Whether your passion is books, DIY, travelling or gaming, there’s a trending topic for everyone to read, explore and enjoy in the digital or real world.
NEW WORLD ORDER.
With ‘The Cities Book’, Lonely Planet takes us on an exciting visual tour of world cities—arranged by category. Fans of literature will find their passion in New York and Alexandria, while coffee addicts will most enjoy Rome and Tel Aviv. And for cycling, simply turn to Copenhagen. Travellers seeking music must be sure to stop in Austin, the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’—offering countless live shows, bars, clubs and festivals. It’s all you need to start planning your next city adventure!
If Christmas just left you wanting more, be sure to check out madebyluderchris.de (in German only) Chris is an amateur chef and rising Instagram star. And he’s just become a food blogger to boot. Get ready to be wowed by his delicious recipes and dazzling food.
All lovers of Hamburg—a group that’s growing at an astonishing rate, and with good reason!—can now sign up to the Zeit.de ‘Elbvertiefung’ newsletter to get the latest weather forecasts together with the local Hamburg chat. There’s also a large selection of cultural and culinary gems to be explored. And with the high quality you’d expect from Die Zeit.
A PORSCHE FOR 500 EUROS.
Quality sounds. A high-end Bluetooth speaker in the original 911 GT3 tailpipes. With Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X technology for wireless streaming from smartphones, tablets and PCs at CD quality. And premium Porsche design! Not just for car lovers! porsche-design.com
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
As a passionate iPhone shutterbug, you love to capture important moments—your children in front of the Christmas tree, friends at the beach, your breakfast or your hair—until inevitably, the memory is full. And though your phone tries to warn you, it always happens at the worst times! The solution: The SanDisk iXpand. A USB stick for your iPhone. Effortless extra storage, available in four sizes.
A DREAM IN RETRO..
Let Nintendo transport you back to the good old days when everything was 16-bit. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is back! This time it’s mini, and comes with 21 classic games preinstalled—from Kirby to Zelda. Controllers at the ready!
Need a break after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? How does a couple of days in a remote retreat in the middle of the countryside sound? Give yourself some time to recharge and just breathe. zenplaces.de (German language only) offers places to stay off the beaten track—peace and quiet guaranteed.
A TASTE OF TRAVEL.
Running low on that Swiss chocolate you love? Lusting after a jacket that’s only sold in Japan? Just used up the last drop of that Italian olive oil? Not to fear—total strangers are here to help you! bringwasmit.de brings people together. There are also a lot of users who don’t just bring things back with them, but shop and send items for people back home.
A GOOD CAUSE.
Instead of watching endless videos of cats, you could sign up to freerice.comand use your free time to help yourself and others. For every question answered correctly—on topics ranging from chemistry to languages—the site donates 10 grains of rice to fight world hunger.
FREE YOUR MIND.
Looking for a little peace and quiet? To just let things go and create some mental calm? That’s just what the Headspaceapp does—through meditation. Gentle English language meditations can accompany you, wherever you go. Available for iOS and Android at 13 euros a month, but with a free trial period.
Not speaking a foreign language can really hold you back. Let your iPhone help you overcome the language barrier, with iTranslate. While it should be used with a pinch of salt, it works pretty well. Available from the App Store with a free trial option. itranslate.com
Chrome users who appreciate a zen start into the day should take a look at this delightful plug-in. Momentumprepares you a daily motivational quote accompanied by a great image and the option to write down your to do list as soon as you open your browser. A little moment to enhance your daily work.
The days of rulers and tape measures are over! Using your iPhone, TapMeasure measures objects and even entire rooms in a flash to create 3D maps of your home. And you can export these plans into SketchUp. Available from the Appstore. .