The rooms that people live in tell us much more about them than one might think. Not only the „public rooms“ we create to be on display but the little rooms like our bathroom, the corners where our hidden inner places peep out. Everybody I’ve ever visited has these little secret places where you see the inner personality, the sensitive self.
One of the most beautiful places I photographed last year was the apartment from Ulf Sommer. Luca Lancini designed the place new but if you ask him it was Ulf who did the design. Luca’s task was to find out how Ulf wants to live, what are his needs. Then to create exactly that place – and it worked out. Ulf feels at home at this place. Luca has a very special approach to create a place for a client. His work often leads to a relationship much closer than usual for an architect.
The Nordic Embassy in Berlin, is showing the work of some nordic Artist and Manufacturer in the exhibition „Structure“. The topic is “structure” or “track” – in whatever form. The wide spectrum of unique interpretations ranges from surprisingly new materials to structural experiments and innovative aesthetic effects. Structure combines Nordic craftsmanship and design and presents visions, innovation and craftsmanship of the current Norwegian creative scene. The works, designs and prototypes of 26 of the country’s greatest talents are exhibited: furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles and furnishing accessories. The exhibition was first shown at the Ventura Lambrate in Milan in 2016.
Dene from Long Story Short mentioned that a friend from her, an architect from New Zealand is visiting Berlin. Without one further thought, I asked her if she thinks I could interview him. She was sure he’d be cool with it, she asked him and here we go.
If you visit one exhibition this year in Berlin – I highly recommend The Feuerle Collection. Placed in the World War II telecommunication Bunker at Hallesches Ufer the Museum is now open for Visitors, by appointment only.
The next stop on our Neukoelln Tour had, surprisingly, not much to do with food. But interior, beautiful furniture and design. Not all of the furniture at Vintage Galore (tumblr) is Scandinavian, but quite a lot and mainly from the 60ies. Next to the beautiful selection of vintage furniture the have a great variety of lamps and lot’s of everyday objects.
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 9 seconds. Contains 1031 words My friend Alexander Schulz has been at the top of my list of people I want to interview for far too long! You might have seen him here already. Alexander is a very talented and experienced set designer. In the german language, it is way more difficult to describe what he actually does for a living. Alexander is also a photographer, specialising in architectural pictures; find him here on flickr.
Elena is the owner of a beautiful fashion boutique in the now again trendy city west. But Romans was there all the time. It is one of those stores where you can find a selection of the best items from the best brands. So Elena is doing all the work for us. She is travelling through Paris etc. picking the desirable pieces for us to buy them at Romans.
It actually is a post about a wonderful day with Stephan & Christophe but their new flatmates, at that time – two kittens, played the main role that day. Lilli & John, Lilli is a soft and shy little Lady, while John seems more confident and naughty, till … Lilli tells him off.
Not that I have one, my lovely little DiBlasi folding-bike has unfortunately a very seldom way to adapt the saddle to the bike. … but my friend Alexander. Those Brooks bicycle leather saddles seem to me like my Church Shoes, they get better, every year!
A Hairstyle with braids and bun I have seen at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin and love it.
The Swabians and the Berliners have a very difficult relationship. the are like Yin & Yang, like hot & cold so one might wonder why so many Swabians come to berlin to live here. Especially to us Berliners it seems they bring what they were running of. They try to tidy and rule by the Law of the south german habits. Thinking of the Building of the Landesvertretung Baden Württemberg I would think of an old yellow building with lots of antique furniture. No it’s the opposite a very cool modern Building, as if they want to say – „ look we are not only old-fashion and conservatives“ … Let’s see.