Exhibition | ::Moods:: Young Austrian Photography

When: Friday, September 5, 2014 – Friday, October 3, 2014
Where: Lomography Embassy Store Chicago

The exhibition ::MOODS:: combines the works and creations of six Austrian photographers. Every single photograph is a unique expression; the exhibition as a whole unveils an abstract perspective on the human ability to express moods in a variety of ways. The stories behind the photographs are unlimited. The purpose of the photographers' work turns out to be unlimited as well – as are their individual means of photographing. And yet there still seems to be common ground between all the pictures shown.The exhibition already received wide recognition during the Fotoweek DC 2012 and was also displayed at the Lomography Gallery Store in New York City. For more information on the exhibition and the artists, please visit: http://bit.ly/1sQlkoi

Energy Globe Awards 2015

Energy Globe Awards 2015

ENERGY GLOBE is one of the world's most respected environmental awards, recognising sustainable initiatives from across the globe every year. Participants are invited to submit innovative projects for 2015 by 22 September 2014.

The goal of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to bring outstanding sustainable projects to a wider audience and to show that feasible solutions already exist for many environmental problems. Over 1,000 projects from more than 160 countries are submitted to the awards every year.

Exhibition | Innovation@Upper Austria

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Friday, October 10, 2014
Where: Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.

The exhibition Innovation@Upper Austria presents Austria's fourth-largest state as a modern, innovation and future-oriented region and highlights its successes in the fields of economy, research, sciences and culture on an international scale. The exhibit is divided into four different categories, "power regions" "economy," "sciences," and "culture." All participating partners, including various companies and academic institutions from Upper Austria, were invited to submit eye-catching photos that were subsequently printed on high-quality acrylic glass.

Between September 18 and October 10, 2014 the exhibit will be displayed in the sun-filled atrium of the Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C. and will be open for visitor from Monday through Friday between 9:30AM and 4:30PM.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/1pBuDe1

Upholstery Store in New York Reopens after Revamp

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Austrian chef Kurt Gutenbrunner's Upholstery Store is scheduled to reopen its doors on September 12, 2014 after a six month renovation period. The restaurant is brand-new in both concept and design, and merely has a name relative to the former space. Upholstery Store: Food and Wine celebrates its historical West Village architecture while drawing inspiration from early 20th century design as well as personal and contemporary elements that speak to Kurt and Leo's Austrian heritage. The restaurant shows the influence of an eclectic array of design visionaries, including, but not limited to, Hoffmann, Moser, Thonet, and Loos. This can be found specifically in our coffered ceilings, leather banquettes, bentwood chairs, marble tables, mirrors, and artwork.

In terms of wines, Partner and KG-NY Wine Director Leo Schneemann carefully selected fine wines from Germany, Austria, the United States, France, and Spain for Upholstery Store: Food and Wine's unique beverage menu. The organic and biodynamic wines, known for their quality, are being offered at reasonable prices by the glass and poured out of magnums.

For more information: http://kg-ny.com/the-upholstery-store

New Austrian Honorary Consuls Inaugurated

New Austrian Honorary Consuls Inaugurated

Austria has two new Honorary Consuls: Reinhold Krammer in Chicago, IL and Clement H. Luken in Cincinnati, OH. Honorary Consul Clement H. Luken in a high-profile business lawyer. His wife Irene is Austrian-born and is active as coordinator of the German Program at Xavier University in Cincinnati. For years already, the Lukens are committed to Austrian causes and initiatives in the Cincinnati area.

Austrian Coffee in Chicago

Cooking for the Austrian coffee experience? In addition to its coffee houses in the northern part of Chicago, traditional premium coffee maker Meinl now opened a brand new location for delicious coffee and Austrian desserts in the downtown area of the city, just steps away from the famous shopping street, North Michigan Avenue. Characterized by Vienna’s unique coffee house tradition and Viennese charm, the new outlet will serve something for every coffee lover's taste. 

For more information visit: http://northamerica.meinl.com