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DEAR SISTERMAG READERS, Looking for the right movie for our Christmas issue of the »YEAR OF FILMS« wasn’t easy for us. The plot should be an inspiration for many shimmering, glittering, delicious Christmas features but also strike some more serious notes. The silent comedy film »THE GOLD RUSH« by CHARLIE CHAPLIN was the perfect match.

about spending time with the beloved ones. If you want to know more about the Chaplin classic »THE GOLD RUSH« you should have a look at the last film introduction by Barbara Eichhammer for this year. With lots of detailed knowledge, she once again takes a look at the development and the plot of the film. Of course, ALASKA plays a role in this issue as well. Elisabeth Stursberg pulled together ten fun facts about the most Northern state of the USA. The example of Dawson City / Yukon, Canada (on the border to Alaska) shows what the gold rush did to towns. The Canadian Christian Näthler tells the story of the GHOST TOWN that had 40,000 inhabitants at the peak of the Klondike gold rush.

The subject of the film is the KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH . It uses the theatrically excessive search for gold as a metaphor for a world that’s only oriented towards material values. But in the end, the hero – played by CHARLIE CHAPLIN himself – wins his personal happiness in form of love. We think that there’s no better parable for the upcoming Christmas celebration. Despite all presents, decorations and events, Christmas should be

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the search for the resource but also of the different possibilities of using the precious metal for decoration. If you’re looking for an inspiration for your Christmas table, have a look at our »TABLE OF THE MONTH« feature. Our article about GIFT PACKAGING gives you creative ideas for gold or rather cash gifts. There’s also a new SISTERMAG FASHION COLLECTION , created by our designer Evi, photographed by Jaclyn Locke with the model Pilar de Arce Llombart. We found the Spanish architect from San Sebastián on Instagram and were instantly impressed by her great style. As always, the patterns for the outfits are available as free download. If you are keen on more fashion inspiration, have a look at our trip to Vienna. Together with the Instagrammer Anke, we tested the ara WINTER SHOE models for you. During the production of this issue, Christmas spirit came to the #SISTERMAGOFFICE . We hope it’s the same for you while reading! We are looking forward to your feedback. If you recreate one of our instructions, let us know about the results via email, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook etc. SEE YOU IN THE NEXT ISSUE!

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EDITORIAL TEAM & TABLE OF CONTENT SHOOTING BEHIND THE SCENES

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A TALK WITH NENA …on Music & Marzipan Balls

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Wreath-DIY Ideas

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Interview with Chelsea Fuss about

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GOLD & GLITTER RECIPES Luxury Recipes for Parties in »Gold Rush«

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THE SCENT OF GOLD

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Seasonal Greetings Workshop in Berlin

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ECOVER TREND SUMMIT

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FROM BOOM TO BUST TO GHOST

About Perfume Bottles that enthuse us – Liv Hambrett TABLE OF THE MONTH Decorating Ideas for your Table in Gold & Rose

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A cleaner future with ecover

6 of the World's most fascinating Ghost Towns

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IT CAME AND WENT IN A FLASH How the Gold Rush shaped Dawson City


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176 GOLD RUSH 2.0 – APPS TO GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER MONEY GIFTS WELL PACKED DIY Ideas for personal Money Gifts

A WINTER'DAY WITH ARA The warmest and coziest Boots for cold Days

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FILM INTRODUCTION »GOLD RUSH« The silent Comedy is introduced

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10 FACTS ABOUT ALASKA HOMESTORY IN ALASKA An Alaskan Blogger takes us home to her cosy house

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HOMEY BLOGGER RECIPES Our favourite 2018 Food Bloggers show us their favourite Golden Soul Food Recipes

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN – THE ETERNAL CLOWN AND HIS SUPER TOOL FILM HISTORY PART 11 New Technologies in Film


CONTRIBUTOR TEXT Barbara Eichhammer

the-little-wedding-corner.de Chelsea Fuss

@frolicblog Liv Hambrett

livhambrett.com Martina Klaric

@buchberuehrung Alex Kords

kords.net Christian Näthler

@iamvolta Angela Maria Peltner

PHOTO & VIDEO Tobias Koch

tokography.com Claus Kuhlmann

boheifilm.de Natascha Lindemann

nataschalindemann.de Jaclyn Locke

jaclynlocke.com Timo Roth

timo-roth.de Cris Santos

@ csantosphoto sisterMAG Team

FOOD Sam Adler

frostingandfettuccine.com Roberta Dall'Alba

robertadallalba.com Olimpia Davies

artisanfoodphotography.com Dilekerei

@ dilekerei Claudia Gödke

claudiagoedke.com Carole Poirot

carolepoirot.com Karolina Wiercigroch

karolina-wiercigroch.com

@angelapeltner Dr. Michael Neubauer Elisabeth Stursberg

@lizziemariees sisterMAG Team

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Ira Häussler

Sabrina Bäcker

Christian Naethler

@iamvolta Alex Kords

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@botanicart sisterMAG Team

HAIR & MAKEUP Tina Fischbach

tina-fischbach.de Patricia Heck

patriciaheck.de Laetitia Lemak

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MODEL Pilar de Arce

@codigopilar Anke Reichert

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Natascha Lindemann MODEL Pilar de Arce OUTFIT Evi Neubauer MAKE-UP Laetitia Lemak

PAR T NER OF THE ISSUE You can recognize our partner features through the logo at the top of the page. We thank our partners ara and ecover very cordially, because without them this issue would not be possible!


CONTRIBUTORS Keeping in line with the theme of »Gold Rush« and the approaching Christmas season, we asked three of our sisterMAG N°43 contributors about their festive traditions and personal priorities.

my professional and private goals. However, I would leave everything at once if my family or friends really need me.

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Photographer nataschalindemann.de

Gold or silver?
 Photographer Natascha Lindemann specializes in beauty, fashion and advertising photography. She lives and works in Berlin and in our first collaboration for sisterMAG she perfectly set the scene for our cover model Pilar de Arce Llombart.

The search for gold became a fixed idea for many people during the gold rush. Is there something for you to which you subordinate everything?
 I’m a very ambitious person and work continuously on

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That changes constantly. Sometimes I like gold and sometimes silver. At the moment it is more silver.

What is your favourite Christmas tradition? All family members meet on Christmas Eve in my parents' house, then we go to church and have dinner together afterwards. Then we all sit in the living room around the Christmas tree and one by one the gifts are unwrapped. This process has been the same since my childhood and is therefore a family tradition that I look forward to year after year.

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SHIGHLIGHTS KAROLINA WIERCIGROCH

Food Photografer & Stylist karolina-wiercigroch.com

LIV HAMBRETT

Karolina Wiercigroch is our discovery for food! Based in London, she works full-time as a food stylist and photographer and specializes in culinary storytelling. For this issue, she has developed three gold-inspired recipes.

Writer livhambrett.com A "rediscovery", so to speak, is Liv Hambrett. After a few years break, the author, born in Australia but meanwhile settled in northern Germany, wrote an article about the most famous perfume packaging with gold for us.

The search for gold became a fixed idea for many people during the gold rush. Is there something for you to which you subordinate everything?
 The search for gold became a fixed idea for many people during the gold rush. Is there something for you to which you subordinate everything?


This may sound boring, but not really. I try to stay more or less balanced and don't have any obsessions at the moment.

Gold oder silver?


I have two small kids - so, sleep?

Always gold!

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What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

Oh God. I don't wear any jewellery, not one piece. Snap decision: silver.

Picking up a Christmas tree with my dad and then decorating it while drinking Christmas tea. We actually use a lot of gold, shiny baubles, which I love.

What is your favourite Christmas tradition? The music. And Glühwein.

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NAME PIL AR DE ARCE LLOMBART CODIGOPIL AR

I am a 51 year old Spaniard, mother of twins, a girl and a boy who are now 23 years old. With my husband Guillermo I live and work in San Sebastiรกn on the Cantabrian Sea for 26 years, which I like very much. I have a degree in Art and Medieval History and run an architectural office together with my husband, who is an architect.

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HOW WAS IT FOR YOU TO S TA N D I N F R O N T O F T H E C A M E R A F O R S I S T E R M A G ?

It was a fantastic experience! The sisterMAG team welcomed me with open arms and gave me the feeling to be another member from the start. The team has a lot of fun at work and a lot of passion in their projects – what you can clearly see in the end result. I will not forget this experience!

W H AT D O YO U L I K E B E S T I N E V I ' S C R E AT I O N S ?

Evi is one of the most elegant and creative women I know. Her creations are a perfect match for me and my style. When I saw the clothes for the first time, I thought Evi must have known me forever! They combine my strong, feminine, but also my sweet side – in my opinion the perfect combination! 13

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sisterMAG asked the musical icon for an interview to talk about golden hours, special show rituals, and recurring Christmas traditions.

Inter view: SOPHIE SIEKMANN

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HER NEW CONCERT MOVIE NENA – NICHTS VERSÄUMT LIVE WAS RELEASED ON DVD ON NOVEMBER 9TH AND WHETS OUR APPETITE FOR A MUSICAL TIME TRAVEL THROUGH NENA’S GREATEST HITS AND MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS . FIND OUT WHICH ONE SHE REDISCOVERED FOR HERSELF ON TOUR.

Looking back to a musical career spanning four decades, was there an especially golden time you like to remember? I remember well that my grandmother often said: »All that glitters is not gold«. Back then, I already found this saying a little bit strange. My

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Just before a show starts, I usually say a short PRAYER and concentrate on my BREATH for a moment. SISTER-MAG.COM

Your new DVD »Nichts versäumt LIVE« carries your fans off into 120 minutes of pure NENA hits. Do you have a favourite song in your repertoire that you love to hear or perform after all those years? A few years ago I wrote the song »In meinem Leben« (»In my life«) and rediscovered it for myself on tour. And my personal highlight of the show is my 20


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punk set. With my guitar, my drummer and my bass player, I stand in the middle of the audience and we perform on, as I call it, the world’s smallest stage. What was the most emotional moment on the »Nichts versäumt LIVE« tour for you? Every concert is different, which makes special moments arise in different passages of the set.

Do you have a ritual for yourself or your crew right before a show? Just before a show starts, I usually say a short prayer and concentrate on my breath for a moment. The second before we actually go on stage, we form a circle as a band, join hands, and wish ourselves a good show.

We start into the contemplative time of the year. Where do your thoughts wander when you have peace and time for yourself? A few months ago I was in Iceland again and everything I saw and felt there is in my heart. That’s what I like to think of when I want to have some peace. I only can bow to nature and say thank you. (:

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Let’s activate the time machine: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Maybe I live on a farm amidst fields and meadows, with many goats, dogs, bees and pigs. We’ll see. Thinking so far ahead is hard for me. And I get along well with the present. December is Christmas time! How does your perfect Christmas look like?

Do you lapse into the typical Christmas present stress in December?

Christmas has always been something special for me and still is today. I craft Advent calendars, decorate the house, and just enjoy the Christmas spirit every year.

No, thanks! (:

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And at the end: Cross your heart! Which Christmas sweet is your favourite? Marzipan balls.

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Photos: Florentine Paura, Heiko Laschitzki

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Everything that feels like GOLD can def initely GLITTER – sometimes more and sometimes less.

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TULLE RUSH A festive DIY wardrobe for Christmas: In 2018 we have featured a special material in ever y one of our sisterMAG collections. And what could be better than tulle during the festive days in December! Our model is influencer Pilar f rom San Sebastiรกn. We love her elegance, her joy and of course our new collection of DIY patterns with tulle skir ts and tulle blouses to sew yourself!

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Playful Tulle Top made of dotted cotton tulle. Perfect outf it for a

Trousers: Zara | Shoes: Zara | Undershirt:

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The skirt consists of hundreds of layers of beige tulle. We combine with a simple white T-shirt and the beautiful DIY tweed jacket

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We want more tulle skirts of different colours, because we love the colour play, that is created by the layers. Here, designer Evi Neubauer combines different shades of blue with mint green. The unusual skirt requires a break in style, thus the simple blue cardigan completing the outf it.

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Light Blue Pleated Tulle Skirt


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We love this crazy outf it! A little manual work is needed for the blue top with sequins. Also the light blue pleated tulle skirt is completely

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5 TIPS FOR

Working with tulle

[ o n e ] I t a l rea d y s t a r t s w i t h

not push the fullness of the

t h e s e l e c t i o n o f t h e ri g h t t u l l e :

fa b ri c u n d e r t h e s ew i n g fo o t .

f i n e t u l l e , g l i tte r t u l l e , e l a s t i c

[ fo u r] M a ny t u to ri a l s d e s c ri b e

o r s t re tch t u l l e , co tto n a n d s i l k t u l l e - t h e p o s s i b i l i t i e s a re

t h e q u i lt i n g o f t u l l e . To a ch i eve t h e l o o k o f o u r m o d e l s , Ev i

endless!

s i m p l y l ays t h e fa b ri c i n

[ two ] Fo r n a t u ra l f i b e r s co l o r

i rre g u l a r fo l d s to g i ve a m o re

ch o i ce s fo r t u l l e a re l i m i te d . I f

n a t u ra l l o o k .

yo u wa n t c ra zy p i n k o r p e t ro l

[ f i ve ] Fo r t h e s ew i n g o f t h e

b l u e , yo u n e e d to l o o k i n to

t u l l e a n o rm a l s ew i n g m a ch i n e

p o l ye s te r t u l l e o r f i n e t u l l e .

needle can be used. Also

[ t h re e ] Fo r s p raw l i n g t u l l e

yo u d o n o t h ave to ch a n g e

s ki r t s , yo u a l ways s ew f ro m

a ny t h i n g a t t h e t h rea d

b o tto m to to p. Yo u s t a r t w i t h

te n s i o n . S ea m s o r q u i lt s a re

t h e l owe r t u l l e ( o n t h e c a l ve s )

b e s t wo rke d i n a t ri p l e z i g z a g

a n d wo rk yo u r way u p to t h e

( l a rg e z i g z a g ) a n d n o t w i t h a

wa i s t b a n d . O t h e r w i s e yo u c a n

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PHOTOS & RECIPES BY KAROLINA WIERCIGROCH

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W I T H C R E M E F R A I C H E A N D B L A C K C AV I A R

SERVES 8 AS AN APPETIZER

130° 60 MIN.

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2 sweet potatoes, very thinly sliced 2 tbsp of olive oil

1 tsp of coarse sea salt &

200 g crème fraîche 50 g black caviar

3-4 tbsp chopped chives (optional)

HOW TO

1. Preheat the oven to 130°C. 2. Line two baking sheets

4. Transfer with

parchment paper.

3. Place the slices of sweet potato

on the baking sheets in a single layer and lightly brush them with oil. Bake for about 1 hour, or until crisp, flipping potato slices halfway.

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to paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt.

5. To serve, top sweet potato chips with crème fraîche and caviar.

6. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with chives.

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SERVES 6 AS AN APPETIZER

REFRIGERATOR 10 MIN.

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2 small echalion shallots, f inely diced ½ cup of champagne vinegar 2 tbsp of Prosecco

½ tsp of freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp of sugar & 12 oysters

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Place the shallots, vinegar, sugar and pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.

2. Cover and let the mixture sit in

3. Just

before Prosecco.

serving,

add

4. Serve

freshly shucked oysters on ice with a side of mignonette sauce in a bowl.

the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.

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» a B o i h c a t s Rose & Pi ked Donuts WITH LEMON GLAZE & GLITTER

MAKES 12 DONUTS

160° 12 MIN.

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1 ½ (225g) cup of flour

½ cup (60g) of muscovado sugar

175 ml almond milk | 30 ml rapeseed oil 1/3 cup (30g) of chopped pistachios 1 tsp of rose water

2 eggs | zest of 1 lemon

1 ½ tsp of baking powder | ¼ tsp salt HOW TO

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LEMON GLAZE

1 cup of icing sugar

6 tbsp of lemon juice

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edible glitter

6. You can use a piping bag for this step, but a spoon will also work.

and rose water.

10. Dip each donut into the bowl of glaze and set aside.

7. Bake for 12 minutes. 11. Decorate with edible glitter 8. Remove donuts from tins and while the glaze is still wet. let them cool completely. 12. Once set, arrange on a 9. To make the glaze, whisk platter and serve. icing sugar with lemon juice

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TEXT: LIV HAMBRETT

When I was fifteen, YVES SAINT LAURENT released a fruity flirt of a fragrance called BABYDOLL . It came in a pink glass bottle shaped like a child’s spinning top, with a gold lid and the words »Babydoll« and »YSL«, both in gold, overlaying one another. IT WAS A DREAM. I NEEDED IT.

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WHAT DO I WEAR IN BED? WHY, CHANEL NO.5, OF COURSE. MARYLIN MONROE

Pink and gold, notes of PEACH and FREESIA , a Lolita-esque clash of innocence and sensuality that was, now that I look back, a rather inappropriate fragrance to market to teenaged girls. When I finally got it for my 16th birthday, it was as if I had become the woman I was always destined to be: drenched in the scent of GRENADINE and CINNAMON, a hint of wild rose clinging to my otherwise entirely unfashionable teen self. The bottle sat on my dresser, the light refracting through the glass, the gold lid glinting whenever I passed it by. SISTER-MAG.COM

My relationship with fragrance began well before I pined for the pink and gold of YSL’S BABYDOLL , but Babydoll marked my entry into the adult world of perfume. From there, I collected enormous amounts of fragrance, assisted by working in a fragrance shop through university, and became terribly au fait with tossing about such terms as »base notes« and

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»warm wood«. My collection ranged from ELIZABETH ARDEN’S super clean GREEN TEA to the utterly decadent FENDI PALAZZO , a big white floral with the spice of pink pepper and warmth of cedar, with all the gold-laced GUERLAIN bottles in between. My bathroom cupboards became a tribute to glass and gold. To talk about fragrance is to enter a world where, however momentarily, only sense exists. Fragrance has long been a dab of something exclusive and extra – it’s expensive and sensuous and entirely unnecessary. And as much

as it has gone from something preserved for the upper echelons to an everyday thing many of us cannot do without, there remains an element of luxury to fragrance, which is perhaps why, for much of its life, perfume has been unable to escape gold. Solid perfume in little gold cases; ancient and modern bottles decorated with GOLD ; gold appearing in the fragrance’s name as the ultimate indication of just what level of luxury we are dealing with here – the gold level; wherever fragrance goes, GOLD IS NEVER FAR BEHIND .

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WHEREVER FRAGRANCE GOES, IS NEVER FAR BEHIND Glancing back at the past century or so of perfume, one cannot overlook, forgive me, the gold standard, CHANEL #5 . Famous more for the various faces of it and one particular woman who claimed to wear it, and only it, to bed, #5 is an inescapable presence. The bottle then, unsurprisingly

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Poison Christian Dior

shalimar Guerlain

But let’s not dwell on Marilyn’s pyjamas. The 20th century brought with it a veritable flood of perfumes sparkling in their golden vessels. GUERLAIN’S

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followed a few years after #5 , and its bottle featured an adorable gold medallion holding the black ribbon in place. The word itself, the whispery SHALIMAR was written on the bottle in gold, and the perfume house scrawled in gold on the lid. Things got heavy in the latter half of last century, with the 70s and 80s dropping big, spicy perfume bombs housed

in big, flashy bottles. YSL hit us with OPIUM , a controversial concoction of mandarin and myrrh that featured a large golden disc on its otherwise very 70’s brown bottle. CHRISTIAN DIOR brought out POISON , a purple bottle with glass and gold lid, and the name winking in gold. While the 90s took a spin with minimalism, and silvers, blues and the frosted glass of CK ONE became du jour, at the end of the decade CHRISTIAN DIOR threw the delicate, almost unbearably feminine floral J’ADORE into the fray. J’ADORE , a soft fusion of jasmine, citrus, rose and vanilla, comes in a tear-drop bottle, its long neck ringed in gold.

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fame Lady Gaga

classic David Beckham

The 2000s brought with it the celebrity fragrance with every self-respecting remotely famous person putting their name to a scent. (Although, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention ELIZABETH TAYLOR was well ahead of the trend, releasing WHITE DIAMONDS in 1991. The fragrance comes in a bottle encrusted with faux versions of its namesake, but with a huge, gold lid.) BRITNEY SPEARS , CHRISTINA AGUILERA , PARIS HILTON and JENNIFER LOPEZ bolted out of the gate early and were soon joined by BEYONCÉ and MARIAH CAREY. Sean Combs (P DIDDY ) and DAVID BECKHAM are potentially the only male SISTER-MAG.COM

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With BRITNEY’S CURIOUS and FANTASY being old enough to have been given several other versions (think MIDNIGHT FANTASY and FANTASY INTIMATE ) KATY PERRY , LADY GAGA and RIHANNA followed with their offerings, and ARIANA GRANDE , SELENA GOMEZ and TAYLOR SWIFT took up the mantle for the younger crop. GAGA and Rihanna’s bottles were black and gold, and Taylor’s midnight blue orb was covered in gold, but there was one celebrity bottle that blew the rest out of the water. KIM KARDASHIAN backed up from her first, rather boring release (think pink and purple and an oversized KK ) with a fragrance bottle made from an

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actual mould of her body. The box opens and there is a sandy, golden KIM KARDASHIAN torso full of peach, jasmine and ylang ylang. The fragrance is, imaginatively, called BODY . From #5 ’s delicate understated rings, to Kim’s muted gold bustwaist-hip ratio, few fragrances have gone by without at least a sprinkle of precious metal; and long may this decadent, completely over the top relationship prosper.

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Our »Table of the Month« is also dedicated to the topic of »Gold Rush«. Our idea was to design a festive table that you can create yourself easily and re-style it with only little resources. Instead of classic Christmas colors like red and green, we went for a bright and at the same time very classy look.

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The combination of pink, gold and white creates a harmonious play of colors, perfect for Christmas.

The heavenly cake made of cotton candy brings everyone to the table by itself.

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Ta b l e o f the month For christmas and ladies in gold rush

H&M HOME

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What we need to complete this adorable table setting? A cake of course! And some bubbly drinks.

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THE BIG SISTERMAG W R E AT H F E AT U R E

ISSUE NOËš43 W R E AT H S Va l e r i a C u e v a s

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Thea Neubauer

Antonia Sutter

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Content GOLD RUSH WREATH by sisterMAG

PINE CONE WREATH by sisterMAG

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In many corners of the world a (CHRISTMAS) wreath is an important part of the

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first wreaths already existed in Roman times, where they were hung on doors as a sign of victory. In Christianity,

SEASONAL GREETINGS WORKSHOP

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role as ADVENT WREATH, symbolizing the infinite cycle of life.

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This golden wreath is a real eye-catcher. It sparkles and shines from afar. Depending on your preference real glass baubles or plastic ones can be used.

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Take a wire hanger as a basis and bend it into a round shape. Using a thin wire, attach baubles around the hanger. Glue smaller baubles on last. Fix eucalyptus branches or other Christmas green with berries on top of the wreath with wire or hot glue. Tie a big bow and glue to hanger.

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A little nature at home: A wreath covered with open pine cones looks high-quality and fits every balcony or front door – of course without a lot of bells and whistles!

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For pastel lovers and lovers of colours: Many small gifts are attached to a wreath (cardboard or styrofoam) – in this way you can set the colours in the way you want and adapt it to your interior style.

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Everybody who prefers a natural, even a little rustic way, can make these wreaths by Botanic Art: green branches, feathers and plants are wound around a metal ring.

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Hannah Jensen

Interview

with blogger Chelsea Fuss

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Instagram @frolicblog chelseafuss.com Online Wreath Course

CHELSEA FUSS ais the creative force behind the floral business FROLIC! Working with flowers for nearly 20 years, she now I writes about flower arranging for such renown media brands like House and Garden UK, Design Sponge or Apartment Therapy, styles flowers for photo shoots and teaches floral design and flower arranging classes to students around the world. For our ÂťWREATH SPECIALÂŤ we interviewed her about the difference between US-American and Mediterranean wreath styles and CURRENT 2018 TRENDS.

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WHAT IS YO UR PROF E SS I ONAL BAC KGRO UND? WH E R E DID YOU LEARN YO U R P R OFESS ION?

I've been working with fresh flowers professionally for over 20 years. I studied Art History but interned in Horticulture in University, learning gardening and floristry at a large, historical resort called Mackinac Island, in the USA. But since I was 12 years old or younger, I have been teaching myself flower arranging through books. During University

I started my first floral design business, worked for many florists during and after university (including the trendsetting start-up, Poppybox Gardens where I worked as a floral buyer and designer), and took as many courses as I could including training with Jane Packer and Wild at Heart In London. When I was 22 I opened my own flower shop in Portland, OR where I also taught a lot of classes for my customers. Later that venture evolved into prop and floral styling then developing flower-centric content for web and print in addition to offline and online teaching.

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HOW A ND WH ERE DI D YOU LEARN TO M A KE WR E AT H S ?

I've been making wreaths since I was a teenager from herbs, fruit, and the beautiful evergreen trees of the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up. I also ran a floral department at a garden nursery where I designed and made wreaths each holiday season as well as taught wreath classes. W HAT IS TH E D IF F E R E N CE I N W REATH STYLES BE T WE E N PORTL A ND , O R A N D LI S BON , PORTUGA L?

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there are a plethora of evergreen trees like pine, fir, and cedar. The access to these greens is incredibly plentiful, and with the dark, rainy climate it is how we make our homes festive for winter by making wreaths, garlands, and decorating the house all over with fresh cut greenery. In Lisbon, they don't really have the tradition of this cozy style of Christmas or even of wreaths at all. You don't see many wreaths. Christmas in Portugal is more about the lights and the bling, and the wonderful baked goods. However, where I live in Sintra (40 minutes North of Lisbon), there is a micro-climate, similar to a mediterranean

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climate but with more rain so access to greenery is incredible. I've continued my wreath-making in Portugal by creating my own version of what a Portuguese wreath might be. I am incredibly inspired by the rustic nature of the country and the vegetation. Close to me I have olive, grapevine, bay, fig, pepperberry, and more so it is easy to whip up a rustic wreath, made from all-natural ingredients and with no wire. The Portuguese have a tradition of resourcefulness and this has rubbed off on me in a big way. I challenge myself to make wreaths and flower arrangements from whatever is around me, instead of purchasing items.

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Online

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I have two longer, full-length classes that I have incredibly positive feedback on. In FLORAL ARRANGING 101 & FLORAL ARRANGING WEDDINGS we learn the basics of floristry using my classical meets modern methods to give students a wonderful base to enter into floristry either as a hobby or a career. These classes have been taken by students around the world who have gone on to arrange flowers for weddings and events for friends and clients, or even start their own businesses or procure jobs in floral designs. I also have florists who take the class to learn a new way of working, but no experience is required.

UP TO THESE COURSES, WITH A SEASONAL, SHORT, COURSE. The idea is to inspire students to make wreaths and not be intimidated by the process. I offer very accessible methods and ideas that you can apply to the ingredients around you. In addition, since moving to Sintra, Portugal, I have been immensely inspired by foraging and I wanted to offer a class that shares this point of view and these new methods I am using. I think wreaths are a fun, festive, and meditative way to celebrate the holidays, to connect with friends, and to make a homemade gift and I hope this class inspires people to do so.

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lessons in video and text format with. The wreaths covered are CLASSIC GREEN WREATH, A FRUITED WREATH, and an ALL-NATURAL FORAGED WREATH. All the methods are either derived from my classical training which I have adopted to more modern practices, or my own methods I have developed using ingredients around me. In each video, you will visit my small cottage in SINTRA and watch me make the wreath FROM START-TO FINISH. In addition, I offer text and photos of other ideas and alternative methods and recipes that you can apply to the vegetation in your area. We also have a space where students can upload photos of their own wreaths for feedback and just to share so that we can be inspired by each other!

WHAT I S YO UR FAV O R I T E 2 0 1 8 WR EAT H ST Y L E?

Chelsea Fuss

My go-to is a MINIMAL GRAPEVINE BASE, accented with bay, privet berries, and olive! It's so easy to weave this wreath in less than an hour, it requires to man-made products so it's perfectly eco-friendly to make! It can dry to on your door, you can add fresh greens as the season goes by, or incorporate new ingredients as the year progresses. It's also perfectly compostable to so you can also toss it in the compost after the season is over!

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For the second time, Anna Cor and Simone Hawlisch held their Seasonal Greetings photography workshop in Berlin in midNovember. Together, various settings were used to shoot atmospheric LIFESTYLE PHOTOS for the winter and CHRISTMAS SEASON. At the same time, the participants received many TIPS AND TRICKS ON STYLING, PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING and Instagram. Let yourself be inspired by the wonderful photos.

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Produktion Thea Neubauer Christina Rücker Sophia Werner Photos Timo Roth

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TRASH IS GOLDEN! A cleaner future with ecover Plastic waste is a constant companion in our everyday life: Whether it's a plastic bag while shopping or daily reminders about the horrendous amount of plastic contamination, the subject of plastic waste concerns us all. That's why ecover and us called a »Plastic Trend Summit« in October. The goal? To carry out a unique plastic exchange campaign at a café in the heart of Berlin. Join the revolution!

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MILESTONES THE GREEN MACHINE ecover is a production pioneer, building an ecological factory in Malle, Belgium with a green roof that uses plants for insulation, recycled bricks, and sustainable wood instead of concrete and steel. A place ecover still proudly calls home today.

INTO THE MAINSTREAM The first box of phosphatefree ecover laundry detergent is launched in Belgium. It is developed around plant- and mineral-based ingredients instead of crude oil. This is the beginning of ecover's mission for a cleaner environment.

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#LETSLIVECLEAN A focus on the production of sustainable and environmentally-friendly cleaning agents made ecover a Âťblack sheepÂŤ of the industry when it was founded. But this has never bothered the Belgians! As their history shows, ecover are rebels who know exactly where they are headed: Into a clean future! #LETSLIVECLEAN

STEAL OUR FORMULA ecover launches a courageous advertising campaign in which it voluntarily reveals its formula for biodegradable detergent and calls on competitors to establish more sustainable methods themselves.

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THE NEW BOTTLE The new liquid bottle (without cap) is made from 100% recycled plastic and is easy to recycle. That's 100% determination to making the world cleaner.

DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED

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All ecover detergents are dermatologically tested.

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THE AMBITION By 2020, the bodies of all ecover liquid bottles shall be made from recycled plastic.

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TURNING PLASTIC WASTE INTO COFFEE – AND MORE When frequent guests visited »Herrmann Eicke« on a Wednesday morning in October, they found their favourite café transformed. The stylish and environmentallyconscious café in Berlin became Germany's first Rubbish Café thanks to a team of dedicated helpers. Adapted from the English model, ecover's philosophy that plastic waste is a recyclable, reusable and thus, valuable material was exercised quite literally: Every guest could exchange a piece of plastic waste for a hot beverage – to enjoy inhouse, of course!

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The Rubbish Café was open for five days and attracted many curious visitors of all ages. As the espresso made its way through the machine and into cups, ecover's »Wertstoff Academy« team informed guests about the different types of plastic, its different types of rejuvenated forms, as well as the idea of closed loops in waste processing. Visiting the Rubbish Café was the start of an exciting Trend Summit for both sisterMAG and ecover.

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N A E L C E V I L S T E #L PLASTIC WASTE IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE Following this philosophy, ecover joined forces with the friendly society Konglomerat e.V. to form the ecover »Wertstoff Academy«, i.e. »Valuable Resource Academy«. In the Rubbish Café, guests could learn everything about plastic, how it is processed – from classification to new products. The guests from our Trend Summit also participated with curiosity and enthusiasm.

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FROM BOTTLE TO PEG

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BEFORE RECYCLING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO CLEAN AND CORRECTLY CLASSIFY THE PLASTIC. IT IS DISTINGUISHED BY COLOUR AND 7 DIFFERENT PLASTIC TYPES (SEE NEXT PAGE).

2. CLEAN PLASTIC WASTE IS SHREDDED INTO GRANULES (PLASTIC PARTICLES). IN THIS STEP, THE PLASTIC WASTE BECOMES THE RAW MATERIAL.

3. IN THE INJECTION MOULDING PROCESS, THE GRANULATE IS FIRST LIQUEFIED AT 170°C TO 185°C AND THEN PRESSED INTO THE DESIRED MOULD UNDER HIGH PRESSURE.

4. IN KEEPING WITH THE THEME OF ECOLOGICAL DETERGENTS, THIS WAS A PRACTICAL PEG IN THE RUBBISH CAFÉ.

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Anyone who's taken a closer look at the packaging of their favourite products is already familiar with the triangle composed of arrows. It further carries a number in the middle and a letter code underneath. But what exactly do these symbols mean? Let's take a closer look.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) – Water or soft drink bottles are made from PET.

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) – Shopping bags, juice or milk bottles, and shampoo or cosmetic packaging are made of HDPE. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) – Window frames, pipes, carpeting and insulation material for electrical cables are mostly made of PVC. LDPE (low-density polyethylene) - Plastic wrap, garbage bags, buckets, and soap dispenser bottles are mostly made of LDPE. PP (polypropylene) - PET drink bottle lids, packaging for items such as yoghurt and cheese curds, straws, plastic cups or plastic cutlery are usually made of PP. The ecover peg is also made of this material. PS (polystyrene) – CD covers, toys, and flower pots, as well as food packaging are usually made of PS.

DID YOU KNOW? ecover uses PET, HDPE and PP in its products and packaging.

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O (Others) – The number 7 is used for other types of plastics, such as PC (polycarbonate), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymers), (PA) polyamide, etc.

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AN EXHIBITION BY THE ECOVER INNOVATION LAB, A ZERO-WASTE LUNCH, AND RECYCLED DECOR TRANSFORMED THE SISTERMAG LOFT INTO THE GREEN HEART OF BERLIN.

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THE GOLDEN AUTUMN WEATHER INSPIRED TO A LEISURELY WALK FROM THE CAFÉ TO THE LOFT.

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MODERATED BY JANINE STEEGER, EXPERTS FROM TRADE, WASTE MANAGEMENT, THE ZERO-WASTE COMMUNITY, AND ECOVER CAME TOGETHER FOR THE TREND SUMMIT AT THE SISTERMAG LOFT.

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ecover Tom has been responsible for ecover's long-term innovation strategy and sustainability for 11 years. He draws inspiration from the fields of biomimicry and systemic thinking. He is a member of the Kringwinkel committee, a Belgian organization that aims to give waste a second life. He enriched the panel with his knowledge about recycling and re-fillability of product packaging.

MODERATION Janine featured daily on Germany’s TVs with her own RTL program until 2015. A dream job for many. But she wanted more and now dedicates herself to answering the question of how we need to live in the future to save the planet for future generations. SISTER-MAG.COM

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DER GRÜNE PUNKT He is the spokesman for Grüne Punkt and therefore often travels with journalists to sorting and recycling plants. This gives him deep insight into what's wrong with recycling and where opportunities lie. The Grüne Punkt also operates a pilot plant, a research facility in which new formulas for recyclable plastics are developed.

CRADLE TO CRADLE E.V. Nora is the only German among the GreenBIZ 30 Under 30. The association Cradle to Cradle is committed to a new way of thinking about waste. Thus, Nora is an important part of the generation of sustainable companies.

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ECOVER HAS BEEN DEALING WITH THE PROBLEM OF PLASTIC POLLUTION FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING OPTIONS SINCE ITS FOUNDING. But the new bottle is not intended to completely outlaw plastic – on the contrary. The production of the bottle bodies from 100% recycled plastic is meant to increase awareness that plastic is a versatile and reusable resource. Thus, plastic waste is valuable! Reducing plastic waste is only one way to solve the plastic problem. Using existing plastic and plastic waste efficiently is another. This is exactly the issue that was addressed at the Trend Summit. Inspired by the panelists' expert knowledge, the discussion offered both inspiration and some explosive material. Have a look at the video and join the revolution under #letsliveclean!

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from boom, to bust, to ghost

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HASHIMA ,

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KILAMBA , PRYPJAT , CRACO , DAWSON CITY , KANGBASHI . Six

settlements in four continents related in only one way: they’re all ghost towns. Discover their rise to prominence and where it all went wrong...

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Deserted streets, dark buildings, not a sound to be heard – no, this isn’t your hometown after sunset on a school night. We’re talking about ghost towns, oncethriving settlements that have been abandoned but maintain a physical footprint.

Whether economic collapse, irresponsible planning, or natural or human disaster, there are various reasons that cause an entire town or city’s inhabitants to ditch home. Let’s explore six of the world’s most fascinating ghost towns...

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Hashima, Japan Only 0.063 square kilometres in size, more than 5,000 people crammed onto HASHIMA ISLAND at the peak of its coal mining operation in 1959 . When demand for coal plummeted in the late 1960s and early 1970s, so did Hashima Island’s population. When the island’s mine finally

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closed in 1974 , all incentive to remain on the seawalled colony off the coast of NAGASAKI disappeared. You may recognize its remains from the 2012 James Bond film SKYFALL .

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Kolmanskuppe, Namibia is a sandswept ghost town near the NAMIBIAN coast that was once home to some of the richest diamond deposits in the world. Between 1928, when diamonds were first discovered in what was then German South-West Africa, and the early 1930s, around five million karats of diamonds were extracted in the first six years of mining. The last three families deserted the city in 1956 , and it remains without any permanent residents to this day. KOLMANSKUPPE

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no permanent inhabitants. Check out the satellite view on Google Streetview to get an impression of the absurdity.

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Prypjat, ukraine By far the most tragic ghost town on this list, PRYPJAT has the unfortunate title of being home to the world’s most devastating nuclear power plant accident in history, CHERNOBYL . The disaster occurred on when a reactor exploded and unleashed radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere. More than 50,000 inhabitants were forced to evacuate. With radiation still present today, it’s no wonder only a handful have ever returned.

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was popularized among Millennial circles recently when news went viral that claimed you could buy the entire village for the PRICE of a flat in London. The now-abandoned medieval town peaked to a population of 2,600 in 1561 before enduring centuries of destructive occurrences ranging from plagues to landslides and waves of thieves. The landslides, combined with CRACO

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earthquakes, became so bad that the entire town’s population – 1,800 residents – was forced to evacuate for their own safety in 1963 .

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Indeed, KANGBASHI started as a ghost city and is still only halfway to fulfilling its promise of being home to 300,000 people by 2023 .

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How the Gold Rush shaped Dawson City, Yukon TEXT: CHRISTIAN NÄTHLER

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The population growth of any given city usually moves in a very binary manner. It starts with a scraggle of early settlers, followed by a few hundred more, and, if the economic conditions present themselves, maybe another couple thousand join them. A few decades later comes a railroad, the first multinational corporations, and official ‘city’ status. But every once in a while there’s an outlier moving in the opposite trajectory. Case in point: THE

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The high point of history for DAWSON CITY begins with 40,000 people showing up on the footsteps of the YUKON RIVER seemingly overnight. And they didn’t show up with gifts. In fact, they came to take them. The descendants arrived primarily from SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO following word that local miners had found gold in the remote nothingness of northwestern Canada on August 16, 1896 . By early 1899 , some 100,000 prospectors had rushed to Dawson City to slum it in the mines, service the new economy, or merely pass through as spectators. Among them was the famed American writer JACK LONDON , who wrote several of his first successful works in the ‘WHITE SILENCE’ of the Yukon.

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an arduous journey Indeed, the majority of those who trekked to DAWSON CITY in those three years – and it really was an arduous journey – were disappointed on arrival. There simply wasn’t the abundance of gold they had expected, and life anything but pleasant. Of course, it’s also a significant challenge to dig through permafrost (winter temperatures regularly dip below minus 30 degrees Celsius). In fact, it’s estimated that the total expense of those who travelled to Dawson City between 1897 and 1901 exceeded the output of the gold mines in the entire region. It’s no wonder most of those who came were in just as big a rush to get out.

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By 1899 , the gold rush was effectively over. Only 8,000 inhabitants remained in Dawson City, with the majority of those who had arrived just a few years earlier forced out by intolerable living conditions and encouraged by reports of gold elsewhere. Railroads that began construction shortly after the first settlers were obsolete before they even went into operation. What did last was the decimation of the Native Hän people, who were forced into reserves during the rush and suffered major losses in the following years.

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Today, DAWSON CITY’S calling is one inextricably tied to its past. Only 1,375 people live there now, many of them supported by the money brought in by tourists looking to catch a glimpse of an era gone by. And that they do – 8 NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES OF CANADA are located in the city to commemorate the wonder that was the gold rush.

Many of the buildings continue to boast facades in the style of 19th Century architecture, and there’s even a bylaw that states new buildings must adhere to this aesthetic. Allow the story of Dawson City to offer a lesson: DON’T MAKE A SCENE SHOULD YOU BE SO LUCKY TO DISCOVER GOLD.

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requires discipline, which is especially challenging during the days leading up to Christmas. Controlling your spending is made easier, however, with the help of finance apps. They often have better SAVING

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Budget Book This app scores particularly high for its simple and intuitive interface. The basic version is free of charge and advertising despite its many features. The individual income and spending categories can be adapted to one's specific needs. You also have the option to add a receipt or note to each transaction in order to better understand your expenditures later. Recurring expenses can be automated under Fixed Payments. IF YOU HAVE YOU

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Finanzguru

THIS APP IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO USE PLASTIC FOR THE MAJORITY OF THEIR PURCHASES. THE FINANZGURU (FINANCE GURU) IS LINKED TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND USES

It checks existing contracts and, if necessary, suggests cheaper alternatives. ontracts can be cancelled in-app with just a few clicks and it also reminds users of upcoming cancellation periods. The visuals are limited to display only your monthly expenditures. The individual expenditure categories are not represented in circle or bar diagrams, but assigned to the correct categories.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL ITEMS SUCH AS RENT, MOBILE PHONE CONTRACTS,

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You can add your income or expenses with a plus or minus on the homepage of the app so everything can easily be tracked in REAL-TIME . It's even faster with pre-saved shortcuts. Recurring payments can be added and you have the option to create custom categories. Those who like to save for specific goals can define them in a separate category and watch the progress metre fill up. Up to six people can use the app, making it particularly suitable for families. With 20 entries per month, the app can be tested free of charge. You can enjoy the full range of services for a one-time fee of 3.49 euros.

MONEY CONTROL FOCUSES ON A QUICK AND EASY WAY TO TRACK ALL CASH FLOWS.

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This FREE APP creates peace for anyone sharing a flat. For one, it allows costs to be registered and shared only with those who SHARE THE EXPENSES. It also includes a shopping list, messaging

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PACKAGING IDEAS

well packaged Simply gifting money in an envelope? For all of you who find this too uncreative and, above all, impersonal, we have looked into original packaging ideas for money gifts. In line with the »Gold Rush« theme of this sisterMAG issue we have developed various creative ideas on how to fold, roll or bind the bank notes to be gifted, so that the recipient can enjoy it even more.

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The ideas have different difficulty levels, so that even DIY beginners find something for themselves.

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Put flowers and leaves in the foam. Who wants to guarantee an especially long freshness, should seal the box and money with aluminum foil and moisten the floral foam. 3.

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HISTORIC MEANING, ORIGINAL PRIORITIES, AND AN INTERESTING LAW ABOUT BEARS:

How many facts about Alaska do you already know? Not all of them are this random, but they are all good to fill the next awkward small-talk break. You’re welcome!

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#NOPHOTO

Keyword Instagram While it is usually legal to hunt bears in Alaska, one thing remains strictly out of bounds: waking one of the furry creatures to take a picture #NOPHOTO.

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Late success for Alaska’s most famous writer, LUCIA BERLIN. She was born in 1936 in Juneau and lived an eventful life in several countries. She was appreciated, sometimes even worshipped, in literary circles. The general public discovered her in 2015 (she passed away in 2004) and she even made it onto the bestseller list of the NEW YORK TIMES. SISTER-MAG.COM

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For a little gold, the Little Tramp could have eaten potatoes instead of a shoe. The price of potatoes might not have quite reached the value of gold but the situation during the KLONDIKE GOLD rush forced many adventurers to buy potatoes (including the sought-after Vitamin C) with actual gold.

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Kivalina

WITHOUT PLASTIC, THE GREENLAND WHALES MIGHT ALREADY BE EXTINCT Around 100 years ago, the population of GREENLAND WHALES that were traditionally hunted in Alaska was dangerously low. The reason: their 4.5-metre long whalebones were perfect for fashioning corsets and very high in demand.

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THE INHABITANTS OF KIVALINA COULD BE THE FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE REFUGEES. Their collective lawsuit against several energy giants was repelled by the Supreme Court and the 400 inhabitants could soon be forced to leave their home. Kivalina, situated around 130 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and only four metres above sea level, could be inhabitable in 10 years as a direct result of climate change.

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Strategically trivial but symbolically important: the ISLAND ATTU, part of the Aleutian islands, was occupied by the Japanese in 1942 and was the first and only occupied area in northern American territory (not counting territory overseas).

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ALASKA'S POPULATION DENSITY WHEN APPLIED TO MANHATTAN: 30 INHABITANTS We all know that Alaska is not densely populated. But the comparison to a highly packed city is still incredible – especially considering that Manhattan actually has around 1.67 MILLION INHABITANTS. 155

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THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ANCHORAGE IS AROUND 2.7 °C (37 °F) Statistically speaking, the warmest week is usually the third week of July, when temperatures rise to an incredible 20 °C (68 °F). For comparison, Berlin had an average of 10.4 °C in 2017.

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STREETS IN AND AROUND JUNEAU LITERALLY LEAD NOWHERE

This is no surprise since Juneau is actually not accessible by car, but only by plane and ship. The city makes up for it by its proximity to the stunning GLACIAL FJORD TRACY ARM.

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We eat the view CAN YOU BE FULL FROM A BEAUTIFUL VIEW? A recent article featured by the Anchorage Daily News (»IN ALASKA, WE ‘EAT THE VIEW’«) said that this is actually true – although not quite literally. The most important traditional and regional produce (like wild salmon, elk, berries, mushrooms and mussels) manifests best in a wild, untouched landscape.

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Alaska, the land of snowy mountains, bears, whales, and ‌ well? Most of us might not know that much about the northernmost US state. That was the case for me, at least. I realised this needed to change when I came across one of Alaska’s best-known interior and lifestyle blogs, The Northern Current, and was lucky enough to have Rachel Klein, the blogger behind it, answer some of my questions for this issue.

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Rachel's favourite shops:

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On the interior scene in Alaska: »There is a small interior scene in Alaska, and I think it is slowly growing. I’ve been seeing a lot of neutral designs, which makes sense living in a climate that is dark and cold for half of the year. There seems to be a bit of a Scandinavian influence that I absolutely love.« Asked about typical Alaskan design, Rachel writes that she does not really think there is one since most homes focus more heavily on functionality than aesthetic. However, most Alaskan homes are »cozy and feel lived-in with some rugged elements here and there.« And there seem to be some common features and trends: »I would say that a lot of Alaskan homes feature wood elements, whether it’s wood panelling, wooden floors, wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, or wooden furniture.« An emphasis on light colours and warm tones, which

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makes sense when thinking of Alaska’s geographic location, is prominent in her photos.

Are there Alaskan brands that she would like to see become more popular in other parts of the world? »I’m a big fan of Salmon Sisters. They design clothes and gear inspired by Alaska’s wilderness and sustainable fisheries. There are also so many small businesses that I love: Resolute Boutique from Juneau that offers stylish clothes and jewelry from all over, That Feeling Co (she’s an abstract artist as well as a florist) in Anchorage, and Juanita’s Handmade, who makes awesome bags and pouches, just to name a few treasures.« SISTERMAG 43 | 12 / 2018


General life in Alaska Naturally, there must be differences in everyday life between Alaska and other, less remote US states? Rachel agrees, writing that while many things are similar in larger cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, life »feels more relaxed in Alaska, with a much slower pace. Alaskans tend to spend more time outside, whether they’re hunting, fishing, camping, or hiking, and nature is just so easily accessible.« On what she likes most about living in Alaska: »I love the laid-back and tight-knit community culture that is found across Alaska. Plus, I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, so it’s hard to beat that!«

Alaska and the produce can be somewhat lacking. Especially if you live in a secluded rural area or your town is on an island (like Sitka), it is difficult to get a lot of items and shipping is incredibly expensive.«

But are there also things she could do without? Turns out there are a few, albeit mostly practical issues: »The cost of living is pretty high in

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»Our Living Room Makeover« , because it was a fairly simple project that »totally changed the feel of our living room«. She also recommends the post on »Our Kitchen Reveal« , because »you can see the complete transformation of our kitchen remodel (which I’m so glad we did!).«

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one of a kind Even though a quick Pinterest browse might provide plenty of motivation to visit Alaska, I wanted to hear Rachel’s opinion as a local. She writes: »Alaska is like no other place on earth. Southeast Alaska, where I live, boasts forested mountains touching the ocean (and mild temperatures albeit with a bit of rain) whereas Anchorage and the Interior have much larger mountains (Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, is spectacular if you are lucky enough to have a clear day to see it) and a much colder and drier climate. Our state is sparsely populated for our size, but so many people are friendly and welcoming. Alaska still has a vast wilderness and so much wildlife, both on land and in the sea.«

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT RACHEL’S GORGEOUS INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @thenortherncurrent

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SHORTBREAD es i v a D a i p m i l by O

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butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract. gradually add the flour and salt mixture into the butter mixture and mix until you have a stiff dough which can be rolled. 3 . Preheat the oven to 175 C. 4 . Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and

roughly press it out into a rectangle shape, then press it into a baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are very lightly golden and most of the surface is still pale gold. 5 . Remove from the oven. Working quickly, cut it

into rectangles and prick it all over with a fork. 6 . Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the

surface is lightly golden. Turn the oven off and, if safe to do so, leave the oven door slightly open. 7 . Leave the shortbread to cool for at least 1 hour.

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2 . Bring some water to a boil. 3 . In a pan (mine looks more like a wok), let your

rice toast for a few moments at medium heat. You can add some butter or oil, I personally never do. 4 . Start pouring some hot water, a pinch of salt

(not much, feta will give enough saltiness) and the baked pumpkin. 5 . After a few minutes add chives and fresh

rosemary. Let your risotto simmer for 15 MINUTES or until cooked (at LOW heat). 6 . Lastly, add the feta and a drizzle of olive oil. 7 . You can serve it into the butternut squash like

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Season with salt and pepper. 3 . Stuff two of the garlic cloves and most (leave a

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little for adding later) of the tarragon inside the chicken. 4 . Place the chicken with the shallots, remaining

two garlic cloves and prosecco into a large roasting pot. 5 . Pour the chicken stock around the sides. Put

the lid onto the roasting pot and place into the oven. Roast for 1 hour. 6 . Add the mushrooms.Sprinkle with the remaining

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for 15 minutes, then flip each slice and continue roasting for another 5 minutes. 3 . Meanwhile in a large skillet over medium high

heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and the cubed bread. 4 . Allow the bread to toast up while shaking the pan

every minute or so until the cubes get toasty. 5 . Remove the bread from the pan and set aside.

Using the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and the minced garlic. 6 . Saute for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic becomes

fragrant, and then add in the shaved brussels sprouts. 7 . Stir and saute until the brussels sprouts soften,

about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool. 8 . Make the salad dressing- In a small jar or bowl,

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The boots »Jackson« by ara with a block heel (regular width G) are lined with a cosy warm-lining while their red colour makes them a real eyecatcher. Long distances are no problem with these shoes – like all ara models they are super comfortable.

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m l fi e th A gold digger carves his shoe like a turkey, wrapping the laces around his fork as if they were spaghetti and eating the meagre meal with unparalleled elegance – this scene from GOLDRUSH (1925) became one of the most memorable in FILM HISTORY .

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performs here an incomparable parody of the traditional US-American Thanksgiving dinner. He fills the terrible misery and food shortage of his poor tramp with laughter. True comic humour in the face of tragedy became a characteristic theme of all his Hollywood films. The awful truth is turned into laughter, whereby Chaplin portrays the unfortunate situation of his protagonist in a humorous way. With »Goldrush«, Charlie Chaplin wrote film history: The silent movie ranks among the 100 best American films of all times according to the American Film Institute. Chaplin’s comedy takes recourse to the famous Klondike CHARLIE

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goldrush and the hardship of the gold diggers. In the centre of the action is the life of a poor gold hunter (Charlie Chaplin) at the end of the 19th century, who follows the call of adventure and wealth to Alaska. During a snow storm, he seeks shelter in a deserted mountain hut. There, he meets criminal BLACK LARSEN , falls in love with a saloon dancer and seeks his luck in gold. The quest for gold serves as an effective metaphor for our incessant pursuit of material things in a capitalist society. Chaplin turns his gold seeker into a modern soldier of fortune and employs an implicit criticism of capitalism, which made him suspect of communism during

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the McCarthy era. Despite his clumsiness and almost tragic misery, the tramp seems to find his luck in love. His outfit alone becomes cult: Chaplin’s tramp presents himself with bowler hat and walking stick as loveable and naïve contemporary. Significantly, the figure of the tramp is shown as an outsider and loner at the margins of society in GOLDRUSH . A life at the margins – that was the real tragic of the protagonist, which Chaplin tried to fill with humorous moments. Thus, the lonesome gold seeker is left alone in the cold even on New Year’s Eve during the traditional »AULD LANG SYNE« .

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cake battles or explosions have been an integral part of the movie comedy since its beginnings, just as tripping, falling and clumsy mishaps. Time and again, a fixed routine is thus disturbed and order is generally questioned. It is not only the figure of the protagonist that is literally falling in slapstick, but also the conventional order of things is falling down. Slapstick constantly challenges our notions of the everyday and what we perceive as normal or as routine. Thus, physical elements find their modern equivalent in TV series and movies such as »Mr Bean«, »Home Alone« or in JIM CARREY films. In GOLDRUSH ,

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the tramp ” You know, this

all slapstick scenes such as the famous DANCE OF THE ROLLS rest on tragic incidences. Existential problems like fear of death, hunger, poverty or isolation trigger Chaplin’s slapstick acts. They also challenge the order of things, question them and bring the comic aspects of the tragic to the fore. For example, when Chaplin imitates dancing legs with the help of two bread rolls on his fork to the tact of the music in order to make his meagre meal into something entertaining.

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a film icon with his figure of the tramp: His invention of the vagabond became his trademark due to his inimitable look. Bowler hat, walking stick and moustache made him a cult figure. In fact, tramps were migrant workers who trekked the land for diverse jobs. Chaplin’s tramp was shown with characteristic moustache, too wide trousers, oversized shoes, bruised bowler hat, the manners of a true gentleman and his typical waddle gait. Millions of people laughed about his tramp. The vagabond fought as lonesome outsider against hostile institutions and humans, such as police and criminals. SISTER-MAG.COM

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In CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S biography (1889-1977), comedy and tragedy were also closely intertwined. You can read more about it in his sisterMAG Portrait. Being able to practice his art without fear of political persecution or censorship has been a lifelong issue for Chaplin. Born in Great Britain as the son of artists, he grew up in a London deprived area. At the age of five, Chaplin already performed at London pubs and music halls. He turned into 208


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an international film star in the silent film studios of Hollywood in 1914 . Versatile as he was, he made his career in Hollywood not only as an actor but also as director, writer, composer and film producer. CHARLIE CHAPLIN played the role of the tramp in about half of his 90 films which all became box-office hits: Up to 300 MILLION PEOPLE saw each of his blockbusters worldwide. His sense of humour – in the face of tragic circumstances – seemed to meet the zeitgeist during the turbulent years of war and the Roaring Twenties. As the most popular silent film comedian of his time, he founded the film company United Artists together with actress MARY PICKFORD , allowing him financial and creative freedom. Chaplin enjoyed an

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unrivalled popularity, but he was also the target of fierce criticism due to his political messages. During World War II, he defied National Socialism with his Hitler parody THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) on an artistic level. The USAmerican board of censors did not want to release the film at the very beginning. In 1952 , he was also suspected of being a communist: The USA did not grant him right of entry during the McCarthy era. Due to his political persecution, he continued to work as an actor and director from Europe. His fame and cult status, however, are still undisputed. Until today, Charlie Chaplin ranks among the MOST INFLUENTIAL COMEDIANS

of film history according to the American Film Institute.

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TEXT: ANGELA MARIA PELTNER

The eternal clown and his super tool The child within us We know a lot about »CHARLIE

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CHAPLIN« . We know his

birth date. His parents were called »HANNAH AND CHARLES CHAPLIN SENIOR« and which of his

movies were international hits. We also know that he played a very convincing Hitler in »THE GREAT DICTATOR« .

It is well known that the US government thought him to be a highly dangerous communist and kicked him out at the first chance; as well as the fact that he had an obvious weakness for very young girls. This Peter-Pan-wannabe with a bowler hat and moustache contained so many contradictions, so many secrets and myths, that it is almost possible to believe in a small wonder: the stuff that dreams are made of.

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to grow up in peace. Too much of his Cockney accent. Too little of a solid home and too many worries for Charlie and his half-brother Sydney, four years his senior.

LIVES« . It must have been that

way for Charlie Spencer Chaplin. He was the prototype of a classic »Charles-Dickens-story«, playing the poor main character with dirt on his cheeks and a hungry stomach. He was damned to remain poor and insignificant for his whole life. There was either too little or too much of everything

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» we would be the sum of our memories, of the circumstances of our lives « Charlie had to make something of the horrible situation around him that was everything but limited to poverty and a lack of chances. He was a bastard, the illegitimate son of a man that should never become his father. The difficult relationship of his artist parents, »HANNAH HARRIET HILL« and »CHARLES CHAPLIN SENIOR« , completely fell apart after Charlie’s birth. Hannah was always inclined to take lovers and have affairs. Legend says that this is what made her man a drunk. Sydney and Charlie had to become

their own little family early on. But despite all their drawbacks, the two artists had given Charlie something invaluable: his entertaining gene. Charlie learned to love the glamour of the stage while watching his parents sing, dance and act just there every single day. The dose must have been enough: Even though young Charlie had been a visitor of orphanages and asylums from the early days of his childhood, he wanted to become a SHOWMAN . He only shortly took jobs as a glassblower and street vendor to keep his hunger at bay. As early as nine years old, he took to the stage at small theatres – always led by the fear to end up in the same place as his mother who tragically died in an asylum.

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The cofounder of the dream factory in Hollywood.

Charlies step father died from alcohol poisoning when the boy was only 12 years old and his mother had already been dead for six of those years. Shaped by this horrible reality, Charlie wanted TO BE BETTER AND FASTER THAN EVERYTHING IN HIS FUTURE . He was tortured by

the fear to end up in an asylum like his mother; the premature victim of what he believed to be a hereditary disease. This might be the reason why he so quickly became the biggest comic of his time. The tragically funny, 1.65m tall comedian did not want to lose

the race against time. A man who I have always believed to be no taller than 1.52m because my memory of him looked like the caricature of a man in oversized clothing truly conveyed empathy and sympathy like no one else. He combined the eternal child ÂťPETER PANÂŤ with the figure of an artist. It made him look

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like he just fell from the sky. This super tool made him the man of superlatives – and a famous one at that. The co-founder of the dream factory in Hollywood. A man who was a part of 350 MOVIES and not only as an actor. He had his fingers in many pies. He was a director, script writer, cutter, composer and producer. He saw the change from silent to sound movies and chose no one else but Adolf Hitler in »THE GREAT DICTATOR« for his first speaking role. Even his look of oversized pants and shoes, born out of necessity, became his signature. His tight jacket, the bamboo cane and the cherry on top: the bowler hat.

being great – just like his debut hit the »TRAMP« where he first showed off his moustache, now also known as the »CHAPLINBEARD« . Even though he grew to be 88 years old, he always tried to capture his lost childhood and youth. Countless quotes of his focus on youth, just like this one:

With the dignity of a GENTLEMAN and the profession of a slapstick artist, he recorded the same stories over and over again. A nice man gets into trouble and spends the whole movie trying to work his way out of said pickle. In the end, everything ends up

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also stayed true to this philosophy in his private life: four marriages with younger women and 11 children speak for themselves. To put youth into a vacuum and to live intensely was the task of his life. Maybe it is slightly ironic that he never learned that his mother didn’t suffer from a hereditary disease. She died, typically for the time, from syphilis. Charlie luckily never got infected because we would then have had a lot less to laugh about a man who, until the end, kept looking for little Charlie. The man who came CHAPLIN

from the poorest parts of London, without a birth certificate and the exact place and time when he entered the world. THE ONE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY WITH AN UNBEATABLE LIFE PHILOSOPHY.

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N E TECHNO IN FILM

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In the beginning of Hollywood, there were no thoughts of elaborate tricks. When a house collapsed in a film, it actually had to come down in front of the camera. There was only one gimmick filmmakers used at the turn of the century: THE STOP TRICK .

‹ The execution of Mary Stuart

THE The first time it was used was in 1895, for the 18-second film »THE EXECUTION OF MARY STUART« . The director ALFRED CLARK re-enacted the eponymous event – without, of course, beheading the actress who played Mary, Queen of Scots. After the actress kneeled in front of the block and the executioner lifted his axe,

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Clark stopped the camera and asked all actors to remain still. Only the actress playing Mary was allowed to leave the set to be replaced by a life-size doll. When the camera rolled again, the axe hit its neck. Over many decades, the stop trick was the most effective special effect in the film industry.

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Sometimes whole sequences or entire films were shot with the stop trick, which was then referred to as stop motion. To do it, the setting has to be photographed over and over again while it is slightly changed for every shot. This creates the impression of a movement. The first film using this procedure was »THE HUMPTY

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(1898), for which the director J. STUART BLACKTON brought the toys of the daughter of producer ALBERT E. SMITH »TO LIFE« . Around 1910,

the stop motion procedure was responsible for the emergence of two film genres: the animated cartoon and the puppetoon. But it was still used in live-action films – just think of the memorable scene at the end of »KING KONG« (1933) in which the giant ape stands on top of the Empire State Building and fights warplanes. Even in the 1980s filmmakers continued to use stop motion, like in the original »STAR WARS« trilogy (1977 to 1983) or »TERMINATOR« (1984).

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At the same time, special effects in films made a quantum leap as key technology was developed: computer-generated imagery, or CGI . It started in the early 1970S when computers became more and more powerful. The first digital effect in a film appeared in »WESTWORLD« . In this 1973 film, we look through the eyes of an android for about

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two and a half minutes to see a completely pixelated world. The director MICHAEL CRICHTON, who also wrote the screenplay, initially wanted the effect done by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. However, the NASA-run institute needed about $200,000 and nine months for such a project, which is why Crichton ultimately commissioned the company Information International. There, people worked day and night and managed to create the sequences in four months for just $20,000. The same effect is still employed today when a person’s face on the news is pixelated – however, it no longer requires a quarter of a year to create.

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After »WESTWORLD« , Information International was still involved in the advancement of CGI effects in films. For the 1976 sequel »FUTUREWORLD« , the company contributed a sequence in which a digitalised version of PETER FONDA appears. This was the first time three-dimensional computer graphics were shown in a film. For the legendary 1982 science fiction film »TRON« , the production studio Disney hired Information International as well, together with the

three other leading computer graphics companies of that time. However, they worked separately from each other, which lead to completely different styles in the film.

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By Har shLigh t from Pixar S San Jo tudios, se, CA, CC BY USA 2.0

A When »TRON« was screened in the cinemas, Pixar, the studio that would soon attract attention with its spectacular animated films, already existed, albeit under a different name. Until 1986 it was known as Graphics Group and was part of the computer division of Lucasfilm, the studio of GEORGE LUCAS . When a certain STEVE JOBS bought the company in 1986 , he renamed it PIXAR . The first feature-length film of the studio, which was also the first film in cinema history that was completely animated on the computer, was »TOY STORY« (1995). In the following years, more Pixar milestones like »MONSTERS INC.« (2001) and »FINDING NEMO« (2003) were released. The studio increasingly amazed SISTER-MAG.COM

audiences as technology was becoming more sophisticated and the animations looked more realistic with every new film. Soon, competitors evolved, too – namely DREAMWORKS ANIMATION (»SHREK« , »MADAGASCAR« ) and the BLUE SKY STUDIOS (»ICE AGE« , »RIO« ). The most successful animated film of all time, however, was made by WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS : »FROZEN« (2013) generated almost $1.3 billion. It is closely followed (and maybe already overtaken by the time you read these words) by »THE INCREDIBLES 2« , which was released in June 2018 and has already raked in more than $1.2 billion for Pixar.

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GREEN SCREENS

Many of today’s LIVE-ACTION FILMS are made in large parts on the computer. If you watch behind the scenes videos of Hollywood productions on YouTube, you’ll see a lot of green screens. They enable the filmmakers to add an array of backgrounds to the scene after it was shot. Also, motion

capturing is done quite a lot. For this, the body of an actor is equipped with numerous markers. When they act in front of the camera, their moves are transmitted into a computer model. One of the best motion capture actors today is the Briton ANDY SERKIS who, among other roles, played

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Gollum in the »LORD OF THE RINGS« trilogy (2001 to 2003), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, and Caesar in the »PLANET OF THE APES« films (from 2011).

HOME CINEMA

But it was not only on the BIG SCREEN where technology opened new universes in recent years. The possibilities of consuming content expanded as well. The internet added another alternative to cinema, television, and video rental shops: streaming. It eliminates the obligation of LINEAR TV, having to sit on the couch at a certain time, and gives us the freedom of watching films and series whenever we want SISTER-MAG.COM

to. Ironically, Netflix, today’s biggest streaming provider, started out as a VIDEO RENTAL business in August 1997 , albiet a digital one. The business plan was simply genius: From a collection of almost 1,000 DVDs, customers could choose the ones they want to rent and received them by mail. In 2007 , the company started streaming, i.e. broadcasting films and series over the internet. But NETFLIX didn’t

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just want to show third-party works, which is why the first season of »LILLYHAMMER« went online in February 2012 – a co-production of NETFLIX and the Norwegian TV station

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NRK . Since then, the streaming

provider has been publishing groundbreaking new series and films every week.

BILLIONS IN How much the consumption of moving images has changed over the last years is revealed by the scope of NETFLIX . The company generated about $11.7 billion in 2017 and is, thanks to a market value of $152 billion, the most valuable media company in the world. With more than 130 million subscribers all over the world, NETFLIX potentially reaches more people than most TV stations. Only residents of China, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea are unable to enjoy the contents of Netflix. Even though it sometimes seems that way, Netflix is not the only streaming provider. AMAZON 227

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started PRIME INSTANT VIDEO in 2014, and even FACEBOOK got involved in the streaming business when it started WATCH in August 2017. Furthermore, there are some smaller providers like maxdome and Videoload in Germany alone. Not to mention the online media libraries of TV stations that also make their content available 24/7. Of course, the comfort of streaming is detrimental for classical cinema. Many cinema chains open luxury halls in which audiences can sit in cosy armchairs with maximal legroom and seat service for drinks and snacks. Though cinemas will not become extinct in the foreseeable future, they certainly will have problems competing with the strong streaming services from the internet.

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However, Netflix and Co. could be pressured massively over the next years. Big film and series producers are looking with growing disdain at streaming providers' growing earnings derived from their content. The first one already announced its withdrawal. DISNEY PRODUCTIONS can be found on Netflix only until the end of 2019. After that, they will move to DISNEY+ , the company’s own streaming


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channel. This involves not only the classic cartoons and newer animated films, but also Marvel superhero blockbusters and all »STAR WARS« films. Other big studios are sure to follow and remove their content from Netflix. WARNER , for example, also wants to start its own streaming service. And a large part of the UNIVERSAL STUDIOS is owned by the media company Comcast, which recently bought SKY . This leads to the conclusion that Universal films soon will only be streamed on SKY , which involves successful film series like »JURASSIC PARK« and »THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS« . Time will tell if

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Netflix can counter these losses. One thing is certain: We will have to make even more subscriptions than today if we want to see everything – or think carefully about what's worth our money.

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the sisterMAG team! We made a tour through film history and let ourselves be inspired by movie classics to the content in sisterMAG. From »BREAKFAST CLUB« , and »BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S« in January/February, to the two musical films »MARY POPPINS« and »SOUND OF MUSIC« in March/April, the Doris Day and Rock Hudson movie classics »SEND ME NO FLOWERS« and »PILLOW TALK« in early summer, the summer issues to »TO CATCH A THIEF« and »CATCH ME IF YOU CAN« to the fall movies »GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL« and »METROPOLIS« in September/October – we'll miss them!

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