Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art Basel 2010

The Art Basel 2010 took place two weeks ago and I decided to stay almost the whole week at a friend's place to be able to go to the art fair several times, because it would have been way too much if you wanted to consume it all in one single day plus lots of other little events were also happening during the Art Basel. It is the world's most important art fair for galleries and collectors. This year, the annual reunion of the international artworld attracted more than 62,500 artists, collectors, curators, and art lovers from around the globe, a new record for attendance at the show.

I spent the first day with Nina Egli (designer of Tojours Toi and Family Affairs) and also met Christian Wassmann, who won this year's art award for architecture. The following days I re-visted Art Basel and Art Unlimited several times. Art Basel is the place, where all the galleries from around the globe represent the artworks (mostly paintings, pictures, photographs and small installations) of their artists. Art Unlimited is in another building with a much bigger hall and enough space to show big installations. This time around, there were a lot of video stuff around and I am not that kind of guy, who is patient enough to stand there and watch it. I also went to see the newly-opened gallery Van Horbourg and attended the Acne Paper 10 launch at Basel's best clothing store Set&Sekt. Enough of my words, here are a few impressions of my week in Basel, click on any image to enlarge.

IMG18175 IMG18171 IMG18180
IMG18196 IMG18227 IMG18198
IMG18207 IMG18206 IMG18201
IMG18194 IMG18186 IMG18212
See some more pictures on my Visual Diary and the whole set with all descriptions on my Flickr.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Janglin by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Afternoon Stroll

Eniko Mihalik and Yuri Pleskun photographed by Max Farago for Muse Summer 2010

This editorial styled by Hannes Hetta with pieces by Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and Proenza Schouler, just to name a few, and shot by Max Farago on the countryside creates a beautiful mood of Summer and makes me want to plan something similar with my friends.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bits And Bobs #49

Shirt by Acne, Trousers by Whyred, Straw Hat by ASOS, Shoes by Rachel Comey, Kostume Tote Bag

I really appreciate nice tailored shirts and always loved the neat collar of the shirts by Acne. My straw hat has somewhat become my loyal friend, who's protecting me from the heat of the sun. It is not a secret anymore that Rachel Comey produces some beautiful shoes for men and I finally got my first pair. The leather is buttery soft and these oxfords are definitely worth their praise. I have got quite a large collection of different tote bags and included one of my favourites, that I am using almost every day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Resort 2011

It is the first time this season that I really looked at the resort collections. In contrary to spring or fall collections, resort collections do not really have a specific theme or show a direction for the upcoming season but are just clothes that designers think their customers want. There have been many presentations of resort collections this year compared to last year. Maybe because Anna Wintour wanted it so. But there is a very interesting article about these in-between season collections on The Cut.

Proenza Schouler

Stella McCartney

All pictures via style.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Role Model

Kirsty Hume photographed by Lina Scheynius for Dazed & Confused July 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Whistle For The Choir

Whistle For The Choir by The Fratellis

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thailand 2007

Some old photographs by me from Thailand back in 2007, the year I started photography. See more on my Visual Diary or the entire set on my Flickr.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Zurich Lookbook by Playlust & Ron Orp

Fellow blogger Play, who is from Zurich as well, published her second lookbook from Zurich together with Ron Orp. It's all about „Now-Looks at Wow-Events“ and it looks indeed like a visual diary of the most inreresting events that took place the last couple weeks in Zurich. There are lots of pictures of local people but also some celebrities and some micro-interviews. She also did a little interview with me, which you can find on page 32. Affa is on the cover of the lookbook and view the lookbook online here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Sophie Chabot styled by Ilaria Norsa and photographed by Piotr Niepsuj for PIG February 2009

I am currently staying in Basel until the end of the week for the Art Basel and other little events, so there won't be an outfit entry this week. But I am hoping to take some decent photographs to give you a nice impression of my week full of art and fashion here in Basel.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Animal by Miike Snow

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Margaret Durow

„Through the lens of 20-year-old wisconsin photographer Margaret Durow, the American midwest is a dreamy landscape of rippling lakes and harsh rock faces. Setting her subjects in contrast to these breathtaking backdrops, Durow creates magical images that are at once vast in scope and also deeply personal. She cites the inspiration for her photographs as 'natural light, quiet places, being able to see the horizon and music.' It’s the kinks and the charged lyrics from the song strangers 'this love of life makes me weak at my knees' that really sums up the spirit of her work.“ – Twin Magazine

Found via andaherzt and check out her website.