It took Berliners years to agree upon a design for a memorial to the reunification of East and West—but now that the project is underway, an unexpected hurdle is slowing it down: Bats. Lots of them. »
Moby wants you to join his perpetual pool party in Los Angeles, and a group of scientists wants China to use "spatial economics" to design more walkable cities. Plus: informal transit in Nairobi, a failed utopia in California, radical ideas for the Vegas of 2034, and a significant prehistoric site that's currently being… »
The Bauhaus movement continues to have a strong impact in many fields, from product design (Apple) to music (the goth-rock band Bauhaus) to … food? Yes, Bauhaus has now invaded the culinary world, which isn’t that surprising when you consider the rise of haute cuisine: from glossy food porn to confectionary gallery… »
If you're getting bored of the traditional timelapse tour of a major metropolitan city, this hyper-lapse run through Berlin should reinvigorate your passion for virtual tourism. Its frantic crash zooms and warped panoramic shots are the video equivalent of HDRI photography. Except, you know, not horribly unappealing… »
These macro photographies taken from the interior of actual music instruments make my head spin a bit. I would have never imagined the interior of musical instrument would look so beautiful and cozy. I would love to live in that violin. »The interior of a flute. The interior of an organ.
Perhaps it is because I'm used to see it in black and white, but it's fascinating to see how incredibly modern Berlin looks in this color film from 1936. It was a beautiful city. Except for the bloody Nazis. »
This thing is a monster. Nik Nowak, a DJ hailing from Berlin, outfitted this Japanese mini-dump truck to become a veritable assault vehicle of sound, capable of pumping out 4,000 watts of moving acoustic muscle. »
The Gardens of the World in Marzahn Recreational Park in Berlin is home to various gardens that show off the world's different cultures. This particular installation is the Christian Garden but really, it's the Garden of Typography. The walls are, well, literally made with type. »
A gigantically excessive former Airship Hangar built on a Soviet Base in Berlin has found new life as a gigantically excessive water park. It's like a man-made island inside with a water slide that propels people up to 44mph.
Click to viewWhat do you do with a 25-meter-high acrylic glass cylinder, 238,000 gallons of sea water, 2,600 fish from 56 different species, and two divers? The Aquadom, the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, that's what. In its core there's an elevator that travels through a cylinder of glass. As you will see… »
The Modem is a new art and music venue opening in Berlin that's being built in an abandoned power plant that used to supply juice and heat to East Berlin. It's a gigantic space, nearly 250,000 square feet in size, and it's full of Cold War-era contraptions, knobs, levers and other fun doodads that are sure to give it a … »