Saturday, 22 April 2017

blickfang Basel 2017

The international design exhibition blickfang takes place for the 8th time in Basel from April 21-23 2017.
At this years blickfang we have 160 local and international designers that present their jewelry, fashion, furniture and much more, produced sustainably and with an incredible dedication and passion. What we always love about the blickfang is the possibility to talk to the designers directly, hear what inspires them, what is important to them when it comes to manufacturing conditions and materials and hear the story behind their products.
There is always so much to discover at the blickfang and you can not only shop with a good conscience but also find wonderful, extraordinary and unique things grown out of brilliant ideas.
These are some of our favourite brands at the blickfang Basel 2017, some of them we already knew from previous fairs, others we have newly discovered.

artha, home decoration, Zurich

Jungle Folk, sustainable fair fashion, Zurich

unrefined, concrete home accessories, Basel

MQMORA, hand crafted jewelry, Basel

rudin solution design, furniture from metal, Basel

Claudia Nabholz, fair fashion, Baden

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

BeautyLash | eyelash growth booster

When we discovered the BeautyLash eyelash growth booster we were skeptical at first as we have tried other eyelash serums before and were not always convinced by the results.
The serum activates the lash growth througu the natural ingredient black sea rod oil which is naturally found in Caribbean coral and extends the growth stage of the eyelashes naturally. It promises up to 75% longer lashes in only 6 weeks.
As it is the first eyelash serum we found with natural ingredients, we had to try it anyways and we were absolutely amazed. We applied the serum every night before going to bed like an eyeliner, especially in the beginning it is very important to use it regularly. After only a few weeks of using it our lashes were visibly longer, fuller and even thicker, the effect was so strong that even other people came up to us, asking if we had lash extensions or (for her) fake lashes on.
We have tried other serums before but this is by far the one that is most effective and has impressed us the most, with no unwanted side effects. We will definitely get another one.
The BeautyLash eyelash growth booster is fragrance- prostamid- and paraben-free and dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested and we did not have any unwanted side effects.
One bottle lasts up to 6 months.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

LUSH | which came first bath bomb

The LUSH which came first bath bomb is our favourite bath bomb from the easter collection.
We love the way it looks, somehow it reminds us of a colourful summer festival. Also the scent is absolutely wonderful, as it is very citrusy from the grapefruit oil and the sicilian lemon oil and has a slight sweetness.
The bathbomb leaves the skin gently cleansed, nourished and soft and you can use it for more than one bath. When you crack it open you will find a little surprise inside..

Friday, 31 March 2017

Growing concepts

Growing concepts is a company from the Netherlands we have discovered just recently, that presents various plants in the most beautiful and stylish way under glass bells, in jars, glass hangers and light bulbs.
We chose the glass bell with the Pilea and Bolmos.
Under the bell the plants have the perfect climate to grow and become more and more beautiful. In case it gets too big for the glass bell, you can always transfer the plant to a bigger pot and put a new one under the glass bell, the Pilea easily grows spring offs.
The glass dome consists of two parts so you can easily water (once a week) or change the plant or clean the glass dome if necessary.
We love plants and love to have many of them around at our place and the growing concepts products are a wonderful option to present them in a different and unique way.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Theater Basel | Die Unverheiratete (the unmarried)

After Edward II. I am Love the unmarried is the second play by Ewald Palmetshofer at the Theater Basel and just like Edward II we liked the unmarried a lot and found it very impressive and thought provoking.
The way the actors speak, the language, the targeted use of light and music make the strong story even more powerful and the play was captivating from the first minute.
The stage is closed in by walls on both sides and in the back and through the rotating platform in the middle, sometimes there is a glass or even a wall facing the audience.
The story is about a 30 year old woman who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for denouncing a young soldier as a deserter who was then sentenced to death.
The play switches between the past (the trial of the 30 year old woman) and the present, where the same woman has gotten old and her daughter and granddaughter are taking care of her.
Throughout the play we also get an insight into the lives of the daughter and the granddaughter, and how their lives where affected by their mothers/grandmothers past.
There are only female actors in the play and all the male parts are only narrated in the third person.
The topic of how the past influences the presence and how guilt is carried forward to the children and grandchildren is something that is always current and a very difficult question that remains unanswered during the play and leaves it to everyone in the audience to decide for himself.

production: Felicitas Brucker
stage: Viva Schudt
costume: Esther Bialas
music: Patric Catani
video: Jonas Alsleben
light: Cornelius Hunziker
dramatic composition: Constanze Kargl

Pia Händler as THE YOUNG
Katja Jung as THE MIDDLE
Marlen Diekhoff as THE OLD
Carina Braunschmidt as SISTER #1
Cathrin Störmer as SISTER #2
Barbara Horvath as SISTER #3
Franziska Hackl as SISTER #4

© pictures: Simon Hallström