August 31, 2014

costumes designer studio

today afternoon i had the pleasure to visit the studio of a costumes designer. she has got all kinds of mannequins, hat forms, some vintage sewing machines and treasure boxes.

August 29, 2014

sleeping beauty

i encountered this bike this morning, all covered with climbing plant, looking like it belongs to Sleeping Beauty... the second picture is a view of our tube station in the 50's: it looks totally sweet with the little shops around. now we have a shopping mall instead.

August 27, 2014

from today

today was very pastel coloured: a yellow beatle and a nice sundown.. days are getting shorter.
and browsing my pictures on my computer i found this picture of a wonderfull vintage carousel.

August 26, 2014


öppning is now on Instagram! follow us here @oppningshop.

week end findings [2]

here is the second part of the findings of last week end: some nice vintage luggage, a lovely pair of bedside lamps, a lemon squeezer, glass plates, sturdy padlocks.
i also moved the furniture (again) in my studio, and decided to associate this lovely book sheves with my danish chest of drawers. and last picture is a little gift for a very sweet friend.

August 25, 2014

week end findings [1]

a German ceramik kitchen wall clock, a luggage, a basket, an AK Kaiser white bisquit vase, 6 name tags holders, an umbrella stand... all soon in the shop!

August 21, 2014


this is a shop in our neighbourhood named "sugafari süss" meaning "sweet", where they sell candies from all around the world. they also propose a sugar safari :)
and the second picture is my new little dove brooch made of olive tree wood.

August 20, 2014

new artist in town

a new artist has appeared in our neighbourhood. his work (or may be her) is spreading and i love it. beautiful drawings, printed, cut and glued on the walls.. but no signature. who are you?

August 19, 2014

take me to the moon

this is 'Caroline sur la lune' by Pierre Probst, a book from my childhood. i have now the pleasure to share it with my own child. this is a vintage edition i bought on ebay, the exact same as the one i had as a child. it is a great feeling to read this to my kid before going to bed: i feel like a child again!

August 17, 2014

sunday fleemarket

i went back to the fleemarket at mauerpark (a must see!). i saw a lot of awesome vintage tin toys, and also some great shoes, hats and eyewear!
mauerpark means litteraly the wall's park, and here are pictures of the remaining part of the wall, which is regularly painted by artists.

August 16, 2014

perfect match

here are a little wooden tray and a pottery candle holder i purchased. they match so perfectly with this bohemian crystal bowl i bought in budapest when i was a child!
and it has been a week now that i got my new camera. i'm so happy with it :)

August 15, 2014


here is a picture of the Bösebrücke memorial, on Bornholmerstrasse: it was the first breakthrough in the Berlin wall that ended up with its fall in 1989. on the picture you can see huge pictures of people going through at that time, and in the background a remain of the wall and the famous bridge Bösebrücke, that the tram and the cars can now use freely.
we had coffee at Sigismondo and look at that 'stairway to heaven' i encountered!

August 14, 2014

from today

today i was stunned by this building's entry: it is so vintage and looks so much like a gateway to a parallel world! and we had a lovely lunch.
last picture is a door and wall ceramics in the entry hall of another building.

August 13, 2014

vintage stroller

prenzlauer berg is known to be a very kids friendly area of berlin. if you want to be look like a local, you need a vintage stroller :) a great place to buy one is "dornröschen".
last picture is some cute street art.

August 12, 2014

Klekawka painting

in my studio there is a reproduction on canvas of a painting from painter Klekawka named "Jugenderinnerung Bei uns im Hof" which is a sort of gateway to the popular areas of the old Berlin. and there is a real window on a huge and majestic tree.

August 11, 2014


Paris' bridges are buckling under the weight of lovers' locks - so much so that the city's mayor is being urged to ban the practice and romantic tourists are being encouraged to declare their love online instead with the hashtag #lovewithoutlocks

week end findings

i've been to mauerpark this sunday and found a lovely nittsjö sweden ceramic bear and an orange kitchen timer. i hadn't been there in a long time and realized how incredibly popular and crowded it has become. however it is now in jeopardy... people are trying to save it against realty developers

August 9, 2014

cool vintage truck

a friend of ours got this for her birthday! isn't this ford truck the coolest ever?