Earlier this year Malte and I attended the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, a sustainable fashion and lifestyle trade show hosted at Kraftwerk, a beautiful location we had actually considered for our wedding a few years ago. It was an absolutely gorgeous event; we heard some very interesting talks and of course there were so many wonderful brands to discover - I still haven't gotten around to reprocessing all the information. While writing this post I realised that I took less outfit shots than I though I did, but at least I can share this one outfit with you!Read More
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Despite my love for planning all the things, I've never been one to begin a new year with a bunch of resolutions. When I rather suddenly quit my old job (that I was still working in addition to my own business) at the end of 2016, quite honestly, I felt a bit lost though. I worried about how we'd adjust to everything that would come with this big change and what everyday life would come to be like, so choosing some sort of focus to centre 2017 around now felt like a really good idea.Read More
Whenever we make something with our own hands and mind, we add a layer of meaning, from the time we spend carefully selecting materials to the thoughts and dreams we infuse our makes with. Making is such a powerful thing – it connects us with others, helps us form connections and build friendships, encourages us to share our skills and knowledge, creates safe spaces, and can even prevent isolation. All of this is even more valuable for makers in less privileged situations than most of us, like the 25 Syrian women living in the Chatilah refugee settlement in Lebanon where they are part of Threads of Syria.Read More
It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's no secret that these weeks are my favourite time of the year – for me, nothing beats the cosy feeling that comes with the colder months, festive music (give me all the swing!), joyful hours spent with friends and family, and all the knits. Even though Berlin winters aren't necessarily a crowdpleaser, I feel very fortunate to live in a part of the world where I can experience the change of seasons, and ...Read More
It's starting to feel a lot like winter around here, and I couldn't be more excited about that. This time of year is my absolute favourite, and I'm welcoming the cold, the candles and the holiday planning with open arms. We're determined to finalise all gifts this week so that we won't need to do any last minute gift shopping and can instead embrace the season's joys (read cookie baking & indulgent dinners with friends). Whether it's colling down or beginning to get warm where you are, I hope you're having a lovely week!Read More
You know these little shops in your neighbourhood or city where, with a bit of luck, you'll find the most unique and beautiful pieces? I absolutely love them, but am always a bit sad when friends ask about something I got there as they tend to offer one of a kind pieces or very limited quantities, making it hard to help people find exactly what they're looking for. One of my absolute favourites is Contigo, a little fairtrade shop in my hometown Tübingen. We'll go there every time we visit family, and prompted by a follower question on Instagram, I just discovered that they also sell online. Way to go, Monday! With the holidays and ...Read More
It's a short Midweek Happiness feature today as I fell sick last week and am still not back to my old self. Even though it's everything but fun, especially when you're trying to still get work done, it made me once again realize how grateful I am for my overall good health. Wishing you all a lovely week, stay warm and cosy!Read More
There seem to be all kinds of reservations against buying on sale, from feeling „cheap“ to being afraid of overbuying or ending up with second quality items. While I understand the concern, I have to say we've been sale devotees for the longest time and haven't had a single bad experience. So I thought it's about time to root a bit for team clearance sales! Do you know why we love buying on sale? We don't think of it as a chance to buy more, but essentially as an opportunity to afford better quality pieces. It also makes supporting the brands we feel good about a whole lot easier, and what's not to love about that? ...Read More
You know those weeks you just stumble into? After transitioning directly into a long work weekend at the end of last week, I got back from Nottingham on Monday and still can't believe it's Wednesday already. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to a hopefully relaxing weekend, and here a few of my happy moments – have a lovely week!Read More
Are you a knitter? Do you love buying yarn in hanks? Then you need to know about Yllep's ball winder! If you ever thought about buying a ball winder and did some research on what's on the market, you very likely found a plethora of plastic winders, and none or very few made from natural materials. Before I got mine (a lovely gift from my parents – thanks, Mama & Papa!), I contemplated buying a ball winder for the longest time and just couldn't really bring myself to invite a plastic one into our home and my making space. When I stumbled upon Yllep's website during my research and found out that she and her husband ...Read More