Pah! These bloggers and their books, magazines and what not. Join me in my quest to keep bloggers as the lazy potatoes that they are, sitting on their couches, stroking their cheapie Primark quilt, hugging Totoro dolls, channel surfing through the shit-end of Freeview and maybe occasionally looking at their laptop to check Typepad. I am of course perhaps brandishing a mass of bloggers with my own particular habits of good-for-nothing-bumdon. Still, join me if you will in couch-warming if you're not as enterprising as the likes of Scott, Garance and now Mary Scherpe (kudos on interviewing Suzy Menkes at the IHT Lux-Tech conference) of Stil in Berlin fame.
Mary has printed her first issue of Stil in Berlin in print, in collaboration with Supermarkst Studio and Don't Panic (German version). And best of all it's freeeeeeee to peeps in Berlin who can pick it up in person or you can order by paying the postage. In it, there's a rather nifty guide to vintage shopping in Berlin that makes me practically press Check Out on Ryan Air for a flight to Berlin straight away. It's the final icing to the multi-tiered cake of people that have been telling me that "Berlin is such a YOU city!" (yes, shamefully, I've not yet been…) and I'm just going to have to trust that these people are 95% correct in their assessment of what makes a SUSIE-city. So yes, shame on you Mary for being erm…not lazy… but danke for the vintage store guide that I will follow to the book when I make it to Berlin.