Market Life: The faces of Carlsplatz

Palma de Mallorca has its Santa Catalina market, Barcelona its Mercat de la Boqueria and Porto the Mercado do Bolhão. And Düsseldorf has its traditional and oldest weekly farmers’ market Carlsplatz. This is not just a great place for buying everyday groceries but it’s also one of the coolest places in town.

Thomas Sanders from Teleman

The melody was written, but the lyrics were still missing. London-based indie-band Teleman was touring Germany, when the lights of the city that were passing by in front of the tour bus windows inspired singer and songwriter Thomas Sanders to write the song “Düsseldorf ”.

Holger Kurt Jäger

Woody Allen, Pope Benedict XVI and Muammar al-Gaddafi – they all get the same treatment by artist Holger Kurt Jäger: His series of washcloths with the portraits of dictators and celebrities who made questionable life choices caused a stir during 2011’s Art Cologne Fair.

Manuel Iljitsch

To do him justice in just a few sentences is difficult. Manuel Iljitsch does a lot of things and he does them well: He makes funny videos, lends others his voice or face for money, more often he writes texts for advertising or for fun.

LITTLE ITALY: Nu poc‘ e‘ Napule

***UPDATE: Oops, sehr schade! Nu poc‘ e‘ Napule gibt es leider nicht mehr.*** Jede Region in Italien hat seine eigenen Spezialitäten, doch besonders in Neapel wurde die italienische Küche nachhaltig geprägt. Dort wurde das Gericht erfunden, was wir heute als den Inbegriff von italienischem Essen wahrnehmen: Pizza. Nu poc’ e’ Napule, ein von Außen eher unscheinbares Ecklokal an der Heyestraße, Ecke Nachtigallstraße in Gerresheim, eilt der gute Ruf voraus, dass es dort die beste Pizza der Stadt gibt.