lots of projects in the making
a sneak peak of a wonderful collaboration with Paula from OTCHIPOTCHI
prototypes of our new PUZZLE RINGS
we tried to fix up this lamp from the fleamarket a lot of different ways
in the end i went with an ANA KRAS inspired version
i admire her designs even more now
but i am quite proud of the stripe details
now the apartment smells like linen, soldering flux, SESAME COOKIES and quince
this should be turned into a perfume
harsh but subtly sweet
cat and i are very fond of beautiful textiles
very cozy blanket from ZIERRAT UND GOLD
rug from MLN
(got it custom made to fit my hallway perfectly
now cat likes to surf on it
and place her mouses there
it´s clearly the best)


after reading Katherine Mansfield´s MISS BRILL
a honey cake became the saddest pastry out there to me
"On her way home she usually bought a slice of honey cake at the baker's. 
It was her Sunday treat. 
Sometimes there was an almond in her slice, sometimes not. 
It made a great difference. 
If there was an almond it was like carrying home a tiny present - a surprise - 
something that might very well not have been there. 
She hurried on the almond Sundays and struck the match for the kettle in quite a dashing way. "
Maira Kalman´s THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY made it a happy cake again
"There is nothing illusory in this tiny heaven.
I am silent with gratitude.
I will go and bake a honey cake
and that´s all."
the recipe is even included in her book
but since it was too sweet for me
i came up with my own version

2 eggs, beaten
add 100 ml honey + 60 ml olive oil
mix in 200g spelt flour + 1tsp baking soda + cinnamon and other spices as you like
add about 100ml very strong tea
until you have a fine dough
now you can put in some chopped up apples, nuts, raisins...

pour into a loaf pan - bottom lined (awesome trick)
i don´t recommend bundt pans
my cakes were to sticky to come out again in one piece

to make everybody´s Sunday an almond Sunday stud the cake tighly with almonds

bake about 45 min at 175 degrees celsius
this one takes ages...
and here´s an other treat for you:
i helped my sister and her boyfriend put up a blog
to show their work
(they´re lucky to be friends with a superb image editor as you can see
this is an underrated art)
a nice ARTICLE about WSAKE in our local newspaper


when W asked me what i would be doing this weekend
and i told him i was planing on knitting a little suit for the cat
he didn´t think i was joking 
this is worrying
later on i told my sister about my growing cacti collection
she said "cats and cacti - this is bad"
to make it even worse i got this old ribbon
and took a picture of swans
it seems like i´m turning into a cliche single lady of a certain age
how odd that i´m actually working on something about that topic
but i guess brooding for weeks over the rentability and affordability of some projects
and trying to get some prototyps just right
seems to intensify my habits
when i´m not using the hammer my life is rather quiet
and if i do so i put on ear muffs
there are so many boxtrees in this garden it sometimes makes me want to pull them all out
maybe doing THIS with them - BORNAY again, they do the most amazing things with plants
also those pears are dropping like fruitshaped bombs in the flower bed
so i had to move some damaged plants somewhere else
the fog takes off most days
letting us enjoy a razor blue sky
so i´m okay with fall now
ordering rugs from MLN also helps
they make the coolest textiles ever
i like the clean shapes, designs and colours so very much
makes me wonder if i actually should have switched the textile design at art school