Sunday, December 30, 2012

secret zurich

take since a while pictures from fountains in Zurich, and there are many, 1200!
once I will have a serie to show
till then it stays with the shadow of this

with a little but good used bookstore
bought one book "The family of man"
other from the Brocki "Moderne Kirchen"

Monday, December 24, 2012



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

christmas tree

not much time to do more for a christmas tree
soon I will see the twinsister of the girl on the wall
Amaryllis will open the flowers when I'm back from Switzerland

Monday, December 17, 2012

ghosts II


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

water flowers


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Blue nights

going out
last year-Little Dragon
psychadelic fabric
psychadelic music-nearly too much, and the title, hmmm

Friday, December 7, 2012


my view out of my window
some of last year
and from yesterdays first snow this winter
I'm dancing in the morning with this music

Thursday, December 6, 2012

waiting for Samichlaus

maybe he's on the way

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

digging by colour

jumped last week in a big mess of old clothes and started to dig
found first the pale rose dress in silkgeorgette from the early 20ies, nearly no spots and no holes
second was the rose body warmer in wool
third the Hanro silkwool undershirt
fourth the parka from the 50ies

found as well kitchenstuff
the treasures have the same colourscheme
it was a good day: 2 pieces for 1 Euro!

"Quittenbrot" needed 2 weeks of drying
but it's fantastic

Saturday, December 1, 2012


"A dreamer is one
who can only find his way by moonlight.
And his punishment is
that he sees the dawn
before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde

keep on dreaming through the dark periode of the year

Sunday, November 18, 2012

African treasures

since a while now I'm interested in African textiles and jewelery
on the fleamarket  you can still find some very rare things
mostly from private collections of Belgium people who went before 1960 to Congo
when it still was a Belgium colony (1885-1960)

as swiss without this past I have maybe another view on the things

my little africa collection started with the monkey cape I discovered 2 years ago
beautiful but frightening as well, it's like mans hair and of course forbidden now

ebony and silver bangles
bangle out of elephant hair and ebony (as well forbidden to have!)
piece of Raffia weaving, maybe a part of a Teke chief's skirt, very fine, DR Congo
coconut bead necklace, DR Congo
iron spike cache-sex for young woman, Cameroon
Tutsi baskets (Igiseke/Agaseki) without lid in plant fibres for food storage, Rwanda & Burundi

Saturday, November 17, 2012

ginger lemonade

for winter
against the cold
colour like deep frozen ice
fresh and sparkling

homemade ginger lemonade
another wonderful recipe out of this book
gibt's auch in Deutsch

Friday, November 16, 2012

presents for myself

I don't stop with blogging.
was just ill for some days and the November tiredness came over me!

did myself some presents the last months!
they have the same kind of colour scheme

beeswaxcandels from TOAST
wine glasses from Lobmeyr/Vienna
curry spoon in walnut from Yoshiyuki Kato via
handwoven basket bag Akebi Shell Kago also via
coated cotton dress from Sophie
doll cardigan from MM for H&M
a mohair blanket which fit to the cat from TOAST
cashmere wool from Lang

since I was 4 years ago in Japan, and our translator walked around with a basket from the northern part of the country, I was dreaming of having one myself.
I like the simple form and tactility of the material.
In the same way of Wabi Sabi is the spoon carved-not completly perfect, not too smooth, just enough. This is the difficult part, or maybe the edge between a craftsman and an artist.
When is the moment not to add more, just to leave it a little unfinished?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

secret places IV

our secret places stayed no more secret
for once I'm so happy to have no profil on facebook
the film shooting is over
it turned into a nightmare
I'm tired and scared about the politics in Antwerp
about fanatic people who don't use their mind
about people who believe everything which is written in the medias

I'm relieved
that I never use the real names on my blog
that people bearly can make a connection
except they know me in real life and not only virtual

artists should be free
artists should make a revolution
artists are poetical

I loved the birds in the film
they are strong
they are powerful

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

secret places III

a frog on my hand
I kissed him
he didn't want to go back in the box
leather on the wall
a garden in beautiful automne weather
some discussions
and the meat costume is over
and was a big success

we were here
we went back to Schoonselhof
an Owl