Saturday, November 27, 2010


I like mushrooms.
Like in general white dots on red surface.

Friday, November 26, 2010

goat men

Ever tryed to put pampers on an animal?
I did and they stayed for 3 seconds!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I wish I was a mole in the ground

From the new CD from anbb: alva alto and blixa bargeld-mimikry

Very experimental.
I think I'm a mole in the ground!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Urban Transformation in Zürich

Wanted to see the mountains but there was fog!

The "Prime tower" in different perspectifs.
Went to the "Brockenhaus" and found a lot to bake nice cokkies but I don't have time.
I'm cleaning, washing, painting people black and this every day-everything for the art.
I hate art sometimes.

But B. sprayed me a tatoo.

Friday, November 19, 2010

homesick souvenirs 2

wood carved bambis who lost ears and legs
st.bernard from E.
the pig from 1981,  the swiss stone pine wood (Arve) still has his typical smell

have to escape Antwerp for 3 nights and 2 days. I have to see some mountains!

M. asked me today for some typical swiss music.
For me it's Stephan Eicher and Mani Matter.

Monday, November 15, 2010


with going to Brussels and Paris the last weeks a lot, I thrifted not only for my work also for my apartment.

Recent finds:

old cotton towels in different sizes
old washbasins, got 2 for the price of 1 but had to carry it through the whole city
a book about linnen in old times with a lot of useful tips about care and washing
old toothbrushes
hamam soap=black soap for the body (I really get a soap fetishist!)
a washbasin for children-like the wooden waterdrop

the black and white photos are:
washing up in a brothel, paris 1932 by Gilberte Brassai
provence nude, 1949 by Willy Ronis

Sunday, November 14, 2010

hairy stuff 3

a long african fly-whisk! The ivory handle was broken so I get it for less!
the fox cape from Paris. Definitly from the 40ies-like on the book cover. The cut is very special.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

magritte autumne

on our way to the hatmaker
japanese maple
and a polish dwarf

Monday, November 8, 2010


Maybe some diy for another christmas tree-without candles of course! If we start now then it could be maybe finished.
They work with this fantastic paperwool I bought in Berlin, but I think in Japan there should be a lot of this material. I like it.

The Selby Confetti

Sunday, November 7, 2010

the silent evolution

a movie for a much better Sunday then it was today. Got the link from N. Thanx!

And the swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger has a home blog. I don't know what to think about it. Was so homesick today and to see this clean images made me feel home in Antwerp again. November is really not my month!
And everybody is copying everybody. It makes me sick. We want to be individuals and what we get are individual copys.

New project for Zurich on christmas:
Wer eine homestory von seiner liebevollen, anderen, künstlichen, gemütlichen Wohnung auf meinem Blog haben will, wo kaum jemand je einen Kommentar abgibt, schreibt einen Kommentar zu silent evolution und ich gehe darauf ein. Ihr müsst keine Künstler, noch Werber, noch Banker noch sonst was sein. Und ich habe übrigens all die tollen, schönen Kameras die da porträtiert sind in echt, ausser einem iphone, aber das ist eh out, weil es jeder Hinterwäldler wohl schon hat. Nur die Belgier können sich das schlichtweg nicht leisten!
Diana F. + in pink
Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha ( die Filme gibts wieder!)
Pentax ME ohne Blitz

blanket holder

I have an obsession with Hermès. But of course I can't afford anything. But it doesn't have to be original, I take it more as an inspiration.
And by the way: my teacher from the leather bag sewing class told me, that the prices for Hermès bags are really to high, even if everything is handwork.
I'm very happy with this find and I think it's a very practical handle not only for blackets.

You can find them on internet, not used since 1997, just as a decoration on a unused eames chair. My god, how decadent is this!!!!

Architecture and Urban Transformation in Europe

On my way to the Cranach exhibition in the BOZAR in Brussels, I came along the free exhibition over urban transformations in Europe.
Some models caught my eye because I recognized them: Zurich an Basel.
If you know the spaces for years and you could feel and see with your own eyes the transformations, it's not all that nice. Architects and cityplanners are sometimes like the mad men of advertisment, on a model and drawing, in photos it looks so good, but you forget the people who lived there.
There are fantastic places and buildings but they are only for rich people. I ask myself what Europe and especially the cities will do with the poor? Put them in ghettos around the city like in South America or Asia?
Here in Anwerp it is already like that. I live in the middle of the muslim ghetto, and the famous Spoor Noord is not far. In the summer the cool and chic drink their Latte on the bar, the marrocan families have their picknick far from the bar on the grass!
Would like to meet more architects who think about this!

Dedicated to my dear brother (if he reads my blog):

 "The Prime Tower was constructed on the borders of Zürich West, a landmark and an important stimulus to the development of the new district. The office tower, with its glazed facades constantly changing colour, is circled by public space which connects the surrounding new and renovated(?) buildings. The immediate environment is the site of countless new and ambitious projects."
So have a look here, that's how my eye sees it!

My few of urban Brussels