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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! 

In addition to the betahaus locations, we've formed a close relationship with some of the world's best coworking spaces. With your betahaus membership, you can work from any of our partner spaces for 1 day per month.

Coworking Spaces in Europe

Republikken // Copenhagen, Denmark // Vesterbrogade 26, 1620 København V, Denmark

Le Laptop // Paris, France // 6 Rue Arthur Rozier, 75019 Paris, France

Le Laptop - Coworking Paris

utopic_US // Madrid, Spain // Calle de la Colegiata, 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain

utopic_US - Coworking Madrid

Nest 71 // Saravejo, Bosnia & Herzegovina // Milana Preloga 12, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nest 71 - Coworking Bosnia & Herzegovina

  

Toolbox // Milan, Italy // Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2, 10134 Torino, Italy

Edspace // London, England // Block D, Hackney Community College, Falkirk St, London, UK

Bios // Athens, Greece // Pireos 84, Athina 104 35, Greece

 

CoWorx // Kristiansand, Norway // Markens Gate 8, 4611 Kristiansand, Norway

CRU – Loja / Cowork // Porto, Portugal // Rua do Rosário 211, 4050-524 Porto, Portugal

SPARK // Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina // Bleiburških žrtava, Mostar 88000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

StartUp Armenia Foundation // Yerevan, Armenia // 0019, 1 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019, Armenia

Tøyen Startup Village // Oslo, Norway // Hagegata 23, 0653 Oslo, Norway

Tøyen Startup Village - Coworking Oslo

Smart Coworking // Prague, Czech Republic // Václavské nám. 806/62, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

Smart Coworking - Coworking Prague

Lighthouse // Tel Aviv, Israel // HaHaroshet 14-16 Ra'anana, Tel Aviv, Isreal

Lighthouse - Coworking Tel Aviv

Coworking Spaces in North America

Fueled // New York City, USA // 11, 568 Broadway, FL 11, New York, NY 10012, United States **Maximum 3 Days

  

Capital Factory // Austin, USA // 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Público // Mexico City, Mexico // Puebla 403, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Coworking Spaces in South America

Area Tres // Buenos Aires, Argentina // El Salvador: El Salvador 5218, C1414BPV CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina // Soho: Malabia 1720, C1414DMJ CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Area Tres - Coworking Buenos Aires

 

HubBOG // Bogota, Colombia // Cl. 98 #18-71, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

HubBOG - Coworking Bogota

Coworking Spaces in Asia

CIT // Taipei, Taiwan // 10452, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, 玉門街1號

CIT - Coworking Taipe

 

Of10 // Mumbai, India // Prudential, Ground Floor, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India

 

Kibar // Jakarta, Indonesia // Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No.1, RT.7/RW.5, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

Midori.so // Tokyo, Japan // Midori.so Nakameguro: 3 Chome-3-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tōkyō-to 153-0042, Japan // Midori.so Nagatacho: 2 Chome-5 Hirakawachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0093 // Midori.so2: 3 Chome-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0062, Japan

Midori.so - Coworking Tokyo

Launchgarage Innovation Hub // Manila, Philippines // Level 2, Industria Mall, Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines

Coworking Spaces in Australia

Independent Studios // Melbourne, Australia // 39/40 Porter St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

Coworking Spaces in Africa

Urban Station EGYPT // Cairo, Egypt // 2 Wadi El Nil Mohandeseen, Cairo, Egypt

Urban Station EGYPT - Coworking Cairo

Nairobi Garage // Nairobi, Kenya // Nairobi Garage, The Mirage, Chiromo Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Garage - Coworking Nairobi

 

BONUS: Cowork & Relax at the Coliving Space, Coconat // Brandenburg, Germany // Klein Glien 25 14806 Bad Belzig, Germany // Get €10 off your stay

 

Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.



Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK


Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

Want to get in touch with Obst Digital? Come around betahaus | Neukölln and meet them here or send them an email to contact@obst.digital !

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