celebrate tonight the exclusive press-release of sepp magazine nr.5 at do you read me!? in berlin.

do you read me?! is happy to welcome Editor in Chief Markus Ebner and Art Director Mirko Borsche for an exclusive pre-release.
Highlights in SEPP nr.5 are an exclusive portfolio of one-of-a-kind soccer jersey prototypes, Karl Lagerfeld’s illustrations of each tournament’s key players, as well as a postcard tour of Cape Town by Designer Dirk Bikkemberg and Ellen von Unwerth’s shooting with Sebastian Schweinsteiger.

do you read me!?
wednesday, June 9
Auguststrasse 28, berlin

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Check out this new ping pong table and the ultramagnetic ping-pong kit, designed for the “after-hours athlete” by the New York-based studio aruliden for puma.

this unique handmade ping-pong table with a chalkboard surface includes a compartment to store your kit, beverages and party favors underneath its surface.
Designed to engage players and spectators in new creative ways, the table allows players to keep track of the score, claim the next game or provoke opponents with a little written banter.

aruliden have also came up with a limited edition of a high gloss puma table tennis set for PT3 (PUMA Table Tennis Tournament). the PT3 Ultramagnetic Collection is a cool solution for your core ping-pong equipment that just snaps together by using a simple magnetic closing mechanism.

CHALK is available now at The Conran Shop.

the spreepark was an entertainment park in the north of the plänterwald in the Berlin district treptow-köpenick. it was well-known also under its earlier name cultural park plänterwald.
the entertainment park was opened in 1969, covering an area of 29.5 hectares. the area is situated in the north of the plänterwald, next to the river Spree. it was the only constant entertainment park in the DDR and after the reunification of the two German states also the only one in all of Berlin. In DDR times the park attracted up to 1.7 million visitors per year

read more: wikipedia

herbert hirche studied between 1930-1933 at bauhaus in dessau and berlin, under wassily kandinsky and ludwig mies van der rohe, the later for which he worked as an employee until 1938. from 1939 he worked for egon eiermann. between 1948 and 1975 he was acting as professor in interior- and furniture design at the academy of fine arts in stuttgart. hirche had great influence on the development of german product-, furniture- and interior decoration designs after WWII. both his architecture as well as the furniture designed by him were characterised by functionality and harmonious proportions based on rational cubic shapes. He was also a forerunner in developing furniture and office systems that could be collapsed and mounted by the buyers themselves.

he was alo one of the seven professional industrial designers that later were referred to in publications and in the media as the “7”, joined together to found the “verband deutscher industrie designer” in 1959. these seven designers are professor arno votteler, professor hans erich slany, hans-theo baumann, herbert hirche, kupetz günter, rainer schütze, and peter raacke. they believed that designers needed an association to promote professional advocacy, support them in both legal and educational issues, and to represent the profession to the public.
text: wikipedia

1)nelson mandela bay stadium – port elizabeth
port elizabeth has a brand new world-class stadium – the nelson mandela bay stadium. The five-tier nelson mandela bay stadium has a seating capacity of 44,000 with an additional 4000 temporary seats available for the 2010 football world cup

2)ellis park stadium – johannesburg
ellis park stadium is a major football venue in south africa. ellis park stadium has been ear-marked as a semi-final venue for the 2010 south africa world cup. the stadium underwent major renovations to fullfill all the FIFA™ requirements. new upper tiers were added behind each goal, adding an extra 10 000 seats and bringing the seating capacity to the required 70 000. ellis park now meets all requirements as a semi-final match venue.

3)free state stadium – bloemfontein
situated only a few minutes drive from proposed FIFA™ and team hotels in bloemfontein, the free state stadium is a dedicated sporting environment with ample parking and excellent corporate hospitality. the free state stadium will host 5 first-round matches and 1 second-round match of the 2010 world cup.

4) green point stadium – cape town
the green point stadium in cape town has been transformed into a completely new 70 000 seater, all-weather, multi-purpose, environmentally sustainable, modern, technologically advanced, world class stadium giving expression to the “african renaissance stadium” at the juncture between table mountain and the atlantic ocean at the southern tip of africa.

5)soccer city – johannesburg
soccer city (also know as the FNB stadium) is earmarked to host both the opening and final matches of the 2010 soccer world cup. built in 1987, soccer city has played host to some of the most memorable matches in south africa’s soccer history.

6) moses mabhida stadium – durban
located in kwazulu natal in the beautiful city of durban, moses mabhida stadium is named after a hero of the working class. the moses mabhida stadium is located adjacent the ABSA stadium in the kings park sporting precinct – a site located in stamford hill, is a world class multi-purpose stadium set to make possible successful history in the making of the 2010 fifa world cup.

7) mbombela stadium – nelspruit
the mbombela stadium located just 7km outside of nelspruit in mpumalanga has been designed to ensure it enjoys a life beyond the 2010 world cup tournament as an adaptable sports, entertainment and exhibition venue. mbombela Stadium has been proposed as for both the first and second round matches with a capacity of just over 40,000.

8) peter mokaba stadium – polokwane
the peter mokaba stadium is situated in polokwane (previously known as pietersburg), the capital of limpopo, south africa. the peter mokaba stadium is the first world class football venue in the soccer mad province of limpopo. four two tier stands bring the seating capacity to 46,000. peter mokaba stadium is named after the late peter mokaba, a controversial anti-apartheid activist who was born in polokwane.

9) loftus versfeld stadium – pretoria
in the city of tshwane (pretoria), loftus versfeld is situated 5 km from the city centre. to qualify for selection as a first and second round venue for the 2010 FIFA™ world cup, the floodlights, sound system and scoreboard at loftus versfeld were upgraded and designated media areas were constructed in the lower level of the west stand. loftus versfeld stadium is the homeground of the sundowns football club, one of south africa’s premiere professional clubs. since 1977 loftus versfeld has undergone many renovations and its four major stands have been completely rebuilt.

10) royal bafokeng stadium – rustenburg
the Royal bafokeng stadium will host first and second round matches for the FIFA™ world cup in 2010. located in rustenburg in the north west province, royal bafokeng was opened in 1999 and completely funded by the royal bafokeng community. (an administrative entity presiding over the world’s richest platinum mines).

text by south africa 2010 stadiums

chair family “sitting chairs” designed by lucas maassen

interesting to see how chairs become dependent on each other and their environment by changing small details. some clearly function as furnitue, some as accessories. did toys turn into furnitue or furniture into toys?

Erik Kessels (founder of kesselskramer) came up with a very original photo book series called “in Almost Every Picture”, which document intimate, often banal and always strangely fascinating pictures of unknown people.

Together with Joep Eijkens he collected and edited the photo collection of the 88-year old ria van dijk from Tilburg, netherlands.

The chronological collection of issue 7 begins in the year 1936, when a 16 year old dutch girl picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a fairground shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera. She still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery.

It’s so fascinating to see how time goes by. changing fashion and companions over the last years makes these pictures look almost conceptual.

how refreshing! sometimes it really helps to watch the world from an other angle.

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