Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cool, but oriental

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The pictures above show a little restaurant, that is beautifully decorated. Whoever was the interior designer, had a great eye for the details. The black/white wallpaper gives an impression of the veiled ladies living in the past. There is not much color to discover. Every item is black or white, except of the mirrors (and I love the ones that are shapes as a tulip). When you enter this restaurant, you feel quite mystic due to the cool colors, but the flowers and plants add a hint of color into all this. What I also like, is the nice mixture of modern and oriental. I have to get back to that place as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A hidden eye-candy

I discovered this stunning arrangement in the window of a small and hidden antique shop while walking around. The first item that caught my eye was the caftan in this beautiful shade of rose. Normally, a caftan is much longer, but it seems that someone cut it to that length. Isn´t this fabric to die for? I fell in love with the embroidery and every single detail. As you can see, a pomegranate is used as decoration, too. In many cultures the pomegranate is a symbol for wealth, so this fruit appears in many old paintings for example. I would love to own a vintage caftan like this one, in exact the same pale shade.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sultan´s Dazzlelight

When I think about using bigger crystals for a necklace, I somehow think about wearing such a necklace for a dinner or a party. There is such a capturing sparkle, that crystals in that size don´t have to be colored in different shades. The cut of the crystals and the silver elements don´t need other accents, because they are eye-catching. I placed the necklace onto a silk in midnight blue to bring out their special cuts. Imagine wearing a dark dress and this dazzling necklace...only one piece of jewelry that completes the outfit.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Passion For Pomegranates

Being in Istanbul plus sunny weather gets me in perfect spring mood. There are many, many cafes where one can relax while sitting outside on the terrace and sip a hot or cold drink.
A fruit I can hardly resist is pomegranate. Besides being the absolute antioxidant fruit, it´s extremely refreshing and soo delicious. When I was a child, I loved eating the whole pomegranate, because it was like a game to pick out every single seed. I still enjoy eating a pomegranate the same way, but I also love to drink fresh pomegranate juice.
Isn´t the color just divine? Even looking at this glass of juice is very inspiring. Although it is still February, this hint of color lightened up my whole day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Interesting quote by P. Gauguin

There are thousands of carpet shops in Istanbul, and every single shop has its own flair. On the picture you can see a part of a door, that belongs to one of them. When I walked by that door, I read this interesting and inspiring quote. Paul Gauguin was a French painter, who used very intense colors. I just liked to share his quote with you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the way to Istanbul

Can´t stand the snow and the cold weather in Germany anymore, we had more than enough snow during this endless winter...
On board of Turkish Airlines I already feel like being in Istanbul and I am excited to be home again...
And here we have a yummy meal on board, of course I chose the filled eggplants...
Istanbul my love, I´m coming !!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Frosted earrings

As it´s still freezing cold outside, I would like to share these earrings with you, that I made a long time ago. They remind me of snow and ice, although the beads and crystals are not white. The big turquoise bead is a vintage glass bead, that has a characteristic frosted look. I think this frosted look matches the weather perfectly.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Time-out

I am very,very busy as I work full-time instead of part-time, so I will share new jewelry when I have a little time-out. But I can tell that I am working on stunning necklaces, that I´ll share when I am back from Istanbul.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Istanbul calling

In a few days I´ll leave to Istanbul and I like to share some impressions with you. Amazingly beautiful fabrics are waiting to be discovered. ..
I´ll take a look at very old caftans to figure out the elegance of the past...
Not to forget the delicious Turkish food, that is just mouthwatering...