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Berlin, sweet Berlin

Still looking for a good reason for buying a flat in Berlin? read today’s Telegraph article…


racy armchair

A few days ago the Isabella handbag was launched by BVLGARI in cooperation with Isabella Rossellini. Beautiful portraits of La Rossellini, nice mise en scène pour le sac à main , here sitting pretty on a beautiful chair…

armchairs in advertising

Today I visited the 4711 website. There is a nice ’60s commercial where the armchairs are so cute! And the young party-goers sniff (eau de cologne) like mad!

under the spell of glass

My attraction to coloured glass has reached the junkie stage. After last Summer’s Green Glass Shelf Saga, my latest shopping frenzy at the local flea market was done almost in autopilot. I found myself with this selection of funny glasses, and when I washed them up I found that they were gorgeous all together. The amber color is indeed very DDR. RiB=Recycled in Berlin.

…and 60s armchairs chez nous in Berlin

We’ve been looking for a suitable armchair for more than a year. Now we’ve found it. An original Soloform piece of 1953, designed by Albrecht Lange and Hans Mitzlaff for Schmitt, which from time to time appears at auctions around the globe.

It’s efficient: no excess of material, just what’s needed to be comfortable. It’s light: I carried it upstairs to the 4th floor. It’s ergonomic and perfect for reading a book, a newspaper or an iPad. It’s beautiful…and its linden-tree green (washable) upholstering is just the color I wanted. Recycled in Berlin!

60s armchairs at LV

I love the clothes at COS, on Kudamm…and even more the furniture: cosy lamps and armchairs from the sixties. Recently I was in Paris and noticed that even the more upmarket LV injected a 60s flair in its Avenue Montaigne flagship.

Sony Center: the biggest real estate deal in EU

Last week I was in Berlin and there were a few sizzling news about big deals in the property market. The biggest real estate deal of the EU ha sindeed been closed in Berlin, with the purchase of Sony center by a south Korean Pension Fund.

For long term value, Berlin apparently is not so bad! Click here to read the full Wall Street Journal article!

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