I am crazy about inspiring new ideas to create a better and cleaner environment. And the concept from Sarah Wolf and Milena Glimbovski has got it all. They came up with the idea to design a supermarket where you can buy every product, but without the packaging. No more plastic bags and lots of trash. Instead of that, you will only buy as much as you need from every product and use your own pots to refill the products. So people will buy consciously again. I love this idea and luckily many more people. They needed 20,000 euro’s to materialize this concept and the Berliner company already did so within twenty-four hours with crowd funding. The first supermarket will be opened in Berlin this summer and if we may believe the founding girls, next ones will be opening soon after that in several countries.
Did you know that flowers are healthy for you? I collect a lot of flower photographs and every time I buy flowers or receive them, it makes me so happy. So is it just me, or is it scientifically proven that they are good for you? Well, I did a little research and found out that flowers do have a positive effect on your health! According to an Harvard study, there are three main findings discovered. First of all, flowers feed compassion. They also chase away anxieties and worries at home. And last but not least, living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work. How great is that you can achieve those effects with just one bouquet of flowers in your house!? Get inspired!
What is it about social media that we like so much? The updates of our friends about drinks in a fancy club or a new ‘like page’ that keeps you updated with the most (not) interesting stories. But we are still attractive to those social media. Actually, I believe that we are more addicted than ever. If I take a quick look around me, I see almost everyone sitting with his or her mobile phone or laptop including myself. So that made me think about why social media is so addictive and can I change this addiction in something inspiring? Maybe I can find something that inspires your day more than quick update of a party event.
And luckily I found it! It is an account on Instagram, called Berlinstagram, from a guy that takes the most wonderful pictures everyday with his mobile of Berlin. According to his website, it was in October 2010 that he took his first iPhone picture and uploaded it to Instagram. Soon after that he discovered the possibilities of photo editing apps and Instagram’s vibrant community. And that is what you see in every photograph he takes.
So if you already spend that much time on your phone, visit http://berlinstagram.net for inspiring photographs or add him on Instagram: Berlinstagram. Get inspired!
At Inspire me photograph we are always looking for the newest trends and best inspirations. But we missed one section at our website and that is one about the hotspots of the biggest cities. It is also the reason why we didn’t post a thing, because we were on a quest for the hippest hotspots in Berlin this weekend!
And this day I want to start with a restaurant that has the best Noodle soup in town! For sure I am not lying and you can ask every Japanese that lives here in Berlin. The name of the restaurant is Cocolo Ramen and they have a tiny restaurant in Mitte and a bigger one in Kreuzberg where you also can eat lunch. Their food is very delicious and contains freshly made noodles in a tasty soup, topped with vegetables, wakame and eggs. Beside of that, you can choose more toppings in vegan, meat of fish. They also offer a little menu with typical Japanese starters. But be aware: every Berliner knows this place, so be patient while you wait for a table. It’s more than worth it!
At Inspire me photograph we love to be inspired by food, travels, lifestyle and more creative things. This day it is all about your golden bike. Back in Amsterdam the bike is a gadget that everybody has. It is easy, gets you everywhere quick and keeps you active. It is the perfect sport without even noticing that you are doing your daily workout. Here in Berlin a bike is not a must have, but I see more bikes pop up everyday. To stay true to my roots in Amsterdam, I bought a bike right a way and coloured it gold, because with this colour I can find my bike easily anywhere. But the most important reason is that my bike is my daily workout without even noticing. It keeps me healthy and that counts as golden. So why not ride a bike instead of taking your car? It is less expensive and keeps you healthy and fit. Get inspired!
Berlin. For a long time I was planning to move to this city and I am here now. The city that is well known for its history. On every corner of every street you can find something that will remind you of the things of what have been happened here. Also, this city is relaxed. It is all about freedom, creativity and social people. The art scene here is huge. I can truly say everything is possible here. And of course not to forget: the schnitzels und bradwurt mit sauerkraut. This is my first time, but I can already say that this city is magic. If you want to experience this town, you have to explore every district. You will not find the shimmering on first hand, but that is the fun of this city. Berlin is known for it’s hidden gems and many of them. I am sure people will recognize this once they have been there. So five months. I have only got five months to explore and discover everything there is to know about Berlin. And for now I can only say: Du bist verrückt mein Kind, du mußt nach Berlin. You’re crazy, my child, you have to Berlin!