„Do what you love“ – how many times have I seen a print with that line on Instagram, Facebook and blogs lately. It should also hang on the wall in the Wild Heart Free Soul studio. What the three founders and friends Jana, Lena and Beyza have created together truly gives meaning to those words.
When I visited them – and two of their kids, Matti and Ella – yesterday, I already knew how beautiful the kelim are that they bring back from Turkey. It was inspiring to see firsthand what they’ve built by combining what they’re each good at, trusting their talents and starting something new. Just like that? Just like that. Beyza was renting out cottages in Kas in Turkey where every visitor wanted to take home a pillow or rug from the decoration. So why not bring the kelim to Berlin? Jana had the idea to do a bazaar, Lena had the right space. They shook hands on their project a year ago. And now they’re hosting their second Wild Heart Free Soul sale. The studio on Elisabethkirchstraße is an old garage and a beautiful space: high ceilings and lots of light, filled with colourful kelim, vintage yazma shawls and pretty hamam towels. It feels more like walking into somebody’s home than a shop. The way it only can when somthing is done with heart and soul.
So if you’re in Berlin until Saturday, you should go. But you’d better be quick. I’m heading down there later and after my visit they might be sold out of hamam towels…
Wild Heart Free Soul Bazaar – The Fashion Week Edition
July 9 | 4pm – 10pm
July 10-July 12 | 12pm – 6pm
Elisabethkirchstraße 13, 10115 Berlin