If you were asked to picture your perfect supper, what would it be like? A selection of ham, sliced so thin you can almost look through it? Some cheese, so stinky the taste can only be as savory? And how about some fresh bread which just serves as the best base for the cheeses and hams? Imagine a table filled with these delicacies, and then topped with a bottle of good wine. At Vom Einfachen das Gute, you’ll find all of that! (Including that beautiful table.)
When one of your favorite things to do is standing at the stove, letting your thoughts simmer like the sauce in front of you, then you might have already stumbled across this shop on Invalidenstrasse – at Kochtail one can spend as many hours as in the kitchen, a paradise for everyone who not only likes but loves to cook and bake.
If you love Rianna Kounou’s colorful vintage paradise just off Oranienburgerstraße, you will most likely also love her newest adventure: she teamed up with Nina Kuhn to open a new store on Steinstraße, were they invite you into their world of gaudy fun made of beautiful pillows, eccentric bags and statement kaftans. It is certainly something else, while most shops in this part of Mitte rely on an international chic interior with moderate colors and graphic furniture, this one’s all about colors and patterns and them clashing in every possible way.
What makes a shop a favorite? It should offer so many beautiful things to discover that you spend more time in it than you initially planned to, right? And on the top of it, everything should be reasonably priced, so that you just can’t decide what to go for. And then, after you’ve purchased a little something, you should be already excited to come back to get more – that’s ting!
On one of those beautiful spring days I entered Schoemig Porzellan for the first time – the shop was flooded with sunlight throwing long shadows onto the shelves filled with delicate porcelain.
Her bright collection of white and pastel-colored bowls and cups beamed brightly, I almost saw the light going through them. It’s certainly one of the prettiest stores I know and even more so, preserving an almost lost art.