ich bin rike. frauchen von basti dem terrier. gestalterin.
dieser blog ist mein notizbuch. hier schreibe ich ueber die arbeit im atelier,
ueber alltaegliches, inspirierendes. und ueber mein kleines aber liebstes,
mein label bastisRIKE.
i'm rike. owner of basti the terrier. designer. this blog is my notebook.
it's my place to share my studiowork, a bit everydaylife, and things inspiring
me. at last it's about my small but dearly beloved label bastisRIKE.
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note: after much thought i decided to turn the comment function off from now. it’s one result of the fact that i want – and need – to establish a healthier way of living. healthier in the meaning of happier.
and to use the images above as an metaphor: this includes an healthy proportionality of ups and downs.
this blog will be one of my tools to get there.
a tool i want to use without finding myself being wrapped up in.
actually i want to fill this place again by getting back to ‘making’. more on this in another post.
this does not mean that i didn’t appreciate every single comment you have left here before. in fact i put much more weight on comments than i would like to admit. so i asked myself what i need to do, to keep this place stressless, enjoyable and sustainable for me, so i can use it as an useful tool to reachmy goal. my answer from todays point of view: no comments.
and so i decided to give it a try.
perhaps you have noticed you won’t find all of the pictured stamps in the shop. this is the reason: i’m working on our own, independet eshop. and i try to motivate myself as i’m doing everything on my own, with a little help from my man. let’s knuckle down!
now it’s time to say ‘danke schön’ for your attention!
weeks have passed since this post and even if this place is a quiet one, a lot is happening in the background. i made new contacts, found craftsmen and manufactories to work with. so i’m happy to tell you there are new bastisrike products to come. just a small number, but well selected. new materials will meet new ideas and new designs. looking back i’m more than thankful for this kick-off.
good things take time.
i have to keep reminding myself this lecture from time to time, but right now i’m just grateful for this new tempo.
driven by the aim to de-clutter my surrounding and by the love for lists i decided to design a bastisRIKE todo notepad. minimalistic and in love for the german language i decided to make only a german version. derived by my old list stamp.
two sizes to choose from. the left one will make it to the printer. thank you all for your opinion!
as ususal it will come on 100% recycled paper (Blue Angel labeled) printed with inks based on vegetable oil.
bastisRIKE was invited to take over the etsy instagram feed today/yesterday. we are still excited to be featured on etsy’s inspiring #dayinthelife series on IG.
i decided to show you the whole bunch of pictures i sent in. the large-sized ones are those etsy choosed for the series which is reduced to 5 pics a day.
My days start with a walk with Basti my dog and name giver for ‘bastisRIKE’. During spring our way is dotted with petal confetti. It’s the best thing to start a day and to wake up fully. And if it doesn’t help: Back at home breakfast and coffee is already waiting, prepared by my bearded man.
Baking is my kind of meditation if work gets too stressful. Besides the bakeries around our home are sadly quiet bad. So every couple of days there’s a bread dough growing. And if there’s just a small amount of time my favourite choice is the famous #nokneadbread.
Every now and then, depending on the order situation, i have to restock my stamps. This means cutting, mounting and applying matching labels on top. Not a creative part of my work but it helps with sorting thoughts and ideas.
Two sources of inspiration. Photos made with my old nikon and even more important: the bearded man pictured together with Basti. He’s by my side since almost 14 years and I cant imagine a life without him. He’s my best friend and the man i love.
not sure how to move on with this place. i’m having too much fun on instagram and right now it just suits me better than this blog.
and (re)posts like this shouldn’t be the only result of that …
time will tell