30.10.2009

Essaouira.....

medina alley fish barbecue :-)
*fire*fire*....*fire*fire*....
lots and lots of garlic for the...
atlantic sea crabs, a hint of thyme, seasalt, olive oil and vinegar...
fresh fish bought at the Essaouira fish market....
delicious pink olives...lemon and chili flavoured in pretty decorated pottery...fresh, green lemons...and french bread...
and the barbecue is going on....
the delicious result :-)
and for dessert: the sweetest grapes in magic purple shades...the perfect match with the purple chair :-)

*sneak peek* :-)

come with me....
and take a *sneak peak* on a wonderful thursday in Marrakech...with lots of laughing and fun...
oh...something shimmering... aquamarine...and magic purple like the Essaouira night...
a hint of bleached beachglass with an indian vintage twist...
bright cherry red...mysterious, mysterious....
and green...of course...delicate green with sparkling silver...
iridescent emerald green and hot, hot pink...ranipink goes morocco :-)

stay tuned.. :-)

pictures: Hassan Krifa

29.10.2009

marrakech atelier ;-)

this is a tale of a little marrakech medina working space and an oriental style turquoise linen jacket...
in a wonderful, magic place...hidden inbetween sun bleached red, red mysterious Marrakech walls...
I sat down on a white, white soft pillow on magic white cream shimmering tiles like mother of pearl...
ah...an iridescent jade green iridescend pincushion...like the colour of the medina rooftops in the hot moroccan sunlight...
the inspiration: a pretty traditional moroccan zouak painting on a faded wooden door...
the asian twist...of course it should be hot, hot pink...it goes perfect with the bright turquoise linen...and a mysterious berry shaded inner lining...
the sleeve detail...
and the back detail....
and the nice client *happy*...isn´t he looking gorgeous in his oriental jacket? :-)

shukran bezaaf, Amine for this nice order :-)

P.S.: in case you want to visit this magic place once in your life..or twice...you will listening the funny noise of probably hundred sparrows sitting in the huge orange tree in the morning and in the evening...like me ;-)

wondering...

where I had been hidden again? ;-)
I found myself two days ago, wearing a blue, blue scarf and sparkling cobalt blue jewellery...sitting next to a blue, blue door...felt so lucky like never, ever in my life before...
wearing a pair of pink, pink babouche and a bright safron yellow skirt with hot pink flower embroidery and sparkling mirrors in the moroccan sunlight...
and a hot and sweet glass of black coffee in an Essaouira street Café on the table in front of me :-)

what happened to me, you might ask yourself now? I went to morocco for a few exciting working projects...my first fotoshooting in Marrakech and a few new (pssst..still secret) projects...and what then happened to me...I feel still overwhelmed and like sitting inbetween a huge treasure box :-)

stay tuned...more about my magic moroccan adventures and the most funniest Marrakech fotoshooting with my dear friends Sandra, Danica and Hassan are coming soon!! *lucky me*

18.10.2009

*hello*hello*

*Sir John* and *Mr. X* the cats are speaking to you this morning :-)
we should better hide our paws....
and never let paw prints back....for sure!!!!

what happened?

Please read this in the german Dawanda forum and this in the english etsy forum!!

questions over questions to ask for.....!!

anyway...cats and kittens *happy sunday* *purr* ;-)

13.10.2009

magic inspiration trip :-)

for the bride....
a cute girl and her friend stepped in my little atelier today...
with lots of ideas and inspiration...
and I took the two girls with me and placed them on a magic carpet...we imagined flying to morocco and watched crafters whilest they working on traditional trim and little buttons...we visited India and watched the magic coulours of the silk fabrics....
we took a break and enjoyed hot cardamom scented black tea, served in pink and silver pretty decorated glasses...
and added a teaspoon of sugar...or two or three in the tea :-)

what a magic afternoon....what a bliss :-)

09.10.2009

*hello*hello* :-)

it´s me again...*Sir John* the cat is speaking to you tonight :-)
it is cold outside...and I spent the day with sleeping and watching the falling leafs of the big maple tree...and me and the other cat carried lots of leafes inside the living room...as a pretty gift for the girl...
ah...and I feel so comfortable and cozy...
*roll*purr* ;-)
the girl put all the floor pillows on the top of the old suitcase....
ah...and why I always feel that I am sitting inbetween a moroccan lantern shop? questions over questions to ask for....!

*happy weekend* cats and kittens ;-) *purr*

07.10.2009

*style of the week* :-)

*hello*hello* :-) it´s time for another round style of the week...
today: the weather decided to be sunny and warm, like a hint of late summer...and I decided wearing no boots...probably it was one of the last days this year I can wear my pink babouches here in Germany...a simple black longsleeve, black wool oriental style pants and for the moroccan twist...one of my favourite shawls with traditional, very colourful wool embroidery and little tassel decorated :-)

...and I felt very *funky* in this today.....


06.10.2009

blue, blue taxi view :-)

any time I sat in a blue, blue Essaouira taxi...
I enjoyed watching the moroccan landscape passing by....
a dry Wadi... imagine the floating water...
a beautiful pink, pink faded wall...
salt fields on the way between Essaouira and Agadir...
and the goats...ah... these funny moroccan goats...always climbing on the top of the argan trees.. ;-)
the moroccan *designer* furniture shop :-) ...the chairs are *adorable*....
the road zigzagged...sometimes you should better close your eyes....;-)
I watched the clouds....dreaming....and felt asleep...
the friendly taxi driver...spoke only darija...but I understood him most of the time...wore cool sunglasses... sang a song....nice voice...
the banana plantation passed by...
the blue and turquoise shades of the cool atlantic sea....I can feel the salty breeze...calm...
and a lonely palm tree on the beach...where is the camel?
finally....the airliner...and a beautiful decorated airport window...waiting...for the flight back home...

but...I know that I will be coming back again...soon...to the country I love so much....!