Unsere Welt neu Denken (“Re-thinking our World”)

by Maja Göpel Maja Göpel, Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, challenges our idea of the world and the economic system we currently live in. By putting thought-provoking questions out there and providing mind-boggling facts about the current state of the world, she takes us on a … Continue readingUnsere Welt neu Denken (“Re-thinking our World”)

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig The Midnight Library consists of endless shelves full of an infinite number of books. Each of them gives you the chance to try another life that you could have lived if you made different choices. The Midnight Library is a place that you can only enter when … Continue readingThe Midnight Library

The Seven Bulls

The Seven bulls are a popular tourist attraction in Kyrgyzstan. The massive stone formation is particularly beautiful in late spring and early summer when the rich greens of the surrounding valley contrast the red stone. The legend of the Seven Bulls tells the story of two Khans who were fighting … Continue readingThe Seven Bulls

Coffee Break

Now that the days are getting shorter, I enjoy a cosy day inside wrapped up in a warm blanket, a book in my hands, and a hot drink right next to me. As much as I love a cup of tea, I enjoy freshly brewed coffee just as much. But … Continue readingCoffee Break

Amrum

Now that summer is in full swing and travelling – with all necessary precautions, of course – is possible again, it was time to get away from the city for a while. I have always loved the North Sea, so why not visiting one of the islands up north to … Continue readingAmrum

Outer Space

Exactly 60 years ago, the first human travelled to outer space: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth for the first time. After is save return back to Earth he quickly became a world-known celebrity travelling around the world. He had a reputation as an adept public figure … Continue readingOuter Space

Winter fun

Usually, February is the time when winter starts to get a little boring. And even though I like the cold, I start longing for warmer days when the sun puts a smile back on peoples faces and nature shows itself from its most colourful, lively side.  Especially during a global … Continue readingWinter fun

Nostalgia

Normally, this would be the time when you meet friends at a Christmas market after work, drink a cup of hot mulled wine, and indulge in the Christmas lights, cheesy Christmas music, and scents of pine trees, herbs, and Christmas foods. And no Christmas market visit is complete without a … Continue readingNostalgia

Design made in Germany: Bauhaus

Radically simplified forms, clear lines and colours rationality and functionality – these are all features associated with German art school “Staatliches Bauhaus” or simply “Bauhaus” (“building house”). The school was operational from 1919 to 1933. It is famous for its approach to combine principles of mass production and functionality with … Continue readingDesign made in Germany: Bauhaus