Lower East

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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.

Hare & Birds

New exhibition in the lab

November 1, 2018

Lower East Lab are very happy and very proud to present the Berlin based Colombian artist Camilo Toro with “Set the hare into a fight, the birds are gonna fly away anyway“. Come and disappear in the universe of magic realism paintings. Opening November 16th 5pm-8pm. The artist will be present, and do guided tours

breakfast talks

Journey to lioness

September 11, 2018

We continue our series of breakfast talks in the lower east lab. This time our good friend, the Japanese artist Naho Iguchi come by the lab. The freshly made coffee and fresh baked bread will be on the table September 20th at 9:30. “Journey to Lioness” is a framework for expressions by an artist, Naho,

urban safari

lower east explore

May 18, 2018

These days we are doing an Urban Safari in Berlin with students from the KaosPilots in Switzerland. They are here to get inspired, to develop new (business) ideas, to meet people, to explore Berlin, and to be together with their class mates. We arrange and facilitate parts of their week-long journey in the streets of Berlin.

start with a coffee

Breakfast talks

February 19, 2018

Breakfast talks in the lower east lab! We are starting a new ‘thing’ in the lower east lab; breakfast talks. Now and then we will pop-up with morning gatherings  where we invite sweet and interesting people and projects to the lab. Invite for a coffee and a talk. For this debut we have on Wednesday February 21th

it’s cookbook design

Words from the designer, Helle Marietta

December 18, 2017

  “Food that make people talk to each other, Camillo’s Kitchen”, written by Jørgen Smidstrup, designed and illustrated by Helle Marietta. The Camillo cookbook project has been an amazing “con amore” project for Jørgen and me and a big part of our lives for the last years. While Jørgen (aka Camillo) has been developing all

film shooting

Stuff happening in the lab

November 21, 2017

Last week we had the Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin visiting the lower east lab for a one day film shooting. Over and over again the hard working team did the scenes for the tutorial video – recording, sound, acting, light and the manuscript all came together during the day, and suddenly everything was done, and

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

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

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,

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

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

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.

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 a new id

Our new visual identity

January 18, 2016

It’s time for a new identity for Lower East and Lower East Lab. Things are going splendid in the Lower East universe. It’s time for a sharper look and a fresh attitude. Colors black, yellow – and a lot white. White space. Space is what we need. It’s time to think big and unfold the