“without roughness, there would be no elegance” Interview with Parkerworks Part 2

A woman that can do the work. This is the second part of the interview I had with founder and designer Elisabeth Parker. In my previous post, Elisabeth gave us an inside into her personal design and work life, her sources of inspiration and how she would define her design style. "Without roughness, there would be no elegance, and elegance defines roughness, essentially." This quote by Elisabeth beautifully describes her work and motivation to...

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“without roughness, there would be no elegance” Interview with Elisabeth Parker Part 1

Meet Elisabeth Parker from PARKERWORKS   I stumbled across Elisabeth's work a few months ago and truly fell in love with her rough and sculptural surface work! Elisabeth has a very strong and unique design voice, I immediately wanted to know more about!  Boldly, I asked her if she would be willing to do an interview with me and tell me more about herself and her work! Happily, she said yes! The...

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Marbled Christmas cookie recipe

Love your neighbors. Michael and I live in a 7 apartment complex. It definitely is not typical here in Germany to know or even be friends with your neighbors. Somehow it seems almost unnatural to allow the people you live with in the same building to be part of your life. Michael and I moved into our current apartment right after we got married. I was 23 at the time and moved from my parents home into...

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A ZWEI Design kind of christmas

Christmas a little bit all over the place I love the Christmas season, with all its beautiful decor, music and smells. Christmas is such a sensual holiday where all my senses are stimulated. I love this time of the year! The wold is covered in a white blanket, family and traditions are celebrated and I have an excuse to spend some extra time on decoration and crafts.   Finding time for the things we...

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minimal magazine holder diy 2 interior styling by ZWEI Design

Minimal magazine holder DIY

Magazine holder DIY KINFOLK, CEREAL, MY RESIDENCE all the stunning editorial design magazine have started a real Magazine displaying trend. I'm guilty of buying magazines for their covers as well. Gladly, with most of these design magazines, the content matches the beauty of the exterior. Displaying magazines has become a part of interior stylings like using candles, pillows or pictures. This trend led me to think about a fun and easy way...

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After a week at our ZWEI Design pop-up studio

It already has been a week at our ZWEI Design pop-up studio! I still can't believe we made it! We are in our ZWEI Design pop-up studio and are loving it!     Michael and I officially started ZWEI Design in March this year! The past year has been a constant effort of building up a company. Ensuring we obey all German regulations and laws, getting our name out there into the design world, finding...

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AC Globe lamp white and chrome by ZWEI Design

Interior design trend | rough minimalism

The minimalist movement Clean minimal lines, free surfaces, lots of white space and high contrast. Those are all attributes we associate with modern minimalism. I get drawn to a more natural and monochrome color palette, simple shapes and a clutter-free space.   Where nature meets minimalism The blend between organic shapes, combined with a more natural color scheme has definitely influenced the minimal movement. In my opinion, this development is based on a growing love...

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Opening our first ZWEI Design pop-up studio

https://youtu.be/QT2ER9U-cOA Design, on display Im Rebacker 11, D-79591 Eimeldingen Its been a little bit over a year since Michael and I started our interior and furniture design brand ZWEI Design. This year has been one of the most exciting, inspiring, creative, productive but also exhausting and difficult years of our lives. Driven by the desire to create design together, we started designing furniture object that would make our small flat (you can see a...

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