Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
saw recycling meet fashion is the shape of a dress made of bottles (at the Museum of Modern Art)
wore sexy footwear to brave the pebbles lining the beach all the way to the sea
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
La Thérapie de Retail
One more addition to my international series of pictures-of-me-with-shopping bags...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
One More Cheesecake
250g (almond) Cantuccini biscuits, ground
150g melted butter
350g cream cheese (I used one full fat and one light packet of Philadelphia cheese)
500g curd or quark cheese (= Topfen, I used the 10%-fat-variety)
3 table spoons cornflour
grated zest of 1 (organically grown) lemon and 1 lime
seeds of 1 vanilla pod
Grease and line a (24 cm) spring form and preheat your oven to 180°. Blend the ground biscuits with the melted butter and press flat on the bottom of the spring form. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
...and if I had too much money
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My Suspicions Confirmed
When I worked at Coma HQ, people would often drop by to ask my Japanese colleagues to write the Japanese translation of lofty concepts like "love" or "philosophy" on a piece of paper so they could use it as a blueprint for a tatoo. I always joked that they could write anything as nobody would be able to tell the difference anyway and there were probably hundreds of people out there already whose fancy tatoos read "idiot" or "child-molester" without them having the slightest.
Well, I recently found out there is a blog devoted to just such mistranslations. My favourite is the tatoo reading "prepaid public transportation card" - priceless!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Good Mood Shoes
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Ready to Scratch or the Silica Miracle
About a month ago, I was looking for fizzy magnesium tablets at my local DM drugstore. I'm not a fan of dietary supplements at all, but in summer, I sometimes get cramps in the calves at night, which are immediately remedied by taking extra magnesium. Anyway, as I was scanning the shelves, I noticed that they had sorted the supplements according to topics, e.g."pregnancy", "kids", "menopausal", "shiny hair"..."strong nails". Hey, they had onw-brand silica lozenges with cherry flavour. Worth a try for just a little over 1 Euro for a pack of 30. What can I say - not only do they taste really yummy, but they actually work! Never in my life have I had such even and strong nails and should they ever need a testimonial I'd raise my hand.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
- soap and deodorant
- nail scissors
- garments that merficully disguise the least perfect parts of your body rather than draw attention to them.