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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.

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

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

happy new year!

All the best in 2017!

December 28, 2016

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! In the Lower East world it has been in many, many ways a very fine year, this 2016. We have been involved in so many cool and interesting jobs and projects. There was a lot to do and to enjoy; graphic design work in Denmark, Switzerland and in Berlin,

looking forward

summer school in the lab

June 22, 2016

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.“ Winnie the Pooh. This summer Lower East Lab and Sissel Hansen from Startup Guide Berlin, in cooperation with the british Corkscrew, will organize and host the summer school: Startup Experienceship. The young

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 €

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

a photo shoot

Start Up Guide

May 18, 2016

Photographer Cristopher Santos came by the Lower East Lab to take pictures of the wonderful Sissel Hansen, while she was co-working in the lab. Sissel is the founder of the Start Up Guide Berlin – the photos will appear in the magazine sisterMAG, together with a portrait of Sissel and of the Start Up Guide.

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

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

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 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          

it’s photos

Sebastião Salgado at C/O-Berlin

August 13, 2015

For a very few days, actually just until Sunday August 16th, the exhibition Genesis by Sebastião Salgado is on show at C/O-Berlin in Amerika Haus. Lower East visited the fantastic, stunning, thoughtful – and totally overwhelming photo exhibition. From the C/O-Berlin webpage: Genesis is a visual homage to the blue planet. In opulent black-and-white photographs, the photographer Sebastião

it’s a cool house

New website: Kühlhaus Berlin

July 17, 2015

Yesterday we launched the new website for Kühlhaus Berlin – the coolest house in Berlin 😉 After a short and intense design period the site is ready. We are very happy with the result, so are the client! Design by us, programming by Ricoland. Kühlhause Berlin is a space for art, concerts and events – seven floors with

it’s people

What’s going on in the lab?

July 16, 2015

What’s going on in the Lower East Lab? These mid of July days are somehow calm. We are still working on 3-4 graphic design projects and trying to finish stuff by the end of the week – and we are getting closer and closer to a long-awaited holiday break. We are really, really happy with

it’s gas

Gas station in Kreuzberg

May 17, 2015

Passed this old gas station and these old garages in a backyard in Muskauer Strasse, Berlin Kreuzberg. Very cool place.                  

Lapidarium

Lapidarium

May 8, 2015

Right now at Brandenburg Tor in Berlin, you will find Gustavo Aceves’s traveling exhibition “Lapidarium“. The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the second World War. Just in front of the gate – and the four bronze horses already standing on top of the gate for more than 200 years – you

Food Safari Berlin 2015

March 17, 2015

Lower East, Lower East Lab, Urban Safari Berlin and Camillo’s Kitchen presents: Food Safari Berlin. [Text, both in english and danish]   Berlin er en vidunderlig, pulserende og stemningsfyldt storby! Det perfekte spot at tjekke ud og dykke ned i, hvis du ønsker at blive inspireret, få nye idéer og undersøge nye business-muligheder. Byen byder på