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daily photo: ice on the spree

(Be sure to click the image to see the larger version) I know this isn’t strictly related to decorative arts, but I …

Poetry with her swan harp on the Schiller monument in Berlin

daily photo: swan harp

This swan harp belongs to the personification of Poetry in the grand monument to Schiller at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Friedrich Schiller is …

dog head on wrought iron bench at Charlottenburg Schloss Park, Berlin

daily photo: faithful companion

Hoorah for a little sunshine! We finally had a sunny day today and I think everyone in Berlin headed outside to appreciate …

bird floral motif at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam Germany

daily photo: sanssouci bas-relief

This charming design is from the fountain garden in front of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin. I often photograph designs …

giant rose afro mannequin in berlin germany

daily photo: spring hair

Berlin Spring Fashion? Yep, according to the window display at Galeria Kaufhof. With snow covering everything it is nice to see some …

berlin buddy bear figurine with sewing machine clock

daily photo: sewing time

I saw this in a tailor’s window in Charlottenburg. The bear figurine is a miniature of the popular life-size Berlin Buddy Bears, …

cleaned and restuffed stuffed animal bunny

new year for a little bunny

Last weekend I made a little bunny very happy. I have an antique and well-loved stuffed bunny who was in desperate need …

pink protea blossom

daily photo: protea flower

In the dead of winter, there is nothing better than bringing home fresh flowers. I bought this amazing protea flower yesterday at …