IFA14 – Consumer Electronics Unlimited

by Carsten on September 10, 2014

The world‘s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, the “Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show)” or just IFA 2014 took place in Berlin this week.

Over 1000 exhibitors from over 30 countries presented a comprehensive display of consumer electronic products and services. Smartphones, Smart Watches, Smart TVs and Smart Washing Machines, this year with completely new buzzwords like “4k“, “UHD” and “Curved TV“.

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Sex Tape German Premiere Berlin

by Carsten on September 6, 2014

The German Premiere of Sex Tape took place on Friday, September 6, 2014 in Berlin’s Sony Center, with actress Cameron Diaz and actor Jason Segel.

They both play a couple which discovers, that their self made sex tape was accidentally uploaded to the cloud and sent to various tablets, leading to a series of awkward encounters and close calls.

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Ritz Carlton Berlin Celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Carsten on September 3, 2014

As part of the 10th anniversary, the Ritz Carlton, one of the most luxury hotels in Berlin, opened its doors to the public on August 30, 2014.

Visitors had the chance to participate in a guided tour through a suite and the club lounge, explore the foyer, the restaurant “Brasserie Desbrosses“, a restored french brasserie from the year 1875, the “Curtain Club“, a British Gentlemen-Bar named after the heavy curtains which separate the bar from the lobby and the Tea Lounge, for a classical afternoon tea ceremony, as well as the first floor with its many rooms and locations for meetings and parties.

The 70m high tower, which opened in January 2004, holds 303 rooms (including 40 suites) on 19 floors and is part of the Beisheim Center, a group of buildings located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

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American muralist and street artist Tristan Eaton was invited to Berlin to paint a wall in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district.

The photo-realistic project is a reinterpretation of the 1958 released movie poster “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” and is part of the One Wall project by UrbanNation.

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Hercules European Premiere Berlin

by Carsten on August 22, 2014

The new action movie Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner, celebrated its European Premiere at Berlin’s Sony Center on Thursday August 21. WWE star and main actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson together with Irina Shayk, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie and also director Brett Ratner himself attended the premiere.

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GamesCom 2014

by Carsten on August 19, 2014

GamesCom, the world’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment took place in Cologne, from August 13 – 17, 2014. 335.000 gamers, trade visitors and journalists traveled to Cologne’s fair grounds to celebrate the “next generation of gaming” with over 700 exhibitor from 47 different countries.

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Berlin Street Art – Totem

by Carsten on July 30, 2014

This 32-meters-high mural was created by artists Addison Karl and James Bullough on a 500qm huge facade at Landsberger Allee and is therefore the biggest mural ever done in Berlin.

It took about 40 day and 300 spray cans to complete the project, a symbol for the diversity and community in city.

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Ai WeiWei – Evidence Exhibition Berlin

by Carsten on July 14, 2014

Evidence, the Exhibition by famous Chinese artist Ai WeiWei, was held in Berlin from April 03 – July 13, 2014. With works that have never before been shown in Germany, the exhibition featured three decades of Ai WeiWei’s career in 18 different rooms (3,000 m²). It was the largest exhibition Ai WeiWei has ever done. Part of the works were developed only for Berlin.

Ai, who was kept in a cell illegally for 81 days in a secret prison (see below) where the light was switched on for 24 hours a day and is currently a prisoner of his own country and isn’t allowed to leave, designed this political exhibition especially for Berlin in his simple and spacious studio in the rural outskirts of Beijing

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World Press Photo Exhibition Berlin 2014

by Carsten on July 3, 2014


The results of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest were announced on February 14 out of 98,671 pictures from 5,754 photographers and the official exhibition was held in Berlin from June 13 until July 3, 2014.

Featuring over 100 award-winning photographs in 8 different categories, the exhibition will travel through over 100 cities around the globe.

A complete gallery with all picture and descriptions can be found at worldpressphoto.org.

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After the World Premiere took place in Hong Kong, Transformers: Age of Extinction
(Ger: Transformers 4: Ära des Untergangs) the latest title of the Transformers film series celebrated its European Premiere on Sunday, June 29 at the Sony Center in Berlin.

Director Michael Bay, attended the Premiere together with his crew, actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Bingbing Li and producer duo Ian Bryce and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

The movie, which starts a completely new trilogy with new actors and a new story, will hit cinemas in German speaking regions on July 17, 2014.

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