With just under 3.5 million people calling Berlin home – the second most populous city in the European Union – the city is wonderfully diverse and also is recognized as one of the greatest contemporary art destinations in the world. In fact, it can be hard to tell where the galleries
<a href="https://design-milk.com/design-milk-travels-berlin/dm-berlin-guide/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/DM-Berlin-guide-810x566.jpg" alt="Design Milk Travels to… Berlin" /></a> Berlin’s edgy and artistic reputation often precedes any first time visitor’s trip to the German capital, either tainting or painting expectations, depending upon who you’ve spoken with. And no doubt, Berlin’s nightlife and avant garde scenes remain as vibrant as ever, ready to reward nearly any curiosity with an intensity found nowhere else. But Berlin is also an <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/creative-cities-network/design/berlin/" rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">UNESCO City of Design</a>, with its storied hedonistic appetites matched by the city’s glorious palette of design and architecture spanning the Baroque to the Bauhaus, with a little Postmodern and Brutalist thrown in for good measure.
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There are two homes available for rent, Haus Pine and Haus Sand. Both feature minimalist architecture and modern interiors with the latest technology and amenities. You’ll find classic design by the likes of Minotti, Vitra, B&B Italia, and Hans J. Wegner. Listen to music on luxury technologies from Muso, B&O, Naim and Bose.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/cozying-newhaus-holiday-houses/newhaus_by_daniel_faro_co_cee_cee_creative_img_1670hires/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/NewHaus_by_Daniel_Faro_co_Cee_Cee_Creative_IMG_1670HiRes-810x540.jpg" alt="Cozying up at the NEWHAUS Holiday Houses" /></a> I’ve always wanted to rent a beach house in the middle of winter. There’s something about being near the beach during a time that’s the complete antithesis of bikini season. Instead of frolicking in the sunshine in swimsuits, cozying up inside and watching the waves crash onto the the shore sounds just as delightful, no? Now imagine doing exactly that at the <a href="http://newhaus.de/en/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">NEWHAUS</a> designed by Berlin-based architect <a href="http://herberthussmann.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Herbert Hussmann</a>. Located 3.5 hours outside of Berlin, the NEWHAUS consists of two architecturally-designed holiday houses that are surrounded by an idyllic pine forest and the sand dunes of Dierhagauen-Neuhaus.
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Filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt transforms German industrial landmarks into "alienated places" for his latest film, which sees actor Cate Blanchett take on 13 personas while reciting art declarations. Read more