While having a monthly visit on my favourite DIY blog “Oustapop” I came across this great concept in Paris. In March 2010 Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis opened the fashion version of the internet café, the “café couture” called “Sweat Shop”. They offer sewing machines to rent for 6€ an hour, professional advice and help included. Next to coffee and cake they also sell sewing kits between 30 and 100€ which include all the materials needed to fix or create a garment and there are workshops several times a week.






I think this is the perfect place to go when having a fashion emergency on the road.  The Sweat Shop is located on 13 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris. For more information check out their website, blog and facebook.


All pictures by Laurence Tarquin von Thomas

This post was written by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk, who has a funny name even for Germans; she is a wicked go-getter and creative freelance designer, photographer and blogger.

She has an eye for beauty and even finds it in ugly apartment blogs. Her weekly photo chronicle “My week in pictures” has already become a classic among urban Berliners. Find out more at smaracuja.de.