Friday, March 28, 2008

sweet gems.

How long I wanted to try these! Yesterday I treated myself to these exceptionally pretty macarons at the adorable Ladurée shop in the Galeries Lafayette here in Berlin. (Not a cheap treat I might add...they are packaged like jewels for a reason...)

Ladurée macarons

Ladurée macarons (from left to right: strawberry, chestnut, caramel fleur de sel, peppermint chocolate, red berries, lemon)

For some time now I was curious how they tasted - and now I know (no, no - I haven't polished them off yet!). Though they are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Ha!
Sooo...They are softer than I expected and crumble easily when you handle them. Very fragile and sweeter (duh!) than I thought.

P. S.: So far I can say the "caramel fleur de sel" one is my favourite. Truely devine.
P.P.S.: I did some research and this site has a recipe and links on how to make your own macarons. I have to try that some time (after I did all the other millions of things I want to try).
P.P.S.:...and the lemon flavoured one...ah...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

tine k. home

tine k. home is - yet another - fabulous design company from Denmark.





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All the pictures on their website are spectacular...I wish just one room of our home came close to this. It's the perfect mix of black/white, old/new, modern/ethnic.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

sushi for breakfast.

...sounds like the title of a really bad chick lit novel, doesn't it? (Except I really had leftover sushi for breakfast this morning and couldn't think of a headline for this post.)

I want to tell you about my favourite shop in Berlin. Lucky for me it's also right in our neighbourhood. If you live in Berlin or plan a visit, be sure to stop by at "Twinkle Twinkle" (Kollwitzstrasse 52, 10405 Berlin). A very, very cute shop (the photos on the website almost don't do it justice) offering housewares, paper products, fabrics, trims, quilts and much more. Some products are by the Danish companies House Doctor, rice or Lisbeth Dahl but they also sell their own designs.



Equally important - the owner is incredibly nice too.

Monday, March 24, 2008

completely blown away.

There I was on Easter Sunday morning, minding my own business and checking my blog stats when, these numbers can't be right...hundreds of visitors from all over the world stopped by my blog? My favourite design blog desire to inspire added me to the third part of their Easter reading guide (along with a many, many other blogs...truely great inspiration). I didn't even know they knew I existed! If you are reading this girls - thanks for mentioning litchi7., I'm honored and flattered and quite frankly - totally and utterly surprised. Wow.

Friday, March 21, 2008

rice, rice - baby.

Totally bored in your cubicle? Brush up on your vocabulary and do some good at the same time. Head over to free rice where you can earn 20 grains of rice for each word you get right. The rice will be donated to the UN World Food Program and is paid for by the sponsors that appear at the bottom of the site. Have fun and don't get caught by your boss.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Last minute easter decor...

...and this year, it seems we definitely have a color scheme - though unintentionally.

Honey - I killed the easter bunny.
"Honey - I killed the easter bunny..."- the trophy wall.

crochet eggs...
I loved to make these crochet eggs (use a plastic easter egg as a base and just go round and round and round and round...very soothing...) just to discover they looked like stray golf balls when decorated in a grass nest.

eggs. eggs. more eggs.
Hard boiled eggs and quail egg shells on a hay fever inducing base.

Happy easter everyone!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easter impressions...

(...some from last year, to be honest.) I was so busy the last couple of days that I haven't even dyed any eggs yet. Egg hunting this year might just consist of me searching desperately for the cardboard box with the decorations.


easter egg 2

easter egg 1

when I grow up I want to be a pumpkin

easter chocolate

good golly, odd molly

(photo: odd molly)

I really like clothes. I'm just not too crazy about shopping for them. Running around in busy shops and nothing looks remotely interesting. Or changing rooms. Taking everything off then putting it on now I've developed a very helpful skill: I can tell if clothes will fit me just by looking at them. So it figures that I love to buy clothes online. Especially when I find gems like this...please behold - drum roll! - the "magic dress" by the Swedish brand ODD MOLLY. I can SO picture myself doing magic in this dress...making elephants disappear and the like...or cupcakes.