Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chartered Trips

This weather is killing me; I am in one of those phases where you wander from room to room, start 5 projects at the time and are unable to concentrate... being that I am totally broke and my online sales aren't doing very good I decided to keep for myself the clothes that were supposed to go in the shop, so at least I have some new summer clothes, ah! if only the sun will make its appearance again...
I am starting to pack some stuff 'cause starting monday I'll be in Italy for almost  3 weeks, part holidays and part work...I am very excited that we'll spend some days in Venice, and then some day in the mountains at my parent's place, where we will find my dog's puppies that are born TODAY!!!

cool stuff: check out Henrik Vibskov, Das Direktorenhaus, this post

I am listening to Zen Arcade, by Hüsker Dü...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Post-birthday post

Tuesday was my 32nd Birthday! I had e very nice day despite the gloominess of the weather... I went with my boyfriend and a friend to my favourite japanese restaurant Smartdeli, I love their tofu steak with homemade teriyaki sauce and the inari tofu pockets, delicious!
My boy gave me the things in the second picture: the E. A. Poe book with many great illustrations, among them the ubertalentuous Vania Zouraliov, a shoulder bag (ehm, under my slight suggestion...) the brown fabric (I've already made a pillow cover with it!); the red fish was a magic tiny present from a friend...
then at night we stayed home watching Amarcord (for the 10th time or someting):

If I look around me my table is such a mess...  in the 3rd picture is a little collection of odd objects I've found around my laptop:
my fav mug, a russian exposure meter, a "crooner's" microphone, my favorite pencil, an antique brooch, a tiny metal box with tiger balm, the magic fish, bits of paper...

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Von Racletten are here!!! less than half an hour (6 p.m CET) they will all be available in my bigcartel SHOP!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ninon Presents: The Von Racletten (part 2)

Cassidy Von Racletten

Crispin Von Racletten

Eunice Von Racletten

Luzia Von Racletten

So, here are the last 4 creatures of the Von Racletten Family (see previous post)!!
Tell me what you think about them if you like! I am so very excited about them, this is the first time that I do a collaboration, and I really enjoyed working on them getting inspired from looking at their faces and their subtle expressions... grazie Bera :)
All 7  of them will be available in my shop starting from tomorrow May 10th at 6 p.m. CET

At the moment I am superexcited also because in a couple of hours there will be the opening of the little exhibition of softies and textiles works at Esposta Gallery in Verona, with some of my Baboons and other creatures... too bad I was not able to be there, also because the other two artists, Anastasia Mostacci and Paola Colombo, are good friends of mine, and I'm sure we would have had quite a lot of fun working together for the exhibition!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ninon presents: The Von Racletten (part 1)

Nestor Von Racletten

Abigail Von Racletten

Cletus Von Racletten

Here I am with the first part of the Von Racletten Family, born out of a collaboration (and long time friendship) with screenprinting studio Le Raclet!
Tomorrow I am going to show you the second part of the family, there are still 4 members to come!
All together they will be ready for the shop update I've been rantling about lately, on my bigcartel on Monday 10th of may, at 6 p.m. CET

Today I am going to the Stricken Bar at the Jacki Terrasse, for a late afternoon of knitting  and chatting and drinking! I went at one of these events for the first time 3 weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it: I arrived there without knowing anybody, and 10 mins later I was already chitchatting with a couple of french girls très sympa :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Next Exhibition and a Sneak Peek

I am having a collective exhibition in Verona (Italy)
with my two friends Anastasia and Pollaz !!!

...and here is a little sneak peek on what I am working on at the moment: it's a collaboration between me and my friend Bera of the screenprinting studio Le Raclet, I am making 7 pieces and they will be ready for the shop update next Monday!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pom-pomming around the house

I've been making a bunch of Radetskys! I've been playing with yarn and the last picture shows the results of trimmed pompoms, I am collecting it even if I don't know what I'll be making with it, but just because I love its colors and texture...
In the upcoming week I'll be working hard for a massive shop update next Monday, stay tuned!!!