October 31, 2012

SEWING: Floral shorts on a Berlin Summer day

Warm summer days in Berlin have been few and far between for the past 2 years. So when there is a glimmer of hope for a warm sunny day I can't help but break out the high waist shorts. I made these high waisted floral shorts weeks before summer started and was able to wear them on the Berlin beer fest. Unfortunately I won't be wearing these shorts without tights for a while.... winter is coming:(

I paired the shorts with my favourite vintage white blouse. I actually bought the first version of this blouse in Mount Lawley, Australia. I wore the blouse so much that it started to turn yellow. Gross! So luckily I found a new version in a secondhand store in Berlin. 

Don't you just love it when you find a garment to replace a warn through favourite? What replacement pieces have you found or made?

floral shorts: mahaila made high waisted shorts
blouse: vintage white blouse

Photos: Michael Dooney

October 22, 2012

Geometric Chrissy Joy!

Get organised and neon up your Christmas! Spread the Christmas cheer with some unique handmade Chrissy cards:)
So why did I decide to make Christmas cards?
Well, I am a sucker for Christmas. I always get excited about making presents for family and friends. I took this love a little further this year by drawing different Christmas trees and converting them ready for screen printing. I created blue, neon red, neon lime green and neon pink geometric little trees:)
As with every Fickle Sense product, materials used within each item are carefully selected. All cards are made with 100% recycled paper. The paints are locally sourced and are water soluable.
So, head over to the Fickle Sense Shop to grab your very own 8 pack or 4 pack of cards and spread the geometric joy!

October 08, 2012

Last weekend gigs

Radiohead  29th September 2012, W├╝hlheide Berlin.

Last weekend was a massive weekend for me. A pivotal musical moment. A moment where my childhood dreams came true! I saw Radiohead live! I can still remember as a teenager traveling to Melbourne to see a Radiohead concert (unfortunately this concert was cancelled due to Thom Yorkes illness). Radiohead are one of those defining bands and arguably the band of the 90's/00's. I have seen most of my favourite bands and Radiohead were at the top of my 'must see' list for years. So yes, I was the crazy, ecstatic dancer(sorry to anyone sitting or standing near to me:))
Radiohead have been going since the mid 80's and I am happy to report that they definitely still have it. The gig was exciting and they definitely rocked out on stage.  

Squarepusher 30th September Astra Berlin
After an awesome Radiohead Sat night we were off to Squarepusher on Sunday night. My knowledge of squarepusher was that he was an incredible bass player and being a bass player myself I thought that he would be an absolute inspiration to see live. The performance was certainly interesting and a little different to what I had expected. I made one massive 'audience' mistake. Don't stand close to the stage when there is a light show in a smallish room. Being short, I generally gravitate to the front of the stage. This was a massive mistake, I really should have researched his current work a little more. It was an absolutely blinding LED experience. Perhaps the set was built more for a festival/concert experience. 
Squarepusher is an incredibly talented musician and it gave me some insight into Acid/Drum & Bass. I am getting more and more into electronic music, however I don't feel that I will get into this style of music. I appreciate that he is experimental and pushing the boundaries but it was a little too much of a sensory overload for me. 

Check out the clip below and you can see how insane his light show is!

Squarepusher light show