MiNiMONO FAMILY #8 - BRIONY AND RAE (7)

1- CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELVES?

HEY! WE ARE BRIONY AND RAE, A PHOTOGRAPHER AND SCHOOL KID. I’M AUSTRALIAN, RAE IS GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN AND WE LIVE IN A COSY ALTBAU IN BERLIN.

 

2- WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE?

WE HAVE A BIG PARK AT THE END OF OUR STREET AND IT’S MY FAVOURITE PLACE IN BERLIN. SOMETIMES WHEN I’M THERE LOOKING STRAIGHT UP INTO THE SKY OR AT CERTAIN MOSSY PATCHES OF GROUND I CAN PRETEND I’M IN THE BUSH IN AUSTRALIA.

 

3- IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE IN YOUR HOME?

WE ONLY HAVE TWO ROOMS SO AN EXTRA WALL WOULD BE AMAZING TO DIVIDE OUR SHARED BEDROOM. OTHER THAN THAT, A BATHTUB!

 

4- ARE THERE ANY TRADITIONS OR RITUALS FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT YOU STILL PRACTICE?

PANCAKES ON WEEKENDS!

 

5- HOW DO YOU PRESERVE FAMILY MEMORIES?

FOR YEARS MY DAUGHTER HAS ASKED ME AT BEDTIME TO TELL HER A STORY FROM WHEN I WAS A KID. WHENEVER I THINK I HAVE RUN OUT OF STORIES I REMEMBER ANOTHER ONE. SO A LOT OF STORYTELLING, AND PHOTOS. OUR METAL FAMILY PHOTO CHEST WAS A CENTRAL PART OF OUR HOME GROWING UP, SO I MAKE SURE TO PRINT A BATCH OF PHOTOS EVERY FEW MONTHS AND HAVE THEM IN A BOX MY DAUGHTER CAN LOOK THROUGH. I ALSO GREW UP FAR AWAY FROM ALL MY COUSINS SO IT’S LOVELY FOR HER TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO HER COUSINS IN AUSTRALIA THROUGH PHOTOS.

 

6- WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR NUMBER 1 FAMILY DINNER RECIPE?

DINNER IS SO HARD AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE WE GET HOME SO LATE, SO ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE QUICK DINNERS IS A HASHBROWN (OR REIBEKUCHEN) BURGER. IT’S THE ONLY TIME MY DAUGHTER WILL EAT SALAD.

 

7- AT YOUR HOME, WHO IS USING YOUR MiNiMONO AND WHAT FOR?

WE BOTH ARE! WE HAVE A MINIMONO FOR OUR COFFEE TABLE AND OUR COFFEE TABLE IS THE MOST USED PIECE OF FURNITURE IN OUR HOME. WE USE IT FOR PANCAKES ON WEEKENDS, DRAWING AND CRAFT SESSIONS AFTER SCHOOL, OCCASIONAL FORT BUILDING AND SOMETIMES I WORK FROM IT. OUR APARTMENT DOESN’T HAVE A LOT OF SPACE SO IT’S ALSO GREAT THAT WE CAN MOVE IT AROUND EASILY. WE LOVE OUR BROWN “SALAMI” TABLE!