On my trip to Lviv, Kyiv, and Odesa in September 2019, I met friendly and interesting people, explored fascinating cities and traveled through beautiful countryside, admired wonderful fine and folk art.

Hearing that Ukraine boasts many excellent and original designers, I was on the lookout for something new – which I found in a store in an underpass near Saborna Square in Odesa. Here the felt artist holds up her extraordinary creation and I try it out. We had no common language and in a crazy moment of zealous cleaning, I threw out her card. I would love to know how she and her son are doing and to let her know how much her work is admired in Berlin!