It's about time for some new photoshoot styling ideas for small products like jewellery or cosmetics. But that's not all of course I took your emails to heart and some questions have been 'how do these props and sculpture solids handle light changes'; 'do I need to paint them to get different effects? but I don't want ruin them' and 'with what and how can I create a mood with these props?' ... read on
These are challenging times and I feel we all need a bit of self care to survive and maybe even live more.
Sounds very dramatic I know but in so many ways [coronavirus, self-isolation, pregnancy and my beloved micro business ...] I feel more and more stressed out. It's time to put the breaks on before it's too late. Self care is about maintaining and promoting wellbeing and overall health, but within that self care is restorative. It is deliberate. It is time for yourself to breathe. ... read on
Minimalism has become one of the most popular home design trends in recent years. And it is not hard to see why. In a life that is increasingly cluttered, creating a living space that is clean and relaxing is becoming more appealing to more and more people. Being a minimalist doesn’t have to cost much, it is simply a mindset as we showed in my post on ‘5 Tips on Spring Cleaning With Minimalism in Mind’. That being said there are changes that you can make to a room from simple adjustments to more expensive renovations that will create the perfect minimalist space. In this post we will focus on revamping the room that is used the most and also gets cluttered the easiest. The bathroom. ... read on
The Easter holidays are about a month away but if you are as busy as I am you will need a bit of time for planning and doing.
I have found 3 intriguing monochrome Easter egg decorating DIY ideas for us. Especially if you are not one for big gifts at this time of the year, a little bit of crafting and a nice table setting will make the difference. Let's get in the mood for Easter!
Amazing customers and a designer-maker who is overjoyed by wonderful ideas on how to work, style and live with individually handcrafted concrete sculptures. When I craft my design I always feel joy and once it is being finished with sanding and the last touch brushing of the dust I feel a bit proud. Of course I hope someone will love the piece I just finished as much as I do. So I guess you can imagine how I am bursting for happiness when I find social media shares, reviews with images or ongoing product captures with my pieces in it.
Thank you all this is so amazing of you! ... read on
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The new one to the crew! Some of you may know that I enjoy a huge morning coffee while starting my daily workload. Often the combination is watering plants, wrapping creations and plants, talking to all of them along the way while having coffee and just recently I confessed to you that I have been called 'plant lady' so I guess no wonder this kit had to come sooner rather than later. haha
It's a bit of fun and quite a chunky piece with the added twist that you can plant the cactus yourself while everything you need is provided. A perfect gift right?! Each concrete coffee glass will be unique and if you like to print a name or quote on it just get in touch as always!
However, I have received a couple of emails about how this set works and if it is truly easy as many of you think they are not blessed with a green thumb ... read on
After my last DIY Macramé to hang your geometric concrete vessel I received so much amazing feedback - thank you! and a lovely comment requesting one without the tassel. You are absolutely right, the tassel is an additional eye-catcher which could take away from the geometric vessel or plant. It took me a moment to find a way but here we go ... read on
I have proudly collected some inspiration for editorial jewellery and product photography by wonderful creatives who choose to style their photoshoot with my concrete sculpture solids. Photographing your product is always a challenge, perfect light, perfect setup, well perfect everything some people say and there is most likely a good reason why one can specialise in product as well as in jewellery photography. But if you are a little like me, you admire and have to get on with it yourself ... read on
Macramé hanging planters are everywhere and why not?!? They are beauties, space saving while giving a delightful happiness to the place where they have been hung. So while organising my own display I decided why not give it a try but of course not without showing you how I did my mini tassel Macramé variation ... read on
I am not sure if one has ever a right to brag like this but I am just so proud. So many of you have chosen to buy my creations, decided to shop small and support someone working independently as a designer-maker. It means so much to me to be able to be creative every day and I have received so many wonderful reviews for my works throughout my three online stores and especially for this concrete modular sculpture and the single icosahedron concrete sculpture solid that it feels like a brag worthy 5-star buy. After all my lovely customers and clients have been the judge ... read on
Happy news for a Monday, I have finished three new designs just in time for Christmas in July, back to school or just the mid year change things up moment. The first one is the one to the left, which I lovingly call 'cloud tray'. I worked on the design for quite some time as I wanted it to have a softly textured surface and a minimal dip as well as the cloud uniqueness while staying cohesive within the design. They feel very hygge, minimal ... read on
Today I am sharing a wonderful Adirondack inspired garden chair tutorial with you. Don't you just love a good summer DIY!
Well, who doesn't and it is such a good one. I love to keep our garden as natural and bee friendly as possible. After all it is only a weed if you think the plant is out of place. My most favourite outdoor plants are daisies and lavender. The scent is ... read on
Concrete is a wonderful versatile material to work with. What concrete is, how to get started to work with it and what tools to use, here are the basic tips and tricks as well as answers to your most asked questions since I started my DIY's ... read on
It was an exciting moment when I received the request to design and finish a modern concrete jewellery or ring box. It is so adventurous to explore different shapes and sizes, the thought of knowing this box will be used to present an engagement ring or heirloom jewellery as well as of course meet my clients needs and vision.
The bespoke design process itself started off with ... read on
Sustainability in my work is something I have been very conscious about from the beginning but this is not as easy as you might think as an artist who has chosen concrete to be her crafting material.
But first things first, all stationery products are made from 100% recycled paper and card stock. They are also printed with eco-friendly inks locally in the UK.
My art prints however are printed on archival photo paper to provide lasting photographic work. Framing options provided by myself as well as my chosen partner ... read on
Here we go again, anyone else having an ABBA day?! No, just me, ok! At the end of February I posted my first coaster Diy, the hexagon shape, and I was excited to receive your emails and feedback. It was just lovely to receive that request for another design to mix things up as well as the note if I could make it even clearer how I mean the 'air needs to get between concrete solid and mould' during the release process. So here we go, drumroll please!, welcome the rhombus design to craft another modern coaster! ... read on
It certainly feels like spring outside. The first soft pastel blossoms are around and I am getting all excited about Easter this year. I am not usually the one to do so but this years Easter nest DIY got me decorating all over the place. In many ways the whole table centrepiece started with the concrete hay nest and evolved to adding branches, eggs, candle holders, diamond ornaments, hay and party favours. Since our table is white I went for a clean setting without tablecloth, however white linen napkins add a useful soft touch. I am rather pleased with the soft almost fragile modern feel considering that rather hard objects made from concrete are centre stage. It feels very laid back and raw not to say minimal by all playfulness. ... read on
Just a few weeks to go until Easter and if you are a little like me you want to surprise! I am so happy to say that I finished some new designs for us to share and feel inspired by. I was thinking of people for whom it is hard to shop for, for people you want to give something unique, yet not too big, the plant lover or modern design fan. Well, you will be the judge! ... read on!
An Easter nest DIY made of concrete and hay or straw the perfect modern and crafty decor accent for the in- and outside. What can I say, it's an incredible fun to form these nests / bowls / planters by hand and just about right to enjoy with friends and family! .. read on
Based on the meteorological calendar Spring is here and I feel a bit of Spring cleaning with minimalism in mind could just be the thing. I personally can't decide between Spring and Autumn, I love them both, the life in the changes, the colours and light at those times. Anyway, I think it is the change which is giving me energy and inspiration to move and change as well. It is not that I think I own clutter or would ever have a problem with throwing stuff out, nope not me, I always feel refreshed after a good old clean and clear. Maybe, I am still too German, haha. ... read on
There is no rush or anything but I just found it so fitting to have a first exciting tease for easter on my blog today. After all it is already the last day of February and Easter is in about 6 weeks. I just think it is the right opportunity to start decorating and styling and charge the creative batteries for the Easter festivities ahead with happy bunny mood, haha!
Spring is almost here and with it my desire to refresh and restyle my home. I hope I am not alone but I just fancy that fresh breeze, the soft spring sunshine and hope to catch it inside. I never really use coasters, no expensive furniture here, but my friend asked me about it and so did my mom and I just thought why not. I mean, they can be used in so many ways anyway, so here we go ... let us craft modern concrete hexagon coasters together!
Exciting news my first brand new designs for 2019 entered my shop! And what can I say it is not just one but two heavily geometric designs to grow our much loved modular concrete display and photo props options - fabulous!
Hello, I am Antje the designer-maker and blogger for PASiNGA. I blog about the things I do and are most inspired by. Sometimes I have the pleasure to work with or be sponsored by other artists and designers as well as that guest blogger Heidi writes for us. More about me can you find out here! Always feel welcome to browse my latest posts on the left and below but also within the categories when you open the blog tap above! Enjoy and creative happiness!
It is about time, I know time goes by way too fast but at long last I put together my first proper concrete diy instructions for you guys!
Since you love Air Plants as much as I do, I thought it would be good to start with a concrete diy which combines the love for concrete, copper and Air Plants which can be decorated all year around. Not to worry I got more diy's coming up for the holiday season, yeah!
Today, I have prepared instructions for you to not just create one style but three. ... read on
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If you are a bit like me you like things being organised but love magazines and books too. I mean they are everywhere and I often feel inspired by books or magazines. So I decided to mix things up and found that this concrete & twine book / magazine wall display changed the feel of the room instantly. This DIY is so easy that I am going to keep the 'how to' very short. ... read on
Thank you so much for all you kind notes on social media, your comments and requests in regards to more ideas and maybe with a background and so on. Here we go, your wish was my exciting command and I photographed my latest batch of modular geometric concrete blocks in multiple ways to inspire.
But enough let's get right to it, shall we?! ... read on
Air Plant Quick Tip
The Summer holidays have been amazing, right?! In London the sun was bright and hot, inviting to relax in long summer evenings. Point being, I did not water my Air Plants regularly and they are showing it - so how to revive them?!
Summer sick Air Plants are plants who show signs of dry leaf tips or even whole dry leaves like shown in the picture row below. Your plant just had enough and will appreciate the following. ... read on
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By Guest Blogger Heidi
Since I visited some of his buildings in and around Chicago a couple of years ago I am especially touched by the Robie House in Chicago’s Oak Park. It’s horizontal emphasis, use of materials and custom design ‘from tip to toe’ make it something very special. The main space is one open plan living area which was revolutionary at the time and Wright applied his previously established principle of using screens. ... read on
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