Monthly Archives: January 2011

Livingetc. Cover Features West-German Pottery

Spot it? As if we needed more proof that Ruscha’s 313 shape is a classic! The apartment it’s from is quite wonderful with its collection of vintage modern furniture, interesting art, and stunning colour scheme. Get your copy while you … Continue reading

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I have been on the hunt for a West-German animal decor vase for absolutely ages. While the Ceramano Pergamon pattern continues to elude me (sneaky decor, that one) my mom unearthed this little treasure at a Berlin fleamarket before Christmas. … Continue reading

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This and That

I thought you might appreciate a charming West-German pottery stillife on a drab January Sunday (at least that’s our reality over here.) How lovely do those blossom branches look against the mustard-coloured surface of the vase? Just goes to show … Continue reading

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Danish Modern Ice Bucket: Dansk “Congo”

Many of my favourite treasures are objects I grew up with which belonged to my parents or grandparents (or both) before me. Such is the case with the raddest of ice buckets (did I just type that?), Jens Quistgaard’s “Congo” … Continue reading

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Where’d it go?

The weekend, I mean. One visit to a disappointingly small winter fleamarket, a bit of cleaning, a bit of strolling…whoosh. Here’s what’s for dinner; it’s extremely easy and, most importantly, fast: Oven baked fish fillets (I used 3 Pangasius fillets, … Continue reading

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Ceramic Interludes in Times of Trouble

Writing a blog post about vintage vases is about as self indulgent as it gets when other people are busy trying to save their homes and their lives. Rest assured, my thoughts have been with our friends in Brisbane and … Continue reading

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Panton Exhibition: Nordic Embassies Berlin

I just wanted to tip off those readers for whom a jaunt to Berlin is feasible between January 15th and February 28th: the Nordic Embassies in Berlin are hosting a unique Verner Panton exhibition, the focus of which is to … Continue reading

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