About Me

Hello there!

My name is Barbara. I grew up sharing my mother’s love for magazines – mountains of Garden & Home’s or House & Leisure’s piling up under beds or on coffee tables cause mom can’t throw them out.

I dreamt of one day becoming an Architect, Interior designer or working at Elle Decoration. As children, my sister and I even created our own magazine, spending weeks producing content and finally selling the single copy we made to my parents for fifty cents.

This impulse to create led to a degree in Information Design. Later I co-founded a design studio in South Africa, lectured at the University of Pretoria and finally moved to London to compete with the big wigs. There I learned a great deal about high-street brands, e-commerce and user experience design.

Moving to Berlin and all the treasures one finds here, impelled me to start writing again and capturing my findings through photography. These days, if I am not shooting food, restaurants or interiors for clients, I am out on the streets discovering new places, interviewing creatives and writing stories for the blog.

If you have a project you’d like to collaborate on, need some interior design or styling advice or just want to share your story, write to me at: barbara.cilliers[at sign]gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!