June 30, 2013

home again

so here is the new home (in Denmark) of this beautiful string shelves by Nils Strinning. it is now in an adorable vintage decor just how we love them: some key vintage pieces, mixed with handmade and designer items. absolutely gorgeous!
if you want to have a look to this home, visit Mette's blog here.

June 19, 2013

street gardening

all over Berlin you can see mini gardens around the trees, in the streets. it can be flowers or vegetables. it makes the streets look more personal and welcoming. it is also a great parent / kids activity, to learn to care about nature, see life growing, and that is also very rewarding.
here is a garden in our neighbourhood and some vintage gardening tools i saw on the fleemarket.

June 17, 2013

June 16, 2013

nice day to the zoo

i never felt comfortable with the idea of putting animals in cages, but now that we have a child we couldn't resist the idea of bringing her to the zoo. she is so fascinated by all the animals from her big collection of books, that we just had to show her in real!
we were actually very pleasantly surprised by the care the animals are given, and the room they have. this place is huge! and we had so much luck to see the hippos right at their lunch time! and many other key moments like the penguins swimming at high speed and the infectious laugh of the kookaburras!

June 12, 2013

home again

here are some pictures of this yellow metal pair of lamps dating from the 70's we sold. they travelled to australia and now they light the bedroom of A. who kindly sent us these great pictures. i love how they look in their new environment: so zen and refined!

June 10, 2013

sunday in berlin

we had a wonderful time this week end, enjoying the sun, fleemarket and friends! a nice aperitif to diy the "spritz" (3 volumes of prossecco, 2 volumes of aperol, 1 volume of sparkling water), look at this bright orange color :) cheers!

June 6, 2013

zen, gardens & ikebana

i just saw a wonderful reportage about zen gardens and ikebana, which is the japanese art of flower arrangement. watch it here (in french)!

June 4, 2013


these are three mid-century cream white elephant porcelain figurines. they are glossy scandinavian white with golden handpainted features. these elephants are meant to be a trio, they are sometimes sold one piece at a time, because it's quite hard to find the trio reunited.. check them out here!

June 3, 2013

baby animals

here are some vintage dolls from the former GDR: babies dressed like rabbits, mouses, bears... so cute!

June 1, 2013

ceramic lamps from Goebel Pan Keramik west germany

here is a great find i made: a pair of stunning ceramic lamps manufactured by famous Goebel Pan Keramik in the 70's in West Germany. check them out!