Krimi-Tausch - Crime/Thriller Bookcrossing

Caro of sodapop-design blog had the awesome idea to cross come crime novels/thrillers. So, I have these books to cross (sorry, German book only):

Karin Wahlberg/Der Tröster
Karin Wahlberg/Die falsche Spur
Carin Gerhardsen/Pfefferkuchenhaus (going to P in Berlin)
Simone van der Vlugt/Klassentreffen (already gone)
Andrea Vanoni/Im Herzen rein (going to P in Berlin)

Krimi-Tausch

Leave a comment or send an email if you are interested in any of these books. If anyone living in Germany has some crime novels in English to cross, please drop me a line! And now head over to Caro and see what she and her readers are giving away...

Home Decor: Paper Tiles Wallpaper from Louise Body

The new wallpaper line Paper Tiles from Louise Body makes me want to rip out the butt-ugly tiles in our kitchen and decorate the backsplash with these gorgeous paper tiles instead. Such a pretty and affordable option to real ceramic tiles. Available in seven designs and various colors at louisebody.com for £20.00 per meter.

Loiuse Body Paper Tiles Wallpaper
Images from louisebody.com, via Lobster & Swan

Inspirational Homes: Old train station house in Denmark

This old station house in Aarhus, Denmark is pretty much my dream house. (OK, maybe this is not the first time I am saying this...but I really LOVE this house!) I discovered it the website of sköna hem and instantly fell for it. It's gorgeous from the outside and from the inside!

The old, disused train station house from 1901 was in pretty bad shape when the new owners bought it. They renovated it one room at a time within one year - they added new wooden floors from old lumber, mixed a concrete kitchen counter and sink with thrifted furniture. And, oh, those old stoves!

But look (and fall in love) for yourself...and head over to sköna hem to check out the complete article.

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Images from skonahem.com, Photos: Mette Helena Rasmussen, Styling: Tia Borgsmidt

frauhaselmayer.com on Freckled Nest

Frau Haselmayer on Freckled Nest

Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest is celebrating her 5 year blog anniversary with a reader appreciation month - she invited all her readers to submit a banner which she shares on her blog for the month of June! YAY! So head over to frecklednest.typepad.com and check out all those amazing blogs, websites and online stores of her readers! And welcome to everybody who came to frauhaselmayer.com via her blog! Thanks, LA!

Kate Retro Dot Bag by storksak

storksak Kate Retro Dot
The Kate Retro Dot bag from storksak has been on my bag wishlist forever (see this post from January 2010). Some weeks ago I discovered that it is currently on sale at storksak.co.uk for £69.00 instead of £98! So I grabbed the chance and finally ordered it. And what can I say? I LOVE IT!

Tons of space to hold all my stuff! Several outer pockets and pockets on the inside. Beautiful leather trim and chunky silver hardware. A removable shoulder strap. A key chain holder. And for those of you who have babies it comes with an insulated bottle holder and padded changing mat... Perfect for moms and non-moms like me :-) I wish more regular bags came in diaper bag size!

PS: I promise my blog will not become a bag blog! No more posts about bags in a while...

storksak Kate Retro Dot

YAY! Stripes! Shiny Leather Mathilda Bag by Orla Kiely

New on my bag whishlist - the Shiny Leather Mathilda Bag by Orla Kiely with bold black and white stripes. But at a price of £403.00 / $635.00 it's gonna stay there forever! Sadly :(

Shiny Leather Mathilda Bag by Orla Kiely
Images from orlakiely.com/uk.

Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall

One of things you have to do in Schwäbisch Hall is visiting the Kunsthalle Würth. It's a private museum founded by Reinhold Würth where high calibre artworks are shown in rotating exhibitions. (The entry is FREE!) Past exhibtions included among others Edvard Much, Tomi Ungerer and Georg Baselitz. Right now the Kunsthalle Würth shows a large exhibition of works from Niki de Saint Phalle ranging from her early paintings to her late sculptures, which I would have loved to see.... The Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition is shown till October 16th, 2011 and I hope to be back to Schwäbisch Hall before this date. Back in 2009 when we've been to Schwäbisch Hall for the first time we had the chance to visit the David Hockney - Just Nature exhibition.

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Oh, and I almost forgot that the architecture of the building itself is worth a visit. It was planned and built in 2001 by Danish architect Henning Larson.

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And not to forget the Cafeteria at the Kunsthalle! Have I ever mentioned that I love museum cafés (ans stores!)? Plus this one offers extremely DELICIOUS cakes!

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In the Cafeteria of the Kunsthalle Würth they displayed this AWESOME collection of paintings David Hockney painted on his iPhone with the Brushes app. OK, I just NEED an iPhone, too!

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Evening Walk through the Old Town of Schwäbisch Hall

Yesterday I drove to Künzelsau to visit some business partners I have been working with for more than 2 years... It was a lovely warm and sunny day and afterwards I drove to Schwäbisch Hall which is less than half an hour away. It was just past 6 pm and the light was really magical. I took a little evening walk through the beautiful, picturesque Old Town...

It was the second time I've been to Schwäbisch Hall and I will be back with more time to explore for sure. I'm in love with all the Fachwerkhäuser (timber framed houses) and all the beautiful details. Their are almost no cars in the old town and lots of restaurants and cafe where you can sit outside. You can really feel that the people love their town and take care of it... there are so many houses with flowers and little benches in front of them. And the prettiest hidden and tiny gardens and backyards throughout the whole town...

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M2 ROOMS in Schwäbisch Hall

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View all images from Schwäbisch Hall over at my Flickr account...

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