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SELJAK

Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. The blankets are 70% recycled Australian merino wool and a 30% blend of polyester and recycled alpaca, mohair and cotton – cosy enough for indoors and durable enough for outdoors. For every ten blankets sold, Seljak Brand donates [...]

SUNSPELLED

Stores need to be more than stores these days to compete with the global ease of online shopping, resulting in ubiquitous ‘concept stores’ trying to establish a social space, to varying success. Enter Sunspel, the British heritage brand excelling in the perfect t-shirt, who open their new store in Berlin with an exhibition by romantic [...]

HOME AS A GIANT NOTEBOOK

Did you know that Florence Welch is influenced a lot by legendary painter Frida Kahlo and even has a section dedicated to the artist?

ALL HALLOWS’ EVE

Trick or treat?  Better be a shaman for this year’s Halloween party as it is a pagan tradition. Well, say, checking the last runway show of Rick Owens might help as well!

THE WHITE RIBBON

The White Ribbon makes handmade leather shoes and accessories gathered from sustainable sources. At their shop in Berlin you can find the perfect pair of ballet flats and that tote bag you’ve been looking for. By ordering your shoes in the shop or online, you do not only support slow fashion but also craftsmanship, your local [...]

NET-ROMANTICS

Keep a Secret by George Clanton (formerly Mirror Kisses) never stops to just please but pleasures. Lush vaporwave-ish synths and whistles frame Clanton’s decidedly sad-boy wails, and it works without sounding too retro. Here’s to velvety electropop you can dream to.

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: STYLE & THE FAMILY TUNES (POSTSCRIPT)

The first magazine to commission me in Germany was fashion and music magazine Style & the Family Tunes, at the time Berlin’s answer to i-D or Dazed & Confused. Launched in the mid-1990s, it survived a whopping 17 years in which the media landscape irrefutably began to transform, leaving Style amidst its wreckage. Few genres [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: WOOD WOOD / COPENHAGEN

Most Berliners under a certain age and with a certain taste will be more than familiar with Danish streetwear gone fashion label Wood Wood. Syonymous with Scandinavian contemporary cool like no other brand, Wood Wood are beyond borders and genres, stocking Comme des Garçons next to New Balance next to their own collections next to [...]

IRIS

Albert Maysles, Iris Apfel, 2015 via Maysles films
Legendary Iris says: ‘They say they want to be different and they all wear a uniform. I mean, in New York you can probably tell somebody’s zip code by what they are wearing…Technology is a wonderful thing but I think it’s violently misused. I mean, I [...]

KIDS VS COMMERCE

Anyone with kids will relate to children’s direct, uninhibited and vivid response to the world as a refreshing change of view – funny at times, surprising at others, but always incredibly precious to see a reaction unfettered by intellectual reasoning. So Yolanda Domingez‘ genius project Ninos versus Moda to ask a series of 8-year-olds to [...]