The great thing about Penang is, that you don't really have to look for long... Read more
Penang looks like it was very colourful a couple of years ago and with time, the sun has bleached the facades, creating a pastel rainbow theme for the entire city... Read more
I did not expect to find a Street Art all over a Tonsai, a tiny peninsula in Krabi! ... Read more
I mean, there is a chance that Leonardo di Caprio comes back to Maya bay for a sequel of “the Beach”, right? ... Read more
Regular readers know already what my favourite mode of transportation is: The scooter... Read more
It is hot in Bangkok! With temperatures close to 40°C (sorry Fahrenheit's, that's 100°F) I feel like I am melting here... Read more
... what I wanted to see was right there in the entrance hall:
The two massive chandeliers in the two parts of the atrium.
Repeating the structural lines of the building, it closes the space towards the ceiling but still leaves enough space for the light to come through... Read more
There is no way you can see it all at the Expo in Milan. 148 countries are taking part in this giant fair this year, additionally to the theme pavilions like “Sea life” and “Rice”, all spread
over the distance of a small town... Read
Milan has two fancy new museums incorporating every architect's wet dreams:
Fondazione Prada (Prada Foundation) by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures, short MUDEC) by David Chipperfield Architects... Read more
We were strolling through Milan because my friend Elena absolutely needed this eyeshadow base she had seen the day before when we walked by Statale University. Through an archway we saw a
beautiful courtyard and – since no one tried to stop us – walked in... Read
There it was, right in front of me. And I didn't even look for it. This massive masterpiece by Case, an artist who's work I've been admiring for ages. This was going to be a good day for Street Art... Read more
Broadway Market is located in Hackney, next to London Fields Park, opens every Saturday and fortunately you don't have to be there before lunch
time... Read more
Here comes a secret that sounds like a sin for a proper traveller: I love planning my trips... Read more
Many great architects and designers also show their inspiration and their work on their Instagram feed. Check out my ten favourites ...Read more
It happened in Indonesia. An old man at a tiny shop handed me a key and
pointed at a scooter:
“that's yours”. It was green, heavily scratched and the speed indicator didn't work.
I was freaked out and definitely in danger when I started driving, but I was in love... Read more
whoop! I've been nominated for a Liebster Award! ...Read more
You probably know Hamburg's St. Pauli for its nightlife, the red-light district around Reeperbahn or the soccer club.
But if you manage to get up early after a long night of partying, there is actually a lot to see around there and the combination of crazy nightlife and a relaxed area to have coffee with my friends, makes it one of my favourite parts of Hamburg... Read more
Are you as lazy as me when it comes to sightseeing? I get distracted quickly and quite often end up having drinks in the middle of the day instead of looking at all the exciting things I had
planned... Read more
part two of “Hungry for design” featuring Alpenkantine, Altes Mädchen and Elbgold in Hamburg...
It all started with the idea to get a visa and move to New Zealand for a year. Going abroad for a year isn’t that crazy of an idea, particularly in places other than the U.S.... Read more
Reading about Siauliai on Wikipedia made my heart weep. This was probably the unluckiest town I had ever heard of... Read more
kind of a bad way to start a story, but that's just what it was. A moment when I couldn't talk and just looked around me with my jaw dropped, almost forgetting to breathe... Read more
After my friend Judith and I had spent two days in Riga – one being ridiculously
active and one being lazy and hungover – we decided we needed to get out of the city and see what's going on in the rest of tiny Latvia we had already fallen in love with... Read more
After a day of strolling around in the beautiful traditional Jurmala, a coast town in Latvia just half an hour from Riga, we couldn't believe it when we finally reached
Dzintaru Mezapark with it's oberservation tower... Read
Places that are dominated by green nets wrapped around buildings, where flowers have
found extravagant places to grow and that might look a little scary at night... Read
Can you believe that Europe's largest market is located in tiny Riga in Latvia?
This is part one of “Hungry for design” about the restaurants Bullerei, Witwenball
and Marend in Hamburg... Read more
Overlooking the city I live in always fascinates me. I can't help but to start
thinking about my life once I see it all laid out in front of me... Read
If you could design a space for the café that makes the best cakes in town and is specialized
in decorations, what would it look like? Read
There you are, standing in front of me. Tall and beautiful. I feel tiny standing next to you.
I've been coming to see you for almost ten years now but you are still playing hard
to get... Read more
I love yoga. I love how I walk into the studio and how everything is just quiet and
peaceful. My teacher says it's the room's aura, I think it's just good architecture... Read more
The industrial area of Zeche Zollverein consists of a complete infrastructure of a
coal-mining site, which was in use until 1993... Read more
Have you been to a café and asked the waiter if you could buy their cutlery,
furniture or decorations because you liked it so much?... Read more
I love wandering through a city and finding little gems of artwork around every corner which are invisible to many people... Read more
The Potato Head is a Restaurant and Beach Club located in Seminyak, Bali, which has everything a designer's heart desires... Read more
Hamburg's new subway station came with a flashy light installation... Read more
Finland is a country where light is more valuable than in many other places. There's always too much too little... Read more
Helsinki's Hipsters have found a new home in an old abattoir... Read more
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