Berlin is a stark contrast of light and dark. This evokes the concrete and steel of Berlin — and the forest and lakes around the city. Carefree summers, the freshness of the water, swimming at the Strandbad Wannsee… and gritty urban living. It’s leather, smoke, spices, cups of black tea, being inside and underground. Decadent, poor but sexy. It’’s a city of brutalist apartment blocks, concrete, elegant parquet floors, modern bohemians.