Photo of the Day – April 29, 2015

by Zoë Noble

Checkpoint Charlie Berlin

überlin: a virtual tour

by James Glazebrook

In Germany, Google are like vampires – you have to let them in. The Street View of our Kiez may be so blurry you feel the need for a cataract check,  but now we have an awesome, interactive 360° tour of the inside of our space. And all because we because we invited, not exactly Google, but the people from Innenpanoramafoto, to come and shoot the interior of the überlin coworking space and photo studio.

Now available in Google Maps, and embedded above, is our new virtual tour. Have a click around and explore our space, where the only blurry bits are our faces. Easter egg: see if you can find where Olive is hiding!

Music Montag: André Uhl, “Black Box/Outside”

by James Glazebrook

André Uhl live

André Uhl is one of Berlin’s most gifted electronic producers. Since we last featured him, he’s been working on getting his live performance tight, as evidenced by these shots of his moody audiovisual sets. His latest release, out today on Bad Panda records, is typical of his meticulous style, with darkly cinematic synthscapes woven through with deep, intricate percussion. Listen to “Black Box” and “Outside” right here, and visit André Uhl’s Bandcamp to download the tracks. Start off your Monday mean and moody!


Workshop: Introduction to InDesign

by James Glazebrook

We are no longer running these workshops! If you’re interested in learning Adobe software, reach out to our teacher Ray Mann, who may be able to give you some one-on-one tuition.


If you’re involved in laying out content for print, web or mobile, there’s a good chance you need some basic InDesign skills. Join us for a focused workshop series in which you will learn the fundamentals of managing type and vector graphics, and the groundwork for creating and laying out single- and multiple-page documents.

Ideal for beginners and anyone who manages creatives, we start with the basics, explaining the technical aspects of the software, and introducing design practices and principles to guide professional and artistic work. Please bring your own computer with InDesign software already installed. You can download a free trial version here.

About the teacher: Ray Wassef is a Berlin-based designer who has taught Visual Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney, from which he graduated with First Class Honours. Since 2003, Ray has lectured and tutored in subjects including typography, motion graphics, Abode Creative Suite, WordPress and sequence & narrative.

About the course: InDesign 101 is taught in four 2 hour sessions, which we’ve broken down into two parts. You can sign up for both parts – and get a discount – or pick whichever part is most relevant to your needs.

Part 1: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th and 12th
You’ll learn: about document setup (including margins and columns, and working with pages palette), character and paragraph tools (with a crash course in typographic theory), and placing and editing images.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

Part 2: two Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: about multiple-page layout management, including swatches, paragraph styles, character styles, and master pages.
You’ll pay: €60 (plus VAT)

The full course: four Tuesdays at 7-9pm – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
You’ll learn: everything outlined above!
You’ll pay: €120 €100 (plus VAT)

We have a total of 8 places on this course, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested. To register, drop us an email at contact at uberlin dot co.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Who let the dogs out? At Grünewaldsee…

by Zoë Noble

Last week was our 13 year anniversary (eeek!), so to celebrate we packed up Olive and her friend Edna, and headed to Grünewaldsee for the day. We’ve been there a few times and the Hundestrand is one of our favourite places to go in Berlin. You can let the dogs off the leash so they can frolic with their furry friends while you chill and eat guacamole like a boss. Below are a few iPhone snaps of the day – dog pervs, enjoy!










Photo of the Day – April 24, 2015

by Zoë Noble

Berlin Sunset Lens Flare

Coconat – a workation retreat

by James Glazebrook


Photo by: Nadja Bülow

We thought we were pretty hot shit when we opened our coworking space, but now it seems that everyone with a spare corner of desk is renting it out to someone else! It seems like the real next big thing is “workations”, which allow you to get away for a while and work in beautiful, natural and usually remote surroundings.

That’s why we were stoked to hear that some friends are planning to open Coconat in the Brandenburg countryside, just an hour outside of Berlin. They’ve found a unique rural property in an old brick-making village, and they’re working to convert it into a work/live space with indoor and outdoor meeting areas, wireless internet, a kitchen serving shared meals, a fire pit and a sauna. We know where we’ll be spending our summers!

The founders of Coconat are now running a crowdfunding campaign to help bring the 1870s villa, which was once a DDR hotel and holiday camp with a forested park, into the digital age. The opening and proof-of-concept phase begins this summer season, in July. If you have some money to spare, are good with your hands, or are just curious to learn more about this inspiring project, check out Coconat on VisionBakery. Help make this dream workplace a reality!

view from front

Photo by: Nadja Bülow