Monday, 8 September 2008
Saturday afternoon I stopped by the Trendmafia and I really enjoyed it! The Trendmafia is a fairly new initiative here in Berlin where independent artists disply and sell their wares the first Saturday of every month. It takes place in an abandoned warehouse which they probably get a pretty good deal on rent on.
I got a great T-shirt from berlinillustrated and a really cool handy pouch and an ipod pouch from nikoki. Nikoki's stand was one of my faves there. She makes sweet softies, bags and aforementioned handy and ipod pouches among other beautifully sewn handmade objects. Miriam Schneiderman was also there selling her lovely obi-belts and really fun hood-scarfs, there was also another very cool stand that sold bags and wallets called kayberlin and several other Berlin artists and artisans . The next Trendmafia is on Saturday October 4 and for the time being looks like it might be the last date until Spring because the warehouse isn't heated. I am definitely going back and doing some early Xmas shopping. So if your are in Berlin on October 4th mark it down in your calendar as a great opportunity to buy handmade!