Thursday, 31 December 2009

WakuWaku Hamburg


"WakuWaku's Wacky Wholefood-Wok-Wonder Works Worldwide" - self-ironic references to the global ambitions and the internationality of the kitchen also make a visit to the Hamburg WakuWaku wok-fastfood branch designed by ippolito fleitz (Stuttgart based office) a pleasure.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Hadi Teherani - Kranhäuser

The three Kranhäuser at Cologne's harbour have been designed by the Hamburg-based office 'Bothe Richter Teherani BRT'. It emerged offices with a total space of 16000 m² and 135 luxury apartments. A lot of them are not sold yet.

Christopher Street Day in Cologne 2009



















www.wdr.de Christopher Street Day Köln Juli 2009 Security guards ensure the parade.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Demonstration in Teheran


Yesterday 10000 people have been on the streets to protest against the regime in Iran. At least 8 people had died and more than 300 people haven been arrested.
How glad can we be to live in a democracy.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

La Patisserie des Reves - Paris

Whatever Parisian pastry chef extraordinaire, Philippe Conticini, does gets noticed. His talent for creating desserts that are art in all meanings of the word has found yet another expression this September when he unveiled his latest creation, La Pâtisserie des Rêves (the patisserie of dreams), in the chic 7th arrondissement in Paris. Nothing in the design of the sleek 29 square-meter boutique is reminiscent of a traditional European konditorei. Most strikingly, the stars of the space — the desserts, cakes and pastries — are displayed on a round platform in the center. Each of the 15 culinary masterpieces is presented under its own temperature-controlled glass bell suspended from the ceiling. Customers order their selection from the staff, after which each order appears directly from the kitchen. Both ideas evoke the feel of a meticulous laboratory where precious specimens are handled. Conticini has been in the culinary limelight for more than two decades with his own TV show, several books, restaurants and awards. - Tuija Seipell

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Oscar Niemeyer

Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer 1996
Latin America Memorial, Concert Hall, Sao Paulo, Oscar Niemayer 1987

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Snow


2cm snow in Stuttgart! It almost looks like the pic above ;)

Friday, 18 December 2009

www.melissaplasticdreams.com

Design: Campana Brothers
Design: Vivienne Westwood
Campana brothers' zick zack

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Germain - Paris

Germain is a Parisian restaurant in a newly revitalized space at 25-27 rue de Buci in the 6th Arrondissement. The prolific, Iranian–born and Paris-based architect, India Mahdavi, created the interior architecture of the three-storey, funky establishment.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Headphones

It is a must-have: Matching headphone to your bicycle.
Design: AIAIAI, Kilo

Build your bicycle

In Los Angeles, James Perse provides a platform to build a custom vintage-style beach cruiser — a quintessentially Californian bicycle typically seen meandering along the Venice boardwalk and down through Santa Monica. The James Perse Cruiser, available in a variety of colours, is instantly recognisable with its fat tyres, wide handlebars and soft, cushy saddle perfect for cruising along the beach with your surfboard in tow.

Republic Bike invites you to custom-build bicycles based on shared designs — choose from an array of colours for the frame, saddle, grips, chain, rims, tires and crank. Who says your front tyre can’t be yellow, while your back tyre is pink? Ever dreamed of having a blue bike frame with red handle grips and a white saddle? Republic can make this dream a reality. The Aristotle is a singles peed bicycle with a fixed/free hub. Typically a fixed gear bicycle does not allow a rider to coast as the rear cog continually spins. But Republic has made it possible to shift from fixed to free if coasting is your thing.



And finally, there’s a Japanese company called Pedalmafia, a place to build a 1/9 scale bicycle, the Pedal ID, not quite the bike to ride around town but cool nevertheless. The website allows you to choose practically every part of a fixed-gear bike in many different color combinations. Pedalmafia has also teamed up with Yamamoto, one of Japan’s largest toy/model makers, and provided the basic component set along with optional accessories to create the perfect bespoke bicycle.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Amman-Fonts, Yanone

Amman-Fonts, Yanone(Jan Gerner) Yanone entwickelte eine zweisprachige lateinisch, arabische Schriftfamilie für die Stadt Amman in Jordanien. Amman-Fonts is a bilingual font for Latin and Arabian writing. Yanone developed Amman-Fonts for Amman city in Jordan.
Nora Korn & Christoph Köhler

Friday, 4 December 2009

Königsplatz/U-Bahnzwischengeschoss München

Erwin Wurm - Kunstbau München

Die Ausstellung von Erwin Wurm am Königsplatz/U-Bahnzwischengeschoss ist noch bis zum 31. Januar 2010. The Austrian artist Erwin Wurm summons visiters of his exhibition to do those physical exercises. But during the period I was there nobody has done it.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Plakat Klimt

Diese Aufnahme entstand 2008 bei meinem Aufenthalt in Wien. Sie zeigt ein Ausstellungsplakat von einer Klimtausstellung. Der Ausschnitt zeigt nur den rechten Teil "Leben" des Bildes Tod und Leben von Gustav Klimt. Ölbild: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) - Tod und Leben vollendet 1916