…is anything but boring. The Boring Store offers a wide range of secret agent supply and helps to fund the educational program 826CHI that teaches kids creative writing.

spottet at wgntv

ready for a sweet colorful urban ride?
than get one of the new cool city bikes launched by puma in collaboration with the Danish bicycle company Biomega.

the 2010 puma bike range consists of five basic models made for urban transport. This bike line finds innovative solutions for the everyday annoyances that come from maneuvering bikes through urban obstacles.

The bikes are exclusively sold from now on at www.puma-bikes.com

minjjoo children’s door makes the little ones feel big.

the german studio jjoo design thought about the needs of the new generation and came up with this cute door. a special waterproof white chalkboard-coating makes the fun part complete. kids can paint on it with chalks or water soluble markers which can easily be wiped off with a wet cloth.

a hot day like this truly deserves a cool toppic.

while berlin is melting like ice in the sunshine, lets cool down by watching some very cool mount blanc pictures from the berlin based photographers ken schluchtmann and dirk dähmlow, founders of diephotodesigner.de.

images spotted at their blog

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

source: do you read me!?

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

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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