Dienstag, 24. August 2010

A perfect flat....

Just found this lovely article + a bunch of funny comments. Each of them describes Fantastic Flat.

Good to know!

Samstag, 14. August 2010

Do you remember?

Do you recognize this piece of furniture? I invested several days of my life into making it blue and perfect - and now it's a blue dream came true. Everything's labeled, placed in themed boxes etc. Heaven!
Cupboard: the insides II
Here's the left part of the cupboard which I like.
Cupboard: the insides
And the right one I'm not sure about. Please let me what you think (although I know none of you exists).

Wallpaper revisited
More impressions from my dining room. If you remember this picture, you'll certainly like this one! The blue picture has finally joined the party. Still have two more wallpaper scraps, lalala!

Please allow me repeat myself. A before picture.
A new chair - all finished!
And an after. It took me SO much time to finish all four of the chairs and the truth is that they're actually still not completely finished.

I have to reveal something. I have a tin fetish. Here's the proof. Watch out for more tins coming soon!
My biggest investment

Let's have a little sneak peek into my room. Got this beauty while passing a pharmacy. Saw an "everything for sale" sign. Stopped. Went in. Fell in love. Bargained. Bought. It's perfect for storing all my school stuff + there's place for crafty stuff, too.
The pictures are waiting to become a part of an art wall. The cubby shelf used to host CDs. I painted it white and haven't put too much effort into filling the cubbies yet. Recycling is everything.

Also, as a little extra to this quick update, I really need to vent some fury. You see, I love reading Neon. It's my favorite German mag. It's witty and seem to reflect on my lifestyle perfectly. But today they just went too far. "Especially the creative people seem to be shockingly similar when it comes to decorating. Mix old and new. Put a designer chair in front of an antique cupboard. Place an Apple computer in your flat."
I really wonder what their problem is. Is one supposed to live Ikea-only? Designer-only? Domäne (HATE!) only? Personally I think that old furniture brings life into flats. So does new when chosen right. I also do not think that my apartment looks like a typical shabby chic one. It does look like a mix of old new though. You know why? Because it IS a mix of old and new and it's SO not like any given flat of a "typical creative person". Grrr! Let me know what you think even if you don't exist. See you soon!

Bonus: Frau Müller saying Hi from the new sofa.
V. Müller doesn't like to be bothered!

I'm back!

Yohoo, the Queen of Blogging Ignorance previously known as Frau Mayer is back!
What have I been up to? A short trip to Denmark+Sweden, of course.
Here's the proof.

Obviously, there are loads of boats in Copenhagen. 
Probably the nicest place in C
They make the place somehow cosier, me thinks.

Free bikes
We did something illegal with these bikes - but I'm not telling you what :) Nothing too bad, though, s don't worry!
Copenhagen from high above
A lovely girl I know from livejournal (yeah, I do have another blog in another language, very enigmatic) showed us Copenhagen from the roof of her office. Stunning!
The view of Copenhagen
It's never going to beat Germany (I'm such a patriot!) but it's still rather beautiful...

In the middle of nowhere
After having drunk a shocking amount of Swedish cider (yummy!) in the company of Irina (loads of insider information: car taxes, taxes, more taxes, salaries, real estate, taxes again, typical Danes, terrible German language, shockingly boring Danish countryside etc. - nothing beats meeting an insider!) we went to the place of its origin and stayed in the middle of a wheat field not too far from Malmö. Well, whoever decided that Malmö is beautiful should go to Germany and take a look around.
I can't say more about Sweden because we had to leave early and didn't really see much of it. A couple of exotic countries are on my current "to travel to" list and I'm totally looking forward to some time with my best friend living SO close to an Antrhoplogie store... I'm also going to pick a year's worth of Living etc
Coming soon on this blog are some teaser shots from the apartment. It's been a while...