Germans make BBQ sauce with instruction from Jamie Oliver. Intense.

Germans make BBQ sauce with instruction from Jamie Oliver. Intense.

They sell this handy anti-Putin splash at our corner store.

It’s oxygenated!

They sell this handy anti-Putin splash at our corner store.

It’s oxygenated!
Entrance renovations in Prenzlauer Berg. Not so many of these rough originals now that everything’s being gentrified. I heard, once, that Berlin has the most cranes after Abu Dhabi or some other hyper-developing place in the Middle East.

Entrance renovations in Prenzlauer Berg. Not so many of these rough originals now that everything’s being gentrified. I heard, once, that Berlin has the most cranes after Abu Dhabi or some other hyper-developing place in the Middle East.

Victoria’s doing a Friday night yoga event. It’ll be bad ass like everything she does. Come join!

Victoria’s doing a Friday night yoga event. It’ll be bad ass like everything she does. Come join!

Splitter Brötchen—“splinter” bun. A Berlin specialty, I think.

Splitter Brötchen—“splinter” bun. A Berlin specialty, I think.

Never get tired of these—cherry blossoms in Vancouver.

Never get tired of these—cherry blossoms in Vancouver.

Boxhagener flea market.

Boxhagener flea market.

Gorlitzer Park.

After a bikeride through Gorlitzer Park today, we came across this pretty corner. Gorlitzer, man. What kooky characters. Best place to have a beer and listen to world beats and watch people hula hoop, sell drugs and play with dogs.

After a bikeride through Gorlitzer Park today, we came across this pretty corner. Gorlitzer, man. What kooky characters. Best place to have a beer and listen to world beats and watch people hula hoop, sell drugs and play with dogs.

"The Bird", Prenzlauer Berg.

"The Bird", Prenzlauer Berg.

This strange-looking house/compound thing is along my path to work, about a block from my school. Yesterday Lucy and I snuck away to avoid a meeting. (I later learned much time was devoted to the Breakfast Ladies’ stress over making toasted sandwiches. Labour intensive!)

On our way, Lucy recalled a story a parent had told her about the house’s past as Nazi headquarters in the west. During the Occupation it became a soviet brothel. A cache of priceless and important Expressionist paintings were discovered hidden in the basement.

Not sure whether the renovations of the bizarre domed structure are for a private residence or embassy or museum. All the old basements here must have stories.

This strange-looking house/compound thing is along my path to work, about a block from my school. Yesterday Lucy and I snuck away to avoid a meeting. (I later learned much time was devoted to the Breakfast Ladies’ stress over making toasted sandwiches. Labour intensive!)

On our way, Lucy recalled a story a parent had told her about the house’s past as Nazi headquarters in the west. During the Occupation it became a soviet brothel. A cache of priceless and important Expressionist paintings were discovered hidden in the basement.

Not sure whether the renovations of the bizarre domed structure are for a private residence or embassy or museum. All the old basements here must have stories.

policymic:

Parody of Miranda Kerr’s GQ shoot challenges the notion of sexuality in fashion

Miranda Kerr made headlines earlier this month when she modeled in provocative poses and small scraps of sheer clothing for the British May 2014 issue of GQ. In a provocative twist, Dom Nader of Bondi Hipsters decided to mimick the shoot, spoofing the NSFW poses and even some of Kerr’s quotes regarding her own sexuality.

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This is fantastic. Exactly!

Evening light after the tram—after a blustery rain storm—to Husemannstraße.

Evening light after the tram—after a blustery rain storm—to Husemannstraße.

Uniqlo’s opening here and in their usual low-key hip marketing style, have tapped local Berliners for around-town posters. Our street has Nina Kraviz and Daniel Bruhl—one over is the owner of celebrity/socialite hangout, Borchardt, where Magnus worked.

It’ll be creating chaos on The Ku’damm starting Friday.

I just remember it as a place to get cheap t-shirts in Nagoya.