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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.

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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 €

it’s ornaments

Opening “Ornament” Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

April 24, 2016

On the 21 April Lower East went to the opening of the new exhibition “ORNAMENT – A Panorama of Colours and Patterns” at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. The first impression we got from strolling from our hotel was seeing the whole museum covered in an artwork by Danish Artist Niels Nedergaard. Amazing, wonderful and extraordinary to wrap

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

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 magic

Lower East in Venice – PROPORTIO

November 17, 2015

Being in Venice for the 56. Biennale, we went to see the exhibition PROPORTIO at the Palazzo Fortuny. Having read Mette Sandbyes enthusiastic review in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen we went with high expectations. And YES it was AMAZING. The old beautiful Palazzo Fortuny with both a sense of decay and glory to it housed

it’s in chianti

Cookbook research #2 Panzano in Chianti – meat, wine & graphics

October 27, 2015

As part of the research for our cookbook “Camillos Kitchen”, Lower East went to the village Panzano in Chianti where we visited the famous butcher Dario Cecchini and the high quality winery Candialle. On the trip we were also looking into graphic design and branding. Dario Cecchini is a butcher from “head to tail” –

it’s tuscany

Cookbook research – Fattoria La Vialla in Tuscany

October 22, 2015

As part of the research for our cookbook “Camillos Kitchen”, Lower East went on an inspiration and photo trip to Tuscany, Italy. Our first stop was the organic farm Fattoria La Vialla in Castiglion Fibocchi. The farm produces wine, olive oil, sauces, pesto, jam, balsamico, pasta, cakes, sausages etc. Everything is organic and made with

it’s a bike

A beautiful bike

June 10, 2015

Diamonds are blue. The German bike company Diamant created their first bike in 1895. This blue beauty, probably from the late eighties, we found in Kreuzberg, Berlin. It had a short and good life in Lower East Lab (also as a photo model) before if continued it’s travel to happy new owners in Denmark.  

Danish glass

April 7, 2015

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft are showing “DG15 – 40 years of contemporary glass in Denmark” – an exhibition, which document and show the development of Danish glass over the past 40 years as well as the current trends and the direction of glass today. Lower East did the graphic design of the book as well as the logo for

Posters for KaosPilots Switzerland

March 12, 2015

Voila! A new series of posters for the KaosPilots Switzerland. Design by Lower East and very fine photos by Rahel Krabichler. With short text portraits of students from the school, an insight in their motivations and reasons to attend the three year education and information on the school. And a reminder that deadline for application for the new team

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

The Intern speaking – How to promote Lower East Lab

February 27, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working with the question – how to promote Lower East Lab? What can we do right here and now? What will need time to grow and what would happen if we had no limitations and could do whatever we wanted? Can we do a big billboard

Architectural Utopia Reloaded

January 2, 2015

“Design and architecture became exuberant, colourful, sexy, light-hearted and fluent“. Lower East just had to check out this very, very interesting and inspiring exhibition at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin today! HAUS-RUCKER-CO
 – ARCHITECTURAL UTOPIA RELOADED “The late 1960s witnessed an extraordinary sense of awakening and optimism. In the wake of the first space programmes an

Furniture for the people

November 5, 2014

The full story about the danish “FDB Møbler“ (translated: Coop Furniture) – from the early start in 1942 until today, where a handful of the furniture classics has been put into production again. The book is written (in danish) by professor at Copenhagen Business School and professor of modern Danish history, Per H. Hansen. We

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’

Logo love. Car logo love #1

September 15, 2014

Logo love! Car logo love! And some car love… From the streets of Kreuzberg, Berlin. Attention big car companies: If you don’t find your car on the pictures below, we, in Lower East, are ready for some design/redesign of your logo and visual identity. Just call!

new bauhaus posters

September 9, 2014

The Bauhaus-Archiv Museum in Berlin just had a new corporate identity, created by the Stuttgart-based design agency L2M3. New website, new typeface, new logo – and this absolute wonderful quartet of posters; Oskar Schlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet”, Marcel Breuer’s world-famous tubular steel chair, the building of the Bauhaus-Archiv – a work by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and Marianne Brandt’s tea infuser and strainer.

New website for Danish textile artist Lise Frølund

September 4, 2014

Lower East designed the new website for Danish textile artist Lise Frølund. We had a very fruitful coorporation with Lise. She wished for a simple, aestetic and elegant website with good space for presenting her projects in text and pictures and a website that was easy to use. This is what we designed for her.

Paul Rand 100

August 13, 2014

On August 15th the American art director & graphic designer Paul Rand would have turned 100 years old. Mr. Rand is (still) a very big inspiration in the design work in the Lower East Lab. He “was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a ‘problem solving’ approach to design, he

Letter Museum Berlin / Buchstabenmuseum Berlin

April 22, 2014

Buchstabenmuseum Berlin is a wonderful place. Out of love and passion for typography two graphic designers began to collect old letters from company facades. They created a “retirement home“ for the letters “gone out of business”. It is such a great idea. The letters are kept for the future and you find all kinds of