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At Home: Hara

Berliners normally have quite a bit of space to live compared to other European capitals, but Hara’s apartment is something different. She lives on the top floor of an industrial-looking building south of Hermannplatz, in a self-renovated, open concept loft, including a rooftop terrace, fireplace, DJ booth, swing, and so many windows that you always find yourself peering aimlessly out over the amazing view she has of the city. But the best part is that she loves to open her home up to friends, either just to sit and listen to the rain hitting the roof while drinking tea (which I ended up doing all afternoon at my visit), or hosting parties. Hara, who’s wearing a vintage dress, moved to Berlin from Athens two years ago and is working as a graphic designer, with her studio located in the flat as well. Unfortunately, she’s changing flats soon, but I’m eager to see the space she moves into next.

At Home: Lisa Van Houtem

Lisa is a true lover of her hometown Hamburg, but for some years now works in Berlin. Still she prefers to stay in the city by the harbour. You might think, that if someone only spends his workingdays in a city, the apartment might look like that – a conglomerate of random furniture highlighted by the huge suitcase in the middle of the room. Not so with Lisa, her small one bedroom apartment is furnished with a fine sense for details. She did not opt for IKEA and their plastic chairs, but to collect some gems from flea markets all around Berlin.

Of course, as you already noted, she dresses herself as equally subtle and beautiful – making her into one of the best dressed young women in Berlin I know. She always looks very elegant in impeccable compositions, whose details refer to the 1920ies. Other details of Lisa you might not expect: she loves Techno (the real thing), fast cars and St. Pauli, ok, the latter is kind of obligatory. Read her blog here.