Summer in Leipzig :: go-to places and must-do things

Hello reader, these are my favorite spots to go or coolest things to do around here this summer! So please enjoy LE.

#foryoursoul: Die freche Elster (for Wildschweinburger or the Birdie) // Deli (for literally everything) // Tonis (for sesame icecream) // lauritz (for delicious cake)

#foryourears: Halftime (for different styles) // Rosental (for wildlife sounds) // Best of Demo-Dandies (for experimental electronica) // Technology And Planetary Powers (for noisy tunes)

#foryoureyes: Markkleeberger See (for a surreal view) // Clara Zetkin Park (for so much green) // City Hochhaus (for a great topview) // FANG (for art and design)

#foryourmind: Leipzig Riverside Forest (to calm your mind) // open-air cinema (to relax your mind) // Behind the Wall (to uplift your mind) // Unverpackt (to challenge your mind)

Well, have an adventurous summer! See you soon! :-)

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June Favo​rites :: abstract minimalism, a sandwichburger & a few more

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Hah, and I was thinking, today is the fourth Friday of the month. ;-) Well, it’s not, but nevertheless, I have exciting news to share I talked about in my last two posts and they are still relevant. Very relevant. :-)

#foryoursoul: It’s been a while since I came up with a sandwichburger. This one is made with bread Ro baked and Asian lettuce. Fried sweet potatoes are on the side. Feel free to send me a message if you are interested in the whole recipe.

#foryourears: After being a devoted musician since the mid-1990s, Ro landed a record deal with Hymen Records this year! Yeah! I am so very proud of him and over the moon happy for him! So under his artist’s name Signalstoerung, Ro did some sound research and created an abstract and minimal and also pretty experimental atmosphere I (and you probably too) never experienced in music before. So his debut “S” is a really cool album you can get in all music stores worldwide, on all platforms such as iTunes, DiscogsBandcamp or Amazon, and of course on the label’s website (¥858). My favorite song is S2, it still causes the strangest emotions when I listen to it. “S” has already been featured on Igloo Magazine.

#foryoureyes: Yeap, I know, this looks like the cover of Ro’s album. And you are right, it is the cover picture indeed. Once the album was finished, I proposed Ro my design for his album cover and I was very happy when he said he liked it. The label liked it as well so here I am, the proud creator of a published drawing. It’s pretty cool, but also still surreal somehow.

#foryourmind: I haven’t read Adam Grant’s “Originals” yet, but I heard good things about it so I plan to read it this summer. The cover artwork is worth an early blog post already, I think. ;-)

Well, summer break is around the corner, so stay tuned for some tips in case you spend the summer in LE! :-)

May Favo​rites :: a buddha bowl, a specific planner & a few more

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Good things keep happening around here but like in my April’s post I still cannot talk about it yet. So please stay tuned. ;-)

#foryoursoul: I know, the hype is gone already, but one day in May I unintentionally made my first Buddha bowl at home. It’s with different fried veggies that are sprinkled with sesame, with herbal couscous and sweet-and-sour marinaded Asian lettuce. Perfect!

#foryourears: Last month Ro created an ambient-style podcast called “Music Compositions For Haiku Poetry” feat. music from Naviar Records for Adventurous Music.

#foryoureyes: Since so many things happened in April, I totally forgot to celebrate two anniversaries. In April 2013 I created this blog and in April 2009 I started my career as a free editor. Yeah! Happy anniversary to me! Ro joined me a couple years ago and is helping me ever since when it comes to creating books (yeah once again). Besides that, he has his own annual project which is a specific planner. It’s a custom-made calendar for companies or organizations where their employees or members share the same schedule and events. So if you like to have one of your own, feel free to contact us.

#foryourmind: In my last post I mentioned that I read another interesting book during April which is “Die kreative Macht der Maschinen” (“The creative power of artificial intelligence”) by Holger Volland. I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of how much artificial intelligence/robots have replaced humans in science, art, and music already and how much this trend is going to shape everybody’s life in the near future and how much influence leading companies will have on us and how little chance we will have to change that or withdraw from it. Although it’s kind of scary, I highly recommend this book and thinking about this topic.

Anyway, enjoy the sun and celebrate spring! :-)

April Favorites :: a noise podcast, a tattoo exhibition review​ & a few more

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This month was filled with exciting news and events I, unfortunately, cannot talk about yet, but soon I will. I promise. ;-)

#foryoursoul: I cannot believe I created this recipe four (!) years ago and never shared it. Maybe I didn’t because it doesn’t look that yummy in the picture… Well, don’t trust the color, this vegetarian broccoli soup is very good. So if you’re interested in how to make it, send me a message.

#foryourears: I listen to Ro’s latest podcast “Sonic Instruments of War” for Adventurous Music over and over again. Maybe it’s because I am back into noisy sounds lately which this podcast consists of. Maybe it’s because it’s just a nice atmosphere for starting the day… Maybe it’s because it’s a good contrast to all the sunshine and spring colors and sounds lately… (and I mean this in a good way, not that I am missing rainy cold days!) Maybe it’s because of the upcoming news I still cannot talk about…

#foryoureyes: On the last day of „Grassi invites #4: Tattoo and Piercing – (un)covered“, we went to the Leipzig Museum of Ethnography to see this exhibition, and we just loved it. Ever since I was an intern there in the late 1990s, I love coming back to this place and each time it’s an exciting and thrilling experience. In an extremely creative and minimalistic way, this exhibition has created an interesting link between historical body art in non-European cultures and current tattoo and piercing aesthetics, as well as between ethnological-scientific observation and contemporary artistic representation. Thus I left the museum with lot’s of inspiration for my own creative work.

#foryourmind: There are two interesting books I read this month, one is “Alles auf Anfang” (“Starting Over”) by Manuel Möglich. I saw the author on the tv show “Neomagazin Royale” and got interested in his stories about people in Europe that don’t follow the mainstream and lead or started over with an alternative lifestyle. Some of the groups I knew already, some were new and interesting. I very much enjoyed the author’s writing style and sense of humor and even started to binge-watch his series called “Wildes Deutschland” (“Wild Germany”) which sometimes freaks me out because it shows really creepy things and very, very strange people. I don’t have a favorite quote this time, just read this book, it’s fascinating and entertaining as well.

In Germany, there are several holidays during May, so have a good one and enjoy springtime! :-)