Berlin

Coffee in Berlin

I visited three coffee places in Berlin: The Barn and two Bonanzas.

This is The Barn (Auguststraße 58):

Espresso, flat white and a cappuccino (I had the flat white as I always do):

Sugar (not for me):

This is the Bonanza at Mauerpark (Oderberger Straße 35). Great sign:

Inside:

Flat white and water:

This is the Bonanza in the yards of Friedrichshain (Adalbertstraße 70):

Nice building and the tables outside. Here’s their central office and the roastery.

Inside (menu on the mirror):

Almond thing, water, flat white:

Tasty pastry in coffee shops always tries to distract you from the coffee. I try to resist it, but don’t always succeed.

And this is not coffee, but a wrap and a smoothie in a vegan place Goodies (Warschauer Str. 69):

The photos are from the trip of May 2016.

More Berlin:

Jun 23   Berlin   coffee

Berlin street name plates

The main design:

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Below the main plate there is a place for a nano-plate with addresses range:

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This one with a red spot can be used as a nice logo:

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If a street is named after someone, there is an additional plate about them on top:

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These are two different ligatures:

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Nice name:

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Alternative design:

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Rare beauty:

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More Berlin:

See also Kiev street name plates.

May 4   Berlin   world

Planet Modulor store in Berlin

Despite having no need for art supplies whatsoever, these sort of shops always drag me in somehow. There must be some psychological condition that when you see a family of items, each one of them seems much more attractive. Particularly true this is, when the items are neatly organised.

Here, for instance, are colour pencils:

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Most are sold already, but the attraction still works.

Or some ropes:

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You cannot not want them.

It’s Planet Modulor, a Berlin shop for all things material from stationery to scale models (photos from the April 2006 trip). Entrance:

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Note the 3D stairways.

Inside signage:

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More:

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Nice colours:

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A ruler:

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Just copybooks:

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Also copybooks. If I ever wrote, I would use one of these:

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Clean:

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Scale models of humans:

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Transportation and furniture:

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This department drew my attention immediately:

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Looks like some transit maps:

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I don’t remember what was inside, so probably it turned out to be not that interesting.

Scrolls with street panoramas:

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The coolest department was the one with 3D printers. You can stand in a circle, they would take pictures of you all around and then print you out like this:

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To try out markers, you colour some patterns, not boring white paper:

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Every time I see black paper and light pens, I think I should start sketching user interfaces on paper like this:

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Also recommended: London Graphic Centre at Covent Garden (Mercer st. and Shelton st.). Another place where you can easily spend an hour.

See also:

Apr 17   Berlin

Berlin U-bahn station names

Here are some Berlin metro station names (photos from trips of August 2005, April and May 2016).

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My favourite plate:

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Animals:

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Another boring one:

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Apr 4   Berlin   world