Groovy Munich

In the late nineties, when I moved to Munich, it like many big cities, was in the full grip of the dotcom boom. There were a lot of expats in town working for start-ups and enjoying all that life in the Bavarian Hauptstadt had to offer. The guidebook for locals at the time was a…

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Wiesengrund

There is a slightly hidden corner of Haidhausen, right off Bordeauxplatz that I always forget about, which is silly because it is full of hidden gems, one of which is Wiesengrund. A small intimate place to have a good meal or a nice regional glass of wine, Wiesengrund is low key and has a bit…

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Kunst im Karée 2011

For the last eight years, the design agency 84GHz has been producing an event called Kunst im Karée in which artists in the Maxvorstadt and Schwabing neighborhoods make their ateliers and work spaces available fora two-day open house. To be totally honest, my real motivation for going was for seeing the spaces more than the…

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Papier-Stein

If you’re anything like me, you get a pornographic rush of excitement whenever you walk into a stationery store. So when I finally made it on over to Papier-Stein it was like walking into a Beate Uhse for all things paper and office-supply related. Two glorious warehouse floors of everything from boxes (matchboxes to moving…

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