Friday, October 30, 2009

Ancient Ikat

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Ikat fabrics are woven by hand and are very precious and unique. They typically have a graphic pattern and mostly attract by their powerful colors. In this shop I have seen beautiful silk and cotton ikat fabrics, which can be used to accessorize with or to decorate one´s home. Ikat is becoming more and more popular these days, because they are both ancient and modern. Feel free to let a breeze of history into your home...

Friday, October 23, 2009

More suzani pillows...

I should say "Welcome to the world of pillows", because those ones look extremely inviting, don´t they? This shop was one of my highlights, just look at those patterns, colors and the variety. It´s hard to make a choice. In this shop I have seen so many suzanis, I can´t even tell and they sell even beautiful vintage caftans.
If you love suzanis, you can imagine that the pillows are unique (mostly made of vintage suzanis) and their colors are really powerful. Wouldn´t it be great to add some rustic touch to your home by decorating with one or more of those wonderful suzani pillows?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Bahraini Diva


Everyone who is interested in interior design, art and cats (yes, cats) please follow the blog of my lovely friend Maha. She is a freelance interior designer located in Bahrain and shares beautiful findings with her readers. I love her "Awww of the week", the cutest photos of cats, she posts on Fridays. Maha recently opened a concept store with two of her friends in Bahrain, where she also offers her own designs. I had the privilege of meeting her in Istanbul and we had such a great time together. She is such an inspiring person and has that certain sense of humor, that I like very much.
P.S.: *KRB* GF ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sultan´s Charming Cream

Here we have an elegant necklace, that I made using Austrian crystals, freshwater pearls and a vintage silver tassel. The shades of the beads and crystals are in perfect harmony and even matches a bridal gown.
I love using different materials and combine them to something unique and special. Sultan´s Charming Cream is a piece of jewellery, that one can use for many years...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Suzani pillows

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If you love the combination of modern and history you truly will love those suzani pillows. Mostly made of old suzanis, the pillows are real eye-candies. Look how the strong colors seem to tell stories. Imagine placing them onto your couch to accessorize and how you will love to be surrounded by them...In my opinion these suzani pillows are rustic but elegant and will certainly be an attraction in every home.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Sunday !

As it´s Sunday, it is time to relax and calm down, especially if you had a long and hard week of work. I enjoy taking a little timeout and sipping my steaming hot Turkish coffee. Wishing all of you a wonderful day with the ones you love !!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New ceramic bowls

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I wanted to share these wonderful bowls with you. When I was looking for some new ceramic bowls for my friend, I saw these ones and had to buy them. Somehow they caught my eye and I liked them the second I discovered them (hidden between dozens of other ones and each one wrapped in newspaper!)...Did you notice the lovely tulips in the middle? I love to see them in different varieties, but always matching each other. So you can easily buy 5 different bowls, that will be in perfect harmony. The earrings you can see are ones I made using Austrian crystals and copper. They capture the light and have the same shade of red as the bowls.

Monday, October 12, 2009

World of ceramics

If you like ceramics you have to go and see the ones in Istanbul!! Whatever you are looking for, may it be a bowl, a plate or a vase, there is such a variety of colors. The trend color for this season is turquoise as you can see on the picture. And those are even more beautiful than on this picture. Every item has its own pattern and is unique, because they are all handmade.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Good morning from Istanbul

Merhaba and good morning from Istanbul!!! As you can see, I had a delicious breakfast and a fantastic view over the sea. Can you hear the seagulls scream? They fly around and are everywhere and they love to get some fresh bread, but they don´t have a chance he he he...
Happy Sunday !

Friday, October 9, 2009

Impressions

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Here are some impressions from Istanbul. I discovered stunning shops with amazing fabrics, rugs, ceramics and antiques. There is more to come, so if you like ikat or suzanis you will be smitten...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Destination---> Istanbul

I´ll be leaving soon for Istanbul and will be back soon with new inspirations... What will I find? Where will I go? I will let you know in a few days ;)