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Rummelsburger Bucht: Hier gab es anno dazumal viel Industrie, um den Boden in der Bucht ist es nicht gut bestellt. Dennoch wachsen auf den Brachflächen viele Blumen.. Bald wird es auch hier leider keine freien (Blumen-)Flächen mehr geben, größere Projekte sind in Planung. Unteres Bild: Unser Balkon mit Minze, Zitronenverbene, Rsomarin, Basilikum, Felsensteinkraut, Lavendel und Tomaten.

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kitchen in progress..

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langsam wird unsere Küche fertig… Mit das Schönste ist definitiv der Tadelakt (marokkanischer Kalkputz) hinter der Spühle!

 

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Der kleine Bazar

Diese wundervolle Auswahl an besonderen Accessoires zum Wohnen und Leben bietet  Der kleine Bazar | Einzigartiges Wohndesign aus dem Orient und Nordafrika.

Die Inhaber Johanna Danko und Axel Breckwoldt laden dazu ein, ihre Begeisterung für die zauberhafte Mischung aus modernen, traditionellen und handgefertigten Objekten mit ihnen zu teilen. Bei der Auswahl der Produkte wird großen Wert auf nachhaltige Herstellung unter sozial verträglichen Bedingungen gelegt.

Der kleine Bazar in der Wintergasse 14 | Augsburg. Montags bis Freitags von 13:00 bis 18:00 Uhr und  Samstags  von 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr geöffnet, oder einfach mal auf die Seite schauen, alle Produkte sind auch online erhältlich: Der kleine Bazar

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SUKHA

Thanks to Sukha Amsterdam Haarlemmerstraat 110 for letting me take pictures in your beutiful store.

With it’s independent boutiques, nice cafés, restaurants, multiculturality and the oldest cinema of Amsterdam, the Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerijk has just been announced as the best shopping street in the Netherlands. Not far away from my favorite quarter of the city,  Jordaan. In its beautiful location, the store Sukha offers fashion, interior, books, accessories, presents and unique handmade products. The products are from India, Nepal, Morocco, Peru, Indonesia and the Netherlands. They are recycled, vintage or responsibly manufactured with attention to working conditions in the factories and respect for the people of the country of origin. Sukha means “joy” in Sanskrit, the language of the Buddhist monks in India and Nepal.

The bautiful store, with its high, light ceilings is also decorated with art products, such as written poems on the walls.

 

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Mark & Sally Bailey

Mark & Sally Bailey have been evolving their unique style for over 30 years, both in their home and their business, Baileys Home Store, which is based in the Herefordshire countryside. Their backgrounds in architecture, interiour design, and furniture making have led to collaborations with the music and fashion industries, retailers and in product design.

The things they sell are a surprising mix of vintage and new from a variety of sources – they all share the qualities integral to their rescue, repair, reuse and rethink philosophy.  So they for example – as i always also love to to – reuse unloved bits and pieces that they find on their travels, and give them a new lease of life. That is a version of recycling! When they are not rescueing and recycling, they design simple and usefull products.

“Recycled Homes” is the name of their first book. In this beautiful book they share their passion for the simple, honest and well made things in life. Here they demonstrate some key components, including Tones & Textures, Furniture & Storage, Walls  & Floors, Lighting, Display and Textiles.  “Simple Home”, their second  book, is calm and uncluttered. Each item is carefully chosen, it is sustainable and stylish. In their third book, “Handmade Home”, they turn their attention to the inspirational real-life homes of artists, craftspeople and designers or those who collect their work, talking about colour, textures, textiles, handmade objects, made with love, that have become the inspiration for decorative schemes full of originality and soul. All three books are just wonderful…

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living | impressions

Some living impressions from Berlin. There’s still a lot to be done, but it already is good enough and simplicity is very much appreciated…

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