Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Blog of the Week

Atypica is an Argentine art blog based on their magazine "Atypica: for people who do everything for the love of Art".

Atypica observes trends in order to discover new things in design and culture.  It walks the streets taking in the highlights observed by it's eye for the unique.  Atypica listens to the background music and pumps the volume only when it's worth it.  It smells what's coming, what's coming back in and what has past it's used by date.  It feels the ground tremble when something stamps hard, and grabs at what others leave out for being too strange.


Monday, 13 September 2010


"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”    Henry Ford
At WEISSWERKSTATT Henry Ford’s iconic statement has been turned on its head. Direktorenhaus is a factory where anything can happen just so long as it’s WEISS.


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Lorenzo Petrantoni's Illustration

Lorenzo Petrantoni's passion for graphic design together that of the period of the late 1800s brings him to create magical illustrations.  Through the assembly of images retrieved from old dictionaries, he gives new life to books, events and characters that would otherwise have been forgotten on the shelves of some dusty bookshop. 


Wednesday, 8 September 2010


On the first floor the FASHION RE:Loaded workshop presents another way of unveiling and exposing presupposed structures. Fashion RE:Loaded is a swap party, to take part you need to bring your no-longer worn clothing to swap for new favourites. 


Blog of the Week

SHIFT BLOG is a Japan-based international blog about creative culture.  SHIFT BLOG shares news, announcements every day, A City Guide For Creative Tourists, and a Concept Store.

Launched in November 1996, SHIFT BLOG transmits international information to Japan and Japanese information back overseas.  Creative Culture is the main focus, articles on art, design, fashion, music, and multimedia can be found.


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Futuristic Cinema

Film Selection:
-  Live Animals by Tiberiu Bleoanca and Viviana Druga
The intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe's largest petrochemical plants Best Short Doc at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2010
Every family has its ghosts.  Winner of Cinema Eye Best Debut Feature and Best Musical Score
Curated by Pamela Cohn


Monday, 6 September 2010


The JA JA JA NE NE NE series will include installations, performances, lectures, films, music and parties. Check our website for precise details as the residency will be slowly unveiled online...


Sunday, 5 September 2010

How to be an AVANT GARDNER

Do you dream of gardening but have no space? Do you long for that window box of delicious fresh herbs? Do you like the idea of your food scraps becoming compost? 


Saturday, 4 September 2010

"By, With and Of" Exhibition Opening at Direktorenhaus

An exhibition which deals with the peeling back of layers starting quite literally as the second floor of the Direktorenhouse is presented for the first time.

Peter Nencini and Elisa Strozyk explore the textures of the house itself exploring the mid-peel status of the 1930s of building and its DDR legacy. While Daniel Becker creates a beautiful site specific light installation.  

Opens Thursday 23rd September at 19.00h 


Friday, 3 September 2010

9 Doors by TFB

For one night only, 'Team Fucking Brilliant' brings you a feast of experience. Set in the old corridors of Direktorenhaus’ upper floor, TFB present 9 closed rooms to be experienced and have experiences within.


Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Online magazine SHIFT presents DOTMOV Festival 2010, a digital film festival aiming to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their works. Works submitted from all over the world will be screened throughout the world venues from November 2010 (screening schedule will be different depending on the venue).

The deadline is September 10th, 2010