If you are little like me you will feel happier with pops of green around you. I am a huge fan of Air Plants and prefer succulents and cacti to most plants but I think it doesn't matter which type of plant you are into - we all like to nicely display our beauties, right?! Here is a collection of display options I have recently been inspired by. I like the idea of a jungle wall like the one on the left but feel even more drawn to the discipline of the display above. Well, below is how my shelve looks today but I think I am ready to mix it up a little.
I think I have to work on more hanging Air Plant holders as the ones above are really intriguing and maybe I will add some copper 'bling' vessels to my display as well. I guess you will know
soon, as I am sure, I will at least manage to post snappies on Instagram.
Cheers to our little indoor jungles,
It is always good to wear a smile - let's make todays smile contagious! Happy Happiness Day!
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. Rather than creating a space as a box with walls all partitions are architectural features like the large fire place in the centre of the space. This way Wright achieved the "destruction of the box" and noted "now architecture could be free".
Wright designed numerous houses over his lifetime, first responsible for all residential commissions at Adler and Sullivan and from 1893 with his own firm. All of them applied or developed in one way or the other the above principles and were designed with the Midwest prairie around Chicago in mind. Influenced by his early childhood years which he spent working on his uncles farm in southwestern Wisconsin Wright developed a deep love and respect for nature. In his opinion all buildings should be connected to the earth and grow out of the ground using gently sloped roofs and horizontal planes. This also felt most appropriate for the beautiful landscape surrounding the buildings while his designs raised the ground floor level slightly to improve the view out into the prairie.
A little insight into the thinking of the big master...
See you soon for part two!
Hello - my name is Heidi Mergl, I am a London based Architect and I am a guest blogger for pasinga.com. Antje and I go way back and we share my interest for modern design and architecture. We often feel inspired by the same things and we hope to inspire you too.
7- maybe 8 - spaces that are looking pretty good with a touch of blush. Soft or dusty pinks as well as copper tones are on trend but no wonder look at these places how welcoming and fresh they are. From chair to rug, paint or brick wall it is an easy add and a delightful hue to lift the spirits for Spring.
Do you have a favourite? - I like, when it is just touches and accessories, easy to change and offering endless options.
... Do[n't] go overboard .... !?!
From Dark Grey To Black ...
Loving the contrast and how easily eye-catching highlights are being created. I think it doesn't matter which style of artwork you add, it always looks elegant, calm and sophisticated. Personally I am preferring a chalkboard or dark blue black but I am not decided yet. Anyways, just daydreaming of a new studio / workshop space to display my work in different ways.
So calm and so inviting to relax and breathe - cozy greys.
It doesn't matter which shade is for you as the calmness of grey always compliments your lifestyle. To me a dark grey is the best fit for spaces to rest and cuddle up and a lighter shade works better for a living or dining room. Mmhhhh well, I am in love with everything grey scale, it's timeless, elegant, simply beautiful but I guess, and since you know my work, you knew that already.
Anyhow, I can imagine it to complement a gallery wall of monochrome art prints as well [uuhhh - I think a new gallery wall post just came up] or to help a room with bright and colorful
treasures to calm down.
Magical grey inspirations,
When I look outside I see the leaves still turning into lovely brown and golden colors. Only from time to time there is a proper fresh winter breeze but I feel Christmas is coming and the
cravings for hot cocoa and chocolate cake are bang on time. You know what I mean - don't you?! So it is no surprise that I feel drawn to and inspired by the pallet of dark to golden brown colors
Joyful inspiring Friday lovelies and I hope this warm 'wintery' feeling is contagious,
Time to dream - Halloween has gone by, the first lights for Thanksgiving and Christmas appear here and there and Bonfire Night is coming up this weekend. Altogether, the warm green and brown
colors outside as well as the shiny golden lights invite to relax, make notes, sketches or to read.
Happy day and inspirational dreams lovelies,
This collection is curated with images found
via Pinterest and PASiNGA.
Find all images on my pin board and
the Mix it! Concrete Copper Air Plant /Tealight Holder Cups are available on this
Autumn is finally here and everything feels cosier, chocolate tastes better and the early evening candle light is a joy for my soul. Yes, that’s right I don’t have a fireplace but a girl can dream, right?! Anyway since candles are my thing right now I created new concrete shapes to hold all
sorts of candles and most of them double as Air Plant holder as well, happy browsing!
I am looking forward to a Saturday full of work and a Sunday afternoon with my family. Happy weekend lovelies, see you,
Summer time is the time to design and craft new things, test new combinations and find inspiration. I'm drawn back to one of my first concrete designs as well as to
one of my new greeting cards. Not sure what it is but something about the contrast, the difference between or the possible combination of them that inspires me for more. So more is to come and
the preparation for TENT will begin this weekend - Excited!!
I hope to welcome you to my journey!
A creative day lovelies,
It has been such a crazy, exciting as well as feel good exhausting week that this typographic print spoke to me this morning like no other. I look forward to some rest at home, homemade frozen yogurt and some inspirational work.
I will be posting more about the things coming up and the things I worked on this week soon but for now let's enjoy a peaceful and restful weekend together.
Lot's of love,
The combination or contrast of black and white can be dynamic and powerful as well as calming. I am not sure what it is but the elegant monochrome shades of black and white fascinate me not only
in design, home decor and fashion but in life general. May this board inspire and reflect,
Lot's of love,
It was an exciting 2nd day at the biennale. As you may know the main topic is how to cope with refugees as well as to make cities more flexible and therefore architecture and design. In my humble opinion there are only few really good starting points like giving people first of all a roof (Finland). It is basically the idea to provide a proper pitched roof structure for people rather than a tent and the other floors of the house are being built once the refugee feels to be at home. Others create opportunities by building a 'basic house structure' and the new owners fill it up, design and build the rest to their liking, .... One last interesting idea which stuck with me, maybe because I am an artist, is from Japan. Imagine a cube like house, each corner has private rooms for at least a student but can be for a whole family. In the centre of the building at ground floor level is a common ground, community area if you like, to meet, explore and adventure together.
Well, from regeneration of the traditional to new ideas only time will tell if any of these, or maybe all of them together, can make the difference.
Enjoy the snappies and have a great Sunday.
See you back from London, Tuesday will be all back to normal!
Just a short train ride from Venice to Vicenza and my first Italian ice cream of the day is all it takes to follow the path of Andrea Palladio.
Heading into the town centre first to see the Basilica Palladium and a couple of other civic and private buildings by the same architect on the way. Impressive structures, artful solutions to problems of past times and local street artists create an impressive atmosphere.
So what a perfect opportunity for a cup of coffee and a break in the shadow of the basilica watching people passing by and admiring the architecture.
In the afternoon the highlight of the day - taking the local bus to the outskirts of Vicenza to visit the architect's most famous building. The Villa Capra, also known as La Rotonda, is standing tall above its surrounds in a shear simply and perfect symmetry.
It is breathtaking, the details and thoughtfulness, from the outside to the inside and back, a perfect harmony of leading lines and angles.
Well, as you maybe can imagine I would love to share photos however where ever we went we have been asked not to.
I will respect their wishes as I admire what they are trying go protect and instead invite you to make the trip and enjoy it with ice cream or without by yourself.
But now it's time to get started, 'arsenale' is waiting, sun is up and waiting for us to join the fun.
See you soon
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Welcome to Venice in Italy where every other year architects from all over the world gather to exhibit theme specific works. This year's exhibition is curated by Alejandro Aravena under the title reporting from the front looking at some of the key challenges our society is faced today and how these can, at least partially, be addressed by architecture - housing, migration, recycling ... but that's it for now. More to follow in the coming days.
After a wonderful long breakfast and writing this post we are on our way to the one and only train station in Venice. If wifi is a available I will be sharing live from Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza. In any case have an amazing day and I will see you tomorrow, breakfast time, for my next post!
Our long bank holiday weekend is coming up and I will use the time not only to finish open orders and answer request but also to prepare my short trip to Venice, Italy.
The Biennale of Art and Architecture is taking place and I hope to visit Villa La Rotonda as well.
I can't wait to take it all in, feel the creativity, the energy and breath in the salty air while enjoying wonderful Italian ice cream.
I will be sharing some of the things I see and feel inspired by here and on Instagram!
Meanwhile in the Studio
The studio will be answered for mail and similar by my dear friend Andrea.
However emails and requests will be forwarded to me. Therefore please allow 48 hours for me to respond.
Charming, isn't it?!
... an instant feeling of home, embraced like a hug, through warm inviting natural materials, colors, vintage finds and playful modern concrete vessels.
Lot's of love,
Green is a happy, hopeful color but add the twist and warmth of copper or rose gold, it's magic ....
... pure elegance and glamour.
Lot's of love,
April is working hard to feature all the weather changes you could ask for. It is still cold outside
but it is the end of April and everything inside me wants to feel, see and taste spring ....
... so here we go. Fragile flowers, soft pastels of rose and grey combined with a warm touch of copper and wood. Delightful minimal lines and whites clear the mind
Lot's of love,
The greys of the fog, the industrial beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge and the salty air
... it was pure and magical day.
Keep on dreaming, remembering and creating,
My trip to New York during Spring last year ...
... was the inspiration for this visual board. Not only were we lucky enough to have blue skies and sunshine but the city itself offered this pigeon blue note
within the streets and stunning glass facades. Well not to mention the fashion sense all around us ...
Lot's of love and a blue sky for the weekend,
The first proper holiday weekend of the year ....
... and to me it calls for a beach visit, lovely little gifts, an ice cream or two and of course eggs in what ever way you like it!
Lot's of love and peaceful Easter Holidays,
Soft pastels, watery hints of life and new beginnings ....
... it's time to wander, take deep breaths of fresh spring air, look out for the first beautiful signs of spring and of course Easter will be coming up soon!
Lot's of love and a bright magical day,
A strong and bold contrast ....
... organic beautiful soft lines of plants and trees, copied in fashion and illustrated with stationery. Dream up your next adventure, and don't forget to be wild
Lot's of love,
Just A Hint ....
of mint, of green, of spring. A peek around the corner, a little adventure, finding the new, exploring the wild, finding the beauty, mixing vintage with the less,
just a gentle touch, seeking inspiration .....
I am sharing today my absolutely well kept secret with you
- I Love Monochrome!
Okay, not really a secret but truly my passion and how I would like the world around me to be.
Let's adore the contrast and dynamic together!
Lot's of Inspiration,
Well Lovelies - the day is here to be lovely!
As you may guess I am not really a fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love my partner very much but I rather do that with everything I got everyday.
Anyways, it is what it is, so here it is - my very pink Valentine's Day impression. After all it seems to be the day for red and pink, isn't it?! Okay, okay I will stop now, enjoy and ...
Lot's of Love,
Indeed - Good Day Lovelies!
February is here and the first flowers and green leaves starting to show themselves. Although spring sunshine still feels a bit like a dream as it is rainy and stormy right now, I am sure it will arrive. Until then, visual boards, friendly greetings and happy lifestyle accessories will provide inspiration.
Lot's of Love,
[ Breathe ]
As you may know, due to my other social media posts, I have been struck by a bad cold this week. No need to worry - I am alive!
Although a bit slower than usual and now in need to catch up with a lot of things, it gave me at the same time the inspiration for this visual collection.
I hope you feel calm and relaxed already.
I just felt like gold after this exciting week. I got lots of inspirational input from other artists, worked on new designs, finished custom pieces and had most of
the time black hands. Loving black pigments and all the shades of grey coming with it! So here we go.
... and it's all ours!
2016 is here and I will try to make it my own with cozy linen chic and minimalist design.
I am planning to do 'less is more' with the right not only privately but with my website, designs and custom work too.
My personal soul goal for 2016 is to take half an hour everyday to just breath and to think my own thoughts, to allow myself to be.
It sounds so easy and is so hard for me as I am usually doing one thing while thinking of the next three. Well, wish me luck and I wish you the same for all your new year goals!
Be inspired and lots of love!
The waiting is almost over - Christmas and the Holidays are here.
This is my mood board to capture the spirit of this season - imaginative wrapping ideas, a minimalist countdown calendar, a stylish tree and some charming candle light.
I hope you enjoyed my little Blog Advent Calendar and are in a jolly merry mood. I can't wait to welcome you for my New Year's post but for now let me just say - thank you to all of you and I wish you and your families a Merry and Bright Christmas!
Lots of love,
The autumn leaves, Thanksgiving and the hint of Christmas in the air are literally asking for warm cozy colours
I just love the bright natural appearance of copper, adding precious details into our everyday lives.
This metal has a powerful finish and creates a wonderful mood when displayed with the beautiful shades of natural concrete greys and fresh greens.
Lots of love and a happy Thanksgiving weekend,
... and to finally start thinking about those holiday decorations.
Here are some of my minimalist favorites. What do you fancy?
Oh I can't wait to put my feet up, have a wonderful white cream topped coffee and enjoy the glistening lights.
Lots of love,
Colourful Autumn ... of a different kind
Soak up those beautiful rays of autumn sunshine and enjoy some crisp and sweet fruits to make this time of the year simply fabulous.
Have a great weekend all!
Lots of love,
In love with white.
It's minimal, bright and like a breath of air.
Add a few shades of concrete grey, allow the sunshine to work its magic and fall in love with calm and clean, nevertheless cheeky lines.
Have a fab day and lot's of love,
As you know I am from Germany and this has not been a Holiday to celebrate in my childhood this celebration is still a bit odd to me. But who doesn't like a good dress up and I am always happy to decorate my home. No reason too little to get that started - so here are my simple black inspirations for this spooky black orange weekend.
Fresh and Bright ...
beautiful lines of nature and geometry.
Sophisticated, elegant yet joyfully playful.
Can't help it, this combination makes me smile.
Lots of love and a wonderful day!
It starts to be icy outside ...
the dark grey and blue tones are more present and create at times, sometimes only for minutes, a wonderful display.
Lots of love and don't miss my give
Peach, Pink, Copper and Sandy Concrete
Autumn is here and the people are starting to talk Christmas already. Well, I am not really there yet but I enjoy the change of colours, the pastel shades nature creates on a foggy morning and the fresh breeze of cold air.
I hope you feel inspired as well,
lots of love,
A Friday calling for wild things. Lot's to do and very excited as many new and thrilling things are happening. More soon,
for now - let's dance wild and be happy
Lots of love,
Home making is in the detail of things.
Isn't it? Warm 'woody' colours to celebrate autumn and a fresh hint of pink to lighten the mood this time of the year can't go wrong. Of course feel free to change colour. I think a bright green or yellow would work well too, don't you?
Be inspired, lots of love,
It's about 6 a.m. in London. I have got my windows wide open and I can
smell the wonderful fresh autumn air. Wet leaves, some last flowers and a bit of beautiful morning sunshine. You know the golden glow which inspired me to this collection.
Enjoy your coffee and have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend!
Loving the 'GO' sign, it's not just enormous and has this
industrial chic but it also pushes me to go on in a positive way. I think it would be perfect for those nights - you know when you are working and motivation and coffee are running
I am always in love with the sensational harmony wood, metal and concrete create especially if vintage, up-cycled pieces and new modern design come together.
Well can I say it one last time 'love' it!
Be inspired, I want my studio to look like this, perhaps one day,
lots of love,
Grey + Copper!
Together a sensational sight - well at least I can't keep my eyes of this combination.
So I couldn't resist but to work on a combination of playful geometric concrete shapes complimenting the warm and shiny copper.
The new design is the newbie this week and received a wonderful welcome by you guys. Thank You!
Be inspired, lots of love,
It's been a while since my last post and I have to apologize for putting it off.
My Holidays have been amazing and I had the great fortune to get back and wonderful customers have been waiting for me to fulfill their kind orders.
THANK YOU! You are amazing!
Today is the day - I am back on track. All orders have been shipped, my shops are open and I will be sharing, as usually, on all social media channels :D
Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend,
Over centuries London’s Skyline was dominated by church spires and in particular St. Paul's Cathedral. However since the lifting of height restrictions in the 1960 a number of high rise developments have been realised across the city. Some of the first most notable ones are the Centre Point and Tower 42 followed by a number of towers in the docklands. 30 St Mary Axe – commonly referred to as the gherkin – is a globally well-known high rise development which – as you can see – is risking to drop out of the top ten tallest buildings in London soon.
The text and graphic have been provided by our Guest Blogger Heidi.
We are looking forward to your comments and next visit.
Woke up this morning and all I wanted was a large dark chocolate coffee - I know right. Well no surprise that as I was enjoying it these images 'spoke' to me and I had to create this collection.
Put together - I love the geometric lines, the natural twist, the colors and mood. May you enjoy it as much as I do,
wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend dears,
It was an exciting week with lots of wonderful orders and custom requests. As I was creating and making my thought circled with ideas. To sort them I started to sketch and fold shapes however it all came together as I was pining pins with this quote. My Vision + Goal!
Thanks for stopping by, blissful weekend
Wonderful fresh and happy shades of green and yellow - Tadahhh it's Spring!
I can't wait somehow I am already in spring cleaning mood, want to plant things and love the morning sun. At the moment I could not say that these colors dominate my room however a hint here or there always make me smile.
Lots of inspiration, happy weekend
'Make More Adventures'
Yes please and as the weekend is coming up I think it's time to take out my camera and sketchbook, meet with friends and be inspired.
At the moment my inspirational colors and materials are copper, brown, steel and concrete as well as, of course, black and white. But the most interesting is the playfulness of the materials, be it with light and the surroundings or the forms it allows you to mold or bend it into.
I hope the finds above inspire your too and I wish you an uplifting creative weekend,
P.S. The 'Make More Adventure' banner is a lovely DIY by breathehappiness.co.uk
Almost monochrome yet hints of red/rose or green make it feel lively, inviting, smart and warm.
The wonderful thing about grey shades and black is that you can mix it with everything. If you take out the pastels and ad a bold yellow or blue it will make your room pop for the summer. Once winter is back you can change the atmosphere by bringing in a more decent color pallet like the one above. Always unique, always trendy - what do you think?
Well the first working week of January 2015 is almost over and we are counting day 9 of the new year.
To describe my mood I would use the images above and the words 'exciting and fresh'.
I can only speak for myself but I find my creativity energized. It's a new year and in many ways it's a fresh start. Nature is starting, new projects beginning to take shape and yes a few new goals are set.
Thanks for stopping by, happy January and a wonderful weekend,
All images used for this moodboard can be found, with sources + links, on my Pinterest board 'Moodboard Pins'
Christmas is around the corner and I am excited.
I can wrap the first gifts and I think I found with these inspirations above my dinner table decor. I am going to keep it all warm, natural and simple. I will have some concrete solids on the table carrying candles for the cozy atmosphere. With the baking my friends have to help [I really can't bake] but I asked for loads of chocolate - you know me. What are your plans?
Lot's of Love,
It isn't a secret that wonderful greys and whites work well with warm brown shades like copper. Therefore I couldn't resist to bring both colors together with a minimal industrial twist. I think
both, concrete as well as copper, are very modern, rough and industrial on their own but together they somehow give a fresh cozy feeling. What do you think, I look forward to your comments.
All the best and a wonderful day,
What a fantastic day - isn't it? It's Friday and a bit of spooky fun with lots of sweets is coming up.
HaHaHa [think of a dark voice]
all images used for this moodboard can be found, with sources + links, on my Pinterest board 'Moodboard Pins' and the rest is done by me. x
A warm and cheerful bright autumn has arrived in London.
I wish you the same joy of warm and bright colours with a hint of comfort food.
Cheers it's Friday - enjoy the day and be inspired by freshness and elegance
I can't help it - this week was just so exciting, stressful and full of mind blowing news that I am really looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
I am going to enjoy all the beautiful simple things in life.
What are you planning to do?
Chocolate and Hugs - to me the start of a perfect weekend.
I am enjoying the calm mood and the cozy warmth of this mix.
Hope you do too - wonderful weekend and hugs for everyone!
Thanks for stopping by
I am so looking forward to this day and who wouldn't?!
Art and good food topped with a bit of interior design. Oi, I can't wait to eat fresh warm pancakes :D
It's Friday - Smile
I just love the happy creative vibe of these images.
Wish you a fantastic weekend with big joyful smiles,
let's have a joyful creative day.
Will be most likely looking like him when I take some product photos today well just with a different, from this century, camera.
Well let's see how everything goes, see you!
Timeless / Classic / Black and White / VOGUE
Do I need to say more?
Wonderful Friday and a joyful weekend!
December 1936 -
Enjoy the view of the Hudson River from the New York tower to the George Washington Bride
I am sorry I could not find a photographer. If you know please post a comment. Thanks!
Don't you just have to love him?!
Well I do and I enjoy his sense of style, color and decor as well as the Sunday breakfrast treat.
Joyful Friday and a Happy Weekend!
After a big refreshing thunderstorm last night it's sunny again and a beautiful day is waiting to be enjoyed. 'Let's make today count you will never get it back' was the matching quote to what I
was thinking as I got up in the morning ...
Wonderful Friday and a Happy Weekend!
I am sure we all have seen mix and match dining.
It looks great and offers endless possibilities between mixing colors, sizes, styles, textures, etc, to make your mark.
In many cases it's also a very budget friendly option, because you can use either dated or random chairs you have around to create a look.
Since we just can't order set up from the store here are some tips and tricks.
Using the same chair but in different colours [see above] is probably the easiest way to have consistency with the shapes, materials, and styles, and you get to experiment with the color palette.
A budget friendly option is to find random chairs that you like and then paint them all white or black (or really any color you like) to create a random but uniform look.
<<< The image on the left shows a bit of a mix of those two. Just two chair design, one is left to be and the wood chairs are painted in different bright colors which makes it happy and a bit harder to spot that it is the same chair. Love it!
Another budget friendly tip if you want color but don't want to go totally crazy is to round up some chairs and paint them in the same color family.
If color isn't your thing but you want the eclectic dining look, stick with neutrals. White, black, metals and woods are a good idea either on their own or mixed together.
If you're up for a little DIY, you can make your dining chairs either similar or different by changing the upholstery on the seat. You can take a matching set and make each seat different, or you can take some mismatched chairs and use the same fabric to tie them together. This can also be a budget friendly way to update an outdated set.
And of course, there is the very common and much loved totally random way of styling a mixed dining set.
Good luck and happy mixing - let's find the magic!
... isn't that a happy colour? I just felt like this is all 'shouting' for a great time. Having a party, being creative maybe jumping through a puddle or two ...
Can't wait for the weekend to get started, well okay I can do one better I will do all these things during the week as well :D
All the best
isn't this stunning - I can't wait to go there one day.
Today is my desk day so you can imagine what I enjoy - therefore is best to enjoy the view from the Empire State Building  while I am having my morning coffee.
Hope you enjoy it with me, have a wonderful Wednesday!
Leave a comment - maybe about the view you enjoying today or would love to?!