Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

On going bald...

Yule Brynner

Mark Strong

Pablo Picasso

Like most men, I fear going bald. Lucky for me baldness does not run in the family. However, if I ever do lose my hair, I hope to lose it as well as the gentlemen above. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Martin Miller's

I love the U.K. for many different reasons: cadbury chocolates, fred perry, david bowie and gin. I have already spoken of my love of Hendricks Gin. But this week I have a new favorite, Martin Miller's. A delicious gin, distilled in England and blended in Iceland with their spring water. Slice of lime, Schwepps Tonic and Martin Miller's = perfection.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Daniel Kruger at Sienna Patti Gallery

Over the past weekend my wife and I attended Daniel Kruger's exhibition and lecture at Sienna Patti Gallery. It was great to see Daniel and hear about the process behind his work. Daniel spoke of his upbringing in South Africa, his fondness of color and the methods used to construct his jewelry.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Craft & Bling Bling - Fake

Vernissage                                                                                                Magazine launch + Apéro
Thursday 05.06.,                                                                                        Monday 16.06.,
7–10 PM                                                                                                    5–10 PM

Depot Basel and Current Obsession, contemporary jewellery magazine, present a collaborative curatorial effort in the context of Depot Basel’s ongoing exhibition series ‘CRAFT &...’. For CRAFT & BLING BLING FAKE they commissioned work by twelve 
jewellery makers reflecting on the subject of FAKE from standpoints of jewellery history, their own work mediums or contemporary art and society. Work by Manfred Nisslmüller, Suska Mackert, Johanna Dahm and Cloe Floirat accompany the exhibition. The exhibition becomes a feature in the #3 FAKE issue of the Current Obsession magazine accompanied by Thomas Albdorf‘s photographs. 

Adam Grinovich, Barbara Schrobenhauser, Edgar Mosa, Florian Milker, 
Florian Weichsberger, He Jing, Julia Walter, Kevin Hughes, Mallory 
Weston, Philipp Eberle, Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav, Sophie Hanagarth 

We are not a fair, nor a festival. 
Not a museum, a showroom or a gallery. 
We are a temporary place for contemporary design, 
only with the best intentions. 


4056 BASEL

Opening times during Art Basel
17 – 22 June
11 – 6 PM

General opening times
Friday, Saturday,  2 PM – 7 PM
Sunday 2 PM – 6 PM

Monday, January 6, 2014

A very cool Christmas present

Yesterday a good friend gave me some of his old marine apparel. Coolest of all are his marine ribbons. The ribbons, six in all, slide onto a steel frame with four tie tacks. The top three from left to right, USMC Expedition, Good Conduct and Presidential Unit Citation. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Living Treasure

Living Treasure: Three Schools Project, published by Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, 
designed and edited by Hiroshi Sako and Fumie Sasaki, printed by Leaf ltd.

The book Living Treasure was given as a gift and I was very happy to recieve it. The book documents the collaboration between three collegial jewelry programs, Akademie Bildenden Kunste, Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry and Royal College of Art. From each program three students were selected to participate in the collaboration. The book profiles each student with a portrait and photographs of his or her work. It also has photographs of events and exhibitions that took place during the collaboration. Presented beautifully the cover is in rich grey, the name of each student embossed and the title standing out in gold leaf. Inside portrait photographs are in black and white while the photographs of the work are in color.