built this sphere from 0.8mm sheet of lasercut plywood last semester
Finally finished to refurbish and renovate the tiny chamber next to my room in our old house. Now I could furnish it and store my stuff there. I hope it’ll turn into some kind of humble material library and collection of models and bits and pieces. There is already plenty of stuff, tools, materials and samples that I have been collecting up until now. I prefer to have them around then stuffed into boxes somewhere. Have them in reach when I need them, looking for new ideas. My micro Eames office, right here ready to be used for inspiration.
This is what it looks like, when paradise turns into hell, from one day to the other. We just fell victim to some rather uncozy fires burning down everything that is not stone. Luckily the three houses on the hill side, of which one is ours, had a whole bunch if luck. Everything around them is burned, black, dead ground. The walls remained even white! Everybody is happy to have overcome the last 48 hours….
Enjoying life big time on Andros right now with a group of 13 friends in an amazing house with an even more amazing view on the ocean. Wow. We are a bunch of privileged kids right there! But we do appreciate it!
I just came back from a tremendous motorcycle trip with my father. Being only three days it was packed with great new impressions and amazing panoramic views from mountain tops and winding mountain passes.
We drove down to Italy, to the great Lago Maggiore, passed by the thermal baths of Leukerbad on the way, stood overnight in an old bishops castel and ate under 300-year-old pine trees and in rooms with 6-meter-high ceilings painted in colourful patterns and frescos.
Via the Simplon Pass we went back up north, touring towards the famous town of Zermatt, a black hole for tourism, literally consisting solely of hotels, one next to the other.
We took the tram up to the Gornergrat, 3000 meters up high with the most incredible view over and panorama of the alps I had never seen before in my life. Impressive and massive, the glaciers and the striking shape of the Matterhorn lined up against a backdrop of infinite sky and horizon.
Back in good old Cologne for a bunch of days hanging with the folks
Yesterday a pal of mine called Jo and me took our bikes and went for an extended day trip along lake geneva towards the west. The weather was great, the sun high up and no clouds around. Cycling up and down the hilly slopes, diving into the cold blue of the giant lake here and there it was one refreshing and sportive passtime. Having a break in a tiny port while watching regattas and people waterskiing against this amazing backdrop of the snow white giant Mont Blanc peeping out from behind the other forested green mountains at the other side of the lake is - to sum it up: indescribable.
We found some really nice hidden spots by the lake, pittoresque villages and gigantic private lawns measuring more than a kilometer of private garden along the lake’s side. In this “garden” as we saw then they would not only play tennis on their private court but play a nice little game of horse polo!!! Sure, I mean - normal.
I will need to design a lot of chairs to play horse polo on my lawn one day…..
Soon I will upload some more snapshots from this trip. Jo took his analog camera along, so you’ll soon see more skilled shot on his blog: