26.09.2010

*happy sunday*

sometimes...the life is changing.....and when the life changed not in an expected way sometimes girls cutting their hair.....but....I will never cut my hair promise!!!!.....I will change the *colours*....
and I changed the colours in the first room....accompanied by Mr. X the cat....he kept an eye on me whilest I painted....monkeying around inbetween the buckets with *white* wall paint.....*yikes*
I am in the *white* since a long time ago....I remember more than 10 years ago I had once a little apartment *white* in *white*.....I know, you may did not expected....because of my passion for the strong and bright colours...but it would be not me if there is no colour....because I love the blue....the deep, deep blue of the sahara desert....the *indigo* blue(s)....
so I found my *sleepy* cat...hidden unter the white blankets....isn´t he not looking cute so sleepy? anyway...the cat is always cute ;-)
 yes, of course *laughing*..it´s the bedroom...
and I found several camels....this one *handmade* by my mother....she probably knews more than 30 years ago that her daughter *love* the camels....and she send me a few months ago a *white* one for my birthday...she knew that I would love to have a *white* one....
 
so..I guess the *white* camel is happy inbetween more *desert* treasuries....a shimmering *golden* brass sun from Mali, my friend Maryam gave to me...handmade tuareg leather tassels from the *sahara* found their way to me....vintage *trade* beads crossed in morocco my way.....a *silver* antique palestinian bedouin bracelet I found years ago in the old *souk* of Amman....a orange *black* red tassel string belt my grandfather brought with from his middle eastern travels in the 50s...
 may I serve you inbetween the little bedroom tour a little *cardamom* flavoured mocca?
may you asking no *shoes? what? I do not own many pairs of high heels....or boots..but it´s hard to resist passing by any moroccan *babouche* shop without having a look inside....so...finally I own after years wearing & collecting moroccan leather slippers a *giant* basket full of it....*ahem*.. ;-)
winter is coming soon....and it is getting cold like *ice* in germany very quick...so there is an urgent need for many blankets...and cushions....handmade *couscous* wool blankets....yes this is the name :-) made in morocco I found at a friends shop in Essaouira...usually used for traditional men´s djellabas....a knitted, oversized clay *mohair* shawl, not knitted by me but by someone else....two handmade *ranipink* cushions :-) the squared made from vintage grainsack..100% pure handloomed fishbone patterned linen, found the linen fabric 8 years ago on a local flea market...and a shimmering *turquoise* and silver neckroll...made from handloomed, indian vintage silk brocade :-)
and the *knitting* is going on.....for the *wintertime* :-)
my bed is made from 3 pieces of...I do not know the english word exactly but here it named *europaletten*...used for carry heavy items on trucks usually...my father gave it to me when I moved out of my parents home a long time ago, made from natural wood and I painted it *white* for my first home.

I found the moroccan vintage *wedding* blanket also years ago here in germany....when no one was looking for this *beauty* made in morocco, I remember when I saw the picture...the picture was so bad and ugly looking but I spotted the beauty :-) In case you looking for one, my friend Maryam from MyMarrakesh is selling the prettiest vintage ones!

I love the way she decorated traditional, moroccan wedding blankets at her peacock pavilions...it was definitely a huge inspiration for me, before I used my one as a carpet...*ahem* as the magic carpet. :)

the room is still not finished but...it is a good step I moved forward, I plan making heavy running stitch *quilted* linen blinds for the wintertime, the *blue* sahara tie tyed fabric is just for now....*hah* and stay tuned...the *colours* are coming, soon..but the *brightest* ones for the eyes!

I am going now to make moroccan *pancakes* & mint tea, *fresh* fruit salad and coriander flavoured eggs for late *breakfast*...

*happy sunday*

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P.S.: after the first night sleeping under the moroccan wedding blanket...I felt like pinned & glued....because of hundreds of metal sequins....*don´t move* ;-)

25.09.2010

*new*

cushions in fresh and bright *colours*....
now available in my dawanda-shop :-)
plus more pillows in *fresh* colours in my hannover atelier :-)

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17.09.2010

*colours*

oh yes...I am addicted to the *colours*....
*new* colourful cushions in my atelier....
and more new *clothes* in 1001 colours coming, soon...

stay tuned :-)

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14.09.2010

*new*

it´s getting cold...soon & time for new *draft snakes* to keep your home *cozy* ;-)
 3 new colours are now online in my dawanda shop *dark desert emerald*...a mysterious, iridescent dark teal/blue....*black pepper*...very glamourus...and *desert cream*...a classic, neutral colour with fantastic shimmering gold brocade

....winter is coming, soon... ;-)

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12.09.2010

*sunday cooking*

so...in general I *love* cooking but I was not allowed spending much time with it in the past time....
a quick visit yesterday at my favourite, local turkish supermarket and I found colours...*yellow* plums in THIS stunning colours jumped straight in my eyes!!! :-)
 goat *cheese*, cracked pepper & green, green rosemary crossed my way in my kitchen....sweet *atlantic seabreeze* flavoured honey from the azore islands...
ooh I love the taste of this honey my friend Charlotte brought for me from her travels...:-)
 so I wrapped the cheese & plums carefully...
in layers of thin, oriental style flake paste...
some kind of very simple *samosa* style... 
a few chopped vegetables....roasted, light soy sauce flavoured...
*voilà*...here it is...warm, roasted vegetable salad, a poached egg and flake paste filled with rosemary & honey flavoured melted goat cheese & sour yellow plums :-)
the sweet *shallot & honey* caramelized balsamic shallot sauce goes perfect with the rustic taste of the vegetables, the salty goat cheese & the sour plums :-)

what a bliss!

*happy sunday* :-)

images: petra hassan

05.09.2010

*happy sunday*

sometimes we want to *run*.....far, far away in our life....
I wish I can *disappear* from here and now and never coming back again...but, I will not doing this...never, never ever...even not after the most terrible week in my life....because of my beloved family and friends, to the friends who living next to me and the ones who living in countries far away....thanks so much again to all of you!

I keep the faith...at any time! :-)

*happy sunday*

image: petra hassan

04.09.2010

*style of the week*

here it is, my *favourite* style of the week :-)
the weather is getting cold but I still *love* wearing linen :-)
I wore today a pair of destroyed, used washed boyfriend jeans, aqua-turquoise linen dress...ah. I love the colour!! a light blue/ultramarine dip dyed *sahara* cotton shawl & handknitted, oversized indigo blue wool shawl to keep myself *cozy* ;-)
ah..and my favourite, traditional. moroccan *mauve* basket, found in the souk of *Essaouira* this summer :-)

images: petra hassan