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Hidden: Berlin Store – Andreas Murkudis

Andreas_Murkudis_Fashion_Interiors_Store_BerlinIn 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!

Andreas_Murkudis_Celine_Bags_Store_BerlinWith 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.




House of Hackney

House-of-Hackney-Palmeral_Room_SetHouse of Hackney have just launched new Home collections ahead of the opening of their first flagship store in May; and in Hackney of course!

Last year saw the launch of a fashion range  that was picked up by Liberty and I was beginning to wonder if this would be the direction they’d move into and the Home range become secondary. Happily not , they’re just a little unconventional in so many ways. Continue reading