Hey-ho. I'm still on board of this blog even though I didn't show up for a while. 2015 wasn't as empty as it might have seemed to a visitor of this little space of mine. In fact, it was packed and amazing and full of surprises. Wanna know a little more about it? 


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The annual Sitzfeldt dinner seems to be becoming a tradition! The Sitzfeldt team chooses its photoshooting locations wisely: They have to come with a kitchen, serve as a photo set by day and be able to magically transform into dinner party locations at night - last year we were invited to the Apartment, this year it was the Gebrüder Fritz Location in good old Charlottenburg. There we could catch a glimpse of the new sofa and side table collection, chat with the "Sitzfeldt family" - founders Anna, Clemens and Julius and photographer Andy Küchenmeister  - and get to know another member of the extended family, designer Steffen Kehrle. He presented his work to us and gave some interesting insights into the designing process at Sitzfeldt


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Honestly: I don't know. I stumbled upon her work on pinterest, but she doesn't reveal much about herself - "she'd rather speak in colours and shapes". At least that's what she says on her site.

But I do like Ophelia Pang's shapes, colours and patterns a lot, and even more her illustrations - and was happy to find out that they're also available on society six in her shop frameless.


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color combo no. 5 via minamoka.com

Two images, one color palette. This one makes me smile. 

Number 5, february '15

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Okay, I'm still here. I've been here all the time but my transition into the new year (which isn't new anymore, I know) wasn't as smooth as I expected it to be. It's all good now, but I didn't feel like posting pictures or sharing anything during the past weeks. But now! Here are some impressions from our trip to the sunny south of France over christmas. It was the first time I spent christmas in a warm and sunny place and: it wasn't too bad. I didn't miss ANYthing. 

It was also my first trip to Nice and I must say I fell in love with that city a little bit - we just spent one day there but I was surprised how beautiful it is. I have a love-hate relationship with the french language because I've always wanted to learn it but never really succeeded in it which is why I always kind of avoided the country, being like: Pah, France, I don't need you and that arrogant language I don't speak!  I guess I had to be forced by some of my (french speaking...) family members who picked the Côte d'Azur as our christmas destination to get over that trauma. France, I still don't speak your beautiful arrogant language, but I like you!


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Merry christmas everyone! See you next year with more images from our little christmas trip to France and lots of new energy!


Lola Donoghue

Psssst… I stocked some nice really new finds in my shop , and greatly is offering worldwide free shipping until tuesday!  ( it ends on December 2nd at midnight EST ). 

You can now find a collection of brandnew large scale prints of abstract paintings by Lola Donoghue, a painter from Ireland who offers her huge prints at very reasonable prices. It's a great solution if you would love to own an abstract painting but an original is a little (or a lot…) above your budget, I think. My favourites are the big one you see above called OUT OF HER LOOP VII and two you can see on the snapshot from her studio, APERATURE OF DISTINCTION II and IV.


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Oh istanbul! | minamoka.com

Finally - Istanbul! Last weekend I escaped to Istanbul to meet a dear friend who lives in Turkey now after we lived in the same town in Eastern Europe for a couple of years. Both of our lives have changed quite a bit since then and strolling through the streets of Istanbul for hours and hours gave us enough time to catch up, get lost, admire both its traditional architecture and its new identity as a design hub and take occasional breaks at one of Istanbul's many cool and cozy cafés. This city has definitely made it to the list of my favourite places and two days were just enough to get a taste of it. 

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Beginning are the best.


Like the beginning of fall, when the leaves are slowly changing their colors and vibrant red suddenly appears next to good old green. 

Unlike most people I also like the beginning of each new week. Yes, I like mondays! I usually start my mondays in a good mood, convinced that I will be able to tick off everything that's on my to-do list for the week. Of course that never happens. But hope dies last!


I hope you all had a terrrriffic monday! 


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color combo range and indigo | minamoka.com


It has been a warm and sunny week in Berlin and even though I didn't have much time to enjoy it I'm sure that it made my stressful week a lot easier. 


And those flowers I got at the market last weekend brought late summer colors to my home, too. Orange and indigo. Not such a bad combination, don't you think?


Have a wonderful weekend!




Summer is almost over - time to enjoy the last warm and sunny weekends. Perfect days in the city. 

We had coffee at a small organic food market around the corner from our house on saturday morning with two friends from India who stayed with us for a couple of days, listening to street musicians and watching kids run around and play. One of our friends said: "This is the kind of life we know only from the movies." And she's right, it's kind of unreal, and a lot more carefree and easy than most people's lifes in this world. A good reminder of how incredibly lucky we are. 


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mina moka | the great.ly shop


"Welcome! Step in! Can I help you? Are you looking for something specific?"


Most of you have probably heard of great.ly by now. It's a new online platform where so called "tastemakers" - mostly bloggers - curate their own online boutiques and fill them up with products by makers from all around the world. Just like in a real shop a certain percentage of every sale goes to the shopowner (which would be me and great.ly) and most of it  - of course - to the maker!


My boutique has been online for a while already but it took me a little longer to make it feel complete (for now - of course I'll be adding new products step by step because new makers are joining great.ly every day). 


I decided to group colors and patterns in my shop, just like I like to group colors, shapes and pattern in collages here on the blog, too. I'd love to do the same in a real shop, actually. A different color palette in every corner, or maybe in every room...? Okay, stop dreaming, let's start with the virtual version of a color combo shop!


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