Tuesday, December 31, 2013

shapes in glass and ceramic

black vase - Wiesenthalhütte Germany 1966
smoky blue vase - Riihimäen Lasi Oy Finland c1970, Tamara Aladin
Espresso cup - unknown potter
Ikebana vases - unknown potter

in the same thrift store I found in the past already Riihimäen vases
look here and here

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brockenhaus treasures V

the past years it was mostly porcelain
I was hunting for
now I'm looking more for ceramics
but it's a thin line between ordinairy,
too rustic and interesting
if I'm doubting for longer
I don't take it
so, these things stayed in the Brocki

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

about love

I'm abroad without computer and camera

wish everybody warm christmas

for thous of u who speak german
this article about love you have to read

Friday, December 6, 2013

crochet soap sack DIY

I saw it in a shop in New York and on ikoiko
It's easy to make yourself
with a nice bar of soap it's a lovely present for friends

you need:

crochethook EU size 3
fine hempyarn
linnen ribbon
basic crochet skills
2 houres under a blanket on your couch

1.Rd: 8 sc in a loop
2.Rd: in every sc 1 sc + 3 chs = you will have 8 bows
3.Rd: in every bow 1 sc + 3 chs = you still have 8 bows
4.Rd: in every bow 1 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc, 3 chs = you finally have 16 bows
5.Rd: in every bow 1 sc, 3 chs
continue in a spiral till you have 23 Rd from the beginning

the sack approximatly measures 4 ¼" × 4 ½" or 11cm × 11.5cm

weave a linnen ribbon or a chain of hempyarn through the loops on top

good luck!

I have different soaps then 3 years ago, see here!

Monday, December 2, 2013

ceramics and plants

brown was never my favorite colour
but for ceramics I like it
the drainage of the plantpot let me think about the labyrinth in Chartres
or a japanese zen garden

the airplants 'Tillandsia' I brought back from New York
couldn't find them here

PS: I found out that the thing is not a plantpot but a filter for the coffeepintcher and the smaller thing is the cover! See here.
It's from "Zaalberg Holland"-mid-century dutch ceramics
Maybe I should go back to the shop and buy the pintcher as well-but he's too brown for my taste!