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merry christ-mess

  Every year on December 1, I climb up to the attic and bring down the Christmas scrapbooks.

Easy Language

As many Berlin expats can confirm, German is not an easy language to learn, due to its complicated grammar. What if you simplified the language in order for…

The People on Top

I needed a break. It had worn me out to concern myself, hourly, with depressing events that had no immediate and direct influence on my…

Review for Eye Magazine

Back from holiday, I was excited to find the new Eye Magazine in my post box – with my review of the exhibition “Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the…

Where to study?

During my recent talk at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, I mentioned my sense of wonder and liberation when I…

Mirror on the Wall | Eye Magazine Blog

While in Lisbon for the We-Traders opening, I had the chance of interviewing Diogo Lopes, renowned Portuguese architect and one of the founders of O Espelho…

Writing about the VLOW!?

Bregenz is a small but culturally buzzing town on the Austrian border of Lake Constance. You might have heard of the stunning art museum by Peter Zumthor, the…

Hospital bed

In Hospital

A hospital room is an environment as thougthfully designed as it gets. The lessons of modernism have been learned, all form follows function and yet,…

Bruno at the DMY 2013

Taking Bruno to the DMY 2013

Come on Bruno, let´s go!

Where are we going?

We are going to see the DMY exhibition at Tempelhof Airport.

What´s there to see?

Cool new design….

city planning as pastime

„Children live in cities and they won´t get out of them“, says Alf Howlid from Norsk Form. For most of them, the city starts on the other side of their apartment door. Beyond this threshold lies an outside which is perceived as slightly threatening and out of their control. Children do not think of the city as flexible, not as something that can be shaped by them. Yet, according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are “entitled to have a say in matters affecting their social, economic, religious, cultural and political life“, which applies no doubt to city planning. So, what tools do we need to get them involved?

editorial team of Arbeitende Orte

the working book

Technology has changed the places where people work. Or rather, technology has enabled people to work in other places than at a desk in an…

system and chance

My favourite graphic designer in the Bauhaus is László Moholy-Nagy. Graphic design was just one of many areas he was working in and his layouts often seem a trifle inelegant and akward. But when it comes to translating ideas into graphic compositions, he is the boldest and the most inventive and engaging. He is trying to tell you something and he wants you to UNDERSTAND that something. That is because he could be your great-great-grandfather. If he was still alive, he would turn 117 this year.

Juden 45/90

writing about rooms

From years of trying to find the right person to write adequately about our exhibition designs, I know how difficult it is to describe the…