Usually tile companies love to wow you with images of their tiles in vast imposing luxury homes and hotels that seem like they’re a dream away; so it makes a refreshing change to see what can be done in a small interesting space. A space that real people can relate to and draw inspiration from for their own home. This small space happens to be an old railway carriage in Belgium! Continue reading
This year Dalston based Print Club held their summer show at Somerset House. The Film4 Summer Screen exhibition will be open throughout the Film4 Screen season which ends on 21st August. Continue reading
In contrast to the antiquated charm of Kühn Keramik in my last Hidden Berlin the store of Andreas Murkudis has the feel of a vast contemporary gallery. You enter the warehouse space via a loading bay. I’m not sure exactly what the building used to be but it must have been something pretty industrious to have a loading bay!
With a range of carefully curated pieces from across home, fashion accessories and even something for the kids displayed on the central plinth the rest of the space is devoted to contemporary fashion for men and women.You can get your fix of international brands; Celine bags dangling from the iron rails or your beauty fix of Aesop. But there is a strong focus on contemporary German design across all areas from Berlin brand Mykita sunglasses to some beautiful pieces by Nymphenburg. I massively regret not coming home with a gorgeous black glass Lobmeyr Alpha Decanter…. but theres always online….
Its such a luxury for any store to have such a huge space – but thats what you can get when you’re slightly off the beaten track. Its also such a bonus that its an independent store with its own identity thats reflects the individuality of Berlin. Its well worth hunting down.