March 31, 2013

happy easter!

so for easter in germany we have this traditional eggs hunting: the eggs are actually made of papier mache, and they are filled with sweets, little presents and fake grass. i just prepared them while our kid is napping. but it is far too cold and too snowy outside, so i guess the hunt will take place inside this year!

March 30, 2013

vintage wall and floor ceramic tiles

in the hallway of most of buildings here in Berlin there are beautiful ceramic tiles on the walls and floors. they have fantastic patterns, colors and are even sometimes in relief. here is a small sample.

March 29, 2013

cute and blue findings


some cute findings i made recently: 2 little children figures made in Japan, an elefant, a sad hippo, and lots of blue things: 2 polka dots goblets, gingham plates from John Tams, a big beer tankard, a fish cake mold and a sugar bowl with flowers.

March 26, 2013

newcomers at home for my kid

some new additions to my kids room recently: a lovely and massive white coloured wooden stool, a wooden coat rack and 3 books of the 'Rüssel' collection.

March 22, 2013

the appeal of the past

i love internet, and i love my computer, but i will never give up writing and typing. look at this awesome typewriter i found, wouldn't a diary or an essay look more awesome with it as with a computer?

March 21, 2013

textile sculptures

this work is the work of Simone Pheulpin, a french woman, a textile sculptor. i find her art splendid and timeless. the video is in french but you still can see how she does it, and it it amazing.

March 20, 2013

spring is here

so this is how spring looks like here: frozen buds and white streets. well technically spring is tomorrow, so i guess it still has a little time left to change... anyway my 2 and a half years old expects Santa coming next week..

March 18, 2013

Home again

here is a lovely picture sent by K.
doesn't this breakfast table look cosy with the appel eggcups and flowered sugar bowl she got from our shop?

March 17, 2013

german pottery collection

i already showed you our pistillo lamp, here is the whole corner where it stands with our collection of German potteries, my wooden woman sculpture and our Ivan Lackovic Croata picture.

March 16, 2013

flowers and all

i saw a lost couch at the subway station on my way to the florist this morning

March 13, 2013

timeless treats

i love to go to this backer. it was founded in 1906 and they make excellent German bread and pastries. everything is made and backed there. i love also the shelves and the vitrine, all looking so antique.

March 12, 2013

test phase

this is my favorite part in this job: testing the items we sell. so here is our test phase with this awesome antique coffee grinder. that is so funny to grind your own coffee! just so you know, it turns out a lot rougher than the powder you usually buy.
oh and by the way snow is back...

March 10, 2013


here is our Pistillo lamp. this lamp was designed in 1969 by Studio Tetrarch for Valenti Italy. it is a very impressive and unique lamp with a nature inspired shape. it can be either hung on a wall or put on a table.

March 8, 2013

vintage accessories

some vintage girly stuff here.
hair bands, hair clips, brooches, armband, necklaces for my kid.
fury brooch, ring, necklace, earings and wind up watch for me.
i love these, they make me feel special when i wear them, and i like to keep them in these lovely antique jewelry boxes the rest of the time.