Christoph Fahle
December 12, 2013

DIYmonds market reveal!

Your patient wait is over! We are proud to announce the final selection of artists for our DIYmonds market! If you follow our social media sites (if not, what are you waiting for?), you might have already gotten a taste of what to expect at our Christmas market.

Here's the complete round-up (in no particular order). After careful consideration, we are more than happy with these talented chosen ones:

Sabine Münch: For her label tilt, Sabine Münch designs really unique and fashionable accessories for her label tilt. Inspired by traditional practices, she combines fashion and technology to create simple yet sophisticated designs. Muted background colors highlight the playful details.

Willi Tomes: Willi Tomes focuses on the play of materials out of which he creates collages, sculptures etc. He experiments with different materials such as vinyl or polythylenes.

Eva Lisette: Eva Lisette designs dainty jewels out of a mixture of art and nature, new and old. She finds inspiration for her label edelconfetti at the markets and little boutiques of Berlin.

SHS Publishing: SHS is a publishing venture specializing in Architecture, Contemporary Culture, Graphic Design, and Typography. They design beautiful editions of their own books. They are commited to never compromising quality and exclusivity.

Linda from Wonder and Question: Where design and geometry meet functionality, where fashion meets form and where art meets leather, there you shall find the birth of some very unique products, handmade with precision by Wonder & Question. Wonder & Question transforms leather into products that contains design, form and function. Using a new approach, every product is uniquely designed to fit our needs.

Liz Rosenfeld and Sadie Weis:  These are the ladies behind WITCHFIST - a collaborative creative duo specializing in handcrafted and self cultivated crystal accessories, spells and tarot readings. Sadie Weis is a crystal specialist who grows variations of crystals, which are used in her installation and sculptural works. She also creates one of kind pieces of jewelery and other accessories with the cultivated crystals. Liz Rosenfeld reads and handcrafts indiviual tarot cards and creates personalized spells for people as an integral part of her creative process which includes performance and video work. Both artists are invested in elements of magic in their creative practice.

Kristen Nuttall: Kristen Nuttall focuses on the sustainability of products throughout the entire lifecycle from raw material to reuse or recycling. She aims to work with luxury brands to improve product materials and find innovative uses for by-products that contribute to the design process - creating a holistic, low-cost, low-impact, closed loop system.

Water assisted by Jeremy Lynch and Anja Hintze: “Pieces of Water” is a participatory analog photography project supporting the artist WATER. The project gives the opportunity to everyone to create unique photograms with Water. Water photograms are a simple way to create photographs without the use of a camera, producing beautiful abstract images – by transforming everyday reality into a unique abstraction. Like snowflakes, not two photograms are the same, and everyone can make art with water. Be Water’s assistant and get creative in the darkroom, which is set up at betahaus. Your work can be framed and taken home immediately. It costs the same to take them at the stand or to make them in the darkroom.

Bette Dean aka. Benedetta: For her line of accessories, Bette Dean has put her love for plexiglass into creative use by designing funky and exclusive pieces. Her accessories include (but are not limited to) statement necklaces, earrings or bow ties.

Kunstück: The young and talented artists behind Kunstück.Berlin realize the idea of printing parts of the artwork of giant paintings onto t-shirts

Anastasia and Billy feat. Susanne Ullrich: Anastasia and Billy from Love Beeing are collaborating with Susanne Ullrich to offer you an array of products from candles to t-shirts or bags!

Maansi Jain: Maansi Jain is an all-round talent, creating wonderful a diversity of art, from photography and paintings to film or fashion.  She will be exhibiting works in plexiglass that explore development, from childhood to adulthood.

Mandra by Ana: For her label Mandra by Ana, Ana designs unconventional and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Matching the theme of our DIYmond market, she even has a diamond collection!

Pauline Reguin and Remi Rufin: Having embraced the art of screen printing, the artists behing Chop Chop Graphics design awesome t-shirts, bags, scarves etc. while using environment-friendly colors.

Alana Richards: Alana Richards paints portraits of androgynous figures which can equally embody contentment or melancholy. The composition of the paintings is rather classical, while the technique is more contemporary. Using a limited color palette and little to no background, the attention is shifted towards the static, central figures.

Amedring: From accessories to clothing, the girls of Amedring design products which are meant to combine everyday-life with art and design. They upcycle old materials as well as using new ones, focusing on it’s environmental friendliness. One of their prior methods is screen printing.

Georgina Kloss: Georgina Kloss with O&G will be presenting designers such as Handmade unique Men's shirts and knitted hats by Kloss. The t-shirts by Bridge UNLTD are unisex, 100% cotton and printed in London by lor. Scott. They will also sell tapes and Ts by the record label Valley Sounds.

Fiona Belousz and Andrea Schneemeier: The idea behind the designs of the label “Opposite of Berlin” is to reflect the origins (Budapest) and the current location (Berlin) of the designers Fiona Belousz and Andrea Schneemeier. They produce a variety of intricate embroidered and hand-printed items, such as tote bags, pillow cases or pencil cases.

Antoniya Ivanova: The fashion designer Antoniya Ivanova creates very unique yet universal clothes and accessories. Her fall and winter collection for 2013/2014 guarantees to keep you warm while looking chique. The basic colors of the collection are easy to combine with the rest of your wardrobe.

Last but definitely not least: Be sure to check out our glove upcycling workshop, lead by the fantastic Diana Verdugo and Vivian Kvitka, to become a designer yourself! Vivian Kvitka is a costume designer and conceptual artist whose work is highly influenced by the DIY community and various craft techniques. She actively seeks new ways to share her passion for handcraft techniques and self sustainability. Diana Verdugo is an entrepreneur and jewelry designer who has found her calling disrupting the fashion industry and slums alike through upcycling. Co-launching a jewelry label in the US and social jewelry project in Brazil, Diana can’t deny there’s nothing better than turning trash into treasure.

We hope you are as excited as we are and are looking forward to seeing you this Saturday in the betahaus Berlin!

Click here for more events coming up this month! 

CloudMade (United Kingdom)

With 6 locations globally, CloudMade leverages cutting edge artificial intelligence to revolutionise the automotive industry. Their focus is on processing data to optimise and personalise the driving experience of the future. 


High-Mobility (Germany)

High-Mobility builds a data platform for applications working with personalised car data. Users can test their applications in a simulation environment, and get verified to access data from multiple car makers using a standardised connected car API.


Kiwi Last Mile (Spain)

Using a new multi-modal delivery platform, Kiwi offers an efficient, profitable and sustainable last mile delivery solution. Kiwi operates its own fleet, basing its operations in a new ‘cellular delivery model’. It has dubbed itself the ‘future of the last mile’! (Germany)

BRIVE reduces fleet and vehicle costs by rewarding good driving behavior. Better driving translates into savings on fleet costs and higher salary bonuses for drivers. It already comes with a BRIVE credit card!


German Autolabs (Germany)

The Automotive Voice Assistance platform from German Autolabs is a customisable conversational assistance solution for mobility. German Autolabs leverages deep domain knowledge; bypassing lengthy development cycles to build groundbreaking voice products.

Autofleet (Israel)

The Autofleet platform enables the transformation of fleet managers to vehicle-as-a-service providers. It innovates fleet management, using machine learning to predict demand, price dynamically, automate in-/de-fleeting, and optimise demand-supply matching in real-time.

Neohelden (Germany)

Neohelden is developing a digital AI-assistant for enterprise use-cases. You can think of it as Alexa, but for business. Users can customise the Neo platform intuitively via Drag & Drop, to tailor the AI-assistant to any possible needs.

Parkbob (Austria)

Parkbob organises the world's parking related data, and transforms it into actionable information for better mobility decisions. By creating a dynamic demand prediction model, it provides customers with an end to end solution that increases fleet utilisation and revenue.

VISCOPIC (Germany)

VISCOPIC leads in 3D data processing and worker guidance solutions, focusing on 3D sensing technology and augmented reality. It aims to guide companies into the future by showing them what technologies they need in order to be optimally efficient and productive.

Transmetrics (Bulgaria)

Transmetrics delivers predictive optimisation software for the logistics industry. Designed for express, parcel, pallet, and groupage businesses, the AI-driven software forecasts customer demand to calculate the most efficient linehaul plan for the entire transport network.

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To be honest, I sort of fell into it. I was always working somewhere between content marketing and the music industry and around seven years ago a friend of a friend was searching for someone to help him curating music for his boutique surf spot on the beach in Costa Rica. The owner was a big music fan, but he just didn't have time to keep all the music up-to-date. So I got introduced to him, we shared similar tastes, and agreed that I would do the music for his space - curating it and updating it with new music on a regular basis.

This for me was a dream come true. I could finally work with music all day, and at the same time, I could help create an awesome experience for the guests. I saw people's reactions when they heard a song they liked. I saw them dancing, getting a little closer to each other at the bar and that for me was really rewarding.

This was the moment when I realized that there is something special about this idea and I got interested if there is actually market out there. I did some market research, and a lot of interviews with different hoteliers people in the industry trying to get more feedback. And the idea started growing more and more. 

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound



Interesting is the story of the last years winner in the category “Creative”. Hamburg based headraft literally took music experience to the next level by creating the world’s first AR Music Video for the German band “die Fantastischen Vier”. Designed for their song “Tunnel”, the cited app unfolds a virtual story world once the track starts playing, giving fans the opportunity to go on an interactive journey with the band rather than being a passive viewer. 

Applications are now open! Finalists will be awaited by a curious jury of five leading industry experts. Among others, Kathleen Cohen who was already taking part in the first year will be in the panel of judges again. With a 25-year multiplatform career history under her belt, she is one of the most regarded in the field. As a digital experience expert, she has successfully implemented projects for DreamWorks Interactive and IBM Innovation, to name a few.

Needless to say, the yearly AUREA Award is definitely the place to be. Apply and become a member of the community bringing together all the promising products and solutions in the AR/VR sector.

Photo by AUREA Award

OKAY BUT HOW IS BESPOKE SOUND DIFFERENT THAN PLAYING MY "DISCOVER WEEKLY’’ OR ANY OTHER AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED PLAYLIST ?

Well, both. Currently we offer the following two options: shorter publicly available Brand Playlists and long-form private Soundtracks for spaces. For both of them we work closely with the client to understand how sound fits into their brand DNA and what their audience is like.

We believe that the guests’ experience with a particular space doesn’t have to begin and end with their stay. The idea of the Brand Playlist is to be a public brand playlists designed to engage the customers before, during, and after their visit at a space. It’s always accessible for them and serves as a new, dynamic marketing channel.

The Soundtrack is slightly different. It takes sometimes up to weeks of work and is designed by a world-class artist, DJ, or tastemaker. For it we first work with you to develop a deep understanding of your business and style. Then we match you with the perfect artist, DJ, or tastemaker to create unique, always fresh playlists, custom tailored to match your brand. 

In both cases, we update them regularly based on guest habits and clients’ needs. 

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound



The way we engage with the music community is something really important for us and honestly, what makes us different than other background music providers. A lot of the background music providers out there have internal teams of maybe five or six DJs that do all of the music for their clients. We aim to connect with the local scene and always work with local DJs. There's some kind of magic in finding the exact right artists for the brand.

And on the flip side of it, when we hire artists, we make sure that the project is also inspiring for them and that they would be interested in participating. We always make sure to pay them well. The whole project creates for them a new income stream that they wouldn't have otherwise.

People in beta Clay Bassford Bespoke Sound

Yes! This was really fun. The objective with the betahaus "betabeer sounds" playlist was to showcase the community side of betahaus. There are so many cool, interesting people in the betahaus community and we thought a playlist could be a perfect way to not only help bring the community together but also show the diverse funkiness of the communities of Berlin and Neukölln, which is why Hazy Pockets, a longtime local Berlin DJ known for his eclectic mixes, was perfect for this project.

This playlist moves from bluesy 60s rock into surf and tropicalia, picking up momentum into Motown and onwards through some laid back disco tunes. Perfect for the betabeer events betahaus hosts monthly!


YOU’RE CURRENTLY ENJOYING THE SUN FAR FROM BERLIN. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES in berlin that YOU MISS THE MOST?

Oh, there are just so many! Like the Imren Grill for instance where you can find the best homemade Turkish food or Das Gift and Gordon which are both run by great music people. Kohelenquelle in Prenzleuer Berg is my favorite local bar (or rather kneipe). To satisfy my  techno / electronic records needs I always go to Hard Wax and one of my most special places is the Zions Kirche steeple, which has an awesome view of the city and a great Weinerei close by. 


You can see me around betahaus. Online, you can always check out my website and listen to our public playlists on Spotify. We’re also currently working on a collaboration with betahaus, so a special Playlist curated by is will very soon sound around the spaces in Kreuzberg and Neukölln. 

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