24. Dezember 2010

:: 24

The tree is standing, the presents are packed, the goose is roasting, the champagne is cooling, the heart is beating.

Merry christmas to you all.

23. Dezember 2010

:: 23

The Homemade Supermarket at the Markthalle was a great success. Side by side with a lot of plants from the community garden Prinzessinengarten who are taking a little break from the cold winter until spring cheerful visitors and buyers strolled through this atmospheric setting.

This is my new brooch collection. As I finished them at the last second, I hadn't time to think about a proper presentation. So my very large postcard collection of women artists came in handy.

17. Dezember 2010

:: 17 and a half of the 18, please

While time flies, and I'm in high speed preparation time for the lovely Handmade Supermarket this weekend, have a cup of coffee.
Recommendation for a hot cuppa is The Barn

15. Dezember 2010

:: 16

One of my favourite departmentstore, Breuninger, has a nice "behind the scene" film about their christmas decoration. Click here.
(Please click on the PLAY sign on the right bottom of the page)

Meanwhile my boss is getting himself in some christmas mood...and keeps me busy.

14. Dezember 2010

:: 14

Today, at 11:00 a.m. sharp, I finished my new holiday collection: opulent brooches to adorn a low key and simple outfit. As you can see in the picture, birds are still strong with me. You can see more of them this weekend at the Handmade Supermarket in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
It'll take place at Eisenbahnhalle, an old covered market. Also home this winter for the plants of the community garden Prinzessinnengarten. So a lot of greens inside while it's white on the outside. We have some snow in Berlin. Hurra.

Delicious foods, Glühwein and homemade cakes are also served. Join me and a lot of other designers this weekend to get yourself in the christmas mood (last minute shopping inclusive).

12. Dezember 2010

:: 13

Just the perfect place to read a favorite book or write a love letter.
Sorry, I don't know the source of the pic.

9. Dezember 2010

:: 9

Heavy snow turns Berlin into some magic place. So what else can you do than sitting in a cosy room and drinking some hot tea? Make some snow candy.

1 cup real maple syrup

1/4 cup salted butter

a bowl of fresh snow

1. Heat the syrup and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to avoid a boil over.

2. The mixture is ready 6 to 7 minutes after it boils (220 to 234 degrees on a candy thermometer). It should stiffen when dripped onto a plate.

3. Remove from heat and cool for 2 minutes before pouring over the snow. It cools so quickly that you can taste it right away.

Recipe from Wondertime
Pic from Motherearthnews

8. Dezember 2010

:: 8

Treat yourself to some decent indie design shopping. This saturday and sunday at the HolyShit in Berlin.
This little adorable guy is by Nikoki, the most artful maker of soft toys for the heart. They are born to love you, baby!

7. Dezember 2010

:: 7

This is my letter press christmas card for special friends.

From Papered Together

6. Dezember 2010

:: 6b

Dinner for tonight.

:: 6a

Lisa Dejohn has a print sale at her etsy shop. I put these little guys on my list.

Due to some heavy mulled wine drinking at the christmas market there was no 5. Dezember.
Additionally I will add something for it later this day.

4. Dezember 2010

:: 4. Dezember

Surprise! Another video!
I like her style and her jewelery. Several pieces were sold this week at Sotheby's. And maybe make some lucky ladies under the christmas tree more than happy.

3. Dezember 2010

:: 3. Dezember

Hardcore cuteness! Exquisite taste for his age. He also does some Billy Collins.

2. Dezember 2010

:: 2. Dezember

Strangely, this is the only video which could be embeded.
(Well, at least as far as I understand it.)
But there's also some translation for anybody not understanding french.

1. Dezember 2010

:: 1. Dezember

The new Woody Allen movie. Can't wait to see it.

:: Your Daily Advents Calendar

Today it's the first of december and the official start of my advents calendar. Watch out for daily treats like videos, pictures, interviews and secrets!

This lovely calendar is by Ahoimeise who also has a nice blog.

29. November 2010

:: Let the pro do it right

I came across this lovely video starring Jamie Oliver baking pancakes with two little sweet angels. Not only is the set adorable but also the cook (somehow).

via frolic
(btw: Hurra, it works! My first imbeded video!)

The stylist of the kitchen set speaks here:


24. November 2010

:: Getting ready

On sunday there's first of Advent hier in Germany and everybody puts up a Adventskranz, a wreath with for candles. So I'm busy doing my christmas decoration.
I'm serious thinking about this project: a paper snow curtain. I did a very tiny one last year, but this year I want it big!

From Poppytalk

14. November 2010

:: Gone to the sea

Although I wasn't actually here, I'm off again.
I'll spend some days at the Baltic Sea and will be traveling by train. Feels already like an adventure.
Hopefully I'll be back with lots of inspiration.

Meanwhile you can indulge in this lovely free
mag by Creature Comforts

28. September 2010

:: Stocking up for autumn

print from Swanbones, lipstick from Paul & Joe

towel from Kauniste, necklace purse from Kiko's Attic


Yeah. I'm sort of back. Although I never was really away...just too much things happening: getting married, honeymooning, crafting, undergoing surgery, getting lost, working, readjusting, thinking and besides that all living.
So welcome back.

The little beetle button is my newest design and will be available soon at my etsy shop. As usual there're a lot of ideas popping in my head. Woodburning is one of it...

5. Juli 2010

Are they available for home cooking?

Found this gorgeous restaurant in NYC via Alicia.
As I'm very fond of beards and of male chefs, this guys came in handy: they have a beard and know how to cook. Please meet the double Franks from Frankies Sputino.

30. Juni 2010


At the moment I'm stitching, sweating (in Berlin it's 32°C!), silk printing, drawing and getting a bit nervous. The usual preparation for the wonderful and annual Wedding Dress # 5 here in Berlin-Wedding.

Achtung Baustelle! Am 10./11. Juli bin ich wieder auf der Wedding Dress #5 in Berlin-Wedding. Deshalb nur eingeschränkter Blogverkehr weil ich produziere, sticke, siebdrucke und schwitze (hier sind 32°C). Und wie jedes Jahr alles auf den letzten Drücker und parallel zu meinem Tageszeitjob....

15. Juni 2010

:: Okay, it's soccer

This will be my first and last time I will talk about the world cup.
The following picture is by Diem Chau.
He was commisioned by the Wieden & Kennedy team to carve 66 crayons for this year's Nike World Cup press kits.
How awesome is this!

credits: Diem Chau

2. Mai 2010


This blog will be closing for some holidays.
And a lovely surprise that'll be revealed this week.

19. April 2010

:: Cherry blossom

Just a few pic from my favourite park here in Berlin

15. April 2010

14. April 2010

:: More details

Some inspirations from Green Wedding Shoes.
By the way, Chanel happens to have romantic temporary tattos. Including cherry blossoms and birds.

Hankershiefs provide so much inspiration. Wether for the bride or for the groom. And I bet you all know the famous hankershiefs turned into invitation by screen printing the date of the wedding on it.

Lavender sachet made from vintage hanky by So many memories

Details, bitte. Egal ob Hut, Schmuck, Taschentücher, Handschuhe, es geht immer nur um das eine. Auffallen. Da wird selbst ein langweiliges Outfit zum Hingucker, schlichte Kleider zum Tagesgespräch. Auch schön: Farbspiele à la fuchsien farbene Schuhe zu einem dunkelblauen Kleid, petrol farbene Handschuhe zu einem pinken Kostüm.... die Variationen sind unendlich.

:: Wedding details

It's all about the details. Accessoires like shoes, hats, bag, jewelery, cake toppers and hankies adorn even the most simple dress or even add some colour.

Lets start with the top of the head.

Flower wreath from Whichgoose, vintage hat from the 60s, vintage velvet headband and a hat for a drama queen entrance

12. April 2010

:: Wedding week

A very dear, dear friend of mine is getting married. Perfect excuse for me to research a lot of outfits, design and decoration. Main focus is on DIY, budget and vintage.

For today the theme is a country wedding.
You can purchase the outfit for a mere $ 100 just at etsy! That's what we like!

Top to bottom: pic from
Piewacket, floral comb from whichgoose, dress from Sassy Sister, bag from Crafty Crow Vintage

Eine sehr, sehr gute Freundin von mir heiratet im Mai...

Eine perfekte Ausrede für mich, hemmungslos bei etsy nach einem Outfit für sie zu stöbern. Gottseidank träumt sie nicht von einer Barbie-Prinzessin Hochzeit, sondern möchte etwas völlig anderes. Ein bisschen vintage, ein bisschen eklektisch, ein bisschen romantisch. Hauptsache individuell. Am liebsten selbstgemacht oder vom Flohmarkt.
Aus diesem Anlass ist diese Woche bei mir Hochzeitswoche. Heute ist das Thema: eine lustige Bauernhof Hochzeit.
Bei etsy - wo sonst - bin ich natürlich fündig. geworden. Und das alles für unter 100 Euro! Das gefällt nicht nur uns, sondern auch unserem Geldbeutel. Da bleibt noch genügend für ein schönes Geschenk.

Watch this!

Hurray! My first embedded video.
I found this at etsy. Where else. Check out these other lovely short films. SFgirlbay is also featured and shows her lovely San Francisco appartment.

8. April 2010

:: Back on the track

That's what I was doing while I was absent:

:: busy shopping at etsy. This adorable purse on a chain is from Kiko's attic.

:: developing new craft project

:: welcoming etsy at Berlin. They had those awesome bottle accessoires.
Yet simple with wow-effect.

:: looking at spring

:: sending gifts to a dear friend

:: Thursday Trash

Lunch anyone? I'am addicted to bento. Say Goodbye to Currywurst. Definitely.

Via Gretchen