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Bianca Green

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "Home" is playing on repeat in my head just from looking at Bianca Green's You Make Me Home print, shown above.  Check out more of her work below and get lost in the colors and sounds of her art. —Ally

Correll Correll

So in love with the FW12 collection from Correll Correll! They've left Berlin for New York and are making waves with their beautiful knitwear. Can't wait to see what they do next. X - Jen

Freunde von Freunden Berlin

Freunde von Freunden's first book invites you to step into the homes of twenty-eight Berlin creatives in their natural state, six of which are exclusive to the book and do not appear on the site. Just looking at the preview of the book makes me want to totally rearrange my entire apartment. More info on the book here. -Bob

Cablejewelry by BLESS

Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of the conceptual Berlin based fashion label BLESS turn unsightly power cords into beautiful and functional pieces of art. Available at Stand Up Comedy. - Jennilee

"The Crush" by Lauren Francescone

Lauren Francescone is an American living in Berlin.  Here we talk about the video she made for our The Crush Video Contest and her luck with love overseas. 

Introduce yourself as if you were making a singles video ad.


Tell us about your video making background!
It started in high school, when I made a documentary with my friend Jamie.

What are your favorite editing techniques to use in your videos?
Page Peel is my favorite transition.

What was the inspiration behind The Crush video you made for us?
Turning some formal ideas that interested me into something suitable for an Urban Outfitters promotional video.

Do you have a crush at the moment?
For how long can I get away with calling it a crush?

You're living overseas at the moment. What is dating like in a different country?
Das Leben ist kein ponyhof.

What are your plans for this Valentine's Day and what will you be wearing?
Night on the town in my new dress from Urban!

Enter the Crush contest

Pony x Ricky Powell

Watch Ricky Powell, the street photographer also known as the fourth Beastie Boy, discuss his latest collaboration with Pony on their F/W2012 collection at Bread and Butter.  

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Hither Yon

After the success of their Kickstarter, the design collective Hither Yon has been painting mural installations at a gallery space in Berlin.  Each mural depends on the dimensions of the room, making each work by the four architects unique.

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble "Pretend"

A fancy dinner food fight, music and raging until the house falls down? The video for "Pretend" shows us that The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble knows how to party!

Dienst Illustration

We love the new Dienst Illustration website.   The drawings are so chic and we really want that first jacket!  If only our doodles looked anything like this.

Paths To Success In The International Art World: Internet

Multimedia artist Jaakko Pallasvuo has created a video series on "Paths To Success In The International Art World," covering everything from the importance of location to how to master the art of crafting. My favorite segment so far is his video on how to use the internet to gain such success. His best piece of advice? "Keep a door to irony open at all times. When challenged back out through it." Such profound wisdom! - Hazel

Joan Salo

Until rainy days look a little more like Joan Saló's colored pen works, we'd prefer some sunshine.  In the mean time, we will just have to stare at these images again and again.

Anntian A/W 2011/12

The Anntian A/W 2011/12 "Crystal Inside" Collection is out of this world.  Just look at those colors!  We want to wear their clothes morning, day, and night.

Haw-Lin House

Online interview journal Freunde von Freunden visits the home of Nathan Cowen and interviews both him and Jacob Klein, his partner in Haw-Lin. The mood board masters talk about what inspires them and how Haw-lin came to be, read the whole interview here. -Bob

Wommelsdorff Sren Handmade Scarf

Is it officially scarf season yet?  This Wommelsdorff Sören Handmade Scarf is exactly what we want to wear all season long.

Denise Julia Reytan

Denise Julia Reytan makes crazy jewelry that has a lot going on. Seriously though, A LOT going on. Her chunky neon necklaces have me swooning. Talk about statement necklaces! - Hazel

Artist Series: Rasmus Svensson

Our Art Department asked some of their favorite designers to show us their take on Urban Outfitters by creating a limited edition shirt for us.  Meet the men and women behind the collaboration!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm Rasmus Svensson from southern Sweden. Living in Berlin. Mid-twenties. 

Describe to us the inspiration behind the design you used for your shirt.
“Photoshopping in Dubai.” 

Are you working on anything else at the moment? 
Yes! I am involved in a number of publication projects with artist friends: Administrating the data-haven PWRSHARE.INFO, working on the next issue of the phuturist zeitung PWR PAPER, working on a project involving stone-carving, working on a romantic multimedia-collection called DEEPSTREAM, etc… 

What do you find most challenging about the work you do?
Getting people to give you money to do it. And in general, finding a position in the merciless stream of global post-millennial post-internet culture. 

How did you get started in design?
I got into design through music—making record covers, show posters, stuff like that. 

What was the first thing you created?
Skipping over my pre-pubescent years I'd say it was the cover for a band I had when I was 15 called Chaos Through Programming. It was a printout of the code of a simple program generating random results. 

Where did you go to school? 
I went to school in Sweden and Denmark.

What is a typical weekend like for you? 
As I do not really have a job every day is more or less the same. Work/life balance. Yin/yang. 

Describe your style for us in five words. 
Cutting-edge, serious, team-player, reliable, on-time. 

Who are your five favorite artists
Caspar David Friedrich, John Bauer, April Greimann, Andy Kaufman, and Hakim Bey.

Shop Rasmus' shirt.

Artist Series: Nathan Cowen

Our Art Department asked some of their favorite designers to create a limited-edition shirt for us.  Meet the men and women behind the collaboration!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Nathan Cowen. I was born in Santa Cruz, California on November 14, 1983. I moved to Seattle when I was one year old and then I moved to Hawaii when I was just under two years old. I played soccer, basketball and little league baseball. I took art classes, painted and road mountain bikes. I wanted a skateboard, a BMX bike and rollerblades. I watched movies every time in between. I don't surf but like it. I like sushi but do not like fish. I am Chinese American and 1/16 Swedish. I currently live in Berlin, Germany. 

Describe to us the inspiration behind the design you used for your shirt. 
I wanted to create a digital spray-paint painting that also resembled water color. 

What other projects have you been working on lately? 

What inspires you the most when you're working? 
Simple things like making burritos and BLATs. 

Tell us about your job at Hort.
Hort is fun, challenging, not what you expect, sad, a struggle, happy, still new, German, EIke, Tim, Tim, Tim, Tobi, Ina, Mick, Jacob, Adli, Alan, Serafine and Lizzy. I am allowed and able to do a lot of things here. 

Where did you go to school?  
I went to the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, California. 

What was the most important thing you learned there?
I could have learned more.

What is a typical night out with you and your friends like?

Describe your style in one sentence. 
Arial Black. 

Your website is called Cabinet of Natural Curiosity.  If someone opened a cabinet in the place where you're living now, what five items would they find? 
Bauhaus toolbox, German boom box, my passport with visa, Comme Des Gar√ßons 2, and Air Jordan 6 shoes.

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The Travel Almanac

The first issue of The Travel Almanac focuses, fittingly, on travel and temporary habitation, and features interviews with David Lynch, James Murphy, Terence Koh and more, in amongst personal travel stories, hotel reviews, and photo essays. 


Neozoon (roughly translated to "animal introduced into the wild by humans") is the female street art duo transforming old fur coats into art.  "We create animals that used to live here, who were driven off by the city," says one of the artists, whose work is so popular that it's usually torn down as a "prize" within days.

Agathe Snow x MYKITA

So stoked on these limited edition shades from Agathe Snow's collaboration with MYKITA for a new exhibition in Germany. The hand painted skylines on the lenses (which are only visible when they're not being worn) on these neon pink/black metal frames surely define wearable art. X - Jen