This Berlin Blogger’s Home Is a Cabinet of Curiosities

If the title “Queen of Living Bloggers” existed, no a person would be far more entitled to it than Jules. The Berliner commenced her web site all through her 1st being pregnant, in 2008, and nowadays Herz und Blut (which interprets to “heart and blood”) creates design and style and lifestyle articles, and collaborates with models these types of as Louis Poulsen, Vitra, and Freifrau. “The name arrives from the early running a blog times. It’s a folly of youth, but tribal tattoos are fashionable all over again,” Jules explains with a snicker.

Jules is an avid collector—first arrived the textbooks, then the artwork. On the much remaining of the dwelling and dining room wall hangs a piece by Dora Földes. The Flos Snoopy lamp goes perfectly with Conny Maier’s pancake painting. The modular sideboard is by Montana.

“At 1st, Herz und Blut—as the title suggests—was just a personalized weblog,” she claims. “Then I commenced photographing individuals at home or in their studios.” Jules will come from a village close to Oranienburg, in the north of Germany, and in 2006 she moved to Berlin to review social and small business interaction, exactly where she satisfied Alhadj, who functions as a logistics manager. She discovered her calling in photography—“even if I never ever dare to get in touch with myself a real photographer,” she admits.

The walls in the living room are painted in clay from Nen-Do. Jaime Hayon’s Fred armchairs and a Bolia sofa flank George Nelson’s bench for Vitra. The ground lamp is by Louis Poulsen.

Along with her scientific studies she labored “in the difficult university of retail.” Then, with the start of their son, the college student apartment Jules and Alhadj lived in turned far too little. Still, the loved ones desired to remain in the Marriage ceremony district. “The community is generally ridiculed. We adore it. This is in which the environment meets,” Jules states. For five yrs she has been capable to make a complete-time dwelling from Herz und Blut and the connected innovative studio Maison Palmė, each of which Jules runs with her sister, Maria Villbrandt, and Wilkin Schröder. The studio is just a couple of streets away, and Justus’s college is also in the neighborhood. His place is concealed at the stop of the hallway, from which the bed room and bathroom (“our next project”) direct off. Jules factors to a crack in the ceiling of her son’s place. “We ended up likely to rip out the paneling and…well. Perhaps you shouldn’t do all the things your self after all,” she claims with a chuckle.

Muller Van Severen’s Hanging Lamp N° 2 for Valerie Objects hangs higher than Justus’s Alvar Aalto day mattress and a Jaime Hayon rug for Nanimarquina.

“Sometimes I’d like to have an excess area, to get the job done in, for my books and magazines—they’re at the moment stored in the bedroom and living room. At the same time, I recognize what a luxurious it is to reside in almost 100 sq. meters [1,000 square feet].” What’s more, the family has a rent-controlled condominium. You really don’t give up an apartment like that. “I like issues to have their fixed spot,” Jules claims. She has long considering the fact that discovered hers, here, in the heart of Marriage.