“We used to sell around 50 a month… Since the controversy (in October) we’ve moved more than a thousand”


In a curious response to Paul McCarthy’s ‘Tree’ sculpture, Parisians are buying up butt plugs like it’s nobody’s business.

Herr Apache

Germany’s strange, misguided obsession with the Native American 


Artist Eats: Stefan Marx

For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Stefan Marx to share his favorite place to eat. Stefan is an artist and illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany, who is known for his playful line drawings and fantastic zines. Continue reading for his answer.

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Welcome to Paradise by Nisha Lilia Diu

When Germany legalised prostitution in 2002 it triggered an apparently unstoppable growth in the country’s sex industry. It’s now worth 15 billion euros a year and embraces everything from 12-storey mega-brothels to outdoor sex boxes. Nisha Lilia Diu visits some of them to find out who won and who lost



Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled World of Techno’s Coolest Club by Thomas Rogers

Berlin’s Berghain is famed for its groundbreaking sounds and X-rated sights, but the club is also a test case for how tourism and gentrification are threatening Europe’s party capital

The OLD NSA Listening Station on top of Devil’s Mountain in Berlin

Now essentially 5Pointz East.

Radiating Agreeable Tranquility


Frank Gehry has been chosen to design a 300-unit residential building in Berlin that will become the city’s tallest skyscraper. Rising to nearly 500ft, the twisting stone tower looks as if Gehry had chopped up his original model for New York’s Beekman Tower into four parts, thrown out the top piece, and glued the rest back together with his left hand. That being said, it still looks nice.



An Italian man finally found his car in Munich, 5 weeks after forgetting where he parked during Oktoberfest.

via, fark

Better With The Lights Turned Low or Pulsing

German clubs after everyone has left.

Paper Weight


Paper Weight is a new exhibition at Munich’s Haus der Kunst that focuses on 15 international independent magazines, including 032c, Apartamento, Bidoun, BUTT, Candy, Encens and Sang Bleu. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of PIN-UP, each publication is represented as a collection of oversize, walk-through spreads.

Germany’s Swastika Forests


“a fad among National Socialist foresters during the Nazi period.”

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Bubblesplatz: David Shrigley’s Shrine to Michael Jackson’s Monkey in Munich


Didn’t even know there was already a shrine to MJ there?

“Bubblesplatz is a shrine to Bubbles the chimpanzee outside the Bayerischer Hof Hotel on the Promenadeplatz in Munich. The shrine is on the base of the monument to Maximilian Emanuel and is similar in style to the shrine to Michael Jackson which is on the base of the statue of Orlando Di Lasso, a few metres away. The Michael Jackson shrine has no relationship to the monument that accommodates it and neither does Bubbles’ shrine. The relevance of the Michael Jackson shrine to its site is that MJ stayed at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel at some point. It is also likely that Bubbles stayed there, having accompanied Jackson on his 1986 visit to Munich.”

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