KALTBLUT presents Home Stories! Produced by AA-COLLECTED! A designer-run and independent design focused RETAIL SHOWROOM & AGENCY with in-house JEWELLERY STUDIO based in Kreuzberg Berlin, with over 15 labels that span a variety of products.
“In light of the current situation and our worldwide re-embracing of home life and simple pleasures, we asked four, uniquely creative couples from Berlin to capture their home moments styled with fashion, jewellery + homewares from our collective of independent artists, designers + makers.”
Where have you come from and where are you based, What brought you here?
Laura was born in France from Belgian and Swiss parents. Arnaud was born in Cameroon and came to France when he was 6 years old, and he moved to Switzerland when he was a teenager.
We are based in Berlin. Laura came to Berlin 8 years ago, for two months of freelance mission in a graphic design studio, and she is still based here! Arnaud is living in Berlin for 3 years, he came to Berlin the summer we met and we both decided to live together and became Berliners.
What is your favourite thing about your home, what makes a home?
The sun shining in the morning, through the window, both in our bedroom and kitchen. Starting the day with this light makes you feel home. And the days when there is no sun, especially in winter, we definitely doubt that we can stay Berliner all our life. But we are still here!
What is your favourite home activity?
Chasing and playing with our two cats, Fuji and Kodak.
Who was your most previous text/call to and what about?
A ‘good night’ to our team. We are currently going back to an ambitious production with a tiny crew for a music video, and spending long days writing and organising the three days of shooting with our collaborators.
Tell us your daily rituals: Morning/Evening
We definitely have a daily ritual for the morning, but not the evening!
Arnaud is waking up earlier than Laura, and bringing her the coffee in bed. But that can happen that it is the other way around! We are always 1. Feeding the cats – 2. doing the coffee and bringing it to the other one
What do your days look like, Weekday vs weekend
No difference! Our weeks depends on the workload. It is always changing and we love that. The last weeks, quiet with the pandemic, we have been trying to stay quiet for our Sundays and go for a long walk.
What is your plan for today, this week and this year?
Love each other, give the best of us, respect the people with whom we work, enjoy what we do, live from it and do not regret our choices.
Most influential person in your life?
Each other, and our families.
Arnaud: Guy Bourdin, Luis Buñuel
Laura: April Greiman, Oskar Fischinger
Tried and true methods against creative block?
Taking breaks, going outside in nature, cuddle cats!
Your simple yet inspiring things in life are:
Landscapes: mountain, lakes, sea, islands.
Likes/dislikes? (just a shortlist, one-word answers)