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studio visit: originol

By Marlene | Published: 6. October 2014
Spruced-Originol1 „When can I move in?“ …was my first question to Julie when I visited her at Originol in Hamburg. Unfortunately, neither I nor anyone else can move into her beautiful showroom. But what you can do is find nice things for your own home there. Julie sells living accessories from South Africa that she discovered while studying there and on her many visits [...]

on majorca: my mama’s blouse

By Marlene | Published: 21. August 2013
Spruced_MyMamasBlouse My mama first wore this blouse on Formentera the summer before I was born 35 years ago. I discovered it in her closet when I was a teenager and, probably without asking her permission, decided that I was going to keep it. The cheesecloth is frayed to the point of disintegrating and I love running my fingers over the fabric, the places where it's almost see-through [...]