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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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ENJOY. X
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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
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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
www.tafeta.com

 

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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.

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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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BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

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

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BASELWORLD 2017
BASELWORLD 2017

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

BASELWORLD 2017

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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MODE SUISSE edition 11 - swiss fashion design

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 – Swiss Fashion Design

Mikki Levy Strasser (ZH) has visited this years Mode Suisse Edition 11 for isawsomethingnice.ch and will tell us all about the news and hits of this years fashion collections. In the photo below you can see Mikki holding an issu_issu bag. Thank you Mikki for writing this blogpost and for sharing your opinion. X

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

Mode Suisse Edition 11 – Swiss fashion design design
The 11th Edition of the Mode Suisse happened on March 7th at the Löwenbräu Areal in Zurich. Mode Suisse is an event that showcases Swiss fashion designers and their new collections. There was much to be seen this time!
The evening started with a Pre-view Cocktail where a few selected people had the chance to see the space before they had to leave the room and move to the upper floor where the L shaped Catwalk was. The runway floors were covered in carpets by the Swiss designers Schönstaub which gave the room that extra something.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The show started BIG! Julia Seemann blew us away last time and she did it again. It was the perfect twist of street chic and 90s that is so in fashion right now. She showed the crowd that she is right at the pulse of time. Gurls get yourself a pair of patent leather over-knee boots. It is not a hooker thing anymore with this collection.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The students of HEAD (Haute École d’Art et de Design) from Geneva showed very interesting modern pieces. I especially loved the oversized faux-fur coats by Jeremy Gaillard. Also I loved the play with proportions. It was one of these pieces that I would have loved to try on and take home. If people would see me with this on the street in Zurich they would think I am crazy. But who cares, a reason more for me to want one! It is not easy to be a peacock in a grey world, but it is a lot of fun!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Following the students from Geneva was the traditional design house from Zurich, En Soie. I loved the pink cashmere sweaters and the cotton bomber jackets with the logo on the back. This collections was sticking to their roots and was showing us the evergreens they have been producing ever since. I loved it and my advise to everyone is: invest in evergreens!

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MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

The Basel based design team WuethrichFuerst showed some big and bold prints with seat belts and golden metallic blocks as details. It was interesting and iI will keep an eye on them from now on.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Now lets talk about something nice for men: the collection by Julian Zigerli. The models came out on to the runway as one solid group all holding each other. One after the other left the group and made it’s way down and around the corner where they lay down on the floor to come together as a group again. Something that was already seen at his Paris fashion week presentation. It must have been an amazing experience to see that life. As always he showed fun prints in different shades of green. Green checkered pants. Fine rip top and trousers in dark green. Coats with leo-prints and an oversized jumper with a big cat face on the front. It was fun, playful and wearable. If I have some money to spend it will definitely be at Zigerli.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

After the show a lot of the people met again downstairs to talk about what they saw and to look at each other. It was there where i spotted the girls from the new brand issu_issu (www.issuissu.com). They showed me their beautiful hand bags that have a clear PET shell and an inner bag with an amazing print. I immediately grabbed it and told them I want one. This is way more than just a cool hand bag. This is an art piece. I can not wait to get one and put it up in my room.
To sum it all up. This edition once more showed that Swiss fashion can be daring and right at the pulse of time, yet it has the freedom to be itself.
So long, for I saw something nice.
Yours Mikki
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SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

Today I wanna share a very simple body scrub DIY with all of you. Something that is done super easy and can be changed in many ways. Now lets see what you need inorder to make these body scrubs. I made two different scrubs, one with coffee and one with lemons and oranges.
things you need
coffee
salt
sea salt
coconut oil
lemons
oranges
grater
mason jars

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

step one:
In this DIY I show you how I made the coffee body scrub. Take some coffee grounds and mix it with 2 tabelspoons of coconut oil. In case your coffee grounds is still warm then you dont have to heat the coconut oil, if not I would suggest to heat it up a bit.

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY
SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

step two:
Add three tablespoons of normal table salt and six tablespoon of sea salt. Mix everything. And that was it. Super easy and simple. It only takes three steps and it is a great way to recycle coffee grounds.
How to make the orange and lemon body scrub:
For the lemon and orange body scrub you start with the normal and sea salt. Then you grate the peel of a lemon and orange. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and orange and mix it with the salt. Then add the coconut oil and mix everything. Again, thats all I did for this second scrub.
SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY
I use the scrubs two to three times a week after washing my body. The most amazing thing about these scrubs is, that you dont have to use any body lotion. The coconut oil totally does that job. The scrubs leave your skin super soft and especially in winter our skin can need some extra pampering.
I made these scrubs so many times and I love how simple it is. There are many ways to change them. Instead of coconut oil one could add massage oils or any other scented oils. Or you could add some fresh vanilla to the coffee scrub in order to make it a tad sweeter. The best parts about these scrubs are that you dont end up with any plastic trash and you save lots of money. Coconut oil, salt, lemons and oranges are quiet affordable and easy to find. So I would love to hear from you. Did you make any scrubs? If so, what did you use?
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ONE DRESS - MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

ONE DRESS – MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

ONE DRESS – MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

one dress - many ways to walk it

I am so in love with this new dress that I have found in one of my favorite shops in Basel: Le Mouton a 5 Pates. A super simple grey SILVIAN HEACH dress to wear in many different ways. Today I wanna show you that you can wear the same dress and only change the shoes. A very simple way to make your dresses more versatile.
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lets start with the comfiest and easiest way to walk: Sneakers. A pair of black sneakers should be key to every wardrobe. A very easy way to dress down a nice dress.

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Metallic shoes were quiet a big trend. And I found my silver shoes in C&A on SALE for 19 CHF. An amazing bargain. Not only great to dress up your look in a comfy way but also perfect to jazz up a simple jeans and sweatshirt look.

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And now a very easy way to upgrade your dress by wearing black heels. In my opinion every lady should have a pair of black heels. No matter if the heel height is only 2 cm.

one dress - many ways to walk it

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Simple black flats, also something that we all should own. Nothing works better to make a chic outfit look more casual. I found these babes at ALDO in Marseille.

one dress - many ways to walk it

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Boots are a great way to wear a dress in winter. I found these wedge boots at the Zalando Lounge Sale. They are very comfy to walk in due to the wedge heel. Black boots are perfect becasue they are working with so many different colors and looks. I am not so sure anymore whether I like these kind of boots with jeans. It somehow reminds me of the late 90s, early 2000, when this boot over skinny jean was a big success. Maybe with a pair of over the knee boots, who knows.

one dress - many ways to walk it

I wanna thank Miguel for taking the photos of me, it was quiet an adventure. We found this little platform on the water (Rhein) that was perfect to take the photos. I was able to get there with almost all the shoes, except for the wedge boots that you can see in the photo above.
Here is a photo that shows how hard it was to get to that tiny platform. I was prepared to fall in the super cold water but luckily didn’t. 🙂 Have a lovely day. X

ONE DRESS - MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

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HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

Have you ever thought about how to bring a bit of summer with you into autumn? If yes, I
have the perfect outfit inspiration for you. As autumn should be the perfect transition from summer to winter it should also work like that with our clothes. I always push the day far into the end of fall, to finally move all my summer clothes to the end of my closet. That’s how I came up with the idea of this blog post: HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN.
Choose your favorite midi length summer dress and pair it with your favorite long sweater. I found mine at C&A its available in many colors. I figured the green one will work best with my favorite dresses and is also a great color for fall.

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

To make this look a casual one for every day wear flat shoes. I think these looks work best with either loafers or brogues. Via Polyvore I found some nice shoes, together with some really chic metallic spaghetti strap dresses and extra long sweaters.

SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

I am so in love with these metallic dresses. I have a very similar skirt and I am sure I am going to pair it with my new long sweater by C&A. Something that you should keep in mind is to have a very simple color scheme for your summer dress to work in fall. My summer dress is a beige lace dress and I chose a green long sweater to wear it with and a light clutch and shoes.

SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

I love the fact that my long sweater has cuts on the side and is made out of wool. Here in Basel fall can be quiet cold and layering is a good way to keep warm. So, check your wardrobe and dont be afraid that the dress might be too chic. The long sweater and the flat shoes will totally balance out your midi summer dress.
outfit

dress LOVE, FIRE
long sweater C&A
shoes/earrings H&M
clutch MIU MIU
watch EMPORIO ARMANI
sunglasses VINTAGE (fleamarket)

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SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN JEWELRY SELECTION
HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN
Try to keep it a bit low key with your jewelry, especially when your dress has a special textured fabric. Like in my case with the beige lace. In order to not go over board but still have a bit of chic I would suggest a nice women watch and some very simple but cute earrings. Unfortunately I could not find the exact same earrings that I was wearing in the photo above, but I guess they are quiet similar. The sunglasses are from the fleamarket and work really well with the outfit and jewelry overall.

To sum it up, in order to create this look you need three essential things to make it work. You are going to need a midi length summer dress, a long sweater and flat shoes. I am pretty sure that you are having all these items in your wardrobe and would have never thought to wear them in that combination. But here we go, mix and match. That’s the fun part about fashion.

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LUMA POP UP BASEL

LUMA POP UP BASEL

 

LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
For a limited time – from 15 October 2016 to 1 April 2017 – the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” offers selected meats in the idyllic pavilion in the St. Johanns Park. They are prepared outdoors on the legendary Green Egg ceramic grill.
The “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” is: undescript and surprising! Only selected fresh meat from LUMA D.A.C. are grilled on the charcoal grill. Calf, beef and pork is matured with natural, noble mold fungus to reach a maximum level of delicacy. An unmistakable aroma which leads to a unique taste excitement. The gastronomic experience also includes delicious side dishes and an attractive wine offer.
All this makes the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” an exceptional address for a dinner with friends and family or for a special business dinner.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

Annika and I arrived at the LUMA POP UP for the pre-opening on Friday, October, 14, 2016 around 7 PM. And we started our dinner night, with delicious butters and different kinds of warm buns. I really love the tiny wooden cutting board and enjoyed the small appetizer a lot. I gotta find out where I can get these cute boards. It would be perfect for butter and jam for my “sunday morning breakfasts on a tray” in bed. 🙂
Now lets have a look at the LUMA POP UP menu. The starters and the main dishes are written on black boards. A very neat idea. Annika chose: LACHS MILLE FEUILLES and the LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET. I went for the KÜRBISCREME SUPPE and the POP UP VEGI SPECIAL.

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LUMA POP UP BASEL  Our LUMA POP UP amuse bouche LUMA POP UP BASEL
Our greet from the kitchen was a LUMA meat ball and a vegetarian Knödel with black chanterelles. Annika loved the meat ball and my Knödel was really delicious. It was the first time I had black chanterelle – Totentrompete – a tasty mushroom. (more)
Our starters looked like that. In the first photo you can see Annika’s salmon mille feuilles with dill lemon panna cotta. Followed by my pumpkin cream soup sprinkled with truffle oil and chestnut crumbs.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Let’s have a look at our main dishes. Annika’s LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET and my POP UP VEGIE SPECIAL. So far everything looked and tasted delicious.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Last but not least we reached the dessert. We were quiet full and decided to share something sweet. Our choice was this lovely creation below called lemon cream. Mmmmhmmm, it tasted divine.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

We had a great time at the LUMA POP UP at JONNY PARKER in Basel Switzerland. And will for sure recommend it to you. The owners recommendations are the ASIAN LUMA BEEF SALAD as a starter and the LUMA PORK NECK and the LUMA BEEF BURGER. I found some interesting information on their website:
blue rare          30° C
rare                  40° C
medium rare    50° C
medium           55° C
medium well    65° C
well done         70° C
LUMA Beef Burger   Switzerland
LUMA Beef Brisket   Switzerland
LUMA Pork Neck      Switzerland
LUMA Beef Pop UP CUT  Switzerland
Black Angus Beef Rumpcap    Australia
LUMA Beef Rib Eye  Australia
LUMA Beef Filet        Australia
Salmon    Norway
You can also order LUMA meat online and have it freshly delivered to your door step. by using the promo code you can get a discount.
https://luma-delikatessen.ch
PROMO CODE: luma1617
LUMA pop up
St. Johanns-Park 1
4056 Basel
+41 61 560 60 02
reservation@luma-popup.ch
http://www.luma-popup.ch
OPEN FROM 15.10.2016 – 01.04.2017
TUE-SAT 6:30 – 11:00 PM

 

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PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016 with LUBEX ANTI-AGE

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

The Pink Ribbon Charity walk was a big success. I had lots of fun with TEAM LUBEX ANTI-AGE with whom I ran already last year. Pink Ribbon Charity Walk is taking place for the ninth time with 5,000 runners from 22 Swiss cantons.
Overall CHF 88,000 were raised and donated to the Swiss Cancer League. The annual breast cancer solidarity event has once again demonstrated the solidarity of the Swiss population with those affected, because the Pink Ribbon Walk is not about their own victory, but about putting a big sign in the fight against breast cancer in the community.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

LUBEX anti-age had a booth at the Stadion. There they were handing out samples and gave helpful information about their awesome products. At the booth one had the chance to get a free hand massage treatment with the Lubex anti-age hydration oil. I would have never thought to use this oil for the hands, but indeed it works super well.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

The PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016 was lots of fun. I heard that it was fully booked three days in advance. Thats awesome! In case you wanna run for a good cause next year check pink-ribbon.ch for more information.

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

Do you know already their newest serum? I had the pleasure to test it in the beginning of the year. Here you can read more about it. http://www.isawsomethingnice.ch/2016/03/ready-for-something-new

PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK 2016

Thank you TEAM LUBEX ANTI-AGE it was a blast! X

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OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016

Two weeks ago it was OSLO NIGHT 2016 and Cristian, Petr and Martin decided to show their work and open their atelier space for the OSLO NIGHT. They finished their work, created a flyer and started to invite people. That was the start of OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Martin, Cristian and Petr have worked in the Atelier at Oslostrasse 10 for the past three months. They showed their output at the OPEN ATELIER at OSLO NIGHT which was also their last day in that very Atelier. I am going to show you lots of photos and was able to ask some questions about their art pieces.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Lets start with Petr. He was showing very beautiful black and white analog photographies. I asked him some questions about his work and here is what he said.
1. Photography seems to be your passion, how did it all start?

Probably it all started like any other story, the moment I took the camera in my hands. I believe I was not more than 7 or 8 years old. (By the way, I can clearly remember this first encounter with the camera 🙂 ) It was some sort of attachment to this domain, which surprisingly didn’t let me go ever since. I think it came to me very naturally or unconsciously, I never asked myself any question why do I take a photograph.  
2. What was the idea behind your work that you are showing?
The opportunity to show my work among friends luckily has been coincided with the moment, where I felt like it is time to shift from “snapshotting” to conceptually thought trough photography. Basically trying to ask myself, why do I shoot this specific thing, why do I compose the image this way, and what do I want show or what kind of questions I want to ask the observer by doing this specific photograph. At this moment for me it was more about the step rather than a result, also taking into account that it is an actual first step in shifting to the new “category” of photography, hoping that the result will come in the next steps. So I asked myself what would be the perfect first. There was always some attachment to mountains for me and the fact that I currently live in Switzerland. It felt to me like the right thing to do, to make a series of the Swiss Alps. In order to proceed with the project, as the first step I decided to examine my subject in order to see where the project can lead me and which questions I should raise by doing so. I took the step as simple as possible – black and white film 100 iso, tripod and middle format camera. I started to shoot mountains, spending almost the whole day shooting the same mountain from the same point of view, examining and researching my subject. So now I am reflecting back on it and trying to figure out the questions I should ask for my next project and how I can make a final series with a strong conceptual base behind it. The pictures that were exhibited during our OPEN ATELIER were more “work in progress” photographs or a research phase of the project. I already have some ideas about the questions I’d like to raise in my next project, but I would prefer to share it later, hopefully there will be another opportunity, with actual photographs, rather than speculate here about it.
3. Which cameras do you use for what?

For the last 6 to 7 years I have only used analog cameras and I am a strong advocate for the analog photography. I prefer to use my middle format camera Hasselblad 500 cm, due to the higher resolution of the film and also the fact that I love the square format. I think it is the most democratic format, which doesn’t give a priority in any direction of the image. However when I can’t afford to invest a lot of time in a photo shooting I use my Leica m6. I have it with me amost every day just in case I see something nice I want to capture.
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And now let’s talk about Cristian’s work. His pieces came with a text that you can read below.
The show is a collection of drawings, sculptures and models that are all developed
along the idea of the GRID as a tool for an anthropology study. The GRID stands as a
metaphor for human society with everything that the term can incorporate: politics, culture, history, interaction with natural elements and religion. The project is in the same time a personal memory box or journal, giving me the liberty to analyse trough the means of artistic expression my own Zeitgeist. The concept is broken in four major themes the GRID vs EVOLUTION, the GRID vs HUMANITY, the GRID vs LANDSCAPE and the GRID vs IDOLS. The show is a first step in this parkour. Moving from figurative to abstract, it formalises thoughts, questions and observations with the clear intention of not drawing any conclusions.
I asked him what kind of materials he has used and his answer was: plaster, rasin, achrylic paint, foam and clay.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
GRID VS EVOLUTION

OPEN ATELIER 2016

GRID VS LANDSCAPE

OPEN ATELIER 2016
GRID VS LANDSCAPE
OPEN ATELIER 2016
GRID VS IDOL
OPEN ATELIER 2016
GRID VS LANDSCAPE
OPEN ATELIER 2016
GRID VS HUMANITY
OPEN ATELIER 2016
The OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT was a big succes. I have already been to some OSLO NIGHTS before and I always like to check out the diploma projects of the Industrial and Fashion Design students. Like every year there is an After Party at the HEK, House of Electronic Arts.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Last but not least, lets talk about Martin’s work. I asked Martin a couple of questions about his work that you can see below. I was amazed how well the pieces of the three worked together. It was a great way to use the space and show their work of the past three months.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Here is what Marin told me about his work.
1. How did your passion for art start?

I spend all the hours in primary school doing drawings (mostly dinosaurs and war machines). Soon I figured out that drawing was the easiest way for me to “impress” my teachers and friends, so I guess it started there.  
2. What describes your work best?

Hmm. Today I only show my abstract work, but normally I would say that what I do is very diverse. Maybe curiosity is a good way to describe my stuff.  
3. What’s the idea/story behind the work you were showing at OPEN ATELIER?
I wanted to take my abstract work a step further. In order to do so I stacked all my old drawings and paintings on the floor to figure out what I was actually doing. It annoyed me that I could not see through everything at once and then the idea to paint on transparent materials started. After this it evolved into these transparent foils that I do myself. The idea is very basic, if there is no paint to hold the foil together it dissolves into pieces and there is nothing left at all.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
So, that was it from the OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016. I hope you were there yourself and if not, hopefully this was helpful to give you an impression of their work and workspace. I recorded a video of that event and will make a time lapse, soon to come. X

 

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NUXE fall news

NUXE FALL NEWS

NUXE FALL NEWS
Are you ready for the NUXE fall news? I got a nice parcel with 3 of their new products and had great fun researching and taking these photos. I mean, look at this wonderful flower composition. I am so very happy to have teamed up with the lovely Carla from Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. (festum-artis.chlush-interiors.blogspot.ch). So lets start with a small interview to find out more about what Carla is doing.
1. Festum Artis, what a great name! How did you come up with it?
Thank you so much! Well, you’d think finding a company name can’t be that hard but it sure wasn’t easy either – at least not for me. Even though I knew exactly what my work should look like I didn’t know what to call it. Most of all I wanted a name that illustrates my aim at creating artful, one-of-a-kind decorations that give the event and its special moment the frameset it deserves. On the other hand – being the aesthete that I am – it had to be sophisticated. So I read about brainstorming techniques and started exactly that. Storming. Lots of it. And then there it was. It was just like with most things in life: you’ll know it when you see it. But in modern corporate times you don’t only have to have a physical company, you also need a digital identity. So the second I found out I could also register a fitting domain I knew it was meant to be!
2. When did you start Festum Artis, and what can we expect?
Festum Artis is still a very young company – I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to style a couple of events so far and I’m building it up continuously. But my journey started long before that – I’ve been running an interior design blog for five years now, giving decorating advice and also styled a friend’s wedding. I simply love all things beautiful and I value attention to detail. If a client reaches out to me to style a certain event that means that event is – personally or professionally – meaningful and important to them. Therefore I want to create a truly memorable experience. Event decoration doesn’t only have to be made up of a couple of flowers in pot on a table, it can be so much more. From event signage to candy bars and cigar bars, guest favors, seating lounges, floral wall and door decorations, floral arches, photo booths and guestbook ideas and so on and so on – all of these elements, small or big, come together to make an event a beautifully styled happening that enchants its guests. Also I try to stay open minded, always. In all those years of blogging I’ve come to see so many beautiful styles, new interesting vibes and classic pretties. So at Festum Artis there will be no such thing as a signature style being done over and over again. Each client is unique and deserves a unique approach to their special moment. That is why one minute I’ll be decorating a classically elegant wedding and the next a vibrantly colored boho get-together.
3. What are the next projects?
I’m extremely excited to be taking part in the wedding fair MariNatal at KUSPO Münchenstein on October 8th and 9th 2016. I’ll be showing some really beautiful wedding inspirations and I’m in full preparation mode at the moment. At the same time I’ll also be selling my vintage jewelry there and displaying some of the wedding invites that I have created. It’s all going to go together beautifully. After that I’ll be decorating a corporate event for a Cosmetic Institute. I’m so eager to create a sumptuous décor that will get people in the mood for some soul-hugging, feel-good pampering!
http://www.festum-artis.ch
http://lush-interiors.blogspot.ch
NUXE FALL NEWS
And now that we have found out more about Carla and her wonderful projects I wanna share some infos with you regarding these new products by NUXE.
ABOUT THE BRAND NUXE
The NUXE brand is the brainchild of Aliza Jabès. Following her strong beliefs in the incredible power of plants, the founding principle for NUXE was to reveal the prodigious nature of plants on the skin. She took an innovative approach in terms of nature (30 patents pending) and developed a cult brand of natural origin which combines performance with pleasure. It is now one of the bestselling brands in French pharmacies today.
NUXE Splendieuse Eye Contour Cream
Is a radiance activating eye cream. It works instantly and over time to diminish the look of dark circles and dark spots under the eyes. It targets dark spots and dark circles to give you the appearance of a brighter, smoother, more rested eye area. Well, that sounds really great. Especially for people with dark eye circles. I guess like with every other cream it needs time to see a result. Regularity is key!
Porcelain Rose, White Crocus and Vitamin C, help to reduce the number and the colour of all types of dark spots (sunlight, ageing, imperfection marks…) and brighten the eye contour area. They promise that the eyes look rested, more luminous and existing dark spots will be reduced. But again, in my opinion, results can (maybe) be seen after 4 weeks or so.
Vitamin C works to reduce under eye circles and pigmentation, while Peptides help boost the skin’s own collagen production and drain pigmentation deposits. Light-reflecting particles brighten the eye area for that rejuvenated, wide-eyed effect!
How to use
Apply on the eye contour in the morning and / or evening. I personally like to use my ring fingers to apply eye cream. Somewhere I have read that by using the ring fingers instead of the index fingers there is less pressure to the sensitive under eye skin. But in the end I guess it does not matter too much with which finger you apply your eye cream. As long as you apply eye cream regularly and the fingers are clean 😉
Composition
Ingredients of natural origin (with Porcelain Rose, White Crocus, stabilised Vitamin C, Star Lily and Cocoa Cells). Specific perfume tailored for the delicate eye contour area. Paraben free.
NUXE FALL NEWS
NUXE Merveillance Expert Fluide Correcting Fluid
Is an anti-ageing treatment for combination skin, which targets excess oil and enlarged pores as well as visible lines and wrinkles. This corrective care contains three key skin proteins which contribute to the youth of the skin: Vimentin, Collagen and Elastin. It contains also Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople, plant extracts which target these three proteins in order to fight effectively against the deep wrinkles and the loss of firmness of the skin.
Its light texture plumps and mattifies skin, correcting shine while tightening pores and refining the skin’s texture. Visible lines are smoothed, skin feels firmer and looks lifted and pores are tightened, all without drying skin or increasing oiliness. The ideal solution to rejuvenate combination skin.
How to use
Apply the fluid on the face in the morning. And continue with your normal skin/makeUp routine.
Composition
Contains 91,5% of ingredients of natural origin as the Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople.
Aqua/Water, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Water, GLycerin, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Arachidyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Capryloyl Gkycine, Behenyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, DImethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Myristyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Ammonium Lactate, Hemerocallisfulva Extract, Geranyl Geranylisopropanol, Plankton Extract, Sodium Benzoate.
Paraben-free. Non-comedogenic.
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Bio Beauté Express Mattifying Rebalancing Mask
Is a re-balancing mask specially formulated for the combination skin based of Cranberry extract. This re-balancing mask is formulated based of white clay that helps to unclog and tighten the pores, matify and purify the skin in a few minutes. It contains also a ” Probiotic-Like ” Botanical Complex of Cranberry Extract and Hyaluronic Acid which maintains the balance of the cutaneous flora to limit the appearance of imperfections.
How to use
Apply to face 1-2 times a week, on dry skin, for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Composition
Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus Amygdallus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein* Dehydroacetic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate. (*Organic production)
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Thank you so much for reading the NUXE fall news and I hope you will find some time to check out Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. Thank you Carla for the great flower set up.
Have a lovely day. X
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so I had the chance to meet Jorina at the Theater Basel and she told me about her own label and about MOIRAI. I asked her what that was and asked her if I could show it on the blog. I sent her some questions and are very happy to share this awesome design spot with you.
1. Who is behind it and what do you do?
MOIRAI is created by three women from Basel, each with their own label and area of expertise.
Jorina Weiss – label “Jorina Weiss“, women’s and men’s fashion
Sabrina Kym – label “Kyry’s“, children’s clothes and accessoires
Anne-Sophie Chiarello – label “Chiara Moira“, women’s fashion
Together we run MOIRAI in Basel: our creative space where design, creation, café and shop are one. We also teach sewing classes here and host our own events. The clothes that these three in-house labels sell are all made by our own hands on site. A truly local shopping experience.
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2. Where can we find you?
MOIRAI‘s shop is in Basel at Missionsstrasse 66. You can also find us online at www.moirai.ch, and on facebook www.facebook.com/www.moirai.ch
3. How is it for you to be part of the swiss design scene?
We pride ourselves in our local approach to design. If you like one of our designs, we can custom make it for you, change it to your liking or create something entirely new. We think this way of designing will change the way our customers look at clothes, experience and wear them. It is also possible to learn to make the clothes you see or imagine in our classes.
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I really hope you liked this post as much as I had fun to write it. Thank you so much for answering my questions. Its my pleasure to show you local design on such a high level. I encourage you to visit MOIRAI and check their social media for events. Maybe a sewing class might be something for you. 🙂 I wish you all a lovely sunny day and lets hope we can all wear our summer clothes for a bit longer. X
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