Berlin Diary: Green Is My City

     |    Thursday August 18th, 2011

  Early morning meditation on the color green – designed, citified and plastered on the wall. This particular poster is advertising a dance event. Green and white stripes – eye catching and very hard to miss. But I liked the way the uneven wrinkles look like mountain ridges in miniature, or the stripes for a 

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Berlin Diary: Guerrilla Knitting and the Crochet Queen

     |    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

Guerrilla Knitting, like Guerrilla Gardening, is a new fad that is catching on quickly. As one blogger put it: Guerrilla Knitting is stealing graffiti artists the show. This bridge improvement project was spotted in Berlin’s Görlitzer Park. It’s not just the color, it’s the texture. The impulse to touch it. And perhaps best of all, 

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Berlin Diary: When the Sun Won’t Shine

     |    Thursday July 21st, 2011

If the sun won’t shine, there’s always a sunflower! Snapped this beauty in the parking lot of our offices. Guerrilla gardening bears fruit! Try it. Just throw some seeds into the ground. Eventually, something will grow. In the sand box behind our building, there were a whole bunch of sunflower seedlings growing straight and 

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Berlin Diary: and the beat goes on – SOULMIND goes 1UP

     |    Thursday June 16th, 2011

Just in time – xhiller’s got the weekend sound track of chilled beats from Berlin by Scott Hobbs and Soulmind! And to accompany this soundblending work of art, I offer you a pic snapped in the immediate neighborhood: it’s 1UP, folks! I have often asked myself: what does all this 1UP graffiti mean? I see 

Read more blog in the Berlin Newspaper “Der Tagespiegel”

     |    Saturday June 11th, 2011

The blog scored a mention in one of Berlin’s most well-known daily newspapers: Der Tagespiegel.  xhiller’s tongue in cheek Berlin Diary post  What’s in a Sign was quoted verbatim in an article written by Nana Heymann about dogs in Berlin (and what they leave behind on the city’s sidewalks and by-ways):  “Überall Hundehaufen: Berlin-Besucher, 

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