2010 in Pictures, Part I

Before we ring in 2011 I wanted to share some images from this year that somehow (ok, mostly because of my laziness) never made it to this blog. So let's start with...


2010 started pretty slow with a cold and watching the fireworks from our living room...
January 2010
Also picturewise the year started slow...I didn't feel very inspired and picked up my camera only a few rare times...so there is not much to share...
January 2010


In Febraury the hibernation was over and I kind of got my inspiration back. We installed some Ribba picture shelves in the kitchen to display my thrift store finds and kitschy knick-knacks...
February 2010
We've been to one of my favorite cafés in Nürnberg, the Hans Sachs 10 (formerly known as Sachs & Söhne) at Hans-Sachs-Platz.
February 2010
I discovered another lovely place to have coffee and a piece of cake - the Café Fernweh - at Willstraße 14 in Nürnberg Gostenhof. Such a cozy place that indeed makes you want to feel itchy for new destinations (Fernweh means wanderlust or travel bug in German) ...

February 2010

At the end of Febraury we have been to Munich with our friends M and T for a little daytrip. We strolled thorught he city, had dinner at ocui (I have written about ocui on frauhaselmayer.com before...check it out here).
February 2010
We've been to one of my favorite kitsch stores in Munich ever - the apartment shop at Barer Str. 49 in Munich's Maxvorstadt. More information on qype: APARTMENT shop around the world, Maxvorstadt, München. They carry the cutest stuff and all well-known brands, such as RICE, House Doctor, Riess,...just to name a few. Do you see the colorful pots from Riess below? Little did I know at this point that I get crazy about buying inexpensive second-rate quality Riess products later this year...
February 2010
While the boys went to a Soccer game we continued our stoll through the city and ended up at the Stadt Café München for a hot chocolate to warm up from our stroll through wintery and snowy Munich.
February 2010


..was kind of slow, too and, spend cuddling up on the couch with the cat and occasional trips to the airport to watch the planes and dream of far away places and to pay a visit to the international news stand...
March 2010
...oh, and I did some trift store shopping where I found these AWESOME Mason jars and I made some delicious cakes, like this Eierlikörkuchen (eggnog chocolate chip cake)...

To be continued...

We will now have Raclette and a cozy New Year's Eve at home. Hope you have a great NYE wherever you are and happy new year! Here's to a fabulous 2011!

Secret Blog Santa 2010 / Weihnachtswichteln 2010

Secret Blog Santa 2010 / Weihnachtswichteln 2010
I had the pleasure of taking part in this year's Secret Blog Santa / Weihnachtswichteln organized by Caro from sodapop and Nadine from anmutig again. Here are my Secret Blog Santa presents from last year. And I was more than excited to find this sweet little package from basisRIKE in my mailbox. Rike send my a cute teeny tiny stamp (yay, again a stamp...I loooove stamps since my childhood days), a wooden magnet that will soon find its way to our fridge and a small Moleskine notebook. I love everything. Thank you so much, Rike. Anf thank you Nadine and Caro for organizing everything. Merry Christmas.

PS: I hope so much that my Secret Santa present arrives soon, too...I sent it out almost a week ago but it hasn't been delivered yet. Sorry :( Please hurry up, DHL!

Gift Guide for Girls: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston & Fossil

Now that I own an iPad and a smartphone (yes, I was the last person on earth not owning a smartphone) I started looking for some pretty gadget cases to protect both of them. Of course I found some pretty other things that I do not necessarily but wouldn't mind getting for Christmas, too. Like the Work Bags and Laptop Sleeves Orla Kiely designed especially for Apple products. Arent't they GORGEOUS?...they are my ABSOLUTE favorite. Available exclusively at apple.com.
Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from apple.com

And aren't these cases from Cath Kidston the cutest? I am seriously considering getting one of those iPad cases.
Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from cathkidston.co.uk

Oh, and these Laptop Bags and E-Reader Sleeves from Fossil are awesome, too. I looooove the Fossil Key-Per Messenger Bag my friend M. gave me as an early birthday gift in August and I wouldn't mind getting a matching Key-Per Tech Envelope for my iPad.

Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from fossil.de

SoLebIch Advent Calendar: Lebkuchen Brownies Recipe and Giveaway

SoLebIch Adventskalender

Head over to solebich.de and find out what is hidden behind door number 6 of the SoLebIch Advent Calendar...I promise it's delicious! No, it's DOUBLE-delicious! Plus you can win some of our HONIG & PFEFFER Lebkuchen over there...

SoLebIch Adventskalender

habitat Favorites: For your table

White Porcelain + Gold Accents + Forest Animals + Pixel Style = PERFECT

habitat Favorites, Part 1: For your table
Images from habitat.de

New habitat website & online store

I'm a HUGE habitat fan for years now and I'm happy to see that they launched a new website and - most important - an online store. FINALLY! There is no habitat.de store in the south of Germany and everytime we've been to a city with a habitat store, like Duesseldorf, Hamburg (great habitat outlet store!), Strasbourg or Lyon, checking out the local habitat store was one of the first and one of my most favorite things to do.

So I can say that I am beyond excited that I can now shop at habitat from home. Plus they have a huge sale going on right now and offer free delivery for home accessory orders over 50 €, too. So it's definitely worth to check out their new website / online store at habitat.de or habitat.co.uk. Especially since the website is pretty nice itself, too.

I am going to post some of my favorite habitat.de items within the next days...phew, that's going to be hard since I could pretty much buy every single piece habitat.de has ever made...

New habitat website

Rugs from heine.de

When I looked online for rugs (I'm still not sure whether to keep the rug for our living room we got two weeks ago at IKEA or not) I stumbled upon heine.de. Never ever would I have thought of heine when it comes to buying a rug. Biiiiiiig mistake when I see these pretty rugs and Kelims. Have a look at heine.de for the details and even more rugs...

Rugs from heine.de
Images from heine.de

ePure phone by swissvoice

Well desinged phones are a rarity...I'm not talking of cell phones but landline phones. In the early nineties when I got my own line I had to have one of these babies. A swatch twin phone! Anyone remember these? I loved it! Nowadays I probably wouldn't call it a design highlight but compared to the phones back then it definitely was. Eventually it was replaced by a Siemens cordless gigaset phone because, cordless was the way to go. I hated it. The battery was always low. And it was beeping for HOURS whenever the battery was low which was, well, ALWAYS. It was heavy as small dumbbell.
For the last 10 years two BeoCom 6000 from Bang & Olufsen have served me well. And even though one has gone kaput over the years it is definitely the best phone I've ever had. But honestly I'm not willing to invest several hundred in a new landline phone at this point. So the ePure phone by swissvoice looks like a worthy successor. It's costs a mere 70 € and I think the retro inspired yet modern design looks good on almost every desk. Or even in your living room...

Available at memo.de.

ePure by swissvoice
Images from www.swissvoice.net

Pretty things: Miix Spoon Set from MoMA STORE

These pretty spoons from Chi-Wing Lee available exclusively at MoMA STORE are definitely on top of my Christmas Wish List.
Miix Spoon Set
Image from momastore.org
Perfect for dessert or coffee, these teaspoons are made of fine bone china and have a traditional handle design. The white handles are unglazed and the spoon tips are dipped in glazes of assorted colors. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Set of five.

IKEA PS Maskros Pendant Lamp

It took us almost 2 weeks but we finally managed to assemble our shiny, new and GORGEOUS Maskros Pendant Lamp from IKEA. I've been in love with this lamp since I saw the first images on the internet more than a year ago but there was no way to put this huge lamp up in our living room. But then some weeks ago I heard the rumors on the internet that IKEA brings out a smaller version of it...and not very long after the first rumors I saw it in our local IKEA. And I instantly grabbed the chance and bought it. The small Maskros lamp is about 55 cm (21.5 inch) in diameter and retails for 49,00 € at IKEA Germany. It was much easier and faster to assemble than I thought. And I absolutely LOOOOOVE it.
IKEA PS Maskros Pendant Lamp
All images © Corinna Haselmayer

Out & About in Munich: ocui - open cuisine

ocui - open cuisine is one of our favorite places to have a late lunch in Munich. Their Pizza is delicious...and I love the interior. ocui
Images taken by Corinna Haselmayer

nobel bopel, Bergen - Coffee & Furniture

I love furniture and I love cooking and baking...so the idea of mixing a used furniture store with a café sounds like the PERFECT combination to me. I could spend my days cooking and baking and buying furniture without remorse.

I found the images of nobel bopel on Siw's blog design shimmer. Thanks for letting me share them on my blog. nobel bopel sounds definitely like another good reason to visit Bergen.

nobel bopel, Bergen - Coffee & Furniture
Images taken by Design-Shimmer / Logo from nobel bopel


Old kitchen table

...I'm suffering from FBA - Furniture Buying Addication. Seriously, it's taking on dramic scales. Not money but space wise. Ask anyone around me and they will confirm that I am somewhat crazy when it comes to furniture...but I just can't say no to a nice table or a pretty chair. So I bought this old kitchen table from ebay for basically nothing. (How could I not?) Actually I only bought it because of its fancy pattern on the table top which I plan to use as a photography prop. But now I'm unsure if I should really tear this table apart and just use the table top (as planned) or if I should find a place in our apartment which means throwing out my desk or my crafting table. Argh...such an hard decision! What should I do? I need your help!

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Hurry over to Steffi's Blog ohhhmhhh.wordpress.com to enter our HONIG & PFEFFER Lebkuchen Giveaway...we will draw the winner in the eveing (CET).

Livingroom TV/Storage Combination using IKEA BESTÅ

Livingroom TV/Storage Combination using IKEA BESTÅ
I really like this Livingroom TV/Storage Combination using IKEA BESTÅ I found on x4duros.com, a Spanish Interior Design Blog. It looks simple and clean yet upscale and doesn't scream IKEA.
Images posted with permisson from x4duros.com

Home Office Inspirations and Ideas, Part I

A new week already? Middle of October already? I have absolutely no idea where this past week has gone. Lebkuchen season has started and orders keep coming in at HONIG & PFEFFER, which makes us really happy but also really busy...another reason why I didn't notice how this past week went by is that I found out that the pain in my leg and my back might come from my desk / office chair combination. And although both are high quality and ergonomic designed (my desk is from fortschritt and my office chair is a giroflex 64) I think they might just not be right for my size. Well, it only took me only 7 years to figure this out...but better late than never, right? I instantly moved my monitors to the straight side of the desk (my desk is shaped like the Galant Corner Desk left from IKEA and I used to sit on the side with the corner) and switched desk chairs. And while this setup is noticeably better for my back and my leg, it is only a temporary solution. So we paid several visits to IKEA last week and I did a lot of researching on the internet...and here are some of my favorite home office inspirations and ideas so far...
Home Office Inspirations and IdeasHome Office Inspirations and IdeasHome Office Inspirations and IdeasHome Office Inspirations and Ideas

Products (top to bottom):
Desk Lamp Step from Bolia
Analogue Wall Clock Flap from habitat
Desk Labora from Bolia
Work Table Lamp in Yellow from BoConcept
Work Lamp Forsa from IKEA
Armchair Nils from IKEA
Slipcovers for Armchair Nils from BEMZ
Table Top Manali & Oak Trestles Kusa from habitat
Armchair Mademoiselle from Kartell
Garland Lamp from habitat, designed by Tord Boontje for 25,00 € / on habitat.co.uk on sale for £ 16.00
Desk Lamp Antifoni from IKEA
Eames Plastic Side Chair DWS from vitra, available from connox for 309,00 €
Desk BESTÅ BURS from IKEA for 279,00 €
Desk Micke from IKEA for 69,00 €
Pendant Lamp Bristol from BoConcept for £299
Pendant Lamp Foto from IKEA for 29,99 € / $29,99
Aluminium Chair EA 105 from vitra, available from smow from 1433,00 €
Armchair Jefferson designed by Alexander Lervik for Kinnarps
Desk MOBYDISK from skandiform designed by Ruud Ekstrand
Desk Chair salida net from drabert available from Pape + Rohde starting from 437,82 €
Chairs Kevi from engelbrechts available in 9 colors

Interior Images are © and from (top to bottom):
(1) Bolia.com
(2) Bolia.com
(3) livingetc.com, FUNKY DRESSER STORAGE
(4) livingetc.com, GEOMETRIC BORDERS
(5) livingetc.com, INSPIRING STUDY
(6) livingetc.com, MODERN STORAGE
(7) livingetc.com, MUTED MIX
(8) livingetc.com, BRIGHT AND ORGANISED

All product images are © and from the manufacturers' websites.

I ♥ Sisterbrandt Interview on thesweetspot.dk

I heart SISTERBRANDT Interview on thesweetspot.dk

I adore the work of Sabine Brandt/Sisterbrandt ever since I found her website and her blog several years ago and have been folling her ever since. Her book covers and cookbook designs are an endless source of inspiration, especially since I'm dabbling more and more into book design myself lately. (If everything goes well my first cover design will be published in several months - but I don't want to jinx it...) So when she blogged this screenshot on her blog I had to click on the link to thesweetspot.dk right away. And not only did I find this lovely interview with her but also the awesome blog thesweetspot.dk - run by Laura Scheuer Trøstrup, who works as a product developer, desinger and stylist and runs her own company reFORM. At thesweetspot.dk she shares interior design tipps, shopping tricks, links, furniture finds,...be sure to visit both blogs if you don't know them yet...

Granny Wall Shelf by Beerd van Stokkum

Granny Wall Shelf by Beerd van Stokkum
Imagse from beerdvanstokkum.com, found via theofficestylist.com

Unfortunately there is no space in our apartment for some additional shelves...otherwise these floating Granny shelves by Beerd van Stokkum were definitely my first choice. They are available directly at beerdvanstokkum.com for 125,00 € + shipping per piece.

I'm not rich but my life is full...

Something I cut out from a magazine a while ago
Image taken by Mavis

I hope I always remeber this.

(If anyone knows the original source please let me know...)

Thank you Bemz!

Thank you Bemz!

...for sending my this pretty bag. I love it!

Bemz send me this shopping bag as a thank you for taking part in thei online survey...

Rug Cube Kelim by house doctor

Rug Cube Kelim by house doctor
Images from nordhjem.dk

Ever since I saw the Cube Kelim rug by house docotor for 50% off on nordhjem.dk and on lindgrenhus.de I'm ohhhh so tempted to buy it and replace the old rug in our kitchen with this beauty...

Clothes & Accessories by house doctor

Clothes & Accessories by house doctor
Images from housedoctordk.blogspot.com

Can't wait to see the new Clothes & Accessories collection by house doctor in the stores. I especially want to have a closer look the brown leather bag and the scarves...now I only need to find a store in Nürnberg that sells the new house doctor accessories...

Pretty cushions and table runners by luminous and emerald

Pretty cushions by luminous and emerald
Images from luminousandemerald.com

These pretty sofa cushions are handwoven by Textile Designer Sandra Kuwartowski for her own label luminous and emerald. luminous and emerald stands for one of a kind handmade couture accessories and decorative home textiles. Sandra Kuwartowski studied textile design in Hamburg, Edinburgh and Basel and was trained in weaving and printing at the Grennan Mill Craft School in Ireland. For her home and kitchen textiles she interweaves finest merino, cotton and silk yarn. Her hand printed fabrics are made of organic linen. She gains inspiration from vintage clothes, snippets of magazines, exhibitions, fairy tales, sayings, song lyrics, yarns and fabric remnants.

You can order on her website/online store at www.luminousandemerald.com

Oh, and aren't her table runners pretty awesome, too? They are made of oatmeal colored natural linen from Ada & Ina natural linen fabrics with screen prints, embroidery and appliqués.

table runners by luminous and emerald

White Rabbit Nightlights

White Rabbit Nightlights
Images from pippikakka.de

I want the these two nightlights from White Rabbit for our nightstands. The owl and the bunny. Aren't they cute? Available from whiterabbitengland.com or in Germany from pippikakka.de.

The 10 most popular homes from boligmagasinet.dk

The 10 most popular homes from boligmagasinet.dk
Images from boligmagasinet.dk
I could easily move to any of these homes and live there happily ever after without looking back...there is no such thing as an ugly apartment in whole Denmark, right?

Home l | Home 2 | Home 3 | Home 4 | Home 5 | Home 6 | Home 7 | Home 8 | Home 9 | Home 10

More Fall Shoes: ECCO Shiver Wedge Boots and Mary Janes

ECCO Shiver Wedge
Images from ecco.com
OK, did I say i usually don't blog about shoes? That was BEFORE I found tons of nice shoes for the colder season...such as these Shiver Wedge Boots (Ankle Boot, Tall Boots 1 and Tall Boots 2) and Mary Janes from ECOO. I wish I never went into the ECCO store last weeks because the Ankle Bootie fit like a glove and I now have to decide which color to get...

Marc O'Polo Fall Boots

Marc O'Polo Fall Boots
Images from marc-o-polo.de

I wish I had some spare money to get me some nice boots for fall. Not they I don't have any boots (I actually have several pairs I've never worn yet) but aren't these just perfect? I usually don't blog about shoes because I'm not that much into them...or, well, let's put it diffferent...I'm not into most of these girly shoes that are all around. No high heels, no ballerias, no girly sandals for me, please. But I'd never despise a nice pair of boots or some comfy sneakers. How about you? What shoes are you planning to wear this fall?

Top row: Marc O'Polo Boots in taupe and grey for 199,00 €
Bottom row (from left to right): Marc O'Polo Boots in Testa di Moro for 165,00 €, Marc O'Polo Bootie in black for 169,00 €, Marc O'Polo Boots in grey for 165,00 €

101 Woonideeën Agenda 2011

I am seriously considering to become unfaithful to my beloved 18-Months Weekly Notebook from Moleskine and get this AWESOME calendar from 101 Woonideeën for next year.

101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
101 Woonideeën agenda 2011
All images from www.101woonideeen.nl/101-woonideeen-agenda-2011/