Walking through Amsterdam we discovered this lovely shop called the Otherist, carrying many things from popular etsy-sellers like Ashley G.’s bearded guys but also lots wonderful (handmade) things I’ve never heard or seen before.
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I had already wanted to visit the studio opening a couple of months ago, but couldn’t make it. So I was really, really happy to finally make it to the open studio days.
I had already seen lots of impressive pictures from their awesome studio on Sandra’s blog and flickr account – and it was even more beautiful and inspiring in real live. And of course it was really great to meet and fun to talk.
On Sunday we went to see my bf’s family and his mum took me to this lovely store in Lohmar called Lieblingsstücke (that’s german for favorite pieces. I had heard so much about it and was lucky that it was open last weekend because of the village fair.
The house with its wonderful yellow and blue shutters somehow made me think of Astrid Lindgren and Bullerbü.
I couldn’t resist all these beautiful ribbons and bought some of the red & white one.
If you look closely you can see the red RikRak on the wall – isn’t that a cute detail?
There were soo many fabulous things to discover. So I’ll definitely have to stop by again. If you like you can check out the Lieblingsstücke website and also order online.
Last weekend was filled with some fabulous events. On saturday we went to the “Designer Frühling” (that’s german for design spring) – a market for beautiful things handmade at the Luther church in Cologne.
There were lots of cute things – especially for kids. But I have to admit that what I liked most, was discovering these beautiful tiles inside.
I have had such a fabulous week! Last sunday I successfully moved my shop to paperama.etsy.com. I was a bit worried and scared, but I must say it worked out really great: I received a huge order only a couple of hours after I started listing in my new shop and I already got an amazing number of 140 hearts for my new shop in just one week!
One reason for that is probably that my first ever tutorial on How to brighten up your photos that I originally posted on flickr has been published on the Storque thanx to daniellexo. If you try the tutorial I’d love to see your results – you can share them in this flickr group as well as post questions there, if you have trouble editing your photos.
And I’m really excited about my latest purchase – I’ve been a huge fan and frequent visitor of emmapardos etsy shop for a while and simply couldn’t resist this beautiful neck thingie!
The thing that made my week completely perfect was that I took my courage to ask about an exhibition in my favorite cafe called Vreiheit (that’s like Vreedom in english) and they said YES! I’m sooooo excited. They have tables that are covered with glas panes and work is exhibited inside of the tables, by a different artist every months. The date isn’t fixed yes – but it’s probably going to be in February. I’ll need the time to prepare as I have to fill 20 tables… OMG. This will be sooo much fun.
And last but not least I’m going on vacation tomorrow. I’ll fly to Abu Dhabi to visit my parents, who moved there almost a year ago and I’m excited to see them and Dubai and Al Ain and being in the sun and taking tons of pictures and visit a camel market and and and… Which reminds me, that I should get back to washing and packing like right now.