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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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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Yes, But I Love You, Berlin.

I was feeling pretty good about Munich’s hipness quotient earlier last month. A friend was visiting and we spent a week touring the Viktualienmarkt, hanging around Gärtnerplatz and generally enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring bursting into life in München. We even saw Schweini at BOX, though this was lost on my friend, a…

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