The Spirit of Hamburg

Spirit of Hamburg, a DVD documentary by Kronos Media. Edited and directed by Konstantin von zur Mühlen Trailer Part 1 (1845-1925) and Part  2 (1925-45) Trailer Part 3 & 4 (1945-53) and part 4 (1954-65)… Continue reading

Speicherstadt Kafferösterei in the Historic Warehouse District

Enjoy a delicious handroasted coffee of your favourite flavour and blend (how about Kopi luwak?) in the cool  factory-style  roastery Kafferösterei Speicherstadt  which function as both roastery, café and shop.  Located in the… Continue reading

Noi – Hip, Happy Accessories Designed in Hamburg

One of the most creative and definitely the cutest shop in Sternschanze  is Noi Home Accessories. Here you find inhouse-made and designed  necklaces, rings with leather flowers, knitted bags, crocheted wallets, funky hats… Continue reading

ABC-Viertel Luxurious Shopping Quarter

The upscale ABC-Viertel in Neustadt is home to an abundance of luxurious boutiques. Chanel, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Bettina Schoenbach and Eton Shirts all have flagship stores here and then there’s luxury-multi-brand shops like Petra… Continue reading

Café Paris – Classic Bistro with Marvelous Art Nouveau Architecture

Cafe Paris, founded in 1882,  is a classic french bistro in  Art Nouveau style, and it also happens to have the most spectacular and beautifully decorated ceiling of any restaurant in Hamburg. Not really a… Continue reading

The Most Peculiar Shop in Hamburg

This is probably the weirdest store I’ve ever encountered. A mix between a freakshow,  gallery,  steam punk, dump, museum and shop, Galerilokal Senator Watrin is crammed from floor to ceiling with odd and… Continue reading

El Bocho – When Brilliant Street Art Happens to Hamburg

There’s clutter, then there’s common graffiti and then there’s street art. My favourite street artist is Berlin-based El Bocho who every now and then does an action tour in Hamburg spreading his art… Continue reading

The Art of Hamburg – Handpainted Industrial Chic Fashion

A succesfully executed mixture betweeen bohemian chic, industrial grit, maritime charm, hip streetsmartness and stylish souvenir art. Artist and design team Frank Bürman and Jutta von Perfall create unique hand painted and hand… Continue reading

Clever Design from Pension für Produkte

At the showroom at Neuer Pferdermarkt in St Pauli, the small design-collaboration company  Pension for Produkte founded by Angela Schlösser showcases their assortment of home accessories products, which they produce for external industrial designers.  They make quirky, smart and clever useful products for… Continue reading

HafenCity Part III: Where Are All the Cars?

Sustainability is the keyword for traffic planning in HafenCity. There are an unusual high proportion of pedestrian promenades, parks and squares throughout all blocks. As a matter of fact, pedestrians and bicyclist have… Continue reading