I need your help! Can we agree on putting on Christmas lights and decor this weekend? Don't roll your eyes! :) It's first of advent on Sunday. And for once, I want to be ready.
I use to tell myself every year to start soon, in order to really enjoy Christmas time instead of being stressed out because there are still a hundred things to do before Santa arrives. Usually, I put up the Christmas decoration when it's almost time to pack lights, deer Rudolph and baubles into their home for the rest of the year: A box.
Not so this year! Let's agree to hang the lights and get the baubles out of their box!
Two of my favorite friends have cooperated and created this beautiful and soft video-clip. I love it for the softness, the white, the worn-out floors, more white, the bun, the light, the calm.
Yes, The Selby and Zara are definitely good friends of mine - measured by the time I spend looking through Selby books and Zara stores. A friendship documented over here and here, and also here. Does this look obsessive to you? Well it actually is obsession with both of them. :)
So hello, Zara-Selby cooperation, you are very welcome!
How rad are these office posters by Division of Labor? This week, I could have used the blue one for the office.
Don't you hate receiving copies of emails you really don't care about because the information they contain doesn't interest you, AT ALL. But what's even worse is having a creative topic discussed over email with... let's say... 10 people. Emails just won't stop to come in for the whole day. Creative exchange, one after the other. Back and forth. Back and forth. What happened to good, old brainstorming meetings that require physical presence?
To my annoyance I have to admit that once in a while I turn in and do that myself... :)
Anyways, have a great and warm weekend everyone! Talk to you on Monday, xoxo
Sometimes I think I might go crazy. Easily. After a never-ending train journey yesterday, lots of work, discussions, delays, some strange encounters on said journey (first with the steward who didn't want me to pay in a currency they actually HAVE TO accept and then with a pretty girl from an Eastern European country who was rummaging in her suitcase and almost cried when she saw that the sausages(??) and the roast(???) she was carrying between her clothes in her suitcase, had left their food storage containers and spread the gravy across the entire suitcase), I felt that way.
(Ohhh may I add that before the girl found out about the sauce in her suitcase, she had to pay her train ticket and didn't have enough money. So I offered the missing bit to her. Ohhh and then I gave her my bottle of water because she wanted to go to the toilet to "clean" the roast before putting it back intot he tupperware (!!!)).
I arrived at the station late at night quite frustrated. I opened the car door, sat down in front of the wheel and suddenly had to laugh. A crazy laugh. All became so incredibly funny, absurd and meaningless.
Does that happen to you, dear readers? Sometimes, when you find yourself in a strange situation? Not sure why I am posting this. :)
(the screaming-yawning-bust-still-pretty-Audrey-Hepburn via bushdog)
Did I show you guys our cute Gemma Correll drawing? Last year's Christmas was our first as husband and wife :) and I wanted to give hubby something special. I found Gemma's website and fell in love with her sweet caricatures. Sent in a picture of us and some weeks later a little package arrived in the mail.
We love the funny note - look at how round we are! :)
Corazones, how was your week? I hope you had an inspiring one with lots of good work, nice talk, good coffee, late nights with your love, but still enough sleep... :)
Mine was pretty intense. It went kind of up and down and up and down and up! Lots and lots of chaotic work. Relaxed family meals. Some fighting :). Some creative meetings and even more creative fondue-eating. Some workout. Some late evening walks in the dark. A funny book in the mail from a dear friend (thank you doll!). Reading said book and laughing out loud. Not sleeping but making plans. Deciding that the best plan is no plan. Good news.
And now it's the weekend - Enjoy every single bit of it! Talk to you on Monday, xoxo.
The other day while (hungry and) strolling around Zurich's Niederdorf we found this little and stylish Italian pasticceria/bar/restaurant.
The Neapolitan owners offer just a few pasta dishes and foccaccias during the day and dinner with selected wines at night. We went for an antipasti platter - delicious! But the best part is the pastry counter, full of all the most mouth-watering Italian sweets. Sicilian husband had to eat some cannoli (of course). :)