Tuesday, December 31, 2013

shapes in glass and ceramic

black vase - Wiesenthalhütte Germany 1966
smoky blue vase - Riihimäen Lasi Oy Finland c1970, Tamara Aladin
Espresso cup - unknown potter
Ikebana vases - unknown potter

in the same thrift store I found in the past already Riihimäen vases
look here and here

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brockenhaus treasures V

the past years it was mostly porcelain
I was hunting for
now I'm looking more for ceramics
but it's a thin line between ordinairy,
too rustic and interesting
if I'm doubting for longer
I don't take it
so, these things stayed in the Brocki

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

about love

I'm abroad without computer and camera

wish everybody warm christmas

for thous of u who speak german
this article about love you have to read

Friday, December 6, 2013

crochet soap sack DIY

I saw it in a shop in New York and on ikoiko
It's easy to make yourself
with a nice bar of soap it's a lovely present for friends

you need:

crochethook EU size 3
fine hempyarn
linnen ribbon
basic crochet skills
2 houres under a blanket on your couch

1.Rd: 8 sc in a loop
2.Rd: in every sc 1 sc + 3 chs = you will have 8 bows
3.Rd: in every bow 1 sc + 3 chs = you still have 8 bows
4.Rd: in every bow 1 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc, 3 chs = you finally have 16 bows
5.Rd: in every bow 1 sc, 3 chs
continue in a spiral till you have 23 Rd from the beginning

the sack approximatly measures 4 ¼" × 4 ½" or 11cm × 11.5cm

weave a linnen ribbon or a chain of hempyarn through the loops on top

good luck!

I have different soaps then 3 years ago, see here!

Monday, December 2, 2013

ceramics and plants

brown was never my favorite colour
but for ceramics I like it
the drainage of the plantpot let me think about the labyrinth in Chartres
or a japanese zen garden

the airplants 'Tillandsia' I brought back from New York
couldn't find them here

PS: I found out that the thing is not a plantpot but a filter for the coffeepintcher and the smaller thing is the cover! See here.
It's from "Zaalberg Holland"-mid-century dutch ceramics
Maybe I should go back to the shop and buy the pintcher as well-but he's too brown for my taste!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

things I brought home

the dackshund is moving his head and tail
he makes a good sculpture on the anvil from M.
another long wooden spoon think from California Red Wood
funnels and a star for my stove
hot sauce from the largest rooftopfarm in Brooklyn
liquid smoke does it great on tofu
the most beautiful can opener I ever saw, of course japanese
the tarot cards are amazing and are from the wild unknown
Mickey band-aids are just fun

Friday, November 15, 2013

point of view

staircase from two different perspectives at the NewMuseum
on the waterfront
too much trash and plastic

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brooklyn and Manhattan shops, drink, eat


Parlor coffee bar - found through die Zeit and was not the only one

Oslo coffee - the best coffee I had

Diner mexican Restaurant

Maison Premiere - Bar - old fashioned, good Absinth Cocktails

Café Mogador - moroccan food - not too expensive, nice atmosphere

Catbird - jewelry and schnickschnack

Whisk - kitchenware - hugh

Joinery - kind of ecological fashion, candles, ceramics, books - nice shop

Bird - fashion high end and hip, expensive but nice shop

Malin Landaeus - select vintage - expensive but special

AD HOC Shop - mens ashion - small, not too expensive, very nice joice


McNally Jackson store - stationary - very nice

ACE Hotel shop - nice selection

Brooklyn Buildings

I stayed in Brooklyn-Williamsburg
I liked it more then Manhattan
still a little rough
but it's the same everywhere in big cities
the rich take over every little part of freedom

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manhattan Buildings

back home I realized that I didn't took many pictures while staying in New York
the feelings and memories stay without a shoot
the overwhelming feeling comes back in the fever dreams I had the past nights

and strangely
I was so dissapointed about MoMA while there
the art pieces in my memory come back much clearer

of course it's realy good modern art
but MoMA is an American Supermarket of modern art
the wheel of Duchamp cleaned and laquered to its brilliant state
which I think is not the intention of a ready-made

I realized that I'm more european then I thought!

Thursday, October 31, 2013


for once I'm in the country of Halloween
I'm wondering how it will be at night
it's nice to be here in automne
with many colored leaves and no snow


automne in the port
looks sometimes like a moon landschape
while posting this I'm already over the ocean

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

white winter food

Hirsebrei mit Apfel, Honig und Nüssen
Sellerie-weisse Bohnensuppe mit Tahin
etwas schleimig

for healthy vegan recipes I discovered this
hope to eat some of that when staying in Montclair next week
to be honest, most of american food isn't like that
especially if you stay somewhere next to a Highway in Totowa!

Monday, October 14, 2013

grey and orange

the automne is here
rainy, grey and cold
orange seems to be the new winter color
not really my favorite except in nature
it's tea and Eintopf time
beeswax candels

really love this ring from wsake
this knitted sweater from Toast for M.
and this dufflecoat for me

Thursday, October 3, 2013


last week we performed in Geneva
went to the museum to see more of Ferdinand Hodler
I'm rediscovering him through M. since I left Switzerland
the things which were close get another quality by seeing it from a distance

I really liked the old cinema and the chandelier in the theater


normally I don't talk much about my work on this blog
but this time it's different
I was nominated with my costumedesign for Tragedy of a Friendship
by "Operawelt" for best opera costumes season 2012/2013
I'm very happy and proud
all the tears, fear, discussions, working nights and bloody fingertips are worth it
the hundreds of pearls still hang on the velvet
the white is still white even after much porcblood was used

it's definitly time to shoot proper photos

there is still the chance to see it in real
Montclair State University, New Jersey US-Kasser Theater-1.-3. November
Lille France-Opera-23., 25., 26. November
Bruges Belgium-Concertgebouw-11. December

by the way:
I'm looking for a room to sleep in New York from 4. - 8. November for 4 nights
would like to stay in Brooklyn
anyone knows something?

Friday, September 20, 2013

my second home

I'm back in the apartment where I spent my summer
friends I know for so long
they give me peace and cosyness
the lavender blue in the sleeping room is very relaxing

Saturday, September 14, 2013

candle sculpture

beeswaxcandels from the "Brocki" in Switzerland
most of them handmade
one burned down like a gothic sculpture

the old ones I burned last winter