Journal

Thoughts from my daily life

Journal

I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

ESSO buildings Reeperbahn

The “Esso Buildings” (Esso Häuser) have been demolished

While walking down the Reeperbahn the other night, I realised that the “Esso Buildings” (Esso Häuser) have been demolished already. If you are interested in how it came to that, I recommend Initiative Esso Häuser for some additional reading. Basically, it was a building complex created in the 1960ies with some clubs (e.g. Molotow) and stores on the Spielbudenplatz as well as cheap apartments for low income tenants. In 2009 it was sold to Bayerischen Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG with plans for a […]

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boomf

Instagram on Marshmallows – boomf

In case you ever wondered what else you could do with your instragram pictures, this might be right for you. Mint Digital, the London based product development studio who brought you stickigram, is back with boomf. What is it? It’s your instagrams on marshmallows! Why marshmallows and not cakes or something like that? According to Mint Digital: shipping costs. Marshmallows don’t need to be cooled or frozen, they a light and thin so they can be sent via mail not parcel […]

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visiting Campus London

Visiting Google Campus in London

Here are some more impressions from my visit to Google Campus in London. It is a non profit endeavour by Google to provide London with a hub for collaborative innovation in the tech startup scene. It’s located in Shoreditch, opened in 2012 and provides entrepreneurs with speedy wifi, a café, frequent networking and speaking events, a co-working place and access to accelerator programs like seedcamp. With a free permanent resident membership you can gain access 24/7 and hang out at […]

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Polaroid cool cam

Polaroid’s cool cam

Polaroid released its cool cam in 1988. It’s basically a pimped Polaroid 600 with fancy neon colours. More infos can be found in the Impossible Project – Camera Museum.

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Apple Geisha

Susan Kare, Iconographer – About designing icons and symbols

Susan Kare is undoubtedly a pioneer of user interface graphics and pixel art. She worked on the original Macintosh Team at Apple and joined Steve Jobs at NeXT as a Creative Director. Among her portfolio many famous clients can be found, e.g. Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Paypal, Glam and many others. If you are interested in any of her artwork, limited edition prints both signed and numbered can be bought at kareprints.com This is a talk regarding the design of icons and symbols and […]

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Stack of Polaroid images

Instant – The story of Polaroid

I just recently read Christopher Bonanos’ Instant – The Story of Polaroid in a special limited edition published by Princeton Architectural Press, October 2012. On the back of the book it says: “Edwin Land was one of Steve Jobs’s first heroes, and this book shows why. He created a startup in a garage that grew into a company that stood at the intersection of creativity and technology. This is a fascinating saga, both inspiring and cautionary, about innovation and visionary leadership.” – […]

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Matsumi tuna sashimi

Tuna Sashimi at Matsumi

Being back in Hamburg for just a few days, I stopped by at Matsumi, my all time favourite Japanese Restaurant, for some delicious Sashimi. In fact, it was a gigantic sashimi platter with the finest assortment of fish selected by sushi chef Hideaki Morita.The tuna repertoire was of particular grandiosity. It was (from left to right) Toro, O-toro, Chūtoro and Hara-Toro.

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Tim Cook

Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own

Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own – A profile of Tim Cook by the New York Times about his leadership at Apple over the past years and the differences compared to Steve Jobs’s management style. Image by Minh Uong/The New York Times

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK)

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK)

An article from 2009 about The Impossible Project in Wired UK with some details on their motivation, their inspiration by Edwin H. Land and their mission to save Polaroid instant photography from extinction. They startet their project in 2008. It’s 2014 and they are still around, continuously improving their film material. So for now, they succeeded.

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