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.
Meet my amazing friend Gunilla Weinraub. If I write here Gunilla is an illustrator, it’s not half the truth. Besides, from being an Illustrator she is a painter, mum, jazz lover and absolutely charming. She also used to run a clothes label for very colourful knitwear, mainly if not all clothes in colourful stripes and founded 1984 a Jazz club with some friends.
I met architect Stefan Flachsbart Partner at bfs-design in his beautiful Loft style home.
I visited Jan Seewald, Director Public Relations of Lumas at home. We talked about how new technical possibilties influences the way we see Art and many more.
Interview with filmmaker Jobst Knigge. We talked about, Berlin, filmmaking, why same-sex marriage matters for all of us and that Jobst would love to talk with Angela Merkel.
Verena is one of those cool people you meet and never really get what they do, because what they do is not something you can label easily. She is living in Berlin, but used to live in Tokio and is obviously very interested in Japanese culture.
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.
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.
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.