Shops in Hamburg


Hello everyone!Here is another flower shop I visited for my article in sisterMAG last year. This shop is all about mini-bouquets. If you read my blog, you know I like mini-bouquets. My lovely #2flowergirls Inga from glomerylane calls me the "mini-bouquet lover"!

Saxifraga in Hamburg, is one of my all time favourite flower shop. Forget everything you know about flower shops before you go there. The owner Carola Wineberger is a very creative lady and really manages to create atmospherical flower compositions.  The shop is situated in the very creative district called Karolinenviertel or Karoviertel and surrounded by many small shops with a lot of handmade fashion and decoration items.

She makes some very small bouquets and displays them in recycled jars or shot glasses – they really look like the ones I loved making when I was a child - and still make now. No vase is small enough for these little beauties. She sells them for a couple of Euros. I find it so refreshing to find that kind of bouquet in a flower shop. So far away from all those pre-formated bouquets you find everywhere with gerberas and a lot of green.

Have a great day and speak to you soon! Elodie





SAXIFRAGA Website Glashüttenstraße 100 20357 Hamburg Mo-Fr. 10:00 - 18:00 Sat.: 10:00 – 16:00

Herr Max

Herr Max Hello everyone,
as promised yesterday, I am presenting you today the lovely Herr Max in Hamburg where the Räder presentation took place.
It is located in the Sternschanze district in Hamburg, in the same street as the great flower shop Grüne Flora. It has this rough flair I particularly like. If you are visiting Hamburg, I really recommend visiting this amazing place for a coffee, a piece of cake, or an ice-cream in the summer. Herr Max is open everyday from 10:00 to 21:00.

Herr Max Decoration


Herr Max lamps

Konditorei & Patisserie
Schulterblatt 12
20357 Hamburg
Mon. to Sun. : 10:00 - 21:00

Dear Matsu - A lovely tea salon in Hamburg

Hello everyone,
I am enjoying the calm at home right now, as my little one is still sleeping and my husband has left to go to work. Today I would like to share with you my new discovery in Hamburg. I discovered this lovely place last week when pushing the pram and my neighborhood with my friend Sabrina.
Dear Matsu, is a new tea salon and vegan restaurant in lovely Hamburg - Eppendorf, situated in the lovely Erikastrasse. The place opened in March and looks so Japanese! I completely fell in love with it. It is incredible, but the owners Mathias and Sylvia have never been to Japan - but as I told them, you really have the impression that this place could be in a street of Tokyo or Kyoto. The place is called dear matsu after their favourite sort of tea.
The decoration is absolutely lovely and puristic - I am particularly in love with the copper Tom Dixon lamps on the green wall.



The teas served are so delicious and you can also buy more than 60 varieties of tea from all over the world, Japanese tea pots and cups as well as delicious vegan food. You can consult the daily menu on their Facebook page.




Erikastrasse 47
20251 Hamburg
Mo-Fr. 9:00 – 19:00
Sat.: 10:00 – 17:00

Lovely flower shop: Grüne Flora

Hello everyone,
Today I take you to a shop I really like in lovely Hamburg. This is a flower shop I photographed for the flower guide I wrote for the online magazine sisterMAG.


This shop is situated in the part of Hamburg called Sternschanze.
The shop is called after a building in the same street (Schulterblatt) named rote flora - a former theatre, squatted since 1989.


The flowers in the shop are very elegantly presented and the interior of the shop is spectacular, with a floor made out of loose stones and a little wooden path in the middle that makes you feel as if you were in a garden.
The walls inside are painted in a very nice shade of turquoise and they also sell a great selection of vases.


They also have a large variety of outdoor plants for balconies.





So I hope, this post made you curious, and I hope that you will pay Grüne Flora a visit if you live in Hamburg or if you are visiting soon.
Talk to you soon,

Schulterblatt 79
20357 Hamburg
Mo-Fr. 9:00 – 19:00
Sat.: 10:00 – 17:00


Hey everyone, I hope you had a good start to this new week. Today I would like to share with you another shop I love. It's a very Scandinavian shop as often in Hamburg. That is, by the way, one of the reasons why I like Hamburg so much. It's because you often feel closer culturally and design-wise to Copenhagen than to Munich! The other shops with a great selection of Scandinavian design I presented to you in the past are LIV, Lys Vintage, smukkeStore or Nordlys. The particularity of KALASON is that they have a focus on design for children with brands like little elephant or sebra, but you can also find some classic design brands such as nordal or hay. The shop owner Katharina Langewender is also a graphic designer, and a lot of the postcards that can be found in the shop are her own design. Katharina also designs logos and is responsible for Lieschen's pretty logo. The shop is situated in the very lively and pretty district of Winterhude, where you can also find the  shop schön und ehrlich, next to the canal, but you can also purchase everything online via the great online shop.

Here are a couple of pictures. Even if online shopping is great, nothing can replace a real-life shopping tour:














KALASON Semperstraße 2 22303 Hamburg

Tue – Fri: 11:00 – 19:00 Sat: 10:00 – 15:00 Follow kalason on Facebook

Schön und ehrlich

Hello everyone, Today I want to present you an interior shop I love in Hamburg-Winterhude. It's called "schön und ehrlich" which could be translated as beautiful and simple. I love the puristic design of the shop and the selection of pretty design objects. It is the perfect shop to visit if you want to decorate your home with original items or find an exclusive present for a friend. When you enter the shop, you can see that the two charming shop-owners have a passion for typography and design. The selection goes from home accessories such as beautiful lamps, bare light bulbs and stools to paper craft, postcards and stamps. You can find a lot of pretty prints, for example from the Hamburg-based label Stellavie. I also love their tableware selection from the Hamburg manufacturer ahoi marie, from kopjes or from design letters with the beautiful letter cups designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. Indra is an art director and Christina an architect and you can feel it through the things they sell in their shop. Besides some well-known brands such as house doctor and pantone, you can find a lot of small brands with lovely hand-made products.

You can find a list of the brands they sell on their lovely website.

Have a great day,

Elodie Here are a couple of views of the shop, from my last visit:












SCHÖN & EHRLICH Gertigstraße 18 22303 Hamburg Tue – Fri: 11:00 – 19:00 Sat: 10:00 – 17:00 Follow Schön & erhlich on Facebook

LIV - A new shop in Hamburg

Hello everyone, Last week I visited a new shop in Hamburg for you. The newly opened LIV in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel is full with Scandinavian and German design and fashion. You will find some usual suspects of Danish design such as house doctor but also some less well-known brands. On the fashion side, you can find some great stuff from the Swedish brand Twist & Tango for instance. The presentation is lovely and the selection amazing. The shop really feels cosy as if you were visiting the charming shop owner Mareike at home. Mareike is not only a shop owner with a very good taste. She is also a graphic designer and has her own postcard label called Papier ahoi. The lovely postcards can also be purchased in the shop itself. Here are a couple of photos from LIV. I hope you will visit the shop yourself soon. It should definitely be on your to do list if you want to do a design and interior tour of the city. Have a great day, Elodie




You can find the beautiful and colourful Becksöndergaard Scarfs at LIV





I am in love with the mini-pompoms from OMM Design designed by the Swedish artist Ingela Parrhenius.






LIV Lutterothstraße 8 20255 Hamburg Tue - Fri: 11:00 - 19:00 Sat: 12:00 - 17:00 Follow LIV on Facebook

Milchmädchen - or where to find the softest blanket in the world!

through the window at milchmaedchen in hamburg Hello everyone,

Happy new year! Here comes my first blogpost of 2013 and it's about a very nice shop in Hamburg, which has a very good online shop too. So not only for Hamburgers this time! Just before Christmas I took the time to pay a visit to one of my favorite decoration shops called "Milchmädchen" (milkmaid). I have been wanting to do it for ages. It is a very charming place with a lot of not so well-known designers from all over the world and delicate hand-made products. I really recommend this shop to people who like to do things themselves, as you can find a lot of pretty supplies such as Japanese washi tape (If you want ideas about what to do with washi tape, you can check out my Pinterest board Lovely washi tape),  colourful wrapping-paper and stamps.

Lovely washi tape at milchmaedchen by madame love

Lovely wrapping paper by madame love

You can also find some very pretty jewellery and candles. It's the ideal place to find a nice present for a friend.

delicate jewellery at milchmädchen

pretty candles at Milchmädchen by madame love

My favorite items at Milchmädchen are the ceramic pears (from S to XXL) and I am lucky enough to have two of them at home, a big white one and a small one in copper. They are made by the Brasilian artist Selma Calheira and Milchmädchen is one of the few places in Europe to distribute them. beautiful ceramic pears by Cores da Terra But the highlight for me at Milchmädchen is definitely the blankets. I fell in love with them a long time ago, and was so happy when Mr. Love gave me a golden and grey one for my birthday this year. They come from Spain and the brand is called Hijos de Cecilio Valgañón and they are made out of mohair. You can either buy one that is already in the shop or order one from the catalogue and have it made for you with exactly the size and colour or colour combination you wish. It is the warmest, softest and most beautiful blanket I have ever had, and it's perfect for anyone who is cold-sensitive like me. It is now my best companion for watching TV on the sofa.

Lovely Mohair blanket by Hijos de Cecilio Valgañón Mohair blanket by Hijos de Cecilio Valgañón-2 Mohair blanket by Hijos de Cecilio Valgañón Lovely shop window at milchmädchen

I hope you will visit the shop soon. If so, say hello to the lovely Irina for me and leave a note to tell what you found there. Have a very  nice day! xxx Elodie

Milchmädchen Website Online Shop

Lehmweg 47 20251 Hamburg

Mo. – Fr. : 11:00 – 19:00 Sat.            : 11:00 – 16:00

Metropolitain in Hamburg

Hello everyone, There is a new place in Hamburg I would like to share with you today. It is very French and I am so happy I can reach it within five minutes the next time I am feeling homesick. Metropolitain is the long name given to the French Metro. This place is not an interior shop, it's a café/pâtisserie/wine shop/champagne lounge. The concept is really well thought through. You have three rooms:

1.  The first one is black and white, with a completely black counter, white tiles (the same as in the Parisian metro) and black bistro chairs. The area is designed to be like the entrance of a metro station. 2.  The second room is completely black, with sofas, and is the champagne lounge. It is conceived to be like when you are travelling in the metro and going through a tunnel. 3. The third room is completely white and reflects the interior of the metro trains.

It is a very atmospheric place with fantastic food, only organic French wines and a lot of attention given to details and corporate design. One of the owners is French and used to work in advertising, and you really feel that a lot of attention has been put into the concept, the choice of colours, etc. The green tone used in the logo is, for instance, exactly the green used in the Paris metro.

The products that are sold and the decoration at Metropolitain are so typically French that I decided to give you a little basic French course via the pictures.

the window of the metropolitain café in hamburg

bla bla bla-at-metropolitain-in-hamburgbla bla bla by madame love the entrance at metropolitain

A little French course: les pains au chocolat la quiche lorraine at metropolitain les verres a vin by madame love e vin at metropolitain in hamburg le champagne at metropolitain les chocolats at metropolitain in hamburg les fleurs at metropolitain le petit paquet - by madame love les truffes au chocolat le menu at metropolitain

Speak to you soon. xxx Elodie


Metropolitain Hegestraße 28 20249 Hamburg Tu. – Su. : 10:00 – 18:00 Closed Mondays

The Human Empire - A design studio and a shop

Hello everyone, I have another shop presentation and another spot will be soon completing my little interior design map of Hamburg. The Human Empire is originally a design studio that turned into a shop in Hamburg. The shop is very well-known for the posters with their own design and designs from other designers which can be bought online too. They also sell a selection of items from very interesting designer, such as Donna Wilson and exclusive magazines such as Kinfolk Magazine *Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings* and the magazine is really great, or the beautiful books from the Japanese editor Paumes as well as casual clothes for men and women. The TIGER print from my living room, that I presented there and there also comes from Human Empire. I wish you a wonderful and stress-free day and hope that this post will inspire you bit, maybe to redecorate your home a bit with a new print or find some original x-mas presents. xxx Elodie

Japanese interior books from édition PAUMES, animal plates from Donna Wilson, tea towels from Skinny laMinx, familien Matroschka from OMM Design, postcards from Human Empire Artist Series, wooden animals from Aeraware

Human Empire Schulterblatt 132 20357 Hamburg Mo. – Fr. : 12:00 – 19:00 Sat.            : 12:00 – 18:00