Monday, May 31, 2010

no.132 needs a name yet



it´s rainy and cold today and I finished another custom order

wish to sit here right now


picture by Virginie Fouin [found at this amazing blog]

Friday, May 28, 2010

where´s the week gone?




Tom and his mommy dropped in yesterday and we had fun with chalks



with this cute face I´m wishing you a playful weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

John Wesley




[John Wesley, Cowboy no.4 - made on custom request]

Life´s a bit rough these days, just like in the wild, Wild West
So dealing with bandits and outlaws seems a perfect match

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I like fish...




... especially when they come this way
the right one in the first pic liked me too and followed me home

pottery art by Gideon Necker [who has no website yet]

Today a nice trip to an idyllic pottery market, some more pics here

Friday, May 21, 2010

a shop called "Lieblingsstuecke"



This could be Pippi Longstockings house, don´t you think?

But it´s the colorful, temporary home for cute stuff and a shop called Lieblingsstuecke.
Today I visited Regina, the shop owner to bring her one of my Drakkar pillows
she had adopted




so much sweet stuff for girls and boys
needless to say I found some "must haves" for myself


If you live in the area, this is the shop address

Lieblingsstücke
Breiter Weg 6
53797 Lohmar (Germany)

There´s also a website (German language only)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

þǫkk

the three vikings, Olaf, Torkel and Roerik, as well as Cowboy Sam Bass and 2 of the 3 Drakkar pillows I had put in the shop yesterday, have found new homes over night

THANK YOU so much, you are great!

with LOVE and GRATITUDE,
Sandra

or to say it with the vikings - usually not famous for their polite forms

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

shop update





the shop is updated :)

pics from Sunday at MAK


Svenja John


PYG Design


Uta K.Becker




Tuesday, and I think my walk looks kind of normal again. After 10 hours of only standing plus some hours for putting my stall up and down, I felt like a member of Monty Pythons ministry of silly walks. Oh my feet....

The design platform was an amazing event. So many awsome and inspiring designers and so many visitors
I was lucky to have my stall next to some sweet ladies like Patricia Yasmine Graf , Andrea Derichs and Sabine Lang

more pics here

Thursday, May 13, 2010

exhibition "Design muss sein"



I´m packing for an event, I´m going to take part

As part of the international museum day there will be a designer platform
called "Design muss sein"

If you are in the area you find me

on Sunday 16th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at Museum fuer angewandte Kunst (museum for applied arts), in Cologne

Beside the design platform there is also a lot of family friendly program offered

Hope to meet you :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

lovebridge







I´m passing this bridge on my way to the studio

whenever I´m fast enough, I grab my camera to take a pic

Lovenotes... so much better than advertising, don´t you think?

Apropos Love .... I watched this beautiful movie with beautiful soundtrack
yesterday on TV

Saturday, May 08, 2010

I like stripes




and his stripes I still love most



a reproduction of Picassos fishermenshirt is available here

Thursday, May 06, 2010

traditional handicraft - Baenderei Kafka




Yesterday I visited "Baenderei Kafka", an old German weaving mill based in Wupptertal.

They manufacture beautiful traditional and modern ribbons on old 19th century Jaquard looms. It needs about one hour to turn these thin threads into one meter of ribbon




But the results speak for themselves. The ribbons are sold worldwide
to Designers, shops and private persons




Over there I met Christine. She´s an old friend of mine and guided me through the factory.
While we were chatting in the cozy factory shop, the looms were rattling above our heads
Thank you Christine for the fascinating journey back into time