Friday, August 26, 2011

clocks in Zurich

one of the things which I really had to accustom to -when I moved to Antwerp
was the missing clocks
in Switzerland they are everywhere
not only in train stations and on churches

maybe that's why I'm not that much on time anymore:-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

vintage check

my friend A. would like to have a check tablecloth
measured mine and took a picture
linnen or half linnen
mostly 50ies and 60ies

Sunday, August 21, 2011

mountain craft

In the house we found old carpets
still not sure if they are really from this area, look kind of marrocan also, but how could they get there?
surely handwoven, wool from sheeps, hair from goats maybe
plant dyed

in the brockenhaus in Chur they had this nice pottery

I'm also in love with my cup, found in the basement of the house
before whole western society was drinking latte macchiato
there was just Milchkaffi in Switzerland or also called Schale, 'cause it was mostly served in a big bowl
drunk as a regular drink with quite heavy food

Saturday, August 20, 2011


years before iced cappucino there was Yogidrink Mocca or Himbeer
I only got it from my neighbour not from my mother
even as a child I liked the parasol a lot

so many childhood memories and I'm happy that some things still exist
like the "Stängeliglacé" from Gasparini

Thursday, August 18, 2011


My sister owns the familys mountain house: Maiensäss from 1835 on 1700m above sea level
the house is called "Acla Broina", which means brown house in rhaeto-romanic the 4th language in Switzerland
a typical house for this aera, where the herder went higher in the mountains during the summer period

chilhood memories on and on
beautiful structures and ambience
from wind, sun, snow weatherd

Sunday, August 14, 2011

city oasis

one of my favorite oasis in Zurich
old botanical garden
and the new generation of city gardeners try to make the city more beautiful with wildflowers
would like to have this books

Saturday, August 13, 2011

random zurich

some pics from the rooftop at escherwyss platz, the max frisch bath
some from the old town
some from the brockenhaus

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Roggenbrot & Hot pepper sauce

once a year I cook hot pepper sauce
and it lasts for one year 'cause it's really hot

while cooking I had too sniff and cough a lot


200 gr chillis
1dl apple vinegar
2-3 garlic
sea salt

I put the chillis in the oven for about 10 minutes, put them hot in a plastic bag, close it, let cool a little and then peel them.
Put everything in a pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Mix it, cook again for some minutes and pour them in jars.

Baking bread needs patience and strong hands-but it's worth it.

En Guete

Saturday, August 6, 2011

George in the East

I really like the preview fom TOAST A/W 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

little flowers

Epimedium is flowering again, normally only in spring!
Tricyrtis is flowering normally
Oxalis and wandering jew as well
morning glory and indigo flowers again
they seem too be a little confused with the weather we had this year

confused little flowers :-)

leather care

nothing goes about this products for leather care

tapir Leder-und Sattelseife=cleaning also pattent leather
tapir Lederbalsam natur
crème de luxe Peausserie=cleaning delicat leather like gloves
Burgol Palmenwachsschuhcrème=polish like a mirror
a simple briefcase by Arthur & Aston
needs still some care!
old necessaire made in England
Charles Jourdan vintage

the craft of Cheaney
nice bag collection of a talented lady: Williams

Thursday, August 4, 2011

on or in fashion

lately I'm a little bit lazy with posting
it's not that I don't discover but it's not always worth to post it directly

by attending the wedding
everybody was occupied with questions about what to wear
what works for me the best is combining vintage pieces with something new
to break the "old-fashioned" look

what's in now are the forties like in uk vogue issue August
but were midi skirts out of fashion ever?
don't think so, they're just too feminine to ever get out

and in fact
nothing can be out
'cause the person who wears it, makes the pieces in again
personal style is always in
that's what fashion should be
the most beautiful sandals I ever had:
perfectly made
nice box and good quality of shoebag
nothing cheap about it
worth the price tag

red hair beauty via style bubble studio sober

Monday, August 1, 2011

glimpses of paradise

It's not often that I attend weddings
this weekend was the wedding from Marisa & Stijn
a huge celebration in the countryside of Belgium
it was very beautiful
everybody did their best to look gorgeous
and dance their feet wound

I finally could wear one of my furcapes
and I have to say: it's so cousy