Alisa Kotmair

Alisa Kotmair, a native Baltimorean, fell in love with the raw energy of Berlin and decided to stay. Through her work as a writer, translator, and editor, she explores the worlds of design, architecture, fashion, visual and performing arts, and environmental and social sustainability. She enjoys well-crafted food and drink, yoga, and good times with family and friends.

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April Elizabeth von Stauffenberg

April Elizabeth von Stauffenberg is an American writer who moved to Berlin in 1998. As a journalist, she has written about art, architecture, and fashion (under her maiden name April Elizabeth Lamm) for, frieze, Weltkunst, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sleek, and the German edition of Vanity Fair. She has curated shows at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt and the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, among others, and is currently working on her art-world novel, The Collector.

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Brooke Hodge

Brooke Hodge is a curator, writer, and critic specializing in architecture and design. She is a native Canadian, an Angeleno at heart, and, currently, a somewhat reluctant Manhattanite who has worked at major institutions on both coasts of the US. She loves baking pies and someday she would like to open a shop that only sells pickles.


Charlotte Stone

Wanderlust, fearless in the face of unknown territories, belief systems, terrains and traditions. In love with diversity and its various manifestations. American citizen, spending much time abroad. Lives in Minnesota, USA.

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Lotte Andersen

Lotte Andersen is an art director living and working in London. Much of her work deals with youth culture. She runs a party called MAXILLA and edits the fanzine of the same name. She is currently editor of the adidas StellaSport Tumblr.

John Pearse

Peter Kempe

Interior design, fine arts, and concepts for traditional manufactories. Product designer. Vintage fashion and accessories expert, editor for magazines such as Icon, Harper’s Bazaar, Manual, and Welt am Sonntag. Blogger about the finer things in life. Lives in Germany and France.

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Tom Vater

Tom Vater is a journalist and publisher who’s been writing about South and Southeast Asia for 20 years. He’s published three crime novels set in the region, as well as a number of non-fiction books. He co-authored the illustrated titles Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos and Burmese Light, both regional bestsellers. Tom is the Bangkok destination expert for the Daily Telegraph and a regular contributor to the Nikkei Asian Review. He co-owns Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based crime fiction imprint. More about his work here.

Bangkok Noir