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Episode #202

DESIGN: Collage - Cut and paste, cut and paste, that's what all the graphic designers in London are doing at the moment as the collage is back. Nowadays collages can be made on computers, and bands like the Sugarbabes and Franz Ferdinand are using it to great effect. The advertising world has taken to the collage as well. We've been looking at some of the results of this new trend.
FOOD: School of Coffee Making - And as the hip designers are putting their collages together they're drinking very hip latte macchiatos or cappuccinos with vanilla. Actually it seems nearly everybody is here in Europe as coffee sales are booming - maybe because there's so many different ways to drink it now. This was always the case in Italy where coffeemaking is considered an art. Now one of the big manufacturers has started a university course there in Trieste.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Horst Wackerbarth - Horst Wackerbarth likes to get more out of his photographs than just a picture. He made a name for himself with his red sofa project which involved over two decades of schlepping a huge sofa around all corners of this continent and taking pictures of various celebrities and ordinary people perched on it. Now he's turned his attention to music, capturing orchestral musicians on film in extraordinary settings.
DANCE: Ballet Dancer Irina Kalyessnakava - Russian ballet dancer Irina KaLYESSnikava has the world at her feet. The 25 year old is currently thrilling audiences in London on tour with the St. Petersburg Ballet. And now she is hot favourite to win a National Dance Award there. Awarded by a circle of top British dance critics, these prizes are already considered among the most prestigious in the world of dance.
ART: A new look for Rembrandt -This year the Netherlands is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of one its greatest painters Rembrandt. One rather unusual project is that of gallery owner Bert Jan van Egteren in Amsterdam. He originally made a name for himself with the Art Factory, a kind of art supermarket where you could by copies of old masters redone by young artists. Now helped by modern technology he's giving Rembrandt a new look.
STYLE: Micro living - Finally we're going to take a look at what must be one of the smallest houses imaginable. They're called "Micro Compact Homes" and were invented by architects at the Technical University in Munich, a city with some of the highest prices for accommodation here in Germany . So, ideal for those on a tight budget. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: DW-TV's euromaxx provides an insight into the cultural side of Europe and the people who live there with colorful stories that reflect the rich variety of cultural life in Europe. From architecture and design to pop culture and fashion, euromaxx explores the region's new trends as well as its old traditions. euromaxx is as multi-facetted as Europe itself: an entertaining kaleidoscope of people, places and lifestyle. Each half-hour is packed with features focused on the latest in music, movies, fashion, food and travel. euromaxx always has a fresh take on today's culture - it's what's happening today and this week. It's topical, relevant, and as fresh as this week's Sunday newspaper.

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