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STUDIO WETTER — READY FOR SPRING SHOWERS WITH SUSTAINABLE UMBRELLAS

STUDIO WETTER — READY FOR SPRING SHOWERS WITH SUSTAINABLE UMBRELLAS

An umbrella that protects you from the rain, promises timeless design and is sustainably produced? How about the stylish umbrellas from Studio Wetter to get you ready for Berlin’s moody spring weather? The brand was founded in 2020 by friends Carla Dikdur, Larissa Hunekohl and Ramona Hartmann, who having worked in design and advertising, wanted to bring back the umbrella as an eye-catching accessory. As well as looking the part, these brollies are considerate in their construction: the materials are sourced from recycled plastic bottles, with climate-neutral production. The frame is made of flexible fiberglass struts, and is wind-tested, making it particularly stable in stormy gusts which can kill less robust constructions!

Manufacturing is located in Shenzhen, China, and is BSCI-certified, meaning that workers receive a fair wage, European labor standards are applied, and environmental standards are respected. The CO2 emissions generated during production and transport are offset by environmental projects such as Plastic Banks, an initiative letting people exchange plastic for money and essential goods. Studio Wetter offers a choice of six different color combinations via their online store, with the bright orange and beige our personal favorite. Maybe there really is no such thing as bad weather…

Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: Christian Kasette

Studio Weather

@studio_weather

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HAI: CONCEPT STORE FOR HANDPICKED CHILDREN’S CLOTHES, TOYS AND MORE

HAI: CONCEPT STORE FOR HANDPICKED CHILDREN’S CLOTHES, TOYS AND MORE

Amongst the coffee shops, restaurants and parks of Kastanienallee sits Hai, a children’s shop full of beautiful clothes, hand-selected toys, trinkets and home decor pieces for little ones. Yue and Nana opened Hai in the autumn of 2020, driven by their philosophy of “Buy less, buy better”. Their collections are curated with usability, comfort and aesthetic in mind while the store itself is fun and inspiring, with coral-coloured walls and handmade deep blue counters that display items that the duo have hand selected. And what a selection it is: this adorable collection of children’s clothing and trinkets had me grasping at any excuse to buy a present for family and friends.

Whether it’s a little t-shirt, wellies or a bunny rabbit toy, Yue and Nana are there to tell you all about its materials, the company and where it’s from. As a mother of two and an aunty, the founders know exactly what parents, family and friends want and need for the little people in their lives. The majority of the items Hai stocks are from independent, European-based brands such as the little bathrobes from Studio Bumbuli and the adorable hand-knitted toys from Main Sauvage that are designed in France and made from baby alpaca wool in Bolivia. As for clothing, you can find the likes of rainwear by Canadian designer Faire Child that is made of recycled bottles and is 100% waterproof and the storm jacket by Konges Sloejd from Denmark which is windproof and water repellent – perfect for rainy days. Once you have treated your little one at Hai why not head next door for a coffee to-go from Espressomania Coffee Roastery before heading down to Weinberg Park for a leisurely stroll? P.S. Hai’s winter sale is on in store until 10.04 and online until stocks last.

Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Wild.lights & Hai Berlin

Hai, Kastanienallee 43, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
Mon–Fri, 11–18h & Sat 11–19h

You can order items online and pick up instore. You can visit the shop if you have a negative Covid-19 test from the same day.

@haiberlin

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SKIN MATTER: BERLIN-BASED ONLINE SHOP FOR SKINCARE PRODUCTS FROM SMALL, SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

SKIN MATTER: BERLIN-BASED ONLINE SHOP FOR SKINCARE PRODUCTS FROM SMALL, SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

There are so many innovative beauty brands out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. For some help navigating, Berlin-based online shop Skin Matter has curated a selection of skincare products from dozens of smaller and independent brands from across the world all in one place. From face toners and cleansers to lip scrubs and body oils, the range includes all you need to look after your skin. The project was started in July 2020 by entertainment industry professional Olga Zilinska, whose goal is not just to bring together small beauty brands, but to promote sustainable and environmentally responsible skincare. This means lots of plant-based products that come in recycled or recyclable packaging, like the Vitamin C Serum from Copenhagen’s Nuori, which is an intensive facial treatment that uses no harsh chemicals.

The products from Codex Beauty in Ireland are also natural, making use of the revitalizing effects of calendula and hyaluronic acid in a range of facial and cleansing oils which are particularly suitable for sensitive and dry skin. If you still aren’t sure of the product for you, the site allows you to search according to skin type and needs, ensuring you get a perfectly-matched product. And whilst you’re online, check out the natural aromatherapy oils and bath salts – perfect for springtime self-care sessions at home. Your body will thank you!

Text: Lisa Schelling / Photos: Lisa Schelling, Polina Kovaleva, Sora Shimazaki & Skin Matter

Skin Matter

@thisisskinmatter

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FISH KLUB: FRESHLY CAUGHT FRENCH SEAFOOD SPECIALITIES —PICK UP READY-TO-EAT DISHES OR ORDER ONLINE TO COOK AT HOME

FISH KLUB: FRESHLY CAUGHT FRENCH SEAFOOD SPECIALITIES —PICK UP READY-TO-EAT DISHES OR ORDER ONLINE TO COOK AT HOME

Fresh fish is often hard to come by in landlocked Berlin, but that’s something seafood vendor Fish Klub is on a mission to change. Now with two outlets in Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg, the project began at Markthalle Neun in October 2019, serving up fresh produce that prioritizes sustainability and traceability. The diverse catch is all sourced from France, with much of the supply coming from Bretagne and Vendée on the French Atlantic coast. Behind the operation is Parisian-born Margaux Friocourt, who lived in nine different countries before settling in Berlin in 2016 to import oysters from the renowned area of Marennes-Oléron. The oysters are a favorite amongst restaurateurs and foodies across town, but the range also includes the likes of white, sweet zebra sea bream, cuckoo wrasse (great for soups and stews), royal sea bream plus classic salmon, hake and pollock.

These delicacies can now be picked up out west at the Fish Klub and Wine stand that opened in January 2021 at the Wilma market hall in Charlottenburg. The outlet is set up as a bar and besides fresh fish also offers beautifully presented ready-to-eat dishes and matching natural and biodynamic wines. Highlights include signature Japanese-style “tataki” tuna, mackerel sandwiches on handmade brioche buns and a range of homemade sauces. Whether you’re east or west, Fish Klub is a go-to purveyor of quality catches – and not just on a Friday! 

Text: Emily Collins / Photos: Fish Klub & Zoe Spawton

Fish Klub orders can be placed online for collection. New catches are listed regularly on Instagram.

Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstr.42/43, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Pickup: Mon–Fri, 12–18h & Sat 10–18h

Fish Klub and Wine at the Wilma market hall
Wilmersdorfer Str.46, 10627 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Pickup: Wed–Sat 12–18h

@fishklub_berlin

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GETTING THE JUNGLE LOOK AT PILEA LIVING — HOUSEPLANT SHOP FOR TROPICAL SPECIES AND HANDMADE POTS

GETTING THE JUNGLE LOOK AT PILEA LIVING — HOUSEPLANT SHOP FOR TROPICAL SPECIES AND HANDMADE POTS

Just five minutes’ walk from Wedding S-Bahn station is a place that will whisk you away from inner-city Berlin and bring you to the tropical jungle. The name? Pilea Living. This packed plant shop is the product of founders Jue and Dingding’s upbringing in southern China, where newborn babies are named after plant species and ancient trees are worshiped as gods. The pair remember spending their childhoods playing among the giant air roots of Banyan trees and using banana leaves as umbrellas, memories that inspired them to open their greenery-filled store in November 2019.

Walking into the shop, you are greeted with the calming pleasure that only a room full of plants can bring. Vegetation covers the walls and floors and hangs above your head, providing you with instant inspiration to turn your own home into a tranquil oasis. Once you have found the perfect potted friend, Jue and Dingding will gladly provide advice on things like light levels and watering, so even beginners can ensure their plants thrive. The species offered include classics like monsteras and calatheas plus a selection of bonsai trees that make perfect desktop companions. But not to be forgotten is the pilea, which is native to south China and produces flying saucer leaves that give it a unique, otherworldly appearance. Besides greenery, the store also stocks 100 different plant pots, many of which are handmade in small ceramic studios throughout Europe and China, as well as handmade Chinese tea sets with incense sticks and holders. Let the relaxation begin…

Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Luke Marshall Johnson

Pilea Living, Ravenestr.4, 13347 Berlin–Wedding; map
Currently open: Tue–Sat, 12h30–19h

@pilea.living

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