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ART PARCOURS 2018

ART PARCOURS 2018

Curated for the third consecutive year by Samuel Leuenberger,  ART PARCOURS 2018
presents 23 site-specific artworks displayed throughout Basel’s historic center.
The sector will feature work by Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan, Nina Beier, stanley
brouwn, Julian Charrière, Keren Cytter, Simon Denny, Elmgreen & Dragset, Georg
Herold, Pierre Huyghe, Hilary Lloyd, Mark Manders, Caroline Mesquita, Rivane
Neuenschwander, Marina Pinsky, Julian Rosefeldt, Nedko Solakov, Simon Starling,
Jessica Stockholder, Thomas Struth, Paloma Varga Weisz and Hannah Weinberger.

>> ART PARCOURS 2018 MAP <<

On Saturday, June 16, Parcours Night once again will present a specially curated
program of live performances with extended opening hours of Parcours and of
some of Basel’s leading museums. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes
place at Messe Basel from June 14 to June 17, 2018.
Opening Monday afternoon, June 11, ART PARCOURS 2018 will reflect on the political potentials of storytelling, seeking to investigate what stories can tell us about our lives. Titled ‘Telling Stories for the Future’, the exhibition will encompass presentations in civic and private locations that will open exclusively for Parcours as well as collaborations with Basel’s museums, encouraging alternative social and geographical encounters with the city.

ART PARCOURS 2018BEIER Nina Beast 2018, Mars 2018

Through a focus on storytelling, Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, aims to cultivate commonalities and allied thinking across social, geographic, ethnic, economic and ecological boundaries. Highlights include Thomas Struth’s ‘Animals’ (2018), a series of 10 photographs that sensitively capture animals following their moment of surrender. Installed in the Erste Kirche Christi, the work will be drawn from his recent images of scientific and surgical environments, as well as the history of memento mori in art. A program of live music, chosen by Struth in collaboration with guitarist Frank Bungarten, will be presented at selected times throughout the week.
By installing 10 sound systems throughout Basel’s sewers, Hannah Weinberger will create a mysterious soundscape scattered across the city that invites the public to tune into a new experience of the city. Each of the 10 sewers will be activated with site-specific compositions created by Weinberger that play against the daily sounds of the sewers and the city.

ART PARCOURS 2018Julian Rosefeldt

Suspended in mid-air inside the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Elmgreen & Dragset’s large-scale sculpture ‘Hanging Rock’ (2017) will act as a blockade, concealing certain elements of the architectural structure that surrounds it. Playing on the ideas of nature, gravity and natural phenomena, the piece explores preconceived views of natural beauty and the overcoming of obstacles. Pierre Huyghe’s ‘Exomind (Deep Water)’ (2017) features a crouching female figure with a beehive growing from her head. The colony of bees living inside the hive will pollinate the surrounding flora in the garden of the Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft Basel.
Parcours Opening Hours
Parcours Opening: Monday, June 11, 1pm to 4pm (projects open till 8pm)
Tuesday, June 12 to Friday, June 15, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, June 16, 10am to 12midnight
Sunday, June 17, 10am to 7pm
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VOLTA 14

VOLTA 14

” VOLTA’s journey started 14 years ago at Volta-Platz in Basel, right around the corner from our latest venue,” notes Amanda Coulson, VOLTA Artistic Director. “Throughout the years, VOLTA consistently claimed new territory through content and location. Always evolving, continuously reinventing our shape, consistently moving forward, constantly exploring new terrains and positions. We aim to do what we do best: providing a platform for professional gallery work while remaining a place for research and discovery. ”
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Half of the positions this year feature solo artist projects and “dialogues” between two artists, the foundation of VOLTA’s focused and artist-centered program. Among the 20 solo presentations for 2018: Jorma Puranen (presented by Galerie Anhava, Helsinki), a conceptual photography pioneer and celebrated vanguard of the Helsinki School; Malala Andralavidrazana (presented by Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano), the Paris-based Malagasy artist whose re-appropriated precolonial maps encourage cultural centering and global connectivity; Jaco van Schalwyk (presented by Barnard Gallery, Cape Town), who unveils Nemora, an enveloping forest installation that reflects both Paradise and the peril of over-industrialization; Ilona Szalay (presented by Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh), a Threadneedle Prize finalist, whose figurative compositions on aluminum speak strongly to #MeToo; and a commentary on value structures, via mechanized cardboard object-sculptures by Daniel Agdag (presented by MARS Gallery, Windsor), whose film Lost Property Unity was shortlisted for Best Animated Short at the 2018 Oscars.

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Saori Miyake The missing shade 22-2 2017, Gelatin silver print, 79.5 x 52 cm. Presented by waitingroom (Tokyo)

Highlights from the 20 dual-artist booths at VOLTA: a consideration on art as activism presented by AD Gallery (Athens), featuring Manuel Ocampo, who co-represented The Philippines at the 57th Venice Biennale, and Mihael Milunovic, subject of a major solo exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in his homeland, Serbia; an interface of digital and physical realities implemented by SCAG (Vienna), featuring new media rising stars Christiane Peschek and Julian Palacz; and a cross-generational celebration of an artist’s handwork at Tezukayama Gallery (Osaka), starring mark-making minimalist veteran Moriyuki Kuwabara, who made his Art Basel debut in 1977, and emotive figurative sculptor Yoshiyuki Ooe, whose own international splash occurred nearly 40 years later at Art15 London.

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Saori Miyake The missing shade 22-2 2017, Gelatin silver print, 79.5 x 52 cm. Presented by waitingroom (Tokyo)

The other half of VOLTA14 exhibitors convey thematic concepts and material surveys, with highlights including: “Tables Pots and Plants – A Song for Matisse”, a love-letter to the still-life from V1 Gallery (Copenhagen), featuring an ensemble cast from the gallery’s international roster, furniture by Charlotte Perriand, and a publication; “The Hierarchy of Scale” by Charlie Smith London (London), highlighting the classical power imbued in artworks miniature and monumental, with artists’ differing dimensions in direct dialogue with one another; and Primae Noctis (Lugano) champions distinct local tradition and sociopolitical concerns across the African continent, led by Abdoulaye Konaté, the celebrated Malian textile artist whose recent exhibitions include a two-decade survey at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (DK) and a major installation for Vive Arte Vive at the 57th Venice Biennale.
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Christiane Peschek Velvet Fields, Kat. 1 2017, Healing brush and Stamp tool on Skin tone; Pigment print on Aluminum, 120 x 95 cm. Courtesy of SCAG and the Artist. Presented by SCAG (Vienna)

VOLTA 14

VOLTA 14 moves location for the upcoming 2018 edition, inaugurating the former COOP distribution center at Elsässerstrasse 215, adjacent to Novartis Campus, the Basel headquarters of the global healthcare company. Following the adage “there’s no place like home”, VOLTA’s new venue is a five-minute walk from Voltaplatz, site of the original VOLTAshow and down the street from where the Rhine baptized its founders back in 2005. VOLTA 14 opens in previews on Monday, 11 June and continues through Saturday, 16 June, concurrent with Art Basel Week 2018.

NEW LOCATION

VOLTA 14

OPENING HOURS
Monday, June 11 – Saturday, June 16, 2018
Closed on Sunday
PREVIEW + PUBLIC OPENING Monday, June 11
Guest of Honor Preview 10 am – 12 pm
VIP / Press Preview 12 – 2 pm
Public Vernissage 2 – 7 pm
REGULAR HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday, June 12 – 16
10 am – 7 pm
SATURDAY PUBLIC SOIRÉE 7 – 9 pm
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LISTE 2018

LISTE 2018

LISTE 2018 – The world´s most well-established and enduring promotion- and discoverer fair for galleries of the young and middle generation.
The 23rd edition of LISTE – Art Fair Basel will take place from June 11 through 17, 2018. LISTE 2018 will once again be the meeting place for important collectors, eminent museum people, art lovers and artists. An exciting selection of contemporary, mostly emerging art will be presented, promising many new discoveries.
LISTE 2018
This year´s LISTE will present 79 galleries from 32 countries, with works by over 170 artists. The participating galleries come from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, France, Greece, Great Britain, Guatemala, Holland, Italy, Japan, Colombia, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Austria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the USA.
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It is important to LISTE to present galleries from a very broad spectrum of countries and cities – including regions located away from art centers. LISTE 2018 is considered the most important fair for a young generation of galleries. Thus, every ambitious international young gallery applies to participate at LISTE. Our jury – composed exclusively of curators and artists – selected the most important aspiring galleries of a younger and middle generation from over 250 applicants. These galleries will bring a high-caliber selection of contemporary art to Basel, among which will also be many new discoveries. As a not-for-profit-oriented fair, LISTE has been working tirelessly to the promote new galleries. The fair strives to ease the entry of galleries into the international art market by providing reasonable terms and conditions.

LISTE 2018

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As in past years, LISTE ́s primary objective is to introduce the world ́s most promising new galleries in Basel. Peter Bläuer, the fair ́s director, is very pleased that 16 of the 79 galleries will be appearing at LISTE for the first time. Among those galleries are: Maria Bernheim (Zurich), Bodega (New York), Chapter NY (New York), Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles), Dürst Britt & Mayhew (The Hague), El Apartamento (Havanna), Ermes – Ermes (Vienna), Gianni Manhattan (Vienna), Ginerva Gambino (Cologne), Ivan (Bucharest), Noah Klink (Berlin), Park View / Paul Soto (Los Angeles / Brussels), PM8 (Vigo), Proyectos Monclova (Mexiko City), Sé, (São Paulo) and Sultana (Paris).

LISTE 2018

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Galerie Maria Bernheim (Zurich) will make its debut with a solo presentation by Swiss artist Denis Savary (*1981). The artist creates works with complex relational systems that convey a poetic effect. Another solo presentation will be presented at Bodega (New York): Em Rooney (*1983, US) focuses on the transitory nature of textures in materials and memories in the context of the transition to digital storage. Young gallery Chapter NY from New York will be presenting Mira Dancy (*1979, US), Ann Greene Kelly (*1988, US) and Willa Nasatir (*1990, US). Danielle Dean (*1982, US/UK) will make her LISTE debut at Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles) with an installation composed of sculptures and video. Viennese gallery Ermes/Ermes will present the artists Gina Folly (*1983, CH) and Bleta Jahaj (*1981, XK) in an artistic dialogue. Foy examines the effect of cultural and social changes on daily reality, while Jahaj focuses the body in motion in pictorial language. The gallery Gianni Manhattan of Vienna will show sculptures by Hungarian artist Zsófia Keresztes (*1985). Sculptures and drawings by Alex Wissel (*1983, DE) will be presented at young gallery Ginerva Gambino (Cologne). Ivan Gallery from Bucharest will introduce three young artists: Jaro Varga (*1982, SK), Ștefan Sava (*1982, RO) and Cristian David (*1979, RO).

For 23 years – small but mighty and enormously important.

As a not-for-profit-oriented fair, LISTE has been working tirelessly since it inception in 1996 to promote new galleries. The fair strives to ease the path to the international art market for galleries at reasonable terms and conditions. After its founding in 1996, LISTE developed within a very short time into one of the most important fairs for a new and middle generation of galleries and their mainly young artists. The fair annually hosts approximately 80 highly promising international galleries from over 30 countries, many of which are young and mostly still unknown. Similarly, it is very important to LISTE to introduce important, new and interesting galleries from locations not near the art market. Thus, it would be difficult to find a gallery established after 1996 and numbering among the world’s most important whose path included an appearance at LISTE.
Monday, June 11
Opening Party – From 10 p.m., with Swiss Art Awards and Cahiers D’Artistes
Carhartt WIP presents: Moodymann (KDJ Records / Mahogani Music, Detroit), Flo Real (Mahogani Music)
+ local support Alma Negra
at Volkshaus, Rebgasse 12–14
Free Admission
www.volkshaus.ch
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DESIGN BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

DESIGN MIAMI 2018

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018

In addition to presentations by 47 of the world’s most prestigious design galleries, ten Curio installations, ten Design at Large projects, and the culminating presentations from the three Swarovski Designers of the Future award winners, Design Miami Basel 2018 presents six Satellites & Collaborations, seven Design Talks, and more.

SATELITES & COLLABORATIONS

CALVIN KLEIN’s first installation at Design Miami Basel 2018 presents a unique vision of an expansive international landscape, as interpreted by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, featuring an authentic American barn and a showcase of limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs with upholstery selected by Mr. Simons. An admirer of Gaetano Pesce’s work, Mr. Simons approached Cassina about initiating what he refers to as a “cultural correspondence.”
The result is a selection of 100 numbered Feltri armchairs in which CALVIN KLEIN house codes are applied to the armchair’s interior upholstery.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in collaboration with SFA Advisory and Southern Guild, presents a project of collectible design pieces by renowned South African designer Porky Hefer. Drawing attention to the foundation’s dedication to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants by supporting projects that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities, Hefer created five large-scale, functional, and sculptural designs of endangered species: orangutan, polar bear, sloth, blue whale, and great white shark. Visitors are invited to sit in, on, and around these friendly sculptural creatures, igniting a sense of empathy as the stories of the animals’ hardships and the importance of their survival to our own lives are recounted through interaction, video, and text.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Limited edition Feltri by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina with vintage quilts selected by Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN/ Porky Hefer and Endangered Orangutan/ Porky Hefer, 2018/ Courtesy of Southern Guild & SFA Advisory. Photo by Antonia Steyn

Stuart Parr presents selections from his collection of classic 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Italian motorcycles and cars in the following three categories. The Mini: These small but versatile vehicles have a top speed of about 60 mph from the rear-mounted, mostly two-cylinder engines. They were and still are the ultimate beach car and, for Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, a perfect fit for his yacht. The Mighty: The magnificent Iso Grifo designed at Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro is equipped with powerful Chevrolet Corvette engines, ensuring reliability and autostrada speeds upwards of 140 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars at the time––Italian beauty, American muscle. The Moto: Italian motorcycles were born on the track. Their story has been inscribed on the most famous racing tracks in the world.
The Collectors Lounge at DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018, presented by ETEL and designed by Superluna, is a space where collectors and members can enjoy a drink from the Perrier-Jouët bar, and relax in an atmosphere designed to mirror a domestic environment filled with pieces rich in Brazil’s contemporary themes and history. Curated with selected pieces from ETEL’s collection of contemporary design and re-editions of iconic modern Brazilian design, the entire Lounge structure is covered with textile panels, creating a frame for an intimate space.

DESIGN MIAMI BASEL 2018Dinamarquesa Armchair/ Zalszupin/ Courtesy of ETEL/ The Mini, The Mighty, and The Moto / 1973, Iso Grifo 5.8 Litre Series II Coupe/ Courtesy of Stuart Parr Collection

GRAPHIC IDENTITY

François Halard, renowned interior and architectural photographer and this year’s curator of Design at Large, created a graphic identity specially for Design Miami/ Basel that explores the concept of time, encouraging visitors to shift their focus to design’s defining details, materials, and expressions. His blurred and distorted photographs, seen throughout Design Miami Basel’s branding, create ethereal images that appear to be on the verge of focusing. These images evoke a sense of slowing down, encouraging fairgoers to unplug from their bustling everyday lives, step away from social media addictions, and shift their perspective of time, immersing themselves fully in their first-hand experience of the fair.

OFFICIAL FURNITURE SPONSORS

Artek and Vitra return to Design Miami/ Basel this edition and will be providing the furniture for the Design Talks Theater, Media Lounge as well as Nook Café. Attendees can expect to see furniture designed by some of today’s leading designers including Konstantin Grcic’s Stool-Tool (Vitra) at our Design Talks Theater and classics of modern design by Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara (Artek) at our media lounge.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Preview Day/ By invitation only Monday, June 11
Collectors Preview/ 12–5pm Vernissage/ 5–7pm
Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 12/ 10am–8pm Wednesday, June 13/ 10am–8pm Thursday, June 14/ 10am–7pm Friday, June 15/ 10am–7pm
Saturday, June 16/ 11am–7pm Sunday, June 17/ 11am–7pm
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PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

My dears, I am pregnant, just in case you did not know. 27 weeks in already. Time is flying.. Today I wanna share with you my 10 PREGNANCY MUST HAVES. Also I have checked the code check app for the ingredients of each product. https://codecheck.info The app is for free and is available via google play store and itunes. And just FYI this post is not sponsored. 🙂 Now lets start with my favorite 10 items.

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #1
WELEDA – almond sensitive lotion
Did you get a chance to smell this product? awww, it smells so good. I am a huge fan of the Weleda almond beauty line. No surprise that I love using their body lotions too. I got this from my friend Jessy for my birthday. Thank you dear. So nice of you! I use this lotion whenever I am not using any of my other oils. Preferably in the morning when I am a bit in a hurry, since this lotion is being absorbed way faster than my oils. (code check rating: all green = no concerns identified)

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #2
THERME EDUARD VOGT – mint cooling spray for feet and legs
It is a hot summer this year and being pregnant, aka being bigger and heavier does not help at all. I suffer from hot and swollen feet and legs and this product gives me an instant relief. Perfect for on the go. It can be also used over stockings, compression hosiery. (code check rating: 3/4 green 1 high concern, 1 significant concern, 5 low concern, 8 no concern identified)
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #3
BI-OIL – purCellin oil
This bugger is another present I got from a dear friend. She swears by this product and has used it thru out her pregnancy and does not have any scars or stretch marks. A good reason to give this oil a try. I use it whenever I am not using my other oils. Honestly, all of the oils feel great and leave my skin moisturized. In the end I believe its all about that you are using oils or lotions every day and night. And for sure its also slightly genetic how your skin is going to react to pregnancy. So far so good and my morning and night routine are paying off. (code check rating: 2 high concern, 2 significant concern, 6 low concern, 10 no concern identified)

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #4
SIMILASAN – inca inchi body oil
I started off with that oil, simply because it was one that I have already had. Similasan have great products and I am a big fan of their globulis. More infos >> here This oil has a quiet distinct sweet smell and leaves the skin nicely nourished and soft. (code check rating: all green = no concerns identified)
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #5
CLARINS – bust beauty extra lift gel
The boobs, oh dear, they have trippled in size and get bigger every day. Or at least that’s how I feel 🙂 In order to keep them in shape I am using this gel on a daily base. I love the firming feeling. Before that I was using the Sensai by Kanebo throat and bust lifting effect cream.  An awesome product, maybe even a tick better than the Clarins Gel, BUT that cream is just way too expensive. I am not willing to spend 130 CHF on a bust cream that lasts me for about 2-3 months. I got the Clarins Gel at Manor when they had an extra 20% discount and ended up paying around 55 CHF which is still not cheap but way less than the other cream. (no code check rating!)

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #6
BURTS BEES MAMA BEE – leg and foot cream
Another awesome product that I got as a present for my birthday from a dear friend. Thank you so much Miriam 🙂 I use this cream regularly on my feet before going to bed. An instantly cooling cream with a lovely peppermint scent. (code check rating: 1 high concern, 23 no concern identified)

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #7
WELEDA – pregnancy body oil
I love me some oils and can not believe how nice and thoughtful my friends are 🙂 I got this oil from my friend Salome. Thank you so much again! Weleda has so many great products. Like the almond lotion I am also a huge fan of the pregnancy oil. Its not the fastest absorbing oil but great for when you have a bit more time. I use this oil before going to bed, not only on my bump but all over my body. I gotta say that out of all my oils I like this one the best. (code check rating: 3 low concern, 4 no concern identified)
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #8
MÜLLER – jojoba oil
I heard so many women saying that jojoba oil is one of the best oils to use during pregnancy. Just like the one by Similasan I happened to have this oil already and really loved using it. I have actually used this whole buttle up and since I got so many nice oils and creams for my birthday I did not feel the need to repurchase it. Nevertheless this is an awesome oil. Very natural, containing only jojoba oil. Unfortunately there is no code check rating for this oil. But basically it is just pure jojoba oil, so I assume that there are no concerns to identify.

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PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #9
WELEDA – Venadoron gel for heavy and tired legs
This one is doing such a great job. I use it every night, all over my legs in a very light upwards motion. I really am trying to prevent varicose and therefore I am also wearing compression hosieries. I got a pair in black and a pair in beige, both of them stay ups. I can really feel a difference on the days where I am wearing them and therefore I almost wear them every day. Especially on these very hot days. So every night when I take them off I use this Venadoron gel all over my legs and keep my legs up the wall for at least 15 minutes. I can highly recommend doing that when you suffer from heavy and tired legs during pregnancy. (code check rating: 2 low concern, 10 no concern identified)

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES #10
CLARINS – stretch mark minimizer
And last but not least I wanna introduce a cream to you. Hence the name it is against stretch marks. BUT it can also be used to prevent stretch marks. I already have some stretch marks from growing on the outside of my thighs and in fact the cream reduces the appearance of them. I have had this happen with a product by VICHY before. The thing is once you stop the stretch marks reappeared. 🙂 Nevertheless, this is a good way to moisture your bump and for sure something that absorbs a bit faster than an oil. Another really nice thing about Clarins is that they give out a really cute book about staying beautiful during pregnancy. There they share very helpful tips on how to massage the baby bump and some simple exercises to stay healthy. (code check rating: 6 significant concern, 7 low concern, 16 no concern identified)
PREGNANCY MUST HAVES
These were my “10 Pregnany Must Haves” and I hope this post was helpful in case you are looking for creams or oils to use during pregnancy. It is crazy how fast time flew by and that I am already in my last trimester. The first three months I was dealing with serious skin issues on my back and face but luckily never had nausea. I am dealing with severe weight gain 🙂 but I hope that once our baby is born my weight will get back to normal. We will see. Until then I have to put up with my maternity clothes and a few summer dresses that still fit me. I have found some really nice pieces via zalando. Just in case you are looking for some stylish maternity clothes.

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

Another thing that really helps me is to go to YOGA regularly. In the beginning I went up to 4 times a week and now with the heat I go twice a week. Moving the body is a great way to prepare for labour. But let me tell you, I can really feel that I am carrying some extra weight with me. That was it for today, I am sending lots of kisses to all my pregnant readers out there and would love to hear about your favorite creams and oils. X

PREGNANCY MUST HAVES

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Design Miami Basel 2017

Design Miami Basel 2017

Like every year I am visiting the Design Miami Basel show which takes place in hall 1, right next to the Art Basel venue. There were so many nice things to show you and I have tried my best to give you a glimpse of what I saw this year.
About Design Miami Basel 2017
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami each December and Basel, Switzerland, each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating collectible design. For more information, please visit designmiami.com.

Scholten & Baijings
The Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings, Japanese Architect Sano Fumihiko, and kimono designer Takahashi Hiroko have teamed up to celebrate four hundred years of Arita porcelain and will present a new Arita collection of twenty-seven pieces of tableware. To produce these dishes, the team applied abstract patterns of traditional motifs, studied Arita’s historical collections, sifted through museums and the archives of the Hataman Touen pottery and, in the process, rediscovered and brought back to life long-forgotten techniques.

Design Miami Basel 2017
Scholten & Baijings
Design at Large

Design Miami Basel 2017
Courtesy of Circe

Design Miami Basel 2017 has tapped the visionary mind of notable American fashion designer Thom Browne to bring to life the 2017 Design at Large installation. This is the first time a fashion designer will conceive the ambitious, large-scale presentation. Known for his conceptual installations, Browne will exhibit a vast grid of the most important desks from the last one hundred years, including statement pieces from masters such as Jean Prouvé and Ron Arad, beside the set installation from his Fall / Winter 2014 Men’s Runway Show. Alongside the centennial of significant desks in design history, the exhibition will be animated by a choreographed performance conceived specifically for Design at Large focusing on young design students and their creative interactions with the installation. This performance will mark the current shifts in traditional work styles, question the desk typology, and reconsider today’s adapted styles of working.

Design Miami Basel 2017
Courtesy of Dan and Corina Lecca 

Political Responses in Design
Reflections of the politics of our times can often be found in design objects and architecture. Galerie Patrick Seguin presents a demountable 6 x 9–meter Jean Prouvé house from 1944, which was conceived for easy assemblage and to house large families in response to eastern France suffering great damages from the Second World War. The architecture collective BBPR, formed in 1932 by Gianluigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, initially adhered to Fascism, but soon became part of the resistance––Banfi and Di Belgiojoso were imprisoned at the Mathausen concentration camp where Banfi died, and Rogers, being of Jewish descent, was exiled from Italy to Switzerland. Their works are shown at Nilufar Gallery, Galleria Rossella Colombari, Casati Gallery, and Gate 5.

Design Miami Basel 2017
6×9 Demountable HouseJean Prouvé, 1944/ Courtesy of Galerie Patrick Seguin

Gallery Program Design Miami Basel 2017
ammann//gallery/ Cologne
Antonella Villanova/ Florence
Caroline Van Hoek/ Brussels
Carpenters Workshop Gallery/ Paris, London & New York
Casati Gallery/ Chicago
Chamber/ New York
Cristina Grajales Gallery/ New York
Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery/ Copenhagen & Paris
Demisch Danant/ New York
Erastudio Apartment-Gallery/ Milan
Etage Projects/ Copenhagen
Friedman Benda/ New York
Galerie Alain Marcelpoil/ Paris
Galerie Eric Philippe/ Paris
Galerie Jacques Lacoste/ Paris
Galerie kreo/ Paris & London
Galerie Maria Wettergren/ Paris
Galerie Matthieu Richard/ Paris
Galerie Pascal Cuisinier/ Paris
Galerie Patrick Seguin/ Paris & London
Galerie Philippe Gravier/ Paris
Galerie VIVID/ Rotterdam
Galleria Rossella Colombari/ Milan
Galleri Feldt/ Copenhagen & Berlin
Gallery ALL/ Los Angeles & Beijing
Gallery FUMI/ London
Gate 5/ Monaco
Giustini Stagetti/ Galleria O. Roma/ Rome
Heritage Gallery/ Moscow
Hostler Burrows/ New York
Jousse Entreprise/ Paris
LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown/ Paris
Magen H Gallery/ New York
MANIERA/ Brussels
Marc Heiremans/ Brussels
Mercado Moderno/ Rio de Janeiro
Nilufar Gallery/ Milan
Ornamentum/ Hudson
Pierre Marie Giraud/ Brussels
R & Company/ New York
Robert Zehil Gallery/ Monte Carlo
Salon 94 Design/ New York
Sarah Myerscough Gallery/ London
Siegelson/ New York
Thomas Fritsch – ARTRIUM/ Paris
Todd Merrill Studio
Victor Hunt Designart Dealer/ Brussels
Curios Design Miami Basel 2017
88 Gallery/ Hong Kong & Paris
Atelier Swarovski/ London
Label Dalbin/ Paris
OV Project/ Brussels
Oscar Humphries/ London
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design/ Heusden aan de Maas
Scholten & Baijings/ Amsterdam
Sokyo Gallery/ Kyoto
SUPERGUFRAM/ Barolo
Suzanne Syz/ Geneva
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Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

BILDRAUSCH – FILMFESTIVAL 2017 / BASEL

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017

The seventh edition of the festival is once again devoted to the seventh art form. The “festival of festivals” brings discoveries to Basel, which have caused a stir thanks to their idiosyncratic film language and uncompromising stories.
An international competition that explores the boundaries of cinema and genres, transcends them, and ventures into unknown territories. A tribute to Terence Davies, this master of passion that glows under a stylised surface: very British indeed!
A retrospective of an icon of Portuguese cinema: Teresa Villaverde unites a subtle as well as wild female perspective with great art. Bildrausch Film Festival 2017 takes a bow before Tony Conrad and Bill Viola with two special programmes, invites you to experience the apocalypse in abridged form, or to unleash your inner dubbing voice at the Film Karaoke or your inner table football player in cinema scope format.
At the end of June, our cinema of powerful images will transfix audiences and filmmakers at the festival open-air venue on Theaterplatz and in the Stadtkino and kult.kino atelier cinemas.
Cutting Edge
Thirteen films from nine countries celebrate their Swiss premieres together with their makers,
and boldly defy narrative norms at Bilrausch Filmfestival 2017. The filmmakers Terence Davies from the United Kingdom, Lissette Orozco from Chile, Nicolas Wackerbarth from Germany, Andreas Lust from Germany, Teresa Villaverde from Portugal, Kogonada from the United States, Everardo Gonzales from Mexico, Romuald Karmakar from Germany, Julian Radlmaier from Germany, Kim Ki-Duk from South Korea, Bruno Ganz from Switzerland and Monika Willi from Austria will personally present their works in Basel. Three top-class exponents of the international film scene – Lav Diaz, Ilsa Hughan and Monika Willi – will decide who goes home with the Bildrausch Ring of Film Art.

Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Terence Davies – Past and Passion. Memories of post-war Liverpool in the 1950s and stunningly beautiful and passionate literary adaptations: Terence Davies reveals the emotions of his characters and confronts despair, loneliness and the hardships of life with grace. Bildrausch is honouring the great British director with a tribute – at times quiet and sad, at times sober and autobiographical, but always tender and masterful.

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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Teresa Villaverde – Fragile Punk. For Teresa Villaverde, the cinema is a place of provocation, irritation, even rebellion. Her visually powerful, unconventional and very feminine narrative, her daring mise-en- scène and the balancing act between observation and poetry, which she commands like no-one else, have been challenging us for more than 25 years. Bildrausch invites you to a tightrope walk with the Portuguese director, who is considered one of the most precious secrets of auteur cinema.

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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Tony Conrad was a giant, both in the literal and figurative sense. The avant-gardist not only wrote music history, but repeatedly turned current paradigms on their head as an experimental filmmaker and as a performance and video artist. Bildrausch is taking a look at the American crossover artist from different perspectives with a video lecture by Tabea Lurk, film screenings and a tribute concert by Lary7.

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Special Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017:
Bill Viola: the Road to St. Paul and Short Film Programme. For 12 years, Gerald Fox accompanied the American video artist Bill Viola and his wife and artistic partner in crime Kira Perron with his 16mm camera; 12 years, during which the couple struggled with the design and making of the commissioned works “Martyrs” and “Mary” which were to be permanently installed in St. Paul Cathedral. Bildrausch presents the Swiss premiere of the documentary Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul by Gerald Fox as a Sunday matinée screening in collaboration with the art film festival LE FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art) in Montreal, the worlds largest film festival in the field of art films. After the screening, where Gerald Fox will be present, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your longing for Bill Viola’s works by seeing The Passing (1991) and The Reflecting Pool (1977-1979). Introduction to the Short Film Programme: Jasmin Sumpf, researcher at Schaulager Basel.

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Supporting Programme at the Bildrausch Filmfestival 2017
BAR AND GRILL AT STADTKINO BASEL
The Festival Centre at the Stadtkino Basel opens half an hour before the first screening and
remains open until 2am (on Friday and Saturday until 4am). The charming cinema bar, the
cosy Piazza in front of the cinema and the festival lounge invite you to linger and discuss what
you’ve seen. And we make sure your physical well-being is catered for too: Indian specialities,
small snacks and sandwiches are available all day at the bar, and in the evening the legendary sausages of Pippo will sizzle on the grill.
FILM CAFE
Bildrausch, together with Filmbulletin, is asking what cinema does to us. For once, this does
not mean: “How did you direct the film?”, but “Everyone is an expert”. Tereza Fischer talks to
a public figure about his or her impressions after the film screening of Big Big World by Reha
Erdem.
FILM KARAOKE
Have you always wanted to slip into the skin of your favourite film hero? Now you have the
perfect opportunity: after last year’s major success, Bildrausch and Theater Basel once again invite you to a karaoke night of the cinematic kind. For information and registration, please
contact filmkaraoke @ bildrausch-basel.ch
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD… AS YOU CHOSE IT!
Flaming infernos, air disasters, devastating plagues – reduced to a few minutes. In the 1970s
and 1980s, impatient viewers purchased Viewers Digest versions of major cinema hits on Super-8. The Bildrausch Salon invites you to an on-demand programme of bizarre works
about the apocalypse.
BEAT THE ARTIST
The table football tournament on the Piazza in front of the Stadtkino invites journalists, jury members and filmmakers to challenge each others sporting abilities. Five festival visitors will have the opportunity to obtain a wild card to the tournament.
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TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017
Niyi Olagunju b. 1981, Sagamu, Nigeria Lives & works in London
Adeniyi ‘Niyi’ Olagunju holds a National Diploma in General Art from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and a BA Fine Arts (Hons) degree from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, UK with concentrations in Art History, Studio Art and Visual Theory. He was one of the privileged few to benefit from the Oxford University Scholarship between 2006 – 2009. He then went on to Texas Christian University (“TCU”) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA where he obtained a MA Fine Arts with specialisation in Sculpture.
Prior to his degree in Oxford, Niyi served with the British Army from 2002-2006, with service postings in Basra, Iraq & Northern Ireland. A practicing studio artist with exhibitions accross three continents, from 2011 to late 2015, he served as a Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of State, FCT, Nigeria where he was tasked with the responsibility of formulating and implementing Social Development initiatives to strengthen the FCT’s Arts & Culture commitment.
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

I was at SCOPE art fair in Basel and saw Niyi’s artwork EKPIRI inside the TAFETA gallery booth and had to know more about it. I am so happy that I can share his story and work with you.
Ekpiri
“the first time I saw ekpiri seeds was during the Ofala festival in Onitsha. Dancers and performers would use them as percussion instruments during the annual celebrations.
I’ve always loved the art of joining one thing to another or of creating something new from objects that had a different function or purpose. The vision for my latest series is to take something small—the ekpiri seed pods —and create a piece that’s over 8 feet tall. It’s an ongoing investigation into the connection between culture and visual art. How Igbo traditional musical instruments fit into my artistic conversation.”
Adeniyi Olagunju February, 2017
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

Adeniyi ‘Niyi’ Olagunju’s CV
1981 Sagamu, Nigeria

Education
2011 MFA, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
2009 BFA Fine Art, University of Oxford
2000 National Diploma in General Art, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria

Selected Exhibitions
2017 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
2017 Niyi Olagunju | Newish
2016 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Somerset House, London
2016 African Art: The Market Now, JP Morgan, Canary Wharf, London
2016 Enwonwu & Olagunju, TAFETA, London UK
2016 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn New York NY
2011 MULTIPLE BARTER: The house has fallen, Gallery at TCU, Fort Worth TX
2011 The Hand That Feeds Me: TCU/MFA/500X, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Africa Art Now: Contemporary Art from Africa and the African Diaspora, London
2010 Structures of Trade, FRED London
2010 “Transmission”, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
2009 Showdown, 414, Fort Worth Texas, USA
2009 Degree Show, Oxford, UK.
2008 20 Eventi, Poggio Moiano, Sabina, Italy
2008 Box Ladder, Modern Art Oxford, UK.
2007 My Culture, Morgan Stanley HQ, London,UK.
2007 The journey so far, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, Oxford, UK
1999 ADSA 99, Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

Awards/Achievement
2011 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, ISC, New Jersey 2007 Outstanding Achievement in photography, International Society Photographer
2006 Winner of the Oxford University Photography Societys annual Competition.
2004 Military Medal: OSM Northern Ireland Medal 2004
2003 Military Medal: ODM Iraq Medal
2003 Membership and Affiliation
Nigeria Leadership Initiative (Associate) Society of Nigerian Artists (S.N.A) Royal Engineer Association

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TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Ayo Adeyinka // TAFETA
47 – 50 Margaret Street London W1W 8SB
+44 7811 435 626
ayo @ tafeta.com
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The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and  Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations and other works
by Senam Okudzeto
I had the pleasure to see Senams latest works and want to share it with all of you. Most of the pieces are very very fragile and delicate. She is showing during Art Basel on SATURDAY between 12 and 5 pm at Projektraum Bollag at Gärtnerstrasse 50  4057 Basel. Otherwise she is showing by appointment only. In case you want to see her work, and can not come on Saturday, please email her to senam.info (@) gmail.com
Senam Okudzeto works with a wide range of media, including social sculpture, installation, painting, film, and text in her methodological “Afro-Dada” practice; an ongoing exploration of material culture which presents unexpected juxtapositions of objects and images in the context of West Africa’s modernist narratives and her fluid identity as an African who is of European of U.S. American descent.
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016–2017), is to be read as a complex and articulate system relating specifically to the artist’s experience of being in Rome for a year-long fellowship at the American Academy. This work is a part of her ongoing “Afro-Dada Glossolalia” project, and contemplates the question of what might be left of the soul of a being, and also of an object, as it travels through time, space and changing cultural contexts
The piece contains a number of references, ranging from the paintings of Caravaggio through to early Byzantine readings of crystal and the preponderance of “carciofi” in everyday Roman life. The video component depicts the annual Pentecost service at the Pantheon church in Rome, which ends with the congregation being showered in rose petals, which are scattered through the iconic oculus of the building. The petals metaphorically reference the “gifts of spirit”- speaking in tongues that Pentecost celebrates, but the ceremony’s origins predate Christianity to early pagan Rosalia festivals.
Okudzeto’s work attempts a powerful mapping system; derived from the idea that memory, time, space and distance could be described through objects as a series of encounters with events. This work takes its departure point from an earlier multi-media installation; Portes-Oranges, (2003-2007) and is a re-working of a previous installation of The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016), which was shown at the American Academy in Rome at the exhibition Cinque Mostre (2016).
The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

Senam Okudzeto (b. 1972, Chicago) lives and works between Basel, London and Accra. Okudzeto has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1995), and a Masters degree in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, (1997). She completed the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2000) and is a PhD candidate in the program of Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Her work was featured at Dada Afrika, Museum Rietberg (2016), the 14th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul Modern (2015), the Menil Collection, Houston, (2012), the ICA, Boston (2011), the Stedlejik Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2011), PS1 MoMA (2007), Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris (2005); and Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2001).
Okudzeto has published numerous peer reviewed essays and texts in publications such as the Journal of Atlantic Studies (Routledge, 2012), Grey Room (Spring 2008) and Art Journal (2009). She was the first artist to serve on the editorial board of the CAA publication Art Journal and has taught academic and fine arts courses in Europe, the USA and West Africa, including the Kunsthistorisches Seminar, University of Basel, The International Summer Academy, Salzburg, NYU Study abroad campus, Accra, CCA Lagos and the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel. She is the founder and director of Art in Social Structures (AiSS), an artist-led NGO that supports education and heritage initiatives in architecture, visual culture and the arts in Ghana.
Okudzeto is the recipient of several fellowships and awards including, a research fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2003 – 2004) and the Edith Bloom/Jesse Howard Junior Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2015 – 2016).

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations

The Meeting of Light and Earthly Gravitations (2016), and other works
Hand-blown lead crystal, leather, UV glue, iron sculptures, oranges, wood, electric cables, gaffer tape, metal post card rack, acrylic ink drawings on paper, metal ladder, foam, LED light bulbs and lamps, video; 3:48 mins, (NTSC) 4:3, (loop).
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VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG

VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG

VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG
VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG
Finally the best week of Basel has arrived. The Art Basel week with VOLTA, SCOPE, LISTE, DESIGN MIAMI BASEL and many other side shows. My first blog post about this years Art week is dedicated to VOLTA 13 and their partners AESOP and galleryLOG. Lets start with the AESOP installation by Irena Eden & Stjin Lernout.
German-Belgian artist duo Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout have created a site-specific installation at Aesop’s Spalenberg boutique in Basel, a diaphanous intervention that plays off the building’s architecture in bold, space-defining color and pattern. Their project compliments Eden and Lernout’s solo booth with Krupic Kersting Galerie | Kuk (Cologne) at VOLTA13, which further defines their research into social relationships and cultural cartography via geometric abstraction.

VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG

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Eden & Lernout’s site-specific installation at Aesop Spalenberg, photographed by Nicholas Winter.

 

 

 

 

 

VOLTA 13 // AESOP & galleryLOG
For VOLTA13, GalleryLOG has selected Jane Benson (exhibiting with LMAKgallery, New York), Dennis Dawson (exhibiting with frosch&portmann, New York), Erika Harrsch (exhibiting with RoFa Projects, Potomac), and Rachel Owens (exhibiting with ZieherSmith, New York).

Wielding an interdisciplinary and research-based approach, Jane Benson (presented by LMAKgallery, New York) develops multilayered narratives that deftly transform and relate back to their experimental source material. Her recent series Song for Sebald collaged author W.G. Sebald’s novel The Rings of Saturn to create, as noted in a review by ARTnews, “music between the words.”

Dennis Dawson reuses and rearranges media unearthed from consumer catalogues and other magazines, particularly loose pages that bear some prior purpose. By using material already existing materials, Dawson contributes to a dialogue of shared experience and interconnection.

Butterflies are a recurring theme for Erika Harrsch (presented by RoFa Projects, Potomac), as their distinctive shapes and flock patterns become the basis for exploring migration, sexual identity, immigration reform, and physical boundaries.

Consumer culture and environmental concerns imbue the shattered glass and resin sculptures by Rachel Owens (presented by ZieherSmith, New York). As the centerpiece for her recent solo exhibition at the gallery, Owens cast from the Alley Pond Giant, a 130-foot-tall tulip poplar tree in Queens, New York, and considered the tallest and oldest living organism in the city.
I hope that you will find time to check out this years VOLTA show at Markthalle Basel. I will be there today and am sure that I will see lots of nice things for the blog. stay tunded for more. X
VOLTA 13 information
PREVIEW
Monday, June 12
Guest of Honor: 10 – 12 pm
VIP + Press: 12 – 2 pm
PUBLIC VERNISSAGE
Monday, June 12
2 – 7 pm
PUBLIC HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday, June 13 – 17
10 am – 7 pm
Closed on Sunday
LOCATION
Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10, Basel
www.voltashow.com
SHUTTLES
Service to and from Art Basel
Tuesday–Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM SBB
Tram Line 1, 2, 8: one stop
300 m (walking distance)
FROM ART BASEL AND LISTE
Tram Line 2 (direction Binningen):
Exit at Markthalle
DRIVING
Exit Highway A2 at Basel City and head towards Bahnhof SBB.
Follow directions towards Parking Elisabethen or Elsässertor

 

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FOOD INSPIRATION

FOOD INSPIRATION

I had the pleasure to work with lovely Carla. We wanted to share some food inspiration and how to decorate a lovely spring table. Spring has finally arrived and I could not be happier about that fact. Now let’s have a look at the MENU and the beautiful floral decorations.
FOOD INSPIRATION
We have decided on a simple but very delicious spring MENU including a starter, main course and dessert. All the dishes are vegetarian and made out of fresh ingredients.
FOOD INSPIRATION
FOOD INSPIRATION #1 TOAST WITH TOPPINGS
Simple toast with colorful toppings. Something super easy to prepare and arrange.

FOOD INSPIRATION

Sour cream with scrambled eggs and sesame and pumpkin seeds. Cover the toast with sour cream and prepare a scrambled egg and season with salt and pepper. Top off with the seeds.

FOOD INSPIRATION

For this one you need an avocado, egg and some pistachio. Boil water and lightly season with salt and add a splash of white vinegar. Then use a spoon and make a whirl in the pan and then crack the egg in. Use the spoon to spin some of the egg white around the yolk and reduce the heat and let simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
FOOD INSPIRATIONCover the toast with avocado, place the poached egg and sprinkle some pistachio on top. Once you are about to serve the toast, cut open the poached egg.  FOOD INSPIRATION
Hummus, olive oil and sambal oelek a super easy one to prepare in 2 minutes in case you buy the hummus. In case you have some time I would recommend to make the hummus from scratch. All you need is chickpeas, sesame oil, salt, pepper and a blender. Spread the hummus over the toast, carve a line and fill with sambal oelek and olive oil.

FOOD INSPIRATION

For that toast you only need three things: a beefsteak tomato, an avocado and some basil. Spread some avocado on the toast and chop the tomato into thin slices and place it in the middle of the toast, lastly cut some basil and sprinkle on top.

FOOD INSPIRATION

And now, last but not least but for sure the simplest toast of all of them is the avocado toast. Spread some avocado on a toast and sprinkle some chia seeds on top.
FOOD INSPIRATION
There are many ways to display the starter and we wanna share two ways with you. One is to individually place each toast on a separate plate or to place four different toasts on one plate.

FOOD INSPIRATION

And these were our starters, super easy and delicious. And now I hope you are curious to see what we have prepared for the main dish.

FOOD INSPIRATION

FOOD INSPIRATION #2 PASTA WITH VEGETABLES
An al dente pasta topped with some colorful vegetables. All you need for this main course is any kind of pasta, onions, garlic, olive oil, yellow/red/orange bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, basil and chia seeds. Now lets see how to make the colorful vegetable sauce.

FOOD INSPIRATION

Take a frying pan and heat some oil and add the chopped garlic and onions. Slice the bell peppers and cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters and add to the onions and garlic. Fry for some minutes and chop some basil and that’s it.
There are two ways to serve the pasta. You can either place the pasta and sauce side by side in the plate. Or you can place the sauce on top of the pasta. Dont forget to top off with basil and sprinkle some chia seeds.

FOOD INSPIRATION

Now that you have had our delicious starters and a colorful pasta you should be ready for our last part of the menu: the dessert. And if you have not noticed already have a look at the beautiful flower arangements by Carla. She has a special talent for decorating and I have already uploaded another blogpost where I have worked with her, have a look here. 
In case you are interested to work with here, please visit here site www.festum-artis.ch

FOOD INSPIRATION

FOOD INSPIRATION

Carla did such a wonderful job with the table decoration. She found all these colorful flowers and placed them on a light blue drapped table cloth. Matching candles and vintage plates and glasses round up the decoration. A special twist is given by the orange velvet band that ties together the silverware.

FOOD INSPIRATION

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FOOD INSPIRATION #3 PAVLOVA
I got the recipe for our PAVLOVA via this site and absolutely love the easy 7 steps. Instead of berries and passionfruit we are using apricots, pistachio and blueberries.

FOOD INSPIRATION

Step 1
Preheat oven to 200C. Line baking tray with baking paper. Draw 22cm diameter circle and lightly dust the marked circle with flour. Make sure mixing bowl and beater are completely grease-free.
Step 2
Beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Add 6 tsp of the prepared sugar and beat till sugar dissolves. Add vinegar and half of remaining sugar, and continue beating till mixture becomes really stiff and glossy.
Step 3
Mix cornflour with remaining sugar, and gently fold this into mixture.
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Step 4
Using a clean spoon, gently pile mixture onto circle on baking paper, and use a clean butter knife to “pull up” sides and make peaks on top.
Step 5
Pop tray into middle rack of oven. Reduce heat to 125C and bake for 90 minutes. Turn off oven.
Step 6
Prop oven door open with wooden spoon and allow pavlova to cool completely. This usually takes 3 hours. Once cool, carefully remove baking paper, and transfer to serving platter.
Step 7
Just before serving, spread whipped cream on pavlova, arrange the blueberries and apricots on the cream and drizzle with pistachio.

FOOD INSPIRATION

Awww, I had so much fun putting together this blog post. It was a huge pleasure to work with Carla and hope that you all like the menu and decoration. Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
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SKIN CARE UPDATE

SKIN CARE UPDATE

SKIN CARE UPDATE
Life is constantly changing and so are also some of the products we use. I have recently completely changed my daily skin care and wanna share all these changes with you. I am now using AESOP products. Not only the design of the products but furthermore the benefits of each product has made me super happy. Now lets see what I have found out about all the products I am currently using and see what I personally think. Lets start with my SKIN CARE UPDATE:
Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil

SKIN CARE UPDATE

According to the website this is a mild, makeup-removing cleanser suited to dry, combination or sensitive skin. It is a gentle, preservative-free cleansing oil that will rinse skin of even the heaviest makeup in addition to imparting bountiful anti-oxidant benefits. The skin is left thoroughly purified, softened and refreshed.
How to apply the product?
Pour a couple of drops into your clean, damp hands and mix it with several drops of water to form a milky emulsion. Massage over face and neck  and then rinse.
Ingredients
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, C12-13 Pareth-3, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Bisabolol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Linalool. Contains nut oils.
The Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil has a nutty aroma and lets your skin feel supple, softened and hydrated. I use it every night and it removes all of my makeup. I am not wearing heavy leayers of makeup. Usually I wear a tinted moisturizer, bronzing powder, mascara and lipstick. The only negative thing I can say about this cleanser is that it stains the sink after every use. Somehow it leaves a very weird and oily residue. So after every use I have to wipe the sink. As I have my cleansing tools right below the sink this is an easy thing to do. And in the end its totally worth it, as I really love the way the Parsley Seed Facial Oil leaves my skin.
 B & Tea Balancing Toner
SKIN CARE UPDATE
This is a gentle, everyday toner suited to all skin types, including sensitive. Yay, as my skin is quiet sensitive I was happy to read that. It is a gentle skin-balancing blend, named for its inclusion of Provitamin B5 (a form of Panthenol) and Green Tea extract. The toner offers light hydration and anti-oxidant protection. It leaves the pores refined while the skin is cleansed of any remaining grime and gently prepared for subsequent hydration.
How to apply the product?
Use half a teaspoon of B & Tea Balancing Toner onto a cotton pad or directly into your hands, and pat onto skin. In order to make our world a better place I have stopped using cotton pads on a daily base. Thats why I love to use the toner directly in my hands.

Ingredients
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 80, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Lactate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Benzoic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Benzalkonium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, d-Limonene.
The B& Tea Balancing Toner has a floral and herbaceous aroma. The texture is watery and it leaves the skin feel balanced and freshened. I am not sure if I will be repurchasing that particular toner. I might switch to an alcohol free Aesop toner because I have the feeling that this would be more suiting for me. Nevertheless I like to use this toner and am already half way through. So anyway it will be the product that I have to repurchase first.
Damascan Rose Facial Treatment

SKIN CARE UPDATE

The Damascan Rose Facial Treatment is a  precious and potent nourishing treatment for extremely dry or distressed skin. It is an exquisite treat not only for the skin but also for the senses, due to its wonderful rosy scent. This concentrated botanical oil is ideal for skin in need of intense, soothing hydration. It consists of ten precious and potent plant extracts who deliver Vitamins E and A.
How to apply the product?
Massage three to five drops onto cleansed and toned skin from forehead to neck. What I love to do is to blend the oil with my hydrating cream. Some days I also use it by itself when I am in need of some extra hydration.

Ingredients
Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Viola Odorata Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, d-Limonene, Farnesol, Eugenol. Contains nut oils.
The Damascan Rose Facial Treatment has a floral, earthy and slightly exotic aroma. The product texture is rich and oily. It leaves the skin feel hydrated, replenished and nourished. As I have already mentioned I love using this oily either by itself or mixed with my moisturizer. What I love about it is that the oil is being absorbed super fast. So on days where my skin feels extra dry I can even use the treatment during the day. Be sure to wear a high SPF, not only when wearing oily treatments. In spring and summer I am using a high SPF (30 or 50) and in fall and winter the SPF 25 that I have in my tinted moisturizer is enough for me.
Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream

SKIN CARE UPDATE

The Camelia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream is a nourishing daily moisturizer for dry or sensitive skin. According to the AESOP website: the complex blend of nut and plant extracts in this extensively researched formulation absorbs swiftly. Providing anti-oxidant fortification and richly nourishing hydration without a weighty after-feel. Superbly emollient cold-pressed Macadamia Nut oil softens the skin, while Camellia Nut oil and Chamomile oil pacify irritation and patchiness.
How to apply the product?
Massage into cleansed and toned skin. I personally dont like to massage creams. I rather pad and press the creams on to my skin. Massaging makes my skin red and since I am already dealing with a more pinkish complexion I want to make sure to avoid looking even more red.
Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Farnesol, Linalool, d-Limonene. Contains nut oils.
The Camelia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream has a floral, nutty and woody aroma. It is a medium-weight cream that leaves the skin hydrated and matte. I am not sure whether I will be continuing to use this cream. I dont like the fact that it contains alcohol and want to check if they have one without alcohol that is good for dry to sensitive skin. Nevertheless I am using this cream day and night, and sometimes with a couple of drops of the Damascan Rose Oil. I am already more than half way thru. So after the toner this will be the next product to repurchase.
 Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste

SKIN CARE UPDATE

So what I have found via the website is that it is a cream-based exfoliating formula suited to most skin types. Fine river-bed Quartz contained in a cream base performs exceptional exfoliation, sloughing away tired surface skin. Lactic Acid assists a mild, chemical exfoliation resulting in thoroughly purified, revived skin.
How to apply the product?
Dispense a small amount into the palm of your hand and work the formula over the face and neck, including the lips. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow the Quartz and Lactic Acid to gently exfoliate by employing minimal pressure. Rinse well with luke warm water and pat dry.
Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Quartz, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Lactic Acid, Coconut Alcohol, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, d-Limonene.
The Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste has an active, earthy lavender aroma. The skin feels polished, exfoliated and softened. I absolutely love this exfoliating paste. Eventhough I have very sensitive skin with couperose parts on my cheeks I enjoy using it. Of course I avoid the cheek areas and focus on my chin, forhead and nose. The cool thing is that this product is going to last for a while as you should only apply it once a week and need very little product.
Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque
SKIN CARE UPDATE
This is a wonderful product, I seriously love it. Its a clay-based masque to deeply cleanse and refresh your skin and it is suitable to all skin types. The blend of premium clays and botanicals lifts deep-seated impurities and refreshes the skin. Parsley Seed extracts deliver potent anti-oxidants while other botanical elements cleanse and revive skin.
How to apply the product?
Use after cleansing and apply a thin layer over skin, excluding eye and lip areas. Leave to dry for about fifteen minutes, or longer if time permits, and then rinse thoroughly with cool water and pat dry.
Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool.
The Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque has a lavendery, herbaceous aroma. The texture is fine, and contains smooth Clay Oils. It leaves the skin deeply cleansed, softened and refreshed.

SKIN CARE UPDATE

Out of all the AESOP products I really like this one the best. I can really see a difference in what it does to my skin. At the very moment I am dealing with impurities and regularely using this masque helps me a lot.  The only thing that worries me a bit is that almost all their procucts contain alcohol. I was told that when you have sensitive skin you should avoid using products that contain alcohol. I would be curious to hear your opinion about alcohol content in skin care. Please comment below. Also I would love to know which is your favorite AESOP product. Maybe there is something you can recommend that I have not tried yet.
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BASELWORLD 2017

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Calvin Klein at BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

Calvin Klein gorgeous
Sleek. Symmetrical. Calvin Klein gorgeous. Minimal and chic, the Calvin Klein gorgeous jewelry set demonstrates the luminous power of four simple lines perfectly aligned. The combination of four complementary hues – stainless steel, black, pink and gold PVD – exudes appeal and creates a natural flow of refinement and balance. This stunning set consists of a necklace, set of four bangles and rings that complete any glamorous look.
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Calvin Klein hook
Open. Alluring. Calvin Klein hook. Simple and chic, this timeless offering has expanded to include three new styles. Each ring and bangle is available in either solid or Swarovski crystal-encrusted polished stainless steel or pink gold PVD to accent any modern look.
HUBLOT at BASELWORLD 2017

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THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE
While coloured synthetic sapphires have been in existence since 1902, when they were invented by the French chemist Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil, melting sapphire is a complex and unpredictable process. Because its crystallisation process is unstable, it is difficult to obtain similarly coloured sapphires, even if they are produced simultaneously. Furthermore, bubbles and cracks can appear in the material, making the end result unsuitable for producing Big Bang cases.
But the main challenge is in the size. Thus far, no coloured sapphires exceeding 2 kg have been produced. However, Hublot has now gone beyond this threshold. By pushing the limits of engineering and chemistry, it has developed a sophisticated and costly process that has resulted in the successful production of a large, transparent sapphire of perfectly uniform colour.
Hublot heats aluminium oxide (Al2O3) — the raw material for sapphire — with a transition metal, chromium (Cr), at a temperature of between 2000 and 2050 degrees Celsius. The result is a coloured sapphire that retains all the original properties of a material which is ultra-scratch resistant, completely transparent and among the hardest in existence. The innovation extends to the colour — the first blue sapphire in the history of watchmaking.
THE CLASSIC FUSION ITALIA INDEPENDENT COLLECTION
“We are very proud to be able to continue this partnership with Italia Independent and Lapo Elkann, whose creativity and character never cease to surprise us. This new project was an extraordinary experience for us: putting Hublot’s capacity for technical innovation and willingness to experiment to the service of the House of Rubinacci—a monument to Italian elegance—and the incomparable style of Lapo Elkann. The Classic Fusion Italia Independent truly represents the fusion of three forms of expertise.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

BASELWORLD 2017

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BIG BANG BRODERIE SUGAR SKULL FLUO
The Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo is once again revisiting traditional materials in an original, modern way. This time with Bischoff embroidery from St Gallen. This ancestral craft has travelled across the globe and is entrenched within the world of fashion.
With its cutting-edge innovation, performance and creativity, internationally renowned Swiss brand Bischoff is a key industry figure. In its workshops in St Gallen, near Zurich, Bischoff’s master artisans created specially commissioned fluorescent embroidery on silk organza. Delicately embroidered with floral arabesque motifs and subtly revealing the ‘skull’ design that will adorn the dial.

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TAGHEUER AT BASELWORLD 2017

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G HEUER CARRERA HEUER-01 43 MM
Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 opened the doors to a new market. A 45 mm Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design, and coming in at under 5000 CHF, it redefined the notion of value for money.
This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF.

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TAG HEUER CARRERA LADY 2017
The Carrera collection is TAG Heuer’s flagship collection. Launched by Jack Heuer in 1964 as a chronograph, it is now available in a range of diameters with many different functions for both men and women.
This year, thanks to a new development, the case features a different construction. It is no longer punched from a block in the traditional TAG Heuer way – it is now modular and formed of 9 different pieces (case back, case middle, bezel, lugs and strap end-pieces), which paves the way for myriad possible combinations of almost endless materials, colours, treatments and finishes.
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LINK LADY
Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort. Each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
In steel, with an elegant diameter of 32 mm, the new Link Lady now features a bracelet which is fully integrated into the case, whose horns have been removed. The bracelet still has a curved profile, and the finishes are even more sophisticated: the entire contour of the S radiates a highly polished shine, while the upper surface of each link is fully brushed.
I had such a great time at BASEL WORLD 2017 and wanna thank everyone who invited me and took their time to show me their newest collection. See you next year, so long! X
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hypnosis and what it did to me

HYPNOSIS AND WHAT IT DID TO ME

hypnosis and what it did to me
The term “hypnosis” comes from the ancient Greek word ὕπνος hypnos, “sleep”, and the suffix -ωσις -osis, or from ὑπνόω hypnoō, “put to sleep” (stem of aorist hypnōs-) and the suffix -is. Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.
Theories explaining what occurs during hypnosis fall into two groups. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary conscious state. In contrast, nonstate theories see hypnosis as a form of imaginative role enactment. During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration. The person can concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions.
Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestion. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as “hypnotherapy”, while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as “stage hypnosis”. Stage hypnosis is often performed by mentalists practicing the art form of mentalism.
That’s what I have found via wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis

hypnosis and what it did to me

I guess we all have heard about hypnosis and have seen it in films or like described in the last paragraph on stage to entertain audience. A lot of people see it as something dark or something that is being used to manipulate people and that is why I want to share my very personal experience with hypnosis with all of you.
There are many reasons to get involved with hypnosis, be it to loose weight, get rid of stage freight or other phobias or the general need to relax ones body and mind. In my case I was very interested in the last mentioned one. A deep form of relaxation is exactly what I needed and got from my hypnosis experience.
I went in and had very little expectations about what is going to happen and only had the sketchy visuals from the movies or cartoons where people stare on to black and white rotating patterns that make them dizzy and fall asleep. So I had no idea what to expect and I think that was a very good thing.
So when I had my appointment I first had a very nice chat with Nadia and we were talking about my over all well being, what is present in my life and what I want from my hypnosis session. As I have already told you my goal was to relax my body and mind deeply. We were ready to start and that meant that I had to lay down on her bed and was covered with blankets. In the state of hypnosis the body cools down and therefor it is very important to keep yourself warm and comfortable.
hypnosis and what it did to me
She started to play relaxing music and took me on a visual journey that left all my thoughts and worries behind and that let me focus on only what she was saying.  That was a life changing experience and somehow it felt more like a form of meditation. Nadia’s soothing voice has brought me to a deep state of relaxation. It was unbelievable that I was on one side very aware of what was happening, meaning I was still listening to her voice and what she was saying but on the other hand I was far far away almost floating on clouds and being close to dreaming and dozing off.
The wonderful thing for me was that I lost the feeling of time, I had no idea for how long I was laying there, if it were 20 minutes or one and a half hours. This felt so good. The same way you are being led into hypnosis you are also brought out of it, very conscious. It feels good to still lay down with open eyes for a couple of minutes after being released from the state of hypnosis.
I have felt so light and wonderful after my hypnosis session. What a wonderful experience with such a huge benefit for my body and mind. I really want to go back to that place where Nadia took me, that place where I was as light as a feather, very relaxed and calm. When ever I have a stressful day I try to take myself back to that place. Something that is not very easy to do and does not always work.
Now that I have dropped the word meditation I also want to share with you the definition I have found via wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of that training.
Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.—or cultivating a particular mental response to various phenomena, such as compassion. The term “meditation” can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.
Meditation may also involve repeating a mantra and closing the eyes. The mantra is chosen based on its suitability to the individual meditator. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved, described as “being awake inside without being aware of anything except awareness itself.” In brief, there are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice, and many different types of activity commonly referred to as meditative practices.

hypnosis and what it did to me

On that topic I want to share Nadia’s newest thing: the new moon meditation evenings for women.  At TRANSFORMATON COACHING at Rebgasse 28 in 4058 Basel.
You can read more about what Nadia is doing on her web pages:
www.transformation-coaching.com
https://www.hypnose-praxis-basel.com
In case you have any questions or you feel the need to experience hypnosis for yourself give her a call: +41 79 507 02 92 or drop her a line via info@transformation-coaching.com
Here are the dates for the new moon meditation evenings for women:
  • 26.4.2017
  • 25.5.2017
  • 24.6.2017
  • 23.7.2017
  • 21.8.2017
  • 20.9.2017
  • 19.10.2017
  • 18.11.2017
  • 18.12.2017
contribution towards expenses are a minimum of 10 CHF.
I hope my blog post was helpful and informative. I will attend the new moon meditation for women evenings and it would be nice to see some of you there too. I wish you all a very calm and relaxed spring day. X
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DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
I got asked to check out some Eucerin products and chose to explore the benefits and purposes of the DermatoCLEAN tonic and eye makeup remover. I have only heard great things about the Eucerin but have so far never used any of their products. Now lets see what I have found out about the tonic and eye makeup remover.

DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

DermatoCLEAN TONIC
It claims to gently remove all cleanser traces and lets the skin breathe more easily. Furthermore it has been tested on sensitive skin. This is a big PLUS. So many people have sensitive skin, including me. And therefore it is always great to hear that a product has been tested for exactly this kind of skin type.
The main reason to use a tonic after cleansing ones face is to prepare the skin better for regeneration and the following serums and or creams. The skin feels noticeably clean and soothed and clearly delicate and supple. I have loved their tonic and was surprised to read that it is for all skin types, eventhough it was tested for sensitive skin. Another great thing is that the tonic contains no alcohol. The biggest results and benefits of using a tonic are to let the skin breathe. By daily using a tonic before moisturizing the oxygen uptake improves significantly. And therefore the skin moisture improves too.
In case you have never used a tonic before, here is how you would use it.
Apply to a cotton pad and wipe gently over the face, neck and décolleté to prepare the skin optimally for the absorption of the next active ingredients. In my case I stopped using cotton pads and am using the JEMAKO pads instead. Like this I produce less trash and do something for a better place to live on. I can highly recommend them to you.

DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

I have read that Eucerin has performed scientific tests and conducted controlled application studies with participants between the ages of 18 and 75.
Now here is a list of the ingredients. I love the fact that they are listed on their website and also very nicely described here >>
  • Aqua
  • Dipropylene Glycol
  • Glyceryl Glucoside
  • Glycerin
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Citric Acid
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Trisodium EDTA
  • Sodium Chloride
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Phenoxyethanol

 

DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
DermatoCLEAN EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
It claims to remove gently and thoroughly ones eye make-up and water-resistant mascara. Especially with summer ahead, a lot of women are using waterproof mascaras and are in need for a good and gentle remover. A non-greasy, two-phase formula comprising: an upper layer for removing water-proof make-up and a lower layer for removing water-soluble make-up. By shaking it the two phases are getting activated and are ready to be used.
Eyes are the windows to our souls. I love that saying and totally agree. We can see if someone is tired or sad by looking into their eyes. Also one can tell if someone is taking good care of their skin. The eye area has super sensitive skin and it is very important to be very gentle. Like the tonic also the eye makeup remover has been tested on sensitive skin. And aswell it claims to be for all skin types. I was very happy to read that they have conducted controlled application studies with participants aged 18 to 75 who had partially sensitive skin.
I guess its clear to everyone how to use eyemakeup remover, but one never knows. So here we go: Shake well to mix the two phases. Apply to a cotton pad. Gently wipe from the inside outwards over the eye area until no remover is left on the cotton pad.
  • Aqua
  • Isododecane
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Glycerin
  • Glyceryl Glucoside
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Menthoxypropanediol
  • Trisodium EDTA
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Behenyl Alcohol
  • CI 61565
I hope you have found this blogpost interesting. In case you have a favorite product by Eucerin, please share it with all of us in the comments. Have a lovely day. X
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