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HANDMADE CERAMICS FROM PORTUGAL: STUDIO OLIVEIRA IN KREUZBERG — RECOMMENDED BY ANNIKA HILLIG

HANDMADE CERAMICS FROM PORTUGAL: STUDIO OLIVEIRA IN KREUZBERG — RECOMMENDED BY ANNIKA HILLIG

Discover lovingly curated ceramics from Portugal at Studio Oliveira, next to Viktoriapark. Even as a child, Isabel, the store’s owner, spent many hours trawling through ceramic markets in Portugal, marveling at the beautifully handmade pieces. Last year, the art historian and half-Portuguese realized her dream and has been selling traditional ceramic plates, cups and vases in her boutique ever since. In her search for special pieces, she visits the latest ceramics studios in Lisbon and hidden workshops in small, little-known villages. Many people know Portugal as a coastal country, but artisans and craftspeople are usually tucked away in the hinterland. Depending on the region, you will find different designs and techniques, and most ceramics are still made and painted by hand. That’s why Studio Oliveira has a wide variety of collections: traditional cabbage leaves, ceramics in the shape of fruit and flowers, woven baskets, folkloristic plates, but also simple stone handicrafts in pastel colors. Isabel knows all the makers personally — you can find more information about the individual collections and artists on the website. Or simply pop into the store and Isabel will tell you the story behind each piece.

Text: Annika Hillig / Photos: Stadtgören & Sophie Doering

Annika herself was part of the Cee Cee team for a while and wrote regularly for our newsletter, among other things. Now, she is pursuing her creative passion and working as an aspiring goldsmith in the south of Germany.

Studio Oliveira, Katzbachstr.25, 10965 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

@studio_oliveira.de

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HARRY LEHMANN — PROBABLY THE SMALLEST PERFUME FACTORY IN THE WORLD

HARRY LEHMANN — PROBABLY THE SMALLEST PERFUME FACTORY IN THE WORLD

Harry Lehmann is back! Harry who? Connoisseurs and lovers of exquisite fragrances will know which traditional store we are talking about. It’s “the” Charlottenburg manufactory for high-quality perfumes and fresh, light eau de colognes and toilettes. In 1926, founder Harry Lehmann opened his store “Parfums nach Gewicht und Künstliche Blumen” in Potsdamer Straße. After the move to Friedrichstraße, the destruction of the store during the war (1943), subsequent reconstruction, and the beginning of East-West tensions (1951), the store finally relocated to West Berlin. The store in Joachimsthaler Straße was adorned with the city-famous “dropper” which releases drops of the day’s fragrance for testing. In 1958, Harry Lehmann opened at its current location in Kantstraße. After a long closure period, the store has been reopened by two young, Berliners Jannis Groh and Vianney Lancres, since 2024. The pair want to lead the traditional store into the future. Everything here is as it was, but refreshing and new. For almost 100 years, various perfumes have been produced in-house, composed and blended according to preference and taste — something to suit everyone. Floral & woody or fresh & green? Fig, lilac, laguna or heliotrope? The traditional range includes over 70 fragrances. In addition to the classics — “Eau de Berlin”, “Linde” and “Maiglöckchen” — the new owners are expanding the range with their own creations, “HL 22” and “HL 33”. I found my favorites: St. Tropez, Esterel, Oud and Merano. A different fragrance for every mood. Come by, be inspired, and create your own Harry Lehmann fragrance!

Text: Milena Kalojanov / Photos: Jordana Schramm

Harry Lehmann, Kantstr.106, 10627 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map

@harrylehmannparfum

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DISCOVER YOURSELF ANEW — FIELMANN EYEWEAR POP-UP HOSTS PRO PHOTO SHOOTS AND CHIC FRAMES

DISCOVER YOURSELF ANEW — FIELMANN EYEWEAR POP-UP HOSTS PRO PHOTO SHOOTS AND CHIC FRAMES

Picking a new pair of glasses is kind of like choosing a whole new personality. Yes, they help you see. But they’re also a permanent part of your look, sitting on your face from morning to bedtime. They have to go not just with one outfit but with your whole wardrobe – sensible for work yet flattering enough for going out. It’s a buying decision that calls for all the style resources you can mobilize, so allow us to give you a pro tip: the popup shop from glasses company Fielmann, which runs in Mitte for the rest of this week (30.05–02.06.2024). On hand to help are the trusty eyewear advisors from the Hamburg-based retailer but also – fun twist – two photographers Laura Schaeffer and Franz Becker who will take portraits of you in your (potential) new frames. The idea is that you get two different perspectives on your eyewear but also: isn’t it just cool to be in a professional photo shoot? You can choose between 100 different frames, which you can then buy and have fitted with lenses in your prescription at your local Fielmann store. Book your time slot here or just come by spontaneously to discover new sides of yourself!

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Franz Becker, Jeremy Moeller, Laura Schaeffer

Through The Lens Of” pop-up, Gipsstr.11, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map

30.05–02.06.2024, 11–18h. You can reserve your slot here

@fielmann

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ITALIAN POSTMODERNISM, BAUHAUS & MOMENTS OF POP CULTURE UNITED IN THE NEW LABEL BOTTONE

ITALIAN POSTMODERNISM, BAUHAUS & MOMENTS OF POP CULTURE UNITED IN THE NEW LABEL BOTTONE

At the beginning of February 2024, there was a little sneak peak with prototypes and teasers at VooSpace, two months later they took their debut collection to the Salone del Mobile in Milan, and now they are exhibiting their furniture and contemporary objects in their own showroom in the former Cee Cee office: With alternating bursts of nostalgia and joy, we fell in love with Bottone‘s pacchetto completo during the opening and are delighted that the two founders and brothers Michele and Daniele Luciano Ferrazzano are once again bringing lots of passion (and sounds!) to the space. Having grown up in Stuttgart with Italian parents, the influences of both cultures are combined in the label: Italian postmodernism and Bauhaus, moments of pop culture and the precision of craftsmanship are closely interwoven – resulting in eight objects for the first collection that are not only expressive and contemporary in form and color, but also have a lot to offer in terms of sound. Daniele and Michele have been making music themselves for years, so it was clear to them from the outset that they wanted to create their own sounds for their joint label.

You can listen to the results on their website, where the individual objects are not accompanied by texts but by composed pieces of music. And anyone who listens to them will quickly appreciate the omission of the textual level, because nothing could portray the pieces of furniture and their character more faithfully and beautifully than the music of the founders themselves. Sometimes they want to be loud, sometimes fun, sometimes restrained in their wholeness without being less impressive. My body resonates in an S-shape while listening to the “S-Tisch” track, while listening to the “Zooomrug” makes me feel like a little beetle slowly crawling through the interwoven individual parts and enjoying them more and more by time. How nice it can be to simply listen to a piece of furniture.

Text: Robyn Steffen / Photos: Artur De Menezes, Julia Sang Nguyen & Robyn Steffen

Bottone Showroom, Leipziger Str.66, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map

@bottone_objects

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AN ITALIAN FEVER DREAM: THE H&M STUDIO RESORT CAPSULE COLLECTION 2024

AN ITALIAN FEVER DREAM: THE H&M STUDIO RESORT CAPSULE COLLECTION 2024

Close your eyes and imagine the following: warm, crumbling sandstone walls covered with faded ornaments and carved faces. Wild flowering vines, the scent of jasmine and sand, pine, peach and cypress. Gauzy white curtains billow in the light breeze. Ice cubes chink in the glass you hold, cooling your fingertips. Music thrums softly in the distance. The sun is a glowing apricot floating in a hazy blue sky. The designers of the new H&M Studio Resort Capsule Collection must have been dreaming of a scene much like this when they created their Italo-boho-inspired summer looks. The color palette ranges from golden-yellow pastels to nocciola and pistachio to midnight blue and charcoal. Glittering details, elaborate prints, textured embroidery, and eye-catching embellishments form a unifying theme throughout the collection. The pieces — beaded mules, crochet crop tops, and draping jacquard dresses — move casually between beach and jet, rooftop parties, and country weddings. For almost every occasion, they are the answer to “What will I wear?”. The H&M Studio Resort Capsule Collection will be available from 10.05.2024 in selected stores and online. As part of the launch, a pop-up (10.-14.05.2024) curated by digital creative Yuki Injo, will take place in the H&M Mitte Garten Store. You’ll find the unusual print of the Bomarzo monster on-site, which I think has the potential to become the it-piece of the 2020s. So, go on, summer will be over before you know it.

Text: Giulia Tancredi / Photos: Natascha Hamel

H&M Studio Resort Capsule Collection

H&M Mitte Garten, Neue Schönhauser Str.13, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Pop-up 10.–14.05.2024.

@hmmittegarten

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