Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Theater Basel | Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (the flying classroom)

The flying classroom, a play after Erich Kästner plays at the Theater Basel, staged by Daniela Kranz and Sabrina Hofer.
The children of the Kirchberg boarding school can't wait to leave the school for their Christmas holidays, but before they have many adventures ahead of them. They have to defeat their enemies from the village secondary School, reunite their beloved teacher with his old friend, write dictation exercises and prepare the play "the flying classroom" for the school's Christmas celebrations.

The play is a combination of acting and singing and we think the stage is fantastic.
The songs are specially written by the Californian Ccomposer Jherek Bischoff and the live band (a string quartet and percussion) playing is sitting in something like a little box in the upper right corner of the stage, above the actual stage, all dressed in navy blue with white polka dots.
The play is mainly in Swiss German and is very entertaining and at the same time it inspires you to think about responsability, Courage, friendship and solidarity.

production and costume: Daniela Kranz
stage and costume: Viva Schudt
composition: Jherek Bischoff
musical direction: Oliver Rudin
musical assistance: Jennifer Rudin
light: HeidVoegelinLights
dramatic composition: Sabrina Hofer
theatre pedagogy: Martin Frank

Thomas Schweiberer as DR. JOHANN BÖKH (JUSTUS)
Ulla von Frankenberg as ULLA EGERLAND
Yves Mavambu / Nils Wolf as JONATHAN TROTZ (JOHNNY)
Hannah Spoeri / Fiamma Sarro as MARIE THALER
Julius Fintelmann / Erjon Blakaj as MATTHIAS SELBMANN (MATZ)
Jamiro Maritz / Olivier Janssen as ÛLRICH VON SIMMERN (ULI)
Yamila Klingler / Marielle Ullrich as SOPHIE FRANK
Cédric Straub / David Kindermann as THE BEAUTIFUL THEODOR / MICHAEL EGERLAND
Julia Nguyen / Elin Vankan as ANTONIA FEDERSPIEL (TONI)
Max Gisler / Max Kogon as FRIDOLIN MEISTER

© pictures: Simon Hallström

Saturday, 3 December 2016

NONIQUE | intensive moisturizing shampoo and conditioner

NONIQUE is a German brand that produces only 100% natural cosmetics, free from animal testing and with a conscious and sustainable production.
After a trip to Panama, the founder of nonique, Reinhard Krinke, bought his own organic farm in Panama where he grew his ingredients like Noni plants and Aloe Vera plants.
The name NONIQUE comes from the carribean Noni plant that has an anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial effect and has a very good skin tolerance. It is the foundation of the NONIQUE products.
The production is in Germany, all of the products are Natrue certified and vegan.
NONIQUE has three care concepts for the different needs of the different skin types, the beauty and anti-aging concept, the intensive moisturizing concept and the extreme energy concept.

The intensive moisturizing shampoo and conditioner contain organic olive oil and organic avocado for a highly moisturizing effect and have a very fresh and citrusy scent we think is wonderful.
The shampoo cleanses the hair gently and provides intensive care.
The conditioner moisturizes the hair deeply and leaves it with a beautiful natural shine, very soft and the hair can be combed easily, without being weighed down.
We have been using both products for a while now and we love how healthy and beautiful our hair looks and feels.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

20 years blickfang Zurich - international design fair

For the 20th time the blickfang took place in Zurich this year. During three days, more than 200 designers (more than 100 new exhibitors) present their exceptional products, from handcrafted furniture, fair fashion, handmade jewelry and accessories and loads of stylish interior design products there is everything at the blickfang and you can spend hours rummaging through the fair, always discovering something new.

For this years anniversary edition, the studio Besau-Marguerre staged a banquet table right at the entrance with a limited edition tablecloth, created specially for the blickfang design fair.

Every brand created their own little booth in a unique way to represent their products, the Swiss brand Freitag even brought their own little garden to the fair. As their clothes are made from hemp, linen and modal grown in Europe and all the clothes are 100% compostable, they brought a wooden box with hemp plants, linen plants and a beech tree.

Among all the booths at the blickfang, there where three special corners this year, the local corner, where young local designers had the possibility to present their products, a dutch corner for selected dutch designers and a Ticino corner for designers from Ticino, Switzerland.
These are some impressions from the 20th blickfang in Zurich and in the following weeks we will present some of our favourite products more detailed.

innesti vessels by Sofia Lazzeri, Ticino Switzerland, unique pieces that unite glass and textile

abc porcelain mugs and plates by ilaria.i, designed and manufactured in Italy

a handmade glass by the Swiss brand Glaslabor that allows you to watch the plant grow

the link shelf system by Studio Hausen that can be constructed individually
atelier volvox copper vases, handmade in Switzerland

atelier volvox copper vase, handmade in Switzerland

unique lamps made from extremely thin real wood veneer by the German brand woodmosphere

beautiful leather bags by Atelier S&R

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Salto Natale | Luna (2016)

In this years show Luna, Salto Natale by Gregory and Rolf Knie takes the audience on a trip to the moon.
It all begins with the search for a love that has been deemed lost, a huge full moon in the back and the fantastic singer (Patrick Scott) singing a beautiful version of hello darkness my old friend. From the first moment on the show is dreamy and magical and we think Luna is an absolutely beautiful and enchanting show.
Salto Natale never ceases to impress with acts unlike anything we have seen before, like Eddy Carello with his rhythmical juggling, the acrobats from the Wuhan squad or Evgeny Slepukhin with his balancing act as a sleeping man on the moon.
The artists come from all around the world and the youngest of them is only 13, Svyatoslav Rasshivkin who performs mesmerizing aerobatics.
The shows music is wonderful and the live band and singer are outstanding, also the dancers are fantastic, wearing beautiful dresses.
The pantomime Julian Cottereau takes us along on his trip to the moon and leads us through the whole evening, together with the young acrobat Svyatoslav Rasshivkin who's performance is the opening act.

Duo Rose, trapeze

Svyatoslav Rasshivkin, aerobatics

Evgeny Slepukhin, balancing act

Luna, the 14th Salto Natale Show plays from the 17th November 2016 until the 2nd January 2017 in Zurich-Kloten.