Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2008

I'm Boo

Cool design for hot days: "I'm Boo" carafe by Norway Says for danish Muuto
Norway Says about the design: Boo is like the skin, or a balloon surrounding the water with openings that tell the simple story of fluid motion in and out of the glass. The carafe exudes a strong personality, as if it's saying "I'm Boo, who are you?"

Freitag, 25. Juli 2008


"L'altalena" by Enzo Mari (first printed in 1961) can be a book, but also a game or just a entertaining strip to hang up. The single strip with concertina-folds is full of animals, that leap with their bodies onto the swing trying to keep the balance. The book contains no words, but speaks conceptually of quantity, shape, weight and balance. I think, it's still very modern.
See also: Valesulfilo

Montag, 21. Juli 2008


In the collages of the twin brothers Markus and Reto Huber, stag beetles threaten deers, butterflies become monsters and mushrooms grow in snowy mountain regions. There are also hunting women in pink, found on the internet or just white (American) flags, seen in New York.

Dienstag, 15. Juli 2008

Time for ice cream!

C. and her children created this dream of an ice cream parlor, made of salt dough and painted with acrylic paint. I especially like the poster with the shop assortment on the wall.
Sitting on the terrace with a cup of ice cream and enjoying the beautiful summer evening, the accurate soundtrack to this scene could be "Bikini" by Zofka...

Sonntag, 13. Juli 2008


Time ago, C. left me a paper bag full of exquisite patterns from the swiss textile manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer. The draperies are decorated with extensive embroideries, partly made by hand. So, customers of Schlaepfer products are mostly haute couture designers...
Even just looking at all the details of the different draperies is inspiring to me. This time, I sewed and stitched a little owl.

Sonntag, 6. Juli 2008


LINES & SHAPES, published by Lena Corwin and Maria Vettese, is a new art booklet. Different artists work independently on a given subject and present their results. Two editions are available.
Aim of the first year of publishing will be to create 6 volumes, not two with same artists. 

Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2008


Visiting good friends in the countryside on sunday. Brunching in their garden under trees and taking a nap in the gras with the bush crickets chirping in the background, before picking baskets full of sweet, sweet cherries. Just couldn't get enough...