If you could have a peek into the studio, you could easily point out Mona’s desk. She loves a neat and organized workplace in order for her creativity to thrive. With her background in Editorial Design this cheerful soul takes JUKSEREI’s Art Direction by the horns and has already made a lasting impression. Her home is filled with beautiful curated, colored objects from art books, handmade ceramics to carefully selected souvenirs from abroad. A solo trip around the world? Count this lady in! Armed with her analog camera, she’ll roam the streets, take in new impressions, meet interesting people and browse through art and typography zines at the local bookstore. But for now, we’d like to keep her here!
A local recommendation?
If you're a book lover like me, I can highly recommend Zabriskie in Kreuzberg. It's a small book shop specialized in (underground) culture, nature, philosophy, and everything avant-garde. I love browsing through their nicely curated selection of books and magazines. Plus, they always have the latest issue of The Plant Magazine, a beautiful publication featuring works of various photographers, illustrators, designers, writers and visual artists who share their love for plants.
What led you to Berlin?
After living in Hamburg for many years (and half a year in Copenhagen during my studies) I was ready for a change and landed in Berlin by chance. I applied for jobs in different cities around Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen) and ended up getting one in Berlin. Coming from the north of Germany I always liked visiting Berlin for the weekend but was never super keen about moving there – too big, too dirty, too crazy. Berlin actually won me over quite quickly though. I just love the endless possibilities and the freedom the city offers: going to exhibitions, concerts, flea markets, art house cinemas, and of course all the amazing food and local shops everywhere. It can be tough in winter but the warmer days make it all worth it somehow.
What's your ultimate summer feeling?
The smell of sunscreen in the morning when getting ready for a long relaxing day at the lake, having a picnic with friends, sipping Iced coffee in the sun and most of all being close to the sea, preferably somewhere in the South of France.
Currently Whiskey Sour. But I always love a good Aperol Spritz or Campari Soda, I’m a huge fan of Aperitivo (you'll often find me at Barettino).