Dec
31

New Year’s resolutions

Posted by sol in life, list, video

Do yourself a favor, listen to this piece of Mexican music.

  1. smile more
  2. play more with my kids
  3. read more to my kids
  4. do more crafts with my kids
  5. be more patient
  6. awfulize less
  7. live the moment more
  8. get less overwhelmed by feelings
  9. sew more
  10. crochet more
  11. design more
  12. focus more
  13. be less anxious
  14. paint again, at least one painting
  15. call my family more often
  16. take more photos
  17. make a couch for the kids
  18. eat more cauliflower
  19. eat less chocolate
  20. have less resolutions

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Dec
31

my little Tomba

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me


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Dec
28

Gin and Tonic fabric

Posted by sol in craftulence, designer

 

 

Click on the image to see a larger view. I designed this fabric for the upcoming spoonflower contest, it’s about recipes. This is a recipe to make perfect gin and tonics. I kind a need one right now. To vote go to this page and skim through the entries. Mine is called: G & T anyone? by sol. thanks a lot!

 

 

 


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Dec
26

dudes

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me


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Dec
26

for Sofia

Posted by sol in craftulence

I found soem old scraps of felt from these old times and couldn’t resist making a pin cushion for my friend Rachel’s daughter. Reading blogs like Angry Chicken and Vlijtig I’m convinced that had I had daughters we’d spend the days knitting, crocheting and sewing. With boys we spend time staging car accidents.

 

 


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Dec
21

pencil case

Posted by sol in craftulence, designer

Made with the blue and green colourway of my stained glass fabric design:

 

A touch of class: bias tape covered seams. puuurty.


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Dec
14

Progress

Posted by sol in designer

Remember this?

 

 

now it’s becoming this:

 


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Dec
13

snapshots from Zurich

Posted by sol in designer, globe-trotting, images

 

We visited the Design school in Zurich, and it was pretty cool.

yeah, that’s right.

 

 

The Design museum is in the same building. Note to self: open a design museum in my University.

 

Rainy Zurich.

 

The Freitag shop. You know, bags and wallets made with old truck tarps. Very hipster. The building is as you can see, a series of containers stacked on top of each other. The view at the top is quite something, if you don’t mind the wobbly.

 

At the Museum Bellerive, on the lakeside, we saw an exhibition about perfumes.

 

Taking photos was not allowed, but I couldn’t resist and took a clandestine one of this wall of miniature perfume bottles.

 

Gradient grafitti.

 


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Dec
13

Glass objects

Posted by sol in art, designer, globe-trotting

Last week I went on a short trip to Winterthur and Zurich to visit a couple of exhibitions and do some reckless shopping (note to husband: just kidding). The Gewerbemuseum (trade and craft museum) in Winterthur is currently showing a very nice collection of glass objects, in perfect timing with my semester project.

Here are some of my faves:

 

How amazing are these carafes made of old bottles?

 

Ittala glasses. Make my heart skip a beat. I want them all.

 

This lamp is made of glass rocks and LEDs.

 

This lamp is one I could commit to.

 

These bowls are made of glass and their handles are made of climbing rope. I like the champagne bucket.

 

The color of these? Amazing.

Glass panes and objects made from them. I want the panes in my house instead of curtains.

If you happen to be in the area, it’s totally worth it.

 

 


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Dec
13

Angels

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me

snow finally came, though only for one day and now it’s warm as hell and all turned to slush. Anyway, the boys had a chance to have a lot of fun in the front yard.


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