How rainy was the weekend for those lucky enough to be in Germany?
Rainy weather does, however, get the creative juices flowing. I wanted to share with you the fruits of my blog foraging, twitter trawling and news scavenging in what I hope will become a Monday regular feature.
(artwork by Eve Duhamel)
I didn’t feel at all bad about going through a whole box of Kleenex watching the brand new documentary film about the Danish-based social entrepreneurship Refugees United. Having been recognised by Bill Clinton at the Clinton Initiative last year for their work in connecting refugees through mobile phone technology, and with Danish actor and Hollywood heart throb Mads Mikkelsen as their ambassador, this is one very Gen Y social enterprise that is already making its mark.
While fashionistas will be converging on the Straße des 17. Juni with Starbucks venti lattés and rice crackers starting tomorrow for Berlin Fashion Week, if you are into hessian and did not get invited to any of the über cool FW parties, there is a parallel ‘green’ fashion week event showcasing sustainable, eco design.
Great news for other hyperactive right brainers. Swiss-born, NY-based designer @swissmiss announced that her cult Creative Mornings will be making its Berlin debut soon.
Likewise, one of Europe’s most prestigious female pow wows, DLDwomen, has now uploaded the videos of last week’s conference featuring an electic group of speakers ranging from porn-queen Cindy Gallop to TED Superstar, Sugata Mitra covering issues such as women in business, media and philanthropy. It was a tie between this and watching @brainpicker ‘s top 5 TED talks to commemorate the brains-trust 5th birthday.
Don’t know where I have been the last few YEARS. Kelly Oxford, a Canadian mother of three blogs about life’s quirks, motherhood and her hilarious Open Rants in a rather abrupt, unorthodox style. A warning, if you take yourself too seriously, you’d best not read.
The social media-sparring match between celebrity (Ashton Kutcher) and news outlet (The Village Voice), initially started as a word war about serious human trafficking issues (the story has a long and tortured history, best summed up here) and has now morphed into a tit-for-tat-twitter-spat.
What are your tasty web morsels for the week?