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.
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.
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.
one of my absolute favorite shops in berlin is dopo domani, heaven of interior and furniture. they actually deserve a proper full post, not only a snap… and it is definitely on my list – but till than a snap from my visit today
this post should have been called “at home with uncle mark”, instead of “beautiful interior in cruiser style”. it is quite strange that you get pictures of this apartment so late, because it is one of my all time favourite apartments in berlin. it was ridiculously difficult to photograph, because it is quite small. the really excellent thing about this flat is that mark used the flat as a kind of canvas to make the flat his space … not one’s space.
Have you seen my amsterdam post yet? I had such a great time there, especially because I got the key to a gorgeous, stylish little apartment. the apartment belongs to annalena, a very stylish and humorous person I haven’t seen for quite a while.
#berlin #exhibition Design as it’s finest. The new place Jochum Rodgers just a few meter away from their shop presenting a beautiful gallery space. That is just a picture, taken through the window, the gallery opened a bit later but I had no time that day. Don’t miss it!
I have no idea why I haven’t thought about photographing Erik Spiekermann’s new home before. When I asked him if I could photograph his and his wife’s home in berlin, his answer was: “yes, come this weekend”. so I packed the camera and visited Erik in their amazing new (not so new anymore but for me) home in Berlin. It was one of those easy going shootings, a warm welcome and a short guided tour, then he went back to work and left me going onto my journey with the words, let me know if you need something. During a break, I got an excellent cappuccino and some florentiner and we discussed our favourites when it comes to chocolate. We discovered, that we both like the Berlin chocolate manufacture Hamann but i prefer the very, very dark chocolate, erik more milky choc but with the bitterness of mokka. If you expected to see letterheads everywhere (i did) – no, some, but not everywhere but you notice his love for good and lasting design that has to have a function. No …
#berlin #interior #trends #lifstyle a place like the home from nikolas feiress is usually not what you expect in the middle in berlin. and when i hear the word “lifestyle expert” i imagine one living at hansa viertel, in berlin mitte etc… but what i learned is … style is what you make of it nikolas feireiss is a writer, journalist and lifestyle expert, travelling through the world discovering new trends and aspects of fashion, interior and gardening. bringing these trends to us in articles as a speaker or on his online magazine feireiss.com | das magazin NIKOLAS FEIREISS // ZEITGEIST KOMMUNIKATION // what is your profession? Writer, Lifestyle- Expert || www.feireiss.com where are you from? Berlin, born in Lome/Togo. Perhaps, because of that I can stand the heat. you don’t live exactly in an urban environment, how come? Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances I now live in my former childhood home. now again in the house i used to live in as a child. It is now kind of …
#interior what i learned is that: a quiet and harmonic interior has nothing to do with designer chairs. I visited angelika for a photography job and all the stress and rushing carried around for weeks, just disappeared. the rooms are filled with the personality of angelika and light. we had green tea and a talk, i did not expect to have with a stranger. thank you angelika for a most interesting afternoon. the interview is in german Kann man die Planung einer Wohnungseinrichtung mit der Planung einer Landschaft vergleichen? Ich glaube, die Grundprinzipien der Gestaltung treffen für Innenräume ebenso wie für Außenräume zu, auch wenn dabei die Kriterien und Maßstäbe andere sind. So werden z.B. Kontrast oder Harmonie der Proportionen, Strukturen und Farben, verglichen mit der Ausstattung eines Zimmers, im “grünen Zimmer” durch ausgewählte Pflanzen und andere Materialien bestimmt – nur ist die Gestaltung der Landschaft, die lebt und sich verändert, viel komplexer. Welche Jahreszeit ist ihnen in Berlin die liebste? Ich brauche den Wechsel der Jahreszeiten, in allen gibt es unvergleichlich schöne Abschnitte. …