foreign correspondent: berlin’s silo store.
one of my favorite brooklyn-based photographers, ilenia martini has been off on a european adventure. she and her husband have temporarily moved overseas for a project he’s working on for about a year (or so) and ilenia’s been sharing her beautiful photographs of their journeys around europe. i’ve been having quite the wanderlust observing from afar, so i thought it would be fun to invite ilenia to be our ‘foreign correspondent’ of sorts.
this week, she’s sharing berlin’s Silo store, run by three Spanish women that for professional or personal reasons have made Berlin their home — the place where they met and opened silo as a common project that comes from their love of beautiful things from spain, and the pride they share of their origin — they want to bring to Berlin the best of Spain.
As a Concept Store (the husband of one of the store owners is an architect who built all the amazing wooden displays) Silo is inspired by design and quality, love for raw materials, timeless elegance of traditional products and the singular beauty of handmade objects. their handpicked brands range from well stablished companies with a family tradition to young creators who have gone back to collaborating with local artisans, but silo’s common goal is to offer a high quality, timeless products.
they also have an online store so if you’re not headed to berlin anytime soon, you’re still able to own some of their unique collections from spain. one of ilenia’s favorite were the colorful (and soft — she says it’s as you’d imagine a cloud to be) hand stitched silk scarves by SuTurno from Madrid. thank you so much for sharing a bit of berlin with us ilenia!
• all photographs by ilenia martini.