Wednesday, December 29, 2010

wood in the snow

The New Yorkers would be glad to have this snowshoes yet.
nice old sleds
and a wooden backpacker for in the mountains

new wooden spoons and aluminium

got some new wooden spoons and even a mid-century cutlery but no spoons there!
and some aluminium kitchentreasures

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

books on white and emptiness

My favorite books at the moment

"White" Kenya Hara
"small images" Junya Ishigami
"Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers" Leonard Koren
"apartamento" magazin

Monday, December 27, 2010

white and emptiness

in the Rietbergpark
The bird was digging in the snow for food. He didn't find the foodball yet.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas decoration

The tree is every year a point of discussion. Does everybody likes the new balls, the colour, the placement, the size! And has the tree the perfect size, the good top...
We decided the heart was too big and too much in everybodies eye.
My sisters job is not an easy one!
Their house in the winter is even nicer-with all the different shades of white inside and outside.

Friday, December 24, 2010

christmas birds

wish everybody nice christmas days.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zürcher Winterzauber 1

some windows with trees in Zurich
Went with M. to Sprüngli our yearly ritual.
and the tea looked very nice.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

thrifted in the snow

I'm not a big fan from the 80ies. But I saw this skirt and I knew it's something special.
Vintage Alaia leather skirt in nearly top condition. Sexy shape and nice cut.
They sell it in the US for a much higher price!
heartshaped lock with key!
suncomfort glasses
bracelet from Tibet with big corals and beautiful colour combination

Saturday, December 18, 2010

After party recipe

Gave yesterday a before christmas goodbye Belgium sitting party.
Couldn't make photos of the final food, but here the recipes.

I realized that I cook a lot by colours and I like the dark tones of wintervegetables.

The little mushroom pies I did with dough from the turkish shop. Not easy to handle but nice crispy!
Here the recipe.

The beetroot soup:

- 600g little raw beetroots
- 2 potatos
- 1l concentrated bouillon
- fresh lemon juice, pepper, seasalt, little sugar
- fresh craved horseradish

cook the beetroots and potatos first cut in little slices in the bouillon
puree it
add lemon juice, pepper, seasalt, sugar and horseradish
puree again
add some Crème fraiche on top or other fresh cheese and some parsley

Enjoy it hot or cold

Thursday, December 16, 2010

wishlist 1 chairs

looking too much into inerior magazines and blogs I reallized, that the world is full with eames chairs. I can't see them anymore!
But I would really like to have the chairs from Charlotte Perriand, which she designed for the ski resort in Les Arcs in the french alps.
Let me know if you see them in real.
And I like the closet visit from momo suzuki! She has the chairs-check flickr!
Her name, what a fantastic combination. Momo was the only book in fairytale style I liked as a kid, and a motorcycle isn't bad either!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

beeswax & frankincense

orthodox basilica in Athens, it was summer when I took the photos but inside so dark like it is now outside
colours and smells for the dark period of the year
frankincense from Moskow
frankincense from Athens
matches from Switzerland
wood from Kurdistan
Mädesüss from the Alps

in the beeswax candles are letters in greek

Monday, December 13, 2010


Wow, this is really one of the post at The selby, which I was longing for.
The rooftopfarm in Brooklyn.
I think, I already have to many plans for New York in January, but we will see.

Monday, December 6, 2010

mailänderli explosion

Yes, it is the most typical swiss christmas cookie "Mailänderli"
And with the old cutters I found recently in the Brockenhaus, they get beautiful. The shapes are much nicer then with new ones I think!
A book from 1951 from a bakery woman about her business! Very fifties and old-fashioned but very beautiful.

Some Zen baking after the "Explosion im Festspielhaus" again Einstürzende Neubauten. Sorry, only for insiders who know more what I'm doing during the week!

Urknall Durchbruch Expansion
der Damm gesprengt
über die Bühne geflutet
trunkene Sterne
ein neuer See
der Höhepunkt des Ganzen:
Die Explosion im Festspielhaus
Myriaden Wonnefeuer
auf dem Höhepunkt des Ganzen:
Die Explosion im Festspielhaus
Es bleiben
Täler Kurven Mulden
ein Abdruck ihrer Formen
im gamma-Strahlenhintergrund
dazwischen in der Schwärze
verbreiten Botenstoffe
Künder dieses Höhepunkts
von Ganzen nur ein Echo:
Die Explosion im Festspielhaus
The Explosion in the Festival Hall
Big bang, break-through, expansion
the dam blown up
flooded over the stage
drunken stars
a new lake
the climax of everything:
The explosion in the festival hall
Endless trillions of years of spin
myriads of fiery rapture
hurled out hurled in
Milky Way cum shot
lava flow ejaculation
on the climax of everything
The explosion in the festival hall
What remains are
valleys curves hollows
an impression of her form
in the gamma ray background
in between in the pitch black
transmitter agents circulate
harbingers of this climax
of everything just an echo:
The explosion in the festival hall 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

bag 1

research for my new project
special bag closing systems
unusual proportions

bag 1:
a vintage seventies or maybe sixties bag
dark blue leather and snake skin
golden hardware

and a good blog for research: Jak & Jil

Thursday, December 2, 2010

white silence

so early this year the snow.
one of the only things which makes me really calm.
enjoy the cold.