Yesterday I was lucky enough to be one of the stall holders at the delightful Elbrausch Art Kollektiv’s Sommer Design Markt. It was a fantastic day spent outside in the glorious sunshine (not something one can always rely on here in Hamburg), with a fantastic atmosphere, wonderfully creative minds and their even more creative products.
I walked around the market to take some of these shots, in this city I call my home away from home and felt – after many years of feeling very lost here – that I had finally found my people. My funky shoe wearing, crazy bag and hair sporting, creative & out-of-the-box, people. They are with whom I feel most comfortable, who understand the trials, perils and rewards of running your own handmade business and respect what each and every one of us are doing with our time. That it’s important not only to my livelihood, but feeds my soul.
My Gus & Ollie stand was an improvisation, which turned out to be eye-catching and functional. Utilising the balustrade of the front steps, I managed to rig up a place to display my new Superhero Mobile and children’s Tshirts & Onesies. I only had a small table this time but actually enjoyed having some boundries to work with, which meant I couldn’t (and shouldn’t) display EVERYTHING. You can let me know what you think.
The relaxed Elbrausch atmosphere was enjoyed by all, as a DJ pumped out dance-worthy tunes, which not only kept everyone amused, but helped those near by, know we were there! Cold drinks, espresso and cakes were close at hand, as well as Argentinian sausage, bulgar salad & spinach Teigtaschen. We had so many lovely visitors, who stopped by with a smile, to look, to buy, to admire.
See something you like? Simply go to Elbrausch Art Kollektiv’s blog and click on the designer you love. I am sure most of them can communicate with you in English – unless you want to practice your German of course 😉 Can’t find them? Simply comment on this post and I’II point you in the right direction!
I want to personally thank each and everyone who gave up some of their Sunday to come by & say hello. You made our day go so quickly. I wish each and everyone reading this blog could have been there – until next time. xx