Arts + Crafts

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

September 12, 2012

Just when you think you are the culture expert in your city you realize just how overblown your ego is and that you really need to stay on your game! I thought I knew everything that was going on in my city (typical city pride) until my friends at Anthology magazine in the faraway land of San Francisco sent me a tweet yesterday asking if I knew about Ladenlokal in Hannover, Germany (where I live) because they had put up a post about it. Ummm well… Instead of smugly replying, “But of course”, I slithered beneath my office chair because I had never heard of it in my life.

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

How did I miss this super cool looking fine foods shop that doubles as a cafe which is only a bike ride away? Am I working THAT hard in my office? This place is so extremely fresh looking, you simply mist check out these chalk illos from Pamela Rama too – how nice does this look?

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

Chalkboard Illustrations at Ladenlokal

I’m definitely hitting this place soon. And I love the idea of beautiful chalk illustrations on walls vs. the usual scribbling of grocery lists or kids marking them up in rainbow pastel colors. Very pretty and a great find Anthology!

(images: ladenlokal)


  • Reply Igor September 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    What a great place!! A must visit I’d say!!!

  • Reply Sabine September 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, that’s a wonderful place and idea. Must definitely stop there, when I’m going to my hometown Hildesheim next time. Thanks for the tip! :)

  • Reply Julie September 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Wow, that looks great – I love places like that!

  • Reply Angela September 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    A lovely work. I like to see real good design.

  • Reply Tiffany September 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You had me at the llama!

  • Reply crriena September 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    that’s so lovely! if you ever came to stuttgart you should have a drink at “wurst & fleisch”. The window illustrations and typography are awesome!

  • Reply sunny September 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    what a beautiful cafe! wish I could visit it!!!

  • Reply Tracey@chalkboard living September 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    So cool. But then i cannot resist a chalkboard! ;)

  • Reply Mnêmosunê September 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    What a lovely place ! It seems very cool.

  • Reply caveau September 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    A very nice place. What a good design!

  • Reply eskimo*rose September 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    The only thing I have managed to do to our new house since we moved in (a year ago – the little one keeps us very busy!) is make a big chalkboard in the kitchen – I love it, although I envisaged it looking a little more artistic as in your images, but it actually looks like a big scribble … much more homely though, tells a story of lots of kids!

  • Reply Iva Y September 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    This is gorgeous! I think I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – your neighborhood sounds like a wonderful place :)

  • Reply All things nice... September 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Oh looks pretty cool to me and the chalk boards are cool, it helps that they have beautiful writing too :) Looks like a nice place to visit for a chat with friends over tea..

    All things nice…

  • Reply elli by studio34E September 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    the place rocks!!!!!
    so beautiful !

  • Reply Inge September 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    That looks so wonderful! I definitely have to visit your city someday… It isn’t so far from where I live…. And I would love to have a chalkboard wall like that in my home as well, but with a young boy running around I don’t think it would stay that artsy (if I could get it that beautiful looking). ;-)

  • Reply leaca September 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I love this. I always have one chalkboard element in every room of my house. Sometimes they are large sometimes small but my favorite is the one in my kitchen that friends and family will draw or add their favorite quotes.

  • Reply Nina September 13, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Very cute space! I have to check it out on my next visit to Hannover. Hopefully next spring…

  • Reply fenny setiawan September 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I always feel that you are so blessed surround with many inspiring places at where you live. Lucky girl!

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang September 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Oh, love this!

  • Reply Julia September 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Great idea ! I love it !

  • Reply fräuleinwunder September 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    i realy like the look of the “ladenlokal”

  • Reply how2home September 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Love to see this in person my self! Chalkboard illustration is amazing!

  • Reply Holly September 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I want to do that at our sushi restaurant. Husband is a great artist and it would be fun to change things up every time he feels like it. I want a big one in my home, too, for my son and me to get creative. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply Priti September 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Lovely designs! Great place.

  • Reply Cheyenne September 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I have always loved the look of chalkboard illustrations. They seem so free spirited and fun! There’s a place that my husband and I like to go locally for dinner and in their entry leading to the hostess stand is this massive, beautifully illustrated chalkboard that separates the waiting and dining areas. Love!

  • Reply Emily September 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I wish I was talented enough to design a chalkboard illustration like that in my office!

  • Reply desiree - vosgesparis September 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    haha I can find myself in the word City pride LOL
    Super cool place indeed…. and???? did you found out how they found out about it??

  • Reply Susanne September 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

    ..ach ja hannover..:-) gibt bestimmt noch mehr für dich zu entdecken..

  • Reply Chrystina September 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

    People are able to write with such awesome handwriting techniques – it makes me want to sit down and perfect mine.

  • Reply sonnenschein September 23, 2012 at 1:07 am


  • Reply sonnenschein September 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

    @sonnenschein: Ich finde Hannover ganz schoen! Es gibt immer etwas neu zu entdecken:)

  • Reply Ezen October 4, 2012 at 1:15 am

    YES. I have a huge fascination with chalkboard illustrations and this cafe does it so well! Saving it on my NuffnangX app favorites so that I can go back to it when I get my own place. I’d love my own chalkboard wall ;)

  • Reply Jolien Kinderkamer stylist December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    What a wonderfull illustrations. Nice inspiration also for the kids room!


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