Sunday, 21 March 2010
Designer Thomas Schwender's Tom Shot boutiques in Mitte and Prenzlauerberg are treasure troves of contemporary jewellery made from materials sourced in Germany, France and Italy. His handmade, small run collections feature accessories made with those looking for something innovative, beautiful and original in mind.
Yesterday my dear friend Csaba was visiting Berlin for his work and we met up with him at this charming café and bistro 1900, around the corner from Savignyplatz in Charlottenburg. It is decked out with homely, country style decorations and there were generous bunches of fresh roses or tulips on the tables which instantly spoke to my heart.
They cater for parties, and also provide free W-Lan access, so you can lazily sip tea or coffee and work away as if you were visiting a friend at home.
Knesebeck Straße 76, 10623 Berlin
030 8871 5871
Today I met a gorgeous British girl who goes by the name Ruby Rouge. She was teaching me and another lovely artist Leena how to make our first feather fascinator. Ruby had a very successful London business for Burlesque accessories and has now relocated to Berlin to pursue other creative interests. We had great fun rummaging in her vast treasure box to create a little bit of fantasy, me for my upcoming wedding and Leena for use in her painting work.
Next on the list is how to make Nippel Tassels!
Friday, 12 March 2010
My longtime friend Prue Murphy has finally launched her website - hooray! Lovely to see her work all in one place. Over the early years I assisted with her work often and performed with her in The Love Nest. And my French father (above) also makes an appearance, along with her own father, in her Male Grooming series - bless them.
I am loving her recent work for all those closet and not-so-closet (like me) LEGO fans!
Bravo girl, good to see your work up and about.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
My friend Liz Ham in Sydney and I are two of many contributors to the new issue of sexy Sang Bleu magazine. Look out for all of me somewhere in the 600 page tome of delights... I am looking forward to seeing it very soooooon...