Lauren Singer — The One Woman No-Trash Revolution

Lauren Singer —
The One Woman No-Trash Revolution

I bet a lot of you have heard of Lauren Singer by now, or perhaps you know her as the young New Yorker who can fit all of the trash she has produced over the last two years in a mason jar. I’ve been eagerly following her and her site,...
The Spaces in Between

The Spaces in Between

What is it about wide open, empty and uncluttered interior spaces that is so irresistible to most of us, yet often so unattainable in real life? Just like the fresh pages of a brand new sketch book, or the bright beginnings of a new year, spacious and open interior spaces...
Looking back to move forward — 2015

Looking back to move forward — 2015

Before we fully spring into the new year, we would like to take a moment to look back at the year that just passed, and thank all the wonderful people who have contributed by opening their studios, businesses, homes and hearts to us and our readers, and to the fabulous...
Susan Langan  To the Beat of Her Own Drum

Susan Langan

To the Beat of Her Own Drum

It’s a Saturday morning and Berlin is showing itself from its best side, with crisp, yet mild autumn weather and bright yellow leaves against sunny blue skies. We introduced Susan Langan, aka Qzen, last month when we featured her soundscape on the site. This time we visit the new home...
HomageA neighborhood love story

Homage

A neighborhood love story

After less than two years in the German capital, the Municher couple, Suza Podgajski and Marc Schmitteckert, have fallen head over heals with the neighborhood that houses their baby, Homage — a bright and open shop space filled with handpicked sustainable fashion and accessories.
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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Soundscape #13: Peter Kirn

Soundscape #13: Peter Kirn

Musician, music journalist, founder of Create Digital Music and maker of synthesizers, covers some of the many things Peter Kirn does. Personally, I like to refer to him as my music/tech guru. After talking about it many a time, a soundscape by Peter Kirn for SemiDomesticated is finally here, and I think it is one...
Lauren Singer — The One Woman No-Trash Revolution

Lauren Singer —
The One Woman No-Trash Revolution

I bet a lot of you have heard of Lauren Singer by now, or perhaps you know her as the young New Yorker who can fit all of the trash she has produced over the last two years in a mason jar. I’ve been eagerly following her and her site, Trash is for Tossers, over...
Storage Perfection in Studio Oink's Wiesbaden Apartment

Storage Perfection in Studio Oink’s Wiesbaden Apartment

Speaking of storage and fresh spaces, Studio Oink's apartment is Wiesbaden, Germany, is one that I have been coming back to and drooling over many a times this last year. I cannot seem to get enough of this modest and unassuming space, with its fresh white and plywood surfaces, the green touches that are scattered...
The Spaces in Between

The Spaces in Between

What is it about wide open, empty and uncluttered interior spaces that is so irresistible to most of us, yet often so unattainable in real life? Just like the fresh pages of a brand new sketch book, or the bright beginnings of a new year, spacious and open interior spaces hold the promise of unspoiled...
Looking back to move forward — 2015

Looking back to move forward — 2015

Before we fully spring into the new year, we would like to take a moment to look back at the year that just passed, and thank all the wonderful people who have contributed by opening their studios, businesses, homes and hearts to us and our readers, and to the fabulous photographers, Rita Braz, Sima Ebrahimi,...
Soundscape #012: Noah Pred

Soundscape #012: Noah Pred

Our good friend Noah Pred has submitted this deeply funky mix, just in time for the holidays. This may not be the mix to put on at your grandma’s christmas dinner (unless your grandma is waaaaaay cooler than ours), but exactly what you need when you get home after a day or two of holiday...
Susan Langan  To the Beat of Her Own Drum

Susan Langan

To the Beat of Her Own Drum

It’s a Saturday morning and Berlin is showing itself from its best side, with crisp, yet mild autumn weather and bright yellow leaves against sunny blue skies. We introduced Susan Langan, aka Qzen, last month when we featured her soundscape on the site. This time we visit the new home owner, and Billy the cat,...
Soundscape #011: Qzen

Soundscape #011: Qzen

Her passion for music has taken Susan Langan aka Qzen, across the globe, landing her in Berlin just over four years ago. Earlier this year she lost her home-owner virginity and became the proud proprietress of a light flooded DDR gem in the heart of Berlin. We were lucky enough to visit and learn more...
HomageA neighborhood love story

Homage

A neighborhood love story

After less than two years in the German capital, the Municher couple, Suza Podgajski and Marc Schmitteckert, have fallen head over heals with the neighborhood that houses their baby, Homage — a bright and open shop space filled with handpicked sustainable fashion and accessories.
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;...