Author: Mary Scherpe

Coming up: Burgers & Hip Hop

We are approaching the end of summer, that is true. But instead of suffering from premature winter-depression, we should all get together and celebrate those final days of sunny bliss and jolly heat. And how better than with a big bash of Burgers & Hip Hop, your favorite party. Coming up this Saturday, this one’s bigger than ever, with more food, more DJs, more special performances and stunning surprises. We can’t wait – can you!?

Escape: Carsten Höller – Leben

I went to Vienna to sleep in an artist’s bed. Positioned inside of tba21, a beautiful former studio now exhibition space inside of the even more beautiful Augarten in the 2nd district of Vienna, the bed is part of an exhibition also including two aviaries with two finches each and combined by a big scale, a giant floating tank, light and mushroom installations as well as two video works by the artist, Carsten Höller.
Do you remember the exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof where the giant hall was occupied with reindeers, even more finches, and a display of all shapes of fly agarics? And in the middle the giant bed? The Viennese version is a kind of re-installment of the Berlin exhibition, just a littler easier to digest for those staying over night. Like me.

Art and Drink in Berlin: Otto Piene

Have you already taken the chance and visited Otto Piene’s exhibition “More Sky” and the installation “The Proliferation of the Sun”, that’s shown at night at Neue Nationalgalerie and is one of the most beautiful and impressing exhibitions you can experience in Berlin this summer? Because it’s closing soon. Very soon, this Sunday to be precise.

Get the Book: Bread Exchange

Malin is the mastermind behind “Bread Exchange” and one of the best sources for sourdough bread in Berlin – if you can catch her. Because an important aim of the project is to meet people and acquire knowledge about bread and baking all over the world. She now assembled many of the stories she collected over the years in a book, that will be published very soon (Oct 1st). It does not only include many tales about her own discovery of bread baking and her travels, but Malin also shares her knowledge about how to make sourdough out of the most basic ingredients.
To support her and the Bread Exchange project, you can now pre-order the book on her site (until Sept 13th) and not only receive a signed copy, but also a limited edition bread bag!

Vegan in Berlin: Laauma

Update: Laauma closed its doors, and was followed by another vegan place called Lück’s

Isn’t it amazing how instagram evolved into a source to discover new food places – if I hadn’t found this place’s stream, I might have never found it. Because when do I find myself in Friedrichshain? Not very often.
It’s like a little heaven for lovers of vegan clean food, with a beautifully styled interior and a menu to make you drool. Just the name I can’t even pronounce – La-auma? Lauma? La-ooma? But then, what’s in a name?