23. September 2009

:: Hello Harvest

The last september weeks were sunny and warm. Nature is a colorful palette of vivid yellows, fuchsias , reds and greens. I can't get enough of it.
To indulge my eyes in that feast I went to a farmers market at Wittenbergplatz, Berlin. It takes place every thursday.

Currently I'm obsessed with fresh figs. I like to toss them at salads or make a grilled goaty sandwich:
freshly roasted bread, spread with fresh goat cheese and top with fresh figs. Add some lemon pepper and pretend you're lunching at a bistro at Juan les Pins. With a beautiful seaview of course.

15. September 2009

:: Silhouettes

I've always been a fan of silhouettes. I guess because of it's wee detailness. Here's a short collection starting with my art work.

Custom made penchants from Lucky Me Beads

This is a vintage frame from Highstreetmarket.

A little fox from Joanna Rutter

I think I need this urgently. It's somewhere at etsy but I forget where. Sorry!

This is actually a real silhouette depicting the Red One and myself. This method is called Scherenschnitt in Germany and has a long tradition. Usually you can find them a fairs and markets. It comes quite close to modern photobooths because it took only about 10 minutes for the silhouette maker to cut our portraits. And there is much similarity to the real ones!

10. September 2009

:: September Sun

I think this is going to be one of the last sunny September days. They are still perfect to spent the day outdoors. Or eat a birthday cake!

This one I got from the Red One and it was delicious: a creamcake with coconuts and lychees. Also my diet for the next two days...

This is the last danish delight I brought home. It's a cushion from Grönlykke. I like the combination of the colours and the japanese style. This will be a next chapter in my future style history. I'm already obsessed with japanese cooking.

7. September 2009

:: Danish Delights (Part III)

Treasures from Denmark: on the right, lovely fat quarters from Grönlykke, a little tin with green squirrel from marimekko, an old pillow case with a blue cat and two Georg Jensen look-a- like-spoons from a charity shop, a red mermaid pouch and a small pictured frame with deers from an antique shop.

4. September 2009

:: Danish Delights (Part II)

Souvenir session. As a passionate hunter for the original and the absurd I was delighted to find a lot of charity shops in Denmark. It is very common to browse and to buy at these shops because they stock very good clothing. The smaller the town, the bigger the shop. Lobbe is more for serious antique junkies. They are more expensive but still quite affordable and you find things you would never find find in Germany.

This is a lamp stand without the shade and a blue glass from Grömlykke.

An old advertising sign. It belongs to another girl which carries a meterband.

1. September 2009

Lobbe, Drömekage, Eddie and more Danish Delights (Part I)

Few days ago we returned from our faire rien at Denmark. Let me tell you, it was beyond expectations. Not only the charming B&B, Tohoejgaard, we were staying at but the whole country. As a child I went with my family quite often to the north, but somehow I lost the connection. Now, nearly 30 years later (OMG! Is is that long ago?) I rediscovered it and fell in love. Immediately.

Tohoejgaard is the loveliest B&B in Denmark. You find it at the Isle of Mön, famous for its White Cliffs. The house is a typical danish farm which was turned into a little and intimate B&B. It boasts several sundecks, a garden and a patio, all overlooking the sea. The rooms are very individual and the owners are more than sweet.

Eddie, brother of Murphy, leading a perfect cat's life by the sea.

A shop to die for. Or spent hours in: Grönlyyke at Copenhagen.

Cobenhagen is full of wonderful shops. Actually in every shops sits something (and more).which attracts me. With the result that I wanted to carry EVERYTHING with me to my home. I failed completely. The motto which actually saved me from bankruptcy was All or Nothing. I opted for the latter. Of course I didn't went home without empty hands. A selection can be viewed at Danish Delights Part II. Soon to be published.