Photo: Helmut Prochart, collage: Barbis Ruder. ©

Art / Feb 26, 2018 / Ewa Stern
This Thursday, a retrovirus will be born in a cozy atmosphere of the SAMSTAG shop in the 5th district of Vienna. Her name is INFLUENCA and she will infect this town before spreading to the... Read on
Art / Sep 25, 2017 / Ewa Stern
On a sunny September afternoon, I met Bastian Petz and Johannes Lernpeiss in Simmering Sonnenland to talk about their project at the WienWoche. Sonnenland is a 5000 m2 green areal... Read on
Design / May 17, 2017 / Sabine Harrer
Anxiety, insecurity, avoidance: these may not be your first associations with video games. Alas, Austrian game design professor and author of Making Deep Games Doris Rusch, made a game about these... Read on

Talia Radford in her Viennese Studio Photo: Ewa Stern ©

Design / Sep 14, 2016 / Sini Mäkelä
Like a real-life Gyro Gearloose, Talia Radford is a modern day inventor, creating tangible examples from abstract concepts by combining technology and critical thinking. With a human-centered... Read on

The unused word. Photo Florian Reiner

Music / May 13, 2016 / Yulia Belinskaya
Have you ever thought about what really makes a band? Is it a front man/woman who captivates the attention of the public? Some say, the heart of the band is a person who can write moving lyrics and a... Read on

Alexander Chernyshkov. Photo © Kasia Chmura-Cegiełkowska

Music / Jan 26, 2016 / Yulia Belinskaya
When I asked Alexander Chernyshkov to describe his music I received an answer that explained everything and nothing at the same time: “It is something that you won’t allow your kids to listen to”.... Read on

Adrian Gaspar. Photo Andreas Langeder © 2011

Music / Jan 11, 2016 / Yulia Belinskaya
The first time I met Adrian Gaspar was at the Improvision Orchestra concert and I immediately felt like I had known him for ages. He was open-minded, extremely friendly and quite clearly, passionate... Read on

Juergen Christian HOERL © JCHOER

Fashion / Dec 21, 2015 / Ewa Stern
On a sunny December afternoon I enter the atelier of Juergen Christian Hoerl (JCHOERL) in Vienna’s 6th district. I’m greeted by a delicious smell coming out of the kitchen and a chihuahua that really... Read on

ROEE's Rene Pomberger (left) and Michael Mairhofer © Chiara Kronsteiner

Fashion / Dec 3, 2015 /
ROEE stands for avant-garde garments where cuts and colour ranges seem directly imported from science-fiction movies. Rene Pomberger, the design mastermind behind ROEE, met Michael Mairhofer at a... Read on

Christina Steiner Portrait by Irina Gavrich

Fashion / Nov 17, 2015 /
Fashion is art. Or is it? The arduous, almost ancient debate has long triggered controversial responses from fashion’s who is who. Karl Lagerfeld once dismissed the art quality of fashion by implying... Read on

Izabella Petrut

Fashion / Nov 6, 2015 /
Once upon a time, there was a young and vain woman who only cared about her physical appearance. One night, a ragged old lady dropped by her house and gave her a sumptuous gown with the sole... Read on

Tanja Bradaric and Taro Ohmae photo by Jork Weismann

Fashion / Oct 30, 2015 /
There is a late 80s track by Paula Abdul called “Opposites Attract” which is not necessarily known for its groundbreaking musical value, but rather for its witty lyrics. Indeed, in real life, there... Read on

Ute Ploier Portriat by Philipp Horak

Fashion / Oct 22, 2015 /
Take top notch fabrics like alpaca or wool, then take different shades of orange and red. Add to this a passion for surrealism and you will get Ute Ploier’s AW15 womenswear collection, a collection... Read on

Meshit - Ida Steixner and Lena Krampf. Photo: "Man Machine" (Matthias Guido Braudisch)

Fashion / Oct 15, 2015 /
Located in the 7th district, the core of the creative scene of Vienna, Meshit collects impressions from the city’s social movements and youth culture and translates them into fabric and colour. The... Read on

Ivon Gasque and Christian Kollarovits, LINIERT fashion label © LINIERT

Fashion / Oct 9, 2015 /
LINIERT are Ivon Gasque and Christian Kollarovits. The Spanish-Austrian designer duo creates avant-garde clothing defined by minimalistic cuts and highly developed synthetic fabrics. The sartorial... Read on

Design: Sandra Bamminger. Photo © Natalia Ilina

Fashion / Oct 1, 2015 /
On a chilly afternoon in early autumn I step into Sandra Bamminger's studio situated in Vienna’s 15th district. It is a wonderland of unusual fabrics and materials of all shapes and sizes.... Read on

Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt Photo: Henk Jan Kamerneek

Art / Sep 24, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The first contemporary art fair in Vienna began in the spring of 2005. For the next 10 years it took place at different time in spring and  autumn at the Messe Prater in Vienna's 2nd district.... Read on

Rio Rutzinger - Artistic Director Workshops & Research ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival © Michael Duerr

Art / Jul 10, 2015 / Ewa Stern
As the Artistic Director of Workshops and Research ImPulsTanz, for the past 25 years, Rio Rutzinger has been involved with Vienna’s annual international dance festival, the largest of its kind in... Read on
Art / Jun 25, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The Albertina has long been renowned for housing one of the largest and most important collections of graphic arts in the world, with about 900,000 graphic art works, including around 50,000 drawings... Read on

photography: Helena Wimmer © 2015

Art / Jun 12, 2015 / Ewa Stern
On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, I’m sitting with Nicolaus Schafhausen in his office overlooking the Museumsquartier and the magnificent building of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. I hand him a self... Read on

Wiener Beschwerdechor © Oliver Hangl I Performing Public Art / Angewandte

Art / Jun 10, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The Vienna Biennale 2015 is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture. With cross-institutional co-operation, numerous exhibitions and projects, interventions and... Read on

Tracey Emin I Egon Schiele "Where I Want To Go" exhibition view Leopold Museum. Photo: Ewa Stern © Leopold Museum

Art / Jun 5, 2015 / Ewa Stern
In April this year a first comprehensive show of the works by Tracy Emin, one of the leading figures of the “Young British Artists,” opened at the Leopold Museum. Emin, whose work was greatly... Read on
Lifestyle / Nov 30, 2014 / Ewa Stern
In the further reaches of Vienna's hip 7th district, a little workshop offers sewing and screen printing courses and much more for those who like to be creative with their hands. Those who already... Read on

Karim cooks photo by Franck Doyen

Lifestyle / Oct 13, 2014 / Ewa Stern
Karim Blanc moved to Vienna three-and-a-half years ago. He finds it difficult to tell where he is from. Born in Tehran to French parents, he lived in many different places during his childhood. From... Read on
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