Berlin, Charlottenburg, Food

An evening in Charlottenburg

September 19, 2018


On a hot Summer evening, Johan and I took a stroll in Charlottenburg, it was finally time to try an Indian restaurant I have been wanting to go to for many years.


For some reason I really like this sign. It’s so different from others.


You can see how hot it is in the light in this picture.


This place is amazing, I should take you there in pictures when I go there next time (this time it was already closed). Rogacki is the name of the place. Visually it’s not a very beautiful place, but the food is delicious. I have had the tastiest herring in my life in here.


I love though, how it feels like you’re back to the 1970’s.


Finally we arrived at Ashoka, Indian food close to Savignyplatz. Have you been there? It’s really really good. Especially the papadam.


I went for my all time favourite – Palak Paneer, which is a dish I always have the first time I go to a new Indian place. Very tasty!

It’s still Summer in Berlin, for a couple more days.
This week started pretty dramatic with a very sick Peps (the dog I take care of sometimes), so we had to go to the vet and she was shaking like crazy (Johan had to carry her inside because she’s so afraid of the doctor) and I tried to comfort her with my broken voice in the little Spanish I know. It all went well and she’s fine now. Made her some carrot soup with rice and chicken, plus she’s getting medication. Sweet, strong creature.

Waiting for some yarn and will make a few beanies, anyone interested? Colour wish? Just let me know 🙂

Happy mid week!

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Losing the voice

September 14, 2018


Yesterday, I wrote on my blog’s facebook page that I think I kind of lost my voice, which is why I haven’t posted much lately (another reason is because I was mostly sitting on my butt making 200 pairs of Wrist Worms for a big order, which was fun but nothing I could blog about every day). Will get my voice back together, working on it! Also working on getting myself a new computer, it takes like 1 minute to finish 1 sentence to publish on this space. Not OK.

So, been thinking a lot lately about consumption and working as an “influencer”. When I did this job, someone asked me if I was going to keep the wallpaper on my kitchen wall and I was super confused, because I wouldn’t have done the job if I didn’t want this wallpaper to stay in my home (I love it!). I think then and there, I realized that this is how some people work and it’s OK (everyone is free to do things the way they want), but I can’t and wouldn’t. Yesterday, I did another really fun collaboration with a result I’m very happy about, this. So, where am I getting? To say, I hope you like the collaborations I do and that I’m very picky with who I work with. And that I will be having a new computer soon, so I can keep up this space again. I’m happy I managed to work on this computer for 10+ years and I will keep it to watch movies on (Apple says it’s worth €27, LOL, it’s an iMac from 2008 and as much as I love a desktop computer, I’m going to go for a laptop this time).

So, let’s talk about the things in the photo?
On the wall, a mirror from the flea market at Boxhagener Platz, which we bought in 2011.
In the mirror, you see a picture from the shooting of Twin Peaks, by Richard Beymer.
On the door handle, a monkey which used to belong to my great uncle.
The bar table is from a Trödelshop on my street, which I’m still crazy in love with.

Bar table top:
An Eiffel tower from our trip to Paris together, in 2013.
Antlers from a deer Johan’s grandpa killed.
A porcelain elephant Johan gave me for my birthday some years ago.
A disco ball from Johan’s teenage years.
A vase by Ingegerd Råhman which I got at Norrgavel about 10 years ago.

Bar table below:
A tin we bought in London in 2009.
A soft toy I got from WAWAYA back in the early online days.
Poison perfume my grandma gave me in 1991.
A pipe from Adolf’s house.
A plastic fox Johan and I found on a beautiful walk back when we lived in Gothenburg.
Johan’s good old sailor.
Random boxes with random treasures, found.
A make up bag from my mother, containing old accessories from her and my childhood.

I love stuff that tell stories, that have a history. That doesn’t mean everything has to be second hand, also the new things will eventually carry a story and I prefer a mix of old and new (like 80% old and 20% new).

Hello, voice!

Berlin, Charlottenburg

Gimme Gelato

August 31, 2018


I have had the pleasure of following the process of opening up this place since early last year. This Summer, it finally opened its doors – Gimme Gelato (FB page).


Located on a beautiful corner at Wundtstrasse, Charlottenburg.


Every day freshly made gelato in their laboratory, located in the store.


A certain blonde man has been in charge of the graphic design for example.


The gelato lab.


I have had the pleasure of trying a few different scoops so far. The stracciatella is my favourite, lots of chunky dark chocolate bites. Then, of course, the ones made of fresh fruits or berries are so delicate in their flavours.


Raspberry & stracciatella. Salted caramel & hazelnut.


Lots of otter puns going on. I love the otter and secretly hope that it will pop up on a tote bag eventually.

You can also get their gelato outside of CO Berlin if you’re around Zoologischer Garten.

Ps. In the store, they serve affogato.

Berlin

Dog beach

August 29, 2018


Last Sunday, Fiona, Peps and I decided to go to Grunewaldsee where there is a beach for dogs.


We took a long walk in the forest.


It was very dreamy and I tried to get Peps to pose for this picture, but she didn’t want to leave us (her sheep).


Peps.


After a while, we ended up at Locanda 12 apostoli.


And shared a pizza, Peps had some of the crust.


Jagdschloss Grunewald on the other side of the lake.


This is when Peps and Fiona stepped into the water and I afterwards joined them. Fiona and I screamed Let’s swim as well at the same time and I had my first swim in a long time. I want to live by a lake. Or even more, by the sea.


Back in Grunewald, we checked out some buildings.


Peps bought this and is moving in next month.

In August 1998, I started my first blog (it wasn’t called blog back then, online journal was the term). This means, I’ve been doing this for 20 years now. Back then, I lived in my hometown Luleå and published my online journal in Swedish, English and German, started working as a web designer and wrote some columns for a newspaper. I was crocheting like a freak as well, formed a community for online journals (called mindag (myday)), made friends online and discovered Photoshop. I was 19 and dug into music, literature and had dreams about moving to a big city. Well, much like in 1991, I guess.

I’m curious, when did you start visiting my blog?

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Ready for Fall

August 28, 2018


The other day, Berlin started to get chillier and the winds smell a bit like Fall. I’m ready, are you?

August went by in what feels like a second. My nieces were here, we had such a great time and yesterday I finished the wholesale order of 200 pairs of Wrist Worms. Don’t forget, you get 25% discount with code SUMMER18 until August 31. You find them here – welcome!

Gothenburg, Home, Wrist Worms

10 years!

August 20, 2018


On this day, 10 years ago, I posted this picture on my blog and little did I know that it was going to change my work life a lot.


Johan asked me to make him a pair of wrist warmers and now 10 years have passed. You can read the story of the Wrist Worms here.

10 years. I want to thank you so much for all your orders through the years, I never thought crochet could be something I would work with. Working with my hands and wool is very satisfying and without you, this would not have been possible. Thank you, all!

You get 25% discount until the end of August with code SUMMER18 at check-out in the shop.

Sandra xo

Berlin

BBQ with friends

August 7, 2018


Before going to Sweden, we went to visit our friend Christopher’s new studio for his company WhiteVoid. Located by the river in Rummelsburg, very beautiful place.


Johan had marinated some veggies.


Pernod!


Wish I had brought my bikini to take a dip.


Ulf and Christopher, I have known these two for over 7 years now and we’ve had a lot of fun through the years. Teeth flying, lots of food etc.


Our friend Dimitra joined us a bit later to hang out in the nature.


And Giannis, a really good friend of ours, too. I don’t often post pictures of my friends (people have asked me if I don’t have any ha ha), simply because I forget to take pictures of them. Gonna start taking more portraits, or?


When the sun set, we hung out on the dock. I got 19 mosquito bites, the others 0.

A very beautiful evening indeed.

Sweden

Nestor

August 3, 2018


Hi, long time no see!

First, let me introduce Nestor. The new member of Johan’s side of our Swedish family. He’s a clumber spaniel, 6 months old and an amazing baby brother to us. We went to Sweden to meet him for the first time. Spent a week at Johan’s parents and grandparents and had the greatest week in a long time. Great food, heat wave (all time record, was hotter than in Berlin), lots of chilling. I brought work with me and spent a few hours a day crocheting Wrist Worms, which worked better than I thought in the heat. Back in Berlin, it’s as hot. I think working with hands works much better than using the brain when it’s 30+ degrees, right?

Before going away, I did some fun stuff and brought my camera as well, so be prepared for lots of summery pictures from both Sweden and Berlin. I’ll see you soon!

Berlin, Friedrichshain

Around the corner

July 22, 2018


This is where Peps and I go to play when she’s visiting. I won’t see her until August and I miss her SO MUCH already.


On Sundays and Mondays, she makes a lot of people, coming out of the club, happy.
This club is my favourite, much because I’m old and lazy and it’s only a 5 minutes walk home. And a hundred other reasons. Have you been?


The other week I posted these on my instagram stories and learned that you can make coffee substitute from its roots. Can’t remember the name of the plant now, though.


Thanks to the one who made this some years ago, makes me smile every time I go to the hardware store.

Sunday, what’s happening?
I’m working on my wholesale order again (had a 10 days break, tomorrow I will be half way through it) and will go to my friend Christopher’s new studio space for a barbecue, will try to remember to bring my camera.

Berlin, Food, Home

Friends in Berlin

July 17, 2018


Last Wednesday, Camilla and Björn entered Berlin. We met for drinks and dinner at Hangmee. I had pizza for breakfast after one of our party nights.


Friday morning, Camilla and I met for coffee(s). In the evening they came over with cheese and champagne from France.


French cheese, German meat. I made a salad that was too big for the table, so it got its own chair and of course we forgot to eat it.


After food, Camilla and Björn invited us to guest play in their project Kisel on the way.


On Saturday evening, we met for recovery beer and Halloumi im Brot, before we took off for Waldbühne and Nick Cave. Their hairs <3
Excellent venue, although we were a bit late and got pretty lousy seats. I enjoyed it a lot anyway.

Hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m waiting for Lady Peps to come and cuddle with me tonight. Missed her a lot!