For a sunny look at the Grey City, look to self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past five years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera.
Dwell featured a supersleek Berlin domicile in our July/August 2010 issue, which is located in an East Berlin neighborhood that is entirely new, zoned for town-house construction. Try to spot the exterior of the townhouse when strolling through Kreuzberg, and view all the interiors in our story. Photo by Pia Ulin.
For extra intrepid travelers, consider a stay at Propeller Island, a 27-room hotel inspired by Jules Vernes’ science fiction novel of the same name. The guestrooms-cum-art installations have become an extension of the owner's career as an artist.
Of all the designers in the world to emulate, one could do worse than Dutch color maestro Hella Jongerius, whose studio Jongeriuslab is located in Berlin. Photo by Oliver Mark.
On the emerging end of the Berlin designer spectrum is Elisa Strozyk, who garnered one of Dwell's Young Guns spots in 2012 for her wooden carpets, a flat wooden carpet that can be crumpled for a three-dimensional effect.
Featured in Dwell's Young Guns lineup for 2013 were the duo behind 45 Kilo. The pair had recently relocated fulltime to Berlin after a stint at the Bauhaus school in Weimar, where they learned a rational, unfussy approach to furniture design.