Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snapshots from London

Just got back to London late last night. We had a great time overthere, despite having very limited time to walk around the city, taking care of/ keeping company to some elderly relatives. So we stayed mainly in beautiful Islington where we still encountered a few treasures such as these bird houses:

Also went to the recently opened sewing store / cafe Ray Stitch, ran by some ex Selvedge employees:

Couldn't resist these strips of woven fabric which are in fact selvedges from the weaving shop Wallace + Sewell:

I'll probably turn them into pillow covers at some point.

Also got this postcard to post in my studio:

Voila... on these words, heading back to the studio!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

A quick hello from Berlin where we are spending a few days in between two weekends in London. Funny to be in a place where you don't understand a word.. We havent found the alternative Berlin yet but are enjoying exploring the city, eating wurst and kraut, drinking gluhwein, walking around the various holiday markets and visiting a few museums (great Saraceno installation there

Really thankful for the opportunity to see this place... and for all the good things that have happened this year, big and small.. Hope you are all having a good thangsgiving! Thanks for visiting, as ever.

p.s.: free domestic shipping this weekend in the etsy store.

p.s.s.: and check all the great offers from other makers on Poppytalk Handmade there

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pod Brookline & Regine Ramseier Dandelion Installation

So many good things at once.. Last week I had the great suprise to be contacted by Julie of Pod, one of my top top top favorite shops EVER... to show her some of my leather accessories. If you ever come to the Boston area, you must pay her shop a visit, it's really one of the most pleasant shopping experience around. Be warned, you will be tempted to buy the store, from Fog Linen towels

to lavender filled kantha pillows

and now some Stitch and Tickle clutches which picture would go


if I hadn't forgotten the camera at the studio :(

To follow soon...

Well,  not only is the shop fabulous, but Julie also has a most inspiring blog where I found this other German artist, Regine Ramseier:

Yep... I can't tell you much more because I don't speak a word of German but you can see more images on Regine's website  here.. And while you are at it, check her whimsical  bra/bug installation there...

Less than a week til Berlin..

Monday, November 7, 2011

November already?

It seems this fall is just flying by and I haven't had much time to post or follow what's going on out there.

Since I last wrote, my sister came to visit from France for 10 days, we had our first snow storm while trees still have leaves, I went to a great opening at the ICA where my friend Niho Kozuru  had a piece included in their  75th anniversary show,

(note: the piece shown is actually not the one shown in the show but I don't have a good picutre of her work there but that should vouch for the quality of her work..)

 I moved my studio to a slightly larger one & one floor up (photos to follow as soon as I can move around..), and I added a few new items to the shop such as those:

I'm looking forward to be settled in my new space to focus on new groupings.

Oh, and here's some eye candy from yesterday's NY Times:

17th Century Tantric drawings

The book looks amazing -you can order it or see more drawings there.

Ok, gotta to go unpack my boxes.. have a good week everyone!

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