Christmas & diamonds

November 29, 2015

This year's Christmas season has started and in our bedroom it's all about diamonds!

copper diamond | Louise Roe
vases | feinedinge*
candle holder | Iittala
paper diamonds | Ikea

cool and calming colours - WYT

November 26, 2015

Wyt is the friesian word for "white" and when you enter the stylish - newly opened in May this year - shop in Vienna's Währinger Straße you know why owner Ulrike Knopp has chosen this name... Earthy, cool and calming colours and especially white are dominant. Furniture and home accessories like baskets, tableware, blankets, pillows, lamps, mirrors and vases made of light wood, soft fabrics and other high quality materials - in a word: very nordic!

The last powerful colours

November 13, 2015

I can't remember of an autumn with such powerful colours! This year it's sensational! I absolutely love the play of colours of Geranium cantabrigiense and the candy-like fruits of Callicarpa bodinieri, matching so perfectly with my new vase.
Nevertheless, hoping so much for winterly white and seasonable temperatures...

frame | Moebe | Die Sellerie

DIY birthday invitations in a box

November 12, 2015

Time flies and my baby already turns one next month - unbelievable! For this special day I have many plans and of course we throw a little birthday party with friends and family. And a great party requires special invitations!
So I created a foldable invitation in a box with a mini-honeycomb ball as the icing on the cake.

You need: some skills in a layout program like InDesign, small craft boxes, small honeycomb balls, glitter paper, bakers twine, scissors, cutter knife, glue

Design your invitations fitting exactly into the craft boxes when they are folded and print them at the copy shop, using strong paper. Cut them out and fold them like an accordion, then stick the lowest part onto the bottom of the box. Next, stick the honeycomb ball half-opened onto the backside of the uppermost part of the folded invitation. For the round labels with the arrow, the number and the word "invitation" I used a puncher to get exact circles, but of course you can also cut them out with the scissors. Cut out two extra circles from the glitter paper for the invitation- and the number-label. They have to be a little larger than the printed labels! Fix the printed parts onto the glitter-circles with some glue and make a little hole on the invitation-label. The label with the number has to be fixed onto the provided space on the invitation. For the 3D-effect I used foam tape, but of course this is not a must. Make also a hole on the top of the invitation, fix a piece of bakers twine and stick two arrow-labels on it. Fold the invitation into the box, add the lid and tie it up with bakers twine and the invitation-label. Done!
If you want to make your guests a double joy you can even cram chocolate with.

If you like my design and you would like to use it, you can download a neutral printable version here. This version fits into 6 x 6 cm boxes. You can customize it in InDesign or Photoshop for example. The matching fonts are available here and here.  

craft boxes | Depot
bakers twine | Garn & mehr
honeycomb balls | Wabenball-Shop

best design in town - Die Sellerie

November 8, 2015

Every time I need some inspiration, new stuff for my apartment, a present or just a treat for my eyes I visit Die Sellerie. It was founded by three graphic designers and you can see their knack for really good looking things and design in every corner of this charming little shop close to Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna. 
Recently they launched their own beautiful paper goods collection, including posters, a wall calendar, wrapping paper, letterpress cards and coaster.
Christmas is coming, so a visit in Die Sellerie should be definitly on your list!

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