29.11.12

WURZELBRÜHE

Photo by MATIMUK

Unkompliziert unraffiniert gut.
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IN DEN EINKAUFSKORB
1 kg Schwarzwurzeln
Essigwasser (2 l Wasser + 1-2 EL Essig)
3 EL Butter
1 l Gemüsebrühe
1/4 l Weisswein
1 EL schwarze Sesamsaat
Vanillesalz
1/4 l Sahne


IN DER KÜCHE
Wurzeln gut abbürsten
schälen und in grobe Stücke schneiden
sofort ins Essigwasser damit

Butter langsam im Topf schmelzen
Essigwasser weg
Wurzeln raus und mit der Butter bekannt machen
schön schwenken die beiden
nun Weisswein und Gemüsebrühe dazu
ein paar Stücke raus fischen für später
den Rest weich kochen und fein pürieren

Sahne schlagen
Vanillesalz rein
die festen Wurzeln in Schale geben
mit Suppe aufgiessen
Häubchen und Sesam in welcher Form auch immer


los löffeln!


AUS DER SUPPENKÜCHE MEINES VERTRAUENS
 SuSa
Elisabethmarkt 24
80796 München

26.11.12

A SUNDAY PICNIC

Photos by MATIMUK

After a saturday full of work there was a need for a fine quite sunday. No idea what to do or where to go, just the wish to flee from the pre-Christmas flu. With a basket full of home made things - yeast bun with honey, fresh brewed coffee, quiche, apple juice and little almond-pear-cakes - we set out for the mountains and enjoyed a warm late autumn day.

25.11.12

WEIHNACHTEN MIT ALMA

Photos via 1 ❘ 2 ❘ 3 ❘ 5

Alma sucht und findet das ganze Jahr über die Trüffel unter den ohnehin schon schönen Dingen. So kommt es gerade gelegen, dass sie uns zum nahenden Feste ihre schönsten Funde - für den Liebsten, für die Schwester, für die Mama, für den Bruder, für den Papa … - fein sortiert auf ihrer Weihnachtswunschliste präsentiert. Merci liebste Alma!

Ihre ganz persönlichen Wünsche verrät uns Alma bei Slomo.
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ti.

24.11.12

NORTH VADER


A all time desire: click.
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ma.

23.11.12

FFF

Noch mehr Bildantworten am Freitag - wie immer - bei der lieben Steffi. Habt es gut!
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1. UND JETZT? - Ein Berg Arbeit.

Photo by MATIMUK


2. ERKENNTNIS DER WOCHE? - Nur noch 31 Tage bis Weihnachten.

Photo via THYMES


3. GEFREUT WIE BOLLE? - Über ein entmistetes Küchenregal.

Photo by MATIMUK


4. SCHIEF GEGANGEN? - Dieser Schokoladenkuchen (eigentlich nur die Glasur).

Photo by MATIMUK


5. OHNE GEHT DER TAG NICHT LOS? - Kaffee.

Photo by MATIMUK

22.11.12

BEWEGTBILD

Photo via MAT&MI

Zugegeben, ich bin ein recht kritischer Mensch, gezuckert mit einer feinen Prise Pessimismus. Lob hört man recht selten von mir, aber lasse ich mich einmal dazu hinreissen kommt es von Herzen. Juile von mat & mi hat mich mit ihrem >Herbst< mehr als hingerissen (auch Alma hat es erwischt), Musik und Bild werden eins, Augen und Ohren taumeln im Glück. Klickt man hier glänzen die Sinne, bitte mehr davon - merci Julie!

Noch mehr Bewegtbild findet ihr bei Anne.
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ti.

21.11.12

BRIXTON

Photos via BRIXTON

Nice hats and more for her and him.

20.11.12

LINE 58

Photo via LINIE 58

Vor einiger Zeit im Münchner Schaufenster entdeckt: Tick von Line 58 ist nun in drei Höhen und somit endlich auch als Tisch zum Arbeiten, Essen, Schreiben … zu haben.

LINE 58
THINGS

19.11.12

SLOWLY

Photo by MATIMUK

Days like these are once in a blue moon…
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Cake in bed

18.11.12

CHRISTMAS WITH WSAKE

Photos via WSAKE

Have a look at the unique christmas selection by Wsake a lovely goldsmith (and more) in Bavaria.
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ti.

16.11.12

FFF

Heute mal wieder mit mir: Steffis Frage-Foto-FreitagAus Zeitmangel teilweise mit schönen Dingen lieber anderer Menschen bebildert. Habt es gut!
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1. WEIHNACHTEN? - Ruhe, Familie, Berge und Schnee.

Photo by MATIMUK


2. WAS SOLL JEDER WISSEN? - Fräuleins Genuss- und Glücksgeschäft: Zierrat und Gold.

Photo via NINA STOLTZ


3. EIN EINFACHER DEKO-TIPP? - Die weissen Laternen von Éva.



4. TOLLES GESCHENK? - Mal wieder hier Baden zu gehen.

Photo VIA


5. MACHT DICH SOOO GLÜCKLICH? - Der Mensch dem diese Hände und Füsse gehören.

Photo by MATIMUK

14.11.12

HOUSE PRESENHUBER







Photos VIA

The House Presenhuber is one of our favorite houses. It is the refuge of a gallery owner situated in Vnà (a small village in the Engadin) and surrounded by a amazing mountain landscape. Gabriele Hächler und Andresas Fuhrimann are the architects and they really understand it to work with sculptural shapes in concrete and wood. They mostly work with plywood that normally is used to protect and transport artworks. The appearance inside (and outside) is incredible beautiful.

13.11.12

EFTERKLANG


Happiness, goose flesh, a bright face…..whatever you want.

EFTERKLANG

12.11.12

GOLDEN TIMES


Photos by MATIMUK


November days
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Munich 

8.11.12

THE WHITE BOX HOUSE


It is a real pleasure for us to share a little interview with you we did with Fati, Alexnadre and Adelino -  the owner of The White Box House.

The White Box House is a wonderful guesthouse in the heart of Porto. We have been there on our summer trip this year. We are still swarming about the house with its warm atmosphere, the well selected furniture, the design objects, the high rooms and the simplicity and beauty of the whole composition. And not to forget the breakfast. Served very personal in the lovely kitchen of the house with home made jam and a delicious apple pie made by Fati (she is so sweet)

A stay in The White Box House is a very personal and pure experience, you can feel the passion and the love of three young people who are living for their true dream.






















Photos via THE WHITE BOX HOUSE


FATI, ALEXANDRE AND ADELINO SINCE WHEN AND FROM WHERE DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER? 
Oh!.. We met each other so many years ago. We forgot when! Before The White Box House we did a lot of small "projects" together: travels, travels, travels... This allowed to learn a lot of things and to know each other deeply, crucial to this big "travel".


WHICH WAS/IS YOUR MAIN PROFESSION RESPECTIVELY BESIDE WORKING IN THE WHITE BOX HOUSE?
The White Box House team is a mix of law, computer science and chemistry. Something difficult to explain, but maybe something very closed to a big EXPLOSION! On the other hand, we have the same pleasure in independent travels and the same interests in architecture, minimalist design, vintage furniture and upcycling pieces, photography, music and so on.


HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA TO DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL LIKE YOUR HOSTEL?
When low cost companies started to flight to Porto Airport, we intensified our travels and our stay in hostels and guesthouses and at same time Porto became a more visited city. So we decided to open a guesthouse to receive people as if it was our home. As Porto has so nice old houses most of them abandoned, it was, without doubt, our start point: to find an old charming house with garden and well placed. In order to renovated it, preserving the original characteristics and adapting to the contemporary comfort needs, having as final purpose to provide to the guests the ideal atmosphere for a perfect stay and where they can live some of the local culture without losing the feeling of being at home.

After hard search, work and burocracy we got a building from the beginning of the 20th century, with wooden floors, granite, portuguese tiles, a garden in the most busy pedestrian street of Porto. Meanwhile, the building was carefully restored by the architects of the Atelier da Bouça (Filipa Guerreiro e Tiago Correia Arquitectos).


IS THERE ANY HISTORY ABOUT THE OLD HOUSE?
The White Box House is a typical Oporto house belonged to a rich family owner of several houses in the area and when the parents died, the two daughters divided the original building in two. Now is possible to see the symetric buildings, one renewed and the other a bit degradated. When we bought our part, it was a vandalized and already closed cyber cafe. Before that, it was a cultural association, and before a school. The two lower levels, during many years, were rented to a Portuguese lady, always dressed with an Indian sari that runned there a shop with some esoteric pieces and to his husband that used to fix electric equipment. It's impossible to describe what we found there...many years of stuff.


WHAT WAS THE WORST MOMENT DURING THE RESTORATION OF THE HOUSE?
Difficult to answer... We 've erased all the long process of our brains!


WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?
YES! Maybe because we've erased all the process before opening!


TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT THE NAME: THE WHITE BOX HOUSE.
At a moment we had a big list of names. When it was the legal deadline to give a name we remembered the ceramic white boxes left in the basement, used by the eletrician.


HOW DID IT COME TO THE COLLABORATION WITH  THE ARCHITECTS FILIPA GUERREIRO AND TIAGO CORREIA OF ATELIER DA BOUÇA?
We made a selection of architects, having in mind three conditions: we must be identified with its previous work, they must be opened enough to accept some extra ideas and they must not be our friends. We decided for Filipa Guerreiro and Tiago Correia of Atelier da Bouça. And now we are friends.


WAS IT POSSIBLE TO BRING YOUR OWN IDEAS (E.G. MATERIALS) OR DID YOU JUST TRUST THE ARCHITECTS?
Of course with told all the requirements to bring our idea up and we follow all the process, adjusting some things when needed. But in general we trusted, of course.


THERE ARE WONDERFUL AND VERY WELL SELECTED FURNITURE, LAMPS AND OTHER FINE THINGS IN YOUR HOSTEL (EVERYTHING THERE IS ON THE RIGHT PLACE, NOT TOO MUCH AND NOT TOO LITTLE) - ARE THIS PROPOSALS OF FILIPA AND TIAGO OR YOUR OWN IDEAS? 
Great - that you like, because the interior design was decided by us. It was a difficult, but challenging, process. We are lovers, but amateurs in this area, so we did everything with much care and passion, as if it was for our place. Finally, it seems that we please some people, which is rewarding. We had already a proposal of a guest to buy most of the furniture in the living room.



YOUR ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING ROOM IN THE ENTRANCE FLOOR - THE ROOM IS EMPTY AND WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS - WHAT WILL HAPPEN THERE IN FUTURE, DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS? 
Another "travel"... We are studying a new project to complement the guesthouse and dynamise the extra space. The idea is a coffee/shop/restaurant/boutique/gallery, a multi purpose space directed not only to the guests, but also to the public in general. Let see what will happen...



JUST A LAST QUESTION - WHAT IS FOR EACH OF YOU THE FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
Room 6 is The White Box House face, but all of us prefer room 5, because of its romantic balcony and sobriety.



During our stay The White Box House has been awarded by Respect for Architecturecongratulations and again and again: dear Fati, Alexandre and Aelino thank you for the unforgettable time in your house and the little interview with us. We are looking forward to see you in Porto again very soon. 


7.11.12

ZU GAST BEI

Photos by MATIMUK

Die wunderbare Julia von philuko war >Zu Gast bei< mir. Sieben Fragen stellte sie mir, sieben Antworten und Bilder bekam sie von mir. Euch viel Vergnügen beim lesen. Und Dir liebe Julia ein herzliches Dankeschön, es war mir eine Freude.
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