Posts Tagged ‘London’

KEEPS YOU HEALTHY
MAYBE

Freitag, Juli 30th, 2010

CAUTION!
DO NOT STEP ON THE SNAKES!

Dienstag, Juli 27th, 2010

SOOO TASTY
CHILI LEMONGRASS

Samstag, Juli 24th, 2010

WEED WINS
DAS UNKRAUT SIEGT

Samstag, Juli 17th, 2010

RAUF UND RUNTER
HITHER GREEN – LONDON FIELDS – HITHER GREEN

Samstag, Juni 19th, 2010

Den Satz “ich müsst mal wieder laufen gehen” hatte er durch seine häufige Verwendung, aber nicht Umsetzung, ins Lächerliche gezogen. 4 1/2 Jahre Studium und 2 Jahre Arbeit fordern ihren Tribut. Waschbär und Rollmops haben es sich schon bequem gemacht. Und dann kam es, das Radl! Und fortan radelte er.

Und nun muss ich ne Pause einlegen, weil die Beinchen doch ziemlich arg ziehen und der Muskelkater täglich mitradelte. Ein paar Worte zum täglichen Weg zur Arbeit: die Zeit schwankt bei 40 bis 50 min. Morgens gönne ich mir meist das Boot, um die Themse zu überqueren, abends dann die neue East London Line. Ab und an radel ich den kompletten Weg. Abends bin ich aber meist zu platt.

Und etwas für die Glotzis gibt es auf dem Weg auch wie z.B. die Cutty Sark (wird gerade restauriert), den Greenwich Foot Tunnel/die Themse, die Hochhäuser in Canary Wharf und auch Victoria Park. Und in die Glotzis gibt es auch was – der Straßenstaub und die Abgase sind mitunter doch recht nervig und der Gegenwind ist vor allem nahe der Themse sehr kräftezehrend.

Hackney’s Nager
Hackney’s rodents

Donnerstag, Juni 17th, 2010

Hackney Road

STEP ON HIM
BEFORE HE STEPS ON YOU

Sonntag, Mai 9th, 2010

Die Wahl in GB ist vorbei. Die Entscheidung steht noch nicht fest in welcher Konstellation künftig auf der Insel regiert wird. Fakt ist, dass die jetzige Regierung bald passé sein wird. Scheint als würde der neue Regierungschef jener sein, dem man kurz vor der Wahl noch an der Station in Hither Green übers Gesicht laufen konnte. Die Propaganda hat (leider) nichts genutzt.

THE FOX HUNTING CONTINUES
DIE FUCHSJAGD GEHT WEITER

Samstag, Januar 23rd, 2010

I think I should domesticate a fox, take him to a photo studio and do some real portrait close-ups. Damn phone camera. Well, slightly more successful than last time.

GOOD NIGHT, HACKNEY EMPIRE
LAST COURSE: ALADDIN AND HIP HOP

Dienstag, Januar 19th, 2010

Tragic loss, but no news: Hackney Empire will draw its curtain due to financial difficulties this spring. Nicole and I had the chance to attend the pantomime “Aladdin” and a talent show in that impressive venue within one week. Do not do the same horrible mistake to confuse mime artist and pantomime (see wikipedia), you’ll be served the complete opposite of a German “Pantomime”.

The “Borough Shield” contest turned out to be a hip hop and r’n'b driven Hackney variation of X-Factor (DSDS) that called youngsters from various London boroughs to give their best performance. The most thrilling moment was definitely watching the policemen at the entrance supported by security and metal detectors. Later on during the show, wisdom has been spread amongst the viewers. Flyers informed you about the consequences of knife and gun crime:

“You get five years for carrying a gun and one year for every bullet in the gun.” Anyways, all in all we saw great synchronised dancing, listened to mediocre singing and sat in an impressive atmosphere thanks to the glorious architecture and the crazy audience.

DER BUS
boring!

Samstag, Januar 16th, 2010

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NACHTBUS
NIGHT BUS

Donnerstag, Januar 14th, 2010

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SIZE DOES MATTER
GANGSTA DIARIES

Dienstag, Januar 12th, 2010

A Hackney fairy tale:

Two guys leaning against a car. A good looking, filthy rich graphic designer walks home from work through the park and passes that car. All of a sudden one guy wants to play and blocks the path of that young, successful and aspiring lad.

Standing now face to face the guy realises the difference in size only now and says: “Fuck man, you are taller than me! Where have you been?” The wiser lad does not reply but tries to keep this special moment in a scribble later on.

ES IST KALT
REGENT’S CANAL, HACKNEY

Freitag, Januar 8th, 2010

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ENGLISH TYPESETTING
11. TÜRCHEN

Freitag, Dezember 11th, 2009

FESTIVE HACKNEY
6. TÜRCHEN

Sonntag, Dezember 6th, 2009

Christmas is coming closer and closer, also here in Hackney. Witnessed by the light installation along Broadway Market and Mare Street, a huge reindeer projection and the friendly smiling ceiling decoration in the great Turkish restaurant next door.

A WEEKEND OF BELLY PLEASURE
1. TÜRCHEN

Dienstag, Dezember 1st, 2009

Alright, so this is the plan: since my blog had its hibernation in the summertime, I might try to do some kind of an Advent calendar till Christmas. Let’s see how many windows I can actually open before the next phase of blog silence =) A small note: the windows in the German Advent calendar are called “Türchen” (little doors)

I had my very first Thanksgiving Dinner last weekend. One massive turkey has been sacrificed for about 25 people, mainly from North America, a few from the UK and only 3 from “the Continent” including myself. The belly teasing continued on Sunday evening with a great cheese fondue at Andy’s house and some Swiss mates. All in all a perfect opening of the Christmas season.

3 2 1 POLO!
BERLIN IN LONDON

Sonntag, August 9th, 2009

A few impressions from the bike polo tournament of the 1st August weekend. Chris came with his team and Makk all the way from Berlin to mess with the crème de la polo crème and get a sunburn. Sunburn… This blog will have a break – I go on holidays, sweet, sweet summer holidays. Au revoir!

PICS

ROBO DACKEL
MAKES PEOPLE LAUGH

Samstag, Juli 25th, 2009

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CHEWBACCA AND RUI
AN EXCITING DAY IN THE OFFICE

Mittwoch, Juli 22nd, 2009

How does it come that a lady loses her oyster card on the Gents? Does she change clothes, wig  + moustache everyday at 5pm after work? Anyway Rui, if you read this tell me how you keep up this parallel life and collect your card in our studio. On our way home we stumbled across a mini model of Chewbacca. It is risky to stroke him (her?) because you cannot tell on which side his head is.

PLANNING CLOSED
PLANNING OPEN

Donnerstag, Juli 9th, 2009

As I said in an earlier post I want more blue, more sea this summer. We have eventually decided to get the train to Paris, spend a few days there, rent a car and drive down the Atlantic coast to Bordeaux and then head back to la capitale. Everything’s about to take place between mid and end of August. Michelin tour guide is ordered, planning continues…

Meanwhile some more goodness by Radiohead – Knives Out

SQUIRREL ATTACK
IN KENSINGTON GARDENS

Dienstag, Juni 30th, 2009

Andy and I have been attacked by pigeons and squirrels on our way to the RCA degree show last weekend. I only had my mobile with me, so a few photos might follow after the 1.000.000 other unseen shots that piled up over the last weeks. Anyway, I’ll be in Germany till Sunday (Maddin my schedule is extremly tight, I will give you a ring when I am in Munich). Meanwhile read why I would love to see the Eurasian Red Squirrels slaughtering the Eastern Gray Squirrels.

SIEBENSCHLÄFERTAG
WEISHEITEN

Samstag, Juni 27th, 2009

Wie das Wetter am Siebenschläfer sich verhält, ist es sieben Wochen lang bestellt.

Also heute gab es hier Sonne pur, Wolken, leichten Wind, heftigen Regen und Hagel. Das alles passierte innerhalb weniger Stunden. Es wird also ziemlich spannend diesen Sommer. Unter allen Bauernregeln ist mir diese hier am liebsten:

Stirbt der Bauer schon im Mai, ist das Jahr für ihn vorbei.

NO NEED FOR A NYC SKYLINE
IF YOU HAVE SUCH COLOURS

Donnerstag, Juni 25th, 2009

HUNDELEBEN
DOG’S LIFE

Mittwoch, Juni 24th, 2009

SOME THINGS I’VE SEEN THIS WEEK
ART AND DESIGN

Mittwoch, Juni 24th, 2009

Three little captures from my last days’ stroll. The mosaic seems to be the only non-sexist work.

HACKNEY
THE NEW WESTEND

Samstag, April 18th, 2009

WIPPENDE FÜSSE 7
TAPPING FEET 7

Montag, April 13th, 2009

Wie Sibbl einst sagte: Früüühling! Hier startet er womöglich ein wenig später und kühler durch als in Deutschland, dennoch gilt: Raus aus den muffigen vier Wänden, rein in die Parks und sonstige Freiluftstätten und überall dorthin wo man sich an Wein, Weib und Gesang und Fußball laben kann.

Die Tage werden länger, köstlicher Grillduft liegt in der Luft, Hunde wälzen sich im Kot derselbigen (so gesehen am Regent’s Canal), die Pubs servieren wieder Pimm’s mit Gurke (verzichtbar in dieser Variante) und überhaupt fragt man sich wie man eigentlich die letzten Monate in Nässe, Kälte und Finsternis überwintern konnte. Sei gepriesen, Lenz! Musik mal wieder querbeet:

1 – Georgy Porgy / Toto
2 – Running Up That Hill / Chromatics
3 – My Environments / Eliot Lipp
4 – Two / Mr Cooper
5 – Junimond / Rio Reiser
6 – Flat (Cepia Mix) / Lusine


London Fields Park

MEIN OSTERN
KONTRASTPROGRAMM

Montag, April 13th, 2009


Hochzeitsfeier und Nächtigung im “Horwood House” bei Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire (Sa)


BBQ mit den Jungs aus dem Studio vor dem Studio in Hackney, London (Mo)

G20 SUMMIT
GREAT PHOTOS ON TBP

Sonntag, April 5th, 2009

The Big Picture Blog shows impressive images of the protests in London’s Bank District during this week’s G20 summit. I only read it in the news and spent my days at the printer’s workshop in Banbury, somewhere in the English countryside between Birmingham and London. But that’s another story worth to be mentioned as soon as we got our copies of the Tom Dixon Catalogue.

MR BRICK
HE IS A COOL DUDE (ON OUR HOUSE)

Sonntag, März 29th, 2009