Aug

23

{ sunday crafternoon }

By Brit

Today the weather was perfect for a cozy Sunday Crafternoon. I found a stack of old yellowed French books at a local flea market that inspired me to create something original and unique. I love creating with nature elements like driftwood, seashells, pebbles or leaves collected in different natural settings. I have so many of these little treasures tucked all over my home only waiting for being incorporated in a lovely craft project. So I rummaged in my odds and ends craft box and dug out some little driftwood branches, pebbles, lace and wire… No sooner said than done, here are the results.creat2Lace paper pebbles
Bird ornament with kraft paper covered wire
Lavender closet hangings printed with hand crafted feather stamp

***All available in my Etsy Shop***

Aug

20

{ oversized }

By Brit

Jacqueline Fink from Sydney’s Little Dandelion creates the most amazing chunky blankets, shrugs and baskets in pure unspun wool knitted by hand with huge needles. Her work is inspired by the need for sensory feedback and the love of texture and natural fibres. At the heart of Jacqueline’s work is the extreme scale the unspun wool allows her to achieve. Essentially, Little Dandelion is her quiet rebellion against mindless mass production and a loving contribution to a kinder and more conscientious world. little_dandelion

Apr

29

{ we love living }

By Brit

A few weeks ago, the German lifestyle magazine we love living asked me whether I would be interested in a photo shooting of my apartment. What a question, you bet! We love living is one of my favorite magazines sharing the same philosophy of life as me. It’s a real treasure trove of all things beautiful which are part of our everyday life, filled with home sweet home stories of folks like you and me who love their four walls and a huge abundance of creative ideas – simply a lovely inspiration source of happiness. No sooner said than done: A few weeks later, Shanti, one of the wonderful photographers of the magazine came all the way from Copenhagen to spend hours and hours taking pictures of my little cocoon and my tomcat Plume who was the star of the day. It was an exciting experience that I wanted to share with you in this post. If you would like to see more you can read my complete home story in the actual issue of we love living.
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Photos: Shanti Broeng

Apr

10

{ ephemeral delight }

By Brit

If you are in Paris this weekend, don’t miss the pop-up store of Monoprix in the Marais with unique creations of the French artist Marion Lesage which are actually on sale in its stores. Until 12th April 2015 this ephemeral shop shows the ethnically  inspired creations of Marion Lesage which consists of tableware, napkins, cushions, lanterns, notebooks etc. and also invites visitors  for printing workshops. You can also admire an exhibition of the artist in the basement and taste delicious tarts of the famous Rose Bakery in a little corner café.
marion_LesagePop-up store Monoprix, 23 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris

Apr

6

{ hoppy easter }

By Brit

Wishing you a happy Easter !!!
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Apr

2

{ eggy }

By Brit

Some wonderful Easter inspirations.
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Mar

14

{ nygårdsanna }

By Brit

Do you know the lovely Swedish clothing brand nygårdsanna ? I discovered the brand a few years ago during a stay in Sweden and fell in love. I love their concept, pure and simple clothes in a range of colours that is inspired by nature. nygårdsanna only uses natural materials and handicraft skills of the highest quality. Their clothes are understated and should never outshine the wearer with the belief that no garment is complete until someone wears it – until it belongs to someone. Garments are made to be used, to become worn, to acquire a patina and also to be repaired. Also the clothes suit different body shapes and are designed to be combinable. Although they are completely different, there is a clear line of thinking that links them. Swedish photographer Carl Bengtsson perfectly captured the spirit of the brand, his pictures are dreamy and daring, showing poetry and pensiveness with a precise eye for what’s trendy.nygardsannA few weeks ago nygårdsanna opened its online store and is finally available in Europe. To celebrate this opening the brand is offering an organic cotton bag for 5 of my readers. The paint print on the bag is showing an unshaped square with the text “you always fit in somewhere”, the device of Nygårds Anna. If you would like to get one of these beautiful bags, please leave a comment. The winner will be drawn on 31st March and notified by email. Also, nygårdsanna is offering a discount of 15% for one purchase at its online store until 31st March for My Black Book readers with the promo code “welcome“. Good luck !

Feb

13

{ cook & eat }

By Brit

Lovely ceramics to enjoy fantastic food.
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Ceramics from July Adrichem, Caroline Swift, Marité Acosta

Feb

4

{ fringed }

By Brit

Wonderful creme fringed creations with that cozy winter feeling.
fingedPhotos via Style Indicator

Jan

28

{ ceramics with wiggly drawings }

By Brit

I absolutely fell in love with the amazing ceramics of Brooklyn-based artist Paula Greif. Paula’s namesake ceramics line was conceived when the former art director decided to remake everything in her kitchen with her own hands – inspired by American stoneware bottles and Mexican folk pottery, each piece is unique and resonates with Paula’s tenacious and instinctual approach to creating.
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