Adobe Create, December 2018: Illustrator Nadine Kolodziey is perhaps best known for her physical work in fused plastic foil. Now she's exploring completely new terrain: augmented reality (AR). On a recent cold morning, I joined Kolodziey in her Berlin apartment. We ate her mother’s Christmas cookies while we discussed AR; Kolodziey's Undrawn Drawing Tour; and how the relationship between illustrators and their work is like the one between humans and their dogs.
Eye on Design, October 2018: It will take freelance creatives banding together with freelancers from other industries to see meaningful change.
Monocle 117, October 2018: The news that The German Interior Ministry had proposed an immigration law that would allow more foreigners to apply for jobs in Germany took everyone by surprise.
The Escapist, June 2018: Sip your morning coffee on any street corner in Berlin and you’ll soon enjoy a vivid scene. As delivery lorries double-park next to other vehicles and cars get stuck at the crossroads, impatient cyclists swerve perilously around them. Horns honk, bike bells ring and, occasionally, an angry cry pierces the air: “Arschloooch!” You have witnessed a daily battle in Berlin’s culture wars.
Monocle Drinking & Dining Directory, Spring/Summer 2018: We tour the tower-top Berlin bar of publisher Axel Springer. It’s a watering hole for the powerful and well-connected that also welcomes junior journalists (as long as they’re dressed for it).
Monocle 107, October 2017: In a vast archive deep in the Black Forest we meet the men charged with safeguarding German history.
Monocle 106, September 2017: Nothing encapsulates German self-image like the country’s car industry. With voters set to decide between more Merkel or a change of direction, we considered what the contenders’ rides say about their popular appeal.
Prospect magazine, August 2017: She sells her strengths abroad, but weaponises her blandness at home.
Monocle 104, June 2017: We travel back to a time when there was still hope for Berlin’s new airport and find out why it still hasn’t got off the ground, look ahead to the arrival of driverless cars – and ask whether they’re driving a future that anyone really wants – and discover the decisions that rendered the electric vehicle the perennial “car of tomorrow”. Let’s get a move on.
Monocle 103, May 2017: Meet the entrepreneur and shop owner redefining Berlin street by street.
Monocle 103, May 2017: There’s a particular colour that is in demand: it can convey a brand’s honesty, suggest authority and even lift our mood. But because of this popularity, it’s increasingly difficult to find a truly new hue. Monocle goes in search of its own slice of blue heaven.
Monocle 103, May 2017: Francis Kéré’s dreams of a new parliament in Ouagadougou, the Polish government’s power grab and a new name in Korean politics.
Monocle 101, March 2017: Whether they’re deciding on olive oil or a new mattress, Germans see what Stiftung Warentest has to say first.
The Escapist 2016: From Colombia to Moldova and a fair few places in between, we take stock of what makes the world go round – and yes, manicures and underwear both feature prominently.Read More
Monocle 94: Merkel may be in murky waters at home and in Europe but her country is on the up.Read More
In Monocle 94: Open the pages of a sumptuous German publication that pays homage to the high seas.Read More
“The most radical thing you can do right now is help one person”
Wieder ein Dopamin-Ausstoß. Wieder diese unechte Kommunikation. Wieder dieser Neid. Wie ich lernte, dass soziale Medien Gift sind für depressive Menschen.Read More
The most important thing I learned in 2015? That depression and social media do not go well together at all.Read More
Christian and Magda have been married for ten years, for six they’ve been having affairs with other people. It works — mainly because they’ve never set any rules.Read More