Karen Naundorf

A graduate of the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg and the University of Arts in Berlin, Karen Naundorf reports for The Brander and other German-language media from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her articles appear in publications such as Der Spiegel, Zeit, Geo Special, SZ-Magazin, Dummy, Neon and Merian.

Bild/Picture Mutterland: Part German-Style Delicatessen, Part Corner Shop

Mutterland: Part German-Style Delicatessen, Part Corner Shop

"To make something happen you have to give it your all," says Jan Schawe, founder and owner of Mutterland, literally "motherland." Continue »

Bild/Picture Playmobil  – A small world that triggers big adventures

Playmobil – A small world that triggers big adventures

"Our concept has a special ingredient in it that other toys don't have. It sparks the imagination," says Playmobil boss Horst Brandstätter. Continue »

Bild/Picture The Reklus Cars: From a Boy

The Reklus Cars: From a Boy's Dream to a Grown-up Brand

"We love cars. Nobody works with us just for the money," says Reklus founder Gustavo Mancardo. Continue »

Bild/Picture Casa Fagliano: Boots for the Sultan of Brunei

Casa Fagliano: Boots for the Sultan of Brunei

An Argentine family establishment with a belief in tradition, not trends – and arguably the best polo boots in the world. Continue »


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