I ♥ German Blogs

April 21st, 2009 by Jerome Dahdah

My good friend Kai from Stylespion had a spontaneous idea a few days ago. The German blogosphere needs a little bit of loving. There is plenty of amazing content out there, but not enough exposure and unity among the blogs. He has asked the German blog community to participate by presenting their favorite German blogs today.

Ein Herz für Blogs

And it’s becoming obvious that it’s a huge success: as of this writing, he has had 480+ 690+ reactions to that post in the form of comments and trackbacks, plus huge exposure on Twitter. So I might as well join in. Sorry to my English-only readers as some of these (not all) will be in German, but I know a good portion of you are in Germany anyway. I’ve added the language after each blog’s name to make your life a little easier.

 
Mareen Fischinger's Blog
Mareen Fischinger’s Blog (English)
Mareen Fischinger is a highly talented photographer from my hometown Düsseldorf. In her blog, Mareen posts daily impressions of her life, her job, her friends and her interests. As you would expect, it’s garnished with nice photos of her own making all the way. I’ve never met her personally, but I enjoy keeping up with her thoughts.

 
krzflm krzflm (German, but mostly English content)
If you are into short films like myself, this is a very nice stop. Michael of krzflm posts one short film a day. Most of them are in English, but there is also a variety of international movies worth watching. Since they are usually pretty short (anything between 5 and 15 minutes), a quick daily stop is recommended.

 
designtagebuch
Designtagebuch (German)
Achim Schaffrinna’s Designtagebuch is increasingly becoming a standard read in German web and advertising agencies, and it’s understandable. Achim is constantly updating with thoughtful critiques and discussions on current relaunches, mostly of German corporate and product websites and corporate identities.

 
DesignPhrasen Bemerkungen DesignPhrasen Bemerkungen (German)
Oliver Gelbrich of DesignPhrasen Bemerkungen follows a similar goal by keeping us updated on web design things he comes across and adding his commentary. It hasn’t been around very long, but it’s quickly filling with quality content. The blog accompanies one of Oliver’s many web projects, DesignPhrasen. You might also know his sites tapedeck.org and Webdesigners Tookit, which I have already shown here.

 
StyleSpion
Stylespion (German)
This wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the blog that started this topic. Stylespion is the one blog that I check every day without starting up my feed reader. Rising star (he’ll hate me calling him that) Kai Müller presents a very fine mix of design, DIY culture, music and inspirational oddities, and a very popular series called 15+1 Fragen, where he interviews his readers and international stars alike about their private apartments and decoration styles. Readers are also invited to share photos of their stylish apartments in the StyleSpion Flickr group. He has also started a photography blog, Photospion.

 
Those are just 5 of the German blogs I currently read. There are more, and I am saving them up for next time.

5 Responses to “I ♥ German Blogs”

  1. StyleSpion ruft zur Aktion “Ein ♥ für Blogs” auf | Styleranking says:

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  3. Hassan Elsisi says:

    Hi,

    Unification is the most powerful tool in the world to achieve something big.

    Thanks.

  4. Holger says:

    Ai Jerry, warum steht denn hier nichts neues, was ist los?

  5. raghav says:

    Hi

    I need a help from you, hope you would be able to help me out.

    I wanted to have an understanding on how and what different types of fresh herbs do people in Germany use and in what kind of meals. I would also like to understand how do they store the herbs after procurement and before cooking it.

    The only difference is that the information about these three phases need to be in form of photographs (please see attached examples). For our sake the photos could be taken by a camera or a mobile phone as long as it answers the following question.

    a) Where consumers buy / obtain the herbs (can be home grown in a kitchen garden / a flower pot or purchased from a vegetable shop)
    b) How consumers store the product – where is it placed (Kitchen, table, garden, floor, refrigerator etc.)
    c) How consumers cook with the product (as a garnishing, as salads, as marination etc.)

    Can you help me here by clicking some snaps in your own home and may be asking some of your friends to do it and send the same across to me with in the next one week?

    Kind Regards,
    Raghav