last year i was asked to do a print for the fashion label 0941
i had already done a few BEFORE
so i was super happy to get to create another one for the S/S2015 collection
available HERE
when i´m designing such things often i have no idea what will come out of it in the end
so here i show you some on-the-way versions
that did not end up printed on silk like the final print
a few weeks ago i played around with the clothes behind my house
enjoying a a bit of sunshine
and looking very much not like a model
pictures of the real model are by ANDREAS FUCHS
oh, how i love the contrast between us two


we really do have the nicest clients
actually lots of them
and when we do custom orders there´s quite a bit of talking and emailing back and forth
so we get to know each other a bit and get to be part of their story
which is a very nice thing
a while ago Antonio asked us to create an engagement ring for his future finance Marta
(they are both architects and fond of a simple and clean style)
based on the design of the VERY TINY RINGS and the FANCY STONE RINGS
using a black diamond
he also wanted to give her some pictures about the ring making process
so we took some while we worked on it
of our sketches, choosing of the stone and the gold tone to go with it
casting the gold, working on ring and cast, soldering and the adding of the final touches
it´s really hard to capture everything since most of the time you can´t make out what we´re doing
and the material is hidden in our hands anyway
(+ a black diamond is a very secretive stone who comes to light rather in movement)
but it´s a nice story about how the TINY MARTA RING came to life
and after Marta said YES in Paris (so sweet, right?!) 
we even got some pictures of the freshly engaged couple, the ring AND the Eiffel tower
thank you so much, Antonio for this lovely opportunity
and all the best for you two!
also thank you so much to all those other amazing customers
who we get to work with
we are very happy indeed


while i was dealing with an evil stomach bug
that involved an emergency doctor drugging me out and rewarding me with a nice PLASTER afterwards
my garden exploded
a while before i retreated to bath and bed
i had a little/big help cleaning everything up
(best dressed gardener ever, right?)
and these pictures of those tiny plants taken right after look so ridiculous after a few weeks
slowly i´ve come to like the wilderness of my mixture of old growth and new plantation
one (sick) evening of a especially warm day
i sat up in bed crying out "that smell, that smell!"
since the air was filled with an almost sickening sweet scent of my just startet narcissus boarder,
tons of violets, hyacinths (look at my favorites, so cute) and a pear tree just bursting into bloom
i spent so much time, money and energy at planing and planting this garden
(which will never some to an end)
but it already feels so rewarding and there´s still so much to come out during the year
also it´s really difficult to take "nice" pictures of it all
since i´m not living in the prettiest neighborhood
so you can only see a fraction of my wild tulip collection
since i´ve now included roasted bananas and ice cream to my diet of zwieback, apples and noodle soup
my strength will return soon
 and i´m going to dig around there again in no time


so i made some Mexican BISCOCHITOS
with orange zest, anise and Cointreau
(W can´t wait to get that bottle - minus two table spoons - for Easter)
they did turn out surprisingly good
considering my baking disasters lately
then i couldn´t come up with a fun picture idea when they came out of the oven
so i gave up on it after showing them some apricot in bloom
now they are ready to be eaten
please tell me what lens to get for my Canon
those contortions just drive me mad
happy Easter everybody!


somehow i ended up splatter painting some bedclothes during the solar eclipse last week
with a bit/lot of help from a friend (and probably our small town´s most controversial ARTIST)
who actually just came over to do a bit of garden work for me
which is quite awesome
wanted to do this for a long time
since i remembered how my mother got us to paint some tableclothes way back
and those colours are quite durable - we actually used some of those more than 25 year old paint pots
also barrettes - kind of the only thing on my mind lately
as you probably know in case your following me on INSTAGRAM
i highly recommend baking Ottolenghi´s banana bread and slathering the slices with tahini
you don´t need a display of spattered fabric, primroses and catkins to enjoy it
but it sure helps with those Spring feelings
opinions are completely my own
especially since this post wasn´t sponsored by Deka colours, nor by Monki nut butters
nor by the apron and workwear industry
i wish though
and when i was done messing with paint i found THIS
now i want her wardrobe