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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Mon

31

Mar

2014

ANGRILLING

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"Angrillen" is what we call having the first barbecue of the season to welcome the warmer part of year. There was a lot of "angrilling" going on this weekend, in and outside of town. We celebrated this important day at the lake. What a great way to end a week, what a good memory to begin the new week with. 

 

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Sat

22

Mar

2014

SEA VIEW ? ZOO VIEW !

Sea view vs. Zoo View: The 25hours Bikini Hotel Berlin / via minamoka.com

 

Hello! Long time no see... I escaped to a little island and enjoyed sun, sea and sand. Now I'm super relaxed and ready to bring you some travel inspiration from my hometown. Berlin can't offer sea view like the one up there from our terrace last week. But it can offer zoo view! The recently openend 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is located next to the Berlin Zoo in the center of (politically former, geographically still) West-Berlin.

 

Design Scene - Darling Werner Aisslinger and his team were responsible for the interior design and they created a very cool and trendy space with hammocks, indoor plants and comfortable sofa landscapes (I like that color palette!) and lots of outdoor terrace space to enjoy the amazing view: The Berlin Zoo on one side, the famous Memorial Church on the other side. That's as much West-Berlin as possible and makes the Monkey Bar and the Neni Restaurant on the top floor definitely worth a visit.

 

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Thu

06

Mar

2014

ETSY PICKS : SHAPE AND PATTERN

shape and pattern | minamoka.com

 

An object made and designed by the talented Henrike Schoen, one of many nice and really affordable mixed media collages by Jesús Perea and a necklace for berlin and map lovers. I hope you like them all as much as I do. 

 

object.01 by bastisRike | City Landscape 30 by Jesus Perea

Pulsader Berlin's Beat Necklace 

 

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Fri

28

Feb

2014

COLOR COMBO #2

color combo #2 | minamoka.com

 

2 images, 1 color palette

Number 2, February 2014

 

stine goya | all roads

 

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Mon

24

Feb

2014

MONDAY MORNING MOOD + MINA MOKA ON VSCO

Monday morning mood

 

Hello week, hello monday. I took this picture with my phone this morning, sitting on my sofa, drinking my cup of coffee and trying to get into the mood for work and walk the 5 steps from my sofa to my office. I made it, but since I'm already procrastinating right now by writing this post, I'll keep it short. I just wanted to let you know that I recently joined VSCO - here's my little grid. I think it's an overwhelming community, so many talents, so much to explore. I'm a total rookie, I don't own an iphone and I think it's pretty new for android users. Please let me know if I can find you there, too! 

 

...and have good week!

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Fri

07

Feb

2014

GOODBYE SNOW, HELLO BERLINALE!

Hello Berlinale | minamoka.com

 

That's how I like my winter: the first snow in january, and in february it's already gone. And now: film festival time! February is usually dedicated to the Berlin International Filmfestival Berlinale. In case you're wondering why you don't see me here - you'll find me there. 

 

See you in a while then!

 

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Tue

28

Jan

2014

DO IT : A (DIFFERENT KIND OF) FAMILY PORTRAIT!

A (different kind of) family portrait | minamoka.com

 

It's "Do it!" time! This time with a family portrait. I know that many families send out family portraits as Christmas or New Year's cards. Some prefer the "Royal Family Lookalike - Contest" (all dressed nicely and putting on a sophisticated royal smile), others try to be funny and different (some successfully, others - well... It's a thin line. We decided to walk the thin line.) When I found this image on pinterest I knew what our family portrait would look like. Later I realized that it was a  perfect fit for the "Do it!" column on MINA MOKA. So here we go!

 

For new readers: DO IT is a column where I transform a pin from my ideas board on pinterest into reality. Find two previous examples here and here. I try not to copy it exactly, but to use it as a starting point - and I try to work with things I already have instead of buying more. The motto: Stop pinning, start doing! Today: Stop pinning, start posing! 

 
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Sat

18

Jan

2014

GEMS

eucalyptus | gems via minamoka.com

 

I found some gems. They fell off my eucalyptus branches. Others were hidden in a forgotten box with jewellery. I like all of them!

 

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Tue

14

Jan

2014

COLOR COMBO #1

color combo #1 | minamoka.com

 

2 images, 1 color palette.

Number 1, January 2014. 

 

sources: Suvi Sur Le Vif | my instagram

 

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Thu

09

Jan

2014

PATTERN LOVE, NEW BEMZ FABRICS - AND A GIVEAWAY!

stacked mattresses via mokkasin | minamoka.com
images via mokkasin

 

I stumbled upon these beautiful images above of stacked mattresses by Sophia from mokkasin a while ago and loved the idea and the wild pattern mix. When Bemza swedish company that designs fabric covers to customize Ikea's best sellers, informed me about their latest cooperation with littlephant - happy and colorful fabrics for children's furniture - I was reminded of these images again: Bemz` latest collection includes facric covers of different sizes, colors and patterns. Perfect to turn these extra guest mattresses into play mattresses or sofas. 

 

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Mon

06

Jan

2014

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD

2013 on MINA MOKA

 

Hello 2014!

 

I got back into the workmode today - I threw myself into it and tried to keep up with the pace.

Blogwise I spent some time looking back at the past year - happy to have this place where I can share and archive my ideas, thoughts, trips, little projects and inspirations. It was my first full year of blogging and I'm realizing that what I liked most about it was that blogging is about sharing and interacting - but also about archiving and keeping a visual diary for myself. Looking back at the pictures I took brings back so many memories. 

 

And now: looking forward to another year full of surprises!

 

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Mon

30

Dec

2013

SLOW

slow | minamoka.com

 

I hope you passed couple of calm and peaceful days and ate, read, talked and laughed a lot.

 

We slowed down in the countryside. Took some deep breaths. Enjoyed the surprisingly warm and sunny weather

 

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Tue

17

Dec

2013

STUDIO VISIT: LEERBUCH

studio visit: meinleerbuch | minamoka.com

 

I've been wanting to write about my friend Lisa's leerbuch project for the longest time. Finally!

Lisa works in an architecture office during the week and loves to spend her weekends treasure hunting at fleamarkets. A couple of years ago she had the idea to combine her need for a sketchbook and her love for fleamarkets finds and used the covers of an old book to make a notebook for herself after teaching herself a bookbinding technique with the help of a youtube video. 

Not long after that her bookshelf was filled with more than 100 selfmade sketchbooks. She started selling them and eventually set up her website meinleerbuch.de. There you can browse through the books she has made so far and find out more about the idea behind meinleerbuch (only in German, though...).

 

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