I was seeking tea to refresh me when P103 Mischkonzern caught my eye. The interior is cavernous, very restful in its incompleteness, still sparsely decorated, and for the first twenty minutes, I was alone. The proprietor explained they were Quereinsteiger who used to run a taxi operation near Bülowstraße before opening this place a fortnight or so ago. The elaborate plasterwork had been concealed beneath drywall. The cafe menu is still brief.
Only yesterday we had watched the birches whipping in the wind. I told S about the kite-flying festival on the rooftops of Ahmedabad. How pleasing, then, to enter Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition and admire Rirkrit Tiravanija's delicately ornamented traditional Thai kites.
When I stepped into Andreas Murkudis, a woman offered me a glass of sparkling wine. I felt like the hero in a very good novel. (It turned out it was a presentation of the Pringle/Central Saint Martins Princess Grace collection.) I thought again, browsing the white space, how much I admire Ina Seifart's bead keyholders. 'This is the best event we ever produced!', one man exclaimed to another as I left.
P103 Mischkonzern, Potsdamer Str. 103, Berlin-Tiergarten (map), cafe & art space
Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Potsdamer Str. 97, Berlin-Tiergarten (map), art gallery
Andreas Murkurdis, Potsdamer Str. 81e, Berlin-Tiergarten (map), concept shop