No-style Style

42/365 : Oder Barfuss
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Berlin isn't like any city I've lived in before. To start off, it's dirty.  Not dirty in a Bangkok or Delhi kind of way, but dirty with graffitti and a non-chalent, run-down, anything-goes feel that is aloof and friendly all at the same time. Matthias calls is the No-Style style and it is all pervasive.  The trick with this "look" is to pretend you haven't tried.  My favourite coffee shop looks like the owners drove around town picking up old couches and sofas off the street.  I went to a "very hip" bar recently where the only decoration was card tables and plastic chairs, it was lit with candles and the bar was made of a piece of wood between stacks of bricks.  Uber cool.  Personally I like my beer with a bit less attitude and a bit more grace.  But that's just me.  The up-side of all this, is that there are literally hundreds of cool op-shops and fleamarkets to source your No-Style style.  Oder Barfuss is one of my favourites - it just happens to be on my way home from work too!


Diana Mieczan said...

I find the No-Style Style the best..as there is no rules to it. Its just all about the vibe:)
Love those images

Ps:I hope you had a chance to enter my Giveaway!

Jamie said...

Now you've made me want to visit - if only to see the bar.

Kelly said...

Great pictures! Now I want to paint my wicker chair. :)

Dorian Susan said...

Love your pics as always Claire and congrats on the photo at the inspiration studio. Beautiful.
I think I could get in to no-style style, but not so bare bones. I like framing my photos in mismatched frames from thrift stores and yard sales, but a clean couch and more than a card table is necessary. Happy day to you.

Krystal said...

That sounds just like the style I like! Unfortunately, it's harder to come by in switzerland :(

The Wishful Lamb said...

these are great hun!

angela said...

No-style style happens around Melbourne too, it's funny to think so much energy can go into making something look like it has no style :)

Great photos!