henning Pedersen. Rencontre Fabuleuse will be on show at CCA until end of April 2017, in September 2017 the exhibition will open at Carl-Henning Pedersen

coffee & ideas

Experienceship

July 25, 2016

A few new glimpses of the days of Startup Experienceship, this summers cooperation between british Corkscrew, Startup Guide Berlin and Lower East Lab. The participants from the US, Mexico and Russia, will during their four week summer school here in the lab develop key professional skills and create a startup concept. They are planning some very

walk on water

The Floating Piers

July 20, 2016

We had to try to walk on water! We had to see and experience the artist Christo’s latest project The Floating Piers. Therefore Lower East went to Lake Iseo in Italy on the very last day of the amazing art project. For only sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Lake Iseo

summer school

Summer – time to work

July 19, 2016

Our summer school is open, 4 weeks startup training in the Lower East Lab. A few impressions from the first weeks of Startup Experienceship, a cooperation between british Corkscrew, Startup Guide Berlin and Lower East Lab. The participants from all over the world, will during their training develop key professional skills and create and develop

get & give

Learning from Berlin #2

May 30, 2016

Lower East Lab arrange and host intense inspiration tours in our city Berlin, named Urban Safari Berlin. We focus mainly on new business, the startup scene, creative spaces – and on food, architecture and design. Berlin is for us a wonderful spot to explore, think of new ideas, rethink the old ones, wonder about how

exploring the city

Learning from Berlin

May 27, 2016

Impressions from our Urban Safari Berlin by Lower East Lab this week. An interested group of students from the KaosPilots Switzerland joined us for a 2day tour-de-Berlin. Looking for inspiration, sharing stories, hearing about and reflecting on success and failure. Checking the startup scene. Meeting Sissel from Startup Guide Berlin and Rune from TrunkBird. Discussing being

it’s amazing

Ernesto Neto at KUNSTEN

April 27, 2016

On the 21 April Lower East went to the opening of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s “Rui ni, Voices of the Forest” at KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. We – and a lot of other guests – enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere in the exhibition, the colourful and lively installation. The big hall in the museum was covered in

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

new business

A mastery training program

March 27, 2016

Would you like to start your own business in a sustainable and inspiring way? Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Then New Business #2 could be your next step! New Business is a mastery training program of 9 x 3 days over a year. The training is offered by changels and

love the city

Looking at Berlin

March 1, 2016

The Lower East contribution to the book Startup Guide Berlin, Volume 2, 2016; an intro to Berlin, the startup scene and some of the good and innovative places in the city. Here’s the text in its full length – you can find the fine book in good stores in the city, and of course in the Lower