Our new TRANSATLANTIC DIABLOG MAGAZINE re-highlights some of our recent and original stories – topics, trends and trivia from both sides of the Atlantic. This time with our exclusive report about fashion-brand PATTERN OF SOCIETY. Facts about German singer HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER who starts out in America. A story about artist MAX NEUTRA from California. PLUS a lot more…
All that below and after the jump. Enjoy…
Interior Aksel is the place to go to for those of you who love vintage furniture. Chesterfield, and more. Old furniture, lamps and very stylish product from the last century. Always touring Europe and the rest of the world to find and sell those pieces. That’s Aksel Ahmetoglu. Founder and owner of the store Interior Aksel.
The transatlantic diablog met him for a chat in Aachen – his hometown.
A.: You know. My priority is authentic vintage furniture by Chesterfield and other design classics. But espacially the old Chesterfields. Most of the items are from the time of Art Deco, so from around the 1930s, until the early 80s. It was my initial idea to find those old treasures. They are rare and very unique. All of them. They stand the test of time. Very, very timeless…
tdb.: But there’s more on your shelf…
Interior Aksel items: The Robot from Queen’s “News Of The World” Album Cover and Chesterfield furniture
The famous robot from Queen’s “News Of The World” Album Cover. Music fans know him. He is prominently featured on the cover of the British band’s 1977 album. Only a few of them were produced to promote the album.
Aksel Ahmetoglu, owner of the online store Interior Aksel, has one of them. Plus a whole lot of more very cool furniture. British Chesterfield sofas. High quality pieces from the 1930s to the 1980s. And a lot more.
The transatlantic diablog was on location to check out some of the products he had in stock in January 2013. As you might imagine, it changes from time to time, since some of the products are very rare.
So now, let’s have a walk through Mr. Ahmetoglu’s studio…
The name of the label is as unusual as the names of the products. Ever heard of a tie called Hubert? Or Dudley? We did not, and so we checked out who the creative mind behind PATTERN OF SOCIETY is.
It’s fashion school graduate Gisa Klement. The label is her personal idea and a very young business, too. First birthday celebrations are upcoming at the end of the year. And popularity is growing on various levels. Remember the new and highly anticipated show (it has been finished in the meantime) with German TV-monument Thomas Gottschalk we reported about in January? One guy of the on-screen-crew wore a tie by PATTERN OF SOCIETY.
Proof and more details after the jump/below…
Learn German with the transatlantic diablog – Cut Out Cards of colloquial words! [Part 2] (Jump For Joy! Special)
Part 2 of our series of Cut Out Cards. German words or phrases that even the Germans, Austrians and people from Swiss don’t use every day.
This time a phrase to describe something essential. All that to cut out and put into your wallet.
More after the jump/below.
Welcome to our new series. It’s the start of a dictionary of Cut Out Cards (Of course: print before you cut!). Each Card with another obscure but useful word for a trip to Germany. Or Austria, Switzerland, or to someone else who speaks German.
We give you some ideas on how to pronounce the bloody word. When to use it. And when not. And some nice sentences you could create with it. Let’s start with something to express a feeling…
Our first Cut Out Card after the jump/below…
Choosing between the many cultural options a city like Berlin presents every day, photographer Marc Goellnitz went to the recent exhibition of the Selim Varol Collection at ME COLLECTION BERLIN.
Below/after the jump are his impressions from the event (All photos taken by Marc Goellnitz at ME COLLECTION BERLIN).
We know our children have an awful lot of options when looking for toys. And since most of them are very unique and cool, here’s another idea of what to do with them. Collecting and displaying.
That’s what businessman Selim Varol did and still does. His very impressive collection of cool toys is now available at ME COLLECTORS ROOM BERLIN. Varol reportedly owns one of the largest collections of figurines in Europe. Up to or even more than 15,000 pieces. Also displayed at COLLECTORS ROOM are works by artists working with ideas between the Pop Art movement and the currently very famous street art – thanks to the blogsphere…
More after the jump/below. Plus a link to a great photo report focusing on the figurines and action figures…
As much as the weather influences people’s fashion style, you don’t wear Bermuda shorts in Greenland, also the place does.
The good folks of MR PORTER recently put together a video of people from Stockholm, Sweden, telling us what they wear in the rather cold winter of the city.
Watch the video below/after the jump and find out what church you’ll see at the 0:58 minutes mark.
Following our interview with Laos-born fashion designer Hien Le from Berlin, we now present some exclusive photos from his new collection. Enjoy more impressions after the jump. Some more information there, too…
For “What’s Up for 2012?” we ask people, experts in various fields, what to expect from the year.
This time with long-time Fashion Manager and Expert Marc Goellnitz from Berlin. He worked for various global and European companies over the last 20 years. Having contact to designers as well as consumers he knows what to expect in terms of fashion. Mainstream and Off-Mainstream. For more information or questions on Marc Goellnitz contact our offices.
tdb: The most important question first: What’s a fashion must-have for women and men this year?
“What’s Up For 2012?”. We ask people of various fields about what to expect from the year. Starting with the transatlantic traveller, we now get in touch with the runner of the famous “Love Thy Bike” blog. Remember her? She was one of the nominees for the 2011 transatlantic diablog award. Finally being voted as third-best blog of the year.
That for the past. Now we look into the future. Currently she is/was in America biking Red Rocks. And now she reveals her plans for future bicycle trips and tells us how bike-friendly London is.
tdb: You do a lot of cycling and photographing. How come you put up a blog combining both?
ltb: I use to write to my Dad a lot about my travels and share my photos with him. When he passed away so suddenly I still felt the need to write so a blog seemed a good idea. I loved to share my adventures with him and I suppose I am now doing that to a wider audience.
tdb: Looking back. What was the most specatuclar or interesting bicycle-trip you did so far?