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Entries in Germany (23)

Tuesday
Jan282014

Karhard Architektur

A few months back Jo featured some adorable kid-friendly architectural details by Berlin-based firm Karhard Architektur. I stumbled upon their website the other day and I love their simple approach. It's down to the basics yet there's warm, inviting vibe. Love the rough wood plank room divider, the white-washed hardwood, and the swinging desk in the last couple of photos is pretty cool! (Stay tuned for another favourite space)

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Monday
Jan062014

Haus Bubkevitz

I'm so excited to be back from the holiday break with new posts for 2014!  A new year, a new week and a great escape. An escape from having to going back to work, an escape from an extreme case of Mondayitis. Come with me as we wind our way down a meandering country road on the Island of Rügen in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region of Germany. To an old schoolhouse/farmhouse. The old barn and endless fields are all we can see as we enter our holiday home. Modern meets traditional, simple minimalism meets rich maximalist murals. American Gothic? A rabbit in the room? Perhaps a minimalist grey attic space. No TV, no internet, no worries. Haus Bubkevitz.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Little details

Or should I say details for the little ones. A reading nook hideaway, a door within a door and a jigsaw puzzle cupboard with a special lockable drawer. Keep out! Special touches for special people. By Berlin based Karhard Architektur.

  

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Sunday
Oct062013

An air raid shelter turned loft

My dream of living in a loft has never wavered, and the idea of living in a very industrial loft and having the challenge of warming the space up has always been intriguing. This loft isn't necessarily all that warm and cozy, but I really love the dramatic vibe it gives off. It is a former Nazi air raid shelter (complete with WWII bullet holes) erected in 1942 in central Berlin, and is the home of ad agency founder and publisher, Christian Boros, and his wife, Karen. Formerly devoid of natural light, the homeowners had the 3000 sq m bunker completely reconfigured and added massive windows. They have an amazing collection of furniture (and art of course - love the upside down head!), and the dark flooring and concrete walls make it dark and moody but the windows keep it fairly bright. Oh, to have that much space..... (via Freunde von Freunden)

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Tuesday
Aug202013

Miethe+Quehl

Envy is a deadly sin. I know because I sin all the time. Better add greed and gluttony. I could sit here and overindulge in this wonderful apartment brought to life by Potsdam based architectural studio Miethe+Quehl. With great features to build on the architects have been refined in their touch. The historical sits comfortably with the slick and contemporary. The floors warm my greedy little heart, the light makes my eyes sting with tears. The sheer beauty of its deco bones makes me choke and splutter on my avarice. I am a bad girl. I deserve to be punished ... and you can punish me ... after I lick the computer screen a bit more.

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