my friend miriam hanke is someone who always lightens up your mood if you meet her. besides from being a successful communications & event manager she is also the mum of to beautiful girls, but she is always relaxed. I have never seen her stressed out or in a bad mood.
a few days ago o visited her in her flat for the new “inside” series I am doing. I found out that i really like to blog about real people and how they live and think. so i started with ulli zelle and now meet miriam. I do not upload all the pictures here (my webmaster might freak out) , but you can find more pictures here on flickr.
I love her flat, it is filled with light, good atmosphere and lot’s of beautiful things to discover. a inspiring mixture of new and old, art and daily living, business and fun, and she loves good technical equipment as well. read the Q&A below.
Um Liebe zu erklären reicht der Platz nicht, deshalb halte ich mich kurz… (to explain love there is not enough space, so i make it short)
Q&A miriam hanke
Jordana: what is your profession:
Miriam: communication – and event manager
Jordana: where are you from:
Jordana: when did you move in?
Miriam: 8 years ago
Jordana: What is the best thing about your place?
Miriam: There are a number of things amazing about my place; the dimensions of the five rooms, the light up on the fourth floor where nothing can obstruct my view of the the sky and Berlin. There is enough space for me to change everything every two weeks.
Jordana: Would you like to live in a tree house? A shed at the sea side? An old farmhouse? A big city apartment?
Miriam: I would like to live on a houseboat – like the one Tammy lived in with her grandfather (60s soap), alternatively an old factory by the seaside.
Jordana: Are there themes in your current living that you are focusing on?
Miriam: What I think I need and what I really need.
Jordana: Who / what inspires you?
Miriam: Nearly everything – which can cause a problem…
Jordana: Your biggest influence in interior:
Miriam: See abovementioned – bits and pieces from the street – colours from flowers, patterns from someone`s skirt in the S-Bahn…
Jordana:Your biggest influence in life:
Miriam: The people I meet in my life.
Jordana: Are you a spiritual person?
Miriam: I guess not.
Jordana: Is Berlin a good place to live now?
Jordana: What do you like about the lifestyle in Berlin?
Miriam: To have the opportunity to live – nearly – life as you want to.
Jordana: Any new projects you are working on?
Miriam: As a freelancer I always work on new projects – maybe I should decorate other peoples’ apartments…
Jordana: What do you do to relax?
Miriam: I laugh, dance, work in my garden, see my friends and talk to them, travel with my daughters…
Jordana:You are the mum of two daughters. How has having kids changed your life, and your view on work?
Miriam: Ups – following the birth of my first daughter, I understood for the first time that I should work. Being young in the 80’s in Kreuberg, the idea that regular work was necessary only occurred to me after my first daughter was born. My daughters did not change my life – they brought me more into it. It might sound pathetic but that’s how it is for me.
Jordana: What book are you reading at the moment?
Miriam: “Die Stadt der Blinden” von Saramago.
Miriam: Astrud Gilberto
Miriam: I am going to see Django Unchained tomorrow.