Lower East

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 exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

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


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

looking at berlin

Startup guide Berlin

February 22, 2016

Lower East were asked to write an intro to the Startup Guide Berlin, Volume 2. We happily did that, and used the chance to write about inspiration, about starting up, teaming up and internationalization. Gave some good advices, and where to seek them. Wondering about what’s the next big thing in the startup world in

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 art

Venice Art Biennale 2015; A day in Arsenale

November 22, 2015

Impressions from our last day at the Biennale Arte in Venice. This time we spend the day at Arsenale, where we checked out the big common exhibition; “All the World’s Futures“ and the rest of the national pavilions. Not our best day at the biennale, but we found of course splendid and interesting exhibitions and

it’s venice

Giardini. Venice. Biennale. 2015.

November 19, 2015

Impressions from another Lower East day at the Biennale Arte in Venice. Trying to grasp as much as possible from all the pavilions in the Giardini part of the biennale. Trying to capture all the good stuff, all the creative, mind-blowing art. Walking thousands of steps – from the Danish pavilion to the Swiss, to the

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 architecture

Hansaviertel housing project

September 27, 2015

Late September, on a lovely, sunny saturday, Lower East went on a bike tour to Hansaviertel in Berlin. A very small district in the city. The Hansaviertel was almost completely destroyed during World War 2 – after an urban planning competition was held in 1953, the Hansaviertel housing project was built between 1957 and 1961.

it’s on bikes

Urban Safari Berlin October 2015

September 21, 2015

Lower East Lab invites you on a urban safari in wonderful Berlin. In October. Could be cool if you want to join. Read all about it under the picture.   Need inspiration? Want to meet people, discuss good and new ideas? Come join us on an intense 2day Urban Safari Berlin. We have on 21 and 22 October

it’s sad

Herr Frutiger has left this world

September 14, 2015

You can read more here (from SRF, in german). A pics and few examples of his work:              

it’s cool print

Druck Berlin festival 2015

August 17, 2015

A few impressions from Lower East’ visit at the Druck Berlin festival this weekend. Very fine exhibition. Druck Berlin festival is organised by the cool lady Dolly Demoratti, who also runs Berlin-based silk screen company, Mother Drucker. More info: druck festival mother drucker