at the end of last year i thought of a project
involving all kinds of things i like
(besides making jewellery that is)
flowers, food, books
and somehow combining those things
so here is what i came up with
a picture essay on Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
- my very own and clearly non- academic take on this novel -
full of bears, loggers, giant women, more or less likely weapons
impending mud season, deadly do-si-doing
all kinds of true and ever lasting love
and who can´t help but fall in love with Ketchum
writing angry faxes
armed at all the times in case of "critters" and mad cowboys
dating a wrestling girl friend called Six-Pack-Pam
with one of the main characters being a cook
there were lots of tempting recipes hidden in this book
including a fateful bit of honey in the pizza crust
but i opted for a pancake recipe
inspired by the loggers breakfast in the river driver town of Twisted River
100 g spelt flour
50 g buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cane sugar
pinch of salt
roasted chopped up almonds
250 ml milk

frozen blueberries

maple sirup

mix the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and almonds in a bowl
pour in the milk
mix until well incorporated
let sit for a bit

heat up the blueberries until hot and sirupy

heat up a non stick pan
and laddle in the batter in small batches
to bake small fluffy pancakes
add more flour in case the batter is too runny or more milk in case it´s too firm
somehow i can´t find an end when working on projects i love
so i though i just had to press publish and move on
but at first i want to thank W for being a perfectly patient and hungry assistant
Franz for his collection of fixed-blade knifes to choose from
NINA for the lovely tin box
and E for her insights even though i didn´t follow her advice
i already have some more books in mind to work on
but i´d love to hear your recommendations
could also be a movie, poem, song...


my - well, actually not "my", because they belong to themselves - cat disapeared
cat girl took off almost three weeks ago and now her brother starts to stay away too
it´s weird since they seemed to love it around here
and they would never miss their bowl of warmed milk at the neighbours
somehow i think they try to find a way to escape winter (wish i could, too)
it´s the sadest thing
(trying to cheer myself up with this CAT VIDEO)
and i collected quite a few more food intolerances
especially cow milk and almost all grains
my belly feels already so much better
but i´m afraid the food supplements drive my stomache crazy
spent some time at the emergency room last weekend
because it felt like someone was stabbing me from behind
it seemed to look like gall stones
but then they didn´t find any 
- i was already thinking about asking if i could keep them after they´ve retrieved them -
and i went home again
a few days later i got a full blown cold
still here in bed with me
not the flu, but awful enough
living of tined peaches, rice-noodle soup and white tea
waking again and again to the sound of snow shoveling
some things brightened my days though
a nice interview over at GOLD.PAPER.TALK
a bit on magazines and typography and me (wearing a Peter Pan COLLAR - found via BASTISRIKE)
- thank you, dear Marleen -
a beautiful package from OLGA
and some of our pieces on an exciting journey
also some WSAKE rings in the new LUNA magazine
(W was kind of confused by the article
"does this Mila person actually wear our rings?!")


MIMA posted an interview with WSAKE 
and wrote some very nice words about us - thank you so much, Indre!
my days are spent planing and working on prototypes
and to clear my mind i think about the garden
what has to be done
and where to plant what
(including California poppies from NINA)
another tiny custom made golden thing - a knuckle ring
yesterday i went to a carnival ball
dressed up as my own cat in the very last minute
but i would love to come up with an actual costume
maybe i´ll give the welding outfit from FLASHDANCE a try...
adorned with a few blue bulbs
snowy and cold