Our friend Nina Lang the hugely talented illustrator "Flowers on my Desk" on Instagram sketched our sitting room when she popped round for a visit. I am so enamoured with the her rendering of the beautiful colours and textures. Go and visit her Instagram account. You will fall in love with her work.
This 1930s French painting belongs to my most treasured possessions. It is signed and dated but unfortunately I cannot decipher the signature. On the back there are labels from a well known French auction house but so far I have not got round to contacting their fine art department. The perfect balance of abstraction and … Continue reading A 1930s French painting on blue wall
Who has the luck to call a complete cross vaulted ceiling in a city apartment his own? An eccentric architect built this gem around 1913 for himself and his family. From the outside, the house with its inconspicuous façade looks like all the other townhouses in the neighbourhood, but when you enter the apartment, an … Continue reading The cross vaulted ceiling – an architectural gem
The balcony is for most Germans a must when looking for a new dwelling in the city. We love to potter around in this tiny outdoor space, tend to our plants, get the grill going, enjoy an after work drink and watch our neighbours. Talking of plants: Do not plant daft hybrids or plants not … Continue reading The balcony
The dachshund is the perfect companion for a man of the world. He is a stubborn and often lazy as his master, likes food, sleeping but is also a passionate hunter. Famous owners were: Pablo Picasso, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and a bevy of royals (not that a dachshund would care). Be aware, … Continue reading The dachshund: A gentleman’s dog
Give me patterns, textures and colours. Simplicity is boring.
Dandies and interiors are inseparable. A real dandy does not only dress himself exquisitely he also designs his living quarters to create a fitting background for his passions. Antiques, collector's pieces, paintings, curiosa, exotic fabrics, walls covered in eccentric wallpapers and jewel like paint. The more layers, the better. Opulent eclecticism is so now, purism … Continue reading Dandies & Interiors