26.3.16











a very happy easter to you
from my own personal madhouse
where i´m wearing a just arrived but already very loved straightjacket swapped from BABAA
to keep me and my mind warm and cosy
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here you can find PREVIOUS EASTER POSTS





in need of a bit of reading over the holidays? JESSICA STANLEY - always













16.3.16



a few pictures from those weeks and months when nothing was really happening in my life
since i was completely consumed by pain and exhaustion
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my nameless cat wouldn´t leave my side during the more than eleven hours i slept the first night
after my little stint at the hospital
we did spend so much time together and most of it my hands were so hurt and numb 
i could only weirdly pat her which she did not approve of
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after some very false diagnoses (and medication), being scared out of my mind and afraid of actually loosing it,
feeling like i reached my limit and couldn´t go any further (then - after being isolated at the hospital for a few days - i got a roommate bravely fighting 
a seemingly lost battle, i realized how much we humans can actually take up with in our wish to stay alive)
there are still a lot of tests running and i feel so ashamed that there are a few doctors doing their best trying to help me
(when all i likely have is an out of control herpes infection and some autoimmune trouble)
because out there in this sick world there are people suffering from so much more pain and heart break
and it looks like we´re starting to loose compassion
being afraid trying to ease the unbearable might be our loss
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the amazing thing during this time actually was/is how kind you are
one friend brings over take out regularly and we talk about what ails us
an other friend sends the world´s best chocolate and reading material
i order fun SUMMER CLOTHES with a third one
and get all those sweet messages - you rock, THANKS!
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also i´m sorry to say i´m only able to focus on the shallow stuff right now
like being glad about my SEE SUN shirt, SAMUJI skirt and RACHEL COMEY boots
(and a few of not pictured outfits from the excellent LEMAIRE x UNIQLO collection)
all of which i get to wear hopefully really soon when the Spring weather finally comes
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also i got another visit from my garden helper (and a few more from my mother)
and now everything is ready to start bursting into life and bloom
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we were able to work on a lot of custom made wedding bands lately
and i do have to say it again - our clients are simply the best
they even bring pretty flowers when picking their rings up
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soon i´m going to tell you about the weirdly disturbing books i read
they all seamed to go with each other in the oddest ways
and i think we have to talk about that some more









10.3.16








i´ve been away for so long
and these pretty pictures of our ARCADE PUZZLE RING aren´t even mine
but taken by the lovely Iris from @thingslinkediamonds
thank you so much for letting me use them!
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when i´ve won the battle against this virus i´m fighting for 10 weeks now
i´ll be back for good though
(and i´m planing a little surprise for you)
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SPANISH SUMMER SWEATERS (in love with that coral and light blue...)
but it´s still wintery - so: HELLEBORES

11.1.16








it´s BOOKCLUB time again!
in case you want to join us - just let me know
we´re meeting again on 28.1., 19.30
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THE HEART OF THE VALLEY/ IM HERZEN DES TALES by Nigel Hinton
it´s the story of a year in the life of a tiny bird - a dunnock or hedge-sparrow
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one blurb´s saying it is a novel about
"... survival. The rapture of mating, the patient labour
of nest-building, the laying of tiny, sky-blue eggs - these milestones,
together with the fears and catastrophes of the dunnock´s year are beautifully
and movingly evoked."
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i did it find a bit corny and in parts a bit like reading 
one of those trashy novels with doctors, royals and lots of fainting - but maybe it´s a bit the translation´s fault
also i felt cheated on the apparently very interesting sexual life
the ornithologist boyfriend of my sister promised me
(i will have to ask him about a few more things about those birds before we meet...)
so all in all i´m looking very foward to the discussion
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made a seed cake looking a bit like a bird-feeding ring 
(seed crust?! i was afraid it might just get burnt, but it turned out exquisitley crunchy and now i know what the seed-cake-fuss in English novels is all about)
and a few bird fat balls for humans based on those SESAME BALLS
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the font used is from the wonderful free font poject by THE PYTE FOUNDRY
(thank you so much for the link, dear ULMA)
fonts for headings are not to be used in running text, but i couldn´t care less
so here you have it!







9.1.16














only for a few more days:
get some of our pieces for a very special deal over at MONOQI
so get your hand on some ducks and waves and other rings and ear studs
hurry - a few things are already sold out!
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all pictures by MONOQI