Love it or hate it, there is something very striking and instantly recognisable about the pattern of the seats on the Berlin U-Bahn and thanks to Kreuzberg-born Vinzent Britz you can wear your own piece of it in the shape of his Tarnbeutel (camouflage bag). The designer was initially pleased to supply his friends but […]
This metal Gorilla sculpture is outside M.Batman Elekronik in Neukölln, Berlin. In his electronics store, Muharrem Batman, the son of a watchmaker from Istanbul, creates sculptures and clothing out of old electrical and computer components.
A little something to (hopefully) make you smile. I saw these Lion Furry Shades™ by Novelty Sunglasses in Urban Outfitters in Berlin yesterday and they made me chuckle. I also thought the Tiger sunglasses were pretty funny. And for the Playboy Bunny look how about the Rabbit version. Someone could probably make a killing with […]
The Christmas Markets season in Berlin is well underway now and I’ve been out and about trying to sample as many as possible. A friend recently told me that there are 60 Christmas Markets in Berlin this year. It’s no wonder then that Berlin is popular with tourists who plan holidays specifically to take in […]
The crowd at the fleamarket at the Mauerpark yesterday was a real mix of the optimistic and the pessimistic. Some were wearing hotpants, vests, flip flops and sunglasses. Others were in overcoats, scarves and woolly hats. For those of you that haven’t been there yet, and if you’re in Berlin on a Sunday I urge […]
Urban Outfitters opened a second Berlin store on the Ku’damm yesterday and they had a party. This store opened with a bit more fanfare than the Berlin Mitte store on Weinmeisterstrasse in January. On the ground floor there was a bar handing out bottles of Estrella beer and on the first floor there was a […]
A trip to Fassbender & Rausch would be one of my top tips for anyone visiting Berlin. Of course, on your first visit to the German capital you should see the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower), but why not also see them crafted from chocolate. Fassbender […]
When I was out walking one evening last week the lights in a new shop on Weinmeisterstrasse in Berlin Mitte caught my eye. As I got closer I was able to see ‘Urban Outfitters’ written all over the window. Now, I’ve been a fan of Urban Outfitters since I went to my first store in San […]