it’s about the name …

So many people ask me where my business name you me berlin comes from or what it means.

I thought I’d tell you the story of how it all came about. It’s a pretty personal one (and a bit length), so if you’re up for it, keep on reading ..

In 2015 I made the big decision to move to Berlin, a city I was absolutely captivated by when I first went there on holidays in 2007 and then again in 2013.

At the end of a European Holiday in 2013, I was on the plane back home and was thinking about heading back to my life in Perth and how I felt about that. Although I had all I wanted there, the stress from my career and the need for something to change in my life had been building up for a while. So thinking further about what I wanted and needed from my life at that point and where I wanted to be in the future, I made the big decision that I would leave my life in Perth and move to Berlin. I gave myself a timeframe of 18months to get it organised and be over there. I was so excited. Berlin was a City that I fell in love with in 2007 and the dream of living in Germany at some point in my life was always something that was on my to-do list.

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Chronicle of a Collab

Photo: Liam Rhys Jones

So a little while ago now, I did a collaboration with Sarah from Monster Alphabets (amazing Perth fashion label, you must check it out if you haven’t heard of it) to create a pair of earrings to complement her Fourth Wall collection that was being released. This is a little story of how it all came about. 🙂

I’ve known Sarah for many years and we even worked in the same office for a time, when she was just starting out with Monster Alphabets and I was living my previous life as a full-time Commercial Interior Designer.  Sarah was renting one of the rooms in our studio, it was always so great to sticky beak into her room and see what she was working on.

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