Our Basics

Our new Daily Basics provide you with ideas and objects we consider worth decorating your home, following you on your travels, becoming the showpieces of your closet or just create a cozy athmosphere to enjoy some music, a good book or a hot cup of coffee. We would like to share what caught or attention, no matter if it is due to a fresh idea, a nice quality, a clever concept, its fuctionality, shape or color. It is things we like, we possess and recommend or things we wish for.

1. Herschel Survey Canvas Backpack

The Herschel Survey Cotton Canvas Backpack is an envelope style backpack perfect for around town and day trips. Sports one main compartment with faux leather straps and magnetic snap closure and an outer zipper compartment with custom and leather zipper pull. Herschel detailing throughout.

2. Type B for Berlin from Henrik Vibskov

TYPE B, for Berlin, captures a cold winter’s day in the former Eastern part of the city, where – even today – numerous buildings and houses are heated with coal. While the scent starts with spicy and fizzy top notes (black pepper, sulphur match), it soon ignites its soft woody heart (cedarwood, vetyver, gaiac wood) and evolves towards an unexpected, yet cosy and welcoming musky black wood dry down (birch and coal tar), recollective of smoky and leatherish odors on the streets of Pankow.

3. Foldboat

‘folding boat’ is a seamless folding, leisure boat made from a standard sheet of plastic which can be assembled in a relatively short period of time. ‘folding boat’ was developed after a paper-folding workshop in which systems of creating various forms out of a single piece of material were introduced. The main advantages of the product are transportation, storage and assembly. Ideal for one or two people, ‘folding boat’ can be used in the urban environment (canals, ponds and lakes). Suitable for fisherman and campers, it also has the potential to be dispatched during disaster relief scenarios such as floods.

4. Braun Travel Alarm Clock

This Braun travel alarm clock measures 56mm x 56mm x 31mm and is available in three colours. It has an easy to read dial layout, crescendo alarm and a quiet German precision quartz movement.

5. Miltzen Tortoise Clear from Moscot

The round, full-vue MILTZEN, eponymously named after a family uncle, is the frame with the longest lineage in the Moscot family. First introduced in the 1930s it was worn by Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Harry Truman, and Gandhi (to name a few).

6. Woodcut by Bryan Nashgill

Bryan Nashgill is creating large-scale relief prints from the cross sections of trees, revealing the sublime power locked inside their arboreal rings. He makes prints by carefully following and pressing the contours of rings and ridges until the intricate designs transfer from tree to paper. The results are colored, nuanced shapes—mesmerizing impressions of the structural integrity hidden inside each tree. These exquisitely detailed prints are collected and published for the first time in the book Woodcut.

7. IT’S OKAY Banner

This banner is handmade by Ashley Anna Brown from a cotton flour sack in a natural off-white. The flour sacks used vary a bit, depending on what she has available. The letters are hand cut from 100% wool in black and machine-stitched with black cotton thread. The banner hangs from a hand-stained pine dowel, strung with twine letting you know that everything is OK.

8. Tray from Hay

The idea behind the collection of tray tables from Hay is to replace a larger coffee table with a combination of smaller side tables. Available in different colours and sizes, Tray table is composed of a powder coated solid steel frame and a removable tray.