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Issue 18 · Beyond Bauhaus · May 3, 2012

Berlin Creatives at Home

Issue 18 · Beyond Bauhaus · May 3, 2012

Is Berlin the new Brooklyn? After perusing the German blog Freunde von Freunden (friends of friends), we're convinced.

Entrepreneur Ines Colmorgen and art director André Wyst have lived in their Berlin apartment for the past four years; Colmorgen owns a children's clothing store called Petite Boutique and André is the art director for Architectural Digest Germany, Intersection, and Anorak. We like the couple's approach to small-space living: stacks of magazines from André's collection, a small sewing studio, and minimal light fixtures.

Interview by Mariam Koorang and Frederik Frede, see more from Ines Colmorgen and André Wyst on Freunde von Freunden (FvF). Photography by Ailine Liefeld.

Prouvé Potence Lamp at Andre and Ines' Home, Remodelista

Above: The Prouvé Potence Lamp illuminates the understated living room.

Malin & Goetz Dark Rum Candle

Above: Antique tableware, purple delphinium, and a Malin & Goetz Dark Rum Candle.

Above: Two café-style black tables make good use of the narrow space.

Above: An antique floral tea set displayed on the kitchen shelf.

Above: Open kitchen shelves hold glassware and a Pathos house plant.

Tea tins from Mariage Frères: Marco Polo and Esprit de Noël

Above: Tea tins from Mariage Frères: Marco Polo and Esprit de Noël.

Above: A serger and a sewing machine in Ines' textile studio.

Above: A hanging marionette and a few favorite clippings are displayed on the studio wall.

Above: Framed butterfly species and a glossy black-framed floor mirror.

Above: Ines guides her bike through the classic Berlin building's entryway.



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