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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 exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

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

Supalife Kiosk

March 2, 2015

Up there in Raumerstrasse in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, you find a damn fine kiosk, the Supalife Kiosk. An inspiring gallery filled with cool screen prints, graphic art and illustrations. You find a delicate selection of books too, and you can attend beginners workshops in screen printing, woodcut printing and a lot more (if you ask). The kiosk is the base for

Impressions from the Lower East Lab

February 17, 2015

A stack of pictures from the Lower East Lab from a sunny Tuesday in February. The lab is really a thrill as a design studio on a quiet, concentrated and cosy working day, and for a hectic and noisy one as well. Last week we had a big dinner, more than 20 people had a joyful Wednesday evening in Camillo’s

Urban Safari Berlin 2015

February 3, 2015

Do you want to explore inspiring spaces and meet interesting people? Then Urban Safari Berlin is the thing! Berlin is a vibrant metropole! The city is right now a melting pot of start-ups, young entrepreneurs, fresh ideas, inspiring atmospheres, cool exhibition venues, an innovative food scene and just amazing corners. A perfect spot to explore,

Dänische Design-Klassiker

October 18, 2014

Wonderful exhibition at the Danish Embassy in Berlin with Danish Design Classics. Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Kay Bojesen & Co. Dänische Design-Klassiker. 7.-31. Oktober 2014. The exhibition is on show until October 31., 2014. More info at the Dänische Botschaft’s webpage (in Danish or in German). Or at the Nordische Botschaften page. Pictures from Lower East’

Searching for the good food

September 23, 2014

Lower East have together with Volcano Concepts organized and planned a Food Safari Berlin in October 2014. If you are happy about food, talk about food, work with food, can’t keep your fingers from the pots and pans or simply just want to dig into the lively food scene here in Berlin, check this link out. The date will be October

Food Safari Berlin

August 6, 2014

Lower East have together with Volcano Concepts organized and planned three Food Safari Berlin in September and October 2014. If you work with food, can’t keep your fingers from the pots and pans or simply just want to dig into the lively food scene here in Berlin, check this offer out. Dates in 2014: September 11-12, September 25-26 and October

Ai Weiwei “Evidence“ at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin

July 6, 2014

Art is in the air. In Berlin. Right now. Among many other exhibitions, right now worth traveling or leaving the sunbed for is: The fantastic “David Bowie“ exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau (until August 10th), the Berlin Biennale (until August 3th) and the Ai Weiwei, “Evidence“ also at Martin-Gropius-Bau (until July 13th). Go there if you can

Report from an Urban Safari

June 18, 2014

In the last days of May Lower East held an Urban Safari in Berlin – a group of 17 very berlin-curious students and team-leaders from KaosPilots Switzerland, toured the streets, backyards, urban gardens and cool places of Berlin. Under our guidance we together explored the lively city for two days – most of the time on bikes. On

Nordic Business Event

March 28, 2014

A lot of people in Lower East Lab! Thursday evening March 27. the lab hosted Nordic Business Event 2014 gathering Nordic and Berlin business people and entrepreneurs with nordic background or nordic relations. Topic for the night was: Starting up in Berlin. The successful event, arranged by German Expansion, attracted more than 60 people and they seemed

We love Berlin in the Autumn

September 11, 2013

A new Urban Safari Berlin is coming up – October 28 and 29. Helle Marietta and Jørgen Smidstrup have based their ­design company, ­Lower East, ­in ­Berlin since the end of 2011 and have been ­exploring the “arm, aber sexy“ city ever since. ­Matti Straub-Fischer, from ­changels, have after several visits insisted on ­creating an

Kippenberger at Hamburger Bahnhof

August 16, 2013

Okay, we know it’s a bit late. But if you have the chance, rush to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin this weekend to see the fantastic MARTIN KIPPENBERGER: SEHR GUT. VERY GOOD exhibition. Link to the museum. Pictures from our visit at the museum the other day:

Urban Safari Berlin – September 2013

August 7, 2013

It’s time for Urban Safari Berlin! It’s time for treating yourself well. It’s time for focusing on your creativity! Come join us on an intense 2day safari with special focus on inspiring business, creative spaces, the co-working scene and sparkling start-ups. We have on September 12 and 13 put together a sparkling journey for you in the urban