Selecting outfits is very easy for me at the moment. They only have to pass one test: are they resistant to baby spit? No wonder I’m drinking up all the streetstyle pictures from the shows like an It girl after a champagne drought. My first click every morning, as Arlo is drooling on the shoulder of the same-as-yesterday-grey-sweatshirt, is Sandra’s blog A Love Is Blind. She’s just so good at capturing the action on the street. A couple of days ago I noticed picture of Claire in the same orange skirt she had on when I photographed her last year, just worn with a different shirt. And I thought: that orange lifts my mood like the last days of summer we’re having in Berlin at the moment. Also: how very cool and likable that she’s getting noticed for her own style rather than for silly expensive or sponsored outfits that have become quite common at the shows. Which is exactly what Claire wrote a smart and fun piece about right here, featuring some of her looks from New York Fashion Week. Pretty much every outfit is an inspiration. Not just if you, like me, are dreaming of one day again being able to wear something that doesn’t have to be washed at 60 degrees.
Hanging plants upside down from the ceiling – I want to try that. Or maybe I’ll start by sprucing up the bathroom mirror with rope? No, first I’m going to the cellar to find an old cable for ‘writing’ something on the living room wall.
That’s what reading Steffi’s book „Wie eine Wohnung ein Zuhause wird“ (only available in German – yet!) does to me. There are lots of interior design books out there showcasing fabulous apartments that look like someone furnished them in Photoshop but no-one actually lives in them. This one is different. It’s filled with inspirations and good ideas that I want to try out in our home immediately. You can tell Steffi put a lot of thought into how we want to live and how to get it done. She’s interviewed some great experts and has tons of tips herself for redecorating, reorganizing, renovating. And answers to questions like: where can I buy a really good table top? Oh, and the apartments and houses she and photographer Brita Sönnichsen are showcasing are still really quite fabulous.
So, if I don’t recognise our own place in a few months time, I’m going to blame Steffi. First up: revamping a table from the flea market with a fresh powder coating…
„Wie eine Wohnung ein Zuhause wird“ from Callwey costs 29,95€ and can be ordered here.