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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.

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

good taste

Vilhelm Lundstrøm

May 10, 2017

A quick reportage from the excellent and beautiful exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm – The Epitome of Good Taste“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag). Lower East designed the book for the exhibition, a damn fine book, and almost 300 pages. Go, check out  the ‘epitome of good taste’ yourself, and buy the book of course. From

aalborg, denmark

tough little big city

April 26, 2017

Aalborg is not the Aalborg it was before. This, lower east designed, prospect tells the story of a transformation of a city. Aalborg has developed from an industrial center to a city for knowledge-based high tech businesses within IT, software, biotech and a lot more. The former ‘tough’ city has changed into an open and lively city, with

eat better meat

Website Butcher’s Manifesto

April 5, 2017

Q&D DONE!! We designed a quick & dirty visual identity around a fine logo already designed for Butcher’s Manifesto. We also created the website for the organisation, it’s here, it’s up and running! Butcher’s Manifesto is a newly established international NGO aiming to collect, preserve and pass on traditional butchery methods and knowledge. Since the founding in

immerse yourself

History Repeats Itself

April 3, 2017

Lower East were at the opening of the exhibition Roman Ondak – History Repeats Itself, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg. Here are some of our impressions from our tour into the interesting and beautiful space the artist have created at the museum – it is a very rich and engaging, thoughtful and playful

meet the butcher

Butcher’s Manifesto

February 8, 2017

We just designed a new series of postcards for Butcher’s Manifesto – a growing professional network of representatives of the butcher’s craft. The main goal of the movement is to preserve traditional butchery methods and techniques and to pass this knowledge and know-how on to future generations. A Butcher’s Manifesto Summit will be taking place in August 2017

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.

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,

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

workshop time

Communicate your project

December 11, 2016

Last week we had a 4 days communication workshop with the students from KaosPilot Switzerland team 3 and team 5 in Bern. We had very fine, creative and fruitful days working on ’how to communicate your project – your new and fresh business idea’. The students were developing communication ideas at the same time as they

coaching corners

bring your best ideas

October 25, 2016

New Business is a module based mastery training program over a year for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. The training is offered by changels and lower east – and done in collaboration with the KaosPilots Switzerland. Main trainers are Matti Straub-Fischer (head of changels and KaosPilots Switzerland) and Jørgen Smidstrup (communication designer

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

work of architects

mejeriet architects

June 27, 2016

We just finished the design and the production of this handout for the Danish architecture company Mejeriet. The handout shows fine examples of the work from the architects, among others the renovation of Henne Kirkeby Kro, a renovation of an old chocolate factory, the transformation of an old fire station into a music house, a new

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

here & now

new business training

June 1, 2016

The New Business #2 is well up’n runnin’! New Business, where Jørgen Smidstrup from Lower East together with Matti Straub-Fischer from changels and KaosPilots Switzerland are the trainors, is a mastery program for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. At the second module in May we were working very concentrated (just see the

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

it’s a new book

Voices of the Forest

May 28, 2016

The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is right now having an wonderful exhibition, Voices of the Forest, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. The exhibition will run until mid of October this year. We at Lower East designed the book for the exhibition – you can see and read more about the book and

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