Eine Bier(-garnitur) Bitte

Biergarnitur outside the Mazooka store in Berlin

A ´biergarnitur´ (”A beer set”) is a combination of a table and two benches. It´s very rare for any Berlin restaurant to have anything else than this type of set, how that is I don´t know – Perhaps regulation? Perhaps just German rationality? The tables and benches have folding metal legs, they´re manufactured as standard [...]

Mish Mesh MashUp

Michelberger Book Side Table

These clever & cool ScrapHacked sidetables -mesh cages filled with books and topped with a simple wooden top slabs- were spotted at my fav ´idea haunt´ Michelberger Hotel of Berlin. The hack shows a great was to make use of old books in this iPad-era (another take on this was featured in the previous post [...]

ScrapHackers Paradise

Kunststoffe, Berlin

Some dream of vacationing of sunny beaches…I like those too, but right now, my vision of paradise on earth is the Kunststoffe workshop, tucked away in a backyard in Berlin´s Pankow Area…It´s not a glamorous place, a bit scruffy actually (and not only round the edges). However, those traits are obviously outshone by the sun-rays [...]

Sweet Green Dreams…

Table @ Prinzessinnengarten

The Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin´s Kreutzberg area is a dynamic concept in so many ways…As the garden is situated on a plot which is only ”borrowed”, all vegitation resides in flexible pallets. Hence, should the plan for the plot change, so can the plan for the garden…The garden produces 60 kinds of potato, and serves as [...]

Liquorice Pallets

Less is more

I´m hooked on pallets – unless you hadn´t noticed…I always go for white highgloss finish, yet somehow, opposites attract! And I guess sometimes a layer of glossy black paint is all you need! These sleek and liquorice like pallets were used as benches outside a great store in Berlins Torstraße called Superficial. Superficial features many [...]

Trunk Tower

Trunk Tower

The Michelberger Hotel in Berlin is a great inspiration for all those clever, doable D.I.Y ideas! The Trunk Tower is a great focal point, the varying shades of muted greys, browns and greens and the varying sizes of the trunks create a stunning focal point in the reception. To D.I.Y you need to get ahold [...]

Sharp @ Showraum

Showraum Berlin

Showraum in Berlin is a fantastic ”hack” studio and shop. Patrick and Regitze Kerti started the studio which features tons of great stuff made of found and recycled materials. The cupboard below is restored from West Germany of the late 50s. The graphic is one of Regitze Kerti`s architectural illustrations, hand painted in black and [...]

Rocking Amputees…

And Dots Café, Berlin

I recently had the pleasure of stumbling across the And Dots bubble tea bar in the up-and-coming Reuterkiez neighborhood in Berlin. The And Dots Bubble Tea bar is full of creative spirit and features amputee chairs, D.I.Y rocking chairs, a ”Give Box” (in which you can drop things you no longer want and grab something [...]

D.I.Y Fringed Pendant Lamp

Michelberger Bar Pendant Lamp

Michelberger Hotel in Berlin is a ScrapHacker´s haven, mecca – Wonderland…Ingenuity, style and humor are all important components in the eclectic and lovely Scrappy Chic Decor – needless to say – I´m a big fan! Lighting and fixtures are all special and original, and all hacked, in one way of the other. I´ll feed you [...]

Hey There @ Hello Etsy Berlin

Hello Etsy Berlin

The first day of Hello Etsy Berlin -a conference hosted by online crafts market Etsy- was feverishly electric with anticipation and excitement. Once the site for actual production of electricity, the converted plant of eWerk seemed the more-than-perfect backdrop for dreams of crafting craft success stories. A great line-up of interesting topics, engaging speakers and [...]

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