02 June 2016

Random Act of Wildness: Mapping Wildlife




This morning after breakfast the kids wanted to know what their wild challenge for today might be.  Before I could even make a suggestion they remembered "Map your local wildlife" was on one of the "Random Acts of Wildness" cards and that's what they wanted to do. The pencils were already on the table and so they started drawing a map. They were talking about the wildlife they've spotted in the garden. I was surprised at how much they remembered and how little help they needed with this task. It was fun to listen to them and watch them draw little creatures and write down animal names.








01 June 2016

30 Days Wild




This is Day 1 of 30 Days Wild. I've signed up with the Wildlife Trusts to be a #30dayswild blogger.

If you've stumbled across my blog because of that, Hello! My name is Katrin, I’m living a creative life in Yorkshire, where we turned an industrial building into our family home. The car park became our garden where our children play, explore and create. I’m a Bavarian vegetarian textile designer, my partner is a independent filmmaker and our kids are 4 and 6 and simply gorgeous.

We've been building an insect hotel. The kids really enjoyed assembling the parts and thinking about where to hang it and who might move in. We've found a sheltered spot on the tree house, where it's protected from most of the rain, but also in sight for the kids to see what's happening. Hopefully I can show you some of our guests by day 30.





31 January 2016

Freitag's Links


★ I want one: Lamzac 

★ Realistc dolls by Michael Zaikov  (deutscher Artikel hier) 

★ Lonely Planet's Top 10 reasons to visit Bavaria  

★ No diet, no detox: how to relearn the art of eating 

★ 10 Artists who contemporize the ancient craft of embroidery

★ Paris' modernist housing estates and their elderly residents - in pictures

★ Tutu makers are in dangerously short supply


28 January 2016

"Good design isn't about technologies and devices – it has a social heart and a role to play in meeting the needs of people facing impossible challenges."
Dr. Harriet Harris, one of the leaders of this project, Royal College of Art, London.



"Whilst our wearable won't solve the whole problem it addresses a small part of it."
via Dezeen

Support on Kickstarter.


We all hear about refugees in the media every day, still the facts are hard to grasp.
Right now there are 60 Million people, who have become refugees and this number is still rising.
More facts on the UNO website or in the video below.



However we will try to solve this problem, education and clever design need to be at the heart of it.


27 January 2016

25 January 2016

Thank you for being patient

Look what I've found in my garden today! The kids (and I) were very excited. We've also found a tiny daffodil, a rosebud and a nearly red strawberry.

First crocus of 2016!

For quite some time I have neither been gardening nor blogging. Other things have taken over in life. So if you are still popping by, thank you for being patient. If you are new, welcome to my blog. Soon there's a lot coming up on this blog, as well as in the garden.

29 June 2014

The Art Market

My bubble wrap tutu and the foam wrap corset was on display at the Art Market in Holmfirth last week and will be there again today!

04 June 2014

Drawing workshop



Either write something worth reading 
or do something worth writing. 
Benjamin Franklin

I am not a writer. I am a doer and maker and struggle writing about the things I do and make.

I regret not keeping a diary regularly and I wish I'd have posted on this blog more frequently. There was lots going on in the last few weeks that would have been worth sharing and a lot more within the last few years that would have been worth remembering.

The trouble is, when lots of things are happening there is not much time to write about them.

30 May 2014

"Ich kann die Welt nicht verändern, aber einen einzelnen Menschen, mich selber."
Karlheinz Böhm


Freitag's Links

★ The Internet in Real-Time
How quickly data is generated. 

I'm thrilled to see this beautiful and inspiring project.


Wishing I could be at the Africa Festival in Würzburg this weekend.  


Hanna, Jacob and I having fun banging the drums at the Africa Festival on the Talavera Mainwiesen in Würzburg last year!