In Seven Days Around The Web #65

This week on In A Pavilion:  Despite the growing temperatures, I spent my week working, so didn't get to glimpse quite as much sun as I would have liked. But with the new issue of Apartamento next to me on the sofa and a bunch of peonies in bloom, I can't complain about this weekend's outline – a trip to the Botanical Gardens is in order! For now though, here's the week's internet highlights.


  • A great idea to get to know Berlin's 52 lakes: Jessica J Lee is swimming in a lake every week for a whole year and will report it all on Slow Travel Berlin.
  • Not based in Berlin but still craving a swim? The Guardian shares 10 of the best walks with a swim near London.
  • My friend and colleague Robbie Lawrence has just shot a sustainable city guide to Berlin for fair fashion brand Rêve En Vert.
  • Ari of Primer & Lacquer shares her pool essentials – I need to invest in a new suncream soon, any recommendations?
  • When did filthy words first appear in our vocabulary? Lapham's Quarterly finds out.
  • Did you know you could use Google Ngram Viewer to find out when words were used in books? It's such a great tool!
  • This article by The Guardian kept on popping up on Facebook but I thought it was still worth sharing: Berlin becomes the first German city to make the rent cap a reality.
  • I'm usually not a fan of Buzz Feed or their articles, but this one drew me in: Kirsten King writes about watching her ex fall in love via social media.
  • "How a corporate cult captures and destroys our best graduates" – George Monbiot on The Guardian.
  • One of my favourite writers, Lydia Davis is interviewed by Andrea Aguilar and Johanne Fronth-Nygren, on The Paris Review for their The Art of Fiction series.
  • Another The Art of Fiction interview by The Paris Review: author Hilary Mantel discusses her books and why she would never change facts to heighten the drama.
  • My friend Aida has done it again and shares a delicious Midsommar inspired recipe on Nordic By Nature Berlin.
  • Business of Fashion discusses how Stüssy became a $50 million global streetwear brand without selling out.


Giving me the travel bug: The Adventure Handbook. A great idea combining upcycling with everyone's love to candles: Hamburg-based brand Upwined Candles.

That's it for this week, what did you get up to?

Lilly Wolf