Fri

19

Sep

2014

SURPRISE SUMMER

color combo: orange and indigo

 

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!

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Mon

08

Sep

2014

LUCKY

 

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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Fri

05

Sep

2014

THE MINA MOKA SHOP

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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Tue

12

Aug

2014

SUMMER BREAK : HVAR, CROATIA

Hvar, Croatia on minamoka.com

 

Three weeks ago we left Berlin in our car on a hot and sunny weekend and drove 1500 kilometers south to Croatia, took a ferry to the beautiful island of Hvar, put up our tent, tired from the long drive and a night in the car, when it started raining like crazy. Our tent was almost blown away by a storm during the night and when we crawled out of it the next morning our campsite neighbours told us that this was the worst summer ever on Hvar. Rain, storm and unusually low temperatures. At the same time Berlin experienced one of the warmest summers ever. I felt like packing and driving back home but the thought of another 20 hours in the car stopped me from it. Which was good because we had a wonderful time on Hvar, despite some rain and lower temperatures than we expected, but still loads of sun and beach weather. Turquoise water, Hvar's amazing landscape, beautiful little towns, fresh fish and having my three VIPs with me 24/7. Pretty close to perfect.

 

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Fri

18

Jul

2014

AT THE APARTMENT WITH SITZFELDT

at the apartment with sitzfeldt | via minamoka.com

 

Two weeks ago a bunch of design- and lifestyle bloggers from Berlin came together one evening to discuss "authentic styling", enjoy some delicious food (cooked by one of our hosts from Sitzfeldt) and simply spend a good time in a relaxed atmosphere together at a really unique place in town: The Apartment is partly a private apartment, partly a place you can rent for events and photo shootings.

 

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Tue

01

Jul

2014

"COLORS" OF JUNE

 

Hello July! Bring back the color, please!

 

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Wed

25

Jun

2014

ROXY MARJ

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Tue

10

Jun

2014

GARDEN TIME

 

Sun, a beautiful garden and a cup of coffee. What else do you need on a hot weekend like the one we just had? ( A lake to take a swim, okay.)

 

During the summer season my father opens the doors to his workshop's garden to the public once a month and everyone is welcome to enjoy his little oasis in the middle of the city, listen to music, see an exhibition or watch someone perform, depending on the program of the day. The "Open Garden" events are celebrating their 10th birthday this year. Time flies by so fast...

 

If you happen to live in Berlin or plan a trip - feel free to drop by. You won't regret it.

 

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Mon

26

May

2014

COLOR COMBO #4

color combo #4 | minamoka.com

 

Two images, one color palette. 

Number 4, May 2014

 

image sources: parc and cube | fluxi on tour

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Mon

19

May

2014

A MORNING

detail | minmoka.com

 

Slowly slowly we're settling in our new place. Here are some of the things I like most about it right now.

 

Little details here and there, the view from our cosy balcony, the morning sun on our kitchen table. 

 

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Fri

16

May

2014

MARBLED

marbled | minamoka.com

 

Yes, I have been infected by that marble virus too, I admit it. I had been looking for marble beads for a while and couldn't find any I liked. In the end making them myself by mixing black and white polymer clay was much easier than I expected.  

 

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Tue

06

May

2014

SOMETHING GREEN, SOMETHING BLUE AND SOMETHING NEW

blue | minamoka.com

 

As you can see my easter break was very green and a little blue, too. 

 

And after the break? I packed my things and moved to a new place. Our new place. While I'm typing this I'm sitting at my desk in front of the window of our new living room/homeoffice, looking at some old friends who found a new home, too. I'm still surrounded by boxes and there's still some (ok, lots of) work to do but it feels very right. 

 

I'll share some bits and pieces of the new place soon. (When I have a new camera...) 

 

And now off to do some more unpacking!

 

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Thu

17

Apr

2014

BLINK, BLINK!

easter egg eyes | minamoka.com

 

Just a short hello and goodbye before I unplug and take a little easter break. Sorry about the silence here lately  - the reason is not only my usual every day life but also the fact that my camera is broken. Very sad... I know what my next investment will be - until then my phone will have to do the job!

 

Happy easter to all of you! 

 

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Tue

08

Apr

2014

COLOR COMBO #3

color combo no. 3 | minamoka.com

 

2 images, 1 color palette.

Number 3, april 2014.

 

sources: haider ackermann via vogue | caroline wiart 

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