Thursday, 19 July 2012

Planet Modulor, Kreuzberg

This place is amazing and I am disappointed that it took me so long to get here and especially as it was only a short walk from our first place in Berlin. If only I had known.

Planet Modular is a mecca for creative types. There are several floors of every art and crafting supplies you could ever need and the staff are really helpful. Our buggy was squirreled away so we could enjoy the shop.

They also have a concession of Werkhaus, a great place that sells flatpack designs from bins to camper vans and buses. Being Moomin fans we were delighted by their range of pen holders and wastepaper bins.

It is also the home to the Nahininstiut (sewing institute) where you can hire time on one of their super duper sewing machine or taking a sewing course. Non German speakers would be interested in courses run here by Domino DIY

On the ground floor is a great, creative book shop. I loved the carefully chosen selection of books. On the themed tables at the moment were books on guerrilla and urban gardening; flea market finds; and creative books including one by Susannah Conway, one of my creative heroes. There is a mix of books in German and English dotted about the shop but a small dedicated area for other languages including children's books.

Finally there is a small, cosy cafe and toilets for that all important pit stop.

Address: Prinzenstrasse 85,  10969 Berlin (directly on Moritzplatz)

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