Foreign Charm

Dedicated to travellers who love to take a piece of their trip home, whilst leaving a part of their heart behind <3

 

 

 

SHOP Berlin Collection

Spending a semester in Berlin 7 years ago really made us fall in love with the city for its culture, lifestyle, history and art, as a tribute, we teamed up with a new found friend, a refugee living in KL, to create handmade charm separates which colour schemes were derived from some of our favourite spots which were revived from dark pasts, into positive communal spaces, to add to your bakuls!

  • Mauer Park – Mauer Park is a public linear park in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district with fleamarkets, street food, and public karaoke on Sunday mornings! The name translates to “Wall Park”, referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip.
  • R.A.W Warschauer Strasse – One of the few remaining alternative compounds in Berlin, RAW Gelände just off of Revaler Str. and Warschauer Str. is a former train repair yard dating from 1867 to 1994 whose many warehouses and structures have been taken over since 1999 and converted into artist work-spaces, clubs, bars, cafés & beer-gardens hosting street-food, flea-markets, events and more and there’s even an indoor climbing wall and skate-park on the graffiti covered grounds.
  • Kunsthaus Tacheles – The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles) was converted into an art center in Berlin.The building contained studios and workshops, a nightclub, and a cinema. In World War II, this building was used as an office and a makeshift prison.
  • Tempelho Feld – The former Tempelhof airport is now a public park – in the evenings usually people play kites, skate, cycle on the previous airport runway. Originally the Tempelhofer Feld was a parade ground and also home to the Columbia-Haus prison turned concentration camp.

 

SHOP South American Collection

Mowglistore’s establishment was largely influenced by our trip to South America in 2015, as a tribute, we teamed up with a new found friend, a refugee living in KL, to create handmade charm separates which colour schemes were derived from some of our favourite areas of the region, to add to your bakuls

  • Uyuni – 12000ft above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometres. It was dry season, so we were able to drive across the plane, exploring islands nearby by land. We were sandwiched between the clear blue sky and endless sheet of hexagonal tiles of salt #foreigncharm #foreigncharmsIn Uyuni, as if things couldn’t get anymore bizarre, right smack in the middle of the salt desert is an island filled with giant cacti.💡 Did you know that this whole place used to be underwater?
  • La Paz – 11500ft above sea level, La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau. Due to its land condition, one of their public mode of transport is via cable car, hovering over organic & dense street network where witchery is still practiced amongst the community. #foreigncharm #foreigncharmsAlmost all the buildings in La Paz are not painted and plastered which blends with the landscape when you’re looking down from a birds eye view.💡 “The houses are made of red bricks and many remain unfinished with construction wires sticking through so the owners can expand their buildings by adding more floors. The explanation for this is that home owners do not have to pay taxes while their house is unfinished” -the bolivian express”
  • Cusco – 11,200ft above sea level, Cusco is a region rich in history, culture & textiles. It is a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. It is the gateway to Sacred Valley where Machu Picchu accessed. #foreigncharm #foreigncharms“Old ways are not forgotten in Cusco. Colorful textiles keep vivid the past, as do the wild fiestas and carnivals where pagan tradition meets solemn Catholic ritual. A stunning landscape careens from Andean peaks to orchid-rich cloud forests and Amazon lowlands.” – @lonelyplanet
  • Atacama – 7800ft above sea level, Atacama Desert is driest (non polar) desert on earth plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. We are looking over the sunset at Moon Valley, horizon of sleeping volcanoes and dry terrain. #foreigncharm#foreigncharmsAtacama desert consists of a series of lakes green, blue, white, black, and even pink where flamingoes gather from other regions around the world.💡Did you know that they are are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae? Well this particular lake has loads of it!