Tuesday, January 31, 2012

first snow this winter

I nearly thought it will never happen to have snowflakes on my terrass
so silent yesterday, strike in Belgium

I'm happy, it's better then the grey days in January

Asarum splendens opend her first flowers, too early I think but
so misterious

Thursday, January 26, 2012

parcel from Japan

I finally ordered some things from this wonderful shop
rice bowles
little dessert forks
cooper coated wok
beautiful pieces

it came padded in nice paper
and I'm happy that the douane in Brussels didn't break it either

more japanese cooking will come
whisky liked the wrapping as well

cabins, shelters... beautiful blog through maria

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

la finition en maroquinerie

no idea how you say it in english
but this are old tools to finish leather edges for bags, shoes, belts...
you put the iron into a Bunsenbrenner
and burn a ligne in the leather

under is the modern version

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

misterious cooking

sometimes I try out things
like addapt meat recipes to tofu
I pickled tofu like we do in Switzerland "Suure Mocke"
the process I liked
the change of colours I liked as well
but then the taste?
too sour, even the caramelized vegetables didn't made any difference
it stays a try out

Suure Mocke here, here and here

Monday, January 23, 2012

eigen haard naar eigen aard

a book from 1961
illustrations by Peter Eggendorfer
how to style a modern home where you feel comfortable?
a lot of classic mid-century designs
the texts are hillarious
but it's still modern today

Sunday, January 22, 2012

good day today

David Lynch "Good Day Today" official music video (dec 2010) from Arnold de Parscau on Vimeo.
got the CD from David Lynch as a birthday present
I like it
the video is quite special
no nightmares please just a good day
but it's in his Lynch way!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

whisky in action

that cats can't tell that their is something wrong
is sometimes a pitty
she leacked her hair of
after an injection form the doctor
she got fast better
and is now in form again
playfull, more in action, crazy

she was paralyzed by the itching
I still don't know exactly how to deal with her food allergy 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

purple sourdough

improving my baking skills
even with a good recipe it's not that easy
you need a lot of patience, time, good flour and a hot oven
the oven which seems not to work like it should and the flour is still my problem
it's a craft wich isn't learnt in one day
I'm a little bit dissapointed, 'cause it didn't rise like I would like to have it
it's too flat :-(

beetroot is one of my favorite vegetables and the colour is just insane

recipe wall via

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

old stationary

since going to art school
I was always collecting old stationary
the papers and booklets I nearly finished
but I have a lot of other things

I really like the bicolored pencils
Don Drapper use it in the 12th episode from mad men, when he write his statement about tabaco
and as swiss I'm of course only using Caran d'Ache :-)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

green winter greens

for cold dark days
healthy heartwarming food

  • tart with savoy gabbage, kale, kohlrabi, gruyère and rosted pumpkinseeds 
  • buckweat pasta with green lentils, sorrelpesto and arugola
was inspired by edible selby René Redzepi

Friday, January 13, 2012

favorite jackets

I like layering of jackets
I like wool
I like boyish jackets
I like small shoulders-which is difficult with mens jackets!
I like Tweed
I like pockets

APC A/W 11
Isabel Marant Etoile S/S 12
Brockenhaus handknitted mens cardigan 70ies
thrift store handknitted wool cardigan
Marni A/W 10
Brockenhaus Camel Coat cut-off 70ies
Second Hand wool blazer 40ies
uniqlo mens blazer
army raincape 1975
Vanessa Bruno jeansjacket

jak and jill did their blog new
a glimpse of fashion inspiration
and Mister Mort has some of the best streetsyle from the US, unusual

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Sale makes me nervous
I get paniced by the amount of clothes, which lost in value in a little while
I get paniced by the people grabbing in all these clothes
and I'm asking why we need so much stuff

so I looked in the new collection in my favorite shop in Antwerp
found the perfect, little nonchalant jacket
and back home
I had a present in the bag!

The press release from the new collection from

A. FRIEND by A.F.Vandevorst

nicely done, sweet and a personal way to get new clients


Zurich is changing the face every time I come back
the concrete bridge wurde konkret
konkretes bauen
zementenes holz
beleuchtetes grau
gespiegelte hochhäuser
papier in porzellan eingelegt
bronzene armaturen
neon in holz

Escher-Wyss Platz, Prime Tower und Hardbrücke
toilets and staircase in Museum Rietberg

reminds me of this
already posted before this and this

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kunstszene Zürich

There was an exhibition in Zurich
where every person who calls himself an artist
could take part

big halls full of art

for every budget and taste something
"Chrut ond Rüebli"

3 friends of mine took part as well
nice work they did

unknown streetart
Carmen Stadler - Anne Lorenz
Carol May - Nicolas Kristen
Mareike Spalteholz - Renata Vonarburg
Kati Perriard - Helge Thelen
Rebekka Kimmich - Lily Zufferey
Captain Maik
unknown - Domke

Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy new year

a new year to dance
a new year to dream
a new year to work and live with passion
a new year to change the routine
a new year to come