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Monday, 8 June 2009

monday again








had a busy weekend in  a good way. am helping out in one of berlin's most beautiful bookshops in the museum of contemporary art for a few weeks. and although that means working saturday and sunday, i had a really good time. what a dream to be in the middle of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves all day, right? apart from the selection of books on art, photography, architecture and design, which is quite awe-inspiring, there are also loads of great artists' postcards (this one here is by david shrigley) and other goodies that are either useful in a beautiful way or completely useless but a lot of fun anyway. i like this presentation of rubber bands. the book is a photo book on roadside diners in the U.S. and features a picture of an (untouched by the hands of a food-stylist) dish coupled with a portrait of people working there. nice one!

also went voting for the european parliament on sunday morning. the polling station was in an old school building in my neighbourhood. i think the old sign saying 'walhllokal' (polling station) they put up there must have been from the 1950s. and despite the awful rain that morning and the fact that i had to cycle to work in that weather, those signs made me smile. loved the faded colours on the walls and the crumbling plaster as well. i think it must have been a corridor they opened for polling day that's otherwise not in use at that school (everything else is quite newly refurbished).

hope your weekend was inspiring, too!

10 comments:

jane said...

my dream job has always been to work ( or better own) in a book shop. sounds perfect. i´m going to check out that book. I have a few from maine. I love diner food. have a great week! besos-jane

Jeannette said...

What a great weekend-job! Don´t you want to take all those books home with you?
I used to work in a textile museum in the old days. Loved that job...to be around so much history.
Have a great week my dear! And don´t work to hard...you have to be fit for your holiday. ;)

B said...

That sounds great! I used to work in a bookshop, but for some reason, they put me in the business section! And, this being Oxford, I had to deal with lots of professors and Phd students trying to find obscure works... Not much fun! But I"d love to open a second hand bookshop in my native town in Spain one day...

Ida Nielsen said...

Wow, love those faded colours too!!!! I hope you get some kind of discount at the bookstore so you can buy some of those yummy books ;-)

outi said...

i would feel comfortable in that book shop too. although i´m not sure if i would be such a good worker, it would be too tempting to read all the books myself..

Rynke said...

The bookshop looks supernice! What is this image with the 'yeah yeah yeah...', is it a book too?

And the school looks so nice! I had to vote in a school too, but it wasn't so pretty at this one.

kristina said...

I love bookshops and museum shops - they're wonderful places to browse.
the colors and architecture in the old school are beautiful!

brinja said...

Hey there! Thank you so much for the sweet comments:) I like your blog And really like the music on it too!

Berlin Reified said...

Just discovered your second blog. You lucky thing! After spending more time at pro qm lately I've been longing to be the lady behind the counter too.

That photo of the staircase reminds me of my third flat in Berlin and makes me very happy.

kristina * said...

oh hey, glad you like this blog!

it really is special working in an art book shop - and i love pro qm, too!

there's something about old staircases, right? glad it brings back happy memories for you!

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