In terms of flea markets, Berlin proves to be a rather difficult city. Many of the most highly praised ones are either overcrowded and filled with handicraft nonsense like Mauerpark (although, the household clearance booth with its uncountable cardboard boxes full of stuff proves to be a source of joy if you arrive before it becomes broken and messy), or overpriced and overly posh like Unter den Linden.
Archive: June 2012
On the day I came to visit Nicole at her home, she decided to buy a house in Brandenburg together with her partner and close friends. We spent a long time in her kitchen, where she told me of this new acquisition that will mark a serious change of lifestyle, spending the weekends in an area without Spätkaufs or fancy restaurants, but a huge garden and horses.
Happy Shop is the candy-coated jewelry box of shops in Berlin. The space was opened in January 2011 by Mischa Woeste with creative director Marck Christian Windekilde, and is an experiment in colour, showcasing a small but well-rounded selection of international brands, many of which are exclusive to Germany, such as London-based label Meadham Kirchhoff and Japanese brand minä perhonen.
Jack Howard is the founder of the Berlin Film Society, which he launched in February of this year, in time for the last Berlinale.