The Crowd On The Train


Slowly, slowly, the big city creeps out of sight. The frequency of the passing stations gets less, the grey slowly turns into a muffled green. A train ride as such is already a decelerating experience. Locomore is taking conscious and slow travelling one step further. Since December, the bright orange train compiled of upcycled 1980s train wagons is operating on green electricity between Stuttgart and Berlin and is bringing Berliners by choice home safely for the Holidays. While the ICE advertises speed, electric sockets at your seat and permanent wifi, Locomore attracts with fair and organic food, Neumarkter Lammsbräu beer and theme compartments in which you can travel with like-minded companions. With the business ticket you get more space for working, a comfortable cushion, newspapers as well as snacks and drinks. Managing Director Derek Ladewig already founded Locomore in 2007 with the goal of getting an alternative to the Deutsche Bahn on the tracks. It’s a little David-Goliath-story. But a romantic one. 1300 people invested 600,000 Euros via crowdfunding because they believed in the small, bright orange contender. The ticket prices are fair and cheaper than comparable offers by DB. For three months, the 500 seats have to be half-full in order to enable the expansion to Rügen, Munich and Cologne. A railwayman-Christmas-fairy tale, of which we someday hope to be able to say: and they railroaded happily ever after.
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Kategorien: Projects | Autor: | Datum: 30. Dezember 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

When The Sky Comes Up At Night


„Things stay with me until they have been all looked-up” says Hamburgs iconic advertising photographer Ivo von Renner. He has spent almost his whole life taking pictures, for all the greats, but shows no signs of growing tired of them. Because looking means sensing, remembering, collecting impressions and feelings. Luckily, his family shares the artist’s passion for collecting. From all his travels – which were pretty many in three decades – Renner wrote personal lines on innumerable postcards to his wife and, later on, his sons. This colourful, collaged mail packed with intimate and sometimes secret messages (his beloved didn’t even comprehend the implied proposal on one of them until she had a second look) was kept and treasured by the recipients. And now the sender himself has put them together in a personal book that takes us on a journey around the world that makes us yearn for wide open spaces and undiscovered places. And brings us really close to the photographer, traveller and friend Ivo von Renner. In over 200 post cards, the seemingly insurmountable distance between home and wanderlust becomes smaller. And the pictures, at the same time, document the world and Renner himself. “Dearest Cecil”, he writes, “Mami says you want a picture of Papi. Well alright, here it is! Love, Papi”. We’re giving away a copy of „Aus der Entfernung zu euch“ hot off the press to the most yearning amongst you. Send us an email titled “DEAR MUM AND DAD, THE WEATHER IS GOOD, I’M FINE” to
Ivo Renner: Aus der Entfernung zu euch | Distanz Verlag | 34,90 €

Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 30. Dezember 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

No place, everywhere

The best stomping ground for inspiration is the whole, wide world. Working in 12 different places spread across the globe in 12 months – in hammocks, at beaches, with breath-taking views, inhaling fresh air, eating local specialities and broadening one’s own horizon together with other cosmopolitan adventurers – well, it sounds like a dream. If there just wasn’t the pesky task of organising it all… May we introduce: Remote Year. A good handful of enthusiasts and digital nomads have recognised that happy people work well. That happiness has a lot to do with self-determination, freedom and space. And that in many professions, sitting in the same open-plan office with your team or starting your day punctually at 8.30 each morning is totally dispensable for doing your job really well. That’s why they brought the Remote Year to life with a first group of freedom-loving individuals in 2015. Now, applications for exactly that experience can be handed in again for 2017 (verlinken mit ): Working in unusual places together with 75 other world travellers. Accommodation, flights, transport, community events, activities and co-working locations with internet 24/7 are taken care of. Split, Phnom Penh, Buenos Aires, London, Lima, Hanoi… The world is your oyster! In this case, for 2000 Euro per month. What you get for it? The world. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
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Kategorien: Projects | Autor: | Datum: 20. Juli 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare