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Urban explorers, architectural experts, globetrotters, lifestyle scouts, and car nerds: smart magazine’s authors are always on the hunt for the latest trends and ideas from the world’s metropolises.
Highsnobiety is an online publication covering forthcoming trends and news in fashion, art, music, and culture. It has steadily built a strong brand in the online fashion and lifestyle world. Today the blog and print magazine sit among the most visited global sources for inspiration in the areas of fashion, sneakers, music, art and lifestyle culture.
When he’s not roaming the streets of Rio, Atlanta, or London’s Camden Town, Alfred is writing for VICE, SZ, and other magazines about lifestyle and mobility. He has interviewed anyone from American Indians in North Dakota to underwater vintners in Spain.
David Torcasso is a freelance journalist and blogger, with a base in Berlin and Zurich. His favored topics include trends, innovations, digitalization and lifestyle. In addition to writing for Die Zeit, Brand Eins or NZZ, he visits schools as media coach.
An editor of A10 magazine, Kim Hoefnagels loves to write about architecture, design, art, and related topics. For smart magazine, she covers the latest urban trends and social innovations from the Netherlands.
Photo: Marieke Odekerken
Helene is a freelance writer and video producer specialized in travel, music, and lifestyle. She has worked for the BBC, Lonely Planet, The Guardian, Mixmag, and others. For smart magazine, she covers most stories from the UK capital.
Ji-Hun Kim studied philosophy and musicology and is editor-in-chief of online mag Das Filter as well as writing for DE:BUG, Groove, Monopol, Intersection, Der Freitag, smart magazine etc.. He also works as freelance lecturer, DJ, and music producer.
COR Award winner Dr. Oliver Herwig is smart magazine’s expert on architecture. The award-winning author writes for SZ, AD, and Prestel and teaches Design Theory at the Karlsruhe College of Arts and Design and the University of Art and Design, Linz.
The editor of men's style magazine Umbrella and FHM author is a city lover who considers the countryside 'boring' and 'lacking in Italian knitwear boutiques.' His likes include Liverpool FC, bacon sandwiches, and lusting after watches he can't afford.
Pop-Up-City, founded in 2008 by Amsterdam-based urban consultancy agency Golfstromen, is an online magazine for trends and ideas that shape the city of the future. In 2014, the platform published its first book, Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World.
Tim Rittman works as a freelance journalist and author for online and print media as well as public television. He loves to research and write about interactive media, internet policy, pop culture, science – and his hometown, Berlin.
Ian Hsieh is a freelance editor and journalist. He fancies beat music, photography, film, good coffee, technology, design and sneakers. His holistic approach to projects stems from his stint as PR and marketing consultant for international big-name brands.
Landscape architect/researcher Liva Dudareva and architect/sociologist Eduardo Cassina form the art collective METASITU. Together, they explore how urban spaces are inhabited. METASITU’s focus is largely on video art, research and lectures. The duo’s work has been featured at The Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Wien or The Strelka Institute in Moscow.
Dan Gentile is a journalist, photographer, and DJ based in Austin, TX, the barbecue capital of the world. He’s traveled across the world in search of the finest coffees, tacos, and disco records, but always returns to Austin for the brisket and swimming holes.
Rich McEachran is a freelance journalist, exploring the intersection of business, sustainability, technology and innovation for The Guardian and The Telegraph, among others. He also produces content and works on editorial projects for well-known global brands.
Benny Gold is a fashion designer and skateboarder. Following his move to San Francisco from his native Key West, Florida, he provided graphic design for companies like HUF or Highsnobiety, before starting his own men’s wear brand. With his store location on Valencia Street in the popular Mission District, he continues to leave a mark on the independent creative scene of San Francisco.
Out of Office
Katharina and Henryk Berlet treated themselves to something most of us can only dream about: a proper gap year. Before taking a trip around the world in 2013, the two Berlin media specialists packed their bags – and a project: the Out of Office travel blog. Ever since, the duo have been documenting their local and faraway travel experiences.