This month’s coffee table takes inspiration & small treasures from the vibrant cool city of Berlin. Do as Berliners do: go east, go west, grab a good coffee and say what Berliners would say ‘Achtung Baby’ – ‘Check it out Baby’!
Achtung Baby, U2’s acclaimed album adds urban tones and edgy sounds to this month’s table. Seeking inspiration from German reunification U2 began recording Achtung Baby at Hansa Studios in Berlin in the early 90s. Getting around, wallpaper’s city guide to Berlin, gives a great 24hour guide to the city and tightly edits the ‘best of’ in one small pocket book. A postcard from WestBerlin Café marks the place where you can buy the wallpaper guide and other great books and magazines. They also serve up great coffee, cakes and sandwiches. It was the meeting place where I met with Berlin insider Marta, whos unique guide led me to Silo Café in the East. It would have been rude to leave Silo without a few souvenirs. Notes of honey, almond, apple and hazelnut add aromatic coffee flavours to dark January days. A perfectly packaged notebook from TypeHype is waiting to be unwrapped. Heady seductive scents of Papyrus from Iunx candles add the final and only Parisian touch!
How about you? What’s on your January coffee table?