Are we home yet?

May 25th, 2017|

A foreign professional's view on moving to Berlin and adjusting to German life Berlin is a city of immigrants, a growing microcosm of transnationality, and the young footloose and fancy-free crowd, evading the traditional life path of job, family, stability has become the growing staple of norm. But while Berlin is known as a poor [...]

What does Black Label Properties actually do…?

May 22nd, 2017|

OK, this seems like a daft question, but if your experience up to now has been of estate agents in the UK, US or all those other parts of the world that are not Germany, I think it is worth asking. Over the years I have bought and sold several properties in England and - [...]

All that she wants is another baby

May 18th, 2017|

A Guide to parenting in Prenzlauer Berg All across Europe, women are having fewer children. In Germany, women who are having children are only birthing about 1.4 children of the 2 needed for population stabilization, but hop over to Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, and you’d never know there was an issue. Trotting along the streets to [...]

How the refugee crisis is playing out on the German stage

May 12th, 2017|

Since 2015, over one million refugees have entered Germany. As a political event, the so-called refugee crisis continues to color public policy and political rhetoric in Germany and around the world. Less well-known, however, is Germany’s artistic response to this crisis, especially on the stage. Germany has a long history of political theater. But the [...]

Dalí meets Digital

May 10th, 2017|

The look of futuristic surrealism at Pictoplasma Conference & Festival Berlin’s 13th annual Pictoplasma Conference & Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art event has started and things are about to get weird. As any surrealist will tell you, reality is subjective, but now, nearly a century after the art genre made its mark on [...]

Why Buy in Berlin? Watch our new video series to find out…

May 8th, 2017|

There are lots of different reasons why you might want to buy a property in one of Europe's most diverse and culturally exciting cities (there, see, just named one). When I finally had the opportunity to buy my own small slice of Berlin a couple of years ago, after being a regular visitor to the [...]

Trading Rainier for Sternberg

May 4th, 2017|

Lesser-known reasons why living in Berlin far surpasses living in Portland Beer, tattoos, underground art, and a touch of pretentious disposition are the cornerstone to a few hipster sister cities around the world, but it doesn’t make them the same. There’s a flowing vibe between Portland, Oregon (and Brooklyn and Denver to be fair) and [...]

Ironic Bonding

April 28th, 2017|

American science professionals should seek a new ‘at home’ now that Trump is president Earth Day saw the March for Science work its way along the streets of Washington D.C., Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and over 600 cities around the world, and while it seems that no amount of empirical data can alleviate American [...]

For the love of Berlin – Achtung Berlin film festival has begun!

April 19th, 2017|

The city-centric film festival puts us in the hot seat of Berlin's independent theaters Berlin is kind of in love with itself and for good reason, but today kicks off the cinematic presentation of that feeling. While the Berlinale holds its rightful place in the spotlight as one of the world’s biggest international film festivals, Achtung [...]

A pirate’s life for me

April 11th, 2017|

Envisioning a new sense of modernity with Berlin houseboats As people are moving to Berlin in hoards, it’s time to ditch that dreaded apartment search and get your sea legs on. It might seem like Amsterdam has a monopoly on houseboats, but the Berlin Hausboote (if you will) are redefining the way we live and [...]