Berlin, summer and Ilias’ flat
July 10, 2012
Since I just found some much needed time to indulge in travelling and sunshine and general wellbeing, my creativity has also refeatured and I actually felt like taking pictures again. Also did some writing and some meeting people that are inspiring and sometimes a little weird. One of them is Ilias, who is not only a very talented carpenter who builds fantastic and very useful furniture but also let me crash in his beautiful Kreuzberg pad during fashion circus week in Berlin.
Thanks my greek slash italian friend.
Here are some random facts about his place:
- He doesn’t just put things somewhere. He ORCHESTRATES every object so you will find yourself confronted with still life-esque ensembles wherever you look.
- A lot of the things in the appartment were built by him.
- When I took the pictures, he had been living in that flat for 5 days. (a little spooky but in an amazingly efficient way…)
- The bathtub plug is very hard to get out and I almost broke my fingers trying to do it.
- He posesses about 50 Jackets, and about 250 shirts. (most likely unironed, I didn’t manage to check)
- The sink is terribly small in proportion to the kitchen and it’s very hard to wash many dishes in it.
- Bowls of brown sugar are evenly distributed throughout the entire flat so if you want some sugar in your coffee you never really have to get up. (must make mental note to do the same)
- Almost every object in the place is somewhat earthy in colour and has a non-plasticy and real attitude.
P.S. Ilias will also have a website up in a while. I will make sure I post it on here.
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