Everyday Rituals with Carsten Kunst

Everyday Rituals with Carsten Kunst

We meet Herr Kunst in his light filled apartment in Schöneberg, to learn more about this renaissance man through his favourite belongings. Despite having spent 14 years in the same dwelling, his apartment is sparingly furnished and clutter free. We're curious to learn more about what goes into his seemingly...
Retusj Revisited

Retusj Revisited

Last time we talked to Karen von Pederstad, the woman behind upcycling jewelry brand Retusj, she was working out of a ‘shoe box’ overlooking the Eiffel tower. At that point her five-year plan involved getting her own studio where she could continue to develop and live off her work as...
Fleischwolf und Lotte — Lifelong Companions

Fleischwolf und Lotte — Lifelong Companions

While some relationships are fleeting, true friendships can last a lifetime. At Fleischwolf und Lotte on Körtestraße in Kreuzberg, you can find high quality, vintage-style cookware, from brands that have been around for decades, and some even for centuries. Once you bond with one of these sturdy tools, they will...
Autumn Blues

Autumn Blues

Mourning the loss of summer? Got the September Blues? Take a trip to your local farmer's market and harvest the goods of the season. Fall is when all shades of violet, purple, indigo and blue is represented through juicy berries, turnips, beets, eggplants, plums and luscious figs. Take a deep dive...
Room for reverence

Room for reverence

With every change in season, and every turn of events that leads to a fresh start, follows an urge to purge; clean out our cabinets and donate, sell and get rid of things we don't use. To de-clutter our lives, living spaces, diets and minds. Personally it always makes me...
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Everyday Rituals with Carsten Kunst

Everyday Rituals with Carsten Kunst

We meet Herr Kunst in his light filled apartment in Schöneberg, to learn more about this renaissance man through his favourite belongings. Despite having spent 14 years in the same dwelling, his apartment is sparingly furnished and clutter free. We're curious to learn more about what goes into his seemingly careful selection process.
Retusj Revisited

Retusj Revisited

Last time we talked to Karen von Pederstad, the woman behind upcycling jewelry brand Retusj, she was working out of a ‘shoe box’ overlooking the Eiffel tower. At that point her five-year plan involved getting her own studio where she could continue to develop and live off her work as a designer. Four years after our...
Soundscape #010: UMA

Soundscape #010: UMA

Experimental pop duo UMA has brought us a wonderfully eclectic and atmospheric soundscape to help us further embrace the autumn blues. Berlin based, husband and wife duo, Ella and Florian Zwietnig create experimental electronic pop, mixing deep rhythms, bass sounds and hauntingly beautiful choir-like vocal chants, aiming to sonically and lyrically capture the most elusive everyday...
Fleischwolf und Lotte — Lifelong Companions

Fleischwolf und Lotte — Lifelong Companions

While some relationships are fleeting, true friendships can last a lifetime. At Fleischwolf und Lotte on Körtestraße in Kreuzberg, you can find high quality, vintage-style cookware, from brands that have been around for decades, and some even for centuries. Once you bond with one of these sturdy tools, they will become your faithful kitchen companion,...
Autumn Blues

Autumn Blues

Mourning the loss of summer? Got the September Blues? Take a trip to your local farmer's market and harvest the goods of the season. Fall is when all shades of violet, purple, indigo and blue is represented through juicy berries, turnips, beets, eggplants, plums and luscious figs. Take a deep dive into your cold season closet...
Room for reverence

Room for reverence

With every change in season, and every turn of events that leads to a fresh start, follows an urge to purge; clean out our cabinets and donate, sell and get rid of things we don't use. To de-clutter our lives, living spaces, diets and minds. Personally it always makes me yearn for all things white;...
Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Considering that two thirds of human communication is non verbal, we place far to much emphasis on words. It explains why talking to your lover or friend on the phone can sometimes seem awkward and unsatisfying, or why you can end up in quarrels over a chat message where you were misunderstood because you didn't...
Tongue Tied — let your body do the talking in Silent Speed Dating night at Rag and Bone Man

Tongue Tied — let your body do the talking in Silent Speed Dating night at Rag and Bone Man

Tired of chewing the fat and ready to get straight to business? Join 19 other single Berliners for a unique night of flirtatious non verbal courtship, at Tongue Tied, Berlin’s premier “Silent Date Night” on April 16th at Rag And Bone Man on Briesestrasse 9 12053. Eentrepreneur and co-owner of Neukölln’s vintage boutique Rag & Bone Man, Maggie...
Soundscape #009: Noblesse Oblige

Soundscape #009:
Noblesse Oblige

Dynamic power-duo, Noblesse Oblige, has submitted a soundscape that has us literally dancing and jumping up and down in our seats. If the springy weather isn’t doing it for you, this mix is guaranteed to elevate your mood several notches. We can’t say just how much we love this mix, so here, have a listen...
Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

"Salt of the earth" is an expression used to describe a person of great worth and reliability. Salt has both positive and negative connotations. In older Jewish traditions, these minerals were and are still given as a housewarming gift, a symbol that insures that all activities in your sanctuary will be lively and "flavorful"
VeistWhere clothes go to find a new home

Veist

Where clothes go to find a new home

Sandra and Anna, the girls behind neighborhood staple, vintage shop Veist, provide a sanctuary for lost clothes with captivating stories and help them find a new home. With the help of an open hearts and minds — and a lot of hard work — they've opened not only one, but two stores…
Selective Nostalgia

Selective Nostalgia

Awwww the good ol' days, we'll sigh as we braid our hair milkmaid-style, hop on our bikes and head to the farmers market. Stopping at our favorite roaster on the way, we'll proceed, double macchiato in hand, to fill our organic cotton totes with local eggs and other bounties of the land. Surrounded by a...
This ain't your average paper plane!

This ain’t your average paper plane!

This week we are doing a 360, and initiating a revolt! Stay inside, get a pile of paper, found, discarded, new, different weight and textures, and when you have a few minutes on your hand, start folding
Soundscape #008: Hanna & Kerttu

Soundscape #008:
Hanna & Kerttu

Hanna and Kerttu make music that is ethereal, enchanting, moody. Self defined as " party music for the animals in the forest", the vocalist has the voice of a wood nymph, singing sorrowful lullaby's
Going Fishin'

Going Fishin’

An excursion we at Semidomesticated are looking forward to is fishing. Going to a nearby lake, taking a branch, attaching a wire, dipping our feet in the water and chilling in nature, with nothing but the chirping of birds, the crack of branches under our feet.