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+ NOIR through the shadows

+ NOIR through the shadows

For some reason the song INTO BLACK by BLOUSE suddenly reminded me of this shot from the last MBFW-Berlin NOIR runway show. Something about the light pushing away the shadows, and the needle thin heel… For the original posts: MBFW BERLIN NOIR
+ photoshoot for O.R.Y.Magazine

+ photoshoot for O.R.Y.Magazine

Quite recently, the brand new San Francisco startup O.R.Y.Magazine asked GabrielDesigns to create an Ad spread for their first print and digital issue. In response, the following images were shot in the (now-former) GabrielDesigns Berlin Headquarters on Wrangelstrasse. The final image for the actual magazine, the colours of the print, the smell and texture of...
+ ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

+ ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Oh, Do You Read Me ?!, you shall be sorely missed. I’ve retained one of your posters and it shall adorn some blank wall in Tel Aviv in the future.
+ the cosmonaut, berlin

+ the cosmonaut, berlin

If you party in Berlin and decide for a 5am sleep-walk back into Kreuzberg, you might chance upon this wall graffiti – friendly and humorous by day – looming ominously out of the blue black dawn.
+ on auguststr.

+ on auguststr.

the stallion sleeps
+ VOIX: PerretSchaad

+ VOIX: PerretSchaad

Welcome to VOIX, a new series to be developed; The voice of creative minds on their lifestyles and work in their respective cities. First up who kindly met with GabrielDesigns is PERRETSCHAAD of Berlin. An elusive duo to catch as they’re perpetually working or traveling, Johanna and Tutia took a couple of hours to drink...
+ death of a cement factory

+ death of a cement factory

When a cement factory gets decommissioned, you can’t simply call a bulldozer and plow it down. (There’s always money involved. Or lack of.) Rather, the site conveniently gets abandoned. “Forgotten.” And over time, natural forces dictate the deconstruction. Rain and wind crumbles the concrete, exposing the steel within. Moss and lichen, wild grass and weeds...
+ weekend details

+ weekend details

+ friday eve in Kreuzberg

+ friday eve in Kreuzberg

From a bicycle shop to a penthouse of the infamous apartment block crouching over Kottbusser Tor. An otherworldly sight with a cold cold wind making you squint.
+ sleeping beauty, berlin

+ sleeping beauty, berlin

There are days when the vigilance of always carrying a prehistoric heavier-than-a-pregnant-elephant camera pays off. Tonight is one of these rare moments. It was only appropriate too that The Blacks Keys were blasting through the earphones when I stumbled across this rare beauty sleeping in a darkened parking lot. In all honestly, it was a...
+ gangstah, berlin

+ gangstah, berlin

Rule 1 of being a gentleman-gangstah: Master the Art of Pool Billiards. Case in point: Neal Caffrey slamming a back spin on the cue ball to slip it around a spot (might have been a stripe, must rewatch) to pocket the 8 ball and win the heist job. Rule 2: If you haven’t mastered the...
+ Märtyrer

+ Märtyrer

A performance directed by Marius von Mayenburg at the Schaubuhne Berlin. GabrielDesigns – not comprehending Deutsch – had to rely purely on acting. Which was all a bit confusing, something about a youth developing fanatical religious beliefs – but suddenly there were monkey masks, hard rock, trash being thrown around the stage, and a woman...