Thursday, 30 September 2010

home



i finally could lay out my little carpet from cyprus.
home.  

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

the absence of anything


today i have my first big meeting for my short film "The absence of anything". 

we will start filming in around 25 days. i am very excited.

more soon...!

Monday, 27 September 2010

L' Officiel / Special Haute Couture















Stylist:                           Hector Castro           
Hair:                                 Jean Luc            
Make up:                           Lloyd Simmonds 
Digital Operator:               David Beech            
Set Designer:                    Remi Blancpain  
Digital Set Designer:         Sophear van Froment 
Stylist Assistant:               Nicholas Kuttler                        
Models:                   So Young Kang                       

                                         Emma Xie  

                                         Ling Ling
Producer:                          Houda Rima

Sunday, 26 September 2010

insect detective


my new t-shirt!

right now -all around you - thousands of tiny insects are doing strange and wonderful things...
but insects can be hard to see - unless you are an INSECT DETECTIVE, thats it.!

there are more insects living in the world than all the other animals put together - that´s about 200 million insects for every single person.! 

you can not always see them straight away - sometimes you have to know where to look... 

its great to be an insect detective!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

my friend lucia

 this is my friend lucia stamati.


i met lucia in london even though
-we are from the same village in germany 
-we have one friend in common. rani from austria 

if you ask lucia to name one of her favourite presents...
 she might tell you:
 an electronic toothbrush!

 she carries a little dictaphone in her pocket to record her ideas. 

she is allergic to aspirin. 

if you call her she will reply her phone with the most happiest - "HI!"-you ever heard.

Luckily, lucia lives just two streets away from my new house. 
prefect distance for walky talkies!
i think she would be a great walky talky friend! 

lucia does really nice art works, photo´s and videos such as this one:



i am happy that we became friends. 
i think she is wonderful. 



Friday, 24 September 2010

rain


on rainy days like today i suggest to wear an extravagant rain-hat.!
  

on rainy days like today its importnat to dream about your last summer holiday for a couple of minutes every now and then 


on rainy days like today its nice to meet lots of friends for tea 
and even nicer if your friends give you rain presents 

children books are very good rain presents 

with children books you can make mouse parties at home and read them 
either alone or with your friends 
(dont forget that the best spot to read children books is in self-build blanket tents) 


essential.!
 on days like today listen to this:

Thursday, 23 September 2010

today and tomorrow


today  i went to the university of arts and listen to the thoughts and ideas of a lot of students.  (remember? click 0
and 
today i almost finished my book (if you want to know more click 1 and then click 2)

 i am very proud how this project has developed over the past 2 years 
and i am looking forward to present the book "pluto and charon" at the Frankfurt Book Fair next month.
the book will have some wonderful tricks and texts and will explain the wonder thats keeping the stars apart.  




Wednesday, 22 September 2010

one two three




remember ? (click here) !!

1. (above) my 3 favourite paintings //
it made me happy that one of my friend said that the painting of the men with the beard looks like me

2. soft stone grey :

...

sometimes unlovable.
not always. and always beautiful.

except for your beard,
which you hated, and i adored.

which neither of us spoke about.
i was kept quite

by your behaviour.
you behaved as if it wasn´t there.

whereas it was, one of the facts,
like the long guard hairs on a fox.

twenty. just under the chin......

out of craig raine´s "a la recherche du temps perdu"

3. grilled persian eggplants with mint, tarragon, basil, parsley and walnut salad and 4 friends!

tuesday present

so today is wednesday but my mind is thinking about tuesday!

because

yesterday i got this lovely tuesday present! an artwork by the wonderful artist ana montiel. (wonderful is not just her work but also her heart and mind.!)

i cant wait to move to my new house and hang it.
i also cant wait to do more fun stuff with ana in the future!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Happy smile laughters





so today is tuesday but my mind is already on wednesday!

for 3 reasons

1.
its the opening of rene daniels
2.
i found a wonderful small second hand poetry book shop in waterloo
and tomorrow i will buy
3 books
each in a wonderful colour
soft stone grey
washed out french lavender
light peppermint green
3.
eggplant day!
because eating all kind of eggplant dishes in a day makes me happy
and when you say "qie zi"(eggplant in Chinese) you seem to smile.





Monday, 20 September 2010

home


1.august:
my old house got sold!

since then i lived and slept in different houses and flats.

- once i slept on an inflatable under a palmtree in a living room - and it felt like being in the bahamas.
- once i slept on the floor in a table tent ( table covered by a blanket). it was a bit hard but nice and my dreams that night been very soft and gentle.
- a couple of times i slept in the air. once in first class - which was very lovely and i had a sweet stewardess who covered my at night with a blanket and wished me sweet dreams. before i felt asleep i thought about the clouds under the plane and about the book "Cloudland" by John Burningham. It was a cloudy night!
- i slept and lived in wonderful rooms and nice beds in the flats of two great artsist :
*for 25 days with Daniel Silver
*for 27 days with Stefan Br├╝ggemann

1.october
now i am happy that i found a new place - a wonderful house!





Sunday, 19 September 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010

enrique and daniel

classic! stunning! timeless! fashion week be afraid of us.


more soon...




- teacher (click here) - next week i will start to teach as a guest teacher in the University of Arts in London.! more soon...

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Synsepalum dulcificum


one day i want to eat a
Synsepalum Dulcificum.!
( maybe together with my new friend michael who told me about the magic berry. )
when eaten, the african berry cause sour foods (such as lemons and limes) subsequently consumed to taste sweet.
This effect lasts 15–60 minutes.!

today enrique ask me to post our impossible possible dinner on my blog!

in his words:

An impossible combination. Kim chi meets soft code roes for its very first time. The asparagus soup was scandalized, and the sea weed salad as well.
Was Tofu the main dish? Maybe. Tofu has a discrete flavor so, in occasions like this, it needs mustard and soy sauce -mixed all together creating a unique color.
Delicate ingredients, formidable result. Crucible of many textures, no one clearly identified, no one good.

The dessert consisted in mini-weetabix. We fight for the last portions of semi skimmed milk or German fat free strawberry yoghurt. We're not happy.


for dinner we played bonnie prince billy!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

a little paper

since a few weeks i carry in my wallet a piece of newspaper with a printed poem by alun lewis.
a poem he dedicated to his wife gweno.

Postscript (for gweno)

If I should go away,
Beloved, do not say
‘He has forgotten me.’
For you abide,
A singing rib within my dreaming side;
You always stay.

And in the mad tormented valley
Where blood and hunger rally
And Death the wild beast is uncaught, untamed,
Our soul withstands the terror
And has its quiet honour
Among the glittering stars your voices named.



Tuesday, 14 September 2010

you

hoping you are the pink of perfection!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

silent



Friday i took a long wander with my mother and i wish she would stay longer then just 3 days with me in london.... a bit more ( or forever.!)

Friday i had a very special moment with my mum. you know this moments when you get goosebumps all over your body because something special has happend

1.
to you

2.
or to someone else

2.
or two you and someone else together.

well i had such a moment with my mum last friday - magical moments dont come every day... they are rare but wonderful if they happen.

on the way to the rochelle canteen we past the cafe in which my ex-boyfriend works (normally he works on the weekends but that day he worked also friday.!)
we past (unnoticed) the cafe and saw him working behind the bar... in a silent gesture my mother took my hand (she always has so soft and warm hands) and we continued walking.

honestly i think my mother is such a wonderful woman and in moments such as friday i feel like the luckiest son ever.

Friday, 10 September 2010

today


today, my mum, bernhard and me went to watch the film "meshes of the afternoon" (by maya deren and alexander hamid).
you should watch it with your mum.! its nice to hear how mums feel about the film.


...

rather then love, then money, then fame, give me truth

(Henry David Thoreau)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Head of the year



yesterday i was invited by the wonderful silvers and cederbaum´s to celebrate an lovely jewish new year with them.

do you remember the mad hatter from alice who celebrates an unbirthday party?
(an unbirthday is an event that can be celebrated on any day that is not the person's birthday)
so yesterday i celebrated jewish new years, and oddly it felt like a real new years evening to me and then at the same time it felt a bit like a un-new years party, esp when we all hugged and kissed and wished everyone a happy new year.
but a wonderful un-new years party.!

Rosh Hashana is a very nice celebration and full of symbolic rituals.

you eat:
apples dipped in honey = for a sweet year
the head of a fish = to symbolise the head and not the tail of the year
pomegranates = for fertility
round bread = to show that life is a circle

we also had non jewish rituals that evening such as:

every guest received a card with a power animal spirit - an animal which would guide us in the next year.

i got the

BLUE HERON
blue heron,
thank you sacred water bird, for sending reflections to me, the mirrors of the quest for life, the world that live inside me.
show me how relationships work, with my path woven within the whole. the lesson of kinship with all life, reflecting my spirits eternal goal.

on my walk home - i looked down on my air max and then i had to think about the work "as long as i´m walking" by francis alys.

as long as i´m walking... i´m not choosing
as long as i´m walking... i´m not smoking
as long as i´m walking... i´m not losing
as long as i´m walking... i´m not making
as long as i´m walking... i´m not knowing
...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

preview



FHM Collections is out tomorrow!


new york, new york!