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a watch brand from BASEL – isn’t that amazing?
I recently discovered these gorgeous watches when I was strolling thru Clarastrasse in Basel. Next to the Basilisk photography shop there is a shopwindow with some pieces of their collection. It was the first time I have heard of ADVOLAT and I really liked the fact that they are from Basel.

Let me tell you a bit more about ADVOLAT and their philosophy, thats what I found on their website:

“Switzerland is home to some of the best designers and makers of watches, Basel in Switzerland is home to the world’s biggest and most famous watch fair BaselWorld, from Basel comes ADVOLATOriginal, the latest Swiss brand of finest watchmaking:


ADVOLATOriginal watches are strictly limited to a maximum of either 888 or 88 watches for every model worldwide, depending on the reference number. Every watch is unique and carries its individual number engraved on the caseback. Some models are completely Swiss Made. All have been handcrafted to the highest Swiss quality standards. All have been tested twice before delivery.”

chronograph limited edition BAUHAUS DESIGN

I really like the BAUHAUS design CITY watch and the same watch can be worn differently – with a black watch strap or with a brown one. for CHF 49.00 you can purchase the brown leather watch strap and easily change it by yourself when ever you want. soon I will show you photos with the two different watch straps – a more elegant and a more casual version – stay tuned!

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so simple and so nice – klybeck. I met Baptiste at the designbox fair in Basel where we were neighbours with our booths. we exchanged email addresses and also saw eachother at the blickfang where he showed his work. there were so many people at the blickfang that I really had a hard time taking photos but I really wanted to show you his awesome work and asked him to send me some photos and answer me 3 questions. he did – and now I can show you! sharing is caring, right?

1.when did you start klybeck?
in the beginning of 2014

2. what kind of material do you use?
solid wood (oak, ash, american walnut) foot: steel (painted black)

3.where can we buy it and how much does it cost?
you can either visit my workshop or email me your order. price CHF 1860

Klybeckstrasse 98
4057 Basel
info @ klybeck.net


collarnecklaces by isawsomethingnice.ch

come and visit me tonight or tomorrow at DESIGN BOX 2014

at Halle 7 in Basel (Gundeli, behind the SBB station)

pointed angled round and spiky collarnecklaces
in fake-leather and felt for 25.- / 35.- / 50.- CHF

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today I got the parcel with their amazing products! I m so happy to have had the opportunity to feature their great products on my blog and also tell you more about them via the interview. read the INTERVIEW HERE

I will soon show you what’s in the parcel – stay tuned! xx


R O B E R T & J O S I A N E s k i n c a r e

I was at the changemakershop in Basel, Switzerland  and discovered this amazing skincare brand called ROBERT AND JOSIANE. I liked their products so much that I wanted to feature them on my blog and therefore I asked them 4 questions about themselves and their brand.

Thank you so much for your time Robert and Josiane!

1. How did Robert & Josiane start their business – whats the background?
We’re a couple that realised in the late nineties, that we wanted to extend our romantic relationship into our daily work. After a few years of looking for the right field we came upon cosmetics. With
Robert as a biologist with his love for nature and his talent to experiment with ingredients, and Josiane as a former teacher with her passion for scents and poetry, we were the perfect match also for our new project. The result is an outstanding line of natural cosmetic products, a source of wellbeing and full of poetry.

2. How do you come up with such great names and packaging?

Each product is inspired by personal experiences and moments of our lives. Our Body Lotion “Die Gärten von Alfabia” (The Gardens of Alfabia) for instance is a remembrance of a stroll in the peaceful gardens of Alfabia on the island of Mallorca. And with “Die Wilde” (Soap Bar) we tried to catch the feeling of standing at the West Coast of British Columbia, where Robert lived during the first years of his childhood.

3. Where do you sell your products?

They can of course be purchased at our Webshop. But also in pharmacies, organic shops and concept stores.

4. What is the newest product or is there something new in the pipeline that you could share?

Our latest product is our facial cream “Tagundnachtgleiche” (“Equinox”), with the wonderful oil from raspberry seeds. The next product to appear will be our winter product “Wunder-bar”, which is a body butter scented with spanish cistus and moroccan cedar. Just perfect for cuddling and for dry skin. As a seasonal product it’s available in winter only.




Full-set 18-carat white gold case 37 mm, glareproofed sapphire crystal and case-back, screw-locked crown,water-resistantto 50 m

Diamond-pave dial, applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands in white gold with luminescent coating, hand-sewn blue alligator leather strap with large square scales, gemset 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp

A DREAM has come true with this bijou!
when I look at this watch I hear riri sing shine bright like a diamond
yes with this watch you will shine like a diamond for sure!!

what to wear with
casual to very chic outfit

personally I dont think I would wear this watch with an elegant dress –
I think I would rather wear it with some chic pants for an elegant business look. colors which go well with are beige navy blue white grey brown

watch out! xx


NEW pieces of my collection

these are the 2 newest pieces of my collarnecklace collection –
handcut fake-leather with a golden chain and lock – available in black or white with embossment. 100 CHF (exclusive freightcost)

SOON they will be available on my etsy shop
photo taken at the VOLTA9 artfair in basel