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63 posts categorized "Made in Berlin"

Some buttons

We slip into Knopf Paul one frosty afternoon. The proprietor stands behind his old-fashioned cash register, deep in conversation with a woman frowning over a few spools of thread. The ceilings are high, and boxes of buttons reach right up......

Screen prints by Wednesday Paper Works

My four-year-old and I have been squabbling over where to put these wonderful silkscreen prints from Wednesday Paper Works. She wants them in her room, I want them in mine. For now they peregrinate between odd places in our flat,......

Clear as glass

I had just met a tranquil, handsome newborn who turned a week old the day before. I was singing to myself as I cycled home on that cheerless June afternoon. Skimming round the curve at Ernst Reuter Platz, I forked......

Dial M for Museum (Buchstabenmuseum & .HBC)

Isn't it pleasing to get on an escalator in a down-market shopping center and find a sleek museum at the top? Design students revamped the Buchstabenmuseum (the Museum of Letters) a couple of weeks ago: see the process documented here.......

Lieblingsschuh (Handmade shoes)

This is one of my favorite shop windows in the neighborhood. The sign on the window says "Dear Customers, Our family has expanded and we're on a baby break. Feel free to phone or email if you have a question......

The blind shop (or, The beautiful & the useful)

The blind shop is an exemplary union of beauty and use. Those zebraed brushes make me want to dust. (I never dust.) I don't know what I'd rather do, ruffle the tops of these brooms and feel the prickle of......

Oh Comely & Weekend plans

My copy of Oh Comely was in the postbox Monday morning. It was the perfect start to the week. I discovered the magazine at Aberdeen Airport this January. It felt so lighthearted and carefree, and I pored over each page......