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.