Beautiful Things from Others
Here we let you participate in our stories and discoveries from friends, labels and small manufacturers who all make great products.
Ulrike and Christoph are our direct neighbors and supply us with the most beautiful flowers every week. Since 1992 they have been growing cut flowers, potted plants and herbs organically in Kloster Zinna / Teltow-Fläming. The two can be found in Markthalle 9, on the Chamissomarkt and on Thursdays and Fridays in the shop on Fürbringerstr. 28.
South of Berlin, in Baruth, Karina blows wonderful glass in bright, rich colors. These glasses give us great pleasure at home and every day. Her booth is always a highlight at trade fairs and we simply cannot go home without a glass from Karina.
With her unmistakable and poetic sensitivity, the designer Antje Pugnat tells a story of feminine beauty and subtle sexiness. Antje's collections are something very special. She lives in Berlin and opens her studio once a month - just drop by.
Elke knits wonderful plays of color and unusual patterns with depth. She knits in shape, that is, "as if by hand" and ties the individual parts together. Her sweaters and jackets always stand out, visually as well as felt. We wear her jackets every day - you just feel hugged.
We wouldn't want to miss the wonderfully soft blankets by Natalie from her Blanket Store in Frankfurt am Main. We are particularly fond of the blankets with cashmere from Spain. All blankets are made from 100% pure natural fibers and woven in countries all over the world.
Our friend Bernhard makes wonderfully soft bags out of leather. We both carry a Noto bag - a very small and a very large one, how can it be otherwise ; ) The small Nobiko bag is a space saver and the large Chika bag is like a magic cylinder - everything fits in but not everything comes out again.
Glamor for the home. We got to know Andrea at the IHM in Munich. She fell in love with our pants and we fell in love with her porcelain. She shapes her gold bowls by hand from Limoge porcelain. We love these bowls. They look particularly good on our old tube radio.
Nika Stupica makes fine, light and handy porcelain. Your first morning coffee would be unthinkable without your cups. Nika lives with her family in Slovenia. We have known each other for years and always have a great time together. She travels a lot to sales events, check out FB or Instagram.
Artshock is Bernd Dreßen from Cologne. He designs his shoes and has them manufactured in a small family business in Italy. The leather is tanned without harmful substances and feels incredibly soft and cozy. We prefer to wear Dido and Medea in bright colors.
Our "local dealer" is Amadeus ; ). This olive oil is a real treat. The Greek oil of the small green Koroneiki olive is considered one of the best in the world and is sold in Berlin. The green juice is available from their website or from us. We are happy to put you in contact with Amadeus and Marc.
Die blaue Olga
Tina met Kat Menschik at a reading, because she actually illustrates books, many books. And because Kat is so fast and had the dream of her own jewelry, she designed the blue Olga without further ado. The motifs are from her book illustrations. It all started with Haruki Murakami's Birthday Girl. Tina fell in love with the sailor Oleg who is now hanging around her neck.
Julia M. Langstein from Hanover makes carpets. We got to know her better at the TIM in Augsburg. Julia paints with yarn, she makes individually, she makes one-offs. She stands on a lifting platform and “staples” the threads onto the “canvas” with a compressor and only one needle.
Anyone who knows us also knows Marianna Deri from Dusseldorf. We love her and her collection. We love to wear the blouses and her wrap dress looks great over our high-slim jeans. The large prints on her skirts are very special images - Frida Kahlo, Emma, Hanna and and and
Indnat is Marcus Priester. He stands for the design, manufacture and sale of trousers. With roots in Munich and now based in Girona, near Barcelona. In the meantime, almost the entire cotton collection, both outer fabric and lining, is made from organic cotton.
Ulrich Welter founded this Berlin manufactory over 30 years ago. He devoted himself with great passion to the development of innovative wall coverings. Ulrich has already decorated an Oscar ceremony with “super bling bling wallpaper”. The murals are made in the Bülowbögen in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Mr. Schaumlöffel makes, as he says, “inspired products” with his partners and that's true. We visited Georg in his shop in Bamberg. In collaboration with craftsmen, he makes hats, shirts, trousers and even loungers he has designed himself. Georg is curious and has lots of ideas - no way is too far for him. He travels to Japan for hand-woven fabrics and to Russia for felted shoes.
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Angela Schlösser from Hamburg makes everyday life beautiful and funny. We love the wooden boards with branded motifs, the kitchen aprons and the toiletry bag with goosebumps. Angela has funny ideas, she produces and sells design products - check out the website for even more beautiful prospects ...
Katy Jung works in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. She burns white porcelain with fine lines. “The demanding material demands all the attention and the time it takes. Nothing is rushed or can be sped up." Katy's cups are incredibly easy to hold and almost feel "soft". We don't want to miss them anymore.
Glass design handmade - or rather, hand-blown in Karlsruhe. These are the "softest and finest" glasses we have ever held in our hands. Each glass has its very own shape and a glowing drop in the middle. Star gastronomy has discovered Borosi-Glas for himself or Michael has discovered star gastronomy for his product - that is more likely.
Julia Lipinsky is a close friend of Yvonne, she lives in Berlin. Julia works, develops and designs textile bodies, shapes and objects. Julia can do everything 4-dimensionally. From functional objects to artistic works - monsters - eagles - butterflies - giant flowers - sewn nudes - ... - ...
We couldn't get past these lamps - Yvonne has a yellow and Tina a green kitchen lamp from Stefi. Stefanie Treiber refines high-quality enamel lamps from old factory stocks with gold and copper patina into impressive individual pieces. When you're not moderating at WDR, she makes these wonderful lamps.