In Love With Concrete

Posted in Home by strytllng on May 20, 2013

Hello there!

Remember me? Once a blogette – suddenly disappeared? Yes, that’s me. I haven’t felt much inspiration lately to share any content. And I must admit, I disappeared to a new thing called Pinterest. (Feel the irony?)

But I recently (about 2 years ago) fell in love with this Kreuzberg-based (furniture) designer called Sigurd Larsen. (With his designs that is.) His designs are sublime and minimalistic. He owns the mixture of concrete and wood. As i am in no position to articulate the beauty of his works properly, I’ll simply give you a little taste of it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do – and PLEASE be gently. This is my first entry in months.

All images bias

Doors To Heaven

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 19, 2011

They are the place of highest frustration or the start of heavenly evenings we will still be telling our grandchildren about and sometimes they are just so damn hard to find – Berlin club doors. This great photographic series comes from the wonderful: Finding Berlin and captures the spirit of the legendary Berlin party scene. For even more wonderful images from the series, click here.

All images via Finding Berlin.

A Woolen Evening In Kreuzberg

Posted in DIY by strytllng on May 18, 2011

It’s been too long but StrickenBar is finally back with its 16th edition. This time, the CFT has teamed up with Etsy Germany for an evening full of woolen fun and free drinks at the Etsy Labs in Berlin’s beautiful district Kreuzberg. Don’t worry: the knitters are a very colorful crowd of old-school pros, the young and hipsterish as well as those who have never touched a needle in their life.

Come and join!

23rd May 2011


Ritterstrasse 12-14

Admission free! Free drinks while stocks last. (Thanks to Lemonaid and Held Vodka!)

DIY ::: TIE or DYE

Posted in DIY by strytllng on May 10, 2011

Monday night means EtsyDe Craftsnight in Berlin. Yesterday it was a tie dye theme which had me curious ever since I saw some reverse tie dye on Honestly…WTF. While it was a warm Spring evening, about 20 men and women of all ages gathered for an outside session at the Etsy labs and learned all about Japanese knotting techniques, sewing tricks and graphic folding. I must say, I am more into the folding because I like the effects the best and it is the fastest one can do. It is very easy to do and I am sure there a plenty tutorials on the net. Honestly…WTF provided a very good one. The most important thing is how to roll and fold your textile. The bleaching and dyeing is too easy for words.

The purple/blue was my first and is a bit too San Francisco for my taste but the second one used to be an old washed out/turned grey by age shirt which I think became wearable again through the tie dye technique. I will definitely repeat this procedure in the future.

First photo from EtsyDE Facebook album.

New DIY Coming Up ::: Kimono Coat

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on May 6, 2011

These kimono inspired Boho-Summer coats keep following me these days. They look best when made out of burn-out velvet and silk but any free-floating textile could serve the purpose. I’ll have to hit the Turkish market next week to find myself the perfect fabric and get the needles going. Some shorts and my self-made coat…I cannot wait for Summer!!!

Images via here and here.

The Vintage Touch

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on May 5, 2011

Here are some more impressions from Berlin Press Days 2011.

Styleheads (Those PR ladies were some of my favorites!) presented clothing in reminiscence of the late 80s/early 90s with letterman jackets (btw: I don’t see why people now call it college jacket now if you already get them in High School) and heavily patterned sweaters and cardigans which reminded me of the great style old gentlemen are still showing.

On Time PR’s showroom showed lace, underwear inspired dresses and shoes which drew their inspiration in style from the 60s.

..:: Berlin Week ::..

Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on May 2, 2011

Can’t Buy Me Love or The Journey Is The Reward

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on August 26, 2010

Two girls, two beautiful days, two attempted shopping sprees in Berlin’s vintage scene. As you may guess by now, attempted shopping means I didn’t succeed. Some of the pictures were made on Sunday after the rise of the party princesses while my Parisian friend and I took a stroll to some fleamarkets. I must say: sometimes it’s all about the trip. As the graffiti indicates – can’t buy me love – not even when you are on your own money, right Queen E. ?! What we saw that beautiful late afternoon was far better than taking items home. We found out that mushroom season must be back, made a quick stop for a power nap in Weinbergspark and were amazed by the Mitte-oasis that is the backyard and home of Murkudis concept store. The evening ended with take-out food and a movie

Part two was our hunt in second-hand stores in Kreuzberg and Mitte. Let me tell you that Colours vintage in Kreuzberg has a great selection you pay by the kilo but also has THE most arrogant sales people there are in the world. We quickly left the place for some snacks and further hunting – I almost bought that winter dress in Made in Berlin store in Mitte but it I am rarely ever finding anything that fits me. People in the 80s must have been a whole lot taller than me. Let’s hope I will succeed on Sunday ;-).

Have fun clicking through the gallery!

Weekend impressions ::: Berlin Kreuzberg, 1st May

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 3, 2010

Just a few lines to share my weekend with you. Had a friend over from Lyon who made an amazing new wall painting in Maria (club), went on a demonstration for 6-7 hours with victorious success, managed to drag my tired bones to the Luzia open air and kept on dancing, went to the Jacki Terrasse @ Maria opening to chill with a view over the river and enjoyed the best pancake breakfast there is in Berlin in the Edelweiss in Görlitzer Park.

The month May has been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for “elders,” and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or “young people” (Fasti VI.88).


Let this beautiful elderness start. It’s the age of beauty and good electronic music I say. 😉
XOXO Strytllr.

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