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...
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,...
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...
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...
In search of origin with The Home Project

In search of origin with The Home Project

We found it more interesting to to go to a local village or a museum than to fairs showing the latest designs It’s a funny way of working because you often have to step back from your own aesthetics and see how far you can take something that is already...
Highlights of Yesteryear

Highlights of Yesteryear

It's been an amazing year and we are more then ready to pick up where we left off and gallop forwards, as we talked about last week, but first a small trip down memory lane. Compiling just a few highlights from the year that passed, was easier said than done,...
New Year's Resolutions Perseverance!

New Year’s Resolutions Perseverance!

The start of a new year always brings with it the idea of new beginnings; leaving the old behind and starting with a blank canvas. We're supposed to quit all of our bad habits and do more of what is good for us, and with that, we try to lose...
El Reinventor A journey to the Other Side

El Reinventor

A journey to the Other Side

Daniel Carrion is El Reinventor, a man with a cheeky disposition, an alchemist of sorts turning silver leftovers into jewellery, and Berlin's discarded treasures into repurposed functional installations. He invites us into his atelier, The other side, to talk shop and show us his upcoming project.
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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.
Wax me!

Wax me!

Ode to wax: Wax is an organic compound that is solid and melts into a low viscosity liquid. It can be turned into a candle, in which it becomes a low energy, long lasting source of light, perfect as an alternative to harsh electrical lights, or to set a mood whilst having a drink with...
Good+up  {Blog of the Week}

Good+up

{Blog of the Week}

Good + up is a blog full of images taken by Trevor Good. It started as documentation of people he met, brilliant artists, and behind the scenes photographs of special events. He has amassed in a short time, a plethora of portraits, some more conventional, like a face looking straight at the objective, some abstract,...
The end of the world

The end of the world

Different nuclear power plant explosions in recent years, memories of Chernobyl, important earthquakes and tsunamis, news of the air quality in Beijing being worse than ever and increasing fine particulates in the air endangering peoples lungs and overall health, WORRY is catching up with us
Door Sixteen  {Blog of the Week}

Door Sixteen

{Blog of the Week}

Door Sixteen is the journal of book cover designer, store owner and insomniac blogger since 1998, Anna Dorfman. This blog has been around since 2007 and came about as a place to document the never-ending renovation of her 1890s Victorian row house in New York’s Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband and two...
In search of origin with The Home Project

In search of origin with The Home Project

We found it more interesting to to go to a local village or a museum than to fairs showing the latest designs It’s a funny way of working because you often have to step back from your own aesthetics and see how far you can take something that is already there. Often you realize that...
Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

A question always arises at our SD headquarters, how does one define what their home is? The confluence between a structure and our emotional response towards it