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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.

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

openings

Art and art and art

April 19, 2016

It’s season for exhibition openings! On Thursday April 21th Lower East will do their best to attend at least two very interesting exhibition openings in Denmark. Ernesto Neto – Voices of the Forest at Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg and Ornament – a Panorama of Colours and Patterns at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. We were so privileged to be asked

do you want to ...

Become a KaosPilot?

March 8, 2016

The KaosPilots Switzerland are right now looking for new students for their Team #5. Maybe you could see yourself as a part of the team? Or maybe you know a person who could be interested. It’s time to apply! If you want to check out the school and the people behind you can show up to

it’s gonna be fun

Communicating glass and ceramics

February 8, 2016

The rest of the week Lower East will be teaching the students from “The Craft – Glass and Ceramics programme on Bornholm“. We are very much looking forward to work with the students on “how to communicate your project“. The programme is a part of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture,

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

it’s fun

Working with the students

December 10, 2015

These days we are working with the students from KaosPilots Switzerland Team 4 on HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR (UNFINISHED) PROJECT. They create communication strategies, visual identities and other good communication stuff on four different projects; a big markethall with food & art, a big restaurant & community kitchen, a big co-working space combined with art