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...
Susan Langan — To the Beat of Her Own Drum

Susan Langan — To the Beat of Her Own Drum

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, in their apartment on the seventh floor of a former DDR building
Homage — A 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, she was working out of a ‘shoe box’ overlooking the Eiffel tower. Four years after our last interview, we meet von Pederstad in her bright, top floor studio in the center of Oslo, surrounded by shelves and drawers filled to the brim...
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.
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.
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.
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The end is the beginning

The end is the beginning

Dear friend! As you may (or may not) have noticed, SemiDomesticated has been very quiet for a while now, and I’m so sorry to have left you in the dark! That doesn’t mean things have been quiet behind the scenes — quite the contrary. We got married… A year and a half ago, I got married to...
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...
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

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, in their apartment on the seventh floor of a former DDR building
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.
Homage — A 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, she was working out of a ‘shoe box’ overlooking the Eiffel tower. Four years after our last interview, we meet von Pederstad in her bright, top floor studio in the center of Oslo, surrounded by shelves and drawers filled to the brim with materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.