30.11.2009

*night tale*

I found myself again.....in a taxi.....quietness surounded me....darkness.....I watched the stars and the moon....magic moonlight.....I felt like flying on a magic carpet through the silent night....
destination: a little, quiet place...hunted successful a lonely cockroach.....and felt asleep....

stay tuned, the magic tale is going on..... ;)

27.11.2009

*garden delights*

the weather is grey and rainy outside....
new *marrakech* & *essaouira* inspired garden delights ;-)
new pillows in my dawanda-shop :-)

*happy friday* and *3id mabrouk* ;-)

23.11.2009

*christmas window*

nous voilà bien.... ;-) ..here it is....
the *hot* ranipink and sahara cobalt blue Christmas window :-)
beautiful embroidered pillows....comfortable and sparkling moroccan slippers...
a hint of morocco, india and...something *cozy*.....does anybody says that Christmas should be always been green, gold and red? ;-) ;-)

22.11.2009

*colour sneak peek*

*psssst* come with me....and watch this...
cool & creamish oatmeal, pale black....

dusky lavender, melange grey, mauve, vintage rosewood,sweet raisin....
vintage ivory, sunbleached black.....
shades of blue, bleached green, pastell shades...
vintage....faded...bleached...rusty....used....look ;-)

*ranipink inspiration summer 2010*

*happy sunday*

20.11.2009

*happy friday*

what a week!!
I feel a little bit exhausted...sometimes there is too much inspiration, work to do and inbetween managing the daily life with all the routine, joy and trouble...I don´t want complaining, I did the decision living this way a long time ago and I really enjoy it....only sometimes...sometimes I want to disappear for a while.... ;-)

I wish I can take a magic carpet and flying to an desert oasis far away...surounded by silence and the desert, yesterday I meet a friend and she just came back from the Siwa oasis....

I am going back soon for a few days to Morocco, finishing part II of my fotoshooting -this time we want to shoot in my beloved Essaouira- and I am going to meet clients and working on a nice and exciting project we want to launch, soon...stay tuned! :-)

*happy friday*

19.11.2009

*new* :-)

this morning....the doorbell rang...
and some kind *Aladdin* delivered by the magic carpet....moroccan beauty....
*pretty*pretty* teaglasses in rich jewel tones....
and vintage silver moroccan trays....ah...what a day!

now available for sale in my Hannover shop :-)

18.11.2009

*marrakech cat tale*

every time I visited this place....
I felt something *magic*....and the *magic* returned again...
I watched the colours, listened the silence, again and again....my fingertips.... danced on the cool metal embroidery...
and a *cozy* cat crossed my way...
no, 3 little*cozy* cats crossed my way....
isn´t that a wonderful place to be...for a *marrakech* souk cat?

P.S.: now, I know for whom these wonderful saddles are made....for the royal horses?? no, no...I do not believe this anymore...;-)

17.11.2009

*new* :-)

*pssst* come with me and take a look on some of my new products :-)
precious, reversible waistbelts made from rare, indian vintage kantha quilted silk...
unique tassel necklace in new colours...
made from vintage glassbeads, sparkling crystal, silver beads, gemstones and rare to find oriental and african trade beads...
and something very special: double layered, vintage cotton quilts with thousands of handstitches from India...I *love* this precious artwork very much and happy to offer it now in my Hannover shop :-)
new colours and sizes of cushions made from silk, vintage embroidery and brocade are coming next week....

stay tuned! :-)

if you are interested in any of my products, please contact me ranipink(at)hotmail.de

16.11.2009

*style of the week*

and how I became a *pirate* girl today....
I love to wear this dark linen dress...it goes perfect with one of my new brocade waistbelts...shades of blueish jade green, silver, a hint of dark pink and aquamarine silk...
so...and this exciting new accessoire...an aquarmarine, pure silk *pirate* patch..of course it should go perfect with my dress, belt and sparkling, moroccan slippers... ;-)

*hmmmmm...*

I sat this morning checking e-mails and felt there is something going wrong with my right eye...I removed the contact lens and went to the pharmacie for buying eye drops...in case I got an *pink eye*...and it happened... :-(
now I am not able sewing anymore for today...I am watching everything *fuzzy*...time to close my eyes..for today ;-)

I had this once, last year in summer and know that it was gone the next day...hopefully...I am a bit afraid...lots of sewing/embroidery work to do and less time...

13.11.2009

essaouira cat tale III

*hello*hello* do you remember me?? I growed bigger...
I am one of the little Essaouira kitten! ;-) the *girl* visit us every time when she is coming to her friend Mustapha´s shop in the Rue de Marrakech....*purr*
ahh...this nice Mustapha..he treat us very well with fresh fish...you know...we are real *souiri* cats...fish every day keeps the doctor away! :-)
with my funny cousin, the tabby cat next to me...we are playing and hanging around every day...don´t you remember my cousin?
*look*!! how cute and little my cousin was more than one year ago...aah..I know the *girl* is a really cat lover....
me, the sweet mum and my 3 brothers/sisters are doing very well...the sun is shining and we enjoy the day...watching the people in the streets..hidden between *magic carpets*....sleeping *zzzzzz* and looking forward for the next visit of the *girl* ;-)

*happy weekend*

11.11.2009

*hello*hello* :-)

it´s me again :-) *Sir John* the cat is speaking to you!
the weather is cold outside and I spend most of the time sleeping, hanging around and playing with my cat brother *Mr.X* and...
my cozy friend, the little camel ;-)
the little camel was disappeared for years...I guess it was caravaning....and now join us again every day...
and I asked the *girl* where is this camel came from? She told me that more than 30 years ago her sweet mum knitted this little camel for her as a gift....now I know why she is completely addicted to the camels...and the cats...probably there is any disappeared knitted cat somewhere else, too? questions over questions to ask for... ;-)

aah...and I wish, wish that the girl is taking me once to morocco, on that beautiful beach where she is always going to take a camel ride...and imagine..me and the girl on the top of a camel..riding... ;-)

written with love by
*Sir John* the cat *purr*

10.11.2009

michi shop

and a japanese/moroccan fusion in *Marrakech* :-)
when I spend time in Marrakech, I always love it to discover the souk...
and this nice, little shop attracted me very much....
owned by a lovely japanese Lady and her husband, I had the pleasure talking to her the last time I spent in Marrakech and she also allowed me to take some pictures and blog about her shop :-)
She offers in the *michi shop* a great range of retro and vintage oriental Items....
and a great fusion design like this moroccan slippers with traditional japanese sashiko embroidery...the picture is not good at all..but I wanted to share this, too ;-)
I felt in love with the great bags, made from dried palm leaves, super soft leather and vintage flour/sugar sacks...and bought the left one in the rack ;-)

I am still impressed about this little shop and the great products, there is also the michi blog to discover, it is written in japanese but the great pictures on the blog and the michi website are speaking for itself...:-)

michi atelier marrakech medina
souk lachbia N19/21
40000 marrakech
morocco

09.11.2009

*make it cozy*

:-)
new colours and the limited edition of *cozy* draft snakes ....
little Christmas gifts...
and japanese style silk cushions...
are new for sale now in my dawanda-shop :-)

08.11.2009

*happy sunday*

and another atlantic seaside drive....
I went the way before....some weeks ago....
the lighthouse passed by....the colours...faded...pale, washed pink....
pale mint and grey whiteish waves branded on the beach...huge waves....seafoam....
I watched a fascinating colour palette....different...faded, washed, chalky and pale shades....*inspiration*....
surounded by seafog....warm weather....touched in some kind of diffuse sunlight....african sunlight....

I found myself in the same blue, blue Essaouira Taxi like some times ago.... Azzedine played nice gnaoua music for me....and we sang a song...together... finally he brought me save to the airport again....what a bliss! :-)

*happy sunday*