Berlin Shop Report

So the saying “better late than never” really does apply to this post ……………

Back in November, I had a little research visit to Berlin and covered a few shops whilst I was there.

These are some of my favorites ……but they should come with a *beans on toast warning

Civilist, Brunnenstraße 13, 10119 Berlin, Germany


Firmament, Linienstrasse 40, 10119 Berlin


SOTO, Torstraße 72, 10119 Berlin


Voo, Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin


*beans on toast warning = this is what you’ll be eating for the next few months after a visit

The Capsule by Tom Dixon for Adidas


Displayed at MOST (part of Milan Design Week) The Capsule by Tom Dixon for Adidas collection, is an example of the Britsh Designers quest in promoting forward thinking design, culture & technology


Loving the experimental, factory inspired display and the multi-functional convertible garments.


The colour use is immense, especially the bold, solid primary colour’s against the neutral tones of sand & grey


Especially a fan of the packaging layout, font and utilitarian approach to its design





Available in stores worldwide from mid November 2013



Art Tips Paris

Although my recent trip to Paris was unbelievably fun it was also tinged with disappointment.

In Paris the galleries are all free entry on the first Sunday of the month – which i avoided thinking queuing in the cold would be a terrible waist of time.

I’d left my “culture” day to Monday, when my friends had gone home and I could wonder around Paris without the need to be fueled by red wine every half hour.

With a fancy Parisian spring in my step, i set off to the  Arts Decoratifs near the Louvre to see the current exhibition about Trompe-l’oeil.

I like to believe “tricks of the eye” are one of life’s ways of reminding you, your not as daft as you think.

Although id done enough research to find out what was on that weekend – id failed to look at the opening hours on the website and was firmly told by the museum staff “galerie ferme”.

If you do turn up to the gallery on the right day then check it out in the Study Gallery of Les Arts Decoratifs

Trompe-l’œil. Imitations, pastiches et autres illusions
2 Feburary 2012–November 2013

Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

In the meantime feast your eyes on these bad boys …………………..

Comme des Garcons Fall 2009

Comme des Gaarcons fall 2009

Jean Charles de Castelbajac @ 

Cartoon Trompe L’Oeil – Karin Viktoria Bjurstrom @

Links very nicely with our 14s1 concept thinking

distortion / out of context / humor / manipulation