Sunday, June 28, 2009

where art and feces collide

yesterday evening, a Gershwin themed Jazz concert down in the sewerage system of Cologne city.

Every visitor was served a peppermint twig before going downstairs...

and that was for good reason...

as feces were passing by very close to our left side...

But after about one hour we took the stairs to the skylight happily and filled with new impressions and wonderful music.

Thanks so much to all of you who accepted our special offer. Friederike and I are thrilled! We are looking forward to pack and ship your flying horses tomorrow when we are back in the studio.

A happy Sunday to you!

Friday, June 26, 2009

special offer - flying horses

as promised, we have a special offer for you. Our flying horses!

Flying horses is a paper mobile kit (first edition of 200) designed by Friederike! and me. It comes with:

- 8 flying knights horses printed on heavy weight paper (250g/qm), ready for cutting out. paper size: 42.0cm x 29.7cm / 16.54inch x 11.69inch
- 6 mobile wires
- thread
- a brief instruction, printed on the paper sheet

The mobile is timelessly designed, playful, joyful and fun to make. If by chance you don´t have a sheep by your side to help you with the making of the mobile, you maybe ask another person for a little help.

The mobile kit is packed in a pergamyn cover and shipped in a solid board envelope for bend protection

The new price is 8 EUR (before 14.90 EUR) plus shipping

shipping to Germany: 2 EUR
to European countries: 4 EUR
to USA, Australia, China & rest of the World: 6 EUR

We accept Paypal

You can order a mobile-kit by sending an email to: info(at)herzensart(dot)com or by filling out the order form on our website

A happy weekend to you!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


but already a tiny preview what´s coming next....

Don´t forget to check back tomorrow, for the special offer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

new studio window

Yesterday I rearranged my studio window. The white birds had to leave and the horses moved in. On Friday, I will have a special offer for you. You will recieve the flying horses mobile kit for discount price. So, please stay tuned.

We are proud that we are featured at Double Rice, a luxury pet products company in Hong Kong.

I´m currently working on a new design and pattern - Pfaff is back after repair ....

wire work by Armel Barraud

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


... you follow this path...

through the woods...

you will find a little house hiding in the trees...

a few savaged steps will lead you to the porch...

and front door...

but think twice if you knock at the door...

better quick cross the wooden pier...

and you will find....

this beautiful lily pond

Sunday, June 14, 2009

the way

herzensart is turning 4 this year. Maybe it´s because I´m still without my sewing machine and therefore got some extra time for mulling, maybe it´s because soon I´m entering the 4th decade as well... anywayI find myself stuck in a midlife and business review.

In the last days I felt somehow overwhelmed with all my thoughts and troubles and was looking for a more structured way to have a closer look at some life and business topics. On my Internet research I found 2 sites that I think can be helpful and inspiring to get the ball rolling. I want to share them with you, in case you haven´t heard about these sites already

The Art of Nonconformity - unconvetional strategies for life, work and travel by Chris Guillebau

Zenhabits - simple productivity by Leo Babauta

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

P.S.: Oh and I changed my blog layout, hope you like it?

Thursday, June 11, 2009


...a herd of cows taking shelter from the rain.
Nothing to add for today

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

exhibition visit

Stefan Haefner

Hans-Joerg Georgi

I spent the day at the ARP museum. A friend of mine had told me about a current exhibition entitled "Modellstueck". It was amazing and I was especially thrilled by the paperworks of Stefan Haefner and Hans-Joerg Georgi. Very inspiring!

I had posted this video already this morning, but just in case you missed it here it is again

As promised more pics from the museum trip today: View slideshow
or check my flickr set for larger pics


studio herzensart asleep

it´s quiet in the studio, my sewing machine is at the doctor and the creatures in the studio (Friederike! too) decided to use the time for a little rest.

I´m using time for filling my senses with new input by reading, cutting papers, drawing, smelling and tasting new spices, avoiding the highway and visiting an interesting exhibition today, which I´m so looking forward to. Maybe I can take some pics to show you later.

Here´s a little sneak peak

~Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be seen~

Sunday, June 07, 2009


found this great book in an art supply store last week. Same publisher like the Play all Day book which stood right next to it :)
Gestalten Verlag makes such outstanding books!
You can find their books also at amazon.

Friday, June 05, 2009


before the weekend, some more pics (thank you Bogi) from the screenprinting workshop last weekend. Happy weekend to you!

This weekend is a fair for creative supplies and fabric in Cologne.....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

but next time...

a kermis yesterday.... a merry-go-round, three children and a father taking a ride...

I took some pics and my husband asked if I wanted to take a ride with him too, but I refused.

I stood there, watchedthe children flying through the air and remembered how it felt, when I was a child. I loved the merry-go-round and could not get enough of the feeling it caused deep inside the belly, something between giggling happiness, excitement and feeling carefree.

I know I would have enjoyed a ride yesterday, I guess it would have brought back all the wonderful feelings. But I thought it would be childish and therefore didn´t do it.

Why is it so difficult to live in the present moment, taking life with both hands, nourishing the child inside of us? Sometimes I wish I was a little girl again, with pure thoughts and a blank soul.

Waiting for the next chance to take a ride....

Monday, June 01, 2009

count to three...

Heinrich Heine (love this poem) meets airbed
screenprint on airbed by
Captain Wetter & Guenter W.Goettker

I´m back from the screenprinting workshop. It was exeptional, surprising, inspirational and so much fun! Bogi took a lot of pics and we will share more soon.

Key learning:
you can screenprint anything that can't hide in a tree within the time it takes you to count to three

Will enjoy the public holiday today, hope you too!