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My almost daily photos that are loosely related to design inspiration.

knitting window display at Idee shop in Berlin

photo: cat’s cradle

This is a wacky window display at a german craft store called Idee Shop. What do think – cat’s cradle or Spiderman??

graffiti with romantic aliens in Prenzlauerburg Berlin

photo: graffiti love

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone :) This photo was taken in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.

Berlinale 2013, Berlin film festival

daily photo: berlinale 2013

The Berlinale International Film Fest is underway here in Berlin! There are dozens of films I’d like to see, but so far …

german good luck chimney sweep with clover or schornsteinfeger

daily photo: chimney sweep luck

Another dose of good luck from the iconic chimney sweep! I bought this little oxalis (Glücksklee) New Year’s decoration because I am …

metalwork on church doors in Mitte district, Berlin, Germany

daily photo: church doors

And here’s another example of decorative metalwork – this time on the doors of a church in the Mitte district of Berlin.

art nouveau metal grillwork from Municipal House in Prague

daily photo: art nouveau grillwork

Here’s another detail from the spectacular art nouveau Municipal House in Prague. I believe this is a very ornate ventilation grill. No …


daily photo: ice on the spree

(Be sure to click the image to see the larger version) I know this isn’t strictly related to decorative arts, but I …

Poetry with her swan harp on the Schiller monument in Berlin

daily photo: swan harp

This swan harp belongs to the personification of Poetry in the grand monument to Schiller at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Friedrich Schiller is …