Sometimes I have to force myself to get out. I did so last Wednesday night and I’m glad I did. Despite the rain, I made it over to Ramersdorf (which is just east of Haidhausen) to Nostalgie im Kinderzimmer for Holly Becker’s Munich book signing for her book Decorate.
Not only was it really nice to meet Holly (in case you live under a rock, she is the woman behind Decor8 and Hausmaus). She was personable and friendly and we chatted about being an expat in Germany and her upcoming book launch in Berlin. She also introduced me to Igor, a Münchner and the blogger behind Happy Interior Blog. I’m always glad to meet fellow bloggers and creative people in Munich (in fact you’ll see a few new ones listed on the sidebar now!), and not only that, Igor already gave me a shout in his blog! Sehr nett.
Lastly, I bumped into a fellow Etsisan at the signing. We had been corresponding on email all week, and neither of us thought to mention the book signing, so it was pretty amusing to bump into each other there. That’s happened a lot lately: I keep meaning to set up coffee dates with people and we end up meeting when we are already out. Another reason to get aus der haus.
I’ve been poring over the lush spreads of Decorate or Lust auf Wohnen as it’s called auf Deutsch. It’s a gorgeous book and I highly recommend it. To my great delight, there are is a giant index of stockists towards the back of the book. Some I know well and some are new. Here’s a look at some of the places I’ve now got on my list to check out and report back here about:
Manufaktur 78 – Tiling
Lichtgalerie – Home Furnishings
La Murinna Deutschland – Lighting
Casa Moebel – Home Furnishings
Designfunktion – Home Furnishings
Lagom White – Home Furnishings
Nostalgie im Kinderzimmer – Curios and Home Objects
TK33 – Home Furnishings
That ought to keep me busy for a while!