August 29, 2014
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
August 26, 2014
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
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
August 19, 2014
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 18, 2014
here are yesterday's fleemarket's finds: a hand puppet, a teak and metal coat rack, an embroidered table runner, a small tripod kidney table, a playmobil police car from 1976, two porcelain expresso cups from Mique sweden, a ceramic wall clock with kitchen timer. all vintage and all soon in the shop :)
August 17, 2014
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
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
August 13, 2014
August 12, 2014
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
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