Look, there’s a crocodile!

When was the last time you were at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz? Right, this crossover from Mitte to Prenzlauer Berg between Volksbühne and Senefelder Platz never really managed to shake off that everlasting feeling of transit. Kaffee Burger leads you right to Torstraße, White Trash moved to Treptow last year and the Platoon Kunsthalle will have to leave in the forseable future, too. But if you take a closer look, you’ll realise that this is exactly what Berlin is: a place always in the making, never being. Right on the corner of Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, in the colossal black building there’s KASCHK – a great craft beer bar –, the vacant lot next door has also just been filled, and heading towards Volksbühne is where you’ll find a hidden paradise for design and interior enthusiasts door to door to a Spätkauf. Although the „Amazing Crocodile“ is decorated with bright colours, it seems almost hidden behind the small hedge on the roadside. That might be the reason why the store opened by Jana Kubischik last May, is still to be discovered by the masses. Whoever finds their way here though, will be rewarded with decorative, useful, practical and beautiful things beyond compare. Just look at that giant wool-poodle in the window! Did you see the matchbox keychain next to the hand-knotted carpet? The product range includes furniture, lamps, glassware, ceramics, textiles and accessories, including many small-scale series and individual pieces. As a platform for young design, The Amazing Crocodile Design Store also exhibits artists still unknown in Germany. The exhibits change every few months. In September, Jana will be showing work by Muller Van Severen and screen prints by Christoph Niemann are to follow in October. Still wondering about the shop’s name? Well, that’s something Jana’s children came up with: „Look, there’s a crocodile!“ Wonder where they got that from…

The Amazing Crocodile Design Store| Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 49, 10178 Berlin | Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sat 12-6pm | amazing-crocodile.de